Series: SWAT Generation 2.0
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Nobody Knows, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Chalk Dirty to Me, Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster, Make Me Your Villain , Rattle Some Cages , Get Tragic , Strange and Unusual, Suck This, Never Trust the Living, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty, Good Trouble, Cute But Psycho, Annoyed At First Sight, The Voices Are Back, Special Kind of Twisted
Going from a professional baseball player to a SWAT officer should’ve been seamless. Should have been.
But it wasn’t.
All it took was one single calendar shoot for word to spread that Nathan Cox was not only no longer playing professional baseball, but he was also the man behind saving the life of Reggie Morton, the City of Kilgore’s princess.
Reggie didn’t know that by agreeing to provide the expertise and the know-how for the Police Officer’s Ball that she would be required to actually attend the function.
What she also didn’t expect was needing to be saved—again—by the same man that had saved her life a year ago when she hosted her debut event.
This time in a not-nearly-as-spectacular way. The moment she falls into his arms like a modern-day Cinderella and takes him in in all his three-piece suited glory, she realizes that she’s been fighting the impossible.
Nathan Cox owns her. Body and soul.
Officially Over It is the story of Nathan, SWAT team member and former baseball star, and Reggie, his childhood rival/wife. Yep, his wife. Marriage of Convenience trope goodness!
Nathan was a tougher character for me to warm to. He had a horrid ex, and for some inexplicable reason, he was kind to her far longer than he should have been. Meanwhile, he is harsh and dismissive with Reggie (to cover up his feelings…ugh, just tell her). Reggie is a great heroine though-she is smart and sassy. Her job as a NICU nurse is fascinating and I loved seeing a strong woman succeed in her career.
Nathan and Reggie have denied their feelings and even kept their marriage a secret. But, they are both faced with an even bigger secret that puts them to a huge relationship test. Reggie is the type of girl who is there for Nathan simply because he is her friend. She puts aside her feelings to support him when she thinks he still views the marriage as a scam. It really shows her selflessness.
If you like the rivals in love, marriage of convenience tropes, Officially Over It is a great pick! Also, I think this book, more than any others in the series, really stands alone well, so you could read Officially Over It and not feel like you missed something!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: marriage of convenience, secret baby
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
Picking Up the Pieces by Maryann Jordan, Where I belong by J. Daniels, Overflow by Brynne Asher…then you will probably like Officially Over It!
Rivals AND marriage of convenience?!! Neeed!