**Mature Content Warning**
This is a New Adult novel recommended for ages 17+ due to language, sexual content, and mature subject matter.
Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.
Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.
In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.
When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.
5 of 5 Everly and Cole Parker
First I have to say that I absolutely LOVED LOVED For Everly. Raine Thomas is an amazing author and she writes so flawlessly that you can't help but fall in love with her characters and their story. When I found out Raine was going to writing in the NA genre I dam neared died because she is totally awesome sauce in the YA genre. So when I started reading For Everly I was totally BLOWN AWAY by it! I mean I sat in my favorite reading chair and would not get up for nothing I mean nothing until I was done reading it.
For Everly her life is simple, stay focused on her schooling and work hard to pay for her grandfathers medical care. So she works as a waitress and volunteers and she studies hard so she can get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Then her life is turned upside down when her favorite professor who also happens to be her mentor comes into the restaurant with Atlanta's Major League Pitcher. Lord Everly has a major crush on him and she is literally flipping out but she plays it cool.Then her mentor tells her that they are brothers and that he needs a favor from her. At first Everly is nervous because her mentor is asking her for a favor when she owes him everything because he helped her get the job she has and he helped her get into the Doctorate program.
As her mentor Wyatt tells her what he needs she is both shocked and angered by his proposal for her. At first she says no but then he crush Cole Parker sweet talks her and she agrees to do it because she needs the money to take care of her grandfather. But does Everly truly know what she is getting into? Will it be worth it in the end?Will Everly be able to juggle school, work and Cole?
Cole Parker is Atlanta's Major League Pitcher. He has hurt his arm and he is stressing out because contract year is here and if he is injured he could get traded or worse benched. So he spends his nights drinking the pain away until he gets into a car accident and his brother tells him enough. Wyatt tells him to get his shit together or else he will tell their parents what is going on. Of course Cole freaks out because he wants nothing more than to do what his heart desires most and that is to pitch in Atlanta his home town.
When Wyatt suggests he gets rehab he is totally against it unless it is off the radar because he does not want to be added to the injured list. Then Wyatt agrees and he tells Cole about Everly. When Cole meets Everly he is totally blown away by her but she is tough as nails and he knows he is going to have to work for her trust. As they work together Cole starts to develop feelings for Everly but she is not having it.She has kept her heart locked down and she refuses to budge but Cole is determined to make her his. Will Cole be able to change her mind? Will Cole win her heart? What happens when someone tries to come between them and tries to destroy what Cole is trying to build?
This story is so dam heart wrenching and so full of jealousies that it will have you on the edge of your seat screaming at the book like I did. This is a summer must read on the beach!
AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS:
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her latest book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance titled For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
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