My career is finally looking up, and I'm leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I've ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.
But it's not. And now I can't get her out of my mind. Even when I'm playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.
And it turns out, she's not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team.
I only have one goal this season--do my part as the team's lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There's no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he's the quarterback.
Dani is a smart, strong and sassy heroine. She’s an attorney for the football team the Los Angeles Knights and the daughter of a football coach, so it’s no surprise she recognizes quarterback Drew Erickson once she gets a good look at him on the beach. She plays it cool when he introduces himself as Andrew, respecting his seeming need to fly under the radar. There’s undeniable heat between them and I loved the banter they shared.
As for Drew-who wouldn’t fall for a dirty talking, yet sweet, sexy, quarterback? Not this girl, that’s for sure. Drew was so different from every other football hero I’ve read recently and that was so refreshing. I loved his values, his loyalty, definitely his dirty mouth, and his arms…and hands ;). I appreciated his focus and determination, on and off the field.
There’s a touch of forbidden here, what with Dani being an attorney for the team Drew was recently traded to, but it just adds to the heat that exists between them naturally. I also LOVED that Dani was a smidgen older than Drew, which is not something you often see in these types of books. The tiny bit of angst thrown into the mix here wasn’t what I would have expected it to be, either. To me, that’s what makes Lauren Blakely’s writing so unique and refreshing-she takes a concept that some might think is predictable and turns it into something completely unexpected. This was a fun and sexy quick read, with just the right amount of sweet to make me swoon.
Lauren Blakely really is perfect. She writes a story that is engaging with characters that you enjoy and want to get to know.
This was a shorter novel and I was impressed with how much depth of character and development of the story arc that was present, as it was closer to a novella in length. That right there makes it worth of 5 stars, as usually novellas leave me feeling a little unfulfilled, like I wanted more. Ok, so I want more of Drew and Dani...but not because their story wasn't over, but because
Wrote A Book About a Football Player
Let that sink in. A Lauren Blakely sports romance.
It's as good as it sounds.
Drew is hot. Really hot. Dani is sexy. They have the best time in traffic. And in other places.
The writing, as always, was spot on. The pacing of the story perfect. the meet-cute hilarious in a perfect sort of way. As I mentioned already, I was impressed by how much was able to be put into this story.
I highly recommend this and I can't wait to read Blakely's next sports novel (HINT!!)