Thursday 20 February 2020

Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin #BlogTour #Review

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Rock Bottom by Emily Goodwin
Release Date: February 17th
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Rock Bottom, a standalone romance in the Dawson Family Series featuring Dean Dawson by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Emily Goodwin.
Rory’s life is a mess. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, let go from her job, and losing her apartment, she takes a chance on a new job in a new town. Things can’t get any worse, right?
When the foundation of Dean Dawson’s life crumbles to pieces at his feet, he swears off relationships of any kind and goes back to a life of bachelorhood, loving and leaving different women every night.
After dodging what could possibly be the world’s worst blind date, Rory finds herself face to face with Dean—a temptation she knows she should avoid. It’s just one night, and there’s no harm in having a little fun.
Wrong again.
They say when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up, but nothing is ever that simple.

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“Must be nice to have family members who own a bar and a bakery.” I inch a little closer. “My brother owns his own vet clinic. I get a family discount on wormer.” Dean laughs, and it rumbles right through me. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a laugh I can describe as sexy before, but everything about this man is turning me on. “It is nice getting free food and drinks.” “I bet. Though I’d probably weigh five hundred pounds after a month of all that free food.” Dean grabs a menu and hands it to me. “The house pretzel with cheese is better than the fries.” “That does sound good. It’s not too late to order food?” He shakes his head. “The kitchen is open until ten.” “Good. I feel bad when it’s way too close to closing time.” “That’s very considerate of you.” “I worked in retail in college.” I give the menu one more glance and decide on the soft pretzel and cheese. “It was irritating when people came in right before closing.” “I try not to go anywhere if it’s within fifteen minutes of closing, unless it’s my sister-in-law’s bakery. Then I’ll go in a minute before and order whatever takes the longest to make.” I laugh and meet his eyes, feeling another rush of heat go through me. “I’m kidding,” he says. “And she’d probably tell me to get the fuck out anyway.” “Oh, I would too.” “So…where did you go to college?” Shit. I have no idea of the names of any Canadian colleges. “The, uh, Central University of…of…” Canada is divided into territories, right? “…of the Northern Territory.” “Never heard of it,” he says right as I realize my so-called college would be abbreviated to CUNT. Oh my fucking gosh. If I were to drop dead right now, the universe would probably be doing me a favor. “It’s a small school. Private too. And girls only.” Just pick up the shovel, Rory, you’re doing a good job digging yourself a hole to crawl in. “Do you come here often?” I blurt, needing to change the subject. “If I say yes it makes me sound pathetic, but since my brothers own the place, we all come here to hang out.” I smile. “It’s nice you like being with your brothers.” “They can be assholes, but for the most part, they’re good guys,” he laughs. “And the free food and drinks don’t hurt.” I feel my phone vibrating with a text. “Excuse me,” I say as I dig it out of my little purse. It’s Lennon, reminding me not to leave my drink on the bar when I turn away. “That wouldn’t be your boyfriend, would it?” Dean asks, doing a good job of looking not too interested as he makes sure I’m single. “No, it’s my cousin.” I quickly reply that I’m always careful and put my phone back done. “And I’m guessing you don’t have one either?” “A boyfriend?” Dean gives me a smartass smirk. “Not at the moment.” He finishes his drink and moves his stool a little closer when a new song comes on, base loudly thumping around us.
My Review: 
Rock bottom had me giggling like a crazy person. You know the types. The girl with the book and nobody knows why she’s laughing.

I love the Dawson family series. Dean isn’t looking for love. He’s been married and it didn’t work out. Rory has lost her job, boyfriend and home. Welcome to rock bottom. Neither are dwelling on their misfortune but both are trying to prevent past mistakes.

When Rory finds herself in Dawson territory she doesn’t realise how much this family will infiltrate into her life. Dean was supposed to be a one night stand. Fake name. Fake address. The problem is what if one night isn’t enough in more ways that one? Can Rory survive the Dawson family?

I’m a huge fan of this author and series. Highly recommended.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

About Emily:
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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