Book Review: No Rings Attached by Rachel Lacey

Release Date: April 12, 2022
Publisher: Montlake

‘No Rings Attached’ is the second book in the Ms. Right series. In book one, we played witness to Rose falling in love with a lesbian book author, Jane, who just happened to also be her bookstore’s landlord that was evicting her. In this second installment, Rose’s bookstore manager and best friend, Lia, has all the focus.

Lia has to attend her brother’s wedding in London. She doesn’t want to deal with her mother’s nagging about her love life or trying to set her up with anyone while she is there. Rose has a brilliant idea and proposes she askes her other best friend in London, Grace, if she can be Lia’s plus one.

This book was engaging from beginning to end. I liked returning to the roommate/friend group that we were introduced to in book one. The fake girlfriend premise always provides a lot of provides a lot of entertainment value but this was so much more than that. Grace had some real family issues that has shaped who she is and her actions. So this was also a journey of her discovering the truth about her past and reconciling that with who she has become and if that is really how she wants to move forward in life.

I liked the two main characters together. They had a lot of physical chemistry. I could believe that Lia would fall for Grace and her damaged past and hard-to-get ways. Who doesn’t like a good challenge? But sometimes I felt like Lia seemed a little too much like a doormat to what was happening in Grace’s life. And the resolution seemed to come to quickly in the end for me. I was hoping for a little bit of fire/sass from Lia.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with a Rachel Lacey book. She never fails with delivering a contemporary love story with good dialogue, chemistry, and plenty of emotional situations.

I recommend this to people who love to read romance, fake relationships, friendship, family drama, self reflection, personal improvement, and dinosaurs.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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