Allie Sutton just got a new job.
Not one she wants, and definitely not one she’s prepared for. She hadn’t seen her dad in years, so the last thing she expects upon his sudden death is to inherit the thing he loved more than anything (or anyone) … the professional football team he owned for the last twenty years.
Luke Pierson does not want a new boss.
What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn’t need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team’s chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met.
For the sake of the team, they treat each other like complete professionals. In public, at least. Behind closed doors, it’s a different story. And the fallout of giving in to that heat is something neither one of them can see coming
I chose this book because of the narrator Troy Duran, and I did not know the author before. More than that, I just flipped through the synopsis because I really wanted to listen to another one of Troy’s narration after listening to the book – Look the part.
I liked his tone and the bass he has in the voice, and I saw that he has a lot more books in the fantasy genre, which are less my style, and then I found it.
The Heroine, Alexandra (Allie) inherited a football team after her father passed away. She and her father weren’t so much in touch, if at all.
Luke is a player on the team and the captain (of course). He is single + a 6.5-year-old girl.
Before they find out they work together, a black cloud passes between them after she moves into the house next door.
Okay, so maybe not the most original, but there are definitely things here that were original (I’ve read another book with someone who inherited a team, there it was baseball, and the book was Pippa Grant’s – Lier, Lier Hearts on Fire. Recommended)
Now let’s talk a little about the book itself 🤭
Luke was stunning! He protected his daughter and his and her privacy even if sometimes it was a little overprotective. She was in the forefront of his mind even though we know these books that athletes are always – the game is the main interest, the sport, the team.
He was one of those grumpy that I really love to love—sour, dissatisfied with nothing, and doesn’t want anyone to disturb him in his serenity.
Alexandra is a 26-year-old woman who, one day, also lost her dad and also inherited a football team! She was lost and hurt after past failures, but she was determined to trust her father’s decision to leave her the team.
Yes, the connection between Luke and Alexandra was really predictable. It started with lust and, of course, continued with more personal affection.
I have nothing bad to say about this book, but it did not draw me in a way I could not disengage from. It was not one of those books that were important to me to absorb every dialogue, touch, and look between them.
It was good and cute, and Luke’s daughter definitely added to the background, but other than the narrator Troy Duran who is the reason I chose this book – there was nothing that really blew me away.
More than that, when I got a bit after 50% of a book, I was debating if there was any point in continuing, but I kept going because it had a bit of a Slow Burn (which I love), and I didn’t feel completely over with the character or plot, so I kept going.
But – again but…
I got to chapter 20 of 29 and couldn’t force myself anymore.
I did not feel anything while listening. I was not excited; I did not expect, I was not interested… Everything was too plain.
It was pretty boring when I DNF.
I can’t say that I do not recommend it because maybe it is my mood – I am at a strange block that I manage to reach most of the book and suddenly DNF. It’s happened to me with too many books lately.
What’s more, I can say that the narrators did a good job even though they didn’t make me want to stay with the book.