Line of Scrimmage
Written by: Desiree Holt
Series: Game on
Sequence in series: 2
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
One bad tackle. That’s all it took to put wide receiver Jake Russell in a cast for the rest of the NFL season. From being a high school all-star to getting drafted by the Austin Mustangs, football has been Jake’s life for as long as he can remember. It’s what defines him—because he has a secret he never shares. But now that he’s laid up in bed with a nurse displaying a lot of distracting bedside manners, he’s discovering life on the sidelines might have its perks. . .
One last paycheck. That’s all Erin Bass has left to her name when the resort she works at shuts down. Desperate, she agrees to be a caregiver to hardass jock Jake Russell, who also happens to be a memorable one-night stand. Before long, caring leads to daring new ways to catch up in bed, especially with Jake still in a cast. But with football on the sidelines, this time the game is serious. . .
Line of Scrimmage by Desiree Holt
Sometimes seeing someone at their worst, brings out their best. That is just what happens when Erin Bass is forced to help recovering NFL star, Jake Russell.
After a debacle of a one-night stand, Erin and Jake can’t stand to be in the same room with each other. But Jake's sister, aka Erin's best friend, has other plans.
Jake is injured and needs full time assistance. His sister, trying to play match maker tricks Erin back into Jake’s life as that care giver.
Erin has had a run of bad luck and is in much need of job. The tricking into working with Jake is easy. Having her stay will be the hard part.
The chemistry had always been there, that was oblivious from their one-night stand. It was the emotion baggage that plays havoc with the couple’s relationship. Working through their baggage, facing the here and now and learning to trust becomes the focal point of the plot.
Engaging, entertaining and a very enjoyable contemporary romance, Line of Scrimmage gets 4 stars.
I received this ARC copy of Line of Scrimmage from Kensington Books - Lyrical Shine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication December 8, 2015.