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- Print Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Shine (December 8, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00URQETFO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Jake Russell and Erin Bass had one hot night. An instant undeniable attraction had both of them acting out of the norm. But the next morning Jake wants to talk about starting an actual relationship and Erin blows him off. She tells Jake there's not need to pretend he want a real relationship he got what he wanted and so did she, there is no need to prolong the inevitable. Jake is thrown for a loop that she thinks that unlike some, most, of the other guys in the NFL he has never been one of those guys. He is hurt and upset that she would think that about him, but instead of staying and trying to change her mind he leaves. The common link between Jake and Erin is Jake's sister Ivy who is also Erin's best friend. Ivy arranged for them to meet knowing they were perfect for each other and now Ivy is confused that what should have been a perfect thing between to people is now just not there.
Some time later, Jake is playing a fantastic first game of the season and out of nowhere bam, he gets injured. He got hit so hard it took him out for the rest of the season, and it's the type of injury that just might take him out of the game permanently. In need of around the clock care Ivy hires the perfect person.
Erin is living on the remains of her last paycheck; the spa where she use to manage changed owners and fired everyone. Ivy offers her the job of being the personal assistant to a very important client of hers and man who needs help around the house and make sure he gets all the care he needs and keeping unwanted people from harassing him. Erin is hesitant but her dwindling bank account and a very generous salary has her accepting the job. Unaware that her new boss is the one man she turned away, for fear of losing her heart to him.
It's a rocky start for Jake and Erin, she wants to quit but she isn't heartless enough to leave Jake without someone to help him. Erin is good for Jake, she helps him in the healing process the stages of grief. Jake is just as good for Erin he has her realize not every football player is a womanizing douchebag like her ex. It's no surprise they fall in love as quickly as they do. Jake never forgot how Erin made him feel that night and how she makes him feel now, but he's afraid now of not being man enough for her. Erin knew she could easily lose her heart to Jake and that is one reason she pushed him away at the beginning but seeing him through this life changing event and learning more about him and his past and everything he has done makes falling in love easy. Because now that she has him she won't let him push her away, no matter what.
Overall, this was a good read. There was a lot of character development with Jake, there's definitely more to him than meets the eye. Erin pretty much is what she appears to be, her big revelation of her painful past was not that shocking. The story overall was enjoyable.
Title: Line of Scrimmage
Author: Desiree Holt
This was a first time read for me by this author. I like the original story line and the way it develops. The settings are interesting and the pace is fast enough to keep the reader engaged. I wasn't sure what to expect in this story as I jumped into reading it with no knowledge of what it would be about. It took me a little longer to get into the characters but they are well developed. A little about the story of Jake and Erin. Jake and Erin have a one-night stand. They were introduced by Jake's sister, Ivy, who is Erin's best friend. They hit it off and spend the night together. Jake knows they have an intense connection but Erin kicks him out the next morning because she doesn't date football players. A couple weeks later, Jake is injured playing football and needs in-home help. Ivy tricks Erin into helping out her brother. The chemistry is really intense between them but Erin has her reasons for not dating football players and Jake is dealing with the possibility of suffering a career ending injury.
The story’s suspense is good and the horrific events that occur are chilling, without being unnecessarily graphic and are suitable for the readers of this genre. The connections to past events are less subtle than I would have liked but they are in the main, interwoven well into the present day story. The ending ties up most of the loose ends but leaves enough unsaid to make you want to see what happens next.
I gave this book 4 stars due to it was so hot and steamy and would defiantly recommend this book to all my friends who read the same types of books I do. I am addicted to reading and am glad I had a chance to read this book.