Type: Sports related contemporary romance
Reviewed by Pistol Annie
I had the perfect life.
The perfect husband.
Colin Cassidy—the incredibly talented, extremely gorgeous, and unbelievably humble star NFL quarterback.
The perfect career.
As the recently-appointed executive director for the Boston chapter of Mending Hearts, a child abuse prevention and treatment program, my daily reward was helping to keep vulnerable, innocent children from being preyed upon and destroyed. It’s all I’d wanted to do since I was a teenager.
Perfect city. Perfect car. Perfect house with the perfect view.
From the outside looking in, it was impossible to find a single flaw in my life. I had it all. Everything I’d ever wanted.
But that kind of perfection came at a price.
Demanded the ultimate sacrifice.
What happened when I discovered what I’d been missing all along?
When I began to question if the lies were worth protecting?
What if suddenly the last thing I wanted was to be perfect?
Plucked right from today’s headlines in the professional sports world, you’ll just think you know where this one is heading. But before you realize what’s happening, it takes a surprise turn that quickly captivates and surprises. Erin Noelle writes what may look like a romantic triangle on the surface – and what sounds like a whole lot of cheatin’ going on – then again, maybe not at all. Sometimes what you see and what you’ll find are two very different things. But you can count on finding one heck of a captivating and unique story from start to finish!
Monroe Cassidy and Colin Cassidy look like the perfect married couple on the surface. He’s a very popular and successful professional football player, and she’s doing exactly what she’s always dreamed of being able to do. Everything about their life together appears near perfect. But it’s what lies beneath the surface that truly matters. And when Oliver Saxon enters the picture, perfect becomes slightly imperfect. Each of these characters will cast their spell upon you. You’ll find it hard not to love all three and most likely even a fourth — and at times dislike them as well. Each one has wonderful traits that are worthy of your love and respect. But they’re walking a thin tightrope between right and wrong, and those perfect images that they’ve tried so hard to present just might shatter with one misstep. Are their dreams and desires worth taking the risk?
Erin Noelle excels in surprising her readers by taking a slightly different path – one less traveled here. Her wounded and broken characters are diverse and are a sure bet to keep you mentally and emotionally engaged. Her writing is stellar with an even blend of laughter and romance-at-its-best often spilling over into the poignancy reflected in the main event.
My heart was stolen before I knew it. I was simply mesmerized by each word of this life story that embraces the beautiful dimensions of love – and the many ways we find it in our lives if we’re only lucky enough.