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I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!

Currently reading

The Friend Zone
Kristen Callihan
Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 6/411 pages
The Wild Girl
Kate Forsyth
Progress: 152/480 pages
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd
Alis Franklin
Rush Me
Allison Parr
Progress: 156/263 pages
Shield of Winter
Nalini Singh
Progress: 280/436 pages
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer
Daniel Arenson
Progress: 56/276 pages
Pivot Point
Kasie West
Progress: 36/237 pages
Rush Me - Allison Parr Rachel is borderline bitch, has serious attachment and trust issues, is pretty insecure and snarky as hell. She's not entirely likeable, but I liked her anyway. Would have loved Ryan's POV on this as she seems like a truckload of work.

I loved her absolute lack of football knowledge, as it meant we could be confused together (my knowledge of American football boils down to guys with shoulder pads ramming into each other on a field, running around clutching a ball - oh, and there is something called touchdown)

Obviously it's a romance, so the basic story doesn't deviate from the mould too much, but I really enjoyed it. I liked the banter, snark and snideness, and a big HOORAY for the lack of insta-love, though there was a bit of insta-lust. I liked how they bickered, knew each other's weak spots, and had preconceived notions about each other, which changed naturally as they got to know each other better. I also really liked a big, hulking man's man hero that was NOT a complete alpha male, with insecurities of his own. Not sure how realistic the wholesome, sweet group of football players was, but it worked for me.