Phoebe Sherwood is in love with the perfect man. Well, except for the fact that he’s in love with someone else. But Phoebe isn’t the type to let a little detail like that keep her from getting what she wants.
And as she’s plotting how to get him back, she meets the perfect solution—Joe Spencer. The city boy is in town to retrieve his sort-of fiancé—the woman who stole Phoebe’s man— and when he hears Phoebe’s plan to reclaim their respective soul mates, he’s in.
Bright and sparkly. That’s Joe’s first impression of Phoebe. He’s always been attracted to sparkly things—like neon casino signs, sequined evening gowns and Porsches. In fact, his affinity for those things, and the trouble they can cause, are exactly why he’s determined to change his habits and settle down.
But if he’s going to win his girl back, he’s going to need to learn a new way of life. Country line dancing, guzzling homemade moonshine and getting rid of his custom-made suits are what it takes to fit into Sapphire Falls… and he’s got some work to do.
Thank goodness Phoebe is the perfect coach.
Phoebe Sherwood made me laugh out loud so many times in the first Sapphire Falls book, Getting Out of Hand. I just loved what a sweet, little firecracker she was and was thrilled to see she was the heroine in second book in Erin Nicholas’s series, GETTING WORKED UP. Erin doesn’t match our hometown girl with one of the boys from Sapphire Falls, even though everyone including Phoebe assumed she’d end up with Matt. But Matt surprises everyone and falls in love with Nadia, one of Mason’s scientists. Phoebe calls her “Brainiac Barbie”. Too funny!
Nadia comes with her own history, Joe Spencer, who knows she’s crushed on him for years and always thought she would be his in the end. The end meaning when he was ready to settle down from his wild and reckless playboy ways like flying around the world in his private jet at the drop of a hat (or the whim of a woman he was trying to impress). When he finds out some country boy from Sapphire Falls, the small town in Nebraska where Mason and Lauren moved their company’s base of operation to, he comes running to stake his claim. He’s just cocky enough to believe all he has to do is crook his finger and let Nadia know he can finally be hers and she’ll drop Matt like a hot potato for him.
Phoebe still wants Matt for herself, and like Joe, she’s not about to go down without a fight to win back the man who has been a good friend all her life and who she has loved for years. Unlike Joe, she knows it’s not going to be that easy. They need a plan, a grand gesture to break those two up and set things back to how they should be. Joe doesn’t know what hits him when the bossy, feisty, beautiful, sparkly, and sexy as hell redhead decides she’s going to help him win Nadia back, but he knows she’s trouble. It’s not long before he’s forgetting the point of why they are spending time together because all he can think about is how hot Phoebe is and how much he wants her in his bed. The chemistry goes both ways and Phoebe finds she can’t resist the smooth city boy with the dirty mouth, and luscious kisses, and rock hard body she wants to crawl up every time she sees him.
This book was so much fun! Loved Joe and Phoebe together. He made the sweet hometown king, Matt, seem boring and certainly not enough for the vibrant Phoebe. I always love reading about the players who fall hard and fast for the right girl before they even know what hit them, lol. Getting Worked Up was sexy, witty, and laugh out loud hilarious. Really, really great dialogue with one-liners throughout that had me cracking up. For instance, right in the midst of a sweet, yet sensual sex scene at a pivotal point in Phoebe and Joe’s relationship Phoebe starts to get a little emotional. So Joe says, “Oh, no, you don’t,” he said quickly. “There’s no crying in naughty, tied-up sex.”
Lauren, Hailey, Adrianne, Mason, Matt, Drew, Travis, T.J. and several more of the hometown boys are back to round out the story and set us up for the third book, Getting Dirty. Do not miss out on this story! Do not miss out on this series!! 4.5 stars
~Complimentary copy received in exchange for a honest review.
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).