As an offensive linewoman for the Cleveland Clash, Tanya Martin is tough inside and out. The 5’9” beauty can take a hit and keep on going. But when the man she was best friends with—and secretly in love with—in high school comes home the same day she learns her father’s gym is in financial trouble, she’s unexpectedly blindsided.

Super Bowl MVP Cam Simmons is only back in town to convince his mom to move out of her failing neighborhood and live in luxury with him in Boston. But running into Tanya stirs up plenty of old feelings he never resolved. He was happy to leave his old life behind him when he hit the NFL, but walking away from their friendship was a mistake he wants to rectify.

As they work together to help save her dad’s gym, Cam and Tanya’s easy camaraderie and undeniable chemistry resurface. But can she open up enough to trust him with her heart a second time around?



I received a copy of this book from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I’ve read my fair share of sports romances. Some of them I actually enjoyed a lot. However, there aren’t many novels where both the hero and heroine are athletes. This book is double the fun when it comes to athletes.

The first half of the book wasn’t as good as the second half. It was still good, but I started enjoying the book was I got past 50%. At first, I found it hard to like the hero. Then, there was this thing where I felt like the heroine was being too easy on him.

The best part of the book was the bachelor auction because what the hero did was sweet, and the heroine finally owning up to her feelings was a nice scene too. This is my first book from this author, and I’ve enjoyed it so far.

Fans of contemporary romance and sports romance will definitely enjoy this book. There is no heavy conflict. No kidnapping, no physical abuse, no dark past or history. Just plain romance with a touch of zing to get your imagination fired up.



Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Charming characters. Emotional stories. Sexy romance.

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