Series: Perfect Kisses #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Entangled Bliss on September 25, 2012
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Show choir teacher Tess Johansson loves three things: music, her job, and sharing that passion with her students. But when a school budget crisis forces funding to be pulled from either the sports or music programs, she finds herself going head to head with Jack, the gorgeous new football coach who broke her heart fifteen years ago.
Jack Marshall wants two things: to be closer to his young daughter and to make his mark as a football coach. Taking the new job, with the promise that he’d have time to build a solid team, gave him both. But now he must win the season with a group of boys who aren't anywhere near ready or he’ll lose everything he’s worked so hard for. Being pitted against Tess, the summer love he never forgot, is like being fourth and long with only seconds on the clock.
On opposing sides of a fierce battle and with everything at stake, Tess and Jack find themselves torn between doing what it takes to win and doing what it takes to be together.
Tess Johannson is a woman who after having her heart broken by her first love at fifteen can’t seem to trust men. Her best friend Mac sets her up on date after date and in an effort to help her find the right man. Unfortunately, her heart is firmly attached to a boy she fell in love with in High School.
I liked Jack Marshall; he has a good heart and is a very likeable hero. Felt so bad for him that after moving to be closer to his daughter, he is immediately hit with the fact that his job is in peril. Being a football coach, he takes it as a challenge and strives not to let the team down.
This story will draw you in with the premise of two people who have a history, having dated at fifteen, parted with heartbreak and are then reunited at thirty. Fate not only brought them back together, but also in a cruel twist, pits them against each other. Both of their futures in the balance.
Playing at Love is an enjoyable easy read that ends nicely ties it all up in the end and leaves the reader satisfied.
If I were to suggest a wine to drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a sweet Muscato while listening to What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. (Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!
- Playing at Love, Bk #1
- Speaking of Love, Bk #2 (Available in 2013)