The first time I saw Saxton Crawford we were in high school. He was the football star and I was just another invisible teenage girl. Now, he is a famous quarterback and the bane of my existence. And by bane, I mean his presence has brought back 10 years of secrets. Ones I’d thought I’d dealt with.
The minute he walks back into my life I become that bumbling teenage girl all over again. I’m not having it! Even if the quarterback only has eyes for me. He’s irresistible, too handsome for his own good, cocky, and carrying baggage no one wants.
Saxton Crawford has spent years trying to find his mystery girl. Turns out, I’m that girl. I guess I wasn’t invisible after all. Bam! Happily ever after right? Nope, not for me. Not with his demons and mine. It’s going to take every ounce of my will power to resist him.
So, what would it take to get him to leave me alone? Do I want that? Maybe I should be asking myself…”What would it take to win his heart?”
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspective by chapter.
This is my first book by EL DuBois and I’m looking forward to more. She managed to introduce a solid cast of characters, develop a romance between Saxton & Saylor, and even incorporate some suspense/thriller elements. While this is a sports romance, this will be best enjoyed by those who prefer Football be a minor part of the story. I hope that this is kicking off a series because I’d love to hear more about the secondary characters.
Note: DuBois replied in a tweet that this is kicking off a series – Dalton & Jill are getting a book later this year. There are also crossover characters in The Forsaken Hearts series that will be getting audiobooks soon.
Also, take a moment to get another look at that cover! Wow!
I loved Sarah Sampino in this. Set in Austin, Texas – she provides all the characters with a subtle Southern accent that compliments the story without overpowering it. I also liked that she used a lower register when reading the chapters that were from Saxton’s POV. All the characters had unique voices and inflections that made it really easy to always tell who was speaking.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Saylor’s ex is stalking her and there’s some peril.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.