Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: May 25, 2013
Genres: New Adult
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This is a New Adult novel recommended for ages 17+ due to mature subject matter.
Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She's consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.
Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn't fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.
In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain.
Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind. When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life...not just for his career, but for Everly's love.
When pro baseball player Cole Parker starts self-medicating with booze to treat his secret injury, he never expected therapy would come with in the form of redhead-bombshell, Everly Wallace. But Everly is unlike most girls that Cole interacts with. For starters, she doesn’t throw herself at him. Despite being a huge fan of Cole’s, Everly is a very guarded person. When she is not working her butt off to pay for her grandfather’s medical bills, she has her nose in the books. Everly is smart, hardworking, and carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. As Cole’s therapy progresses, and Everly starts to drop her guard, their simple business arrangement turns into something more.
But there are secrets from Everly’s past that not only threaten Cole’s career, and their relationship, but possibly her life.
I have to say that I was really impressed by this book. One reason was the progression of Cole and Everly’s relationship. Sure, there was attraction but it wasn’t the main component.
I also enjoyed the fact that I wasn’t forced to read description after description about how sexy and attractive the characters are. I feel like so many books feel the NEED to tell me just how beautiful the hero/heroine are. It’s unnecessary and after a while is just plain annoying.
Not only was there plenty of romantic tension, but suspense that kept me rooted in my reading nook from start to finish.
If your looking for a book that has likeable characters, interesting plot twists, and plenty of action to keep you on your toes, then For Everly is the book for you!