In Time (Play On Book 2) by Cd Brennan
Rory Cameron is all about rugby. He’s been playing since he was a wee bairn in Edinburgh. By now, he should be a powerhouse with his single-minded dedication to the Traverse City Blues Rugby Club. But something is missing. With his dad breathing down his neck to make a big club, the last thing he needs is a sassy country girl distracting him.
Grace making the men’s team? Improbable. Rory coaching a women’s rugby team? Unbelievable. Falling for the girl? Absolutely.
Grace Bowman moves to Michigan to forge a new life without her family’s constant mothering. She refuses to let her diabetes keep her from the life she craves. Time to live big and take chances—carpe diem and all that. Still, the last thing she expects is for things to heat up with the coach of the women’s rugby team. If her new lifestyle doesn’t kill her, rugby just might. But Grace is willing to take the chance for a winning try with Rory.
This book irritates me because it is close to being a great book but falls short.
Everything that is here is very good but truncated.
For example, there is a point where Rory freaks out but it is really not explored, processed, or integrated.
The heroine is reckless with her health and this is a key and compelling element of the story but we don’t get to see her growing and changing. The book just ends.
Rory makes a big personal change and again we barely get a taste of his new life.
The love story is stunted which makes sense given the character but we don’t get to see it bloom.
This has a more Happy for Now ending which is not my favorite.
I love the rugby and the psychology in the book The characters are really human and the pairing is good but it all needs more depth and completion.
I am hoping the third book in the series will move in this direction.