Caden Brooks is Alabama’s star quarterback. He’s got it all. The attention of adoring fans. A girlfriend who’d do anything to hold on to him. And a future in the pros. He’s getting along just fine until Finlay steps into his life, despising him at first sight and pushing his buttons like no other.
Unfortunately for Finlay, and her attempt to keep Caden at arm’s length, there’s nothing Caden loves more than a challenge. The problem with this challenge is she comes with a secret that has the power to destroy everything.
I love a good collage romance and immediately jumped at the chance to read For Finlay knowing that it was a collage romance story. But For Finlay wasn’t a good read, it was a great read that I instantly loved the moment I started reading it. J. Nathan has a wonderful job with writing a sexy and heartfelt story. I was captivated from the start of the story to the very end.
Finlay is a feisty and strong character that had experienced a terrible lost in her life that has left her living with a lot of pain and regret. I felt so much for Finlay because of the way she was tyring to get out from the shadow of her twin brother only for her to lose him had left her to deal with not only the grief but also with a lot of guilt with the way she treated him before he passed away. But at the same time she was a determined character that had a strength to her that made me instantly adore her.
Caden Brooks is the egotistical star quarterback of the collage football team that thinks that every girl wants him. Caden was a cocky and arrogant character but there was much more to his character then that. Caden was nice to Finlay when others on the football team were a jerk to her and was determined to get to her know her better despite the way she treated him sometimes. I loved Caden a lot and adored him with Finlay so much.
For Finlay is about Finlay who is dealing with the death of her twin brother and the guilt she feels for the way she treated him after his death. The coach of her brother’s football team gives her an opportunity to work for the football team she grabs the chance and meets the star quarterback Caden Brooks. Determined to hate him causes Caden to be more determined to get to know her better.
Overall I loved tis story and found that it was one of my favourite collage romance stories I have read. The author has a way with their writing to make you instantly connect to the characters and I loved the story from start to finish. I enjoyed al the secondary characters within the story and hope to read more about them in another story. This is definitely a book that I recommend for anyone that enjoy a good collage or sport romance.
My eyes cut to Brooks. His ear buds dangled over his shoulders. I tugged mine out. “Huh?”
“Just wondering what pearls of wisdom you’re gonna bestow upon me today.”
“You need to stop hesitating when you drop back,” I told him, much to his obvious surprise. “Either do it or don’t. Did you see how those guys pummeled you?”
“See it? I was under it.”
“Yeah, well, your offensive line sucks. But you can’t give the defense a chance to get to you. Know where you’re throwing and hit the mark. Your receivers are good. They’ll get there.”
He stared at me, his eyes narrowed slits.
I wiped my face with the small towel I’d draped over the treadmill screen. “Don’t worry, you’ve got potential.”
He laughed disbelievingly. “Potential? I’m the starting quarterback for Alabama.”
Those words—especially leaving his mouth—cut deep. The only reason he was playing was because Cole wasn’t.
“I’ve got more than potential,” he assured me.
“Yeah. You’ve got a massive ego ready to destroy small countries,” I said, my words clipped as I remembered why I despised him so much.
“All great athletes have egos. You’ve got to.”
Wow. My hatred toward him was growing by the second. “And you’re humble.”
He laughed. Didn’t he notice I wasn’t laughing? I hoped to God he didn’t think I was flirting. This was as far from flirting as one could get.
We ran in silence, the pounding of our sneakers on the treadmills mirroring the pounding in my head brought on by his arrogance.
“What’s your deal anyway?”
I glanced over at him. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Not many girls know so much about football and wake up at four in the morning to run.”
I scoffed. “Hope you’re not implying I thought you’d be here.”
“I didn’t say that.”
“But you were thinking it.”
He smirked. “You’d be amazed at the lengths girls go to get my attention.”
My eyes flared. “I suppose you think I took some crash course in football, too, just to impress you with all my knowledge.”
My face scrunched as I pressed the arrow on the screen to quicken my pace. “Keep dreaming, superstar.”
“Girls have done some whacked out shit.”
My eyes jumped between the wall in front of me and Brooks. “First of all, I’m not about to steal your towel because it has your sweat on it, nor will I be swiping your jockstrap to sell online. We, my friend, are victims of bad timing.”
“Yeah. Anytime you’re in my space, it’s bad,” I assured him.