I'm going to sound cray-cray, but I'm thinking it was slightly too realistic, prosaic. Kepler is known in the tabloids as being a partier, a ladies man, and a kill. Kepler is looking for a home. I cringed in some spots, wishing Rebecca would realise how career-focused she was but that was all part of the conflict and it's wonderful how Kepler and her love for him, changed her. He wants to be more normal, he is tired of overdone women throwing themselves at him. She says she cared for him but 2. Samantha goes home to her apartment where someone breaks in and tries to kill her.
The car accident that derailed Kepler's European career also gave him some much-needed perspective. Although Kepler was cleared of any wrongdoing, his European team did not renew his contract. I really enjoyed their meet-cute at the beginning!!! It not only kept my attention but also let fall in love with the real him more and more with each bit revealed. She is obsessed with reading romance novels and collecting fictional boyfriends. Holly was a lot harder to like. He came from a hard life, and made something of himself from nothing.
I was sad about how quickly it ended and there is something about an epilogue that calls to me. The dedication and hard work that he put into his career was awesome, despite the fact that the press painted him as nothing more than a playboy. The more time Holly spends with Kepler, the more she sees how different he is from his tabloid persona. This is her first big account since she went out on her own. But with the biggest championship of all on the line, romance may be completely out of bounds. I was really sad with what happened.
I can see him settling into his new leadership roles and the maturation that follows. Bring it on Rebecca, let the games begin! His background was really interesting and I wanted to know more about him. My Holly: She smiled, and in that instant she was exactly what he needed: beautiful, soothing, solid. And one that made me laugh and laugh. It makes the story fun, this kind of relationship, and it makes way for possible sub plots. The great thing is when a reader finds an author who takes the premise and makes it her own and gives us a book we can really enjoy.
The relationship between Kepler and Holly was believable and one that kept me reading long after I should have been asleep. Jessica Almacy did a phenomenal job as narrator and her voice wasn't too whiny. Holly has landed her dream account. A life with Beth was everything Chris wanted, but the wounds of battle are nothing compared to the agony of heartbreak. No matter what she feels about those plans.
The car accident that derailed Kepler's European career also gave him some much-needed perspective. Holly is left trying to decide what to do as everything comes crashing down around her. I blame the ridiculous cover for my lack of faith. But when his ambition threatens to derail. This book was cute and I liked it. I was wrapped up in this story and wish there was just a little bit more to give me a glimpse of the future, but overall it was an enjoyable book.
To bad he makes all her girly parts stand up and scream do me. The dialogue was laced with emotion and passion, sexy and also at times funny. Almost like Ms Almacy was trying too hard and the accent came across as fake. Not boring but borderline that. This book was cute and I liked it. Kepler is a good looking guy who has had some hard life lessons handed to him both physically and emotionally.
When he finds out who she is he is furious. All he wants to do is to play the sport he loves and go home to a cozy house. I got where she was coming from, but I really struggled with an emotional connection to her character because of the way she kept taking one step forward and two steps back. He is attracted to Holly and she returns the feeling but won't act on it. It made sense that Holly would hold off on a relationship with Kepler because getting involved with a client was definitely a conflict of interest. He is passionate about soccer. I like how it all plays out.
I loved that Holly is focused and pushy in getting what she wants, and of course I simply adored that Kepler let's her get so derailed from the tracks and twists her into the kind of knots no woman wants to be in! I don't want to party or try to move on. Even if he disappeared right after their nuptials. Free designer cocktails, they say. So when her manager hires a new coach, a has-been who left the sport after a scandal, Regan wants him gone, fast. This was a great romance. Once these two get to know each other, their chemistry works out really well. Her rival is gunning for her and will do anything to make her look bad, even tell Kepler about the plan for his career.