Sex and rugby are the only things I care about. I play hard and f*ck even harder.
Until my first love waltzes back into my life and I’m given a second chance to right the wrongs of my past.
She doesn’t want to forgive me, but I’ll use everything at my disposal to make her see I’ve changed. That I can be the man she wants me to be.
I’ve never pursued a woman the way I chase down opponents on the field, but this time I won’t back down. I won’t let her run away again.
Sophie was my first love. I’m going to be her last.
I read this book in preparation for the sequel which is going to be released in a few days and I am so excited for it. One thing that really was great about this book is that it had a little glossary on how to pronounce the names I didn’t really need it but it is very helpful for those who do need it! Especially as they are Irish names!
Sophie is such a strong character and she really struggled to let people in I am not surprised though because when we meet her mother also the only time. Her mum is a cold hearted and selfish bitch. She didn’t tell Sophie about her granddad’s heart attack, so instantly I hated the mum. I loved her grandparents Maureen and Colm they are the sweetest and I love how motivated they are. They were just great.
I loved this book in so many different ways, there were so many times during this book I laughed out loud! One of them being when Declan picks Sophie up from the airport and realises who he actually is. Her childhood tormenter! But she doesn’t let him off easy she, in fact, tells him that he made her life hell and I absolutely loved her standing up for herself and Declan finally realises the pain he caused her and I loved that. Declan also admits how much of a slut he is and it really did make me laugh how he wasn’t even ashamed to admit all that!
Declan although a little slut is still very cautious with people and is worried that people will use him for his money there is a scene where Sophie asks for a favour and he gets kind of taken back thinking it could be for money and I think that told us a lot about his character before we actually got into the nitty gritty stuff of him. So we had little clues about both of these characters as we got to know them.
Cian he is the person who works sometimes at the pub but he is also supposedly Declan’s best friend but he is majorly jealous of Declan and it shows and ripples through their friendship as well as their actions with Sophie.
Declan and Sophie go through a game of pushing each other away as soon as they begin to get close and eventually when they do finally admit their feelings for each other they fall for each other hard. They fall in love with each other and when they both realise that they love each other it’s so funny. They keep it to themselves.
One of the side characters I loved was Aoife who is Declan’s younger sister and when certain problems come between Declan and Sophie she was there defending her big brother and it was the cutest thing ever. The spin off story Ruck me is about Aofie and I honestly can’t wait to read it!
The story was sweet an amazing end, I loved the writing, the characters made me fall in love with them hard. It was a cute romantic story and even better that I could imagine the majority of them talking in an Irish accent because I love an Irish accent! I definitely cannot wait for Ruck me when it comes out!