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Author: Shae Ross
Publishers: Entangled Embrace, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: May 9th, 2016
This is, IMHO, another winner by this talented author! It has a mix of angst, turmoil, humour and romance mixed with college life for a group of excellent sporting students. The story telling is great, as usual, well paced and packed with action. There are many surprises adding twists and turns to the journey to their HEA. The characters are well developed, with many secondary ones who really deserve to have their own stories in future, if only to reassure me they, too, will have a loving happy ending. Whilst honesty is supposedly the best policy, what if speaking out could cost you your chance to be a top sports person earning millions? What if not speaking out could cost the love of your life their chance at such a future? What if your family is poor and you could change that forever? Temptations, conflicting desires and worries all play important parts in this well crafted story.
Through the story the pressures on sporting students are explored as are the unexpected consequences of what were initially well intentioned actions which is how the two main characters initially met. Issues like the different treatment of athletes based on their gender, the financial temptations and manipulations, coping with family health and financial issues and so much more are included in this story. The characters are brilliantly portrayed and excellently developed, easy to relate to and empathise with. The plot focus isn’t solely on the romance, there’s a detailed plot with plenty to keep the reader turning the pages. Whilst it may well be written with new adults in mind, it works well for older readers (like me), too!
No ifs, no buts, definitely one I’ll be reading again – congratulations on another enthralling read I have no hesitation in highly recommending. I’ll certainly be looking out for more by this author in future and really hope this proves to be the start of a new series.
Thanks to the publishers for gifting me an ARC of this novel, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
Priscilla Winslow has a mouth that spits fiery sarcasm faster than I can throw a touchdown. But I’ve wanted her ever since I saw her in that Bo Peep outfit on Halloween. Yep, I’m a sheep who will follow that little hottie anywhere. There’s one problem…she hates me. Just because we ended up in jail and quite possibly ruined both our futures…
They’re changing the rules…
College Quarterback, Preston Rush is living the dream. He’s leading his team to the National Championship and days away from earning a ‘first round draft pick’ label. When he meets Little Bo Peep at a Halloween party, he thinks he’s scored big. Instead, he wakes up in a jail cell with the corseted beauty. Because of him, she’s in trouble and when he discovers her true identity, he realizes, his nightmare is just beginning.
The always shooting for perfection Priscilla Winslow can’t believe her good deed has cost her soccer career. Even though she knows it isn’t Preston’s fault, she can’t forgive him for the disaster that is her life. She just wishes her damn body would get the message. Every time she sees him, it’s all she can do not to kiss him.
When everything crashes down around him, Preston will have to decide if doing the right thing is worth losing it all.
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