Series: Players #3
Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Publication Date: April 12/16
Genre: contemporary romance
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Back Cover Blurb:
Country music’s It Girl Jessi Tucker is fed up with her family’s stifling security measures. The threat of a dangerous stalker has gotten the men in her life—including her football star cousin, Tuck Tucker—monitoring her every move. To get the freedom she yearns for, Jessi hatches a plan to recruit Max Grayson, Tuck’s sexy brawler best friend, to play the role of her new boyfriend. But if her scheme works, will she be forced to hide her true romantic feelings for the sake of her independence? Or will she finally steal the heart of her dream man?...
Max has been pining for Jessi for years and would do anything to protect her, but a professional cage fighter with too many skeletons in his closet has no business being with one of America’s sweethearts. Yet while Max does his best to keep Jessi at arm’s length, the Tucker family persuades him to accept her offer.
Max believes he can keep Jessi safe from danger, but can he shelter her from his own dark secrets, the media’s unforgiving spotlight—and a mutual desire that’s harder to resist each day…
The mix of a strong yet sensitive hero with a heroine who simply wants to life her life on her own terms really set this novel on fire. If I had any issues with this novel it would be the fact that the characters’ lives are so far removed from my reality that sometimes they were hard to identify with. At the same time, Crowne does a fantastic job of making them approachable.
Crowne has yet again created a sweet & funny romance that kept me on my toes. It was an enjoyable read that I’d definitely recommend to others.