Crossing Hearts

Crossing Hearts New to the U S soccer scene not to mention the English language compact yet explosive Chilean soccer legend Rio Vidal is driven to define a role on his new team Atlanta Skyline But he must also ada

  • Title: Crossing Hearts
  • Author: Rebecca Crowley
  • ISBN: 9781516102624
  • Page: 278
  • Format: ebook
  • New to the U.S soccer scene, not to mention the English language, compact yet explosive Chilean soccer legend Rio Vidal is driven to define a role on his new team, Atlanta Skyline But he must also adapt to a new culture and accept that he can t do it alone His beautiful interpreter, Eva, has been his voice, his refuge But she is becoming so much If only he couldNew to the U.S soccer scene, not to mention the English language, compact yet explosive Chilean soccer legend Rio Vidal is driven to define a role on his new team, Atlanta Skyline But he must also adapt to a new culture and accept that he can t do it alone His beautiful interpreter, Eva, has been his voice, his refuge But she is becoming so much If only he could convince her he isn t like the other men she s worked with, players on and off the field.As a translator for pro athletes, Eva Torres is used to dealing with self interested super stars But Rio seems different, and she s blindsided when he locks eyes with her across a church pew By now, after weeks of close contact with the endearing athlete with whom she shares a language, her thoughts are far from holy She must remind herself flirtation is probably just his default style Plus, she s the only one he can really talk to But when his ambition threatens to derail his career and their deepening connection they ll both have to lay their hearts on the center line.

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    1. ARC received via NetGalleyThis was a lovely sports themed romance to read. I liked that although there was attraction between them at the start, there wasn't an instant relationship but it grew.I liked that he was from Chile and didn't speak English. We got to see that it was difficult for him when he was in America. No one really, apart from his interpreter, spoke the language he could so he was quite isolated.Although I liked how the book ended, I would love to know more. I would like for ther [...]

    2. This review can also be found at All About Romance: allaboutromance/book-revieNew-to-me author Rebecca Crowley has published a number of standalone romances in addition to two series. Homefront deals with American military heroes and Elite Operators is a South African set romantic suspense series (I’m intrigued by this one!). She’s set her sights on soccer with her new series, Atlanta Skyline, and Crossing Hearts is a well-crafted and very enjoyable sports romance that also delves into a tim [...]

    3. "Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review"“Just a guy who loves soccer”A wonderful story with beautiful characters! Rebecca Crowley wrote an amazing tale with a unique and genuine hero and well fleshed-out characters. Rio Vidal is the most charming, goodhearted, boyish hero I’ve read in ages. The way he and the heroine, Eva Torres, a translator and interpreter, burst out from the pages is terrific. I loved that neither he nor the heroine are the classical stereotyped c [...]

    4. ***3 ‘Oh the angst’ Stars***I waffled over my rating for this one because as a whole, I enjoyed the book. I loved seeing the U.S. through Rio’s eyes and experiencing his struggle to find his place in it. What I had a hard time with was the roller coaster ride that was Rio and Eva’s relationship. I didn’t hate it, in fact there were some great moments between them, but oh god the angstyness drove me batshit crazy and had me wanting to toss my Kindle into the freezer a few times.I really [...]

    5. ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~3.5*s of soccer romanceI am a big fan of sports romances, and really liked the idea of a soccer star falling for his interpreter. It will be interesting to see what other new routes the author will take in future installments in this series.Rio was a great character, and he made his position very clear from the beginning. I did not however warm much to Eva. I bought into the fact that she wanted to be taken seriously in [...]

    6. 3.5 stars - I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a sweet romance between a Chilean football star and his American translator. Football (or soccer to Americans) is the world’s most international professional team sport and I loved learning about the way teams work to overcome the language and cultural barriers between players, coaches and managers. Rio is far too good to be true. The national sporting hero remains humble and kind despite his fame and fort [...]

    7. This book was very predictable. There were no huge surprises, no real reluctance on either side for getting involved (minor on her part) and was just overall very slow. I gave up reading 70% of the way through because I was just bored with it. ** ARC received from Netgalley **

    8. Great story. The characters are deep and original. Eva and Rio are strong, confident and sometimes stubborn people but love overcome every obstacle. I received a ARC from Netgalley for a honest review.

