Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs, #2) by Claire Kingsley

Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs, #2)

“I tried to think of something—anything—to calm my raging hard-on. One wrong move and Leah Mae would rub up against it and that was liable to kill me dead on the spot.” — Jameson Bodine Model turned disgraced reality TV starlet, Leah Mae Larkin, crash lands in her hometown of Bootleg Springs to lay low while a scandal threatens her career. She can’t shake the feeling that her agent—and supposed fiancé—manipulated her into the rol...

Details Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs, #2)

TitleSidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs, #2)
Release DateMay 11th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Sidecar Crush (Bootleg Springs, #2)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    RATING 4.5 STARSSidecar Crush is book two in the Bootleg Springs series by Claire Kingsley and Lucy Score. Jameson Bodine was always the quietest of the Bodine brothers, the sensitive one. He learned early on how to sort of disappear when his father was in one of his drunken rages. He also learned early on that he had a love for creating. Especially metal. He was now a gifted metal artist and was working on his biggest commission yet. Leah Mae La...
  • Jilly
    I read the first book a while back and recently noticed that there were several more, so I thought I'd continue with the series. We all know that is a dangerous idea. It's hard to live up to first books. This one did okay, though. It was lacking some of the cuteness that came from the first book's hero in having culture-shock from the redneck way of life. That was part of the charm of the first book. In this one both the H and h were from the red...
  • Alex ♈
    3.5 starsSuch an adorable and sweet hero! Swoon! Liked him a lot!Really good guy, maybe a bit shy – I would say closed – but a strong and caring man.I wouldn’t throw him out of my bed *lol*Very likable heroine. I wish they gave her more revenge/justice, I wish the whole crap ‘misunderstanding’/manipulation with this chip TV show would have been solved and the truth came out. I hated how the society treated her, but I loved how her homet...
  • Bibi
    I really liked the first book of the series: Whiskey Chaser; but the heroine in this book, Leah Mae, is the ultimate TSTL female and I'm afraid I'll burst a blood vessel.DNF @19%
  • Stacey is Sassy
    I much preferred Leah Mae to famous Leah...It's Boxing Day here in Australia and I feel like I have Christmas Hangover. The best remedy for a Christmas hangover is reading and coffee, in my opinion. Unfortunately, this means that reviewing is not my highest priority today. I finished Sidecar Crush, wanted to share my enjoyment, so decided that my review would be short and sweet. Here goes...I do not see the appeal of being famous. This could be b...
  • Carol
    3.75 stars.2nd book in what is promised by the authors to be a six book series. The fictional town of Bootleg Springs is wild and a little wacky (moonshine and rednecks abound) but these romances are very sweet and also pretty sexy stuff. I am enjoying the antics of these crazy Bodine brothers and their sister Scarlet.This is Leah and Jameson's love story. Jameson is reserved and a little shy, the tortured artist type and I guess you could say Le...
  • Cyndi
    This was sweet! I loved Jameson! He and Leah Mae were a great match. I’m still not sure I will read Gibson’s book. So far Jameson is my favorite hero of the series!
  • Jacob Proffitt
    I just got really tired of Leah Mae, so I quit at a third in. The problem is that Leah Mae's engagement just doesn't work and it's the only thing keeping these two from falling back together. So I hate it and I have no respect for her as a result. I mean, it says something not-good about her that she's engaged to a selfish snot-waffle with the empathy of a cheese fry. He hates things she loves and he's tanking her career while he's at it. And she...
  • Ivy Deluca
    I love Bootleg Springs and I love revisiting Scarlett and Devlin. I only liked Jameson and Leah Mae. This was a very pleasant story with a nice couple. It just lacked the tension and the passion of the first book. Then again, Scarlett was a kickass heroine, Devlin had the right mix of alpha in the sheets/beta in the streets that I love and it's hard to live up to IMO. I liked the little tidbits for the overarching mystery, and I absolutely will c...
  • Anna
    2,5-3....I didn't like MCs, I didn't like the story.The heroine was engaged and she was feeling something for hero.... She dumped her fiancé and next day she making out with hero??!!! And she was engaged to a man who spent a lot time near the mirror!! Girl, it's just not right!!Ok, there wasn't any cheating but it felt like it.Hero,.... He was so insecure about what he felt and wanted to feel about his girl... I like my hero more secure, more st...
  • Hannah
    Cute, not great.
  • Jodi
    “I love you, too. To the stars and back.”I read a LOT of books every year. And the majority of those books fall somewhere in the romance genre. So it’s fair to say that I am exposed to a good number of hot, handsome heroes and swoony plot moments. And there are more than a few stunning first kiss scenes in those books, as well. So believe me when I say that the first kiss scene in this book BLEW. ME. AWAY.If you read my review for the first...
  • Debbie
    Jameson Bodine is an artist, and spends his days working away in his workshop making works of art out of scrap metal. Leah Mae is a model, TV star and her career is on a downward spiral thanks to a reality show where she is portrayed as a homewrecker!Whilst shopping in the Pop In, Jameson sees Leah Mae, his childhood best friend, who is visiting her sick feather, he chats to her and then her city slicker fiancé comes up and makes sure that James...
  • Bree
    This book checked all the boxes. Smart? Check. Laugh out loud? Check. Sweet? Check. Steamy? Check! I loved the way this book picked up seamlessly where the first one left off, especially considering it was written by Claire and the first one was Lucy's. They stayed true to every character, something I haven't found to be true with any other team-written series. Jameson is the sweet, quiet brother, but that does not make him weak or a doormat. He ...
