"That girl isn't just trouble of the not-a-team-player, not-a-reliable-runner variety. She's trouble of the devious, manipulative, too-f***ing-hot-for-her-own good variety. She's the kind of girl who causes trouble merely by existing, and then makes sure to cause more. And the last thing I need right now is more trouble."
A failing farm. His father’s debt. And a struggling college track team. Will Langstrom has too many responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is Olivia Finnegan, a beautiful but troubled new transfer student.
A smart mouth. A strong right hook. And a secret that could destroy her. Olivia is her own worst enemy, with a past she can’t seem to escape, and the last person she wants help from is a cocky track coach she can never seem to please. Refusing to be pushed away, Will is determined to save her. And determined to resist an attraction that could destroy them both.
Waking Olivia begins when Olivia gets to her new school and has to meet with the track coaches. She knows that she has a bad reputation, but if they knew they truth they wouldn't believe it, so she keeps them thinking bad things about her.
However, her new track coach Will keeps pushing her and pushing her. And when he does find out her problem he will do everything he can to help her no matter what the cost is.
Will and Olivia have a major connection that they are both having a hard time denying. Well, only one of them is denying it, the other is finding it hard to believe.
This book blew me away, I was totally surprised and pleased with it. I loved the connection Will and Olivia had. It was truly beautiful, and made this story very emotional in some ways.
I also felt really bad for Olivia and everything she had gone through. And I was really pleased with how Will didn't give up on her. Even though I wanted to slap him several times during the book, I still thought he did great with her for the most part.
The only thing I didn't really like was the stuff towards the end with Olivia's dad. It felt like there just wasn't much to it and it was over so quickly. I was hoping for a little bit more from it, but I was very happy with the awesome ending and everything else!
This is a great read if you like new adult sports romances, with a damaged heroine and a strong hero.