- File Size: 772 KB
- Print Length: 346 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Stuart Reardon Publishing (January 23, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 23, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077J524TL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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All Nick Renshaw knows about is rugby. He didn’t like school so University was not a choice. He left school at sixteen and was working at a paint factory when he was recruited into a rugby team. He never looked back. Now, after eleven years playing rugby, he’s injured in his Achilles heel tendon, and he’s afraid he won’t be able to make it back. He went through the operation and the physical therapy but he’s still uncertain. He knows his body and he knows it’s not yet right. He’s just been recruited into a rugby league team and his new coach assigned him to a sports psychologist to help him get his mojo back.
When he meets Dr. Anna Scott, the connection and attraction are immediate and strong. Their chemistry is off the charts but there are two obstacles: Nick just got engaged to Molly and Anna’s job assignment forbids personal relations with the players. So they abstain from acting on their feelings until Nick discovers Molly cheating on him with his best friend and former team mate. His actions unchain a lot of reactions and incidents. They all get involved in a spiral of court time, public media harassment, Molly’s revenge through the media and court, you name it. This bitch from hell caused a lot of damage to Anna and Nick, and financial difficulties for Nick. They both go through a really black period. Through it all, Nick suffers another injury and goes through the same medical hell as before but with better results. Anna has helped him so much that he improved his game, while his personal life is in strife. Anna is not as lucky, she is submerged into a professional and personal hell caused by the ex-girlfriend from hell, who cannot forgive that Nick has moved up since their spectacular breakup.
There’s a lot of drama and angst; as I read the book I felt I was in a roller coaster, with dramatic ups and downs. This couple had some months of joy, followed by months of despair. Yet, their love was so strong, that it held up during all this strife unto a beautiful HEA. I loved how Stuart Reardon presented Nick’s feelings while on a game, the feeling of pride that he was chosen to play for his country with the responsibility to play good and win the cup for his country, the exhilaration from the fans in the crowd, all the feels that us normal couch potatoes will never feel. Anna and Nick almost lost everything, but then they won everything. Because when you are honest and good and hardworking, eventually you will achieve what you want in life. It may not be what they initially planned but they ended up UNDEFEATED.
Undefeated, the first collaboration by Jane Harvey-Berrick and Stuart Reardon, is an extremely well written, well thought out novel based in the world of British rugby. I was completely captivated by this story- it was great to read a “sports romance” that was heavy on the actual sport itself. As an American I’m not really familiar with the sport of rugby as we’re all about football here in the US, so I loved being immersed into Nick’s world, thanks to the knowledge brought to the story by Mr. Reardon. I’m not sure if the “feel” of the story would have been the same without his expertise.
Nick and Anna’s story is an emotional journey that had me hooked from the moment these two crossed paths. I went through the highs with them, and I definitely felt the lows. I was beyond frustrated for them as they had to deal with the fall-out from their “forbidden” relationship. And not just frustrated, I was so angry for them! There were times I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch someone, and I give mad props to Anna and Nick for being as composed as they were. Well, aside from that one time… But lord almighty, there were some very stressful moments for me- I wanted to help fix things and I couldn’t!
I enjoyed every aspect of Undefeated. I really liked the build-up towards the romance,
the detail that went into presenting the sport in a way that those of us unfamiliar with it could appreciate, and honestly, just the overall experience of navigating the ups and downs of life with Nick and Anna.This is a book that will make you think, it’ll make you smile, and if you’re like me it will drive you a little bit crazy.
The emotions in this story were very intense and passionate. This story really told the hard work, the hope and the pain of a rugby player, the down side and the up side of being famous and the changes that love can bring into your heart and life. Loving someone can be hurtful, it can break you but it can also heal you and make you fly.
‘Undefeated’ is told from both POV’s. I really liked both characters, Nick and Anna, very much. Nick is a quiet, strong and loyal man and Anna is an intelligent and kind woman. This is a slow burn story. But I liked that, they went from friends to lovers.
You don’t have to know anything about rugby to read this book. I know nothing about this sport and this story had me still in suspense when Nick was playing an important rugby game. These writers told the story in such a way that I really had the feeling that I was there, hoping and praying with the rest of England that he would win.
After loving this book so much, I really hope that these writers will write another book together.
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