Series: Fourth Down #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date: March 8, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.
SO if I’m 100% honest with you, I’d have to tell you that this is not the first time this story-line has been done. Actually, everything about it has been done … repeatedly. And one would think, that because of this I would be all … blah blah blah blah … yeah, but no. I wasn’t. It was fun to read. Predictable, yes. But fun none the less. And …. I now know WAY more about football than I thought I would ever know LOL
Leila and Jackson were both very well characterized leads. Their stories were told well and they blended easily into one another. Nothing seemed out of left field or forced. It honestly was a good, entertaining lazy afternoon read. I loved that they were both strong in character. It made their relationship that much more sizzling. The camaraderie and banter between them was awesome and Leila’s feisty little personality was just the icing on the cake with this one.
This is truly a sweet and sexy friends to lovers, work-place romance. It shouldn’t be missed. #TRUST
ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley for review