Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Totally Folked by Penny Reid


Title: Totally Folked
Series: Good Folk: Modern Folktales #1
Author: Penny Reid
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 20, 2021


One unforgettable night leads to an unlikely shared connection, and unlikely connections never go unnoticed by the good folks in Green Valley, Tennessee. . .

Jackson James follows the rules. He has to. He’s a sheriff’s deputy in a super small town with a super big personality. However, strict adherence to the law during the day has been enjoyably balanced by rakish rules at night. Jackson, typically happy to protect and serve (and serve, and serve), starts questioning the value of wayward evenings when getting laid starts to feel more like being waylaid. Could it be that Green Valley’s most eligible—and notorious—bachelor longs for something (and someone) real?

Mega movie star Raquel Ezra follows only one rule: always leave them wanting more. Studio execs, reporters, audiences, fans, lovers—no one can get enough of the smart, savvy, and sexy bombshell. But when “generous offers” begin to feel more like excessive demands, years of always leaving has the elusive starlet longing for something (and perhaps someone) lasting.
When Raquel abruptly returns to the quirky Tennessee hamlet, her path crosses with the delectable deputy with whom she spent one unforgettable night. Unfortunately, scandal and intrigue soon follow. Raquel and Jackson must decide which is more important: following their rules? Or, at long last, finding something real.

TOTALLY FOLKED is a standalone, contemporary romantic comedy novel and book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.

Rating: 4.5*

It has been a while since I've read anything by Penny Reid but it felt good to be back in her world. Particularly the world of Green Valley and revisiting the world of the Winston brothers.

Deputy Jackson James gets his own story. When he meets actress Raquel (Rae) Ezra at a wedding, they spend one night together before she heads back to LA. Rae has one rule: one night only - no commitment. 

A number of years later and Rae is back in town, reconsidering what she wants from life. Jackson is preparing for elections to be Sheriff and is dating. One thing is clear: the chemistry is still there between them and where there is chemistry there are opportunities for them to slip back to that one night. 

Expect high jinx, wit and smart humour from this book. It was carefully crafted with characters that had depth and were relatable. They were both down to earth with concerns and problems that mostly we can relate to (except for the paparazzi) . I really loved this book and devoured it in virtually one sitting. 




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Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


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