Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Down for the Count by Christine Bell

Title: Down For The Count
Author: Christine Bell
Published: October 1st 2012
Source: Purchased
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Truth or dare…

When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved by her best friend’s older brother—childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?

…or TKO?

Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of reach—and out of his mind—once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.

My Thoughts:

Well, well, well... a husband gets caught with the bridesmaid of his brand new wife? Not surprised, because, yeah, he's an idiot who doesn't think of anyone but himself. That's basically what Galen told Lacey awhile ago about him. At least he's there to rescue her from the disaster, even if Lacey hates that he warned her and she didn't listen to him.

And where better to go than the honeymoon you were supposed to go on with your jerk of a husband? I'd have done the same thing honestly: Escape and take advantage of a nice vacation. For Lacey, things are a million times better being with Galen, as a friend and more. It's easier, and not forced, just happening because they're letting it happen. But, of course, some people don't care about Lacey being happy and try to throw a wrench in those plans.

Down for the Count was pretty awesome. I loved the relationship between Lacey and Galen, a little distant at first, but as it progressed it got so amazing. I am very interested in seeing what Christine Bell has in store--including more with Lacey and Galen in Down the Aisle!

My Rating:


  1. I really enjoyed this one too! It was so much fun. I didn't realize there was a novella! oh my word. Gonna have to grab that up before book 3 comes out. Thanks Jessica!

    1. I just discovered it when I was writing up my review! So excited. :D You're welcome!!

  2. This one sounds so funny. I couldn't think of a worse situation than catching your husband with someone else on your wedding day.

    1. Right? And the author handles it well, with some pretty hilarious commentary.

  3. Ugh. This one might piss me off too bad.


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