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Pants On Fire

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  101 reviews

Success is what you make of it. That’s my motto and the premise of my speech; the one I’m heading back to Southern Illinois University to give at my college alumni reunion. As the morning co-host of Good Morning, San Francisco, I was asked to be one of the keynote speakers, and while I’m honored to do so, there’s only one problem. The other speaker is Danny Ohara, m
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Published April 7th 2020 by Lacey Black Books
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Crystal Bell
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pants on fire are the first book I have read by this author. It definitely will not be my last—such a beautiful story.

At Crickets college graduation, with plans to move To San Francisco with her boyfriend, Danny. With a single text message from Danny, her life is now in another direction. Cricket is a trooper and goes to San Francisco and continues with the plan she has in place.

Ten years later, she is now at the reunion and runs into Rueben, a mutual friend of Cricket and Danny. After some
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG did I LOVE this sweet sexy n SO HOTTTTT book:). These two were the cutest, sweetest and very sexiest couple!!!!! It was a quick easy read filled with a lot of sweet and a whole lot of pure sexiness!!!! Rueben, oh where can I get one of him lol. Would love to read about his brother, wink, wink!
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful slow burn friends-to romance, revie won my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Sep 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Kaylee Ryan
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Witty banter, a fake relationship, and chemistry flying from the pages. Another hit from Lacey Black.
Red Cheeks Reads
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A sweet, funny romantic comedy from Lacey Black was exactly what I needed to read. I’ve read all of Lacey’s work, and for me, her small town romances, set around big families, are the gold standard of that genre. While Pants on Fire wasn’t that, it was the warm, feel-good love story I hoped for from her.

A friends-to-lovers romance that begins on a bit of a white lie turns out to be the most real thing Cricket and Ruben have ever felt. Friends from their college days, they run into e
All Booked Out
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lacey Black is a new to me author and she completely blew me away with this story. From the very first page I was hooked on her captivating story telling. Such a beautiful friends to lovers romance that will leave you swooning.

Cricket (awesome name by the way) and Rueben have known each other for over a decade but have always just been friends. When they see each other again for their college reunion, unexpected feelings overwhelm them and the lines of friendship begin to blur. Cricket
Moneka  Rodriquez
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Pants on Fire is Lacey Black’s newest standalone. I have read every single word Lacey has written and beta read for most of her books and I will say that this is one of my favorites! I, once again went in without reading the synopsis so I had no idea what I was in for but I did know it was going to be a fun ride. And it completely was!!

Ten years. Ten years ago, Cricket left Southern Illinois University to San Francisco with a broken plan and a used car. It was most definitely not what she had e
April Symes
Pants on Fire by Lacey Black is the 2nd chance love story of Rueben Rigsby and Cricket Hill.
Ten years ago, Cricket left Southern Illinois University to San Francisco  after having her heart broken the day she graduated from college by her jerk of an a now ex boyfriend who up and left her for greener pastures after planning their move together. Fast forward 10 years later and Cricket is this successful woman who has been asked to speak at her college Homecoming Weekend but the bad news was- her e
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pants on Fire is Lacey Black's latest and let me just say I LOVED every single thing about this friends-to-lovers, "fake" relationship romance! It's got a strong, kick-ass heroine (Cricket), an ex-DOUCHE who I SERIOUSLY wanted to take a hit out on at times (Danny) and a DREAMY hero who set my heart to racing and OTHER parts of me "ON FIRE" (Rueben)!!!

When Cricket and her so-called boyfriend Danny are about to leave for California after graduation and start their HEA....and the DOUCHE dumps her v
3.5 Stars!

Cricket currently lives in California and has a pretty successful career. She has been invited to be a speaker at her college reunion and she is hesitant on accepting due to a horrible break up. I really liked Cricket. She worked hard to get where she is at in her career. She did not allow things in her past to make her bitter. She grieved her heartbreak and moved on. Reuben has his own successful career. He is quite but so sweet and thoughtful. I loved the pair together. Their chemis
Kari Hansen
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cricket and Danny were college sweethearts and had planned their future together until he not only ended their relationship but also took over her car and the apartment they planned to live in together. Rather than crushing her dreams she used his betrayal as fire and has created a successful career in television over the last decade.

Rueben is the perfect combination of smart and sexy. He was roommates with Danny while they were in college so he and Cricket forged a friendship as well. They are
Sharon Jones
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such an easy book to read. It has a great storyline and also some of the best characters you could ever wish to read. Cricket and Rueban’s story is a friends to lovers romance - sort of. Yes they’re friends but haven’t seen each other in ten years, so I guess their relationship is more acquaintances at this point.
I liked how they met again - I thought that was so very realistic. Then add in the little fib that helped push their friendship to the next level and I couldn’t read all the wo
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-read, lacey-black
[1.75 star] book was okay, the epilogue is pretty damn funny. but the other chapters doesn't seem to have the same amount of humor. also, i'm curious about the heroine's name why there is no explanation why she was given this name by her parents. because to me, "cricket" is an insect or a sport. ...more
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was light, but full of funny banter between the h & H. What begins as a fake relationship with steamy chemistry keeps you turning the pages & so engrossed you don’t realize that it’s over way too quickly. I enjoy all of this author’s books & this one was in the top!! Yes a friends to lovers romance, but with a little twist. It was beautifully written & the added run in with a nerdy friend who is now more sexy than nerdy with smoking hot glasses to add to the new sexiness!! The run in a ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story. A great read for when you need to be angst-free.
Sassy Southern
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a sweet romance about friends that run into each other on their way to their 10 year college reunion. What started out as a fake relationship between Rueben and Cricket so Daniel Crickets ex from 10 years ago to leave her alone and Ellen money hungry leach would leave Rueben alone. It turned real and the started acting on it but it took them a while. After the reunion they kept seeing each other for a few days but then reality hit and it was time for Cricket to go home. If you want ...more
Victoria Weston
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this authors work and her style of writing and I always look forward to reading her books and this one did not disappoint.

