I have just finished Wrecking Ball (my first P Dangelico book) and I loved it. I am a bit of a sports romance junkie and this one really hit the spot for me. P Dangelico has given us a truly likeable (and loveable) leading man and lady and a storyline that is well fleshed out and written. Both characters have overcome major setbacks/upheavals in their lives and moving forward has meant having to deal with these issues and their storylines are handled with sincerity by the author. There is also an interesting and funny support cast of characters that we are introduced to and who will, I am sure, get their own stories as time goes by and if they are half as good as Cam & Cal, I cannot wait!
Very enjoyable CR about an enigmatic but hot footballer and his developing relationship with the teacher who is home-schooling his nephew. At first they have lots of clashes, but as time goes on they form a friendship that eventually turns into love. Both Cam and Cal have had problem relationships in their pasts that have affected them for a long time, but this is dealt with well and their relationship is quite convincing. The inclusion of a 10-year-old boy as one of the characters is also done well. And there were quite a few funny lines and zingers through the book.
This book is a slow-build. It all happens gradually, so if you like books where people jump into bed right at the start, maybe this one isn't for you. But I liked the way things built up gradually and they got to know each other over time and really cared for each other.
Comparisons have already been drawn between this book and Mariana Zapata's The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I have to agree. There are lots of similarities, but there are also plenty of differences, and I never felt like it was just a copy of Zapata. I fully enjoyed both books. I certainly think if you enjoyed WoW you will probably like this too. Overall I look forward to the next book in this series.
Loved, loved, loved this book. Slow burn with well developed characters. Cam was my b*tch! She was funny, sweet, strong yet, vulnerable when needed. And oh so loyal. Calvin was our hero, and what a hero! A man of few words. Arrogant and stubborn. But deep down, hurt and scared of being screwed over again. He’s possessive and a little controlling, but when he starts to open up, he’s so sweet! Read it and the others in this series. You won’t regret it. 😘
I absolutely loved this enemies to friends to lovers romance from P Dangelico, my first read of hers and definitely not my last. The story, beautifully written from Cam's point of view follows Cam as she struggles to get a job following the revelations that her dead husband was responsible for embezzling millions of dollars from the general public. Penniless, homeless and with limited friends she takes a job as a live in nanny/teacher to the nephew of super hot, super arrogant quarterback Calvin. Cal hasn't got the best attitude towards women, with good reason too it would seem. Both Cal and Cam have severe trust issues, but soon enough they both learn to trust and depend on each other. Add into the mix a super cute 8 year old, who also has trust issues and it's quite the emotional rollercoaster ride. All the characters played their parts perfectly, I'm usually pretty good at seeing faults in characters, couldn't see any here. I loved the story, it was happy, sad, funny, emotional and an all round winner for me. The chemistry was pretty intense between Cam and Cal (once their relationship became physical, there was no stopping them). I was hooked from start to finish. I was provided with an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.