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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Jove
Released on May 26, 2015
Football! But don’t get to excited because it is high school football with 30 something guys coming back to raise money for the team. Small town! Well, it was almost too small for my tastes. Why can’t a woman have an affair and not be reported to the FBI for it? Slightly stuck up people that had me wanting to piss them off rather than make them happy.
A new series by Shannon Stacey and throw in some football? Well I had to try it out. Unfortunately, it didn’t grab me as much as her other series has and I was left feeling like I missed something.
Having a really bad day, Chase Sanders doesn’t need a blast from the past in the form of his former coach’s daughter calling him up asking for help to save the local high school football program. Losing his construction company to his crooked partner, having a cheating girlfriend, what else could he do, but go back to his hometown to support the coach who was more a father to him than his own. Never mind he had a thing for the coach’s daughter.
Kelly McDonnell will do anything to save the local football team from becoming history. So she starts a plan to make the money needed to support the team and that means bringing back the championship team members. Working in a small town, everyone knows you business, and her business is trying to do her job and stop thinking about the crush she had on Chase growing up.
So the flames start up again right away between these two, but Chase isn’t about to “disgrace” the Coach’s daughter. On the flip side Kelly is tired and in love with being the Coach’s daughter. For a while she wants nothing to do with sleeping with anyone, because it is common knowledge to everyone. They are grown adults doing what grown adults who are attracted do when alone.
There wasn’t anything overtly complicated about the story. Chase is down on his luck and lives in New Jersey, but he comes home to help and starts to fall for Kelly. Kelly has had one bad divorce under her belt and came home to be with her family. The two know this is temporary and try not to mess up what they both have going. It was a sweet book with a few sexy times, but I felt more blah at the end of it than excited. Over and over I kept thinking this was a fling and no way would they get a happy ending.
Simplistic and easy to read, it just didn’t rev my engines or having me laughing like I usually do with Shannon Stacey books. I am hoping for more in the next book from the series.