From the Best-Selling author J Nathan of the Until Series, we get a new book called Since Drew that joins two people who meet by fate but can be torn apart because of that incident.
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when a near-fatal accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.
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 each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.
The story starts off on an interesting note. Andi doesn’t know how and why this guy, Drew, is by her bed but she instantly falls in lust with him. When the truth about why he’s there comes to light, she questions every decision that she’s made. Instead she throws herself into her training trying to get back to the Olympics.
Drew has the world at his feet and the opportunity of a life time, playing in the NFL. It’s too bad that it’s not his dream. He is stuck between doing what he wants in life and what everyone expects of him. This is something that we all go through at some point in life. Do we do what he want in life, or do we do what is expected of us?
The romance between Andi and Drew is nice and touching and is entertaining to watch. That’s why it is a little depressing that we didn’t get more of them. The romance/love part is quick and a little under developed. I wish that Nathan would have spent more time exploring their romance, adding a few more scenes so that we can fall in love with them like they did.
On that note, it would have helped to develop Andi and Drew more as characters. We get a quick glimpse at their pasts but it would have been more helpful for the overall story, if we dived deeper into what makes them tick.
It’s a quick, fun read that you could probably read in one sitting. It has all the makings of a good story, but could have benefited if it was developed a bit more.
He approached the chair beside my bed and dropped down into it, keeping his eyes trained on mine.
A devious smirk tipped his lips as he placed the bag on the floor and lowered my tray table in the space between us. He reached inside the crinklybag, letting his hand linger. I’d give him props. He definitely knew how to pique my curiosity. His hand slid out grasping a shot glass. His eyes stayed on mine as he placed it on the empty tray table in front of him. Then he reached back in and pulled out a second glass.
A slow sexy smile skated across his lips as he slid the glass across the table in front of me. But he wasn’t done. He reached back in the bag and pulled out a full bottle of vodka.
I laughed.He nodded.
“You scared?”“Scared I’m gonna drink you under the table.”
He threw back his head and let loose a shoulder shaking laugh. So carefree. So comfortable. So unbelievably breathtaking. But once it continued much longer than necessary, I crossed my arms over the UNC printed on my powder-blue T-shirt.
“Are we playing a game or just trying to get sloppy drunk?”
His laughter subsided as he dug into his pocket and pulled out a quarter, holding it up so the fluorescent lights in my room reflected off it.
“So, we’re wagering?”He nodded.
“And with the pain meds getting the liquor to your head quicker, you being drunk off your ass is just an added bonus.”
I swallowed down. Hard.
“Now if I win…” He twisted his lips like he really needed to consider the stakes.
“I get to give you a sponge bath.”
He said it so matter-of-factly, it threw me for a loop. Then again, it seemedlike a win-win for me.
“If you win,” he continued.
“You give me a sponge bath.”
“Who said I’d want to give you a sponge bath?” I totally did.
“Seriously? Have you seen me?”
I almost choked on the arrogance floating around the room. But in all honesty, I liked it. Too much. A guy who knew who he was and what he wanted turned me on. It’s what I was drawn to. What I normally sought out. I nodded toward the vodka.
“Where’d you get it?”
“My buddy Avery smuggled it in.”
“All in an effort to get me drunk?” His smile spread wide.
“All in an effort to get you drunk and give you a sponge bath.”
“Ever think of just asking?
I’m a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who’s unlikable in the beginning…even better. Happy endings are a must. Don’t leave me with an unexpected cliffhanger or someone dying in the end. I’ll be depressed for days. Love triangles and negative people are the bane of my existence. My family, friends, sangria, and watermelon margaritas are the light…
Are you going to buy Since Drew?