I am so glad we got this little glimpse into Andy! I liked him in book 2 and I loved him in this book. He is a little geeky and a good guy who thought..Show More » he'd never have a chance with his dream girl. Katie finally realizes that she likes a guy who treats her well and doesn't hesitate to grab a hold with both hands. This is a short story but I liked getting to read about the date that Scarlet set up for these too. He was so nervous it was sweet and funny and she was honest with him which I loved even more.
Another great narration job by Nick Podehl & Saskia Maarleveld!
I loved this book! This book was very different from all the other books I've been reading. I have read so many "injured athlete" books in the..Show More » past but never where the girl is the athlete in question. This book made me think about so many things I haven't really considered before. It was so sweet and romantic and had so many real life problems. Book 1 has me completely sucked in! I am dying to start book 2.
The narration is great! Nick Podehl is great but I don't love his female voices and Saskia Maarleveld was perfect all around!
I'm loving this series! I didn't know how this book was going to compare to book 1 but it seriously was just as good, if not better!! Sarina Bowen is ..Show More »great at seriously deep issues with a huge side of happily ever after! The issues these characters had to deal with were extremely hard but they both handled it so well I wanted to cheer for them. Bridger was so different than I thought he was after book 1. His character was amazing! Scarlet is such a tough girl, she had some seriously big things going on in her life and she just wanted to get away from it all and go to college but life only follows her. Together these two are so perfect, they are hot and in love! Can't wait to move on to the next book!
From the blurb we can tell that this is a “second chance” love story. Two boys who fell for each other at the wrong time, have lived apart for years,..Show More » are now suddenly thrown back into one another’s lives.
Rikker is out and proud, and Graham is still hiding behind beards and denial.
What proceeds is a long and angst-filled romance that hides behind closed doors for the most part, until Graham can’t stand the strain any longer.
I avoided reading this book originally because –though it got many 4 and 5 star reviews – several key issues made me cringe. 1) I don’t tend to like re-union love stories. I like the original blush of new love far too much to see lovers find one another again. 2) I didn’t like the YA aspect of this. Too much angst. Not enough sex. 3) The fact that it’s part of a M/F series written by an M/F author.
But… I love hockey stories. I love coming out stories. I LOVED Him by Sarina Bowen and finally – when this came out on audio it had two narrators which really flipped my switch when I listened to Him.
So, I gave it a go.
All in all it wasn’t bad. I agree with the preivous reviewers who noted that Graham and Rikker don’t act like teenagers, but young men with real life problems. However, I never warmed to Graham and felt like he was a big whiny baby for most of the book. Even when he finally makes the right decision, it wasn’t enough for me to really like him as a character.
Rikker was awesome and I wish he’d been more forceful with Graham and earlier on.
The other secondary characters are interesting, but since their stories are all part of the M/F series – I won’t be reading them.
I guess I enjoyed this, but I wouldn’t be tempted to read/listen to it again, because I was pulling my hair out over Graham’s ridiculous inner monologues.
Story 3 of 5 stars
The audio is the only saving grace (for me) with this book. I loved the alternating voices and really felt immersed in the story. I really liked how well both narrators captured the emotion and it’s great having two distinct voices tell a story like this.
Love this book and this entire series! I wasn't expecting Bella's book to be so serious but it was perfect. Bella and Rafe make perfect sense to me. T..Show More »hey are so opposite but that is what works for them. This book hot a lot of emotions for me. Sarina Bowen has moved up to a must buy author for me. If you haven't tried her books yet, you really should!
I LOVE this series! With familiar and new characters, the plot was fabulous, characters easy to fall for, and development perfect. The performance as ..Show More »well as the excellent narrative keep me in rapture.