A grumpy hero sports romance
The only way to win is to score…
With a reputation for fast moves on the gridiron and even faster moves off the field, Shane Devlin is a player in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, his bad boy persona has made him a risky prospect as a quarterback—and only the Baltimore Blaze are willing to give him a chance. But he’s is about to take a hit he never expected.
Working for the Blaze, Carly March knows too well how jocks think—and what they think with—so she’s always made a point of keeping ballplayers at arm’s length. But when she shares a kiss with the devilishly handsome Shane, she finds it hard to play by her own rules—and even harder to resist him
Can a football hero and a business-minded beauty try to take it all the way? Or will their mutual attraction cost them the big game?
This title was previously released with a different cover.
Solheim's debut contemporary is a winning romantic thriller with a football theme. Carly March, European socialite turned employee of the Baltimore Blaze, flirts recklessly with quarterback Shane Devlin while on vacation in Mexico. Despite an immediate attraction, Carly is determined to stay far away from the second-generation football player with a massive chip on his shoulder, especially since kissing him could get her fired. Back in Baltimore, Shane, who has spent his life never wanting to need anyone, shares Carly's trepidation about a relationship, but when a stalker sets his sights on Carly and Shane inherits custody of the half-brother he's never known, the socialite and quarterback quickly come to rely on each other. Solheim's gift for creating empathetic characters and heartbreakingly plausible scenarios keeps the narrative moving on at a fast clip, leading to a heart-pounding finale that sets up the planned sequels.
By Tracy Solheim
Loved the dynamics!