Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review for Fumbled by TK Rapp

A good love story always begins the same way.

A chance meeting.

A sizzling look.

A flat tire…

Dani Miner could have been voted least likely to be a damsel in distress.

Tabor Hunter should have been voted most likely to do the rescuing.

So when Dani gets a flat tire on her way home one evening, she is, at first, less than thrilled to be helped out by a man that is clearly too charming for his own good. Even if he is handsome. And buff. And the king of the thousand watt smile.

However, prickly Dani is eventually charmed by her hottie knight in shining sunglasses. And a brief moment spent on the side of the road on a hot summer evening quickly leads to a first date.

But what Dani doesn’t realize is that she has just agreed to go out with the very famous defensive end for the San Diego Quakes. And Tabor is thrilled to finally meet a woman who doesn’t fall at his overly athletic feet. This year's most valuable player is excited to have a chance to be an ordinary guy with a less than ordinary woman.

But being a celebrity can put a real kink in your love life and Dani, a woman used to a much quieter life, is soon caught up in the high paced world of fame and football.

Falling in love is easy. Falling in love with a sports star is another story.

Can Dani figure out how to play the game before she fumbles her chance at happiness?

Fumbled is the first book I have read by TK Rapp and I am really impressed.  It’s always good to be able to find a book that gives you a reprieve from the same old books you’ve been reading.  TK’s approach to Dani and Tabor’s story is quite different for me and gave me the breath of fresh air I needed.

Dani has found herself on the side of the road with a flat tire.  Not one to take help from others, she tries to change the tire herself. Her dad had taught her and her sister to be independent and be able to do things for themselves.  After being unsuccessful, she is surprised to find someone willing to help after others have passed her by.  But, he’s not just any someone; he’s Tabor Hunter, a hot and sexy football player. 

Tabor happens to see a woman that catches his eye as he is driving by.  There is something about her that makes him pull over to help.  With his shades on to help cover his identity, he is shocked to find quite a bull headed woman.  What he doesn’t know is that she doesn’t follow football, so she doesn’t recognize him, which pleases him even more.  With a smudge filled face, Dani is drawn to his eyes after she finally gets him to lower his shades.

Tabor is definitely interested but Dani is a teacher and knows her plain life will never fit in with his celebrity status.  Quickly, they become friends and even though they know they want each other, Dani is afraid and I can’t say I blame her.  What a life he leads with women falling at his feet!

As their relationship changes and right when Dani decides to try for a relationship, tragedy strikes and Tabor becomes a cold-hearted man that she never knew he could be.  I must say I was ready to slap him for acting like an idiot, even though he knew things would never be the same. 

Dani and Tabor end up being just what the other needs and I love how the book progresses into such a heartwarming romance.  Tabor sure had his work cut out for him with hardheaded Dani, who never asks for help and had experienced a bad relationship before him.

I think this book worked for me because it had strong characters and was written well.  They are perfect for each other and both had strong support systems in their family life.  TK really impressed me with this book in that even though it is a romance that is sexy, it didn’t go over the top with heated scenes.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a hot book, but this was a pleasant change that I needed in a book. I’m now a big fan of TK Rapp’s and I encourage you to read this 4 star book.

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