football team. As the son of a former NFL player, he’s showered with attention
and praise twenty-four-seven. One flash of his smile and all the girls fall at
his feet – or should I say to their knees?
from. He’s the kind of guy my father warned me about. His play on the field is
legendary and his play with the ladies, even more so. I’ve managed to stay off
his radar until recently.
the rules to win my heart?
Reviewed by Donna on Behalf of KFF
~ Five Stars ~
Penalty is a sports romance which is set around college football. The male protagonist is a cocky player Brady Lincoln who gets any girl he wants. Brady just exists on playing great football, hooking up with any girl he wants and partying. Arrogant doesn’t even cover it. He’s good looking and a real charmer and he knows it.
Harlow Summers is a beautiful petite young lady who is driven to succeed in college. She works hard to gain good grades and is quite obsessive in her exam preparation. Harlow has no time to get involved with any football player especially one as egotistical as Brady.
Harlow is dragged along to a party at the frat house by her friend Raine against her better judgement as she isn’t much of a party girl. She spectacularly bumps into a hard chest which results in her drink being spilt all over her. It’s none other than Brady Lincoln. Harlow feigns interest and makes it look like she doesn’t really know him. Brady is taken aback by the cute little young lady and is knocked straight off kilter.
Brady sets his sights on chasing Harlow, enamoured with the motivation to prove that he is not the person others are lead to believe he is. He’s determined to get to know Harlow as she has him completely intrigued. Harlow is equally attracted to him but her studies and her heart are extremely important to her. She tries to avoid him at all costs, however this proves to be a fruitless action on her part. Brady and Harlow get to the point of getting to know each other and they make a sweet couple.
The romance between the two is a bit of a slow burn however, the chemistry sizzles. Underneath the persona of what Brady appears to be isn’t what he really is about. He has a sweet caring side to him that is brought out by Harlow. Make no mistake though Harlow isn’t the typical college innocent you normally get in these type of sports romance stories. She really is quite sassy and I did laugh at the interaction between the two of them.
As I devoured the book I learnt this was not the average football jock and shy timid girl story; far from it. There was quite a lot in their lives that materialised and I was shocked at a part that was exposed in the book. I did not see that coming at all. The supporting characters were very likable and I will add made me laugh a few times. Especially Harlow and Raine and their exchanges.
“Here’s to those that wish us well and those that don’t can go to hell.”
The author is known for suspense/romance and bravely ventured into the sports romance genre. It is erotic and mixed with a sweet romantic feel to it. There is a touch of sadness to their story but it’s evened out with some of the funny moments. The character development was very cleverly conveyed throughout the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering and award it five stars for the entertainment factor. Brady and Harlow are the sweetest couple. What I discovered towards the end really blew me away as I didn’t see that coming. That’s what I like about this author, he always manages to sneak in a clever twist to leave you thinking and wanting to re-read again and again.
football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.An author of erotic thrillers, he plans to write many more sexy,