The time had come for Luca Conti to hang up his boots.
After a career travelling the world and playing in some of the biggest games, his body was tired, and he was looking for the next step.
The only problem was, what came next?
After playing the game he loved day in day out since he was a kid, Luca had no idea what life looked like on the other side.
Enter Elise McCoy.
Elise doesn’t do sports. She does margarita Mondays and tight-arse Tuesdays. With her job as a schoolteacher filling her days and her crazy best friends filling her nights, she’s not looking for anything more.
Elise is ready to play and Luca is out to win the most important game of his life.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
A soccer player with an accent? Yes please and thank you.
I liked that Elise and Luca came from two very different worlds. He was well known and loved, in the spotlight with a boisterous family. She was a sweet teacher who mostly kept to herself except for her two best friends Jax and Dina. I totally understood her hesitancy to get involved but there was something about Luca that just made her want to try. I liked that for as much as he was away and busy with this demanding schedule, he made time for her. Made her and their budding relationship a priority. And being with her put some other things into perspective as well.
I really liked that Rebecca Barber didn't just make Luca an all-star athlete. He struggled and so did his team. She really dove into the mindset of someone in the twilight of their career. Yes, there were matches and practices but the emotional side of the game is what really connected with me (as someone who has been through it). Overtime was a low-drama, low angst romance. Elise and Luca's journey was witty and charming and had me smiling and swooning in equal measure.
About the Author
Rebecca is a clumsy, introverted, bubble bath loving, chocoholic who'd rather read a book than go shopping. And don't even mention shoe shopping!
Rebecca is a lucky girl - one of four kids to school teacher parents. Wife to a football obsessed husband. Aunt to the most crazy/adorable little girls. And sister to two very determined sisters and one easy going brother.
Rebecca lives in Canberra Australia and spends way too many hours a day working the day job.
She is a book whore who can easily (and happily) read a book from start to finish in one sitting and spends her spare time writing.
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