My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Hard To Love #1
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Opening your heart again.
Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.
Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. Wait, wait––let me rephrase that. He loves women, he just doesn’t want anything to do with ‘um. Not since his wife, presently ex-wife, got knocked up by the guy she was cheating on him with. Problem is...there’s one living in his house. And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.
The protagonist of this stand alone novel has a propensity for profanity and sexual shenanigans. You've been warned.
Book given in exchange of an honest review on Netgalley,
I loved this book from the start! I found the characters hilarious and intense; and since the sex scenes are far into the book we get to know them pretty well before anything happens and that made the connection between them much stronger which definitely hooked us up!
Cam has been through A LOT, and it's not figurative speech, her life has been ruined, her husband died and now she has no job and no money.
Even though all of those things are happening to her, she is still strong enough to stand up for herself, and that made me love her from the start.
During our lives we may hit some rough patches and it's not about who suffers the most, it's about how we overcome this situations and she is a perfect example of that.
But she still needs a job, and there comes Calvin, he was such a weird moody character from the start, that I couldn't put my finger on what he wanted out of Cam.
But he starts to shed his outer self preservation coverage and bit by bit we start to see this really good man, who has had a hard time in life and is now guarded.
The fascinating part about this book is that there's a point in which you are so deep inside the story and so connected to the characters that you forget about how they were before. In that moment your mind knows that Calvin's eyes where always these expressive, and that Cam could never keep her hands of him.
Calvin surprised me the most, he was such a pure soul. He had been always a romantic, and that was hard to tell from our first impression, but then he uncovers little bits of himself that leave Cam speechless.
I really fell for this characters, the author did an amazing job in making them super relatable and so likeable that you can't stop yourself from crying alongside them and wanting to be Cam's best friend and help her in her bad moments.
A must read!