It was supposed to be just for kicks...
Andi Larsen learned early on there is no such thing as fairy godmothers. A childhood spent in foster care will do that to a girl. She’s working her way through night school and is on the cusp of establishing her own business without help from anyone, thank you very much. But when her deadbeat ex steals her identity, amassing a staggering debt in her name, her fairy godmother appears in the guise of a spunky, Fireball whisky-wielding septuagenarian. The older woman’s solution for Andi? Tie the knot with a kilt-wearing, moody jock whose legs look sexier in a skirt than hers do.
Declan Fletcher never intended to be a place-kicker for a professional football team. But fate had other plans. Exiled from his beloved Scotland a decade ago, Dex is now a superstar athlete known throughout the league as the “Man with the Million Dollar Leg.” But when a mix-up in his immigration paperwork threatens to send him home before the season begins, he’ll do anything to avoid deportation and facing his greatest mistake. Even if it means marrying a pink-haired waif of a lass with eyes that seem to see everything he’s determined to keep hidden.
A grumpy cat, nosy teammates, and a sizzling sexual attraction make their marriage of convenience anything but convenient.
What a wonderful read to kick off a new series, the Milwaukee Growlers football team. This story is a marriage of convenience. Andi, grew up in foster care and does not depend on anyone. She is going to night school and trying to start her own business when her ex boyfriend steals her identity and in sues a large debt in her name. She has gone to lawyer for help when her fairy godmother steps in with a solution, marry Dex. Dex is the place kicker for the Growlers. He is from Scotland, and is on the verge of being deported back to Scotland. To help each other out, what's a six month marriage! Until your heart gets involved.
This story will have you swooning over Dex, wearing is kilt with his sexy legs and his Scottish brogue. A white knight that is hiding a secret from his past that changed his life. Andi, has never depended on anyone, and she not about to now. Andi and Dex have sizzling chemistry that neither can deny. Plenty of humor and emotion, that will keep you turning the pages. Along with Dex's teammates and better halves, a grumpy cat and the banter that they share this is a story that you don't want to miss. I highly recommend!!
Great Read full of great characters that tell a wonderful story
Love....Love...Love Dex (Declan) and Andi. Tracy has given us another story that is full of sweet moments, humor, and even some laugh out loud moments. Loved getting to know Declan and Andi and unraveling their stories. Always love Tracy’s supporting older characters who add so much to her stories. Can’t wait to get to know whoever is next in the series. Also, it was fun catching up with some old friends. Thanks Tracy for another great one....can’t wait for the next one.
Engrossing sports romance
Tracy Solheim’s Just for Kicks right out of the gate has you falling in love with the characters and the story. Though it is considered a sports romance, it is heavier on the romance...with enough sports to keep the story relevant to the genre...I was completely satisfied with the mix between the categorizations.
The way Andi is portrayed, you never feel sorry for her, she captures your heart from the onset, her resilience and fortitude are admirable, and you can’t help but want to see her find her HEA, of her own making and with Dex. The drama and romance are intertwined perfectly, both balanced to keep the pages turning and an emotional investment growing with each turn of those pages.
The humor and banter is side splitting...there’s nothing like teammates to keep you on your preverbal toes...and the reality doled out in equal measure, making the story that much more relatable to the daily struggles that Andi experienced before meeting Dex.
In increments Andi breaks through to Dex, who being a tortured soul...a strong man who is used to keeping his emotions close to the vest...unintentionally finds himself letting her in. All in all this was one story I was engrossed in from start to finish. I look forward to reading more of the Growlers teammates...who each had such unique (and so often laughable) personalities...in the coming stories.