Cover Design: Kari March
Release Day: March 14, 2016
"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.
Wow! I can't describe how this amazing read made me feel. Olivia is such a complicated character it was hard not to become attached to her. She's had so much devastation in her life that she has suppressed. Through this talented author, we get to experience her remembering, dealing with, and recovering from several traumatic events.
I loved the connection between Olivia and Will. Even through all the issues, they can joke and have fun together. Will is putting everything on the line to help her. Yes, he does benefit from her success, but he is more interested in helping her. Olivia is anything but a weak woman. She has been dealing with so much on her own for so long that she's very strong willed. She just doesn't bend to everyone around her.
My only complaint about the book was the ending. the epilogue jumped several years into the future. I enjoyed these characters so much that I would have loved a second book about them. A book where we got to see how their lives continue to their forever HEA. It was that good.
Elizabeth O’Roark lives in Washington, DC with her 3 children. After many years spent writing scintillating brochures about amniocentesis and heart surgery, she is thrilled to have found a job that allows her to just make s*** up.
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