22 March 2016

# opinion # read

Read:: Verite by Rachel Blaufield

I honestly had to start this book like 3 times before giving it a good chance. I would read a page or two then stop, thinking it wasn't my kind of book even though it was revolved around sports.

On the 3rd time, I finally got into the nitty gritty and the story. The whole feel sorry for myself crap that Tingly kept up with was suddenly off set by Tiberius, a monster of a man basketball player that is so soft spoken, I bet you have to really listen when he speaks. He doesn't give up on Tingly and the relationship is anything but great at first but the more I read the more I loved.

This couple kept going until Tingly finally gave in to all those fears and gave her heart to his mountain of a man. They have so many fences to break along the way, but they do it. Tiberius is on his own a lot, trying to make it happen but once Tingly allows her heart to open, they are a team. 

This one pulled at my heart strings, the writing beautiful and the story line kept it going that I couldn't put it down, reading well into the morning hours when I should have been sleeping.


That’s me—Tingly Simmons—athlete, foreign-language major, professor lover, obsessed idiot girl. Definitely not a frat rat or sorority slut. I’ve never even played beer pong. 

I ditched the vapid, soulless high-society life of Los Angeles for the promise of something more meaningful in rural Ohio. Accepting a track scholarship for college, I tried running my way to happiness, but instead I ended up sleeping with my French professor and falling head over heels for him. 

When that relationship fell apart, so did I. 

Barely hanging on by a thread and using the most absurd coping skills, I was determined to hide behind my past indiscretions. That was, until I met Tiberius Jones. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d learn the truth about love from a six-foot-five basketball player.

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