In the Pursuit of Charity by Alexandria Sure

He expected her to recognize him. 
He expected her to be seduced by his charms. 
He expected her to fall for him. 
Expectations are a funny thing … 

When his parents named him Herbert Lincoln James, they already had expectations that Linc would attend an ivy league university and go into politics. Linc didn't. As captain of his swim team, he was expected to win the big relay to carry his swim team to the state championship for the first time in decades. Linc didn’t. Society expected him to walk past her. He couldn’t. 

She expected him to see through her. 
She expected him to make her into a joke. 
She expected him to be cruel. 
Expectations are a funny thing … 

3.5 Stars

This is a bittersweet romance between Linc and Alex.

Linc is athletic and in great shape, Alex is not. And there is NO way that Linc is interested in her, not in that way, right? Right!! Girl c'mon. He's a hot swimmer and she's, well, she's Alex. But when he doesn't give up and keeps hanging around, she gives him a chance. There are reservations on her part, is he doing this as a bet, is he doing this out of sympathy, why is he doing this? 

Linc likes the way Alex looks from day 1. Yeah, she's not his typical type, but so what. He is intrigued and is going to get to know her one way or another. He needs to earn her trust, he needs to win her love. He is relentless in his pursuit of her. With the help of the barista, Linc is worming his way into her life and heart.

Can these two have a Happily Ever After? 

The book ends and I'm left shaking with frustration because I didn't know this was a series?! WTH! There is NO HEA. There's another book. Why did I not know this? Holy Moly! I'm ready for book #2, I need to know what happens.