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REVIEW: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

Author: Lucy Score

Genre: Romance, Sports

Publication Date: March 18, 2019

“You may be faking the relationship, but you’re not faking the orgasms.”

Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn’t wait to escape twenty years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year.

Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students?

Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy. When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship.

Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it?

Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this funny story It was well written and would definitely recommend I always enjoy a rom com with a sassy female lead and I hope I never have a reason to end up working in my old high school lol


Great Read

Absolutely loved this little gem, although I could have throttled Marley at the end. What on earth was she even questioning!!!! The answer is always Jake!!! Best friend Vicky has me in fits of giggles. Gotta love the over worked mum with an alcoholic hip flask.


One of my go too's are Rom Coms, nothing better then a funny read. This is my first read from Lucy Score and differently won't be my last. This is a story about Marley and Jake, Marley hit rock bottom and went back to her home town homeless, broke and single. Jake a history teacher is starting to realize hook ups and dating isn't cutting it anymore, he looking for something more. If your looking for a funny easy to read story check this one out.


Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Had me hooked and in stitches. I loved Marleys character, she showed that it's okay not to have everything figured out. Definitely keeping my eyes peeled for more by this Author


Lucy Score definitely knows how to write a good ROMCOM. And this one was one that I would recommend to be read. The characters were well written, and they were ones that are relatable. Their story was one that made you just root for them to have their HEA. The characters and the story was what made this book easy to read, and that's a good thing because this book is not a short one. If your looking for a ROMCOM that will have you swooning over the male character and cheering on the female character, I would recommend grabbing Rock Bottom Girl and give it a try.


Rock Bottom Girl is a rom-com that truly made me laugh. Marley who at 38 has to move back to her parents home in small town Pennsylvania after losing her last boyfriend and job. She is broke and at odds with her life. She has been avoiding home for 20 years due to the humiliation she suffered in high school. Odd enough she ends up with a temp job at the high school as a gym teacher. This story just made me laugh. Being from a small town I just connected with the crazy things the happen. I loved this story and I can’t wait to read more from Lucy Score.


Marley is my favorite person ever! I love her wit, her personality and her heart! Culpepper will never be the same after Marley comes back home to lick her wounds and try to start ever. This book is so well written and the characters are great! This story really gets it right about high school and female friendships. Throw in a hot history teacher and you've got yourself a great read!

The thing about books these days is that a good portion of them aren’t relatable. This one is and I’m so happy, I could cry. There are characters that think they’re broken when they’re really not, but their emotions and reactions are relevant. Marley is a normal person who I feel is now one of my favorite characters. And Jake is one hot side hero that helps to not over power her like most alpha males do. The story itself is hilarious and kind of brings back that hormonal pumped desperation from high school days while applauding the character that was able to redeem herself the way some of us wish we could. If Marley and Jake appear in other stories, I can’t wait to read them. Hint hint!

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after. Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.


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