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"Definitely a must-read!”—La La Anthony, New York Times bestselling author
Maxwell Lewis has to make the play of his life in order to breach the woman of his dream’s defenses in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.
Brynn Larson owes a lot to reality television and professional athletes. Her bar hit new heights of success after becoming a local haunt for the Denver Mustangs players and their WAGs. But although she’s grateful, that doesn’t mean she’s crazy. And that’s exactly what she would be to ever consider dating a professional athlete. Even if it’s Maxwell Lewis, whose shy smile makes her wonder what going on behind those beautiful brown eyes.
Maxwell knew from the moment he met Brynn that she was going to change his life. It was only a matter of time. But when he finally makes a move, fate conspires against him and everything goes wrong. Now he has to show her that their potential is real. Too bad for him, Brynn isn’t fooled by his glamorous NFL life, and when ghosts from both their pasts make a sudden reappearance, she must decide who she can trust. But when the person she’s most afraid of is herself, navigating life’s tackles is harder than anticipated.
The lighthearted third sports romance in Martin's Playbook series (after Fumbled) focuses as much on strong female friendship as it does on love. Brynn Sterling owns HERS, a female-centered Denver sports bar and the monthly meeting place for the wives and girlfriends of sports players (WAGS) on their new reality show Love the Player. Though Brynn values her friendships with the WAGS, she resists their encouragement to act on her feelings for NFL player Maxwell Lewis, because she doesn't want to get sucked into their dramatic, high-profile world. Despite being one of the Mustangs' most popular players, Maxwell is extremely shy and has been unable to act on the crush he's been nursing on Brynn for years. When he finally works up the courage and Brynn gives into her friends' pestering, Brynn and Maxwell realize they'll have to help each other get over their past heartbreaks in order to move forward. What the slow-burning love story lacks in drama it makes up for with heart. Readers will be delighted by this sweet romance. Correction: An earlier version of this review incorrectly identified this book as the second in a series.