A gorgeously sweet and sassy love story that’ll have you believing in second chances…
What is happening to me? I’m sat here listening to Backstreet Boys’ Incomplete on repeat and writing a review on another Sports Romance… feeling like a puddle of mush. And, yes the box of tissues is empty because Rhonda James had me crying my heart out. Is it possible to even run out of tears? If so, mine have got to be almost there. Here’s the thing, I’m normally more into rough, volatile and fiery romances, however, as of late I’ve been reading more and more the sports, rom com kind that are all cheery and giggles and candy. Although Save My Heart definitely falls into this category, it also has a real heart-wrenching, soul-ripping and teeth clenching quality. At this very minute my chest feels so tight it hurts – even though I’ve hit the end. Which, by the way, Ms James… whaaaat? I know it’s not a cliffhanger, well it kind of is, but I am now waiting on my knees for that novella!
Anywho, considering this is a Sports Romance there’s actually only one proper game the whole way through, even if there are mentions to others. For me this was good, even if I am a massive hockey fan – ice or field – because it didn’t disrupt the story. Save My Heart centres around Skylar and Scott, high school sweethearts. The storyline could’ve gone a very predictable route, you know blah blah blah, but it was actually sweetly refreshing. The story wasn’t so far-fetched and out this world that it was difficult to keep up with it and the characters were compelling and endearing. Even Scott, who starts of as a bit of dick, is utterly lovable. I know that dirty talk is the norm, but let me tell you that Scott Rivers made me blush. This guy had me swooning one minute, drooling the other and then picking my tongue off the floor the next. His words are enough to make you orgasm. And, yes, I’m giggling and blushing as I’m writing this. Maybe salivating… a little… a lot… because that’s not the only good thing he does with his mouth!
One of the things I loved the most about Save My Heart is that there isn’t a big sob story, the type that has you feeling sorry for one of the characters because life has been a bitch. Okay, so Skylar’s had it rough… but that is never a big issue that needs to be addressed in a grand climax. Refreshing really seeing as a lot of stories in this genre use that as a way to get the reader to empathise with a certain character. In all honesty, James’ characters didn’t need this in one bit – it could’ve possibly detracted from the love story. I still can’t believe how emotional this book got me. I’m still all gutted and trying to pull myself together because I became so attached to the characters.
I’m just so happy that I got my hands on this gorgeous story. It had the right amount of heat, sensuality, sass and drama. The humour and banter were on point and really lifted the story to keep it light and bright. I’m already itching to get my mitts on the novella due in May. I really want to see what happens not just with Skylar and Scott but with Cage and Cassie, and Derek and Laney. This series is just exceptionally brilliant. I can’t get enough of it and I now want to re-read Jersey Girl… and that is exactly what i’m going to do. Start it all over again!
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About the Book
I’ve spent my entire life protecting something.
I’ve played hockey my entire life. Had many girlfriends. Slept with more women than I care to mention. Been in love twice.
While one woman tried to control me by changing me into someone I no longer recognized, the other loved me not for who I could be, but for who I already was.
She was my high school sweetheart but, like a fool, I walked away and let someone else take my place.
Now she’s back and even more beautiful than I remembered. Once upon a time she trusted me with her heart and I broke it. This time, I’ll do whatever it takes to win her back.
I was the first boy she ever kissed. After all these years, I want to be the only man she kisses for the rest of her life.
About the Author
Rhonda James is an International Amazon best-selling author who loves a good HEA, believes nice guys don’t finish last, and strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. Rhonda is married and lives in Michigan with her family. When not writing, some of her guilty pleasures include kissing, diving into a good book, and wasting time on Facebook, though she may do one more than the others.