My Coyote Ugly Life by Jessica Spoon
Series: My Life #1
Published by Self-published on September 26th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This book details mature subject matter such as coarse language and sexual situations. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. “How on earth do I get myself in these situations? I swear it’s like a never ending bad dream. One of all my mistakes that continuously bite me in my size ten ass.” Azaria ‘Ree’ Gable had her one experience with heartbreak and that was enough for her. She’s perfectly satisfied with her ‘One Month Rule’ and doesn’t need her life changing anytime soon. When circumstances take her back home, she learns things have changed… A lot… First and foremost being with the complete and astonishing overhaul and revamp of the Belton Police Department, where apparently the application was changed to state ‘Ugly Men Need Not Apply’ and the only requirement is ‘How Well Do You Look In This Uniform?’ Ree unexpectedly catches the eye of the new ‘gina-quiver inducing Chief of Police Grayson Cole, which starts an endless game of cat and mouse. Will Ree let go of her misconceptions about relationships and allow Grayson to show her how beautiful life can really be?
If you are looking for a funny book with a quirky heroine, a hot hero in uniform, and a town full of funny but nosy neighbors then this is the book for you. I was in a total book funk after having the week from hell when a friend of mine whose taste in books I trust recommended this to me. If she was in front of me I’d hug her cause this book totally got me out from under a black cloud of book funk doom and brought me into a world of sunshine and snarky fun.
The book starts off with our heroine, Azaria Gable – AKA Ree, waking up with a stranger after a one night stand and attempting to sneak out before the guy wakes up. Yep, a one night stand and no sweet virgin h’s to be seen anywhere. How freaking refreshing. Ree is a normal woman, has a great family, doesn’t have some deep dark secret that makes her the way she is and is totally comfortable in her own skin. She has a rule that she never dates a guy more than a month. She had her heart broke once and never wants to suffer through that again.
“I meet men, sleep with them and usually don’t ever have to see them again. Every once in a great while one will take my fancy and I’ll hold onto him for a bit longer.
It works for me. I’m happy with my life and don’t see it changing.”
Ree’s Mom has recently suffered a stroke and since Ree works from home and is the only child without a spouse or kids she is moving back to her hometown to help out. Ree is from Belton, Iowa and we learn she is the beloved town wild child. Ree discovers the town has changed a bit, the biggest change being the entire police department is now staffed with amazingly hot men, and the new Chief is the hottest of them all and he’s someone who she has a little history with.
How did it go from Chief Herby and his band of Keystone Cop Rejects to the Special Forces Sex Squad?
Chief Grayson Cole is tall, dark, and handsome and has heartbreak written all over him. Ree is bound and determined not to be his next victim and Grayson is bound and determined that she will be his – period. Ree knows she is in trouble and runs as fast as she can the other way.
“Well. I’m totally screwed,” I mumble to myself. “Why’s that?’ he asks. I look at him to see him smiling. “A tattoo that fucking sexy. Special Forces. Chief of Police. You’re a fucking panty melting trifecta.” I shake my head at him.
Add in the entire town watching this from the sidelines and even placing bets on the outcome plus a crazy stalker with Ree in his sights, and you end up with a hilariously good time.
Most of this book is from Ree’s POV which is a great thing. Ree is LOL and spew your drink across the table funny. Grayson’s willingness to take on her brand of quirky makes him even more endearing. I found a few small issues with the book, but mainly that was because I notice things most don’t. For instance, Ree moves back to town to help her ailing mother. Her Mom then proceeds to help her unpack, cooks amazing amounts of food for the masses, and seems to be involved in everything. I’m thinking the author maybe should have found another reason to get Ree back to her hometown or she should have followed through on the sick Mom who needs help theme. There were a few editing issues too, but nothing that jumped me out of the story. The stalker thing seemed like it was just thrown in there, and wasn’t really explored as well as it could have been. Truly though, I laughed and giggled so much while reading this book, I’m willing to overlook the few issues I found.
Rating: 4 Snark Loving Stars
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