REVIEWED BY Jess
Incredible You by Lili Valente
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*****4.5 Incredible Stars*****
Incredible you by Lili Valente was a little slice of awesome.
This is the first book I've ever read by Valente, but I found myself yearning for more-so Amazon, here I come!
I didn't know what to expect going into this little gem. But what I found was a solid story, filled with rich characters, witty dialogue and a relationship between two people, albeit fast paced, but no less genuine. Jake and Shane are quite lovely together. Even though they got off on the wrong foot, they found their way to each other rather quickly, but it felt like a natural flow and it worked really well.
Jake is a hot shot hockey player, playing for one of the NHL's best teams, the New York Rangers. He's worked hard for his spot in the line up and couldn't love the sport more. Now, he's had his fair share of women, some one nighters, some celebrities-and he's also drawn in less desirable women, like his EX, who is pretty much certifiable. Having been placed in a horrible predicament, Jake is desperate to find someone able to help him through his precarious situation.
Enter Shane. Yes, lovely female Shane. Strong, stoic, funny Shane. From the get-go I was drawn to her courage, her rough around the edges attitude, even though she is part of the wealthier boroughs of New York and may or may not come with debutant status, she is down to earth, loyal and so genuine I felt it coming off the page. She's had a rough go of it as well, so finding a kindred spirit in Jake made falling for him a little bit easier. It obviously helped that's he's hot, a professional hockey player and carries the nickname of, "The Dragon!" And it is not because of his fire breath-if you catch my drift!
I really enjoyed the read. The flow worked so well for me. I loved the two epilogues and the text dialogue in between. It helped in weaning out the dialogue you need but don't always want to wade through. I found it quite perfect!
Onto the next Valente for me!
*arc received in exchange for an honest review*
***Reviewed by Jess for Joandisalovebooks blog***
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