So far, from the three books I’ve read in this series (They don’t need to be read in order) Ryan and Vicki’s story is my least favourite. The way they met was pretty sweet, she saved him and he saved her right back and the result was an unlikely friendship that lasted for years. Vicki moved away with her family so they didn’t see each other for a while, but when she came back Ryan had to save her again by pretending he was her boyfriend to help her stop some unwanted male attention. It didn’t take long for it to become clear that their feelings for each other ran deeper than ‘just’ friends.
The writing is just as entertaining and the characters are the ones we have grown to love throughout the series, but for me the story didn’t have the same kick that some of the other books have. I didn’t find Ryan as exciting as his brothers. From my impressions of him in the earlier stories I had begun to think of him as a womaniser and a little selfish, so by the time I got around to reading his story I already had him pegged as a ‘sure of himself player’ and couldn’t quite shake my feelings for him.
There is no doubt that Bella Andre is a fantastic romance writer. She has the ability to set the scene build the characters and write believable dialogue. Just because this story was a little on the ‘groan’ side for me, I know there will be 100 women who will ‘swoon’ over it. We all have our own dream man, ‘ball players’ are not mine which was another negative for me……..purely personal taste and not in anyway a negative on the quality of this work.
Copy supplied for review.