“Tight end,” noun: 1. a position in American football, 2. NFL star Marcus James, 3. what any hot-blooded woman can’t stop staring at every time Marcus walks by.
Bree Novak is so close to earning her Ph.D. she can taste it, but she’s supposed to be writing her dissertation, not giving lectures while her advisor slacks off. The semester gets even crazier when veteran tight end Marcus James—Bree’s celebrity crush—enrolls in her “Intro to Physics” class. The man’s even hotter in person than he looks on Sunday Night Football. So why is Bree hoping he drops out? Maybe it’s because Marcus, with his cocky smile and chiseled body, is the ultimate distraction. . . .
Drafted out of college years ago by the Milwaukee Dragons, Marcus is taking advantage of a season-ending knee injury to finish his bachelor’s degree. Plus, thanks to a required science credit, he’s also getting to know the geek goddess who teaches physics. With brains and beauty, Bree is living proof that opposites attract. She’s even kind enough to give Marcus extra help with the material, as if she didn’t have anything better to do. And the more time Marcus spends with her, the more he realizes he’s not just crushing on his teacher—he’s falling for her.
Don’t miss any of Liz Lincoln’s mouthwatering Milwaukee Dragons novels, which can be read together or separately:
ON THE LINE • SWAGGER • HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
I don't think I've enjoyed a meeting between two characters more than when Bree runs down Marcus. I felt all of her embarrassment at finally meeting her favorite football player who's injured by knocking him down.
Bree is finishing up getting her Ph.D in Physics. I loved that she's in a STEM field and this book showcased how difficult that can be for a woman. She has an amazing group of friends that are supportive which was a great since she didn't seem to have support from anyone else. Marcus is out for the season with an injury and takes the opportunity to finish his degree. My favorite thing about him was that he's a closet nerd. The similarities between them were surprising and it made me love them that much more. There were times that I thought Bree was a little over the top and that sometimes made me think that Marcus could totally do better but then she redeemed herself for me.
I'm loving the Dragons and I can't wait to see what comes next!!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*