Rating: 4 Stars
Written by: Stephanie Evanovich
Paperback: 352 pages
Print Length: 256 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
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The New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties and The Sweet Spot is back with a funny, sweet, and sizzling novel about the game of love, in which a hot quarterback must figure out how to score big with a beautiful and talented media analyst after a heartbreaking fumble.
Star quarterback, first-round draft-pick, and heartthrob Tyson Palmer has made a name for himself with his spectacular moves. When the head coach of the Austin Mavericks refuses to let him waste his million-dollar arm, Tyson makes a Hail Mary pass at redemption and succeeds with everyone . . . except Dani, whose negative comments about his performance draw high ratings and spectacular notices of her own.
Dani can’t forgive Tyson’s transgressions or forget the sizzling history the two of them shared in college, a passionate love Tyson casually threw away. And even more infuriating, he doesn’t realize that the bombshell with huge ratings is the cute girl whose heart he once broke.
But can a woman trying to claw her way to the top and a quarterback who knows all about rock bottom make it to the Super Bowl without destroying each other? And what will happen when Tyson—riding high now that he’s revived his career—realizes he needs to make an even more important comeback with Dani? Can he make some spectacular moves to get past her defenses—or will she sideline him for good?
The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich
This is a story about second chances.
Tyson’s professional football career is just about to hit rock bottom. Coming back to his Alma mater, he is faced with ridicule and disgust. Except for Ella, she offers to love, support and friendship. He takes her then leaves her in the dust only to have his party life style nearly destroy all his chances at furthering his career.
Tyson is given a singular chance to turn his life around, rehab, a professional trainer and a contract that could pull him out of the downward spiral. He decides to make these drastic changes and thrives…all expect for a spitfire’s journalist that haunts him.
When a new team mate demands said journalist, Dani (aka Ella) joins their team, Tyson finds himself drawn toward the woman that has thrown a curve ball into stellar return performance.
Dani always dreamed about the day she would reunite with Tyson…but it doesn’t go as planned. He doesn’t even recognizer her and worse, her misadvised comment ends up labeling Tyson. Of course, it’s the opposite of… I had your baby and I still love you. Can she break the down the barrier and share her biggest secret?
I enjoyed The Total Package. I really enjoyed the way Tyson reinvents himself, surrounds himself with positive people and learns to heal those old wounds. Don’t get me wrong, the story isn’t overly deep or emotional but overall a nice easy read.
I received this ARC copy of The Total Package from William Morrow in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 15, 2015.