Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.
The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.
Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…
Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.
Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on
Jen and Roxie’s Review
Love at first text message.
Gray and Ivy “meet” after he “borrows” her car and they have an instant connection.
He is a hot football star and she is the daughter of his potential agent.
Gray has a know reputation as a man whore. Love ‘em and leave ‘em. He’s never felt the way Ivy makes him feel. He’s never had that connection before. Everyone in his family has such high expectations of him, and the pressure is high for him to succeed.
Ivy is the product of a broken marriage. She has seen first-hand what it’s like to be in a relationship with a sports star. Women available at every turn—they always tend to stray. She witnesses it with her father. He was always absent, and her mother was left with a broken heart. The friend zone is where they’ll stay. She can’t risk her heart.
In the meantime, they become each other’s “person” and the friendship they build is important to both of them, so they both fight the sparks and connection that could lead to more.
But how do you resist the pull? How do you stay behind the line when all you want is to touch, to feel, to kiss.
We wish they would have moved past their issues a little sooner in the book and the conflict would have been somewhat stronger. The epilogue was fantastic and Kristen’s writing is incredible!
We loved the supporting characters in this book—they were a great addition to the story. Kristen gives us lots of laughs and we get to know these characters who try so hard to deny their attraction to each other. We can’t wait for the next story in the series!!!
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.
About Kristen Callihan
Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.