Tiebreaker - P.Dangelico
All is fair in love and second chances
Professional tennis star and everybody’s darling Maren Murphy is going home. Unfortunately, going home is the last thing she wants to do. She doesn’t know what’s worse, being named the executor of her grandfather’s estate, or having to deal with her grandfather’s business partner, Noah Callahan.
That devil’s spawn may have broken her young, tender heart, but this time it’s advantage Murphy. If anyone’s calling game, set, and match, it’ll be Maren.
Noah Callahan is a screw up. Well...he used to be a screw up. Bad boy reputations, however, are not easily shed. He’s been a successful business owner for over a decade. You would think people in his hometown would’ve forgiven and forgotten already, but alas no. Until his one shot at redemption walks into his office.
Maren Murphy is the only woman he ever loved––and the only one he purposely drove away.
She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker?
Whew! This book was one emotional ride.
Its definitely got humor and so much grit. I completely adored the female protagonist. I hated the male protagonist for majority of the book (but loved him immensely in the end ...more on that below, i.e in the spoiler section) and only read this book for the heroine, that's how much I loved reading her side of the story. She's head strong, doesn't take shit from anyone, is kind, forgiving (ahem, almost) and so wonderful.
~You've been warned!~
The book doesn't make it a secret that the hero (Noah) cheats on the girl (Maren) and that's why she left town and went overseas to focus on her career. Now she's back in town to complete her late grandfather's will.
I despise cheating in any form and most definitely avoid books with them. Which is why I was hesitant to start this. However, I do not regret it. In some twisted way I don't hate Noah for doing what he did. Yes it was very very wrong and there were so many ways it could be handled or done differently but at the end of the day he was going through a lot and was in a bad space in life which ultimately led to his terrible choices.
Over ten years he's cleaned up his act, matured and is waiting for forgiveness. Which is actually what majorly irks me, he could've approached her earlier and tried for forgiveness. They both shouldn't have had to suffer 10 years over some seriously bad choices he made. If he really loved her as he claims and is visible from him actions later on in the book (which made me fall in love with him) he should've done something and not just wait for it to come to him.
I know all this probably makes you hate the guy and not read this book, but by god dont let me put you down. As terrible as it was it's equally amazing how much he loves her (in his own way). Sometimes tragedies can make a person make some very crazy choices and the poor guy has been living with them for the past 10 years. I think that calls for redemption.
This book was a gem, it's got familial connections, angst filled second chance romance and such humor! Definitely pick this up. P.s. I can't wait for Bebe's book!