Read as part of [b:Campus Cravings Vol. 1: On the field|3899212|Campus Cravings Vol. 1 On the field (Campus Cravings, #1-3)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327244680s/3899212.jpg|3944520]. I liked this and I felt like it had a little better flow then the first two books, [b:Coach|6088110|Coach (Campus Cravings, #1)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1355988992s/6088110.jpg|6265024] and [b:Side-Lined|6097940|Side-Lined (Campus Cravings, #2)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1360564547s/6097940.jpg|6275074]. They said "I love you" way too soon, as usual. It's just not necessary. They went from being interested in exploring what was between them... to love. There's no reason they couldn't have just said they had been training together for a few months and had it be later in the season, so they at least would have seemed to know each other first. But it seems the insta-love is Ms. Lynne's MO so I guess I should get used to it.
Anyway, the story-line had it's drama, but I was glad she kept to basically the one thing Julian's abusive father so things didn't get too busy, since this is only about 90 pages. I did think it was a little weird that they talked about Koby's somewhat messed up family life, but then never brought it up again. I guess they just wanted to explain why he's so mature for his age and make it more realistic that he would be so understanding with Julian. But I don't even know if Julian knows about his home life. I wish they would have showed us at least one scene with Koby opening up to Julian, instead of telling us in a narrative.
They set up Dimitri and Aaron's book, [b:Off-Season|6097962|Off-Season (Campus Cravings, #4)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1232614464s/6097962.jpg|6275096], which is next. And I'm interested to find out more about Rocco, Coach Williams' son, and can't wait for his book, [b:Forbidden Freshman|6105774|Forbidden Freshman (Campus Cravings, #5)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1360572698s/6105774.jpg|6283124]. (Both of these can be found in [b:Campus Cravings Vol. 2: Off The Field|3974347|Campus Cravings Vol. 2 Off The Field (Campus Cravings, #4-5)|Carol Lynne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347312043s/3974347.jpg|4020106])