Review: For Crosby by J. Nathan

For Crosby
(For You #3)
by J. Nathan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: March 14, 2018
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
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Crosby Parks had the life most guys only dreamed of. A wealthy family, girls vying for his attention, and pro scouts after his hockey skills. But when the life he knows comes crumbling down, he’s sent to Alabama to escape the media storm and to rebuild his life. If Crosby has any shot of playing professional hockey, he must keep a low profile and graduate from college. But the second he steps foot on campus, keeping a low profile becomes impossible.

Sabrina’s mind is made up. After encouraging Alabama’s star wide receiver to friend-zone her and pursue someone else, she’s determined to focus on herself and stop being everyone’s trusty sidekick and shoulder to cry on. But when she stumbles upon a naked hockey player tied to a tree in the middle of the night, Sabrina’s life is thrown upside down. Because when you leave someone tied to a tree, they eventually get free.

 

 

 

When Crosby’s parents are imprisoned for embezzling, Crosby’s life gets flipped upside down. He went from being the star hockey player on his team, to shunned by everyone around him. With no family left, he packs up and heads to Alabama to finish out his year of college, and make it to the big leagues. Except, his whole plan to fly under the radar and finish out his year goes awry when he finds himself naked and tied to a tree by his own teammates. Let’s just say that moment was only the beginning for Crosby at his new school.

I actually started to read For Crosby first without reading the previous two novels. The synopsis says that it’s a stand alone, however, starting this book, I felt like I was missing something. Sabrina is talking about pushing a guy she had a thing for towards another girl, and she reflects on a guy who harassed her friend last year. While I’m sure I could have read the story no problem, I felt like I’d get a better understanding of Sabrina and her surroundings if I went back and read the previous books… and I was right. While the previous books don’t overlap in story, I felt a greater sense of community and friendship once I went back and read them. So, I’m glad that I went back to the beginning because not only did I enjoy this story more that I probably would have, I devoured each of those books in a day. Trust me, it’s no hardship to go back and start this series from the top.

I just need to take a moment and say that I LOVED Sabrina’s character. She didn’t take Crosby’s crap at all. When she finds him tied to a tree, she tries to help him but when his attitude proves to be difficult, she throws her hands up and walks off. He was pretty cocky, arrogant, and a bit of a jerk, however, in hindsight I can’t blame him. I mean, he just found out that his father betrayed his mother, his friends all turned their backs on him, and on his first day at his new school he is tied to a tree by his own teammates… naked! I don’t blame him for being grouchy, and having major trust issues. However, when the big bear started grumbling at her, Sabrina would growl right back at him and show him that she was no pushover. Which made for some pretty hot sexual tension. Once she finds out about Crosby’s past and realizes that he’s not just a jerk, she sets off to make things right. She wasn’t above admitting she was wrong and even held out an olive branch to Crosby. I also admired her tenacity when stuff hits the fan. This girl did not go down without a fight.

This was just an all around great story. I guess I should say that it was ANOTHER great story by this author. For Crosby may be my favorite thus far. I just loved the dynamic of these two, how strong they each were, and just watching their romance slowly blossom. I loved that we got both of the POVs because it allowed me to see that Crosby was a great guy, he was just absolutely miserable and alone at his new school and was always looking over his shoulder for the next shoe to fall. If you are a fan of romance, a fan of college/sport romance, you have got to pick up this series, or at the very least For Crosby.

 

Favorite quote…

“I still couldn’t wrap my head around it. This girl who barely knew me–this girl I’d repeatedly been a dick to, drove six hours from another state to make sure I wasn’t alone the day after Christmas.”

 

Previous reviews from For You
For Finlay
For Forester

 

 

 

10 Thoughts on “Review: For Crosby by J. Nathan

  1. And just like that, I need to read this series! Well played, Kristin, well played 😉

    • LoL :tips hat: 😉
      It really is a good series though. I’ve never read the author before but I think I will auto-buy the rest of this series as they come out.

  2. Awww, sounds like good one Kristin. I’ve been growing a liking for sports romance lately so I’ll keep this one in mind 😉

    • You should definitely add these to your Goodreads list to check out later on. They are really good and have a mix of sports romance with college life. If they ever pop up as a freebie, I will be sure to let you know.

  3. Oh it’s great and Sabrina definitely looks great too! it looks like it’s another good addition to the series

  4. And what a tempting cover. Getting that sense of community from a series is nice. Sounds like a keeper 🙂

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