Thursday, December 31, 2015


I fell in love with the wrong guy. His world is a corrupt place, and I’m done playing the game. I left months ago, and I’m not sure if he’s really let me go or if he’s simply giving me the illusion of freedom. 
Even with no one controlling my life now, I struggle to find happiness. I haven’t allowed anyone new close to me in months—heck, probably years. But when the All-Pro quarterback tries to push his way in, I’m tempted even though I know I can’t be what he needs. Max is at the top of his game, and I won’t let him get hurt. Not by me and definitely not by Jack. The only way to keep Max safe is to let him go. But I don’t know if I can. He’s the good in my life. 
When my wife left me for another guy, I was devastated by the betrayal. So, I focused on my football and wasn’t even tempted to try again until I ran into the mysterious Elle. 
She’s beautiful, but there’s more pulling me to her. She’s hesitant to let me in—hell she’s pretty much scared, but I push to stay close. Although she’s trying to hide the pain, I know it’s there and I’m determined to help her. We need each other. 
But when the secrets start to come out, I’m pissed. I’ve shared a lot about me, and apparently she hasn’t told me anything real about her. I can’t have a second woman mess with my head. But am I strong enough to walk away when she asks for another chance? Hell no. Am I jeopardizing my NFL career? Possibly. Am I in too deep? Without a doubt. 
Recommended for 17+ Readers due to limited mature language and adult situations.   AMAZON

Slow starting story.  Yes, it did give me time to get to know each one of the people in the story, but at 30% of the content it seemed like it was starting to move forward a little more.  I did like the fact that Elle teasingly called Max, "Mr. Football."  The fun thing is that he is so far from what you think of a man who is in professional football.  He breaks most if not all of the stereotypical football star ideas.  There is a sweetness that develops between Max and Elle beginning in the early (slower) part of the story.  This is an emotional story with not only Elle's fear of a relationship but also grief, manipulations, lies and threats.  And Elle is not the only one to have suffered all of the above. 

The reason behind Max's tattoo was a good one,  well thought out, and a touching one.  I liked that it was included and  each detail of it was explained.
The adult situations also include the times were there will be sex. 

I liked the tenderness that the picture cover of the book shows. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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