Review: Floor Time by Liz Crowe
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review
To say that I was completely & totally thrilled to get my hands on a copy of this book would be an understatement. Over the past few weeks, I have devoured everything that Liz has written and loved every bit of it. Floor Time is no exception to that and in fact, is my favorite book to date! Liz does a phenomenal job of combining exceptionally written characters with such authentic & real story lines, that you can’t help but get sucked in!
Floor Time introduces us to Jack Gordon (oh, how I love this character) & Sarah Thornton, both of whom are realtors working for the same company. When their paths cross, the spark between them is electric and tangible, and what follows is a story of the road two people travel down while trying to create a relationship where the attraction is the easiest part. It’s not always sunshine & roses and their journey is tough, but what relationship isn’t. You have to work to maintain the love that the instant connection brings – Liz does an amazing job of capturing the realness of that which is one of the reasons I enjoyed the story so much!
Jack’s character is just scrumptious! He is the quintessential dominant alpha male not looking for love, or so he thinks. His past haunts him and his relationships with women. The one time that he gave his heart over to love, he had it crushed. He swore that he would never allow himself to be that vulnerable again. If he doesn’t feel anything, then he can’t be hurt. This makes for a very lonely life for him and he wants to change, he just hasn’t met the right person. He needs to dominate and finding that person proves harder than he imagined.
Sarah is fierce! I love her independence & wit. However, she is not without issues. She doesn’t trust nor does she allow herself to be close to anyone. Her independence & need to succeed are so strong that it is almost a detriment. Only when she starts seeing Jack and submitting to him, does she see that it gives her the ultimate power, it’s the ultimate eye-opening experience. It is not without struggle though, and I still don’t think she truly believes that it is right. Her independence is so ingrained that she can’t see past it.
I won’t say their story is magical, because for me that places a Disney-esque factor to it and that is just NOT this story. What is it then – it’s raw, emotional, strong, confusing (to them at least), heart-wrenching and completely FANTASTIC! Their love & sex burn the pages and make me want that fabulous ending, since their road has been so tough I have to know the rest of their journey and what the future holds for them.