Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.
Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…
That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.
My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…
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My Review of Hard Love
I loved this book!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 🤓🥸😎😤🤥
The setting: Chicago
The Hero: Tripp Wallace – Professional football player and a bit of a grump. Tripp almost always has a bad attitude except when he hangs out with his brother Buzz. However, Buzz is getting married and Tripp is not looking forward to having to dress up and attend all the wedding festivities, but as the best man and brother, he can’t bow out. He is even sore that they didn’t postpone the honeymoon to Fiji till after football season so he could go with like a family vacation.
The heroine: Chandler Westbrooke – a member of the wealthy Westbrooke family. Her Grandfather owns the Chicago Steam (professional Football Team). Chandler is single, shy and finished her masters degree and moved to come work with her family for five years.
The Love Story: Over the wedding weekend when Tripp’s brother is marrying Chandler’s cousin, the two are thrown together more than once. Tripp thinks Chandler is boring and Chandler thinks Tripp is rude and cranky. However, something happens at the wedding that puts them in the spotlight together.
This was one of the strangest romances I have ever read, but it was funny. Tripp’s grumpy inner commentary was absolutely hilarious and I couldn’t wait for this couple to end up in bed together. Though Chandler acknowledges how attractive Tripp is, she has no desire to do anything with him and I love the fact that he has to work for it and she is sharp, funny and no-nonsense.
Tripp is a bit lacking in social graces and believes that he is only single because that is what he wants and that he just doesn’t have time for dating. However, you can tell he really would like someone special in his life, he just needs someone to accept him. Tripp is loving and has a bulldog named Chewy that he takes to daycare and has a neighbor look after when he is away.
I totally loved this book! I was chuckling throughout the entire book. The character development was terrific. I love it when they include a cute cuddly animal and Tripps neighbor who walks Chewy, 15 year old Molly was totally priceless. The romance was built throughout the book and felt like the natural progression from hate to love while usually in enemies to lovers type books, it seems to change almost right away! I hope there will be a lot more of this series and I definitely plan to read more from Sara Ney.