Want You to Want Me
The new sexy contemporary romance in New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s Want You series, set in Minneapolis–St. Paul.
Hockey player Gabriella “Gabi” Welk spent her life in pursuit of championships, but she has little to show for it besides dusty trophies and second-place medals. Now her career consists of several part-time jobs to make ends meet. When Gabi gets a chance at her dream job, she swallows her pride and asks her nemesis—smart, sexy and savvy Nolan Lund—for help.
Since being named future CEO of Lund Industries, Nolan has tried hard to overcome his reputation as a fun-loving playboy and ladies’ man. For the first time ever, he’s more focused on the company than his personal life. He spends his free time at the ice rink his brother owns, cheering on his niece at her hockey games…and watching Gabriella Welk, the superstar athlete and assistant coach who gets under his skin in a way he can’t ignore. He’s shocked when Gabi agrees to trade a favor for a favor.
They have little in common besides their mutual mistrust, but between family crises and sibling rivalries, Nolan and Gabi realize they want to be more than just friends—much more.
I don’t know how Ms James does it but she does. I wasn’t expecting to like Nolan and Gabi as much as I did. Nolan being such a fashion conscience man isn’t the first type that would enter my mind as being someone that would hold my interest as a love interest. But, boy, does Nolan exceed my expectations! He’s everything that Gabi needs, even though she doesn’t know it. Especially, considering, at first, they were constantly sniping at each other. They both learn that everyone has misconceptions about them and they learn that there is more to them than just the outward appearances and demeanors that they show to the world. As with everything that I’ve read of Lorelei James’ (which I think is everything that she’s written), the words flow effortlessly and you will be hooked on the story before you know it.