For Everly by Raine Thomas
**Mature Content Warning** This is a New Adult novel recommended for ages 17+ due to language, sexual content, and mature subject matter.
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.
Why did I read this?
Honestly, I first saw this on Facebook as being on sale. Then when i saw that Raine was the author, I immediately snatched it up. I love Raine. She's such a sweetheart and has become a good twitter buddy of mine.
What did I think?
Well, I really enjoyed reading it. Seriously. I'm not a big fan of baseball myself but this book had me wanting to get into it.
I'll start off by talking about Everly. By the way I adore that name. If I would've seen that name before I saw Ember, I might have named my daughter Everly. ;-)
Everly is such a beautiful character. She is so incredibly strong and someone I can really admire. For what has happened in her life, she should hold herself pretty high. I know I do. Everly is going to be one of those characters that stick with me for a while. She's not one of those that once you read about her in a book, you move on to the next and forget ya know? I really loved her and her personality was awesome. I will say that I did get frustrated with her a few times when she would think certain things but that's with almost every character you read. Then I think about what she's been through and I understand.
Now...Cole. I will admit it took me a little bit to warm up. But that's only because he was used to getting his way. You know what I mean? Yes he's hot and I think he knew it. But what made me fall in love with him was his heart. Underneath it all he really was a super nice, sweet guy and would do anything for anybody. Plus with the way he was with the kids? *heart melts*
For the story, I really enjoyed every minute of it. I couldn't stop once I started. The storay flowed so beautifully and Raine did an amazing job. I seriously was guessing til the end. Although I had my suspicions, I was off at least a little bit. It was an easy read and I probably could've read this in a day if it wasn't for my 4 month old, I'd would've read it faster lol. But it didn't stop me from reading on my breaks at work and staying up late on my kindle.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Everything was very well written and the sex scenes were done completely tastefully. I still got all tingly from those scenes though. (ha!) I think Raine did a wonderful job in the book. I would recommend this to anybody.
This book has a whole lotta heart and soul that will get you feeling warm and fuzzy. My favorite kind.