The author of Risky Games returns with a football team owner who’s a real player and the woman who’s ready to call him out on everything…
Dot-com millionaire Jay McManus is discovering that owning a pro football team isn’t as easy as his other hobby of wine-making. An anonymous blogger is out to destroy his reputation, and now his team, the Baltimore Blaze, is named in a highly contentious workplace violation lawsuit brought on by the team’s cheerleaders. If Jay’s not careful, he could lose big—and not just financially.
When Bridgett Janik’s law firm accepts the case representing the Baltimore Blaze, she’s not thrilled to be defending Jay McManus, the man who broke her young heart. It’s bad enough her brother is one of the team’s stars and she has to mingle with Jay during games, but working side-by-side her lover-turned-enemy may be too much for her body—and her heart—to resist.
Jay never makes the same mistake twice and he’s determined not to let Bridgett slip away from him a second time. But, as the two follow the mysterious blogger’s trail, secrets—both past and present--are revealed and Jay and Bridgett must decide if their relationship can be something more than just sleeping with the enemy.
This title was previously released with a different cover.
Solheim's fourth Out of Bounds sports contemporary (after Risky Game) pairs a business tycoon with a smart-talking lawyer, both intent on protecting their hearts. Jay McManus, owner of the Baltimore Blaze football team, has a problem: a former cheerleader ready to file a sexual harassment case. To make it go away, he turns to his ex-girlfriend, lawyer Bridgett Janik, who's also the sister of Blaze tight end Brody. Both Jay and Bridgett are laboring under separate delusions at the cause of their contentious breakup 13 years before, but their spark never faded. Jay's willing to share his body, but hand Bridgett his heart again? No way. Bridgett tries not to fall again for the man who has always pushed every single one of her buttons. Can the two navigate through the misunderstandings and be together again? Solheim offers a long and winding route to the inevitable conclusion. Readers will occasionally want to yell "Just communicate!" at Jay and Bridgett, but the two still make an appealing couple with plausible foibles.