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Fumbled Love

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,506 ratings  ·  213 reviews
(A BBW romantic comedy)

The one day English teacher Reagan Wild is late for work—and looks like she dressed herself in the dark—she remembers Carter Anthony, a well-known football star, is coming to the school to deliver a talk to her overexcited students.

While Reagan knows Carter from her high school days, since he was her past crush, she wasn’t ready to see him again. A
ebook, 284 pages
Published December 4th 2018
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Lila Rose Hi Maisha

Thank you for reading Fumbled Love, I'm glad you got a laugh from it!!
I'm hoping to do both Carter's brothers in a story, but first will be …more
Hi Maisha

Thank you for reading Fumbled Love, I'm glad you got a laugh from it!!
I'm hoping to do both Carter's brothers in a story, but first will be Dustin and Brooke. (less)
Lila Rose Hi Lori

Dustin and Brooke will get a story. There isn't one yet for State, since this is set in the US and not Australia like my Hawks MC, I'll eventua…more
Hi Lori

Dustin and Brooke will get a story. There isn't one yet for State, since this is set in the US and not Australia like my Hawks MC, I'll eventually be doing a new MC series starting with State and Courtney.

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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Nude Yoga Stars

This book is F@#KING hilarious!!

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Reagan is a high school english teacher, loves her job and the kids. She is kind of shy BUT watch out if she gets frazzled or anxious she just blurts random stuff and has absolutely no filter at all, which makes for a great read.

Reagan was a refreshing character, she was smart, independant, sassy, funny as hell and just real.

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Carter is a very popular pro footballer but wants a simpler life so decides he'll retire at the end of the season an
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
It’s been way too long since I read a book that made me laugh as much as this story did. I love a well written romantic comedy, it’s a welcome break from some of the often angst filled romances I read. This book was so much fun.

Reagan Wild is a high school english teacher and she is passionate about her job. She believes that it’s important to make each lesson fun to engage the students to be enthusiastic about learning. Her classes are filled with great banter and lots of laughing along the way
Ivy Deluca
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sigh. I saw the blurb for this and I couldn't resist. I really wanted it to work for me, and it was ok. It has several elements I enjoy, several I despise and overall, very implausible.

First of all - Reagan and Carter? Was I the only person who had a momentary flashes of....

No? Just me then.

Now, I like a BBW heroine (although at a size 14, Reagan's more average in size IMO) and I liked how all in Carter is with Reagan. I liked her friendship with Brooke and there are genuinely funny m
Very entertaining!

The writing was pretty great. I really loved Reagan's character. She was funny and droll and her parents were equally hilarious. Carter was a wonderful foil for her. He loved her quirky personality and generous heart. Carter's family was also great.
Tanya Sridhar
Never borrowing my sister's book ever again.

That cover is high cringe factor. And, also the MC's names are Raegan and Carter... sounds like this was meant to be a US President Slash fic but turned into a M/F Rom Com.

Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a cute story. I’m really glad I read this one. First time reading this author and I really enjoyed this sort of second chance at first love, sports romance! I love me an awkward girl that finds herself in the sights of a hot ass stud type guy. It always makes me smile. The more awkward the better, when this one started there were a few words used by the lead girl that had me wondering if I would connect with her, but a couple of pages in I embraced her and her crazy antics and was immediate ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-read
This was a refreshing read. I like a strong female character and Reagan fit the bill! She was strong but not bitchy and hilarious as hell, I seriously adored her! 🤗 Carter was a real sweetheart and together they fit together perfectly. Not too steamy but a sweet and funny romantic story all the same.
Fiona Fog
Loved it.

I laughed, am still dying in absolute laughter every time I think about this story.

Every girl need a Best friend like Brooke. Girl code, and someone to help bury the body friend. Right?

Everyone absolutely needs a boss like Tom! You’d enjoy going to work.

Everyone needs a family like Reagan’s, no filter, love, warmth and laughter.

