LOVING HIM OFF THE FIELD
SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES #2
By Jeanette Murray
21 Oct 2014
Ebook |ISBN 9780698171114 | 255 Pages | Adult
E-Galley provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense…
Aileen is a sports reporter trying to make a name for herself without relying on her looks, And what better way to do that than to break a scandal about one of the fastest rising stars on the Santa Fe Bobcats? Killian seems too good to be true, so she knows he must be hiding something…
It’s hard enough breaking into the NFL—even more so when you’re a single dad. Killian isn’t proud that he’s keeping his son a secret, but his ex has a reputation that could tarnish his squeaky clean image for good. So when Aileen starts sniffing around, Killian decides to distract her by any means necessary.
But Aileen is more than capable of giving as good as she gets…
The obnoxious power of the press, after a “friend” nearly ruined your career, and love for a child sounds like something right out of the news, right?
And, there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to tar all reporters with the same brush, except maybe when you fall in love with one and admire her integrity.
And when you realize your also cheating your kid.
The problem I had here was that I get parents protecting a child, but we don’t get the whole why for the complete secrecy in regards to Killian’s son until the end of the book. So for most of the book I thought he was just kind of an asshat to this perfectly nice woman he’s happy to have sex with, whose company he enjoys, whose career he’s blindly manipulating. Because her integrity is OBVIOUS. He’s also a little ashamed of what he does for the team, although as the field goal place kicker, his foot can be the difference between win or lose
The chemistry between them is not obvious at first. But it’s great once they get going and neither of them have body shame or sex hang ups. But, I think it’s not human to have a lot of sex with one person and not get involved.
And that’s where the real tension comes up for Killian, and when the skata hits the fan for Aileen. Have you ever noticed these crises always happen all at once in short romance novels?
Anyway, not understanding the motivation in this series until the end made me less than sympathetic with Killian, but the relationship gets hot. I kind of wanted her to stop being with this guy who was sleeping with her and nice one minute and then a dick to her the next. Especially when he’s trying to keep her from getting the whole story, have sex with her and then badger her with questions so she can understand what it is like to be him. He treats her and her job with disdain and I felt like she should have more self-respect than that.
His conflict starts to come when he sees her as human and not a separate species of homo reporterus. And when his secret won’t stay hidden.
Like the song goes, you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.
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