Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.
Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.
In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.
When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.
Holly’s 4 Star Review
To say that this is Raine Thomas’ first NA novel, I was really impressed! The writing flowed well, the characters were likable and the plot had some great twists and turns that were unexpected and left you needing to know more.
Cole plays ball for a living and to make sure he gets the chance to sign his next contract, he needs to be fit and healthy. But he’s been dealing with pain in his shoulder and must seek help without the press finding out. Enter Everly. She’s nearing the end of her studies to become a physical therapist and needs money to help care for her grandad (pee paw) so seems like the perfect answer to Cole’s problem.
Cole is definite book boyfriend material. He’s sweet and caring and funny and for a refreshing change, he’s not a douchebag! He’s a genuinely good guy and I don’t think you could not love him. Everly is much the same as Cole. She’s sweet and caring but whereas he has a slightly cocky side, Everly is more shy and reserved but she still gave as good as she got which I loved. She had been through a lot in her past and I couldn’t help but feel bad for her but she didn’t let it effect her and she worked hard to provide herself and her pee paw with a good life.
As I said before, there were some great twists and turns to the story that had me hooked and unable to put my kindle down until the early hours of the morning and desperate to find out what would happen next and how it would effect Cole and Everly’s lives.
I do wish that some things had been resolved a bit more in the end and at one point I felt like quite an important part of the plot at that time had just been ignored and the characters should have tried to find out more about it instead of leaving it to be revealed later on.
Overall, For Everly is a great book that I would certainly recommend and I look forward to more NA novels by Raine Thomas.
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Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA Fantasy/Romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and the Firstborn Trilogy, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.