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Tiebreaker by P. Dangelico

Tiebreaker Book Cover Tiebreaker
P. Dangelico
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
July 25th, 2018

All is fair in love and second chances

Professional tennis star and everybody’s darling Maren Murphy is going home. Unfortunately, going home is the last thing she wants to do. She doesn’t know what’s worse, being named the executor of her grandfather’s estate, or having to deal with her grandfather’s business partner, Noah Callahan.

That devil’s spawn may have broken her young, tender heart, but this time it’s advantage Murphy. If anyone’s calling game, set, and match, it’ll be Maren.

Re-match on.

Noah Callahan is a screw up. Well...he used to be a screw up. Bad boy reputations, however, are not easily shed. He’s been a successful business owner for over a decade. You would think people in his hometown would’ve forgiven and forgotten already, but alas no. Until his one shot at redemption walks into his office.

Maren Murphy is the only woman he ever loved––and the only one he purposely drove away.

She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker?

Megan’s Review

“She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker?”

Ok… so first thing I need to point out to everyone is this cover… holy moly… hot or what? Yes I will admit that P Dangelico had me at the cover of Tiebreaker. I am a massive sucker for second chance love stories; it’s probably my favorite trope to read. I love the angst and anticipation of giving in to what your heart truly desires and giving that special person who completes you a second chance. I love the intensity of what these fierce emotions bring out between each page. This is my first book by P Dangelico and I really enjoyed it, so it definitely won’t be my last. I can’t wait to discover what other amazing stories she has to offer.

Maren is a professional tennis player at the height of her career, which is until she receives the unfortunate news that her grandfather has passed away. As the executor to her grandfather’s estate, Maren has no option but to return home; a place where she has avoided at all costs. Home is a place where she has suffered immense heartache and where she will have no other option but to face the man who tore her heart to shreds, Noah Callahan.

When Maren was a child, she worshipped the ground Noah walked on. He was her everything to her and more. She loved Noah like she loved the game of tennis; with her whole body, heart and soul. What started out as a deep seeded friendship, soon turned into something so much more, that is until Noah betrays Maren and ruins everything between them. With the ultimate heartache Marin has no other option but to run and vows she will never forgive Noah for as long as she lives.

“On jump,” she repeated, licking her lips, the first sign that she was nervous. With those two words, I closed my fingers tightly around her small hand and started counting. And on jump, hand in hand, we stepped off the ledge together grinning like fools. It only took me another decade to figure out that was the day I fell for Maren Murphy.”

Noah has never stopped loving Maren and breaking her heart is his life’s greatest regret. Knowing her grandfather has recently passed away, Noah is sure he will soon come face to face with the love of his life once more. Noah is set to face the next challenge in his life, and that is getting Marin to forgive him and learn to love him once more. Noah certainly has his work cut out for him though, because even after all these years Maren is still angry and has returned home with a massive chip on her shoulder. It’s now Maren’s turn to take centre court and this time Noah will be playing by her rules.

I know some readers will have issues with Noah and may not read Tiebreaker as a result of some actions and mistakes he makes, which is completely understandable, but I didn’t really have an issue with anything I read, I was just hoping, whilst I continued to read, that Maren wouldn’t become a doormat and hence would make Noah grovel and plead for forgiveness. Maren I found was strong-willed, determined and she sure didn’t let Noah walk all over her. She stood up to him and made her feelings perfectly clear about the way he hurt her a decade ago.

“Noah Callahan became mine the moment I laid eyes on him and nothing would’ve convinced my ten-year-old self otherwise.”

If there is one couple that needed hope, faith and forgiveness it was definitely Maren and Noah. Now that she’s back its Noah’s chance to finally make things right after ten years and hope like hell that the only woman he’s ever loved will eventually forgive him and give him a second chance. Will Noah and Maren get their long sought after HEA, or will Noah stuff it up again?

P Dangelico wrote an addictive and all-consuming second chance love story that I was fully invested in from start to finish. It contained the perfect amount of angst and emotion and was written both in past and present day skilfully, to not take away from the story and become confusing. I get this may not be everybody’s cuppa, but I personally loved it. If you are a fan of second chance love stories and sport romances then I suggest checking this one out.