Totally Folked by Penny Reid –> 5 Star Review

Posted August 28, 2021 by FMA in Ratings

Totally Folked by Penny Reid –> 5 Star ReviewTotally Folked (Good Folk: Modern Folktales, #1) by Penny Reid
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Series: Good Folk: Modern Folktales #1
Published by Cipher-Naught
on July 20, 2021
Pages: 444
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Review Copy Provided By: Author

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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.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

Totally Folked is a swoony slow-burn second chance romance with a heart-tugging story and charming and funny characters you can’t help but love.  

❝What is something real you want, maybe even something selfish just for you?❞

To an outsider, mega movie star Raquel lived a dream life. She had a team of people who took care of her every need, from dressing her in stylish clothes to taking care of her skin and hair. She had a chef who prepared her meals and someone to direct her daily workouts. She had a PA to handle her appointments and tell her when and where to be. But what she didn’t have, and what outsiders couldn’t see,

❝Privacy. Freedom. Anonymity. But more than that, I wanted a real friend.❞

Deputy Jackson James had a reputation for being a ladies man. He knew that if he wanted to be the Sheriff after his father retired, he needed to clean up his reputation and settle down. So, Jackson set forth trying to be a better man, one who was reliable and trustworthy. He wanted to be someone the town and county took seriously, so he drew lines in the sand of things he would and would not do. He was done with temporary relationships and one-night stands. He wanted, needed something real.

❝Because what is the value of a man who doesn’t keep his promises to himself?

Jackson James and Raquel Ezra have pined over each other for the last five years after sharing an unforgettably explosive and somewhat platonic night. Raquel is finally back in Green Valley for a much needed break from Hollywood. Neither wish to impose on the other, both wish to take liberties with the other, but with Raquel’s life in LA and Jackson’s life in Green valley, is admitting the obvious too much of a risk?

Reid masterfully played with my emotions, she had me both crying and laughing. The cadence of the story was perfectly timed and the characters tuned to perfection.


About Penny Reid

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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