I love Larissa Ione's style! She's one of my favorite authors, and it has taken me a bit to get to read this book. I'll admit I was a bit skeptical about reading it, since it's not paranormal, which is what I'm used to reading from her. But I have to say she nailed it with this book. I wish she would write more stories in this genre!!!! Please, please, please! ;)
I felt a connection to the characters almost immediately, they are likeable and real, with normal issues in their lives and insecurities.
Robyn has to go back to her hometown for her 10 year high school reunion. She used to be the fat, ugly girl, who everyone used to make fun of, but she left her small hometown, went to Chicago and now has a great career in radio. But all of her insecurities come back when having to face her old tormentors.
Sean is a HOT EMT at the ski lodge in Robyn's hometown. But he wasn't always a nobody. He was an Olympic medalist until he had to retire for health reasons unknown. And due to these health reasons (not giving it away) he hasn't had sex in 2 years! His friend Todd tells him it's time to get laid, but Sean is just not feeling like being with his "old type" of girl. But when he sees Robyn (the complete opposite of what he would've normally gone for) he just knows he wants her and only her will do.
Their chemistry is HOT, he is sweet and considerate, and they both help each other through their issues and to confront their problems. It can get a bit emotional, but it was a really fun, steamy read!