Katie Gills knows how to compartmentalize. She has a plan in place and although she has physical needs, those can be met by a simple set of rules created, in her mind, to save her from the ultimate distraction. Love. Limiting herself to a single sexual partner could lead to attachment and that would be breaking rule number one. Instead Katie maintains a rotation of perfectly distant and secretive lovers.
Augustus ‘Tuck’ Tuckman hadn’t been on campus long enough to get the feel of the place. The junior transfer had played his way into a football scholarship and he was using it for its intended purpose. Get a degree and get out. Life came after a career was established.
The crash of a beautiful girl into Tuck’s arms had feelings sparking in all parts of his brain, but she had a wall in place that made a future questionable. Can he play the game by her rules and still win? Or will he need to show her every thing is legal between the whistles? Even love.
I purchased this audio book.
I will say I am very picky for my audio voiced but I loved listening to the story told by the narrator.
I was very excited to read this book when I had an audio credit.
The whole concept of a women keeping a man on his toes was a breath of fresh air. It’s usually the man in that roll of juggling multiple women.
Sooooo Katie is kinda an ice princess. She is smart and loyal but she is not about to get attached. Her father has made sure to instill maintaining a distance with people. She also had a bad life situation that also made her heart black as night to the concept of love.
Tuck sees Katie and is immediately interested. He seems to do some digging to learn about her and then discovers her distance policy. I loved him breaking her down at each and every point with her rules and craziness. Seeing these two fall in love and seeing Kate learn to trust someone without second guessing them like she does her best friend Mark was amazing.
Right as I was falling in love with the story, we have a time jump. Now I do not know if it is mentioned in the book because the audio didn’t tell me, so I was way confused. I even messaged the author to ask what was up and she told me. The I get back to the flow of the story and we Katie and Tuck have a drastic plot twist but I have to say I didn’t like what Katie did in regards to how she handled it. I think I was just as mad as Tuck by her characters decisions. When we see and understand why she did what she did and the journey that is taken, I got it but I was hurt all the while.
The final chapters of the story seemed to make all the ends meet up and we see Katie and Tuck figuring out everything but I was a bit sad and glad he gave her a lot of grief for what she put them through. I did like the story. They did face a lot of issues due to them being an interracial couple, trust issues, and Katie being a bit of a head case at times. I will say I loved Mark. I would love to read a book about him because seeing him with someone at the end and seeing him happy was a nice cherry on top of the books ending!!
Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.
When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.
Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.