If you've ever seen your teenage crush ten years later, and he turns out to be a complete jerk, then you know how Molly Ward feels.
The last time she saw Noah Griffin was the regrettable day that she decided to climb into his bedroom window and turn her unrequited crush into something more.
That day was bad enough, but things are about to get worse.
Noah has become one of the best football players in the country, and he’s just landed on Molly’s front step.
As a new addition to the Washington Wolves roster, Noah's presence is the key to Molly’s promotion in the front office.
The problem is, Noah wants nothing to do with Molly, and his surly attitude is making her job very difficult.
But he's got another thing coming if he thinks Molly will be intimidated by one grumpy football player, no matter how much he hates being around her.
Once these two go head to head, their mutual dislike explodes into undeniable chemistry. But with what they have at stake, they just might detonate everything else along with it.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
First of all...how in the ham sandwich is this the first time I've read Karla Sorensen?
Second of all...I inhaled Focused! It combined a few of my favorite things...sports and steam and secrets and second chances.
There was something so endearing about Molly that I couldn't help but root for her. I liked her spunk and kindness. How she loved and cared for her family. How she rocked her job. Even when it challenged her. Especially when it brought her face to face with her childhood crush, Noah.
Well Noah certainly grew up a lot in the years since they had their run-in. He is now all man, and a growly, broody one at that. He is known as 'The Machine'. Seen as heartless and cold but Molly knows better. It took some time and a lot of patience and compassion to break through his mile high and thick walls but she did.
While it was impossible for Noah not to fall for her, there was more than one problem standing in their way. Their situation was tricky and complicated and both of them had a lot at stake. It was only a matter of time before their secret caught up to them. And when it did, things imploded in a major way.
But holy swoon city! Noah's grand gesture, his play to win Molly back absolutely melted my heart. I'm talking belly flutters and smile that stayed on my face long after I finished reading, perfection. Focused is slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance at its finest.
About the Author
Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone's face, then I've done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever.
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