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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Review: Trying Sophie

Trying Sophie (Dublin Rugby #1) by Rebecca Norinne
Published: April 2017
Publisher: Amazon Digital Service

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.

From enemies to lovers and from an outsider to a part of the community, Trying Sophie is gonna make you wish you were in a little town on Ireland with a hot rugby player of your own. Sophie Davenport hates Ireland. When her parents divorced she was send there to live with her grandparents and the whole experience is something she wishes she could forget. Missing her home and bullied by her classmates, she couldn't wait to leave it all behind and the boy who tortured her dayly out of her head. Now a woman, Sophie goes back to take care of her grandfather. Declan was and always will be a wild boy. When he was younger he caused trouble in town and now that he is a professional rugby player he loves spending time with the ladies. But he's had a crush on Sophie since they were kids and now that she's coming back he can't waste the opportunity. I really enjoyed reading how Sophie and Declan got to know each other. Some parts felt more dragged on than others but in general the book keeps a nice pace. Sophie has some obvious hangups about giving Declan a choice but he's determined to make her see he's changed.

What really bothered me was how easily every adult there thought that Declan was being a cute boy with a crush when it was obvious Sophie was hurting at the time, and how easily they all expected her to just give in when the reality was they didn't know each other.

The book is told by dual POV and let you into the heads of both characters without trying to guessand read through the eyes of the main character.

Rebecca Norinne writes a good sporst romance, managing to keep the sports part true to their nature. The romance was slow at some points, with moments I felt like could be avoided or changed but all in all, it was a good read.

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About the author

USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes steamy contemporary romance featuring smart and sexy heroines and the men who adore them.
Originally from California, she now lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband. When not writing, Rebecca is watching her favorite rugby team, drinking craft beer, cooking new recipes, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story.
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