Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick, Stuart Reardon
Release date: April 11, 2019
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
"Oh, you little heartbreaker!"
Ben Richards is a professional rugby player, successful and single. He has everything he wants in life, except for the health of his younger brother who suffers from a life-limiting illness.
When fun and feisty physiotherapist Brunina comes into both their lives, he realizes that love is a precious gift—and that a little love can last a lifetime.
A heart-breaking love story from the bestselling authors of ‘Undefeated’ and ‘Model Boyfriend’
Falling in love with someone you can’t be with (technically speaking). Would you be able to ‘forget’ the object of your affection? Touch My Soul is the story of Ben, who can’t help falling in love with Ru. I have enjoyed reading this romance, but the ending was bittersweet.
“When I was 23 and thought life couldn’t get much better, I met her. Life would never be the same again.”
Ben is a young rugby player who lives for his sports. He’s good (and knows it), but it doesn’t make him a partying, over-the-top womanizer. Not that he’s a saint, far from it, but he’s down-to-earth. Ben’s parents and his younger brother Paul are very important to him, so he spends a lot of time with them. And since Paul has a very serious illness, Ben helps him (and his parents) out wherever he can. Falling in love with Ru is not part of the plan, but Ben just can’t resist the beautiful physio therapist.
“I scratched my head, wondering how this conversation had ended up with her asking me out.”
Ben, swoon… He’s just a sweet guy who happens to play his favorite game as a career. I love his close relationship with his parents and Paul, it makes him a loveable guy. He and Ru don’t hit it off right away, but it doesn’t take long before they both know it much more than just friendship.
Like other books co-written by Stuart Reardon, there is a lot of rugby in Touch My Soul. I’m not very familiar with the sport (maybe I should watch a game or two?), but I don’t mind reading about it. Ben and Ru’s is not very long, but it tells a full story. I love it, but I so wish it has a different ending, my poor heart wasn’t happy.
“Today I was untouchable. Today I was unbeatable. Today, I’d start to live again. For her. For me.”