I’m not Prince Charming, baby. I’m a King.
I’m the country’s hottest rock star.
She’s my little sister’s best friend.
I left everybody in the past when I left Crown Creek, and I never want to go back.
Too bad—I have one last obligation to take care of before I can leave this town behind forever.
I’m not planning on running into her in the parking lot.
And now? Now, she’s all grown up. She’s a gorgeous spitfire and I want her the moment I see her.
The only problem? She can’t stand the sight of me…for good reason.
Still—there’s one thing I know.
Even your mortal enemy can become your lover if you sing the right tune…
|I already had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Reardon at a book convention and I think I will be repeating myself when I say that I love Jane Harvey-Berrick’s writing style. So when it came to my attention that those two would be writing together well it was a given that I needed to read that.
I am not sure how they shared their work but I think it is fair to assume that this detailed knowledge about Rugby and the emotions of the players is definitely coming from him and wow I would have never guessed that the injury rates are really that high – again wow. (but hey what do I know about this sport – nothing)
When it comes to the writing well let’s put it this way. I would have guessed that Ms. Harvey-Berrick was holding the pen and Mr. Reardon giving the input BUT after reading some of the explanations given within the book I am not so sure anymore. And after reading the book I think it actually really might have been both of them together.
I am not so much into sports novels I have to admit that in advance but this collaboration intrigued me. And I was not disappointed. To me it sounded and later also felt like professionals were at work in both writing and plot. Struggling at the beginning when I thought it was going too detailed into the sport itself – I was shortly after surprised about the emotional depth of this novel.
While it started with its focus on the sport the tables were turned rather quickly and the story became a romance but the sport was never lost during the way. Their journey from patient to lovers was remarkable. Against all obstacles, lies, deceit that tried to pull them apart the reader will love to follow them
It felt real and it felt like just the right amount of feeling for a novel of that kind. Still I have to admit that I did not cry and I did not laugh – so according to my own rules I am not allowed to give this book 5 stars – so damned if I do & damned if I don’t. Because the novel was perfect as it was. What can I say .. good thing I am CRAZY and those rules are mine …