Bad boy quarterback Tyler Harris plays ball for a living and breaks hearts for a hobby.
With two championships in as many years, Tyler is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he's at the top of his game. Women love him. Men want to be him. Only Tyler's not feeling the love. In fact, he's not feeling anything at all. Licking his wounds after a scandal and a breakup with his long-time girlfriend, he retreats to a run-down mansion on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Once there, Tyler is blindsided by the sassy redhead next door. He knows that he's met his match and possibly his soulmate. There's one problem. She despises him.
Lavender Mead has a good reason to dislike jocks, namely an absentee father who deserted the family to coach college football. Maybe that explains her penchant for bad boys -- especially those who play ball. Her new neighbor seems just that type. Yet Tyler's not the shallow superstar she expected, and she's inexplicably drawn to football's bad boy. The two are so hot together, they're combustible.
As the clock ticks down, can they commit to each other forever? Or will they both fall short of the goal at the last minute?
Originally published in 2012 as “Forward Passes.” This version has been rewritten and repackaged.
Sassy, sexy and sweet!!
4 1/2 sassy stars. I really liked Tyler and Lavender’s story. I just love her spunk and sass and the way she verbally spars with the cocky yet very sexy Tyler. He is not used to women not falling all over him and much to his surprise he is thoroughly enjoying the attitude his fiery new neighbor gives him. Tyler is not everything she thought he was though which she learns through their “ I don’t like you sex” relationship. Their chemistry is off the charts so they are super sexy, hot and steamy together. But they are so much more and that is what sneaks up on both of them without them noticing. I love the storyline all around.