I was unreasonably excited to read this book…
…which usually just leads to sadness, disappointment and unmet expectations.
So I am seriously excited that this thing stuck its landing.
Another thing that excites me?
The fact that reading this book – and the subsequent composition of this review (see how fancy I made that sound? #SelfAggrandizementAlert)- gives me a blatant
excuse justification to do some important research I like to call “Salivating Over Rugby Players.”
Possible risk factors of this research include:
1) The short-circuiting of one’s keyboard due to inadvertent spillage of drool from one’s mouth.
2) Cramping of one’s hand from all the required picture pinning.
3) Passive aggressive chastisement from one’s spouse when said spouse discovers a new folder entitled “Hot Rugby Studs” on the family desktop.
Obviously, this is a very serious, intense process and takes a great deal of training, thought, and determination.
Definitely not for the weak of heart.
Case in point?
So ri-god-damn-diculously hot. Can’t take it.
Even off the field.
But I digress.
I really enjoyed this story. As always, Singh’s writing was tight and perfect. There were also some really cute, funny moments.
No anger in his voice, though the eyes he turned on her were assessing.
‘The stapler was too heavy for you to throw with any accuracy. Next time, try a hole punch.'”
There was also some slow, good old-fashioned gradual relationship building – a seemingly lost art these days – and I really enjoyed the fact that Singh stayed true to Charlotte’s past.
Many times, you will have a “damaged” character with longstanding issues that are suddenly and miraculously just “healed” overnight with the appearance of the H or h…And as much as I sometimes wanted to say “Oh lord, just get over it and bang him already,” it was refreshing to see some issues handled with a little more reliability and realism.
But my favorite thing about this book?
Be still my cold dead heart, I loved him.
He was the perfect mix of asshole alpha and sweet male man meat. Book boyfriend material for sure.
I can’t wait for the next one in this series.
Until then, there is always more Rugby research.