A reckless, obsessive soccer star. A forbidden affair that could ruin her career. The locker room has never been this steamy.
The Younger Man, an epic standalone forbidden age-gap sports romance, by New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, is LIVE!
Title: The Younger Man
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Adult contemporary sports romance
Release Date: December 11th, 2019
Source: e-galley from Social Butterfly PR which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
Starting over was her only option.
Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.
He was her only desire.
Twenty-three year old Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo’s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.
Their passion could not be ignored.
What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.
Their relationship was forbidden.
But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far—should Thalia give into Alejo’s advances, she’s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a much younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.
Alejo might be worth that risk.
Unless he breaks her heart in the process.
The Younger Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Younger Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE.
This was so steamy! I mean, WOW! But also very emotional. At one point at the end I definitely had tears running down my face. As an older woman who has always been attracted to younger men, this story was one I was interested in right away. And it is a big part of the story, of course, everyone thinks Thalia is too old for Alejo, except for him. He knows that they are right for each other. As with most of the books I’ve read by this author so far, the story has lots of steamy sexy scenes all throughout. Not just a couple times, not just the first time and then at the end when all is well, we get to enjoy many of the couples trysts. Personally, I like that in a good romance novel, especially when they’re written as well as Halle does. But the age difference isn’t really all that makes him hot, I mean, he’s a professional soccer. player, what more do you need? There’s more to the story than just the romance even though, Thalia has to deal with friends, old and new, and who really is a friend, and who isn’t. She’s also trying to figure out just who she is and what she wants in life, making this a really great story.
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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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