Some fires warm you up. And some burn you down.
Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he’s evicting her.
Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can’t afford dreams, though, so she’s given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.
She should hate him. But when a man looks at you like that, it’s so easy to lose your focus.
It is a devine feeling when the 10th book in a series you love is this good.
This book is good. So, very, very good.
It has all the great parts of the series with the wonderful New Zealand setting and culture as well as all the joy that is rugby. We get to see a lot of couples from other books.
However, what makes this such a great romance is the coming together of this couple–a ballet dancer and a rugby player. They are very different from each other and yet it is in the startling overlap of the physicality, drive, passion, and dedication of their lives that they see, know, and love each other.
Wonderful. Sexy. Emotionally compelling.
The hero. Ahhhh. I love a steadfast kind hero. James does a great job showing all layers of a person and gives us the kind of hero that well books should be written about. He exists inside a complex family and work life. He is complex and really sexy in all his ways.
The heroine is a single mother who is coming out of the haze of early motherhood and has family dynamics of her own to sort out. She is so herself and its wonderful. She is sexy as hell too.
Together. Boom. The celebration of bodies in this series is especially good in this editions. Very body positive for all the varied body types here. (with a little wobble on the weight issues of one side character). In every word, this book relish the unique bodies we all have. A really gift in this book.
The plots out side the romance are inside them because that is how life works and this is a well told story that will move you.