And finally, you guessed it EVERY GIRL NEEDS A CARTER IN HER LIFE. 😍

When Carter gets his chance to seize the girl he crushed on in high school and let go (b
Dilek VT
Dec 25, 2018 marked it as not-appealing
From the reviews I have read, it sounds like the slowest burn ever.
Neringa Neringiukas
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this story. This story was entertaining, engaging and funny... Well, everything you expect and need from romcom. But there was few things, that is my pet peeve, that caused the struggle.
Honesty, I wasn't sure to laugh, which I did, or be irked by Reagan, which happened too. I love quirkiness, but it seemed she had extra of that. Especially if she got embarrassed of her quirky moment, or when Carter is involved.
I think the real reason why her quirkiness bothered me s
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
What a wonderful light read! Perfect pick me up on a rainy afternoon. This is the story of Reagan and Carter. Secret high school crushes who meet again as adults.

Reagan is a curvy girl and I love that she owns who she is and what she looks like. She has also inherited a quirky, no filter gene from her mom and that makes her mouth get her into more trouble than not. But her students love her and her friends and family adore her and she has confidence in spades. Except for when it comes to Carter
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 30%. I've never cringed this much reading a book before in my life... oh god. I understand this is a romantic "comedy", but nope. I couldn't do it. I understand Reagan had her quirks but the amount of awkward moments was overkill.
Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love Lila Rose’s romantic comedies, and Fumbled Love was an absolutely fantastic one! This author is well known for her riveting MC romances, but her third romcom is a testament to her ability to effortlessly shift gear in her writing style. Her romcoms are sweet, sexy and humorous romances featuring a curvy girl and swoon-worthy hero. Fumbled Love was as hot as it was hilarious, and I had a hard time putting it down.

School teacher, Reagan, is surprised when her high scho
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming
Cute. I liked it. I wonder if there is going to be a story with Dustin and Brooke.
Kodie Mackay
So much love for this crazy.

I dig this kind of humour and I love me a book that can make me cry with laughter to the point my cheeks hurt.

Reagan and Carter just are so fucking perfect for each other!.

Reagan is that super sweet hot mess of a lady with verbal diarrhoea who just manages to always dig herself deeper into a hole. Quirky, loving, funny and so strong she is my favourite type of heroine! Loveable, relatable and so easy to connect with.

Carter is that hot jock from high school who did s
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fumbled Love by Lila Rose


What do I say here, I can’t even with that book, it was a cracker of a story! I loved it, it was perfect. The writing, the characters everything. I honestly think Lila should stick with Rom Coms, she executes it every time. I have been reading her work off and on over the years and I really enjoy and prefer her rom coms.

An English teacher and a football star, what a perfect mix.

Reagan and Carter were so flipping cute, funny, swoon worthy just everything I loved.

Joyce Mercês
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018

Holy cow, this book was FUN!

I'm a sucker for a BBW story, and when the heroine is incredibly funny, the hero is super alpha, sweet and crazy in love with the h and the secondary characters are just as amazing, boy! It's golden!

I loved how the story progressed, I loved how the romance was there from the beginning, but slowly burning and I loved the end!

I ended this read with a huge smile and a desire to have just a couple more chapters, so I could enjoy those two together a little bit more.

If you
Reagan Wild beats to her own drummer, she is quirky and has a knack for letting her mouth run rampant when she is nervous and that is what leads her to an embarrassment with her high school crush Carter Anthony. Carter went on to become a professional football player and she doubts he even remembers her, as they never talked but Carter does remember her and he comes up with a way to convince her he is serious about her.

This was hilarious. I was laughing out loud and loved the way this story unf
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
OMG when they say comedy they mean it. This book has to be one of my all time favorites. I loved the absolutely hilarious characters. I mean I was laughing my ass off. Not only that but the connection these two characters have and the fight.

Reagan and Carter get thrown together more than they could ever expect. Although one is more than thrilled with this the other is at a loss. One wants the other meanwhile the other thinks there is no way there could be anything more between them than friends
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

It’s Christmas, I have two young kids (my house looks like a bombs hit it) plus I’ve still not finished unpacking from moving house last week - ergo I’m TIRED and needed something ‘light’.

