JUST FOLKING AROUND by Penny Reid – double review!

One night? No strings? A sexy game of chess? No problem.

If you’ve never read a Penny Reid book before, this is the place to start! An all new series starter snack from the author of the WINSTON BROTHERS and KNITTING IN THE CITY series. . .

Raquel Ezra loves to fish. With so many fish in the sea, she’s never had a problem baiting the hook or reeling them in. Raquel is a good actress, she can be anyone’s fantasy for a single night as long as they agree to be hers. Which is why she doesn’t think twice about spending an evening in nowhere Tennessee with a smokin’ hot, well-mannered, and intriguing sheriff’s deputy by the name of Jackson James.

Except, when the time comes, Raquel discovers that reality might just be better than any fantasy, and maybe she’s not ready to release this catch.

JUST FOLKING AROUND is a 16k words, contemporary romance, a complete standalone, and is the prequel to TOTALLY FOLKED, book #1 in the Good Folk: Modern Folktales series.


Title : Just Folking Around
Author : Penny Reid
Series : Good Folk : Modern Folktales (book .5)
Format : eARC
Page Count : 68
Genre : romance
Publisher : Cipher-Naught
Release Date : June 20, 2021

Reviewer : Hollis / Micky
Rating  : ★ ★ ★ / ★ ★ ★.5


Hollis’ 3 star review

I was completely surprised when this ARC landed on my kindle — and for good reason! This little novella introduces the couple for book one; the male love interest of course we know well, Mister Deputy Jackson James, but who was he to be paired up with?

Well now we know.

This novella opens up on the day of Sierra’s wedding and we meet Raquel, one of Sierra’s Hollywood friends, in town for the event, who ends up crossing paths, and more (but also maybe less!), with Jackson.

It took me a moment to warm up to her, I’ll be honest, but her Vegas Chess idea? Genius.

This is a sweet little taste test of what’s to come but knowing Reid we have no idea what’s actually coming.

** I received an ARC from the author (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **


Micky’s 3.5 star review

Well, that was both delicious and cruel. I am left needing more even if it took me a hot minute to work out what was going on, who was what and why. Once I’d done that working out, I was on board.

This was a hawt little novella, naughty but nice. I loved the chess game and the unravelling that it caused in both these characters. I feel like I know Raquel a little now but I need a lot more knowledge on Jackson, stat.

This short piece of goodness will be the starter that fans didn’t know they needed to get going with this new series. I am all anticipation.

Thank you to the author for the early review copy.

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