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- Print Length: 232 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B5MB2DB
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- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tussle is a romcom sports romance. It tells the story of Lilah Turner who begins working at World Class Wrestling for her dad Russ. On her first day, she meets a guy called Jesse Gunn. Jesse takes an instant liking to Lilah and asks her on a date. Lilah agrees until her dad slaps on a no fraternisation policy and later discovers Jesse is a wrestler, so she turns him down.
Jump three years later and Jesse still tries his hardest to get Lilah to date him. She spurns him every turn but he's pretty persistent. There is a definite attraction between the two and plenty of banter to boot. Lilah finds it increasingly difficult around Jesse as she secretly is attracted to him but she doesn’t want to destroy all that she’s worked for in her career. Then her dad instructs her to go on a road trip with Jesse to raise his profile. Lilah somewhat dreads having to be near Jesse and he is quite cheeky when he lets it known he is looking forward to spending more time with her. What follows is hilarity, sexual tension and possibly Jesse chipping away to melt Lilah’s heart.
The side characters are a bonus. Ronnie who's Jesse's sister and a successful female wrestler, and Wyatt is Jesse’s best friend also a fellow wrestler. They play a significant role and I would like to think we may get a further story on those characters. The banter between all the characters had me laughing and I was intrigued by the connection with them all. Flawless writing by the author and great attention to detail. It's been many years since I’ve watched wrestling, but it was written in a way that transported you right into the room, watching the show. Tussle is told in dual points of view and that’s a bonus to know what both are thinking. It was colourful being in Jesse Gunn’s mind and equally in Lilah’s as she battled with her feelings, and what she was under instruction to do.
I awarded five stars because I could not get the book out of my head and it was such an enjoyable offering. This is not your average sports romance/erotic story. The author tells this tale with building anticipation and growing chemistry. Knowledge is power, but the writing talent shows the author has a way with words. When it does eventually get to the steamy parts, well all I can say is two words, “storeroom cupboard” and leave it at that. You will have to read it to find out. Chance's repertoire of works range from suspense to sports and I’ve read them all and he gets better and better each time. He has a talent for creating protagonists and side characters that you could read repeatedly in various stories which just goes to show that he has a talent of entertaining and enchanting you through his written word. Kudos for not just another sports book, but giving a sport that not many write about a welcome change. Sports genre in general is quite saturated but Mr Chance take on it is always refreshing and edge of seat stuff.
Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t quite what I had been hoping for. I kept turning pages, I couldn’t wait to see how everything came together, and yet I was left with the feeling that I had wanted more. Not just in the usual sense of being addicted to a book and wanting to spend more time with the characters, but also in the sense that I wish there had been more to the story than what we were given.
I’m not sure what it was exactly, but I felt as though something was missing with this one. We had an interesting storyline, yet I never really felt the connection to the characters and their story as I had hoped. I was enjoying the events, but I felt as though I was at a distance. I much prefer it when I feel the emotions alongside the characters, but in this one I felt a step removed. I’m not sure why I did not connect with them, I’m unsure as to why I was never sucked into their story to the level I had hoped, but there was something preventing me from slipping completely under the spell of this one.
It doesn’t help that I feel as though the romantic comedy label was false advertisement. There were a couple of moments that got a smile from me, but there were no belly chuckles like I usually expect from romcoms. I’ve read books without the romcom label that have had me laughing a lot more than this one. I feel without the label, had it simply been labelled a sports romance, I would have been much happier.
I will certainly tip my hat at Jacob Chance for choosing wrestling as the sport of choice, as it is not something I have read before. I’m not a fan of wrestling, but it was a nice change from the usual sports you find within this genre. It allowed for different interactions to what we are used to, a different approach to the sports romance genre. It was certainly a nice change to the usual.
Overall, this wasn’t quite what I had been anticipating. However, it has left me intrigued about the author’s other work – it’s more than possible I will pick up more Jacob Chance in the future.
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I loved this book from start to finish.
I love the characters and the story.
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