Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Review : Running Back

Running Back by Allison Parr
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, College
Purchase Links: Amazon
Pages : 229
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Natalie Sullivan is on the verge of a breakthrough most archaeology grad students only dream of: discovering a lost city. Her research points to a farm in Ireland, but to excavate she needs permission from the new owner: the Michael O'Connor, popular NFL running back.

On TV Mike seems so charming and good-natured that Natalie figures getting his cooperation will be a breeze. So she's not prepared to deal with the arrogant—and adamantly opposed—man she meets in person. Or the way one look from him sends shivers down her spine…

Determined to kick-start her career, Natalie travels across the Atlantic and finds herself sharing an inn with Mike, who has come to Ireland in search of his roots. She tells herself her interest is strictly professional, but the more she gets to know him, the harder it is to deny her personal attraction to the sexy sports star. And when Mike confides why he refuses to allow the dig, Natalie must decide if she can follow her heart without losing sight of her dreams.

My Thoughts:
"But if you knew pain was coming-how did it make sense to put yourself straight in the path of all that agony and depression? Wasn't it stupid to stand on train tracks, even if you couldn't hear the train?"
Natalie is a young archaeologist and her dream is to find the lost city : Ivernis. Papers are signed all she needs to do is start digging in. The problem is that the guy who let her dig on his land passed away now she must get his nephew, Mike, a famous football player who inherited the land to sign the paper. He refuses to let her dig there and she must convince him other wise. It's been her dream to find Ivernis and refuses Mike to be in her way.

"I wished love was real and dreams existed, but leprechauns granted wishes and leprechauns didn't exist."

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of drama and family issues going on, past secrets getting reveals to keep the readers interested. I loved the connection between Natalie and Mike. I liked that their relationship wasn't rushed it slowly developed. I loved watching Natalie slowly changing and developing as character. I liked that Natalie was a women who knew what she wanted an didn't give up. I liked that she was well educated an stuck to what she believes in. I loved the writing style and thought this book was well-written. I loved how the book ended, it felt complete with no loose ends. Even though I would've loved to see more then one point of  view I thought that the book came out it was fantastic.

Overall I love the book and think you readers will too. Highly recommend! 4.5 of 5 stars

"Whats the point of falling in love if you're just going to fall out of it?"

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