When Angel O'Malley is left penniless by her deceased father's gambling debts, she is forced to sue pro football player Billy Burner for child support. Blindsided with a five-year-old daughter, he tackles fatherhood with the same commitment he gives to the game, but he has his eye on a bigger prize: Angel's heart.
She agrees to Billy's plan to play house to ensure the new father makes no rookie mistakes. Though their passions burn hotter than ever they must overcome old betrayals, past hurts, and new insecurities if they are to prevent history from repeating itself.
Can a long-ago summer love turn into an everlasting one?
©2014 Liz Matis (P)2014 Liz Matis
Just a chick who digs audiobooks :-)
I love the tongue in cheek way the author has with describing the characters' thoughts, especially Billy when he meets Angel again in her late father's old bar/poolhall. Having a big brawny football guy be more concerned with the wiles of his old flame than the burly bartender/family friend was quite amusing.
Angel - I loved her toughness and her love for her daughter. Being a single mom raising her child alone for 5 years plus dealing with an alcoholic father was so hard for her, but she never forgot Billy and still was in love with him, despite all the misunderstandings.
Her acting ability in bringing the individual characters to life. She continues to improve with her narration style which is a big plus because I love the writing of Liz Matis so much, I'd hate to not buy these audiobooks if the narrating was not enjoyable to listen to.
Yes, but more anger that these two missed out on being a family together for the first 5 years of their child's life, but if I say why, that will spoil the surprise twist in the story.
Hope the author continues the series - very fun shorts with great characters mixed with the right amount of conflict and hot sex :-)
Follower of new and unusual authors
The author continues to create a wonderful thread between the characters in her first two stories in the series, and with the new characters she introduces here - plus cleverly sets up the ending for another story to follow!
The writing keeps getting better - there is always background and plot with conflict and great humor thrown in, not just gratuitous sex. The narrator is smooth and always a pleasure to listen to.
Another winning 'season' in 'Huddle Up'!
This book had a nice story to it and I wish I had read it on my Kindle instead of listening to the audio version. The narrator had a weird method of speaking, very much like the "one-up lady" that used to be on Saturday Night Live. Just listen to the sample and you'll understand what I mean. It was almost comical, but distracting from the actual storyline. In the book, a young football player finds out he is a father four years later when the mom threatens him with a paternity suit. She is broke and nearly homeless after her dad gambles away all the money and then passes on. The reconnection between these two makes for a nice easy romance.
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