Scoring Mr. Romeo
by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Release Date: January 15th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Here’s a tip: never underestimate romance.
Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority.
The universe felt otherwise, sending me―actually, my son’s soccer ball―hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man, who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.
In the past, when I met a man, they ran as soon as they heard I was a widow with a child. Not this guy. No, he fell in love with my son, and in turn my son fell in love with him. But, it was hard to believe he felt the same about me. My job was to be the strong one―to protect our hearts from sweet dreams that never lasted.
Women told me I was a master of romance. They were right. I knew how to sweep a woman off her feet, to make her feel special, and good in all the right places. I wasn’t a saint. I’ve had my share of one-night stands. They served their purpose, giving me a steady diet of romance without the hassle of commitment.
Then one day at the park, a soccer ball came careening toward my head, and my life changed in an instant. I never imagined that true love would come in the form of a five-year-old little boy. And then I got to know his mother: She was strong, independent, drop-dead gorgeous, and someone I desired – I just needed to prove it to her.
She called me Mr. Romeo, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: Love always trumps everything.
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SCORE for Scoring Mr. Romeo by AM Madden and Joanne Schwehm…this has been my FAVE of the series so far (and I’ve like them ball!). Luca is just SO dreamy and Sabrina is someone I can relate to as a working mom.
Sabrina is a strong woman, widowed too young raising her son on her own. With the help of friends and family she does a great job balancing her work and home life. Sabrina is guarded but you can tell how much she needs adult conversation and connections. She keeps herself guarded, even with those close to her, all for good reasons though. When you find out what she has been through you will be shocked!
Sure, Luca had so many qualities that made him catch, but damn his romantic side could no doubt have me falling in love with him.
If you have read the previous standalone books in this series you will have already met Luca. I honestly was not sure what to expect in his book. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised!! This man…with his Italian accent he is sweet, romantic and genuine. He has a successful job that keeps him busy and I really loved how he also found a work/life balance once he met Sabrina. Shifting priorities while still “adulting” is hard!
…this was more than sex. It was as if our souls and heart merged as easily as our bodies had.
Luca and Sabrina seem to hit it off right from the funny (and messy) moment that they meet. This was one of those instant connections that was undeniable. Sabrina feels comfortable with Luca and easily opens up. Luca feels things he never has before and embraces it (instead of running away like some men would).
I have to warn you, there is another guy you will fall in love with in this story. His name is Mikey and he is the most adorable little boy! He has been through hell and back in his short life yet because of his amazing mom and now his “best friend” Luca he will steal your heart. This was a HUGE part of Luca and Sabrina’s story, it’s not just about them but about Mikey as well and everything blends so well with all of them.
This thing between us was new, yet it felt so familiar at the same time.
I definitely recommend this book to you all!!
Only an inch separated our mouths, but the cool air that replaced her warm lips had me going back for more. Wanting to feel them again, the second time I pressed harder. She parted just enough to convey she also wanted more.
My conscience nagged, forcing me to again break the connection and end the temptation. Her breath hitched when I added more distance, as if I removed her source of oxygen.
“I better go,” I whispered. The uncertainty in her eyes killed me. “Sabrina, I don’t want to… I need to.”
Meet the Authors:
A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.
A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
“It’s all about the HEA.”
A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.
Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.
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Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.
Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
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