[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
For The Love by C.R. Ellis is a new sports romance that is the right combination between sweet and sexy.
Professional tennis player Dominic is recovering after surgery in a small town in order to take a break from the spotlight. The same small town that Tristan choose to escape to after her world and her reputation was destroyed by her parents crimes. She now works to support her three siblings and the last thing she needs or wants is to be put back into the public eye. Dominic and Tristan become friends and then more but she doesn’t want the spotlight and being seen with her could ruin his reputation plus his stay in Arbor Cove has always been temporary.
“Just like that huh? Ouch.” I shrug casually. “Somebody’s gotta keep France’s most eligible athlete humble.“
I always enjoy Ellis’ writing and For The Love did not disappoint. She created a wonderful cast of characters. Dominic is sweet, charming and sexy with his French accent and athletic body. The way he bonds with Tristan’s younger brother warms your heart. Tristan is down to earth, caring, and fun. She has a lot on her shoulder, but she doesn’t let that stop her from creating the perfect balance of being a parent and still a sister to her siblings. Together they made a great little family unit and when they were alone one on one they were both flirty and sweet.
“I’m sorry; I just couldn’t spend another minute not knowing what it felt like to kiss you.“
For the Love was a pleasant romance filled with sweet family moments, steamy kisses, flirty texts, and dirty video calls. I loved that it wasn’t over the top drama but just enough to create a speed bump for the couple. I’m excited for the future books to come in this series.