Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Romance, Secrets, and Football

When Leila Hart, the new sideline reporter, is introduced to Jackson Gray, the senior football analyst, there's instant chemistry. She's a sexy, sassy, little thing trying to hide her knowledge of football. Jackson wonders why. The chemistry draws them together, but each has secrets that keep them from a more committed relationship. As their romance progresses keeping the secrets becomes more and more difficult. They not only lust for each other, they like each other.

If you like romance, Leila and Jackson are good characters. She's sexy, but intelligent and has a strong desire to make her own way. Jackson is a hunk, but basically a very nice guy. He wants a committed relationship, but his secrets keep getting in the way.

Depending on your perspective, this book has features that will be pluses for some, minuses for others. The first chapters are devoted to Leila and Jackson having lustful thoughts about each other. The actual plot doesn't get going until about a third of the way through the book. If you want fast action, you'll be disappointed. However, if you like the romantic back and forth, you'll enjoy the opening.

Another plus or minus is the background in football stats. Personally, I found it fascinating, but if you're primarily reading for plot and romance all the discussion of football can be distracting.

The book is easy to read. There are plenty of twists that keep the plot interesting. I enjoyed the book and recommend it if you enjoy well-written romance.

I received this book for Net Galley for this review.