Reviewed by Jenny
“the only way to win is to score……………”
Okay, I admit it, a book about an NFL player, THAT cover and a synopsis which drew me in….yep, I was looking forward to reading this book.
We first meet Carly and Shane while both are both in Mexico, separately yet come together through somewhat accidental circumstances and end up pressed up against one another on the dance floor.
There’s obvious sexual chemistry between Carly and Shane, the bad boy NFL star who is on the brink of being signed by the Baltimore Blaze. The only club willing to take a risk on this unpredictable, bad boy quarterback. Unbeknownst to Shane, the woman he is getting hot and heavy with on the dance floor actually works for the Blaze.
Shane arrives at Blaze headquarters for a meet and greet, and he comes face to face with Carly. He hasn’t forgotten the woman he was pressed up against on the dance floor in Mexico.
There is no fraternizing between staff at the Baltimore Blaze, even if Carly is related to the head coach. They are both off limits to one another, yet the attraction between the pair is strong. Playing by the rules is easier said than done.
Shane has issues stemming from his past. Trying to make a name for himself in his own right, rather than in his father’s ( a former NFL hero) shadow. Shane has a hard time moving on and forgiving. He needs to shed the baggage, but has no idea how to go about it.
Carly has a heart of gold and has not had it easy. She definitely has her share of heartbreak. Carly lost her mother under truly horrific circumstances and had lived life under the public microscope due to her mother’s infamy. She is also dealing with here sister who is very bravely battling cancer, not to mention she is being pursued by a stalker.
There was a lot going on this book and whilst I did enjoy some parts, it didn’t completely grab me. Unfortunately as I didn’t connect to the characters, and in particular Shane, I wasn’t invested in the story as much as I would have liked.
In saying that, I am inclined to pick up the next book in the series to see where the story takes us.
Fans of stories centred on sports players, who like their books hot and filled with drama will love this one.
Jenny : 3 Stars
ARC Supplied by publisher via for an honest review.
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