Series: Game On #2
Genres: Sports Romance
Also in this series: The Hook Up, The Hot Shot
Also by this author: Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology (Chicago Rebels, #.5; Station Seventeen, #1.5)
Sometimes it’s not about winning… One bad tackle. That’s all it took to put wide receiver Jake Russell in a cast for the rest of the NFL season. From being a high school all-star to getting drafted by the Austin Mustangs, football has been Jake’s life for as long as he can remember. It’s what defines him—because he has a secret he never shares. But now that he’s laid up in bed with a nurse displaying a lot of distracting bedside manners, he’s discovering life on the sidelines might have its perks. . . One last paycheck. That’s all Erin Bass has left to her name when the resort she works at shuts down. Desperate, she agrees to be a caregiver to hardass jock Jake Russell, who also happens to be a memorable one-night stand. Before long, caring leads to daring new ways to catch up in bed, especially with Jake still in a cast. But with football on the sidelines, this time the game is serious. . .
Line of Scrimmage
Line of Scrimmage is a sports romance about an injured football player. The injury happens at the beginning of the book so the book is focused on his struggle with not only healing but dealing with the uncertainty of his future in football. Line of Scrimmage is quite a bit focused on an insta-love connection. Jake and Erin have a one night stand and he wants more. She is hesitant because of her previous experience with footballers. Due to some meddling from Ivy, Erin ends up being the live in care giver for Jake. From this point on, the book was pretty predictable. I felt that this trope has become really popular lately and I wanted this book to add something different; however, I don’t know that it did. I found that I didn’t really like Jake or Erin; for being adults, they were pretty immature. Was this a bad book? No. But it wasn’t GREAT either.
Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt
is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.
“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)