Tamar Rosenfeld has been in love with New York Leopards linebacker Abraham Krasner since they were twelve years old. She’d always considered it destiny that they’d end up together…until Abe was drafted and she professed her feelings in a moment of blind excitement. The sting of his rejection was like nothing she’d ever felt before, and it’s nothing she’ll ever forget.
Older and wiser, Tamar has landed a dream job as a reporter for one of New York’s premier athletic websites. Determined to stop being the safe, boring girl she’s felt like for most of her life, Tamar makes a list of all the things she wants to do and see in her new city, and Getting Over Abraham is priority number one.
But destiny has finally chosen to interfere. Just as Tamar’s decided to move on, Abe’s realized she’s the only woman for him. When he confides the truth, Tamar has to decide if she can put her crush behind her, or take a chance on the very man who’s been holding her back all these years.
This is Book 3 of the New York Leopards series by Allison Parr and in my opinion, it was another great book.
Abraham and Tamar grew up together. They’re both Jewish and Abraham was a great friend to Tamar so of course she harbored the biggest crush on him imaginable. The year she turned 19, she went to visit Abraham at college and before she knows what is what, she confesses her love to him and he rejects her. Hurt and beyond humiliated, Tamar runs off and disappears to lick her wounds…and get over Abraham for good.
Then she gets a dream job as a sports journalist in New York and she moves there. Her job is to cover the New York Leopards and Abraham is a Leopard. Of course their paths cross and of course Tamar is going to get over Abraham but she wasn’t betting on Abraham not wanting her to get over him.
Abraham has spent the last few years feeling restless. He’s doing a job that he’s really good at but he doesn’t want that job to define him as a person and when Tamar moves to New York, he’s all about righting wrongs because having Tamar around again feels like home again and he’s not about to let anything stop him from going after the one girl who has always been his #1 fan.
I really liked how confident Abraham was about Tamar. I loved seeing the two of them battle each other, one to keep things light and easy, the other fighting for something more lasting. When things got hard between the two of them, I liked how sure Abraham was of his feelings for Tamar. When he started bringing the enemy (Tamar, a journalist) around the guys on his team, I loved how sure he was that she wouldn’t betray them and I really liked the way that Parr handled the whole breaking story that could jeopardize Abraham’s career. I liked that Tamar and Abraham were a team through most everything that they went through as a couple and when they went home and had to come out as a couple to their marriage minded family? I really loved Abraham’s attitude toward that whole thing.
I really felt for both Tamar and Abraham throughout this entire book and when it was finished, I was happy sighing all over the place. This book made me happy, it made me sad and in the end, I was completely satisfied with the outcome of everything. I’m also thirsty for more. Please write more New York Leopards book, Ms. Parr! 🙂
Grade: 4.5 out of 5