Title: Winner Takes All
Author: Erin Kern
Series: A Champion Valley Series
On Sale: August 30, 2016
Formats: Mass Market & eBook
Price: $6.99 USD (MM) / $6.99 USD (eBook)
Red's Rating: 4 Heartwarming Stars!
Money. Fame. Endorsements. Blake Carpenter had it all—before his professional football career spiraled out of control. Determined to rebuild his life, he takes on coaching the high school team in his Colorado hometown. Despite a few fumbles, Blake knows he can lead these boys to victory. As long as he can keep his eyes on the prize and off the team's distractingly gorgeous physical therapist.
Annabelle Turner knows all about the scandal that cost Blake his NFL career, and she'll be damned if she's going to let his mistakes hurt her team. What she doesn't count on is the intense attraction that turns every heated run-in they have into a wildly erotic competition. Point by point, play by play, kiss by kiss, they try to keep things professional for the good of the team. But when the score is this close—and the passion this fierce—it's anybody's game . . .
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin was born in Houston, TX. but spent the majority of her life in the Bay Area. She married her high school sweetheart and began her writing career while being a stay-at-home mom to her daughter.
Her first book, Looking for Trouble, was on the Amazon top 100 for four months, and on the indiereads.com top ten for four weeks. The second book in the Trouble series, Here Comes Trouble, was also a top seller on Amazon. Erin currently lives in North Texas with her husband and two children.
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Special Excerpt From Winner Takes All:
“And I don’t like people telling me what to do,” he added.
“You’re used to having your way, aren’t you?” he asked Annabelle with a tilt of his head.
Always. “Sometimes,” she lied.
“Well, so am I,” he stated.
“No kidding? I never would have guessed.”
This time he did smile. A slow curling of his lips that matched the curling of her toes in. “So who do you think will win, Ms. Turner?”
“You might if you ever stop calling me that.”
He grin grew. “Why would I want to do that?”
Because it turns me on. “Because it’s too formal. Just call me Annabelle.”
“That’s not why you don’t like it,” he countered in a low voice.
They stared at each other like two caged fighters waiting for the other to wave the white flag. Only Annabelle didn’t give up, and she wasn’t about to start now. If Blake Carpenter expected her to admit defeat, he’d better think again.
My Review Of Winner Takes All:
Physical Therapist Annabelle Turner wants to see the boys on the team bring home the trophy this year, and with their new coach she thinks they might just have a good shot, but the problem is he's not willing to take any of her suggestions when it comes to their conditioning and physical therapy. It irritates her to no end that he isn't willing to listen to what she has to say, or apply her lessons it to the boys training, she is only trying to do what is best for the team and keep them safe, but he's too stubborn to take anyone else's advice. From that point on the two continually butt heads, heated banter ensues, and the sparks start to fly... the question is can the two of them stop fighting long enough to find common ground, and finally give into the flames burning between them?
As soon as I read the synopsis for this one I knew I had to read it, first because it involves one of my favorite sports, and also because it sounded like quite an entertaining read, and I am happy to report that my initial thoughts were spot on...it was SO GOOD!! Annabelle and Blake were a true match made in literary heaven, their smoldering chemistry burned up the pages, and the feisty banter they shared had me grinning like a fool the whole way through!! Ms. Kern totally won me over with this one, her creative story line, endearing characters, and witty one liners treated me to one very exceptional reading experience! This is one read I think everyone should add to the top of their reading lists, Annabelle and Blake's story is sure to warm your heart, have you laughing, and leave you with a smile on your face!!
ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Forever - Grand Central Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
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