Sylvia (nicknamed Silly quickly by the hero Matthias) has pretty much adored basketball player Matthias (an experienced and very popular basketball player) her entire life. She’s working part-time at an art museum, close to finishing up her degree in sports physical therapy, when she runs into her idol who’s there for an exhibit (he’s a patron of the museum). They talk and thanks to a blizzard, quickly end up going home, and sparks ultimately fly between them. They struggle to keep their relationship a secret throughout the book from the media/most of the world because neither of them want that sort of attention.
I think a lot of the book was realistic, with the PR people scrambling to keep his personal life a secret and keep him the golden boy of basketball. When Silly goes on her final internship for her degree off to spring training and gets hit on by one of the jerk rookies, I could totally believe that set up too. I loved how Matthias got involved in that and got the guy to leave her alone. He was such a great protector, though at times he did get a bit overbearing. Silly didn’t let him get away with it too much, though in the beginning it was kind of creepy how possessive he was (both as a reader and for Silly, though she did get him to relax a bit). There was a villain who does her best to split the two of them apart and it seems to work initially, but of course love triumphs over all. I was glad to see these two get together.
I’m glad I got a chance to read this book and hope to see more from Ms. Prince in the future.
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