Tie Breaker by P. Dangelico
Release Date: July 25th
All is fair in love and second chances.
Professional tennis star and everybody’s darling, Maren Murphy is going home. Unfortunately, going home is the last thing she wants to do. She doesn’t know what’s worse, being named the executor of her grandfather’s estate, or having to deal with her grandfather’s business partner, Noah Callahan. That devil’s spawn may have broken her young, tender heart, but this time it’s advantage Murphy. If anyone’s calling game, set, and match, it’ll be Maren.
Noah Callahan is a screw up. Well…he used to be a screw up. Bad boy reputations, however, are not easily shed. He’s been a successful business owner for over a decade. You would think the people in his hometown would’ve forgiven and forgotten already, but alas no. Until his one shot at redemption walks into his office. Maren Murphy is the only woman he ever loved––and the one he purposely drove away.
She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker.
I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
So this book had an unfortunate draw of luck so to speak. I received it and therefore read it right after I finished a book that I loved might I add but also had an eerily similar premise to this one. Due to this I compared the two books on every aspect and while Tie breaker was and okay read for me it faded into the shadows when it came to the other one. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed it but I hoped to like it way better.
Anyway what shined the most for me was the writing style. I really enjoy P. Dangelico stories, she has a talent to entice me with plotlines usually I wouldn’t like. It happened here as well. The way the story is told also really interesting. I generally don’t like when there are jumping between timelines but in this case it created a quite unique atmosphere to the book. It is basically goes like this , starts in the present then jumps to the time the two main characters met and from then on the threads progress parallel. Unfortunately it also meant that the big reason that there was strife between the characters gets unveiled practically at the end. It was a bit annoying how the characters constantly skirted around the topic but never giving enough information to see behind the scenes but it was certainly interesting.
I wasn’t a big fan of the romance or maybe it was just the characters. I just didn’t feel the chemistry between them and felt that the way they acted towards each other created to big a chasm to overcome after so long.
I also thing that there were plenty more potential emotional wise in the story because every conflict was o easily resolved instead of going into them deeply enough. It was a shame.
This was a quick and fun read but not my favorite from the author. I missed the dynamic feelings and the tension that I love lately in my reads.
Meet P. Dangelico
Dangelico loves romance in all forms, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.
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