Fashion student Lacey Weston is desperate to leave the city and go home to Jumbuck Springs. Her three older brothers are adamant she’s not. They made a deathbed promise to their mother that Lacey would stay the distance at design school and Ethan, the oldest, takes this responsibility very seriously. But Lacey is deeply homesick and determined not to be dissuaded again. She’s also impulsive enough to try anything - even faking a pregnancy.
Ex-cop turned mechanic, Cooper Grainger - one of Ethan’s oldest friends - agrees to watch out for Lacey in the city even though he has a history with her he’d rather forget. How hard could it be, right? But a couple of years later, Coop is over pulling Lacey out of scrapes and cleaning up her messes as she tries to outrun her grief and sense of dislocation. He takes her back to Jumbuck Springs so she can persuade her brothers to let her come home. But things don’t go according to plan. Before Coop knows it Lacey’s pregnant and he’s putting his hand up as the fake baby daddy, filling in for the town mechanic and moving in with her at the local pub.
Lacey is thrilled to have won a reprieve but nothing about the situation sits well with Coop. Least of all having sweet little Lacey Weston as his new roomie…
Lacy Weston is a sister a younger sister with three older and over protective brothers who made a promise to their dying mother on her death bed that she would go to fashion college to be a designer. Her biggest problem is that she feels that no one listens to her, that she has no voice. Before she starts college she goes to a bar all dressed up and goes by the name of Tracy. She is having a great time when she meets Cooper Grainger, she tell him that it is her birth day and she is turning 24, not her real age of 19. He is 32 so to him it is no big deal. They have a good night and then he takes her to his place. The next morning she feels great but knows that for her this is only a one time deal so she leaves. He is wondering where she ran off to, but lo and behold his question is answered. When his best friend and former partner, Cooper was a cop but retired because he was shot twice. Now his friend Ethan is in town to ask him to do a favor and watch his sister while she is going to college because she will be two hours away from home. You guessed it in walks not Tracey, but Lacey, and she looks nothing like she did the other night and she is not 24, but 19. He holds together his surprise until after her brother leaves and for the next two years gets her out of jams, and fixes her car. He owns a shop that restores cars and is making a decent living. Then she shows up at his door step at 2:00am and explains her problem with the man she was dating, and just finding out he is married by his wife. She explains to him that she wants to leave school for a while and go back to her home town and would he drive her in the morning. He agrees and when they arrive they eat with her family and then the fireworks begin when she tells them that she wants to take time off from school. Not really having a plan when one of her brothers’ mentions is she pregnant she says yes and after yelling at her about who the father is Cooper says it is him. Well after he gets up off the floor from being punched he finds himself staying with her in town for a month and running someone else’s garage. When they are alone he also finds out that she is not pregnant. I think he likes that she drives him crazy, but he does not tell her, just like he does not tells her he is in love with her so she can leave for a job. This is a fun story with a lot of funny parts. Read the book to see if they get back together. A good book. I got this book from netgalley. I give this 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com