Escaping an abusive relationship left Luke Preston anxious and spouting panic-induced poetry. Desperate for a fresh start, Luke accepts a job remodeling a tired old beach house for a professional soccer player and his model girlfriend. While his passion is literature, not sports, focusing on the renovations eases his anxiety. Until the job he signed up for turns out to be more complicated than advertised.
Sidelined with a serious injury, soccer star Michael Martinez decides his beach house is the perfect place to recuperate. Remodeling might be the diversion he needs to keep his mind off his busted knee. Falling for the pretty designer with some quirky habits wasn’t on the drawing board. Unfortunately, Luke didn’t build a big enough closet for Michael to hide in. Having a star-powered sports career used to be all Michael lived for, but he’ll have to reevaluate his plans and find the right words if he wants to build more than a beach house with Luke.
I read these books, pretty much when they came out. So when I saw they were on audio and with one of my favorite narrators there was no question, these would be mine!
Luke, starting over, licking his wounds, thinks he has the perfect client lined up. Comes to find out, not everything is as it seems.
Michael, recovering from an injury and dealing a crazy ex, he’s hesitate to jump into anything.
I just love these two, how they help each other both learn a new trade. Learn new life lessons and so much more. I have to admit, at times Luke did bother me with shortsightedness towards Michael and his culture. But I guess that’s what made some of the story!
I enjoyed how we brought in the additional characters but they didn’t over the story, giving us just enough that we got hooked on them and knew this was about Michael and Luke.
The narrator, did a wonderful job keeping a the accents correct and humor and sorrow where it needed to be.