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It Started with a Crush...: It Started with a Crush...\Win, Lose...or Wed!

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Lucy Martin's dream of marrying her Prince Charming might have fallen apart, but she's determined to make her soccer-mad nephew's dreams come true. But that means asking her old crush Ryland James, the legendary bad boy of soccer, to coach her nephew's team.

Injured and ordered to polish his tarnished reputation, Ryland's looking for distraction. Coaching might be more invo...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Very good book. Lucy came back to Wicksburg to take care of her nephew while his parents are deployed. She doesn't have very many good memories of the small town where she suffered through liver disease and a transplant, and married and divorced. Right now, she is doing her best to help her nephew who misses his parents badly. The only bright spot is his love of soccer, but even that is in jeopardy if they can't find a coach for his team. Ryland is back in town recovering from a foot injury and...more
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Ryland James had never looked at Lucy Martin and seen the bloated devastation childhood liver disease had done. He had thought of her as the brave little sister of his friend and protector. He now faced the all grownup Lucy, and her sweet, sexy self was a distraction he did not want. He had escaped the small town lifestyle and was now rich, famous, a world class soccer player.

Lucy had to reface the crush from her childhood. Ryland was back in town for a short time, recovering from an injury. Sh...more
I loved this book! I loved it even more because it merged my two loves soccer & romance. Such a heart warming story line. Just lovely!! I'm in love with Ryland James.
Really enjoyed this one! Rich developed characters, a wonderful storyline and a fantastic read.
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I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two daughters, son, dog and too many cats! I write "sweeter" contemporary romance novels for Harlequin and Tule Publishing.
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