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- Print Length: 253 pages
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- Publication Date: June 24, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HK587ZC
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Over the Middle: A Sports Romance (Ballers & Babies Book 2) Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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"'I need you - I need you for your strength, for your tenderness, for everything that makes you who you are. Because the fight's not over.'"
Duncan Hart is Western University's star tight end who plans to enter the draft next year and is a major player. There are many stories around campus about his talents and he's pretty proud of himself for them. He's extremely cocky and shows little respect for anyone, even his coaches. He recently had surgery on his elbow and needs one of the student trainers to help him with his rehab. Duncan gets to work with Carrie Mittel, a junior kinesiology major who is interning with the training staff. Carrie is a former athlete herself but had an injury that prevented her from playing at the college level so she loves that she can still be a part of the athletic scene. She starts working with Duncan and very quickly, he has a change of heart that has him more focused on training and acting more mature during games. Others start to notice that Carrie is a great influence on Duncan and the two can no longer deny their feelings for each other. Just when Duncan and Carrie get settled in their relationship, trouble comes out of nowhere, which leads to a surprising turn of events.
"'Because I love her. Because I need to be a good man for her. A good man...he'd go out and fight with his team.'"
I'm a huge fan of happily ever afters and romances that make my heart melt so I loved this book. I love that the characters are very normal people with real problems who turn to each other when they need someone. The love between the two of them made me so happy that I had to buy Blitzed and Rushed, two of Lauren Landish's other books that contain some of the same characters. The author really knows football because there is a good amount of detail about the game itself and I love it when authors really know about what they are writing. Some sports romances lean more towards either the sports or romance side but I feel Over the Middle contains about 50% sports and 50% romance, which made me very happy! There is some profanity but I don't feel there is so much that it takes away from the story. If you enjoy sports romances, particularly ones about football, I highly recommend Over the Middle and I am looking forward to reading the other books by Lauren Landish that I just purchased!
>I am an independent reviewer. This is the second book in the ‘A Sports Romance’ series and ends in an HEA. This book’s plat seems similar to many college sports romance stories. The big difference is that the main male character, Duncan, is portrayed as extremely unpleasant in the beginning of the story. The author seems to want you to hate him. Hating Duncan in the beginning makes his transformation into a lovable person that much more sweet. Carrie is a PT student, herself an ex-athlete. When she is assigned to Duncan to help rehab his elbow, sparks fly. The wonderful romance is the boring part of the book.
>The difference between this sports romance and all the others is the level of detail in the actual sport. We know Duncan plays football, but this author is in his head through actual game scenarios. The reader can feel the excitement in the game, making the story, and Duncan, come alive. The secondary characters of Duncan’s coaches really show the humanity in a sport that everyone thinks is only about money.
>The only plot point that didn’t fit for me was when Duncan’s dad was taken away by the mob. Nothing came of that. Duncan was never threatened again or blackmailed. I felt as if this part of the story was just an idea and then abandoned. This book is appropriate for an adult audience. I am giving the story 4 stars.
Anyway, loved how they formed a "team" together to handle the storms they faced.
You won't be disappointed by this one.
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