    9. ***ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***‘Crossing Hearts’ by Rebecca Crowley is book 1 in the Atlanta Skyline series and it was a great 4 star read for me. It is told in the third person point of view and is a romance novel with a brilliant HEA.Eva Torres is a sports translator and her new job is to be the Spanish translator for Rio Vidal, a brilliant Chilean soccer player who is the newest member of the Skyline team.   Rio is coming to America from Chile and the [...]

    10. Rio is a star soccer player in Chile. He grew up poor and has been able to provide for his family through his career. He signs a contract to play for a US professional team. Eva works as his translator with the goal of teaching him some English.Both Rio and Eva are likable and both have interesting backstories. Eva's mother was here illegally, Eva was born here. Her mother gets departed and she never sees her again. Timely, considering who sits in the Oval Office (I could go on, but won't consid [...]

    11. Yes, this is a sports romance revolving around a soccer team in Atlanta, but it is so much more! There are great themes here for both main characters, loss, success, immigration, mulitculturalism, family. This had more heft than your average sports romance while also capturing the life of a professional athlete, a great read!

    12. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC! Review to follow one the publish date gets closer. But in the mean time you should really add this book to your want to read list. It is fun and such a refreshing love story!

    13. Alright its probably more like 3.5 stars. What I liked: - The characters - Eva was a confident, complex woman who fought her way to a successful career through determination and optimism. She also (mostly) didn't back down from Rio. Rio I think I would have fallen for him too considering his personality, his struggles and his desire to not be the stereotypical super star athlete. You could read clearly through him how much he loved the game and made the game his one and only focus. - The sport - [...]

    14. This had me engulfed from the get go. I had other, you know, life stuff come up and really want not to have to put this down. This was stuff I could really relate to as far as growing up as a Hispanic woman and how machismo can taint everything in the male kingdom. Bringing out the emotion, at least in my experience. Rather than talk or show they are or can be vulnerable. They will endure pain or injury. Oh, wait! That’s all me. Ha-ha! But really, more importantly, that is how it is with Rio V [...]

    15. Rio is a soccer star in his home country of Chile. He is calm, he is cool, and everyone knows his name. The Atlanta Skyline drafts him for their team, and soon Rio finds himself in a new country, surrounded by a new team and a new language. Eva has dreamed of being a sports interpreter her entire life, and she has finally living the dream. She has been working for the Skyline for a few years now, and although she has appreciated the looks of the players she has interpreted for, she has always ke [...]

    16. Story about a soccer player (Rio) and his beautiful interpreter (Eva). A story where we find an instant attraction but love comes and develops with time.A story about how you can't fight against your heart even when your head wants something different.My head was spinning from time to time where I didn't know if I wanted to hug or kick Eva. That girl has some issues let me tell you with being hurt in the past. Rio was a great character; I loved him being from Chile and that he was short ( weird [...]

    17. Intereting back stories for each character, well-written dialogue, I liked the H who was quite sweetd I enjoy a good sports romance, especially with soccer.Two issues with the book - 1) so much push and pull from the he drove me nuts with her indecision, and 2) the ending was too quickly resolved and forgiven.Overall cute story - I'll give the author another read.

    18. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Crossing Hearts by Rebecca Crowley that I read and reviewed.I am not a big soccer fan but I did enjoy this book. I found both Eva and Rio likeable characters and a great pairing as a couple. This was a great romance with an interesting storyline.I am giving Crossing Hearts four out of five stars.

    19. This book started good and then just plummeted. Literally sucked. The ending he was just a big ass baby and a douche. I was so over both of them. She forgave him so easily. At the beginning she was so strong willed and independent and then by the end it's like her whole world revolved around him. It was annoying.

    20. I loved Rio, the man was just so sweet he'd do anything for Eva, "then he burst into one of the broadest, brightest grins she’d ever seen. “Are you saying you liked that? You were impressed?” I liked this book, The Eva had a good head on her shoulders and Rio was really lovable.

    21. Review Posted at HarlequinJunkieEva Torres loves soccer and working for the Atlanta Skyline as a translator is a dream job. Never has she been tempted by one of the players she’s translated for, but the new Chilean player she’s been assigned to, Rio Vidal, makes her want to break her rule of not getting involved with a player. Can they find a way to be together, or will Rio’s ambition to be the best lose them their chance at happy ever after? Read More

    22. This was fun to read but seemed a little too good to be true. The humble soccer star with a heart of gold meets a beautiful translator with a heart of gold? Overall though, it was an easy, enjoyable romance.

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