I received this book for free from Publisher, XOXperts in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Game Changer
Published by Pocket Star on August 21st 2017
Genres: Romance, Sports
Source: Publisher, XOXperts
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From award-winning author Julia Blake comes a fast-paced romance that offers the perfect mix of competition and passion in the dog-eat-dog world of professional football and sports media.
Rachel Pollard has never been a push-over. That’s why she’s a superstar in the world of sports management, making a name for herself with a shrewd eye for overlooked talent. She certainly isn’t taking any chances with her latest NFL draft prospect, Kevin Loder, who’s poised to shake up the league. But when Nick Ruben, a tenacious sports reporter who also happens to be the crush who ignored her all through high school, picks up the scent of a long-buried story, Rachel suddenly finds herself playing defense for the first time in years.
Nick usually doesn’t strike out with women, but his always-dependable charm isn’t getting him anywhere with Rachel or the interview he needs to save his job from his network’s impending layoffs. He knows he’s pressing hard, but she’s pushing back just as much—it’d almost be fun if his career wasn’t on the line. But after weeks of begging and finally striking a deal for an exclusive, Nick is surprised to realize he wants their relationship to be anything but professional. Now he has to figure out a way to save his job without hurting hers, and to make the girl he overlooked in high school believe he’s worth a shot at love.
5 reasons to read Changing the Play
- The tension between Rachel and Nick. You can feel it oozing off the pages.
- Rachel! She’s a strong and fierce #LadyBoss in a field mostly dominated by men.
- Sports. I love romances that revolve around sports. Maybe it’s just because it’s football season.
- The side characters. Each have their own part in the story and make for some interesting conversations.
- The romance. It’s sweet, sexy and intense. I also like the fact that it’s a sort of reconnection story.
Definitely pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for a few other characters.
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