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.
The Younger Man by Karina Halle strikes the perfect balance of heart-pounding romance and steam but it has an emotional side to it as well.
Wow!!! Halle truly made my heart pitter-patter with this one! I had butterflies in my stomach. The chemistry between this couple was off the charts hot and steamy yet the romance was also sweet!
I liked Thalia, but truly the star of the book was Alejo. Some saw him as reckless and impulsive, and he could be. However, he was also loyal and sweet! Those whom he loved never had to doubt his love. He made sure they knew it every day and that would come to include Thalia.
Thalia has just had a really bad year, a painful divorce that has played out in the public eye. There is no way she will stay with Manchester United as their physical therapist, having to see her ex every day. When she gets a chance to move to Madrid as a physical therapist for the Real Madrid, she jumps at the chance. Who wouldn’t?
Thalia just wants an opportunity to start over. She wants to find some happiness, and she definitely deserves it. The one thing she isn’t looking for is a relationship…until Alejo Albarado entered her life. She knew there was something special about him the first time she saw him. He’s forbidden. Not only is he the star player of the team, but he is seventeen years younger than her.
Alejo, like Thalia, has known loss. Halle gave her readers that part of his life from the very beginning of the book. He has worked tirelessly his entire life to provide for his mother and brother. His perseverance made me respect him so much, not only in overcoming a tragic event in his past but in his pursuit of Thalia as well.
I really enjoyed Halle’s style of writing. She included some scenes from the games, and I felt like a spectator in the stands. Her descriptive writing really made me feel like I was in the quaint bars or on the island that Alejo took Thalia to.
I also felt an empathy for these characters. They each experienced loss in a different way, but it made it harder for them to trust other people. It was nice to see them knock each other’s defenses down and really grow as people. It wasn’t just a new start with someone else, but it was a new way of life for them, a really happy one!!!
I wasn’t sure how I would like this book. I haven’t read a great deal of forbidden romances, but Karina Halle did a phenomenal job. Yes, this is a work of fiction, but she made the story very realistic. She touched on many reasons why some would hesitate to be involved in that type of relationship. However, her characters found a way to overcome those obstacles. She proved that love knows no age!
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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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