A reckless, obsessive soccer star. A forbidden affair that could ruin her career. The locker room has never been this steamy.
The Younger Man, an epic standalone forbidden age-gap sports romance, by New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, is LIVE!
Starting over was her only option.
Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.
He was her only desire.
Twenty-three year old Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo’s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.
Their passion could not be ignored.
What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.
Their relationship was forbidden.
But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far—should Thalia give into Alejo’s advances, she’s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a much younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.
Alejo might be worth that risk.
Unless he breaks her heart in the process.
The Younger Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Younger Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE.
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My ARC Review:
This was a wonderful read, emotional, sensual, passionate, a forbidden age-gap older woman/younger man sports read, it was beautifully written and very immersive, I loved it!
Thalia is a 40yr old physical therapist, she worked for the Manchester United football team and was married to their Manager, but she has just gone through a messy divorce with him, he cheated on her, and her life was dragged through the papers. She is looking to start a new life away from all the hassle and manages to get a job working in Spain for Real Madrid.
Everything there is different from Manchester, she’s nervous to be starting something so new on her own but is looking forward to a completely new way of life. The players are all nice to her, but she has an instant connection and attraction to one of them, Alejo Albarado.
When Alejo damages his knee in a game, Thalia is the therapist assigned to look after him and get his knee better. They end up spending a lot of time together, he even spends time teaching her Spanish, and their attraction just grows and grows. Thalia knows this shouldn’t be happening, Alejo is only 23 yrs old, she could end up losing her job, but he makes her feel things she has never felt before and struggles to resist him.
Their connection is just so beautiful and perfect, you could feel their bond and their relationship growing, and boy was I rooting for them to have their happy ending. But life frowns on such age gap relationships, especially when the woman is the older one, and they had a lot to get through, lots of struggles and upheavals.
Thalia was a strong and independent woman, fighting to find herself after an ugly divorce. Alejo although young had a mature outlook, he had a difficult family upbringing but loved his family, and fell for Thalia with everything he had, no ifs or buts, just all in, he knew she was the one, and could not deny their connection.
An amazing read, it gives you all the feels and the emotions, a must read this one.
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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