Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico
Cam DeSantis’ life is a mess. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures. So when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable jerk, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a nanny for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a way to ignore him for the next three months. Which is easier said than done.
NFL quarterback Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. In fact, he loves women. He just doesn’t want anything to do with them. What he needs to do is focus on winning another Super Bowl before he retires. Problem is, the woman living in his house is a major distraction. And he doesn’t know what’s worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he’s attracted to her.
Best laid plans are going to get wrecked when a reclusive football star is forced to live with a reluctant nanny.
This was a very sweet, slow burn romance. Cam is strong and caring despite all the problems and hardships she has had over the past few years. Cal, which Cam refers to as “Shrek” is quiet, broody, and plain rude at the beginning, but considering it is a romance book, you can assume he doesn’t end up that way ;).
While the book was beautifully written and entertaining, it was almost an exact replica of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. They were so similar that I actually looked up each books release date to see if they were released at the same time and if it happened to be coincidental or if inspiration came from one another. Zapata released her book over a year and half before Dangelico. I am not trying to discredit Dangelico in any way, because I really did enjoy the book, and maybe she wasn’t actually aware of the other book, but the similarities were a little bit of a flag for me.
The only other minor complaint I have is that there is a bit of a surprise at the end and Cal doesn’t take it well. So without me giving away any spoilers, I just want to say that he definitely needed to do a bit more groveling in my opinion to make up for his bad reaction.
Overall, I do recommend this book. Even though it is over 300 pages, the book didn’t feel slow moving in any way and it was able to hold my attention really well. In fact, I stayed up well past my bed time to finish it because I didn’t want to put it down, so that just shows you my opinion on it. The book is available for FREE right now in kindle version, so jump on that while you can.
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