Anyone But Rich by Penelope Bloom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Penelope Bloom delivers the romance and wit as much as in the Objects of Attraction series
I loved Penelope Bloom’s raunchy wit in the Objects of Attraction series. I still plan to read more of those books. She continues in that same vein in this series. She has Hero in this book, Rich King, as more of a straight laced guy. However, Rich has a twin brother Cade who is quite a bit more immature than him and he is the one that cracks a lot of the jokes. So it fits in with his character perfectly. I was laughing out loud throughout the book.
Kira Summerland is a school teacher that has a history with Rich. She knew him in high school and had a crush on him, but dated his younger brother Nick. Rich did something that screwed her over and she has hated him ever since, but all three Kings moved away, and Kira along with her two friends made a pact to never date a King again. So when the King brothers return to town to put their Company Headquarters nearby and Rich pursues her, the pact becomes a problem.
Kira and her two friends are also hilarious. They meet and talk about the funniest things. Her friend Iris is a police officer and she also provides quite a bit of comic relief. Penelope Bloom is great at developing supporting characters as well as the main characters.
“I walked into Bradley’s with a stereo I’d borrowed from school over my head. It wasn’t technically a boom box, but I hoped my friends would get the reference anyway. The CD player also didn’t work, so I had to awkwardly wait in my car until a half-decent apology song came on the radio and then rush in with the thing held up high.
Everybody stopped talking and turned to look at me as I came walking in slowly, eyes locked on the table where Iris and Miranda were watching with wide-eyed horror.”
Cade and Nick King returned to town along with Rich in part because they had some unfinished business with kira’s friends, Iris and Miranda but those relationships will be the next books in the series. I happen to like this humor and I can’t wait to read more.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with and ARC in exchange for an honest review.