March 19, 2019
He is the one that never looks her way.
He is handsome and strong.
He is rough around the edges and mean.
He is everything she’s ever wanted.
He doesn’t even know she exists.
Her life is a joke.
She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.
She laughs at inappropriate times.
She talks when she shouldn’t.
She is clumsy and trips on air.
She is finally on his radar.
God help her now.
I’m a new fan of Lani Lynn Vale and I can’t even express how mad I am at myself for not reading her sooner! I was hooked from the very first page and literally didn’t put it down until I was finished! Lani’s writing is fresh, her characters so likable, the story full of fun, hilariousness, sexiness, suspense, more fun and more sexiness. Raleigh has had a crush on Ezra McDuff, the football and baseball coach, for the school where she teachers, since she was a little girl. Years and years were spent watching, fantasizing and wanting him. He never saw her. After one of her many falls, trips and crazy accidents, she literally falls at his feet. Then runs. Now he sees her, wants her and he’s not going to give up until he catches her. Raleigh can’t catch a break. She trips on thin air, falls over nothing and now she has to do it with Coach McDuff watching her. When he asks her out, she feel as if all her dreams have come true. She doesn’t hesitate to say yes and their first date ends in tornado of emotions and a sexy as sin romp that she’s been dreaming about for years. There are a few obstacles. But nothing is going to stop Ezra from making Raleigh his. She couldn’t put up a fight even if she wanted to. Can Raleigh forgive Ezra for never seeing her? Will Ezra make up for their lost time. I LOVED THIS STORY! So. Effing. Much! I laughed out loud while my husband just shook his head at me. I got hot and bothered, laughed more, cheered, cringed and fell hard and fast for Ezra. He’s sexy, smart, funny, loves his sister, best friend and nieces and nephews. Treats his players like men, would do anything for them. Loves Raleigh’s quirks and loves her more with each trip, fall and trip to the doctor. He’s not the same person he was when he was eighteen. He’s a good man and now that he has a good woman, he’s not going to let her get away. Every time he called her darlin’ I melted! Raleigh is a hot mess! But she cares about her students, embraces her bad luck and just can’t believe her crush wants her back. Better late than never. I loved how mature they were. They talked about their feelings, shared their fears. They are adults and acted like it! He didn’t have a problem with the teams, teachers, entire town knowing how much he wanted his woman!
This is one of those books that as soon as I was done with it I wanted to start it all over again. That’s how much I loved it.
His ass was encased in a pair of jeans that molded delectably to his ass so perfectly that I wanted to write the makers of Levi Jeans a letter and tell them they should get an award.
“I haven’t been quiet about my feelings for her. It’s not my fault that y’all are just exceptionally unobservant.”
“It may have taken me a long time to see you, but once you were there, I’ll never be able to look away. Not ever again.”
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.