People rarely catch me off guard. I’m Collin St. James, after all, starting wide receiver for the Virginia Thunder, and playing football has kept me on my toes. But nothing could have prepared me to mentor our newest teammate, kicker Charlie Nicholson.
I wasn’t caught off guard because I had to take someone under my wing, or because Charlie was easily banging sixty-yard kicks through the uprights. It happened when the rookie’s silver helmet came off and long blonde hair spilled out. Completely baffled, I edged closer and took in the prettiest blue eyes I’d ever seen.
Charlie wasn’t only a complete knockout, she was also my younger sister’s closest friend, and when she smiled at me, I knew right then and there I was in serious trouble.
The last thing I needed was a distraction, but thanks to my gorgeous new teammate—and, to my surprise, my roommate—that was exactly what I got.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
The Thunder are back and as fun, competitive and ridiculous as ever. Carina Rose delivered a swoony and empowering romance in Falling for the Rookie and I gobbled up every word.
I absolutely loved Charlie. A woman so out of her comfort zone but unwilling to back down. She stepped up and into the challenge she was presented with class and grace and determination that wouldn't let her fail. If only she could get her feelings for her childhood crush, Collin, under control.
Collin was book boyfriend perfection. Patient. Generous. Protective. And even though he was a hot shot professional athlete, he didn't lose sight of his roots and what really mattered. But what I liked most about him was the care he showed Charlie as she navigated her new world. Especially as he tried to hide his growing feelings...
I enjoyed watching these two struggle to keep their attraction under control for the betterment of the team. But when they gave in...it was so worth the wait. From start to finish Charlie and Collin's slow-ish burn, low angst, friends to lovers romance was smart, witty and playful (and I'm not just talking about on the field). I can't wait to see what's in store for the team next.
About the Author
Carina loves everything about romance. To her, it’s the little things that matter. She also believes in insta-love, since she knew her husband was the one the first day she met him.
When it comes to books, she uses them as an escape from reality. . . . to get swept away. Carina hopes her words do the same for her readers.
She’s a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, watching sports, and, of course, relaxing on a beach.
Carina looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
Connect with Carina Rose: https://www.carinarosebooks.com
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