I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Can You Hear It by Casey Diam
Series: Alpen Springs #1
Narrator: Jacob Morgan, Brooke Daniels
Genres: NA Sports Romance
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Can you hear it? The pounding of his heart. The deafening roar of the crowd. Football games have been a thing of the past, ever since the love of my life died playing it.
One year later and still devastated, my mom decides to help me to leave it all behind. So here I am. New school. New outlook. A new me, still trying to stop the grieving, and still trying to avoid anything to do with a game I’ve come to hate.
In some cruel twist of fate, I meet Ashton.I’m instantly drawn to him with no idea who he is until it all begins to make sense. His height, his physique, his long, powerful arm hurling a football. Ashton Haigen is Alpen Springs High top-notch quarterback.
Suddenly, I’m back in the game I swore I would never be in again, only this time, I have a choice. But how does one choose their own heart, over the one that beats for them? How can I put my past behind me and learn to love again?
#AshandAverieCan You Hear It is a standalone sports romance that takes place in senior year high school. Due to explicit content, this book is suitable for 17+
This book was so good. There was a ton of emotion and it just kept me wanting to drive the long way around everywhere I went because I didn’t want to get out of the car and have to stop listening.
At first I wasn’t enjoying the drugs and alcohol parts because it is high school students. But when you realize that it is part of the story and she will learn from it and be where she won’t need it anymore, it all worked okay for me.
There was a lot with both her family and also the people in the school, mean girls if you will, that made for a very well-developed story with lots of things going on. Not too much, it was really just perfect. The scenes were very steamy, probably a little older than I would give to high school students to read as a school librarian, which is why I call this New Adult in my genre chosen for this review. The name of the school was Alpen Springs, or at least the town name, and that at first bugged me because I kept thinking it should be Alpine without paying attention to the spelling in the title. But that’s my silliness. The setting of a Colorado town with lots of snow made me also wonder if the treacherous weather might be a factor in the story at some point, and so when it did kind of make an appearance, I was like, yeah, I knew it.
As I said, a great story, one I was very invested in and was listening to on the edge of my seat to see where it would all go. I’ll be looking forward to more books from this author in the future.