The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love.
Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?
Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…
Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.
That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.
All’s fair in love and football…Game on.
*New Adult/Contemporary Romance with a HEA - Recommended for readers 17 and older.
Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80’s, which means she's worn neon skirts, black-lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A life long daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington D.C. area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog — the fish can fend for themselves.
I've been in a bit of a book slump lately and just happened to find this book in my inbox and decided to give it a shot. I was sure it was going to be another typical college athlete/manwhore meets girl and changes all his ways for her, but I was SO wrong.
Drew is definitely long-term BBF material. He's not just a football star who has girls in and out of his bed every night and doesn't care about much else. Drew is really smart, super kind and little misunderstood. He's just as insecure as anyone, only it's not that he thinks he isn't worth the praise and fame he gets, he just doesn't want it to be ALL that he is to anyone.
Anna is a character that a lot of readers will relate to, myself included. An outcast in high school, she can't possibly accept that anyone like Drew could really choose her and she'll do anything to stay out of the spotlight he lives in. Except Drew won't give here the option to stay away. Anna and Drew's chemistry is off the charts and you can't help but be drawn into their relationship. I was completely invested...and aroused, the sex scenes were super hot.
The writing was perfect and I was sucked in from the very beginning. I've already gone back and reread most of it because of all of the feels I get while reading it. It's smart, it's funny, but mostly it's authentic, and I'm obsessed. This is a book that I will pick up again and again. This is my first read from this author but it will definitely not be my last!!
*I received an ARC from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review