Thursday, April 24

Review: Reeling in the Redneck by Lindsey Brookes

As the follow up book to one titled Jimmie Joe Johnson: Manwhore, Reeling in the Redneck doesn't sound nearly as controversial. To be honest, I didn't actually purchase the first book until I saw the second on Netgalley.  But I am glad that I did.  Possum Hollow, Alabama is a small town just chock full of interesting characters.

This book picks up the story a few months after the conclusion of book one.  Randi Lynn and Skeeter Cooper are still rubbing each other the wrong way and creating sparks every time they are in each others company, but their awareness of each other is slowly changing. When Randi Lynn receives a letter from a modeling agency finally giving her a real shot at her life long dream of becoming a model, the entire town pulls together to help raise the money for her to start her dream.  Randi Lynn is scared but excited and Skeeter gets a bit cranky about the idea of Randi Lynn leaving.  However, since he has fishing tournament the weekend before in New York State, he offers to give Randi Lynn a ride up, as long as she can rough it a few days first. Knowing she has to save as much money as possible, she accepts. As they spend days alone together, Randi Lynn and Skeeter come to know each other a lot better and fall in love along the way.

I was a little confused by the blurb, I took it this would be Randi Lynn coming back to town after being gone to claim her man story. But that's not it at all.  Most of the story is Randi Lynn actually getting to New York for her interview and her and Skeeter's adventures along the way.  At its basics this is a story about realizing that some things are worth fighting for and that sometimes dreams change. As in the first, the POV flipped back and forth between the two main characters and worked well for this book. I enjoyed this story even more than the first and can't wait to find out what is next for the crew. I gave this book 4 stars.

Randi Lynn Brown grew up in Possum Hollow, Alabama with dreams of someday becoming a famous model. But when the opportunity arises for her to do just that, she finds herself rethinking everything. What if she fails? And can she really leave Skeeter Cooper behind? Not that there is really anything to leave behind. The irritating man has made it clear that she ain’t his kinda female. The kind that drinks and curses and doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. Maybe he’s right. Then again, maybe he ain’t.

Skeeter Cooper likes fishing, drinking and locking horns with that sexy, sassy female, Randi Lynn Brown. It’s not until word gets out that she might be moving to New York City that he realizes how much he’s gonna miss having her in his life. But he ain’t about to keep her from chasing after her dream. He even offers to take her to Manhattan. The only ‘catch’ being she’ll have to attend a bass fishing tournament with him along the way. Problem is fish ain’t the only thing that ends up getting hooked that weekend!

Despite her modeling success, Randi Lynn finds herself yearning for the very place she’d always been so eager to leave behind. For the man she left behind. Following her heart, she returns to Possum Hollow, determined that nothing, not even one annoyingly stubborn man, is gonna keep her from finally REELING IN HER REDNECK for good.
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  1. LOL This one's title so screams you need me! lol Sounds pretty good!

    1. I loved the idea of Skeeter being so into fishing. There is an awesome scene where Randi Lynn is catching fish bigger than Skeeter. It's a hoot!!! LOL.

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    1. It was. I really enjoyed Randi Lynn's character. She may have been all about being a model, but she was also down to earth and worked hard at it. She gave across as very genuine.


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