Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Totally Folked by Penny Reid Blog Tour

Maybe I’ll seduce him. Totally Folked by Penny Reid.

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.


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Totally Folked by Penny Reid

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“Rae. It’s late.”

“I know, but—”

“Rae,” he ground out, using my hold on his hand to bring us back to a stop. I faced him, my stomach erupting in uncertainty butterflies as I encountered the stern line of his jaw and the glittering, frustrated spark behind his eyes. “We need everyone to believe we’re just friends, right? And if we go inside the house, I don’t think I’m a good enough actor to pull that off.”

My mouth formed an O, and I released him, folding my arms over my chest while I wrestled with a strange combination of disappointment and pleasure at his words. I wanted to spend time with him, talk to him, get to know this mystery of a man so I could understand my feelings better.

But... I conceded his point.

We couldn’t seem to be around each other without kissing. Bringing him inside a dark, empty house in the middle of the night was something better left to my fantasies.

For now.

Oh really, inner voice? Now you’re impudent? Now?

He exhaled a short breath, it also sounded frustrated, but his tone was soft as he said, “Hey.”

I placed a tight smile on my face, it was the best I could manage. “Hey.”

Jackson seemed to be considering me, debating what to do next. He didn’t take too long. “Do you want to go for a drive?”

“Yes,” I said immediately. “Yes, I do. Let me grab a jacket.”

“Okay. I’ll wait here.” He shifted his weight to his back foot and hooked his thumbs in his jeans pockets.

I wanted to take a picture of him like this, all handsome reluctance and sexy self-control. This man, he just did something to me. I couldn’t explain it.

But maybe if we took this drive and spent some time together talking—just talking—I’d start to figure it out.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Totally Folked is a book I read without even looking at what the story was about. Knowing it was written by Penny Reid and a spin-off from the Winston Brothers was enough information for me. But I confess it took me a while to get into this story, probably because I tend to steer away from books with movie stars as main characters and books with fake relationships.

So what kept me reading early on? Jackson. I was intrigued by his behaviour and his need to always do the right thing. He has an inability to ask for what he wants or needs, and the more we delve into why, the more my heart broke. And while I did have a good cry during part of this book, it is very much a rom com.

Rae (Raquel) is a good woman even if she is a bit of a mess. I don’t blame her for escaping to Green Valley to get away from it all to get herself together. I really liked that the longer she stayed the more realised what she wanted, and what she didn't.

Rae and Jackson are a fun and sexy couple, but it isn’t all smooth sailing. I loved that their friends in Green Valley kept interfering to help the couple get together. Cletus Winston’s meddling, in particular, was just brilliant.

Jackson and Rae’s romance left me with all the warm and fuzzies. But the thing that really stayed with me was how much I enjoyed seeing Rae find a home in Green Valley, not just with Jackson, the love of her life, but with new friends and good people, which is just what I want from a small-town romance. This gets a solid four stars from me.



Author Bio

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Totally Folked (Good Folk: Modern Folktales #1) by Penny Reid to read and review for this tour.

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