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College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.
Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.
When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.
I purchased this book because it sounded great and let’s face it the picture that was on Twinsietalk of the guy letting us know the book was LIVE didn’t hurt any. This was my first experience reading a book by Brenda Rothert and I loved it!
We are first introduced to Kate who is pregnant and her boyfriend has decided to take the low road and left because of it. She is just beginning to accepting the pregnancy when tragedy strikes. After graduating collage her mom convinces her to seek group counseling to help with her depression.
We get to meet the HOT Hockey player, Ryke, who also suffered his own tragedy and is attending the group counseling meetings. Ryke is drawn to Kate and offers her a job to spend more time with her. I loved their group therapy meetings the way they would tell each other how they were feeling and the others had no idea they were talking about one another. I loved watching these two grow together and figure each other out. I loved how patient and understanding Ryke is with Kate, most guys would have tossed in the towel and took off but not Ryke. I also enjoyed seeing Ryke and his team mate, Luke, interacting. I’m not one for sports but man I could get into Hockey if Ryke and Luke were the ones I was watching.
I have to say I had to grab the box of tissues a few times while reading this book and you should have them handy for the first chapter. This is a great read it kept my interest and I could not put it down. This was one of those Ok I’ll stop reading and go to sleep when I get to the end of the page, wait the end of this chapter, oh no I need to read the next chapter. You know what I’m talking about we’ve all experience this at some point. I knew it was bad when my husband rolled over at one in the morning and said “Really, still reading we have to get up in 4 hours go to sleep!” I just had to finish.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes (I just realized they are mostly Ryke quotes):
“Sometimes even though you can’t see someone, they’re always with you.”
“This is the prize I want,” he said, “Let me spend tonight with your heart instead of your head.”
“Can’t you just trust me? Let me hold you up when you hurt. Whatever I am, I want to share it with you.”
“Do you trust me?” he asked, his tone warm and – God help me – sexy. He could read from a cookbook right now and turn me on.
About The Author
Brenda Rothert started her writing career as a print journalist. She now writes Romances, some Contemporary and others with a twist of dystopian society and adventure. Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.
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