If March has given you a love of all things Irish, you
might want to grab a copy of the Ireland-based exciting
romance TRYING SOPHIE. Our main character Sophie Newport is
half-Irish, half-American, growing up in Ireland without
being pretty and suffering the disgrace of her dad's having
run off with another woman. Her childhood isn't easy and
she tries not to care. As a college graduate however, she's
supposed to be in control of her own life. But selfish
dates and a manipulating mother mean that even the family
trusts aren't enough to guarantee happiness.
Sophie's mom has lived in Boston for decades and refuses to
go back to Ireland. So when Sophie's grandfather has a
heart attack, it's the younger generation who has to visit
the little town of Ballycurra. Here Sophie meets up again
with the terror of her schooldays, Declan O'Shaughnessy,
now a rugby star and ladies' man. He'd never be interested
in a travel journalist, she thinks, and he never liked her
anyway. Not to mention he clearly doesn't respect women.
Well... times change.
Rugby is a fast physical sport, played without padding and
helmets, with every chance of strong contact and getting
injuries. Declan plays for both Dublin and Ireland, making
him the equivalent of a film star. While he now lives in
Dublin, he makes regular trips to Ballycurra and Sophie's
Fitzgerald grandparents are family friends. Sophie finds
more changes. The little town has prospered and modernised.
Another school nuisance, Cian Kelly, now works in her
grandparents' bar, every bit as handsome as Declan. Maybe
it's something in the water that makes Irish guys turn out
Be prepared for strong language and adult action as these
mid-twenties people explore life, lust and love. The second
half of the book is a series of steamy scenes for those who
like their romances physical. That's far from all the tale
Rebecca Norinne is from the US but now lives in Dublin with
her husband and enjoys rugby, bars and travel, not
necessarily in that order. She has also written about the
Hollywood lifestyle and plans a series of 'Dublin Rugby'
themed books. TRYING SOPHIE gets them away to a flying
Sophie Newport loves her life: she's travelled the world and
lived by her own rules. But when her grandfather has a heart
attack, she drops everything and boards a plane back to
Ireland for the first time in years. Two weeks, that's the
plan. Until one look at her childhood nemesis has her
rethinking everything. Much to her chagrin, there’s
something about the sexy rugby star she can't quite shake.
As kids he tormented her, but now he’s tormenting her in
other ways—sexy, naughty ways—and she actually likes it. So
now, even though Sophie’s sworn off athletes, she just might
give Declan a try.
Sex and winning were the only things
Declan O'Shaughnessy has cared about since making a name for
himself as the star player of Dublin Rugby. Declan’s not
ashamed of his long list of conquests, but the constant
partying and one-night stands are getting old. So when his
first love waltzes back into his life, he vows to change his
ways and attempt to right the wrongs of his past. He’s never
pursued a woman the way he chases down opponents on the
field, but this time he won't let Sophie get away.