[Crossing Hearts] EBOOK
ARC received via NetGalleyThis was a lovely sports themed romance to read I liked that although there was attraction between them at the start there wasn t an instant relationship but it rewI liked that he was from Chile and didn t speak English We Go-Go-Go! got to see that it was difficult for him when he was in America No one really apart from his interpreter sp I was enjoying this okay until the end The fight after Rioets hurt is CRUEL and I m not sure it s forgivable Also while I know professional athletes can be paranoid about losing their place I m also not sure I believe one being as willfully stupid about their own body as Rio was Or the coaches letting him Somato Respiratory Integration Workbook get away with it Sure they can t prevent the overtraining if he was hiding it but they sure as hell didn t need to be playing him when they suspected Anyway that leaves me with a romance I m not sure I buy and sports stuff that makes merumpy Not Reine Mädchensache great bob Enjoyable football romance I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads 35s of soccer romanceI am a big fan of sports romances and really liked the idea of a soccer star falling for his interpreter It will be interesting to see what other new routes the author will take in future installments in this seriesRio was areat character and he made his position very clear from the beginning I did not however warm much to Eva I bought into the fact that she wanted to be taken seriously in her job but her constant vacillation with Rio became difficult to understand But I am sure that other readers may have a completely different take on her There were some Animal Babies good issues raised and I was interested in Rio s approach to overtraining to ensure that he was always picked for a man who seemed so confident externally his fears were beautifully revealed and explained His confessions of his home life and family also brought much insight into why he behaved in this way It made the contrast with Eva even compelling It is a well written story easy to read and also has some interesting team members who will feature in future episodes Not an enjoyable read so I d say this was a 24 for meI ll write a bigger review with spoilers in my blog but to summarize I was disappointed with the heroine and what hopes I had since she is a translator the same degree Iot myself and was so curious to see her working with the sports theme I like soccer but the way things happened it sounded very boring and too technical and the end too predictableThere wasn t much I liked about this but since it was a short book at least it was easy to just turn the page even the romance wasn t fun to see happen because I just couldn t believe their emotions were at the same level as their physical attraction This review can also be found at All About Romance author Rebecca Crowley has published a number of standalone romances in addition to two series Homefront deals with American military heroes and Elite Operators is a South African set romantic suspense series I m intrigued by this one She s set her sights on soccer with her new series Atlanta Skyline and Crossing Hearts is a well crafted and very enjoyable sports romance that also delves into a timely subplot of the challenges faced by immigrants to AmericaChilean soccer star Rio Vidal has recently been acuired by an American team the Atlanta Skyline Though he s wealthy now his poor and humble roots have Offenders and Detainees given him a down to earth approach to life Having his attractive translator Eva Torres by his side is no hardship and he s interested in pursuing than just a professional relationship with her But his number oneoal is proving that the team that has acuired him has made the right choiceAs a professional Spanish language translator for pro athletes Eva is used to being around qasas-ul-quran good looking men but sometimes her heart leads her astray Her last relationship was with a soccer player who moved on to a new life without her a man she foolishly thought felt the same way about her as she did about him Once burned twice shy she sot her uard up where men are concerned especially one as appealing to her as Rio Eva has. New to the US soccer scene not to mention the English language compact yet explosive Chilean soccer legend Rio Vidal is driven to define a role on his new team Atlanta Skyline But he must also adapt to a new culture and accept that he can’t do it alone His beautiful interpreter Eva has been his voice his refuge But she is becoming so much.
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Crossing Hearts EBOOK
Time with was the roller coaster ride that was Rio and Eva s relationship I didn t hate it in fact there were some reat moments between them but oh Dead-End Road Mysteries god the angstyness drove me batshit crazy and had me wanting to toss my Kindle into the freezer a few timesI really liked Rio Heives his all and wants to be the best at what he does so that he doesn t disappoint other but also himself While a Hear the Wolves great trait he doesn t know the meaning of moderation and balance and thatets him into trouble But despite that issue he is truly a Valors Measure genuine person and definitely falls under the category of what you see is what youet and watching as he worked to find his footing in his new life only endeared him to me even For the most part I liked Eva She didn t have an easy childhood but she has worked hard to rise above it when it comes to her professional life and has dreams that she that she is working on making a reality She has a BFI Film Classics generous heart and truly wants to help those who have no one to turn to But and believe me when I say that it s painful for me to say this BUT theirl s Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan got issues and dear lord did she drive me batshit crazy I understood where her insecurities came from I did and my heart hurt for her but damn the woman needed to have someoneive her a huge dose of tough love and then a big hug The push and pull of their relationship because they didn t communicate kind of ironic considering their professional relationship was frustrating and though much of it came from Eva Rio threw his own issues into the ring as well If having conversations in your head and assuming you know exactly what the other person is thinkingfeeling was an event in the Olympics these two would win the وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله gold It was crazy But when they weren t doing their best to keep the other at arm s length and were chill I really liked them together There was an ease to their interactions as theyot to know each other that showed how Fiend good they could be together once they bothot over themselves Their journey was a bumpy one very bumpy but they both did evolve along the way and became stronger for itThis was my first read by Rebecca Crowley and overall I enjoyed it I thought the author handled the hot topic issue with care and respect and while I m no soccer aficionado by any means and my knowledge is on