ARC Review: Since Drew by J. Nathan

Since Drew
by J. Nathan
Published by J. Nathan

I was provided a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book or the contents of this review.
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his irresistible good looks and charming personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and each other—might just be the biggest lie of all. 

Since Drew started out pretty perfect with a prologue that captured me right of the bat. After the first few chapters I had a serious crush on Andi and her smart mouth that I'm sure has landed her in trouble countless times.

We got to meet Drew, and he's all swoony and perfect. And all the way to 24% in I was absolutely sold. At 25% I was more like OH NO. NO. NONONO. THIS IS NOT HAPPENING! I think my brain took a very long leap and made assumptions not many people will make but right there, at that point, Since Drew was looking like it was going straight down the toilet. I am ecstatic that it didn't!

Somehow J. turned it around (Or my wild imagination was just really far off) and I truly fell in love with Andi right after that. Her sheer determination, both for her own sake and for Drew when he needed her, is astonishing.She's incredibly grounded for someone who's career have disintegrated right before her eyes. Everything she's ever wanted and everything she's ever worked for is ripped way, and she deals with it. She doesn't hide and she doesn't make excuses, she just deals. And it's admiring.

Drew is a bit of a roller coaster. He goes from swoony to an asshole to awesome to weakness personified and then to a pretty decent guy who I can actually respect. He's a very well written and complex character and there is so much more to him than just those labels. There's good reasons behind it all.

Since Drew is a fantastic book about two people meeting at a great juncture in their respective lives when fate fuses them together on a common path. It's about overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles with the help of someone unexpected. Andi and Drew start by ruining each others lives and then help piece whatever's left together, making them better than they were before they were even broken in the first place.

“Drew needed to believe I could do it. Believe I could do anything I set my mind to. Or maybe that was me. Maybe I needed to belie that.”
“If you win,"he continued. "You give me a sponge bath."
"Who Said I'd want to give you a sponge bath?" I totally did.
"Seriously? Have you seen me?”
“I reached down and gripped my wheels, moving away from the table and rolling away without another word. I'd leave on my terms. And he and his ego would be just fine.”
About the Author:
I live on the east coast with my husband and amazing five year old son. I'm an avid reader of all things romance-especially those with alpha males. The more unlikable they are in the beginning, the better. Happy endings are a must! Don't leave me with an unexpected cliffhanger or someone dying in the end. I'll mope around for days and be too embarrassed to tell anyone why. Love triangles and negative people (in real life) are the bane of my existence. My wonderful family and friends, sangria and watermelon margaritas are the light...


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