Lissa's Review: Before Girl by Kate Canterbary
APC PUBLISHER: Vesper Press RELEASED: November 12, 2018 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 314 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
She's the girl next door. He's the guy who's loved her from afar.
They're in for an unexpected tumble into love.
She'll juggle your balls.
For Stella Allesandro, chaos is good. She's a rising star at a leading sports publicity firm. She's known throughout the industry as the jock whisperer—the one who can tame the baddest of the bad boys in professional sports without losing her signature smile.But Cal Hartshorn is an entirely different kind of chaos.
He'll fix your broken heart.
This ex-Army Ranger and now-famous cardiothoracic surgeon fails at nothing…except talking to a woman he's adored from afar. Whether on the battlefield or operating room, he's exacting, precise, and efficient, but all of that crumbles when Stella is in sight.
Cal always knows—and gets—what he wants, and now he wants all of her. His forever girl.But Stella isn't convinced she's anyone's forever. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Before Girl is one romance, I’m glad I didn’t miss. I swear everything that Kate writes is Gold.
Cal and Stella are from two different worlds. Stella is so used to her daily routines. Since that’s what she has control over. Never deviating from the path. That is until Cal comes bulldozing into her life. I understood Stella’s reluctance for the whole thing. Holding on to a past, that has hurt her, and she doesn’t want another repeat. But sometimes you have to let go and jump into something else that means so much more.
Cal had his mindset, and he wasn’t going to let anyone stop him. Though, the relationship isn’t without the bumps in the road. I loved this story. Cal is such a fantastic character, and I felt like he worshiped Stella on a level, that any woman would dream of. To have someone so wrapped up in them, that nothing else really mattered. That their mind was made up, and they took control. Stella, I did love her, she wasn’t your typical character. She had her quirks, and she had her own beliefs. She’s gotten this far in life with a successful career. It was also great seeing the characters from the other stories as well, make an appearance.
Before girl is full of heart, and lots of man brick steaminess. I was so wrapped up in this story, I paid no attention to anything around me and realized that my hand fell asleep from holding my kindle lol. What I love most about reading. I’m so thankful for Kate, and her words wrap themselves around you. These characters that you love, the stories that take hold of your heart. If you ever start reading her books, you’re never going to stop. And there's nothing wrong about that.
Overall, Five Boundless Stars.