This story, this book, it truly made my heart happy. Sometimes you just need a story that will have you smiling while reading and crying happy tears by the end of the story, becoming just so enthralled and in love with characters like Molly and Noah. A slow burn, hate to love romance that not only has the sizzling chemistry but the emotional ache of loving someone who has the power to destroy your whole world.
“How had I ever thought I could live a full life, a satisfying life, if I didn't have this in it? What a fool I'd been.”
Oblivious to what his life has become, Noah has let his success in football become a solitary endeavor, outside distractions of women not even on his radar, going as far as to become celibate for the last few years, a true testament to his dedication. Yet, with one kiss, Molly has the power to undue the walls he has built up and decimate his heart, leaving him longing for more off the field than he ever needed before. With an underlying messy history of a teenage crush that ended poorly, this hate to love story builds with the anticipation of when Molly and Noah would finally let the sparks from 10 years ago come to fruition as adults. And let me tell you- when Noah’s control finally snaps - holy WOW, that man can take care of a woman in the bedroom.
What I loved most about this book is Molly and her ability to see the best in others even if she didn’t always see the best in herself. A beautifully giving soul, I was yelling for Noah to open his eyes and see that Molly was the one that would bring meaning to his life outside of sports, a true match for his grumpy demeanor. With those rare smiles from Noah warming my heart, I fell head over heals in love with this book and would highly recommend it! 5 stars!