Tuesday, March 8, 2016

To Win Her Heart by Mackenzie Crowne (Players #3)

To Win Her Heart
by Mackenzie Crowne

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Players - Book 3
Publisher: Lyrical Shine (April 12, 2016)
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 238 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

In order to protect her, they’ll both have to let their guards down…
Country music’s It Girl Jessi Tucker is fed up with her family’s stifling security measures. The threat of a dangerous stalker has gotten the men in her life—including her football star cousin, Tuck Tucker—monitoring her every move. To get the freedom she yearns for, Jessi hatches a plan to recruit Max Grayson, Tuck’s sexy brawler best friend, to play the role of her new boyfriend. But if her scheme works, will she be forced to hide her true romantic feelings for the sake of her independence? Or will she finally steal the heart of her dream man?...

Max has been pining for Jessi for years and would do anything to protect her, but a professional cage fighter with too many skeletons in his closet has no business being with one of America’s sweethearts. Yet while Max does his best to keep Jessi at arm’s length, the Tucker family persuades him to accept her offer.

Max believes he can keep Jessi safe from danger, but can he shelter her from his own dark secrets, the media’s unforgiving spotlight—and a mutual desire that’s harder to resist each day…

To Win Her Heart by Mackenzie Crowne 
(Players #3)

To Win Her HeartTake one rising country star, one sexy bad boy, add a few secrets, some not so dark, some very painful, shake it up and garnish with a plan that promises to turn up the heat or backfire BIG time and you have To Win Her Heart by Mackenzie Crowne!

Jessi is a star, but to her family she feels like a puppet and she is being strangled by everyone pulling her strings. She’s an adult and she wants to take control of her own life, on and off the stage. Probably NOT going to happen anytime soon, now that a stalker has become a little too up close and personal. Desperate for some breathing space, (and just maybe a chance to spend with the man of her dreams), Jessi comes up with a plan to satisfy the need for a bodyguard and her own need to be up very close and personal with Max Grayson. How about let’s play boyfriend, girlfriend and everyone will be happy? Or will they?

Max has always been a fighter, both in the ring and out, but he is also a businessman and Jessi’s cousin’s best friend. Yep, off limits, totally and Max has stayed his distance from Jessi since forever. What better way to be close to the woman he has secretly wanted then to play her game, and keep her safe? Jessi is NOT that wide-eyed teen he once knew, she has blossomed like a prize rose, but revealing his feelings is not in the cards.

Of course everyone has secrets and Max is no different, but can he allow the taint of his past to touch his angel, Jessi? With danger coming at Jessi from every shadow, max will do whatever it takes, including losing her forever when she learns about his past. Maybe he can scare her off with his passion, or maybe eh will find the hunter has just become the prey. Never underestimate the power of love and a determined woman and this is what country songs are made of…

Hang on as Mackenzie Crowne rocks the romance world with a completely entertaining, often charming, sometimes humorous take on love as two people learn to forget what anyone else thinks, to trust their darkest secrets to another and to go above and beyond to make another’s dreams come true. Well written, sweet one minute and passionate the next, she proves that the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

I received an ARC edition from the author, Mackenzie Crowne in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Dii,

    I am thrilled you enjoyed Max and Jessi's love story. Thanks so much for the kind words. You made my evening.