Series: Hearts and Crafts
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on September 1st 2015
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Also by this author: Start Me Up
WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING
Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating. Mr. Right will have to fit into her life when the time is right...
UNLESS YOU'RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Football coach Bennett Clark always plays by the rules. He knows that his new colleague Callie is off limits but she's so beautiful-and irritating!-that Bennett can't get her off his mind. She wants him to participate in a charity dance contest, and won't take no for an answer. Soon, what begins as a festive athletic endeavor turns into a heated flirtation on and off the dance floor. Could it be that the free-spirited Callie has finally found a way through Coach Clark's line of defense?
I adored both Callie and Bennett. They are full of passion, want to help others, and completely devoted to those on their teams.
Callie is hilarious. She’s very outspoken and bites off more than she can chew. She’s been proud of herself to never needing, or wanting, a man. But that may all change when she is paired with Bennett to compete in a dance competition. Bennett is definitely broody. He used to play professional football, but wants his players to know that football isn’t everything.
The story overall is pretty predictable, but that’s completely okay with me. We follow Callie and Bennett trying to figure out how they feel about each other, and how they fit in each others’ lives. Seeing the two of them interact was funny, awkward, and really sweet. The writing flows really well, and we always know who is speaking. Callie’s mom is funny, and I love all of her friends. I can’t wait to read about the next couple in the Hearts & Crafts series.
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