Owen Adler has spent his whole life being half of a matched set. But when his twin brother Evan leaves hockey—and him—behind on the Carolina IceCats, Owen finds he has to skate a new path on his own.
Angie Paxton knows a lot about being on her own. She pushed Nashville, and the trauma she experienced there, to the back of her mind and started over in South Carolina. And though she’s blooming where she planted herself both academically and professionally, emotionally, she’s been struggling under the weight of her past.
Owen has had a thing for Angie since they were kids, but she would never give him the time of day. Now that they’re reconnecting as adults, they quickly find they want to spend all their days together. Angie is struggling to let go of the insecurities that plague her, but growing up Adler has made Owen an expert at getting what he wants. And for him, Angie is the only goal worth making.
This book is so good! I could hardly put it down. Owen and Angie had me hooked. Owen surprised me with how much he made me swoon based off preconceived notions from Angie. Man is Owen prime book boyfriend material. The way he makes Angie feel about herself is priceless and just melted my heart. I can relate to Angie because I was there where she is at, but I still feel overweight and self conscious. This book packed a punch with all the feels. There were several times while reading this one it made me tear up with how beautiful it was. This book also really made me think about social acceptations of body image and mental health. Topics that should be normalized and not something to feel ashamed to talk freely about. It's a great book that gives me everything I look for when I dive into a book by Toni Aleo. She weaves magic with her words which always has me eagerly awaiting her books. They just keep getting better and better. The next man has big shoes to fill because Owen has set the bar very high for the next book boyfriend.
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