Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.
Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?
Karen Erickson is one of my favorite authors. I love everything I read by her and this was no exception. Marriage of conveniences that don’t end up that way are one of my favorite tropes. This one was beautifully written. I can’t wait to read more about the Hawk’s team.
Sheridan had no time for love and decided she would go ahead with one night with the infamous Jared Quinn. She just couldn’t believe he actually wanted her. When he shows up in her art studio the next day with his PR rep wanting to discuss a marriage of convenience she can’t believe it. The offer is the answer to all her financial problems, but is it worth the risk to her heart?
Jared has a hyped up bad boy reputation. The new team owner hired a PR firm to straighten out his image. When they want him to marry someone, he’s like no way. Then he decides he will so that he can stay here and make his dad proud, but only one woman peaks his interest. The one who ran away while he was asleep the night before. He’s got to have her.
I love how this all blows up in their faces and they don’t automatically go to each other. They are both waiting for the other one to come to them. This story has an amazing ending and is truly a beautiful love story. I can’t wait to read more from Karen.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Slinky