Wrecking Ball by B.N. Toler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A charming and steamy story of a married couple that hit a wrong turn and are forced to decide whether or not they can recover.
Brandon was a total playboy until he met Sophia. He’d never had to work to get a girl in bed and he always made it clear it wasn’t going to be a serious thing. But from the moment Sophia hit him with her volleyball, Jake became a tongue-tied, stumbling idiot for the girl he just had to have. Sophia had heard of Brandon’s reputation though, and as the confident, self-assured woman that she was, she made Brandon work for it. When they finally got together, it was fireworks and magic, passion and fire.
Life has a way of calming down even the hottest of flames over time and the once passion-filled romance eventually turned into a comfortable marriage with two daughters. Brandon was focused on his career and Sophia was a supportive wife and mother handling everything at home. Then one day she walked in on something that never should have happened and her entire world crumbled to the ground.
The story is told in two parts: the past and the present. In the past, the reader gets to experience firsthand just how magical the romance between Brandon and Sophia could be. In the present, Sophia’s sister convinces her to go on a trip to figure out how she wants to move forward and more importantly, to rediscover the confident, adventurous woman she’d once been. I could identify with Sophia in every way: from the way she handled her life-changing crisis to the way she struggled over how to move forward. And Brandon, I loved reading about just how much he adored Sophia; it was evident in most everything he did and it made their crossroads that much more painful. What I loved most about WRECKING BALL was the way Ms. Toler created two characters that you could completely empathize with and fall in love with, which made their split hit that much closer to home.
WRECKING BALL is sad, steamy, romantic, and fun all combined into one fantastic novel. If you’re in the mood for an emotional story that will tear you in two just to put you back together, WRECKING BALL is the book for you.
**Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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