"No strings, no rings." That's Luke Archer's motto. As the champion quarterback for the New York Empire - not to mention a self-made billionaire - Luke has given up on serious relationships. Women only want him for one thing: the thrill of being with a superstar. And he likes it that way too. But when his best friend announces he's retiring from football to spend time with his wife and kids, Luke feels like he's missing out on something much bigger than his career.
The assistant concierge in Luke's luxury high-rise, Miranda Tate fled her family's dairy farm to come to the bright lights of New York City. She works hard to move up and sends her spare earnings home to her brother. When she and Luke meet, there's an instant sexual attraction which turns steamy quickly, but they're in completely different leagues. Could Miranda be just the woman Luke needs to win the most important game of his life?
I don't know what it is about sports romance books but I sure do seem to love them. This one is no exception.
This story starts off with three bachelors making a drunken bet to find their one true love by the end of the year. Of course the next day when they're sober, they're regretting their decision but not one of them wants to be the one to bow out. This is the second book in the series with bachelor #2, Luke.
Luke is a famous quarterback that is very focused in his game. He wasn't full of himself, wasn't a womanizer and didn't expect people to bow down to him. He's very down to earth and felt he had to earn his way in life almost to the point he didn't believe he's good enough. Miranda, a small town farm girl with dreams of making it in the big city was also very down to earth and went out of her way to help others. They're an odd match but made a great couple.
You do get glimpses of bachelor #1 from the first book and his love interest but this book doesn't give anything away about the first book. You are safe to read this as a standalone if you prefer. I'm intrigued about bachelor #3. He wasn't a very likeable guy through the first half of this book so I'll be curious how the author will turn things around for him in book 3. He did get better towards the end so I won't be surprised if I end up liking him in his book.
It was a very cute story and there wasn't over the top drama.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.