I wanted to like this book so much more than I did, but a lot of it just rubbed me the wrong way, like the stereotypical undereducated black athlete who wears gold chains and has diamonds in his teeth. Or how different characters possessed the same speech patterns. Besides Ron, they all blended and no one had a very clear voice of their own. I also couldn't get into the parts from the point of view of the stalker dad whose son died in a wreck after being cut from the team. That being said, with the current shortage of contemporary romance, I appreciate any efforts made, and I enjoyed the arguing between the two main characters.