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Rock Bottom Girl

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  7,968 ratings  ·  1,171 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 tow
Kindle Edition, 532 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (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.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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Rock Bottom Girl was a funny, sweet, and steamy slow burn romance that I truly enjoyed listening to. I’ve read a few Lucy Score books and I think this one is my favorite of hers so far. It gave me some MZ vibes (I think it was the sports/slow burn aspects) and I adored it!

Marley is 38 years old and she’s back living with her parents. She’s had a bad run of luck lately, and is looking for a fresh start, a way to get back on her feet before she goes back out into the world. She takes
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 ge
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. B
✰ Liz ✰
“It’s like I missed the day in school when they told us how to be an adult.”

Rock Bottom Girl is a standalone laugh out loud rom-com featuring a young woman who has returned home for a reset of her life. Marley is a quirky young woman who lands herself back in her parents' house to try to turn her life around. Smacked with a hard dose of real life, she finds peace and solace being back in her hometown. Needing to "adult" she agrees to teach and coach soccer at her old high school. Imagine he
Melanie A.
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
"You're the 'more' I've been looking for my entire life."
It's OFFICIAL: I can count on Ms. Lucy Score to make me laugh and brighten my day!

Plot in a nutshell:
I was single, jobless, and hopeless.
At the ripe old age of 38, Marley is forced to move back to her small hometown to live with her parents after a series of unfortunate events.

Her mom gets her a job as a temporary high school gym teacher and girls soccer team coach. Among the faculty are her old high sch
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
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Amber’s reading
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
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars ⭐️
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
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
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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 fourth category with a touch of the third. High school ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
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
4.75 stars

This was so freaking cute omfg.
No joke, I was literally smiling the whole time I was reading this book and it's cuz the inner monologue's of both MCs are hilarious af.
And the whole girl soccer team storyline? LOVED IT.

What won this book for me is Jake though. Oh man. He is one of the best heroes I've ever read, hands down. Not only is he the best history teacher/cross-country coach, but he's also the best human being ever?? Like, how is that even possible? How can someone be so perfe
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 Cul
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
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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 leave
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
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, hu
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". A-d-o-r-a-b
4.5 Stars!

Loved it! This author has become of favorite of mine. Her stories make me feel good, and she makes me laugh, oh does she make me laugh. Her characters are flawed, have good souls and intentions, and they are relatable. Lots of witty banter and awesome secondary characters. Looking forward to enjoying her back catalogue of books.

Would have been 5 stars but for a some political views that I didn't need to hear about. It wasn't much, nonetheless, it could have been left out, it had no pl
Tracy  C
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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!

My initia
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
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
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 tormentor ...more
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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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