Sexy. Passionate. Fierce.
Irish rugby star, Padraig O’Neale, has fecked up his life and is one angry man. When caught using a banned substance for his back pain, Padraig is excused from both his provincial club and the Irish International team. Right before World Cup selection. Out of choices, his agent convinces Padraig to play for a small American club in Michigan. Just until things settle down. But when Coach asks the team physical therapist, Gillian Sommersby, to help the newest Blues player with his issues, Padraig finds himself trying every wacky treatment out there from stinky salves to music to yoga. Like her therapies, the therapist herself is a bit…odd. The cute college grad in Converse and glasses doesn’t seem all that impressed with Padraig’s celebrity status, nor gives a shite about his excuses. As it turns out, she might be exactly what he needs…
I like the mood of this book in terms of how the writer deals with grief, addiction and passion for one’s profession.
The heroine is dedicated to her job as a physical therapist integrating new methods into her practice. She is grieving the loss of her brother to addiction.
She is a lot hippy and the hero is not.
The hero is an Irish rugby player struggling with a addiction on pain pills and his denial.
There is a great deal of passion between them and they struggle with communication but they both grow a great deal.
The rugby details are finely drawn.
The romance could end with more emotionial bravery but this is a compelling read and I am looking forward to reading more in the series.