4 out of 5 stars
Ah, I think I needed this. After re-reading the Throne of Glass series (sobs), I needed something that was light and angsty and cute.
Finlay Thatcher is struggling after the death of twin, Cole. She’s trying to get her life back on track, but she’s full of regrets about the way she treated Cole before he died. I could really relate to Finlay with her relationship with Cole. I’m the baby of the family and (don’t get me wrong, I love my older brother) living in someone’s shadow is always hard. In her case, Cole is one of the most promising football (in my books, he actually plays <i> rugby </i> but I digress) in Alabama. So, unable to cope with people using her to get to Cole, Finlay pushes him away.
Fast forward a few years, and Finlay is the water girl for the Alabama (*cough*) football team. She deals with the usual sexist remarks that are sadly inevitable with women in sport, but she also has to deal with Caden Brooks, who has taken Cole’s place on the team. Caden is the usual egotistical heartthrob that all the girls pine over, but our Finlay here hates him.
But not for looo-ong! I’m not gonna lie, this book had me grinning like a Cheshire cat, then fanning myself. It’s cute, and it’s pretty sexy.
Also, being an English gal, I <i> love </i> reading about American high schools. Where I’m from, we don’t get excited about school sports. It’s just not a done thing. So the fact that the whole town goes to a school’s sporting event? Blows my small mind, it really does.
*Thanks for NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read this book*