Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Summary: When a bizarre child custody stipulation pits popular sports blogger Gracie Gable against football superstar Jake Malone, losing the battle for her twin nieces isn’t the only thing Gracie has to worry about. Forced to live for three months under the same roof as the sexy tight end, will she fall prey to his flirtatious pursuit? Or worse, will the skeletons in her closet destroy her chance for the love and family she so desperately wants?
Neglected by his parents as a boy, Jake doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Yet living with Gracie and the twins might be enough to change his mind—and his womanizing ways. But when the press unearths a scandal from Gracie’s past, will he lose the one woman he was ready to open his heart to?
My Thoughts: A copy of this book was graciously given to me through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first book I’ve read from Mackenzie Crowne and I thoroughly enjoyed! I love discovering and being introduced to new authors! Looking forward to reading more by her.
Gracie is full of fire and spunk; both qualities I love in my female leads. She is dealing with the sudden loss of her sister whom raised her from her young teens when their single mother passed away. Her determination to keep sole custody of her twin nieces is unwavering and it is at times heartbreaking watching her struggle to keep it all together. For Gracie losing is not an option.
Jack is a football superstar. With gorgeous new women clinging to his arms nightly he is very much the quintessential player. Commitment and family does not rank, but when his father (Gracie’s brother in-law) dies he becomes stuck in a custody battle he never wanted. The situation only gets worse when he discovers that Gracie is the football blogger that has been a pain in his behind.
These two are the perfect pair! Their fights are explosive and yet they both manage a sense of vulnerability as they deal with their past and present issues. I love when characters are written so well, with depth and realism that as you ready they morph into ‘friends’. You feel their pain and struggle and get that cold splash of water feeling when the book comes to an end.
A fantastic read!