“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.” When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to. It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies. Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive, shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been. Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know. Or the murderous urges he brought out in her. “Sal, please don’t make me visit you in jail. Orange isn’t your color.” This was going to be the longest season of her life.
This story begins when Sal, and her team learn that they are getting a new assistant coach for the season. The issue is, the man who will be coaching is the man that Sal spent a whole lot of her life loving, admiring, and hating without even knowing him. Now, that she must not say one bad word about him, or to makes things hard. Especially when this man is not at all the man he use to be. But Sal, must stand up for herself, that's just who she is, even if it gets her into trouble.
For some strange reason these two start up a shaky friendship. Neither one is sure of what is going on, and with all kinds of petty drama coming to them because if, it makes both of their lives a whole lot harder.
This book was utterly fantastic. I mean truly, it was witty, hilarious, and extremely moving. I enjoyed the writing, and the whole plot line. It kept me interested right from the start till the very end! I did wish there had been a little bit more added to the epilogue, but I still really loved it. Also, I really enjoyed how Sal stood up to Kulti so much, and how she took everything. Then his freaking possessive side was freaking amazing! I
loved that Sal and Kutli built a beautiful friendship, and we got to see the bad times, and the good times. While I wish we got to see more of them together, I was still really happy with the whole story. And I laughed so many times while reading it as well! It was truly that amazing!
This is one book I won't hestiate to read over and over again!