Therefore this piqued my interest. I have to say despite being a tortoise burn and a tad on the cheesy side, this was quite funny.

The utter randomness of the whole book actually made me laugh.

From the naked yoga to the imaginary anal beads - I found it quite amusing.
Dora Koutsoukou
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 💖😂😂💖🌟🌟🌟🌟s

If there were 300 pages more, I would undoubtedly have read them!
It was a beautiful romantic comedy, and the Wild’s lines were outstanding and so funny, especially Reagan’s. The writing had a real and fresh essence, and the supporting characters were really great.
The relationship of Carter and Reagan was build gradually and the angst was minor. I enjoyed this story a lot!
The only issue was with the epilogue, which was kind of rushed.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Almost a four star. I really was discouraged by the poor football references as it ruined that aspect for me. I did like the characters. I could see where humor may of saved this book because both families were funtastic.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! ♥️♥️♥️
DNF @ 10 %

I really wanted to read this because I love books where the hero goes all in for the heroine, but a heroine who ridicules other women for what they're wearing and slut-shames them? No thank you. It doesn't help that this over-the-top "heroine puts herself in endless embarrassing situations" is not my type of humour ...
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fumbled Love is an adorable and humorous romantic comedy with a hero and heroine who are a perfect match because despite how Carter Anthony acted when he and Reagan Wild went to high school together, he’s always seen her for the witty, intelligent, and amazing person that she is and now he has the chance to get the woman he’s always wanted despite his jerkish behavior all those years ago.

Readers will absolutely love and relate to Reagan Wild; she’s such a spirited and fun loving woman and even
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, alpha-male
4.5 Stars

Lila Rose (in my opinion) can write anything. I freaking love her MC series, but her romantic comedy books are freaking hilarious. This book was no different. Everything about this book I loved. Only one thing was missing for me and that is the drama (which you know I love) Everything else was freaking amazing.

Carter was the popular guy in high school and Reagan was the total opposite of him. She was not popular, she was a bit on the big side and she was a nerd. So hence not in his grou
LianaReads blog
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, love-it
New to me author and what a way to start reading her work.
Laugh out loud love story with great heroine and hot hero.

Reagan is a high school teacher and she loves her job and the children and is one of those teachers that would do anything to make her students interact more and be more active at her classes and that's how they will have someone from outside to teach them or answer their questions about a profession or life struggles.

Carter is a NFL football player that will retire soon and gets b
FMR Book Grind
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Flavia

Lila Rose (in my opinion) can write anything. I freaking love her MC series, but her romantic comedy books are freaking hilarious. This book was no different. Everything about this book I loved. Only one thing was missing for me and that is the drama (which you know I love) Everything else was freaking amazing.
Carter was the popular guy in high school and Reagan was the total opposite of him. She was not popular, she was a bit on the big side and she was a nerd. So hence not in
Under the Covers Book Blog

Fumbled Love managed to cover ALL the tropes and character types. Well, at least all the ones that I love:

Friends to lovers - They both had unrequited crushes on one another in high school...but he was a bit of a dick.
Oblivious heroine - She has no idea that he is falling for her, it's so cute!
Curvy heroine - Love me a plus sized heroine!
Sassy friends and family - So funny! I love having quirky secondary characters
Sports romance - He's s American football star!
Laugh o
2OCC Reviews
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica, gemma, marie
Jessica’s Review
This book is one of the funniest books I’ve read this year. Some of the things that came out of Reagan was so funny that I was scared to drink anything while reading it. Add in how sweet Carter was, these were an amazing match. This was a very slow burn but it really worked well for me. The story worked perfectly with the pace of the romance. Both Reagan and Carters family’s were great. They were a great addition to the story. There wasn’t a ton of drama so it’s a perfect rom-com
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Lila Rose has moved about Australia a lot of her life. Currently, she lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children.

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