Rock Bottom, a standalone romance in the Dawson Family Series featuring Dean Dawson by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Emily Goodwin, is LIVE!

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Rory’s life is a mess. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, let go from her job, and losing her apartment, she takes a chance on a new job in a new town. Things can’t get any worse, right?


When the foundation of Dean Dawson’s life crumbles to pieces at his feet, he swears off relationships of any kind and goes back to a life of bachelorhood, loving and leaving different women every night.

After dodging what could possibly be the world’s worst blind date, Rory finds herself face to face with Dean—a temptation she knows she should avoid. It’s just one night, and there’s no harm in having a little fun.

Wrong again.

They say when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up, but nothing is ever that simple.

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My Review

I’m pretty sure since Cheat Codes most of the population of Emily Goodwin fans started begging for Dean Dawson to get a book of his own. It took a minute. We got all the Dawson siblings stories first, and finally last, but certainly not least we have Dean’s book. GAAHH!! Rock Bottom was everything I hoped it to be, and at the same time so much more than I could have even hoped for. 

Dean Dawson is delicious, ladies. He is gorgeous, successful, funny, and loves his family more than anything. His interactions with his nieces and nephews will literally melt your heart! He seemed like he had it all. But, he’s bitter and jaded about relationships. He’s happy with no-strings hookups. That worked for him until he met Rory. She was the missing piece of his puzzle he didn’t even know he was missing and WAS NOT prepared for her! 

Rory is this beautiful, sweet and sassy surgical RN. She’s down on her luck at the moment and ends up relocating to Eastwood, where our favorite family, the Dawson’s live. There are many similarities between the way Rory grew up and the Dawson family. There’s also a friend of her brother associated with how Rory ends up in Eastwood as well. Rory just wants to find a good nursing job and good man and settle down with. However, her luck has been finding men that don’t want to commit, and she will probably just end up an old lady with several cats instead. 

When Rory and Dean meet it’s kismet yet this hilarious mix up of epic proportions. Fate, destiny, whatever you want to call it was hard at play. They just were inevitably supposed to meet that night. It was a hot fun no-strings attached one-nighter.

Or supposed to be. One and done! GAH, was it smokin’ but it was this crazy beautiful connection too  from the first second. One that had me fist pumping in the air like HELLS YEAH!! They both deserved this, each other.

Secrets were revealed, some pondering and questioning. They were both terrified, for different reasons.  I was one the edge of my seat praying they could get past it, because they really were perfect for each other. But they both  would have to put trust out there when their trust had been destroyed in the past. There was no doubt undeniable chemistry between them, but it would take more than chemistry to build a relationship for these two. Will these two be able to get it together? 

The entire Dawson crew is present and all up in this book and I could be happier about this. I wish I could make myself a part of their family. They are loud, hilarious, at times inappropriate at the dinner table, wrestling in the yard, but would end you if you spoke bad of their sibling. They are written like a perfect family with flaws and all. I FLOVE them!! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐- Holy Cow!! Dean is freakin hot y’all!! I think because of the bits we had seen of him before we didn’t know how much amazingness he was rocking but dang… I mean dang! I loved this story. It may be my favorite of the Dawson kiddos books. IDK I loved them all so much and I say that everytime, but he just deserved his so much. I loved Rory, she was sassy and sweet and the perfect one to rock his world upside down. 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥- Lets just call him delectably ,delicious Dean, okay!! These scenes were hot, hot, smokin hot!! 🔥😍🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- OMG!  Best Ending Ever! 😍♥️😍

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About Emily:

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.

Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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