My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳A college romance filled with broken down emotions that will drag you with want, and need for Maverick and Delaney in this highly anticipated release that did not disappoint…
➳When it comes down to college romances, Ilsa Madden Mills has out-done herself in this highly anticipated novel, in which I have devoured instantly and I do not feel any shame about it. Maverick, a man who keeps his word, has waited so long to finally be with Delaney. While Delaney is in the process of mending her heart from her previous heart-break with her cheating ex-boyfriend, Mav is there to comfort her in an unexpected way that I find rather endearing. Being the captain of the football team, and having the sights of all NFL scouts on him, he needs to do everything he can to make it into the big leagues for the sake of his sister, and soon to find out, for the sake of having a future with Delaney.
➳Delaney, junior college student trying to live her life and focus on her future without any distractions, she ends up encountering upon Maverick in a very strong way that has never let her forget their first time together at a freshmen party. To her, after being in a cheating relationship with a football player, she decides to not be with another one ever again. Maverick has of course consider this as a challenge, one that he will not back down from making him determined to show Delaney that he is not some “spoiled, bratty, jock” that everyone stereotypes him as. He has gone through the worst that life has given him, and is trying to move on from the past and start a better future for himself and his family. When sparks fly, Mav and Del become a couple that is truly worth reading.
➳Tables are turned when an unexpected surprise is revealed in which features Maverick. His whole idea of creating a better future for his sister and Delaney brings him to a situation where HIS football career would be in danger. As time passes, Maverick soon realizes that Raven, his sister, and Delaney are far more important than any of the actions he is causing towards himself. I found this rather romantic in a sense that Delaney is a strong individual who fights for him and Raven. Ilsa wrote this romance novel, one that I am HONESTLY surprised to love as her previous novels have not been my favorites. But this one for sure has surpass that opinion.
➳ARC kindly provided by the publicist, in exchange for an honest review…
About Ilsa Madden-Mills:
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Todaybest-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.