Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
J. Nathan’s writing is so bloody addictive! This story is a typical college sports romance, complete with an arsehole sporting star (in this case, hockey) who’s too hot to handle, a strong and sassy female lead, and a whole lotta angst.
After Crosby’s world is turned upside down, he’s shipped off to Alabama with one rule: keep quiet, stay under the radar, and survive until he can graduate and go pro. Only, he hasn’t had the warmest welcome, being tied to a tree – naked – and left alone overnight.
After Sabrina has encouraged her long-term crush to pursue someone else, she’s determined to focus on herself and stop taking rubbish from other people. So when she stumbles across an arrogant, rude and very naked guy tied to a tree, she doesn’t take his attitude, walking away and leaving him there. And while, by some unspoken agreement, they hate each other, they also begin to learn that there’s more to the other than they thought.
Like I said, it’s a pretty standard NA college romance, but honestly? As an English gal who is totally obsessed with everything to do with American high schools and colleges, I totally lapped it up. These kinds of books make me want to pack up and move to the US with nothing but £150 and my Dalmatian.
As well as being a sucker for a good old American contemporary, I’m also a total sucker for a hate-to-love romances. And add in a sports player? It’ll have me swooning some serious swoons.
I loved the banter between Sabrina and Crosby, and loved how they didn’t put up with the other’s crap. Because of Sabrina’s closeness with Finlay, we also get to see quite a bit of her and Caden, which you can never go wrong with.
While this is a series, and some of the characters do overlap, you can totally read For Crosby as a standalone. I, personally, have only read For Finlay, which is the first book in the series, and also this book, which is the third.
I highly recommend this book if you’re in the mood for some light, easy reading, or if you’re suffering from a book slump. J. Nathan’s writing is easy and addictive, and I’ve fallen in love with it!
*I received a free e-arc via the publisher and NetGalley*