One kiss can change everything.
Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hottest NFL quarterback turns passionate, she fears that everything she once managed to protect will soon be destroyed.
Seattle’s most eligible bachelor, Zachary Ryan, is a workaholic by nature, an undercover entrepreneur, and passionate about the organizations he supports. He’s also addicted to Monica, the curvy brunette with a sassy mouth—and not just because she tastes like strawberries and chocolate. She’s as challenging as she is decadent, as witty as she is charming, and she’s the perfect distraction from the daily grind.
While Monica comes to a crossroads in her life, Zachary becomes an unavoidable obstacle, forcing her to stop hiding under the bleachers and confront the demons of her past. But as their connection grows stronger, she knows it only brings them closer to their end.
It’s time to let go.
To have a future, we must first deal with our pasts. But what if the two are connected?
Every now and again you get that book that you can relate to. That you can look at and go, I am that character.
I had that last year with Chub Rub by Shannon Youngblood. This year it appears as though Under the Bleachers will be that book.
I can relate to Monica in so many ways! Not trusting love, not letting go of the past, not being able to believe that whats good is actually real.
My dad walked out on me when I was young. He had a new family. I stayed with them for a year, but it wasn’t the same. I was abused, I had my stuff returned to buy stuff for the new baby. I was second place to his new daughter. It killed me.
I resented him for years. When I was finally able to talk to him again, he was dying. I resented him for a long time for dying. I’m starting to forgive him. Like Monica, I held hate and love in my heart for my father.
My husband is the greatest guy on earth, but I pushed him away and made him fight for me at the start because I was scared of what was happening between us. I was sure of what I wanted, but I was scared to accept it. I was ready, but I wasn’t ready.
Every fear, every doubt, every accomplishment washed over me as I read this book. The only thing that varies between me and Monica? I can cook.
You may be reading this wondering what this has to do with my review for this book, but that’s just it. I can tell you a story about my life, with this book. I can relate to this book, through my experiences of my life. This book touched me in ways other books haven’t been able too in months, years… However you want to look at it.
I would recommend that everyone read this book at least once, no matter if you had the perfect father, the perfect romance, no trust issues, or just the opposite. This book will reach out and smack the best of us. And slightly thaw the hearts of the coldest of us.
Thank you K.K. for letting me read this as an ARC. I def plan on picking this up!