The New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties is back with a funny, sweet, and sizzling novel about love, redemption, and second chances.
Heartthrob star quarterback Tyson Palmer has it all: a million-dollar arm, a winning season and the promise of a Superbowl ring. But more importantly, football’s biggest star is the ultimate comeback kid. After an addiction to painkillers nearly derailed his career, Tyson got sober and went from zero to hero in the eyes of the public.
But one person remains unconvinced: Dani Carr, a sports commentator with high ratings and following of her own.
Dani can’t forgive Tyson’s transgressions or forget a single passionate night with him back in college. To make things worse, Tyson doesn’t realize that the bombshell with huge ratings is the cute co-ed whose heart he once broke.
But can a sports journalist trying to claw her way to the top and a quarterback who knows all about rock bottom make it to the Super Bowl without destroying each other? And what will happen when Tyson—riding high now that he’s revived his career—realizes he needs to make an even more important comeback with Dani? Can he use his million-dollar moves to get past her defenses—or will she sideline him for good?
Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park and the New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties and The Sweet Spot.
Revelations, redemption, and romance make for a winning combination in Evanovich's charming third outing (after The Sweet Spot). A descent into drug and alcohol addiction sidelined quarterback Tyson Palmer's promising football career. Four years later, he's returned to the field, stronger and sober. Spunky sports commentator Dani Carr can never forget the night she spent with Tyson, her college crush, but she's hesitant to forgive the superstar for his reckless behavior. After a public meeting turns Dani into a media darling, Tyson becomes determined to win her over. Dani, however, wants to keep her heart and her secrets safe. Evanovich adds depth and dimension to a tried-and-true formula, providing readers with relatable struggles, memorable side characters, and a hilarious wedding fiasco. While the answer to "Will they or won't they?" is foregone, the sass and sexual tension keep the pages turning.
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Starts off slow and a bit choppy, but grows into a lovable story about characters that grow together.
Tyson Palmer and Dani Carr go way back. College was a place where they had a friendship, when she was his tutor. Until things changed, that is. His addiction and anger took their casual hook up to another level.
Now, having to work together, in a way - feels impossible. Dani hates him and goes out of her way to avoid him. After all he has worked for, can he be patient with the one that counts? He wants to be known as the man he is today.
Dani is hiding secrets from the past and being face to face with Tyson only makes this more real. Can she come clean and make everything better? Will it be only a matter of trust? Seems that both of them will have to meet the other halfway.
In a true redemption book, this one has it all. We read all about it, so to speak. I found the characters to be real. The insight and banter made this book a great read. This is an author who always brings her "A" game.
***This ARC was given by Edelweiss and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Great Love story
Great Love story!! Read it in two days! I love the set up of the story. Stephanie takes the reader on a journey to unconditional love.