My blind date isn’t the studious guy I expected: he’s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic.
The next day I learn he’s Jack Hawke—bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn’t a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian.
But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I’m sure he’s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How’s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him?
Is Jack my real Romeo… or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?
"But Elena isn't a mistake.[...]God.She's the girl a man dreams of finding someday...everything I always wanted.And I threw it back in her face.I reacted without listening.You lobbed another interception, Jack.You lost the fucking game."
I was almost in tears by this point in the book. We'd seen both characters with their alternate POV's and we knew they both had feelings for the other and I had become emotionally invested in these two. I wanted them to get their HEA's! Luckily we have a rather fun version of Romeo & Juliet to read through as we see these lovers ad lib their way through their lines as they try and tell the other how they feel.
"I did so much wrong, and it's my own damn fault for being...broken since the moment we met."
"I meant it as a symbol that I wanted more with you, but then I'd get nervous and not bring it up. I felt so unsure. I've never loved anyone. I'm stupid."
*Sigh* Jack, Jack, Jack, you sweetheart. Yeah, this one hit me in the feels.
I do have several more books by this author to read on my Kindle and I will be reading them shortly but for now, I'm going to read a non contemporary book since I'm pretty sure this is going to give me a book hangover and I'll be thinking about it for a while.