Lorin Perez’s life is finally back on track after almost losing it six years ago. She knows meeting and dating sizzling hot professional rugby player Spence Clarke is a huge part of her healing process. But with her father starting a new family, she decides to follow her best friend Caitlin to UK–Spence’s home country–and start a new life.
However, moving to UK brings certain complications in the form of Gezellig band member Nigel Whitmore, a.k.a. the one who didn’t follow through three years ago. And even though Lorin is very clear about her no commitment rule, Nigel ignores this and pursues Lorin like never before.
When I first read about Marcus and Cait in The Real Score, I had this feeling that Lorin will have her own story to tell and I’m glad Kesh Tanglao wrote this one.
From book one, we see Lorin as someone who’s always on the go and who likes to take risks and she was actually the one who pushed Cait to live a little and take a risk. It’s nice to see a different side of Lorin in this book. She’s happy-go-lucky, yeah, but I never knew that she had trust issues especially when it comes to relationships.
She has this great guy, Spence, and I must say, I totally adoooore him. It is so obvious that he only has eyes for Lorin and he clearly wants to be in an exclusive relationship but he’s sensitive enough to feel that she’s still not ready. On the other hand, there’s Nigel, another Gezellig band member, who wants Lorin back but doesn’t know how. Her moving to UK made it more convenient for him though.
I honestly don’t know what to feel towards the love triangle aspect of this book. I can’t relate to Lorin regarding the open relationship thing but I can totally understand the pain of not having a closure after a very intense, unlabeled relationship and it can really affect someone for so long. I only had some issues about Lorin’s decisions sometimes towards the middle or more than half of the story. Also, I’m happy about Marcus and Cait being present in book two, but I felt like the transitions were not that smooth sometimes and that Lorin wasn’t really the sole focus of the book. I don’t know if that was on purpose or not but I would have liked it more if they lessened some scenes of Marcus and Cait, so that we will also miss these characters a little and crave more for them in the last installment.
The ending was not a shocker for me because there were some hints that it’ll happen but I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment.
Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists.