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Publisher Description

Gia Jilani had rules.

They kept her safe and her head in the game.

As the NFL's first female general manager, there were risks to be weighed and taken.

Like Kai Pukui, the linebacker helping her team dominate on the field.

The same quiet, beautiful man who stares too long at her and reminds her of how decadent and risky living life can be.

But when Gia discovers why Kai seems so familiar and why she feels so drawn to him, things like risks and love become secondary to loss and pain.

Gia will have to decide what's more important — a life worth risking or a love worth losing.

Last Love of Luka Hale
Roughing the Kicker

October 15
Eden Butler
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

rholub ,


This story, Kai and Gia's story, and even the memory of Gia and Luka's story, tore me apart so many times. I cried so many tears. But in the end, the beauty of both love stories was just that, so beautiful!!!!

I am so thankful that Gia finally opened herself up enough to recognize and return the love Kai had for her. And I'm glad she finally had the chance to put the past where it belonged. Once again, Eden Butler has given her readers a fantastic story!!!

Rinsky13 ,

All the feels!!! ❤️

Gia Jilani is smart, fierce, trail blazing in a mans sport, and broken inside. She’s never recovered from losing her love 20 years ago, though no one knows anything about it. No one come close to breaking her walls down, except Kai Pukui. As much as he pushes and she fights, there’s just something there. When Kai goes through his own tragedy, Gia steps up and takes care of everything, while taking care of him. But will it be enough to completely break down everything she’s built up to let him in for good, to truly live again? You need to read this to find out! This book was filled with all the feels, lots of emotions, and tissues definitely recommended!

Anna (Anna’s Bookshelf) ,

a beautifully written book

Offsides is a beautifully written forbidden love, sports romance that has all of the feels. There were moments when I was swooning as well as times where I was ugly crying. I loved Kai in that he is sexy, kind-hearted, and loyal. He is essentially an ideal book boyfriend! One cannot help, but admire his persistence when it comes to pursuing Gia. Gia endured a devastating heartbreak many years before and this has shaped how she approaches relationships. She has built a protective barrier around her heart. She knows that she shouldn’t get involved with the much younger lineman, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn towards Kai. These two make such a great couple, but they have many obstacles that they need to overcome. This book was full of passion complete with sizzling chemistry between Kai and Gia, but there was also moments where I found myself reaching for the tissues. Offsides is a remarkable book about love - in the past, present, and future. You will find yourself pulled into Kai’s and Gia’s story as they embark on a remarkable journey.

Offsides is an interconnected standalone novel in this author’s Saints and Sinners series. The prequel to Gia’s story can be found in The Last Love of Luka Hale and it has been recommended that the novel Thin Love be read prior to the prequel. Full disclosure: I’ve gone into this book completely blind in that I have not read Thin Love nor any of the previous books in this Saints and Sinners series and I had no trouble following along this book.

I received an early complimentary version of this book.

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