Reeling in the Redneck
by Lindsey Brookes
Overview (from Goodreads): Randi Lynn Brown grew up in Possum Hollow, Alabama with dreams of someday becoming a famous model. But when the opportunity arises for her to do just that, she finds herself rethinking everything. What if she fails? And can she really leave Skeeter Cooper behind? Not that there is really anything to leave behind. The irritating man has made it clear that she ain’t his kinda female. The kind that drinks and curses and doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. Maybe he’s right. Then again, maybe he ain’t.
Skeeter Cooper likes fishing, drinking and locking horns with that sexy, sassy female, Randi Lynn Brown. It’s not until word gets out that she might be moving to New York City that he realizes how much he’s gonna miss having her in his life. But he ain’t about to keep her from chasing after her dream. He even offers to take her to Manhattan. The only ‘catch’ being she’ll have to attend a bass fishing tournament with him along the way. Problem is fish ain’t the only thing that ends up getting hooked that weekend!
Despite her modeling success, Randi Lynn finds herself yearning for the very place she’d always been so eager to leave behind. For the man she left behind. Following her heart, she returns to Possum Hollow, determined that nothing, not even one annoyingly stubborn man, is gonna keep her from finally REELING IN HER REDNECK for good.
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts: Frankly I don’t have much to say about Reeling in the Redneck. The big point for everyone reading this is that it was a DNF (Did Not Finish) for me. As most of you know that’s a pretty rare thing, I have a some sort of OCD need to finish books once I’ve started them. So they have to be pretty awful or have awful qualities for me to give up on them (especially since I really believe that every book deserves to be read).
I didn’t even make it to the part where she’s planning to move to New York and word gets out. That isn’t a spoiler, it’s in the overview. Maybe Reeling in the Redneck had a great story. I wouldn’t know because I had a hard time concentrating on anything other than the atrocious grammar. The entire book was written the way a redneck or someone from the very deep south would speak. It was beyond grating. I wanted to scoop out my brain and scrub furiously until I forgot it all.
The characters weren’t relatable, at least not for me. I’ve never been the type to sit on someone’s lap in a pick-up truck (that’s not safe), attend or participate in a bass fishing tournament (I’ve never had the opportunity), or been “discovered” as model material (I’m ok with that). Initially, I also had a problem with the name Skeeter. I kept picture Doug Funny’s blue friend, Skeeter, not a sexy redneck.
Obviously I wouldn’t recommend Reeling in the Redneck since I am guilty of a DNF here.
1 out of 5 Bookmarks = I didn’t finish it, but I hated what I read.
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