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 nextbook in this series.
This was an enjoyable read that had me giggling and laughing out loud at Cam's inner dialogue and commentary. It touched on complex subjects that we can face in life without getting to bogged down in angst. We got to know the characters as we followed the realistic slow burn of the relationship, which I preferred to insta love. They both had baggage to deal with and it felt like a natural progression as they got to know each other. I also found it so refreshing that the male lead character wasn't a manwhore. I'm a fan of epilogues in stories and I found myself wanting to know more when I finished the book, immediately looking to see if the nextbook in the series had been released.