When it came to star athletes, it didn't get any hotter than Cole Carson. The starting quarterback for the Miami Thunder had game both on and off the field. But when he met Julianna, he knew that he’d have to bring more than just the status quo to the stunning, single mom’s already-hectic life if he had a chance of winning her heart.
Life had tackled Julianna Perez with some pretty harsh hits, but she’d take them and more if it meant providing her ten-year-old with a safe and stable environment. Living by her to-do lists and focusing on Anthony’s needs, the breathtakingly beautiful single mother never acknowledged her own until they were brought to the surface by a sexy football player.
A commanding captain on the football field, Cole knew how to take the lead in every situation and he wanted to be the solution and more for his newfound love. But will he be able to navigate through the complexities and realities of being with a single mom, no matter how badly he wants to right her world? Will Julianna trust Cole enough to let him into the stable life she created and protected for Anthony and for herself?
With love on the line, Cole and Julianna will both be forced out of their comfort zones in…Daring Attraction.
Alluring, spellbinding, and blazing romance, a true keeper of a story, that you will want to read again and again, to reach that magic of the tale once more.
When Cole and Julianna meet, the attraction is immediate. The connection is strong, and visible even to others around them. Cole has lived his life hard, playing on both in the field and out of it. But when he meets Julianna, everything changes.
Julianna feels the pull, the appeal and charm. But her life has been hard, and taught her not to trust, and she holds off, to protect herself and the life as she knows it.
But Cole has a goal, and it is not just to get Julianna to bed, he wants it all, mind, heart, body, soul, forever - cause "She was his love song". *swoon*
The friendship they form is delightful. Cole's patience and control, to wait for Julianna to be ready for a physical relationship, is endearing. They get to know each other, spent time together, and form a bond beyond the lustful thoughts.
The passion between them, when the time for that arrives, is scorching hot, off the charts and then some. There are fantasies, to-do lists, and curiosity to be fulfilled and boundaries to be crossed. But with the sweet friendship and connection they have formed, and with the feelings they have for each other, the lovemaking is beautiful and spellbinding.
In Melanie Shawn's books you feel like you are reading the story of your best friends, the characters are down to earth, real, charming, and likable. The life of a single mom was realistic, the connection Julianna and Anthony had, is admirable, as well as was the bond between Anthony and Cole. How Cole made the choice to partake in parenting for Anthony, was a moment to cherish, as was the whole conclusion of the story.
I wanted the book to just continue, not because it wasn't satisfactory or I needed more for the story to be complete, I just wanted to stay in the spell of the tale for a bit longer. It was just so... Good. Hah.
~ Five spoons!!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me