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Rock Bottom Girl

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  6,203 ratings  ·  936 reviews
“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
Kindle Edition, 530 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by That's What She Said Publishing (first published March 6th 2019)
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Reread second time - 2019


If you love entertaining, heart-warming and funny books – this is the book for you.

I’m not usually into rom-coms but some author’s just work for me – and this author’s humor is right up my alley. Never too over the top, and without her characters being embarrassingly stupid, the humor was always just right, and the entire novel easily checked all my boxes – Rock Bottom Girl was a HIT!!

I laughed out loud – and got some strange looks from
Nilufer Ozmekik
I loved this book so much. I’m reading too many thrillers and dark romances so this is a fresh genre change. So far it’s real good romcom and I really had a wonderful time while I’m connecting with characters.
Marley seems like hard time and her old town folks may define her looser but it’s a big wrong definition. She has been bullied through her high school time but she has never been a simple doormat victim. She has stood for herself, she has used her wits, she hasn’t hesitated to fight dirty.
5 Stars

Well color me surprised!

I went into Rock Bottom Girl hoping for a little fun and a little steam. What I got was a story i found myself relating to on so many levels with an awesome dose of humor and fun thrown in for good measure.

Marley's a heroine I can get behind. Thirty eight and still searching for her place in the world, she served as a gentle and fun reminder that we don't have to have it all figured out by an arbitrary date or age. Jake, in all his cross country coaching, history
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I just want to put it out there that my book funk may very well have impacted my perspective and opinions on this book. It took me a long time to read this where I normally can get through a book a day easily. I was just not feeling reading and it might be due to my long string of 3-ish star reads lately. That being said....I also did struggle with some aspects of the book. I didn't like the pacing. It took me a while to get into the book, as it felt a little slow to
Stacey is Sassy
I wish I'd had a teacher like Jake...

I had the most amazing reading day today. I managed to get the washing, cleaning and shopping done AND start and finish a fabulous book. Actually, I'd have to say it was an amazing weekend of reading. Two 5-star books in one weekend are what every reader dreams of. Rock Bottom Girl took me on an emotional journey of highs and lows and left me with a big goofy smile.

Marley has hit rock bottom and returned to her childhood home with her tail between her legs.
My Pink Fairytales
“Sweet baby cheeses”, I freaking loveeeeeed this book!

My dear friend Isabella made me read this book. Actually, we started a mini book club and this book was on the list for us to read together, at her suggestion. I started it first, downloading it from Kindle Unlimited library.
Average reading time 8+ hours.

The first quarter was super slow paced and I admit I got bored. I even told Isabella I might not finish the book, since it’s too long, nothing happens and the Girl is too rock bottom-ed
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rock Bottom Girl is a funny rom-com about 38-year-old Marley who goes back to her small Pennsylvania hometown after losing her job and latest boyfriend. She has desperately been avoiding going home for the past 20 years because of her awful high school experience and the people who made it that way.

I love books about high school, but so often I’m disappointed because the characters are over the top mature and unbelievable. This book was perfect because the main characters were teachers instead
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: standalone, humour
Sweet, funny and very enjoyable.
A "feel good" book.
Christy Bailey
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

This was such a fun book to read! The storyline was amazing and the characters were very well written! I thought this was going to be a YA book but it's more NA than anything. And it was HOT! This is my favorite Lucy Score book to date!
4.5 ‘he should be a life coach’ stars!

I loved this book! It was just the right thing to get me out of a little funk I had found myself in.

I love small towns. Everyone knows everyone’s business and everyone has known you since the day you were born. It was fun to watch Marley do her best to fight off the charm of it all.

Marley has returned home, at 38, after failed jobs and relationships. Her mother gets her a job at the local high school as the substitute gym teacher and girls’ soccer coach. She
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things I'd rather do than go back to high school: copy the Magna Carta onto a chalkboard using only my fingernails, have a daily gynecological exam for a year, or wear a meat suit and go jogging in bear country, just to name a few. Marley Cicero feels the same way, and even coming back as an adult coach and teacher doesn't take the sting out--nor does the fact that her whole life seems to be collapsing around her ears. The same cast of characters as her senior year are all still there, from her ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
“We’d started in the shadows under the bleachers. And here we were, twenty years later, standing in the sun.”

I always get such a kick out of picking a book on nothing more than a whim, especially when it’s from an author who is entirely new to me, but I get positively giddy when I realise not even past the halfway mark that I’ve stumbled upon something truly special. In this playful, romantic romp, Lucy Score reveals a rare gift for writing with an intoxicating combination of wit, humour,
Spoilers ahead

Marley was bullied all through high school especially by Amie Jo,until she started dating Travis things eased up a bit. She kissed bad boy Jake and broke up with Travis on the same day. She gets a not that Jake wants her to go homecoming with him only for her to get another note saying he's going with her enemy instead .When she's unable to put up with the bullying anymore she has her revenge that unfortunately ends in great failure. She's frustrated and fed up and soon after
Beyond 5 Jake and Marley Stars

I loved every page of this book. Lucy Score is a 'new to me author' but I will definitely be reading more of her work. The writing style, pace of the plot , character development , humour - EVERYTHING about this book worked for me.

Marley Cicero had a hard time in high school and the mean girls at Culpepper High made her life pretty hellish at times. She leaves without a backward glance as soon as she graduates and plans to never come back. Fast forward 20 years and
Ivy Deluca
3.25 stars

I have a soft spot for Ms. Score’s small town romances. There’s alot of things that I enjoyed about Jake and Marley’s romance, and some things that didn’t quite work for me, so let’s do this.

