Book & Author Details:
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Genres: Sports Romance
They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.
Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.
And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of skills directly at me. His devilish charm is lethal, but with the tragic hand life has dealt me, distractions like him aren’t an option.
Plus, we’re only playing a game. One of convenience, where he needs me to save his reputation, and I need his money to save the one person I love.
Until he wraps me around that immoral finger.
Until I crave that reckless, wild high he provides.
Until I hope for a future that will never happen.
That’s the thing about going toe-to-toe with the next football legend. He’s faster, stronger, and will destroy me every time.
The author has done an absolutely bang up job, delivering an arrogant male protagonist. Honestly, I didn’t like him for a lot of the book. And, speaking as a born and bred Brit, I did find his turn of phrase to be curious – at times a bit “cor blimey guvna” parody of and then oddly formal and old fashioned at other times.
And Aria? She started out as a strong willed character who didn’t put up with any rubbish. Until she fell. But she found herself again, and that was handled beautifully.
Ultimately, this book delivers exactly what you expect it to do, but not necessarily in the way you expect.
Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable read. I confess to being intrigued as to what we will get from the others in the academy.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.