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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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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*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review ***
I loved this story with my whole heart.
There was that something special that made my heart race. Sensual, passionate, sexy and sweet. The author managed to convey the emotions so beautifully, straight to the heart, it just gave me chills.
It was definitely one of my favorite age gap romance, with main characters that would melt your heart on the spot. The atmosphere and scenery places emphasized the charm and sensuality brought by Thalia and Alejo. I could feel from the first time this intense and carnal feeling, how they both clicked and connected quickly. I knew from that moment that I was for the long haul and the whirlwind romance coming.
When Thalia became one of the new physical therapists in Alejo’s soccer team, you couldn’t say who was going to more in trouble, with that strong hint of smoking hot chemistry, it was a matter of time before they both surrender, and let it go. Alejo was focused on his job and dedicated to his teammates, playing was all his life until a woman threw him off his axis, and that feeling was too hard to ignore. Scandal was in the air and the connexion too powerful, and damn that tension; incandescent and intoxicating.
Thalia and Alejo showed how it was to be the other’s whole world, even in tough times. Reading about their fears and insecurities, the deep scars hidden to the world but showing their true colors only to the one they trust. I’ve been so consumed and transported into their world, a journey of self discovery to Thalia, so effortless to be captivated by the passion of the field, to be proud to be part of the team.
This story felt so real and raw. It was written with deep sensibility, a forbidden love that crossed all borders.
A top favorite for 2019!!