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Summary

Rex “TW” McMurtry’s perpetual singlehood wouldn’t bother him so much if all his ex-girlfriends didn’t keep marrying the very next person they dated, especially when so many of those grooms are his closest friends. He may be a pro-football defensive end for the Chicago Squalls, but the press only wants to talk about how he’s always a groomsman and never a groom. Rex is sick of being the guy before the husband, and he’s most definitely sick of being the best man at all their weddings.

Bartender Abigail McNerny is the gal-pal, the wing-woman, the she-BFF. She’s dated. Once. And once was more than enough. Privy to all the sad stories of her customers, "contentment over commitment" is her motto, and Abby is convinced no one on earth could ever entice her into a romantic relationship...except that one guy she’s loved since preschool.

The guy who just walked into her bar.

The guy who doesn’t recognize her.

The guy who is drunk and needs a ride home.

The guy who has a proposition she should definitely refuse.

©2021 Cipher-Naught (P)2022 Cipher-Naught

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Hail to the King

Loved it. Joy Nash does a super job bringing Rex and Abby alive. Mind you, they wouldn't have been so vibrant without the skill of Ms Reid - funny, tender and by turns poignant and sexy. Really enjoyed the character development- my only extra wish would be if it was dual POV. Highly recommend 👌

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  • V. Szupiany
  • 11-05-22

Penny Reid + Joy Nash = magic

I've read many Penny Reid books, I even read this one when it first came out. I've also listened to several books narrated by Joy Nash, but this one is the best. Joy nails Abby perfectly and her male voices are husky and not distracting. This one is her best narration yet! I loved Aunt Sal when I read it the first time but Joy brought her to life and I laughed out loud. 10/10

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  • BShuman
  • 07-06-22

I love Penny Reid!

I fell in love with Penny Reid’s writing in her Knitting in the City series and the Winston Brothers. Homecoming King was just as good… with a sweet tie back to Knitting in the City. I cannot wait until December when the Drama King is released! And Joy Nash is once again fantastic!

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  • Elizabeth Sullivan
  • 09-05-22

Another wonderful book from Penny Reid

I have been waiting for this to come out in audiobook form and I was not disappointed. Abby and Rex are amazing. I just loved them both so much. Joy Nash (as always) is perfection as the voice artist.

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  • Kathy Zahn
  • 01-07-22

LOL

any book that makes me laugh out loud I'll listen or read twice. this was a great listen and left wanting more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-22

Great

One of the better rom-coms I’ve read in a while! Funny, adults who act like adults and resolve their problems without behaving like stupid teenagers. Likable main characters. Well developed relationship. Very enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-22

A well derived 5 star rating!

I enjoyed the story line, romance and all the characters but the narrator was the cherry on top! I don't want to give anything away but can say that I could not stop listening to the book!

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  • CaribeLady
  • 21-06-22

Joy brought to life Abi and Rex

this book is narrated masterfully. the story is great made grater by this incredible artist. loved it.

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  • Colleen
  • 18-06-22

delicious

While Penny Reid is my favorite fun author of RC for so many reasons, when Joy Nash narrates the story becomes a live adventure of people enjoying life. This, for me, was absolutely a delightful story.

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  • T
  • 09-06-22

Didn’t quite succeed

This book is amusing and light and extremely American (not necessarily a compliment).

I lolled a lot, but ultimately felt the relationship wasn’t fleshed out enough. I liked the depiction of a busy celebrity career, but the characters were hardly together. The marriage was a nice tether, but the MFC treated it pretty cavalierly. The intimacy was HOT but needlessly frustrated over and over. And the MMC had a great voice, but remained a mystery (the author used non-communication as a plot device 🙄). Also the couple NEVER prioritized the relationship, that is unforgivable.

You know what? The story was actually about the MFCs neurosis. Which we listened to endlessly in her internal monologue. She had so many hang ups, and fanatical obsessions, and self esteem issues, and weirdly counter intuitive impulses, it made everything slooooooow.

In the beginning I was like: calm down, no one can like a veritable stranger that much. By the end: oh ffs stop it already! Stop self-sabotaging. Do you even want the guy?

Unexpected like: the idea of a GIGANTIC man, Penny Reid really hit that visual home.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-22

Another hit!

Penny Reid does it again. Love her storytelling and characters, worth the listen for sure!