At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.
Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.
Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.
But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”
In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.
Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.
And throws their lives into total chaos.
To the reader: Contents includes love, sweetness, naughtiness, honey, champagne, and an HEA. Safe. Featuring a feisty little dog named Frankie Knuckles. Other tasters’ notes: Hints of honey and champagne.
Every now and then a book comes along that surprises you, for me that book was Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell. I was SUPER excited to read it and sneak it into my TBR but is was ever better than I could have expected! Before I even finished reading I knew I would have a new book boyfriend, and his name is Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi! And to make things even better, his counterpart Mary Monahan was just as fantastic! To me it’s rare to love both characters from the start and all the way through to the end of a book, I usually have a problem with one of them somewhere, this was not the case this time!
From the first moment they meet, you can feel the spark. The connection. Not some cheesy insta love type of thing….but the real thing, a 1-2 punch if you will ;) Sometimes as a reader you can just sense these things.
Jimmy Falconi’s first impression of Mary is pretty spot on…
“Here comes trouble.” He lifts his eyebrow. “And here you are.”
She’s not trouble in a bad way though, oh no…this fierce tiny woman who listens to Def Leppard and wears pink boxing gloves is going to be everything to him! And for Mary, this massive man, huge and sexy and confident is going to destroy her in the best ways possible.
“This isn’t going to be ordinary, is it? You and me?”
Well I have to agree with that! Jimmy is forward, alpha, and persistent and Mary is taken in, giving herself over one piece at a time. I just don’t know how to explain how perfect they are for each other. Their personalities and likes and even their careers compliment each other so well. I just know that you will enjoy Hail Mary as much as I did!!
“You know you can tell me to step back, but I can’t. And I won’t. And I never will. Because you’re all fucking mine and that’s how it is.”
BOOM…mic drop ;)
About the Author
Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
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