Release Date: July 25th
All is fair in love and second chances.
Professional tennis star and everybody’s darling, Maren Murphy is going home. Unfortunately, going home is the last thing she wants to do. She doesn’t know what’s worse, being named the executor of her grandfather’s estate, or having to deal with her grandfather’s business partner, Noah Callahan. That devil’s spawn may have broken her young, tender heart, but this time it’s advantage Murphy. If anyone’s calling game, set, and match, it’ll be Maren.
Noah Callahan is a screw up. Well…he used to be a screw up. Bad boy reputations, however, are not easily shed. He’s been a successful business owner for over a decade. You would think the people in his hometown would’ve forgiven and forgotten already, but alas no. Until his one shot at redemption walks into his office. Maren Murphy is the only woman he ever loved––and the one he purposely drove away.
She’s vowed to hate him for all eternity. He’s vowed to love her forever. Can a second chance be the tiebreaker.
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This is a tough one to review. There are so many things I liked about TIEBREAKER. In general I liked the writing, the characters, and the setting but there were a couple of issues that I struggled with.
My two biggest concerns were the reason for Noah’s decision to break up with Maren and then the manner in which he forced the separation. Now knowing the background, I cannot blame him for deciding to break things off. He was in a difficult position and his options were limited. Yet, I was left feeling hollow and unfulfilled at a time in the book when I should be feeling joy that the couple are finally communicating and telling all their secrets. However, what he did to make Maren leave was inexcusable. It‘s not up to me to forgive him, that’s Maren’s call. Yet she chooses to forgive him in an instant, and that significantly undermined my respect for Noah.
There are moments of lightness and humour throughout, which help balance out the serious times. A special mention goes out to Maren’s sister Annabelle. She’s got a mouth on her and her fights with Maren are very funny. I am so glad she and police chief Alex Brandt will be getting their own book.
TIEBREAKER was well written and the book held my interest to the end. There were many parts that I liked, and that wonderful epilogue alleviated some of my butt-hurt feelings but I was unable to shake off all the uncomfortable thoughts I had while reading.
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