What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?
Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.
Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.
Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?
They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.
4.25stars-flirty and animated romance
4.25 stars--OUTMATCHED co-authored by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young is a stand alone, contemporary, romance story line focusing on thirty year old, PhD graduate Parker Brown, and thirty-four year old, former boxing champion Rhys Morgan.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Rhys and Parker) OUTMATCHED follows the fake boyfriend / girlfriend relationship between thirty year old, PhD graduate Parker Brown, and thirty-four year old, former boxing champion Rhys Morgan. Parker Brown needs a ‘significant other’ in order to land her dream job working for a company whose employees have proven their commitment in their personal life. Believing she found a match in Dean Morgan, Parker will have to face off with his older brother Rhys, a former championship boxer, and the man with whom Parker will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Rhys and Parker and the potential fall-out when Rhys is forced to return to the ring, one more time.
Parker Brown finds herself caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place when her boss takes more interest in Rhys Morgan than his own employee but Rhys wants nothing to do with sucking up to Parker’s boss, a man who is about to take control without letting go. Forced to enter the ring one final time Rhys struggles with what was and what will never be including the loss of a friend to the sport he once loved.
The relationship between Parker and Rhys begins as a business arrangement that quickly turns into something more. Parker Brown doesn’t do relationships having lost someone she loved years before but meeting Rhys Morgan finds our heroine falling for a man who believes he is not worthy of love. The $ex scenes are passionate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
We are introduced to Rhys’ brother Dean, and gym trainer Carlos; Parker’s roommate Zoe; Parker’s boss Jackson Sanchez, and company CEO Franklin Fairchild; Parker’s parents Charles and Marion Brown, as well as her sister Easton.
OUTMATCHED is a story of family, struggle, power and control; a story of desperation and love; of romance and happily ever after. The premise is engaging , entertaining and inviting: the characters are colorful, energetic and feisty; the romance is flirty, animated and captivating.