Reviewed by Kini
Favorite Quote: A blush reddens her skin from her chest to her cheeks, but she doesn’t move. “I’m gonna worship you,” I tell her, kissing her jaw. “And when I’m done making you come all over my face, I plan to fuck you until neither of us can breathe.”
I like sports romance and combine that with a player getting involved with the owner’s daughter and the blurb for this book spoke to me. But when I read it, it didn’t speak quite as loudly. The chemistry between the characters was what kept me reading.
Savannah is the VP of Public Relations for the football team that is owned by her father. She’s smart and beautiful and capable. She’s out one night at a club with her friend and starts talking to Jason Stone, the new quarterback for her team. But he doesn’t recognize her and she doesn’t tell him who she is. She treats him like a normal person, he loves it, and they end up having a one night stand. I kind of thought we might end up with an unintended pregnancy, but we didn’t.
Jason Stone, goes by Stone is a run of mill, slightly older quarterback. He is a great player, a little cocky, but not over the top with it, a great son, and all around decent person. He’s 34 and hs decided that he wants to retire after this season. He was a decent enough hero.
Savannah’s dad is hell-bent on resigning Stone to the team. Stone has been instrumental in the team’s winning season and the dad wants that to continue. So naturally he recruits Savannah to befriend Stone and “shadow” him to find out where his head is at about retirement and try to sway him to stay on longer. This happens after the one night of sex and the dad does not know that the heroine and hero have intimate knowledge of each other. Stone’s whole shtick is that he can’t trust women to like him for him so this thing with Savannah basically going to set us up for a big misunderstanding. I rolled my eyes about this. The big misunderstanding led to some conflict that was not actually conflict.
THEN at the 40% mark we are introduced to more conflict by way of a nosy, douche-bag reporter who serves absolutely zero purpose but contrived conflict that is weirdly drawn out through the rest of the book and resolved very quickly. I really dislike when that happens. If you are going to create conflict, please make it semi believable and make the characters actually deal with it.
Even though Stone is a fancy football player, they dine out at places like Chili’s and Texas Roadhouse. By the way, Texas Roadhouse makes not one but two appearances in this book and neither time does the author mention the rolls. Seriously, have you had those rolls and with cinnamon butter? I don’t know how you can write a book, send your main characters to Texas Roadhouse and NOT mention the rolls.
I probably would have DNF’ed the book if I wasn’t in to the chemistry between the heroine and hero. That was the best part of this book. I thought they got along well and had some super sexy times. They have a nice rapport with each other. They are both competent in their jobs. They progress from one night stand, to helping each other with work stuff to sexy times and really developing feelings for each other. I believed in their love for each other, it was just the conflicts or lack thereof that really brought the story down for me. It is second in a series, I haven’t read the first one and felt like I wasn’t missing anything. There will probably be more, but I won’t rush to read them.