A spicy contemporary rom-com set in the town of Knockemout from bestselling author and TikTok sensation, Lucy Score
Bearded, bad-boy barber Knox prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Unless you count his basset hound, Waylon. Knox doesn't tolerate drama, even when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.
Naomi wasn't just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin to Knockemout, Virginia, a rough-around-the-edges town where disputes are settled the old-fashioned way . . . with fists and beer. Usually in that order.
Too bad for Naomi her evil twin hasn't changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi's car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The niece Naomi didn't know she had. Now she's stuck in town with no car, no job, no plan, and no home with an 11-year-old going on thirty to take care of.
There's a reason Knox doesn't do complications or high-maintenance women, especially not the romantic ones. But since Naomi's life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help her out of her jam. And just as soon as she stops getting into new trouble he can leave her alone and get back to his peaceful, solitary life.
At least, that's the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.
It's got every single thing I love in a romance book: a gruff/grumpy bad boy who says he doesn't want love, but his actions dictate otherwise, a hopeless romantic heroine that all readers want to befriend, a small town with charm but one that doesn't skimp on the gossip, and a sweet budding romance that readers root for - Elles Book Blog
I loved the subtlety and the transformation of the broken hero - and broken heroine - and the growth in intimacy was so very satisfying. These two opposites attract in the best of ways, and their chemistry was both smokin' hot and seriously swoony - Jeeves Reads Romance
I laughed. I cried. I laughed while I cried, and I definitely blushed, and it was the best, most delicious emotional ride! Knox and Naomi's story is an epic, spectacular read - Book Addict
This book is addictive reading with its lovely, kind heroine in Naomi and the combative grump with a heart of gold in Knox. With hot times, wit and banter, a wonderful cast of characters, brother duking it out over anything, a talented, blossoming pre-teen and a growing problem, and you have a wonderful read which goes straight onto my reread shelf - Love Shack Romance
There's that moment when you finish a really incredible book when you just have to take a second to take a deep breath and absorb all your feelings because it was so tremendously good and you can't voice all the good it made you feel. You feel it in your soul. That's what Things We Never Got Over did for me - About That Story
The small-town characters were plentiful and colourful! This well-written story made me laugh, as well as pulled at my heartstrings with its excellent plot. Fabulous read! - Reading, Willing & Able
Lucy is a master at creating characters so real, lovable, and funny - Read.Mom.Repeat
It's a long story, you gotta take your time to get involved with all these characters, see the relationships develop and grow, you get ALLLL THE LITTLE MOMENTS that would make you GUSH AND SWOON - Liber Lady
Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and national bestselling author. Small-town contemporary romcoms are her lady jam, and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after. Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort-laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat. In her spare time, she enjoys sleeping, drinking dirty martinis, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.