I had it all.
The Super Bowl rings.
The hot shot TV gig.
Then I got fired.
Now I’m living in middle-of-nowhere Maine, playing assistant coach to the woman of my nightmares.
Did I mention that she and her son are my new neighbors?
If you talk to the locals, they’ll tell you Aspen Levi is the queen of high school football.
But if you ask me, my new head coach is a pain in my left nut sac.
She’s too blonde.
And way too sexy for my peace of mind.
Only, one minute we’re fighting, and the next I can’t keep my hands off her. One hot kiss. One forbidden touch. I don’t do love but . . .
What I want, I take, and what I want is Aspen Levi.
So, I'm not sure what happened. I did enjoy this, but for some reason, the chemistry fizzled for me and I didn't really buy into the idea that Aspen was attracted to him.
I think, at least for me, the "I am woman, hear me roar" part of the book was too front and center when it could have just been who she was and not made into the issue that I felt it was. There's nothing wrong with a female football coach and it felt like the character (and the book to some extent) spent a lot of time reminding me of that.
Once the romance and the chemistry were the focus, I enjoyed this... but I think the distance I felt toward the characters at the beginning of this title impacted my ability to really connect toward the end.
While I do still recommend this title, it's a little reluctantly and with the caveat that I did not enjoy this one as much as I did the first in the series.
Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.
When she's not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime--Maria's favorite topics.
Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana's inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.