Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love Series #1)

Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love Series #1)

by P. Dangelico

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Best laid plans are going to get wrecked when a reclusive football star is forced to live with a reluctant nanny.

A standalone novel. All books in this series can be read separately and out of order.

Cam DeSantis' life is a mess.

How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. So when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable jerk, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a nanny for his eight year old nephew.

Now all she has to do is find a way to ignore him for the next three months. Which is easier said than done.

NFL quarterback Calvin Shaw has zero interest in women.

It's not that he doesn't like women. In fact, he loves women. He just doesn't want anything to do with them.

What he needs to do is focus on winning another Super Bowl before he retires.

Problem is, the woman living in his house is a major distraction. And he doesn't know what's worse, that he promised to be civil, or that he's attracted to her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157178673
Publisher: P. Dangelico
Publication date: 01/19/2017
Series: Hard To Love , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 43,687
File size: 620 KB

About the Author

P. Dangelico loves romance in all forms, shapes, and sizes, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), brick oven pizza, the NY Jets (although she may rethink that after this season), and to while away the day at the barn.
What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media.

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Wrecking Ball (Hard To Love Series Book 1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars and 274 nook pages. It was a wonderful book.... I never have read this author before and I am glad I tried her story. It was a little hard to warm up to Cal at first, he just came off as such an a**hole, but of course that changed.... Cam has had it rough for the last 3 years with her husband's betrayal and everyone else who has no idea what she has gone thru. This story is heartache, steamy loving, (which was not fast in coming due to Cal's "lovely personality"), conflict, and some funny parts. I liked that the characters built up on their friendship first, then more, for each have had a difficult time of it the last few years. Add in a little boy with a mom who is sick (alcoholic), in rehab, and having to stay with an uncle who is huge and scary(football player). Highly recommend.****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stayed up all night reading this book! Could not put it down.
voraciousreaderKB More than 1 year ago
Captivating!!! WRECKING BALL is a delightful surprise. What makes the story so good are the layered, complex characters. They have depth and are developed slowly and there are plenty of funny lines that had me laughing out loud. Along with the laughter, there is also emotion and heartache as the two main characters stumble through their lives trying recover from their pasts. Calvin, a professional quarterback for the New York Titans, has given up on everything but football. Football is the one thing Calvin excels at and it has never disappointed him. He is recovering from a bad childhood and a wife who cheated on him and he prefers solitude and doesn't trust anyone. Calvin and Cam are brought together when Cam is hired as a live in nanny to take care of Calvin’s nephew. From the moment they meet, Calvin and Cam disagree on everything. Calvin is used to being in charge and having everyone follow his orders. He can not believe Cam blatantly ignores him and what he tells her to do. Cam does not put up with Calvin’s surly attitude and she has Calvin tied up in knots. Cam is direct, honest and she doesn't care what Calvin thinks. In fact, Cam enjoys riling Calvin up. I love these two together. There is a push and pull between them and they are constantly bantering and bickering. Even though is a lot chemistry between them, their relationship builds slowly. Cam’s former husband lied and cheated many people out of all their money. Cam is left with nothing but heartbreak and is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She is a sweet and giving person and tries to see the good in everyone. Calvin and Cam slowly go through a transformation from the beginning of the story to the end. They are two lost, wounded souls and they help each other learn to enjoy life again. This is a beautiful, emotional, unexpected story and I am so glad I had the chance to read it. There are some fun secondary characters and I especially liked Cam’s best friend Amber, she is hilarious. I fell in love with Calvin right along with Cam. He is tough, stubborn, and vulnerable. I loved getting lost in this captivating story. The characters are endearing and unforgettable and I never wanted this story to end. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sexy and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! It's so hard to put down and absolutely love the hate love relationship!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by the author and really enjoyed it!! Highly recommended this sweet, sassy romantic book. aar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful read from start to finish!
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This is just out and out a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had si much potential. Slow burn kind of story. Really good stuff then it went off and rushed to the finishline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not over the top sex screens. Love it. Can't wait for the next book. ???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Cal and the way he protected Cam
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
This is a great read!! Wrecking Ball is the first book I've read by P. Dangelico but it won't be my last. I loved how the author created such real characters & made the book about so much more that just the typical romance (not that I have anything against those books ;)) I think I fell a little in love with Calvin & Cam is just amazing. Watching them put their pasts behind them & create a new path together was amazing. Loved these two so much. I can't wait to read the next in the series- Cam's best friend is such a fun character & I can't wait to see her fall in love. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first time reading this author and what a great story. Looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captured you from the beginning...Fun read from start to finish!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and it keeps you wanting to know more.loved the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So nice to find a romance author that can write a good story! Couldn't put this down and finished in two days! Loved Camilla's story - dramatic and unique. Her parents, friend and struggle to get her feet back on the ground gave credibility, depth and humor. Lots of build up as Cam and Cal build a friendship that turns to more. Loved the ending and hope to read more about Amber!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING**** I read this book in 1day. I loved every single character. The story is beautifullly sentimental and vulnerable. It's also funny and sweet, while still being hot. Romance readers just need to buy and read Wrecking Ball! Just read anything P. Dangelico writes. Lol. Great read. Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down! Fantastic author with an amazing story... Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and the story line. A great weekend read.