Taming the Legend
London Legends, #4
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: May 11, 2015
Number of pages: 261
Word Count: 95,000
Book four of the London Legends
When retiring rugby star Ash Trenton considered his next career move, coaching troubled teens at his ex-girlfriend's California camp wasn't on the list. But when Camila Morales reappears after eighteen years, begging for his help, he can't say no to his first and only love.
Camila was just sixteen when Ash moved on to start his rugby career, leaving her heartbroken...and on her own to make a life-changing decision. Now she needs his help to win a tournament prize and save her camp. Relying on Ash is the last thing she wants. But while it's hard to get over being dumped for a sport, it's even harder to ignore the rush of attraction that has only gotten stronger after so many years apart.
Coaching teens is the hardest job Ash has ever had, and the task becomes personal when he begins to fall for Camila all over again. But when he is offered his dream job, will he choose the job--or the woman whose heart he already sacrificed once?
In the quote I chose, Ash has just told his mom that he will be going to America for a couple of months to do some coaching.
“I feel bad leaving you like this.”
“You know what would make it all right? Go over there and bring back a lovely girl who’s ready to make me some grandbabies. But make sure you bring her back here. I can’t stand the thought of both my babies living on the other side of the world.”
He shoved a hand into his hair. “You don’t ask for much, do you?”
“Thirty hours of labor.”
“Yeah, yeah. And thirty-six years of paying for it.” He slung his arm around her shoulder. “What if I promise to do my best?”
She perked up. “Really?”
“Oh, love. That would make me so happy. Go out and meet people— people with vaginas.”
I have been hooked on this series since it started with Knowing the Score in 2013. I didn't know much about Rugby, but it the romance sounded interesting so I picked it up. And I completely fell for the players on the London Legends team and each book has kept that love alive.
Each of the books has focused on a different player on the London Legends team. This time, it's Ash Trenton, retiring from the team at the top of his game, with a world cup win. He is shocked to see his first love, Camila Morales at his retirement party. But that's not the end of the surprises she has in store for him.
The only reason Camila has come to see Ash is that he is literally her last resort to help save her camp. If he can help her raise the money needed, she is willing to make a deal with her personal devil. A sexy, funny, devil who if she's not careful can break her heart all over again.
I shed more tears during this book than I have in quite a while. I couldn't believe the heart wrenching moments found in what should have been just a cleverly funny sports romance. Tricksy author. *narrows eyes* Anyway, this was truly a 5 star read and I sincerely hope we see more of the London Legends.
Thank to Netgalley and Carina Press for the opportunity to read and review the book.