Review: Score by Emma Louise
If you're in the mood for a stellar second chance romance, look no further. Score by Emma Louise delivers all the feels and deliciousness you're going to love. First of all, look at that cover. It's gorgeous and so, so hot. And then the story line involves college sweethearts where one in an NFL God? Sign. Me. Up.
Story Line: Poppy and Keir met in college and fell head over heals in love. But then he hit it big and was drafted into the NFL. She still had a year of college left. They swore they would make the distance thing work. Fastforward 10 years and it's been over 9 years since the love birds have seen or talked to one another. Misunderstandings and betrayal are a heavy burden they carry. Keir wants a second chance. Poppy doesn't think her heart can take it. GOD. I loved the way their emotions pulled out my heart strings. Poppy is so sweet. She's a very strong character, but Kier seems to be her weakness. And isn't that the truth. I like to think I'm a strong, hear me roar kind of woman, but when it comes to the hubs? He's my total weakness. And I wouldn't change a thing about that. But when it comes to Poppy and her inner turmoil, I totally get it. I was right there with her. She was broken hearted for a very long time because of Keir. I wouldn't want to rush back into his arms. But the heart wants what it wants, right Selena Gomez? ;)
Interaction: I absolutely adore alpha males who are total puppy dogs when it comes to their woman. And that's exactly Keir. He may be a big, bad football man, but when it comes to Poppy? He's a total hopeless romantic. I mean, the romantic gestures? I was swooning over and over again. And I'm not even a flower person! I loved that their first date after 10 years was awkward. Does that make me a jerk? No, because I loved it for good reason. It gave their relationship a very real, down to earth feel. It wasn't a far fetched story line with a crazy rich billionaire. No, it was real people trying to give their love a second chance.
Laundry: Since these two were not strangers to the laundry department 10 years ago, it should come as no surprise that their chemistry was positively sizzling. And no, you will not read about their hot make up laundry on page 10 or 20. You'll need to take a chill pill. Because trust is such an easy thing to break, but very hard to rebuild. And like I said earlier, this is a very realistic love story. It takes time. But honey, once that time is up? All bets are off and it's smoking hot.
Depth: I think a lot of the depth in this story comes from the unspoken truths between Keir and Poppy. A lot of things went unsaid when their relationship ended all of those years ago. It was a fantastic journey to discovering those truths, but it's not all rainbows and kittens. There were parts of their story that truly made my heart ache. But that's what sets a good love story apart from the rest. If I can physically feel the emotions coursing through the characters? Yeah, that's the stuff that sets Score apart from the rest. Take a chance on this second chance love story. I truly think you'll love it.