Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Romance Review: Tackled by the Girl Next Door by Susan Scott Shelley & Veronica Forand

When a retired NFL player returns home to sort out his life, he finds his future in the girl next door.

Jason Black is a newly retired professional football player. Forced off the playing field due to an injury, he returns to his hometown to contemplate his future and finds solace in his relationship with his best friend, Samantha O’Brien.

Sam has spent the past five years caring for her younger brother. Home from college for Thanksgiving break, he parties hard and bullies his sister. When Jason comes to her defense, protecting her from a crowd of drunken college kids, Sam begins seeing him as more than a friend. Yet, she fears acting on their attraction could ruin the friendship she’s grown to depend upon.

Just one kiss changes everything for Jason. Sam is no longer the girl next door but the woman of his dreams. Now, he just has to convince her that his feelings are real. But when the football world comes calling again and career decisions are on the line, both sacrifice all to put the other’s needs first. They must decide whether to follow their hearts and make the catch of a lifetime.

This story is absolutely adorable!  I LOVED the fact that it's such a romantic and sweet, well-developed story played out in just a few pages. 

Jason and Sam were wonderful characters with so much to offer the story.  Jason is the lost soul who finds solace in the sweet, almost too perfect girl next door.  They rescue one another and their romance is silver screen worthy. 

It's a beautiful scenario, created in an even more beautiful setting with characters that the reader can't help but love.

Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.


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