Brynn Ahearn is gorgeous, fun, and not just a sports nut but an NBA camera woman whose work takes her all over the country. In other words, she’s a walking male fantasy—or at least, she would be if she weren’t so busy keeping the guys at bay. The fact is, with Brynn’s con-man father fresh out of jail and back in her life, dating is just too risky. Haunted by memories of her past, she couldn’t ask any man to gamble with his life for love—even one as addictive as Ford Meyers.

Ford can’t believe his luck when he walks into a bar in Chicago’s Wicker Park and gets an eyeful of Brynn, the one that got away. After the gorgeous redhead blew him off in college, Ford got on with his life and made his fortune as a bestselling game designer, but he’s never found a woman who compared to Brynn. No stranger to success, Ford is used to getting what he wants—and after a scorching stolen kiss, what he wants is a second shot with his first love. To get it, he just has to convince her that he’s man enough to take on the past she can’t leave behind.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It’s sad that I wasn’t able to read the first two books in this series. It’s not like I felt lost reading this book. It’s just that I never say no to a good love story, and seeing the blurbs on the first two, I can see that I would have enjoyed those books as well. Thankfully, this book can be read as a standalone, so I didn’t feel like I just entered a war zone without my battle tools with me. Another good thing about this book was that I truly enjoyed it.

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a sucker for second chance romance. Therefore, this book is a good one for me. It’s not really like other books where the main characters had deeper history. In this book, it’s almost like they ended before they could even begin in the first place. I understood the heroine’s reluctance, but I also admire the hero’s persistence. I liked both main characters a lot.

This book is a great one to pass the time with. It’s an easy read. Not too much angst or gritty, emotional twists. However, any reader will have a nice and quiet time getting to know the characters and their story. I think this is a good book, and I don’t regret a single second I spent reading this.


USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four beautiful children and naughty dog provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running to keep up with the family, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

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