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Genres: Sports Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on February 3, 2015
A good guy quarterback meets a sexy virgin model raising two siblings. While it was slow getting started, these two knocked knickers and grew quickly in love.
Feeling football withdraws now that the Superbowl has come and gone? Well, no fear, Jaci Burton is going to save you season with a quarterback who will fumble your heart, but then get the touchdown in the end.
To be fair, I didn’t really get into this book at first. Somewhere around 30-50% I was bored and put it down for several weeks. Knowing I had to finish it I started it up and it wasn’t as boring the last half.
Grant Cassidy is your steam quarterback for this book. A really nice guy who dates a lot, but never commits. Stuck on a island for a photo shoot, he gets up close and personal to supermodel Katrina Koslova. Now I don’t know if Katrina spent any time in Russia, but that’s where her family is from and Grant even notes at one time she doesn’t have an accent. I think this part kind of slipped through the cracks.
So Katrina is very cold to Grant afterwards. This is just a job to her and she isn’t going to be a boy toys play thing. She tries to put distance between them, but Grant keeps coming at her without giving her many choices. Also, she finds herself revealing things to Grant about her life that she never really discusses with anyone. The attraction is off the charts, but Katrina still comes across cold.
To be fair to Katrina, she has two younger siblings she is raising (teenagers) in New York. She is about 10 years older than them, so when their father leaves and their mother passes away, the full responsibility of their lives falls on her at 17. By 18 she is modeling and providing a comfortable life for her family. She doesn’t have time for relationships, nor does she trust men after what her father has done. For my part though, I got bored with this fast.
Then Grant comes from a family of 3 brothers, one sister and two very loving parents. While I wouldn’t call him a womanizer, he does love women and dates around. With Katrina he pushes a lot into her life. He shows up in New York during the pre-season for a game and has her and her siblings show him around New York. Then he invites Katrina to his house when she is doing a shoot in St. Louis while also getting her siblings to visit. Through everything, he includes her brother and sister, which starts to feel like a relationship neither want.
*sighs* While I really enjoyed Quarterback Draw, I was once again reminded how I have fallen away from reading this series. Fortunately, both of these characters were good people and not out to hurt each other in any way. They just fell in love, had lots of monkey sex and endeared their family to me.
Katrina, while a virgin, was not shy about what she wanted. Not a submissive bone type in her body. She told him what felt good, what she wanted more of and what she wanted to try. Go Girl Power! She owned her sexuality and I loved that part of her.
For his part, Grant is a little stunned when he finds out she is a virgin. I thought he would be an ass at first, but he stepped up and wanted to make it an experience she enjoyed and would remember. Then he goes about showing her all she has missed and man, it has been a lot.
Jaci gives us a little football, lots of sex, plenty of family time and a love that is willing to sacrifice in the end.
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I dedicate the 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle to Grant Cassidy!
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