All you’ll ever be is a pretty face.
Star running back Bruce “Bruiser” Mackey has heard those words his entire life, especially after his twin brother’s tragic accident. He might use his surfer-boy good looks to land lucrative endorsements for his secret charity, but he hates books being judged by their covers. Which is why it’s wrong that his friend Mackenzie Hernandez is intent on giving herself a makeover.
Sure, Mac and her father have been reeling financially since her brother disappeared three years ago, and Steelheads management gives an annual scholarship that might get her life back on track, but he can’t imagine anyone smarter, sexier, or more beautiful than Mac already is. He can’t keep his hands off her—and the more they spend time together, the less he wants to. She’s perfect as is.
One way or another, he’ll make sure the team’s tomboy groundskeeper gets a full ride. And between the two of them, they can learn to accept what’s behind them and look downfield to a future full of win.
Previously published as Backfield in Motion in 2013. This version has been updated, rewritten, and re-edited.
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Great characters, enjoyable read!
On the surface, Bruce "Bruiser" Mackie and Mackenzie "Mac" Hernandez don't seem like they have much in common besides the fact that they are both part of the Seattle Steelheads organization. Bruiser is a very popular player in more ways than one and Mac is a groundskeeper/landscaper. They are friends but Mac has had a major crush on the sexy player for quite some time now, not that he would ever notice or so she thinks. She's just one of the guys, but then one day all that changes. They enter into what I guess I would call a friends with bennies since there was nothing deeper going on, until there is. The book was a little slow going but once it got going I really enjoyed it! I liked the development of their relationship and the growth of their characters even though I wanted to give them both a big push every now and again. I love that Bruiser is not at all what everyone sees him as and is so sweet with the biggest heart. Turns out they have more in common than they thought. I love the whole Elliot piece of the story so much!! And of course, it has a wonderful HEA.
Great hammock read
I love the world that Jami Davenport has created. This is a book that has been reformatted/published as part of the Steelheads- The Originals. The book was a little slow moving at first but it really picks up after the first several chapters. STICK with it because it is worth it.
I will be honest that these two characters aren't my favorite of Jami's but do have some great qualities and quite a bit to unpack between them. I love the element of Elliott inside the story (read to find out).
Overall it was great quick read while laying in my hammock enjoying the beautiful summer day.