Totally Folked by Penny Reid

July 20, 2021 Blitz, Book Review 0 ★★★★½

Totally Folked by Penny Reidfour-half-stars
Totally Folked by Penny Reid
Series: Good Folk: Modern Folktales #1
Published by Cipher-Naught on July 20th 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 489
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One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee...
Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when getting laid starts to feel more like being waylaid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real?
Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.
When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.
TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Totally Folked an all-new small town romantic comedy filled with humor and heart from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

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By SparklesDid I love Jackson James before this book? No, I didn’t. I mean, in the beginning of the Winston Brothers series he comes off as a freaking jerk. But, with each book we got to know him better, I started disliking him less and less. Eventually, he graduated to a somewhat-nice-but-sometimes-still-a-bit-annoying side character.

Do I love Jackson now after reading Totally Folked? You bet your sweet cheeks I do! Sigh, he was SO old-school gentlemanly I just wanted to hug him forever.

Raquel… I loved her too. But, I have a thing with the name Raquel. Isn’t it totally ridiculous and absurd when you, with no reason whatsoever, hate a name? Well, that’s how I feel about the name Raquel.

Also, I have this other thing where when a character in a book is a celebrity and they let their employees mistreat them, and for the sake of fame they do all this stuff they don’t really want to do… it just drives me mental.

Now we’ll add to the pet peeves list miscommunication as the main issue between our couple and, well… you probably won’t believe me when I say this but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

In true Penny Reid form, she immersed me in her world and took me on a journey of self-discovery along with Jackson and Raquel. Watching these two grow and learn to be together but also get to know themselves as individuals as well as part of a couple was truly amazing.

There’s not much intrigue or action in this story, and I think it’s safe to call it a slow burn, but the chemistry between these two is out of this world. The humor and overall weirdness always present in Ms. Reid’s books makes me feel like I’m with my people.

Totally Folked was such a cute, sweet romance that it kept a smile on my face practically the whole time. My one and only complaint would be the epilogue was waaaaaaaay too short, like… could it even be called an epilogue??? But then… we get to read Hank’s story next and Charlotte being the h? oooohhh… I. Can’t. Freaking. Wait!!!

Rating: 4.5 “haughtily sniffing at that “epilogue”” Stars




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Meet Penny Reid Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Don't let her sparkles fool you, give her an Epic Epilogue or she'll take you down with her ninja moves...

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