Series: Southern Gentlemen #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Hissy Fit, Lord Have Mercy
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Chalk Dirty to Me, Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster
There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.
He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.
At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.
Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.
It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.
How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?
Croft doesn’t know what happened.
One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.
No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.
At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.
The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.
But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.
That’s his plan, anyway.
Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.
I’m bummed that Quit Bein’ Ugly is the last book in the Southern Gentleman series because I have LOVED this series. But, like the previous 2 books in this series, this was a great read!
First, let me say that if I were Carmichael, I would have said something or asked about the other women without waiting 6 months. Seriously! Maybe its because I’m getting old and I can no longer tolerate the miscommunication angle. Either way, I wanted to knock their heads together! And how could he NOT get it?! Young idiots!
Now, once they get past this (freaking MONTHS later), this is a classic LLV couple-they compliment each other and they both love hard. One thing I always love about LLV books is that the couple, once established, is strong! Croft was kind of clueless at times, which was both endearing and aggravating. Carmichael is strong, driven, and smart, which is always appreciated in a heroine.
If you like a slower burn, brother’s best friend romance with some laughs and plenty of steam, Quit Bein’ Ugly is a great pick. While you don’t have to read the previous 2 books, I highly recommend both!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: siblings best friend
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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