by Allison Parr (Goodreads Author)When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gatecrashes a pro-athlete party, she ends up face-to-face with Ryan Carter, the NFL’s most beloved quarterback.
While most girls would be thrilled to meet the attractive young millionaire, Rachael would rather spend time with books than at sporting events, and she has more important things to worry about than romance. Like her parents pressuring her to leave her unpaid publishing internship for law school. Or her brother, who’s obliviously dating Rachael’s high school bully. Or that same high school’s upcoming reunion.
Still, when Ryan’s rookie teammate attaches himself to Rachael, she ends up cohosting Friday night dinners for half a dozen football players.
Over pancake brunches, charity galas, and Alexander the Great Rachael realizes all the judgments she’d made about Ryan are wrong. But how can a Midwestern Irish-Catholic jock with commitment problems and an artsy, gun-shy Jewish New Englander ever forge a partnership? Rachael must let down her barriers if she wants real love–even if that opens her up to pain that could send her back into her emotional shell forever.
Source: eARC for Honest Review from NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary
I thought this book was sweet and charming with a touch of quirk.
Rachael is a typical book nerd who has no patience for things like sports.
Ryan happens to be a misunderstood NFL quarterback.
With a chance meeting their worlds collide. With this collision judgements are made and feelings are hurt but fate can be a real bitch sometimes and these two keep meeting and are forced to try to be friends.
Friendship is hard when assumptions are made but once the truth starts to get in walls start to come down and they start to fall for one another.
The more they fall the more their own quirks start to come out. These quirks are what made this relationship work for me. Rachael's bookworm quirks and Ryan's charms make the perfect combination.
Well....until their assumptions come back and kick them in the ass and add that they are both the two most stubborn two people in the world. This makes a tough road back to one another.
I thought this story was super sweet and I enjoyed the connection of Rachael and Ryan and all the other characters.
3.5 Quirky Thumbs up!