Marley Cicero has had a rough go of it - she broke up with her live in boyfriend, lost her job, frankly, lost her way. She’s perennially searching for that thing that will finally allow her to feel like she’s an adult. So she doesn’t quite handle it well when she ends up back in her hometown of
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Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Have you ever read a book that you could relate to so well that it gave you anxiety? Rock Bottom Girl did that for me. I believe there are four types of high school experiences. One being you loved high school and everything about it. The second being you absolutely hated it. The third being you pretended you loved it when you actually hated it. And finally, the fourth being you have both good and bad experiences. That's me. I fall into the third category with a touch of the third. High school ...more
Tracy  C
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made it to the top of my all time reads!!!! It is so full of humor and heart. Jake is absolutely delicious; quite possibly the perfect book boyfriend. Marley is so funny and full of sass. She is also much stronger than she believes and Jake plays a huge roll in helping her see her worth. Not only are Jake and Marley utterly amazing, the supporting characters were so fantastic, I didn't want to leave Culpepper! And OMG....the extended epilogue...icing on the Rock Bottom cake!
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Heart Finger Stars

Marley Cicero, fell on hard times, and was forced to move back to her small hometown in, PA at the age of thirty-eight with her parents, to the same town she couldn’t wait to leave behind. She was basically volun-told to be the temporary soccer coach, and P.E. teacher at the the same high school she was bullied, and avoided her whole adult life. She rather quickly realized she would be re-living much of the same drama she dealt with from high school—adult sized!

5 Stars! FREAKING LOVED IT!!! Hilarious LMAO moments, bittersweet, sexy fun. I love this author and can't wait to read her latest. I think this was her best yet (Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner). It was like one of those feel good movies.

It's back to high school 20 years later and way too many old memories still haunt Marley and turn her inside out. But on the plus side there's Jake, oh Jake, how I loved Jake. Could he be any more perfect for Marley. I loved how he called her "Mars".
4.5 Stars
10/14/19– Second time around and this book is still such an awesome read!, I’m not a big re-reader, but I’m so glad I decided to pick this one up again! xoxo

I’m not sure how I stumbled on to this gem, but man did I love it!
Apr 23, 2019 marked it as set-aside-for-now  ·  review of another edition
Opened this book but sadly wasn't able to read before my Kindle Unlimited subscription ended and didn't want to purchase it.

Maybe in the future......
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-author, favorites
This is a book about second chances and basically being granted a do-over. 38 year old Marley has no choice but to move back home with her parents after losing her job and also home after a break up. Marly hasn’t been home much since graduation as she left town the day after and never looked back. She is forced to face her past when her mom arranges a temporary job at her old high school teaching and coaching soccer. The result is one hilarious and touching book as Marly’s high school ...more
Missie M
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I liked the way it felt when our skin brushed. There was something chemical there. A reaction every single time.” Rock Bottom Girl, Lucy Score

This book was RomCom perfection!!

To start, the Rom(antic) portion was epic with sweet,sizzling, off the charts chemistry between Marley and Jake! Jake is the perfect book boyfriend from the beginning and exactly what Marley needs to help her grow and move on.

The Com(edy) had me laughing out loud the entire time! It’s so hard to pick a favorite part when
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At 38 you hit what you perceive as rock bottom and have to move back to your home town to live with your parents. What could be worse? Working at the high school you couldn't get away from fast enough after graduation, AND coaching a girls soccer team that rivals that of the bad news bears. Poor pitiful Marley, who views herself as the town pariah for some screw up at her homecoming, now gets to walk the halls of high school surrounded by so many memories. Marley runs into her past crush Jake ...more
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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I’ve been branching out and reading more romance lately. Partially because I’ve needed fluffy books to soothe my increasingly exhausted brain, and partially because I’m not as cynical about love as I used to be. I have two absolute musts when it comes to romance –

- The characters MUST be likable. Not perfect – no one wants perfectly manicured heroes and heroines (or if you do, that’s fine, but not my type of book), we want to be able to
Jacob Proffitt
I got to 68% before dropping this. Jake is awesome. Love that guy. But Marley is a stone-cold idiot. Score has managed quite a feat in making an active goal into a negative motivation* that keeps cropping up to stop forward progress dead. Marley is so intent on clinging to an idiot plan based in jealousy and adolescent fantasy that she's ignoring everything good in her life. Add a stupidly coy drip-drip-drip with what happened in the past and I have come to hate every time a chapter head starts ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 24-ebooks, romance
Cute! And I loved the girls’ soccer team <3
Bibliophile  Chloe
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2019
This book!! Oh my me!! I am beating myself up for never scoring a Lucy Score book till now!

Rock Bottom Girl iseverythingI love in a romance! You get smoking hot smexiness, you get a fabulous heroine and hero and above all you get laughs, genuine laugh out loud moments! In fact I laughed out loud so much that my husband (who in no way reads) wanted me to read some parts of this story out loud and he got a good chuckle too! That in itself is a stellar review!

This story of Marley and Jake is just
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Lucy is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Kindle Store bestseller of romantic comedies and contemporary romance. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania with a lot of time on her hands and a big imagination. She was the oldest of three in a book-obsessed household. Dinners were often spent in silence while family members had their noses buried in books. A passion for writing took hold at five when she ...more
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