Hotel heiress Madeline Stone has always played it safe and been the good girl. Since the death of her mother, she’s let her father and older brothers dictate her life, but this is her last year of college and perhaps her last year of freedom.
So when she meets sexy star quarterback Jackson Rider, she’s tempted to take a risk. His sexy combination of bad boy and sweet makes her feel alive and reckless with a passion she never imagined. His encouragement and love help her develop the voice she never had. She knows Jackson checks none of the boxes on her family’s life plan. But she has new goals for herself and new dreams. Can she find the strength to stand up for what she wants?
Titles in the Love Offside series include — Rookie in Love –
Title: Rookie in Love
Series: Love Offside #1
Author: Sarah White
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published: February 28, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
ROOKIE IN LOVE is a quick story that packs a powerful punch, and perhaps a few life lessons as well.
The only person who is responsible for your happiness… is you. If you don’t seek it out and accept what is expected of you by family and others then that was your choice… one that could have ended differently. Maddy is about to finish college and head into a future that is not really of her own choosing. Her family expects her to marry the “right man”, one who will be an asset to the company and their social standing – whether they actually love each other or not is not their concern and completely beside the point of a power marriage. They have him all picked out for her, basically all she has to do is show up at the altar and speak her lines.
Jackson and Maddy’s romance is a lovely first love-last love story that captures your heart very easily. Of course, there are obstacles to overcome and choices to make. Yet I enjoyed their journey very much. Yet what truly drew me into this story was Maddy’s growth over the time spent with Jackson and the realization that her own happiness mattered more than following decisions that were not her own. So often women and men do what is expected of them by others and end up wondering why happiness or love eluded them. I cheered Maddy as she made her choices for she was deciding on her own future, her own happiness… and that is what really matters most.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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