She's every man's girl next door. I'm the playboy your mother warns you about.
I'm the party-boy extraordinaire and perpetual playboy of the Seattle Sockeyes. I thought this was the dream life, but after multiple poor choices, it's all gone too far and I'm about to lose everything. My reputation has been shot to hell, I'm on thin ice with the team, and I'm financially broke AF. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I'm about to agree to the last thing an irresponsible dude like me should ever do.
Darcy is the sweetheart of reality TV and every guy's girl-next-door fantasy, but her luster is fading, her show is on the chopping block, and she's now living in my condo. Did I forget to mention she's also my fake girlfriend and soon-to-be fake fiancé? And not a fake girlfriend with benefits, but the hands-off, leave-me-alone except when the cameras are rolling girlfriend.
I crave attention and notoriety. She craves stability and love. We both have our secrets...and chemistry. We have a lot of chemistry. Together we're explosive, but explosions have a way of hurting those closest to the blast. And this celebrity match made in heaven is about to detonate.
A great addition to the series
Another good addition to the Scoring series. This time it is Gage Ziegler and Darcy Engstron ’s story and I was hooked in the story that Jami Davenport wove from the first chapter.
Both Gage and Darcy are at a cross road in their lives. Darcy’s home improvement show is in danger of being axed and everything is falling apart for Gage, the perpetual playboy of the Seattle Sockeyes. In a bid to save both their careers, they are teamed up in a “fake” relationship to help one another out.
What neither of them expect is that the fake relationship , soon to be fake engagement will change the course of both their lives. There is so much more to Gage than what he lets shine through. The majority of his family are leeches and only want to use him for his money (which is now almost non existent) and there were times when I really felt for him.
I really liked both Gage and Darcy and it was entertaining to watch their relationship develop. The chemistry between them sizzles and Gage ticked all the boxes for me whilst I could easily see Darcy as a friend. As always it was great to see some familiar faces make an appearance.
Great addition to the series
Faceoff is book five in the Scoring Series but Darcy Engstron and Gage Ziegler’s story can certainly be read and loved as a stand-alone. Darcy and Gage are thrown together in a bit to save both their careers, she is a reluctant TV reality star trying to up her ratings and he is the bad boy of hockey needing to improve his reputation. But there is more issues for the bad boy of the Sockeyes then he is letting on because his family are pulling him in all directions including bleeding him dry so a fake relationship seems like just the escape he needs but what happens when both Darcy and Gage realise it’s not fake anymore, could meeting one another be the best thing that’s happened to them both. This book has all the feels, i swooned, I smiled and I sighed, it may start off as fake relationship but there is no doubting the sizzling chemistry and attraction this couple feel for each other, add in Gage’s big heart, Darcy’s strength and the interaction of his teammates and their partners and you get a wonderful addition to this great series. I think this is my favourite couple so far in this series.