Ok friends, I’ve clearly been on a love story kick. Part of it is because I don’t want to finish D. Wallace Peach’s Rose Shield Series. I’m just starting to get over devouring Elise Kova’s Air Awakens Series and I did that weeks ago. Clearly I have issues letting characters go, but I have a feeling that anyone reading this is the same, so we’ll all pretend it’s totally normal. Moving on!
Charlotte is a good girl that does what’s expected of her and has a plan for her life. She stays away from guys that only want sex… or at least tries. Charlotte is forced to tutor the school’s star quarterback, Grayson, and her life is turned upside down. They fall in love, but when he’s signed and drafted, their relationship changes. Will they be able to rekindle their love for each other?
The story is one part New Adult Romance and one part Second Chance Romance. Having seen me fill up my blog with all things romance, we already know I’m into both. Who doesn’t want a happily ever after?
Onto the didn’t loves…
- Charlotte takes FOREVER to give Grayson her phone number, but seems to cave pretty quickly on everything else. Here’s my phone number, now let’s make out and bone. I think she needs to learn the steps to a relationship because she’s doing it wrong.
- The relationship piece gets kind of skipped over. I’m not sure about all of you, but half the reason to read these books is for living the “honeymoon” phase of a relationship vicariously through fictitious people. Don’t deprive me of this; it’s cruel.
Enough of my whining, I feel like I’ve done that for a few books lately (I’m looking at you Chrissie Parker and The Half Shell Series). Things I did love…
- Charlotte did hold her ground. She was wary of Grayson and his reputation, and she definitely made him work for it. I feel like this plays out in a lot of romance novels, but only in spirit. Whitney G. made sure we knew that Grayson wasn’t getting anywhere until the girl was ready. Girl power!
- Grayson knows/learns what’s important in life. The book references his less than stellar football season at the end of the book, but it’s a footnote to Grayson. He’s happy with real things. That’s sweet. Maybe not realistic, but I’m not reading this for a reality check.
So, all in all, the book hit the spot, but it’s not the hottest or the most interesting I’ve read. It’s a good quick read if you have a plane ride you need to fill without getting too hot and bothered in front of others. *wink*