Love can take some time to break in...
Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans...
Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn't have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets...
I'll admit it took me a while to get into this story, perhaps because I got confused about whether we were in the past or present a couple of times. But once I got going, it was a decent enough read.
Teagan and Nick have known each other for a long time. Nick being Teagan's brother's friend. They had always maintained a good friendship especially since Teagan could communicate easily with Nick and he never felt awkward about his stutter around her. But years later while Teagan is living in Boston doing an internship and Nick is in the same town, things heat up between them as Nick starts seeing her as something other than a friend and his friend's sister. But he can't really cross the line, can he? Of course one thing leads to another. But in the end, Nick bottled it and walks away, leaving a devastated Teagan behind.
Years later, Nick wants a second chance but Teagan is not having it. She won't leave her heart open again, especially not to the man that broke it in the first place. But Nick is determined this time, even if he had to fight through his tongue-tie to explain his side of things.
The story is good, the characters are well-drawn and the chemistry sizzles. But one of the thing that really bugged and slowed down the pace a lot was that we spent a lot of time in the character's heads and some of the things they thought about felt repetitive. But this is still enjoyable and I would read this author again. One for fans of new adult contemporary romance.
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