Cover Design: Kari March
Release Day: March 14, 2016
Synopsis"That girl isn't just trouble of the not-a-team-player, not-a-reliable-runner variety. She's trouble of the devious, manipulative, too-f***ing-hot-for-her-own good variety. She's the kind of girl who causes trouble merely by existing, and then makes sure to cause more. And the last thing I need right now is more trouble." A failing farm. His father’s debt. And a struggling college track team. Will Langstrom has too many responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is Olivia Finnegan, a beautiful but troubled new transfer student. A smart mouth. A strong right hook. And a secret that could destroy her. Olivia is her own worst enemy, with a past she can’t seem to escape, and the last person she wants help from is a cocky track coach she can never seem to please. Refusing to be pushed away, Will is determined to save her. And determined to resist an attraction that could destroy them both.
"I run my fingers over my mouth in winder. He kissed me. And it was so unbelievably good, so perfect, that I don't see how I'm going to go through my whole life without feeling it again."
There's always intrigue in a story of forbidden love. The story was different and it kept me turning the page. Elizabeth O'Roark is a new author for me but the synopsis drew me in. The story is well written in dual POV which I enjoy.
I was immediately drawn to Olivia, a troubled transfer track star with a huge chip on her shoulder and a very dark and traumatic past that she's "running" from.
Will's character also sucked me in. Of course we've seen it before, the son who's a major disappointment to his father, forced to leave a life he loves to save the failing family business after his father's sudden death, it wasn't a new story line but it's one that works. Will is pulled in every direction, he wants his old life back but he's loyal to his family, he wants the track team he coaches to be successful and he wants Olivia to overcome her past and be the star athlete he knows she can be.
There's lust, angst and heartbreak...what more could you ask for?
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