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.
I absolutely adored this book! It was my first time reading a book by Raine Thomas and I am so glad I read this one. I didn’t notice that it was 5:00 am and I had to get ready for school in about 30 minutes. The story was engrossing and I just really like books where the male protagonist is a baseball player. It’s usually a good book when there’s a baseball player around.
Everly is an industrious worker and student. She has to juggle her time with work, studies, and her grandfather. Her grandfather is sick, so she has to take care of him since no one else is going to do it. Her brother committed suicide and her mother got so depressed that she passed away a few years later. Her father skipped out on them and left her to take care of her grandfather.
Cole is a a major league baseball player. He has an injury, but he does not want the public to know about, so he asks his brother (who is a doctor) for help. His brother offers to ask Everly (his student) to take on the task of helping his brother anonymously.
I love that Cole was actually a nice guy. He wasn’t an insensitive jerk and he really cared about Everly. They were very cute together! I loved the modelling scene!
There was also a bit of suspense in this book. Everly’s tires were slashed and she was hit on the head with a baseball bat one night. I had my suspicions on who was doing it, but I imagine that a lot would be surprised. This one was a definite page turner!