Cricket is very successful and believes completely that life and success is in your hands and it's what you make it. Cricket is the morning co- host on the morning programme and she's worked really hard to get here. After all her plans got completely blew in the air she wasn't going to let it stop her.
She was the first of the Hill women to actually go on to
Karen Hrdlicka
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lacey Black is one of my go-to authors, especially when I want a swoon worthy hero and a kick-ass heroine. She never fails to deliver. Pants on Fire more than keeps up her winning streak in both categories. She also has a wicked sense of humor, usually reflected in her grandparent characters, such as Reuben's grandmother asking about hiding the salami. I could not contain the giggle. This friends to lovers story is HOT, swoony, sweet, and oh-so sexy.
The main players: Cricket, dumped by her boyf
Jenifer Briggs
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I've read by this author, and I loved it so much!! It's a light, funny read that's so romantic and sexy. Plus I had a smile on my face the entire time! I started and finished this book in a little under than two hours -- that's how good it was!!

Ten years ago, at her college graduation, Cricket was blindsided in one of the worst ways. Her jockhead of a boyfriend didn't want to deal with breaking up with her have to face so he did it via text, took the car she paid for to w
The Book Fling
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fantastic book! I absolutely love fake relationship romances, and this one I devoured within a day. The book is the perfect type of romance story. It’s fun and flirty mixed with a ton of sexual tension. Lacey Black is a fantastic writer. She created a world with such well developed characters. This is a book you definitely don’t want to miss.

Cricket is on her way to be a keynote speaker at her colleges Alumni event. She runs into her ex-boyfriends roommate, Reuben, at the airport, and she
Pelusa Rivera
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can I tell you that I have never heard of this author before, yet I was glad that I had requested this book, I enjoyed it. So we meet Cricket who is dreading going back to her high school reunion especially her jerk of an ex who had broken up with her after graduation by text and taking her car while he was at. So she comes back and runs into her friend Reuben who was also her ex's Danny's friend and she was surprised by her body's reaction to seeing him for the first time in years, I mean she h ...more
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lacey is back with an amazing story, filled with many swoon worthy moments that will hard to put down and a story you’ll never want to leave. Cricket and Rueben will capture your heart from the very beginning and keep you entertained beginning to end!

Ten years ago Cricket graduated college and left with a broken heart and headed out to California where she hoped to pursue her dreams. Now she’s back in her college hometown for Homecoming. Unfortunately the man that broke her heart and stole her
Ashley Hampton
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think now more than EVER, hilarity is what this world needs. With the chaos that has descended upon us, I am glad to say Lacey Black took me out of my reality, and thrust me into a world full of laughs. Pants On Fire has a trope focused around a fake relationship which only builds from there. There was great flow, with even better build up. Pants On Fire has amazing - supportive characters with a few jack**** that make this story a well rounded one. The chemistry between the lead characters ( ...more
Yasmin Gallo
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“My lips would look amazing on you. Except the way her eyes widen, and her mouth falls open ever so slightly, I realize my mistake. I didn`t think that statement in my head. I said it. Out loud."

Cricket was Rueben`s best friend`s girlfriend at college and a traumatic break-up and 10 years later, all of them are reunited again for a college homecoming. During college our main couple had never felt anything for each other but since their first reunion at the airport the chemistry was all over ther
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
A fake boyfriend romance with one very douchey, ex boyfriend and one very sweet, fake boyfriend.

In college, Cricket was dumped in the worst text, while her boyfriend was driving away in her car, while driving towards their new beginning (a new job, a new apartment, etc...)Fast forward ten years and she is headed back to her alma mater asked to give a keynote speech where she will run into her ex. She panics when she sees him and pretends to be in a relationship with his former roommate,
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

FATE. It might've been a rash decision she made in a moment of desperation but what they both find from THAT moment and the ones that follow is a whole lot more.

Lacey Black has a brand new standalone out folks and oh my goodness! This new book was absolutely everything. A new favorite by her and just wait until you meet the new couple, Cricket and Rueben. Charming, refreshing, fun, light-hearted, steamy, sexy, laugh out loud, sweet... you catching you direction of where I am going here w
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Lacey Black’s Pants on Fire was a lovely friends to lovers slow burn romance with some really sweet and unexpected moments!

Their relationship started out as friends ten years ago in college when she dated his best friend. Now it’s their reunion, and when Cricket and Reuben reunite, they see each other in a whole new way for the first time. Then Cricket perpetrates a bit of a “lie” stating they are dating in order to keep her ex at bay during the reunion weekend and they both find themselves want
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Pants on Fire by Lacey Black is the story of Rueben Rigsby and Cricket Hill.
Cricket although has become very successful as a co-host of a morning show called ' Good Morning, San Francisco'. But 10 years ago she was suppose be moving with her college boyfriend starting their new life. But while she was away he sent her a text breaking up with her which left shocked. Now she is heading back to her Southern Illinois University to be a guest speaker for her alumni reunion. Of course the things start
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