Title: Since Drew
Author: J. Nathan
My Rating: A
Genre: New Adult
Main Characters: Andi and Drew
Release Date: April 2015
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Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.
One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.
I have never read this author before, but wow, this book was really, really good. And I don't even know where to start this review, because there are several twists to this story and I don't want to give a single one of them away. One I saw coming, one I suspected, and one I had NO IDEA and it blew me away when I read it. So, yeah, this book was good.
The story belongs to Andi. She's out running the day before qualifying for the Olympics when she's hit by a car. That leads to a long hospital stay and an even longer recovery. The problem is...Andi has been so concentrated on training, she doesn't have a large circle of support. And her hospital mate, Drew, realizes that too and he befriends her.
Drew is gorgeous, an athlete in his own right (on the cusp of number 1 pick for the NFL draft), charming, and just an all-around perfect guy. But Andi can't figure out why he's in the hospital...he seems healthy.
This story has it all. It's sweet and romantic and so gut-wrenching emotional. In one event, Andi has lost her dreams. She's in double-casts and has virtually no support system. My heart hurt for her. But Drew is amazing...until...and then the book spun...and I can't say anymore without spoiling anything and I don't want to do that.
Just...Drew and Andi. Love them both and ADORED their story and their deep, emotional connection.
Wow...I just don't know how to explain how good this book was. I'm giving it an A rating and putting it on my possible top 10 of the year, which is normally reserved for only A+ ratings. Honestly, the story was there to really put the reader through the emotional wringer...and it is done well. It just didn't quite hit that depth...at least not to me...that would have taken it to the pinnacle of A+. But wow...it was good!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.