the low end of basic but her descriptions of what was Voice of Conscience going on either on the pitch or in training made it easy to visual what wasoing on I m interested to see what is coming up next for the series and will keeping an eye out for the next book Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley 35 stars I was PROBE MY ASS (A Reluctant Doctor/Patient Anal Sex erotica story) given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is a sweet romance between a Chilean football star and his American translator Football or soccer to Americans is the world s most international professional team sport and I loved learning about the way teams work to overcome the language and cultural barriers between players coaches and managers Rio is far tooood to be true The national sporting hero remains humble and kind despite his fame and fortune His only flaw is his obsessive need to overtrain For me there were moments when he was just too irritatingly perfect for me to like With her charity work deprived background and church attendance Eva is also pretty perfect The two are well matched but to really invest in a romance I need some personality uirks and character flaws that make characters feel real It is only at the end that these two stop being perfect I found their slide from level headed professiona I liked how football was presented in the story Liked both MCs It was all The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet and the White Wolf, goingreat until the black moment towards the end I was disappointed in the way both MCs handled it I feel what the heroine did was pretty unforgivable at least for me she needed to admit she was wrong which never happened I also felt the hero s reaction was completely out of character for me Despite their reconciliation and their HEA at the end of the book I was left with a sense of disappointment which I can t uite let o despite all the other elements in the story which I very much enjoyed. He endearing athlete with whom she shares a language her thoughts are far from holy She must remind herself flirtation is probably just his default style Plus she’s the only one he can really talk to But when his ambition threatens to derail his career and their deepening connection they’ll both have to lay their hearts on the center li.
Plans for her future that don t include being just a plus one for another famous athlete A sex only fling would let them burn off some of the excess attraction between them and Eva s resistance to Rio is short lived in the face of his flirtatious pursuit But when they develop feelings for each other beyond simple attraction will it lead to something permanentOkay I ll admit it The cover of this book is what drew me in hello hot soccer player and combined with the synopsis I was excited to read this story The first thing that sticks out is that unlike the majority of romance heroes Rio is short at just over five and a half feet tall It s a disadvantage for most sports and as a soccer player it means he has to be uick and maneuverable on his feet His height disadvantage means he always feels like he has a lot to prove on the field especially now with his new team He s not short of confidence though he knows he s fit and attractive and his elite sports status means he doesn t lack for female companionship But he isn t an arrogant man He s friendly and hardworking and dedicated He s used his wealth to better the lives of those living in the poor area he comes from in Chile and supports his family It s not hard to see why a woman would be flattered to have his attentionEva a smart passionate and caring woman is drawn to Rio despite her best intentions to keep things professional There s a bit of conflict involved due to her position as team translator and this makes her hesitant to reveal that she s attracted to him Eva wants to be an immigration lawyer and when she isn t working for the soccer team she volunteers at her local Catholic church that Rio is happy to attend with her as a fellow Catholic where she assists undocumented immigrants Eva herself is the daughter of a Mexican illegal immigrant who was deported when Eva was twelve She was fortunate enough to be taken in by a neighbor but naturally it still affects her It s a timely political storyline dealt with in an empathetic wayThe story is told from dual points of view which I always appreciate Rio and Eva s attraction results in some steamy love scenes and emotional moments as they connect on all levels both of them eventually sharing the truth of their difficult pasts with each other As for the soccer aspects the business of running a sports team is dealt with well and there are several on field scenes that are exciting to read and show the author has a ood Roberto to the Dark Tower Came grasp of the sport We see Rio s successes and challenges he s trying to make a name for himself on the team keep up his physicalame by extensive training build a working relationship with his teammates and learn how to speak English All this and he successfully romances Eva too The happy ending after a few ups and downs is wholly satisfying If you enjoy sports romances Crossing Hearts delivers an exciting and passionate read Rebecca Crowley has made herself a new fanA copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review Just a uy who loves soccer A wonderful story with beautiful characters Rebecca Crowley wrote an amazing tale with a uniue and enuine hero and well fleshed out characters Rio Vidal is the most charming oodhearted boyish hero I ve read in ages The way he and the heroine Eva Torres a translator and interpreter burst out from the pages is terrific I loved that neither he nor the heroine are the classical stereotyped characters The Chilean soccer legend in the end is just a uy who loves soccer uote from ARCAnyone who is familiar with soccer or translatorsinterpreters tasks will also find this story refreshing in its approach to the sport and professionsThis is the first story in the Atlanta Skyline series a soccer themed trilogy by Rebecca CrowleyI m rateful to the publisher Kensington BooksLyrical Shine the author Rebecca Crowley 3 Oh the angst StarsI waffled over my rating for this one because as a whole I enjoyed the book I loved seeing the US through Rio s eyes and experiencing his struggle to find his place in it What I had a hard. If only he could convince her he isn’t like the other men she’s worked with players on and off the fieldAs a translator for pro athletes Eva Torres is used to dealing with self interested super stars But Rio seems different and she’s blindsided when he locks eyes with her across a church pew By now after weeks of close contact with
Rebecca Crowley inherited her love of romance from her mom who taught her to at least partially judge a book by the steaminess of its cover She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense with smart heroines and swoon worthy heroes and never tires of the happily ever after Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City London and Johannesburg Rebecca now resides in Houston