It was never love for me with this one, but I did like it. I love a bad boy hero with a marshmallow heart, and Kingston definitely gets there somewhere along the way. His vulnerability and persistence are some of the best parts of the book – along with all of the smokin’ chemistry and plentiful conversation. The writing is solid and the suspenseful aspect adds a little something extra. This just had a really slow start for me, and it never fully recovered. There are too many references to Kingston’s womanizing past, too many times when he almost reverted back to that, and too many moments when Kingston gets vulnerable… only to be left hanging. So, I liked a significant amount of this, but there was something off the whole time.
The story follows Kingston, a giant, grumpy football player who is constantly getting into trouble. He’s aggressive and angry at the world, a combination that makes him a little dangerous. So when his latest mess leads to him “volunteering” at a camp for the next month, Kingston isn’t quite sure what to do with himself. There’s a sexy nurse at the camp, so things start looking up… at least until Silver rejects Kingston at every turn. Silver has no interest in a temporary fling, and she certainly has no interest in a jerk like Kingston. But as the two get to know each other better and let down their walls, the chemistry and connection between them becomes impossible to resist.
This is my first time reading something by this author, but I’ve heard great things about her work – and it WAS good. I liked a whole lot of this, from the slow burn to the complex characters, to the easy conversation. However, Kingston makes the transition from womanizer to instalove in the blink of an eye, even if he pushes against that several times. I liked him more than I liked Silver, though I could also understand her reasons for holding back. The secrets in her backstory worked in some ways, but not in others, and sometimes they made me dislike her. I really only disliked Kingston when he was sulking or overly arrogant, lol. I’d have loved if the focus of the story was on the actual relationship, rather than the drama that stands in their way, but that’s just me. Overall, this was a decent read for me, but not a standout.
“My secrets have always kept me safe… until he saw my truth.”
Kingston Scott is the most eligible bachelor in professional football, a charming rebel on and off the field. He’s also in desperate need of an attitude adjustment.
After a reckless night on the town puts him behind bars, he’s sentenced to coach football at a sleepaway camp in the middle of nowhere. He’s not sure he’ll survive an entire month of torture… until he sees her. The intoxicating woman with the silver moon eyes, the reserved smile, and the past she’s determined to keep hidden.
Silver Livingston is the resident nurse at Camp Dakota, a beautiful temptress on and off the clock. She’s also a forbidden mystery to all who know her.
After a decade of living in the shadows of the safe haven she’s created, she receives news that threatens her perfect façade. Silver isn’t sure what to do next… and then she sees him. The new arrival with the body of a god, a flashy smile, and evergreen eyes that burn straight through to her core.
Now, Silver isn’t sure which threat to fear most—the irresistible man she knows she must deny or the inevitable head-on collision with her past.
About the Author:
Meet K.K. Allen:
K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again.
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music.
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.
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