First Published: 1 February 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Finished Date: 11 January 2012
Blurb from Goodreads
A temperamental quarterback is given a special "birthday gift" by his teammates--a ravishing young woman. The "birthday gift" is actually a physics teacher who is using the quarterback for her own special project. But before long, this mismatched couple passionately prove that opposites attract.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were so likable, even the supporting ones. The plot kept me turning page after page of this book, simple unable to stop. The story was really sweet and it truly showed how love could overcome anything. I especially like it when the guy realises that he could be happy without football, but he just needed her.
So Jane and Cal are the main characters in this story. Just to give you a short introduction, Jane is a genius. She wants a child, but doesn’t really want to get married. However, she has one criteria for the father. She wants the father to be stupid. This is so that the child will be of average intelligence, which will help him/her to fit in in the future. Needless to say, she saw Cal playing football on TV one day, and thought he was stupid. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Cal was one of the smartest footballers around. Basically, she contrived a plan to get herself pregnant by Cal. She succeeded, but Cal found out and insisted they get married. This book was mainly about their life as a married couple and how they fell in love. It was beautiful and sweet, that’s all I can say.
I loved the plot. Sure, it isn’t very realistic, but it was page-turning. My eyes were glued to the book and I simply could not stop reading. It was well-paced and well elaborated. The times they spent together were amazing. They were so unsuited for each other, yet in every way, they were perfect halves. Does that make sense?
The character development too was great. Cal really learnt how football wasn’t everything. As for Jane, love really changed her. You could see it in the way she behaved. The characters were really likable and you could just connect with them. I felt right there with them, laughing out loud many times at their conversations.
I loved it when Jane moved away and Cal finally realised he wanted to stay married to her forever. It was just so sweet! And the things he did to win her back was really nice and I have to say, I adored it.
I have to say though, the part about Cal’s parents was the sweetest thing I’ve read in a while. I don’t really know how to describe it, all I can say is that it was really touching to read. I’m not afraid to admit it, I cried. Though it was just a small little portion of the book, it really showed me how the spark of love could be reignited.
All in all, this was really a good book. The plot kept me turning page after page and I really enjoyed reading this.
My name's Victoria and I love to read! And I guess no matter how busy I am, I'll always find time to read because you can't stop a passion, can you? I love netball, especially shooting, there's just something so peaceful about it, isn't there?
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