All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalised with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.
Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.
One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.
This book’s packaging is a little misleading, but I suppose they’re trying to grab an audience!
Since Drew is the only New Adult book I’ve read that wasn’t by Tammara Webber that wasn’t totally misogynistic. This is actually a pretty sweet, simple read, and it was nothing at all like I’d expected.
At first I thought this was going to be a fairly generic romance, but it hits you with a big surprise partway through, a not-quite paranormal twist that got me hooked. I saw the second twist coming, but I still really enjoyed reading about how it all panned out.
I’m a sucker for big dramatic things where one character betrays another and they have to find their way back to each other, so that was the appeal of this story for me.
The story pulls very tightly around only a handful of characters, and it’s a quick read. There were a couple of points where the writing was a little bit clunky, but I was just so glad to find a NA book that showed some respect for women!
Review copy provided by NetGalley.