  • J Williams
    This book! If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh, make you swoon and make you tear up, then this is the story for you! There are so many, many funny moments in this book. Bootleg justice is alive and well! Jameson is about as swoony as a hero gets. Seriously, this man is all southern charm and deliciousness. And there are so many (happy) tear moments. Add in one of the best first kisses I have ever read and an epilogue that I wil...
  • Maria
    Jameson is the quietest of the Bodine family, he is actually an artist and a lonesome soul. The only friend he has, besides his brothers, is a girl who left Bootleg Springs in search of fame. But Leah Mae is back into town with her supposed fiancé and her encounter with Jameson will trigger strong emotions she had hidden for so long. Together they will build a relationship that initially, owing to her career is unstable but later their bond will...
  • kookyquinn
    Do you love those stories where childhood best friends reconnect years later and have a fairy tale romance? Is it even better when crazy small town shenanigans are sprinkled throughout? How about a little murder mystery that keeps you guessing even once you reach the end? Yes? Then THIS is the next book I suggest you pick up!Book 2 but it will make sense if you skipped/missed book 1 - true standalone!
  • Saly
    This was a nice friends to lovers! H is the shy silent type and was friends with h who he hasn't seen since she was 16. She comes to town with douche agent fiance; stays behind and once her relationship has ended h/H explore their feelings. I am quite enjoying this series & their family!
  • N.N. Light
    Loved this! Think Sweet Home Alabama, only steamier. Plenty of drama for those who love conflict. My Rating: 5 starsReviewed by: Mrs. N
  • maggieandteddy
    review to follow!
  • NovelMomma
    Rating - All the stars!“The breeze was soft on my face, and the sun sparkled on the water. It smelled like summer here, in a way no other place did. It reminded me of those magical summers I’d spent here. Reminded me of Jameson.”Welcome back to Bootleg Springs! My bags are packed and I’m ready to go! I adore everything about it there. The physical location is beautiful, and the atmosphere is even better! I fell head over heels in Whiskey ...
  • Brandi
    Sometimes you find a town that you just want to live in. You're ready to pack your bags, sell your current home, and move to the new town you've just fallen in love with. You know that your life will be better and amazing and that it's just the right place for you. You know that nothing will get you, nothing will bring you down, that you will have met your people. That's Bootleg Springs for me. I'm ready to sell my home and pack my belongings and...
  • Missie M
    Jameson Bodine is the sweet, quiet artistic-type you can’t help but love. Leah Mae is probably the most down-to-earth model/actress in the US. These best friends were obviously meant to be from the beginning - and I loved them! This story carries on the hilarious quirky small town feel from the first book, including some amazing “Bootleg Justice”. There were side stories within this book that brought tears to my eyes with the love we see be...
  • Anne OK
    The Bootleg Springs series continues with not as much zest for me as I found in Scarlett and Devlin's story. It was good and I liked both Jameson and Hollywood actress who returns home when things under the big lights turn ugly. This was a nicely done friends to lovers addition. I am beginning to have vibes regarding Callie Kendall's disappearance -- and although they are ugly ones, they aren't going in the same direction that the clues have led ...
  • Alison
    And so this kooky series continues ...This book features Jameson Bodine, the quiet brother who makes sculptures from scrap metal and takes place shortly after the events in the first book, although long before the epilogue to that book.Leah Mae Larkin was Jameson's childhood friend, the two of them climbed trees, swam in the lake and were each other's best friend. Leah Mae was the only person who understood Jameson's crushing shyness and was the ...
  • Peggy R
    I don't give out five star reviews very often but just like the first book in this series, Sidecar Crush is worth it. Claire Kingsley is one of my favorite romance authors and her partnership with Lucy Score has resulted in a series that pulls the reader in and makes them want to stay in Bootleg Springs. I loved Scarlett's character in Whisky Chaser, but I think her brother Jameson is one of my favorite male lead characters. He is the total packa...
  • Sayrah Ellis
    I just finished Sidecar Crush by Claire Kingsley with Lucy Score and y’all let me tell you about this book! When I first visited Bootleg Springs in Scarlett’s book I fell instantly in love with the Bodine family and the amazing cast of characters. In Sidecar Crush you’re right back in a town full of southern hospitality, loyalty, mischief, and moonshine. Jameson Bodine is a breath of fresh air. Jame is used to being overlooked. Craves it ac...
  • Lofty
    4*Jameson is the quiet one of the Bodine family but always felt alive with his friend Leah Mae. Leah Mae had left bootleg Springs when her parents divorced. Then she got her lucky break modelling & an agency but her latest work leaves her unsettled. A return home has her rethinking her career & life especially when she reconnects with Jameson.I loved the book & can’t wait for more of the Bodine family & friends.I voluntarily reviewed an advance...
  • Michele
    Bootleg Springs is back!I fell in love with Bootleg Springs in Whiskey Chaser but that ante has been raised with Sidecar Crush! I am so invested with this cast of characters.Jameson Bodine and Leah Mae are childhood best friends, reconnected, a couple you are going to love and root for from page one.Sidecar Crush is a love story of pure sweetness, wrapped in heat, humor, and tinged with mystery! I loved this story to the stars and back.
  • Ann
    4.5 stars. Sweet story from one of my favs authors.