Book Title: The Right Move (Windy City Series) by Liz Tomforde
Book Blurb: RYAN She’s a distraction, that’s what she is. I’m the newest Captain of the Devils, Chicago’s NBA team, and the last thing I needed this year was for Indy Ivers, my sister’s best friend, to move into my apartment. She’s messy, emotional, and way too tempting. But when the team’s General Manager vocalizes his blatant disapproval of my promotion to Captain, referring to me as an unapproachable lone wolf with no work-life balance, I can’t think of a better way to convince him otherwise than pretending to date my outgoing roommate. The only problem? Faking it feels far too natural. Having a fake girlfriend wasn’t supposed to be messy but having Indy under my roof and in my bed is complicated, especially when she wants all the romantic parts of life that I could never give her. INDY I never imagined I’d be living with my best friend’s brother, NBA superstar Ryan Shay. Even more unbelievable? He needs me to act as his loving girlfriend who’s suddenly changed him into a friendly and approachable guy. Because, well…he’s not. He’s controlling of his space and untrusting of others. Our arrangement isn’t one-sided, though. I’m in a wedding coming up, one where every one of my childhood friends, including my ex-boyfriend, will be in attendance, and there’s no better date than my ex’s celebrity hero. Blurred lines make it almost impossible to separate real from fake. Falling for my roommate was never part of the deal, especially when Ryan is quick to remind me that he doesn’t believe in love. I’m a romantic and can’t help fantasizing that he’ll change, but soon enough, I find myself questioning if sharing a roof with my best friend’s brother was the right move after all
Holy dang…If you are looking for another ultimate book boyfriend…look no further! Ryan is so unbelievably swoon-worthy. He’s going in as a favourite. The best part is the fact he is so quiet in his love…which in all honesty, only makes it all the louder. He is the kind of guy that does all these touching things without the MC girl (Indy) being any the wiser (she obvi works it out but yeah). For eg. he learns sign language because her dad is deaf…But he does this behind the scenes where she has no clue (and my words when she finds out he’s learning, it’s such an emotional moment for her because no one had done that for her before). There are so many other things he does that show he cares all without saying it…because both these characters are carrying scars from past relationships, and words only mean/carry so far. So it might start out as a pretend fake-relationship…but let me tell you, not one minute could those two fake it, not even for a second. Their relationship is just so wholesome and beautiful. They both find their feet after past hurts and help each other to be their best selves and grow. Just like any real and true partner should be with you.
If you want to see what it’s like to introduce an extrovert with the sweet nurturer side and an introvert protector are like, when they become roommates and make a deal to fake-date…pick up The Right Move. Coz let me say, I loved SO much about this book and it’s totally the right move! Seeing them grow into themselves and finding love, at the same time, was such a beautiful feeling to experience. The way they balance each other out is just… Sigh. 🥰 Yep still totally swooning.
There are a few little things that could be a little upsetting, like infertility issues and cheating (but not between the MC’s!)
If you love sport-romances with two beautiful humans that deserve their happily-ever-after… this is the read you need next! Who can say no to the roommates and best-friends brother tropes?
I could share a few favourite quotes but there were SO many! So, I closed my eyes and scroll-selected lol..sorry kinda a long one but whatevs.
“I’m…worried about you, Ind. I was worrying about you the whole game.”
Her lips lift mischievously, her tone teasing. “Ryan Shay, do you care about me?”
“You care about me.”
“No, I don’t, but I’d rather you not get kidnapped while I’m playing a f***ing basketball game.”
She moves her shoulders, dancing around the island. “Ryan Shay cares about me!”
Her hands go to her knees, and she sticks her a$s out, twerking in my kitchen. “Yeah, but you still care about me.”
Shaking my head, I try my hardest not to laugh. “I’m going to bed.”
“Not saying it.”
“Well clearly, words of affirmation are not your love language.”
I turn around to face her, continuing to walk backwards to my bedroom. “None of this has to do with love.”
“Ryan Shay cares about me!” Hands on her hips, she circles them, continuing to dance in my kitchen.
“How much caffeine did you have tonight? J**us.”
“None. I’m high on life, baby!”
“You’re not paying rent anymore, by the way. So that should solve the whole driving random strangers home from the bars thing.”
Her dance moves halt. “Ryan!”
I roll my eyes. “I was saving it for you anyway. So just…put it towards whatever you’re saving for.”
“You don’t have to do that.”
“I know I don’t.”
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2 thoughts on “The Right Move – Book Bubble Thoughts!”
Sounds like a good book! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!
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I very much enjoyed it! Such an awesome swooning read! 💜