A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he's retired and single. Just as he's starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled, but he can't stop thinking about the one person who's always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister. Mollie Carrington can't say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie's just glad that she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago - or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson's mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place - but she can't win if she doesn't play the game.
©2016 Lauren LeDonne (P)2016 Tantor
"A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read." (Mira Lyn Kelly, author of Truth or Dare)
I feel this was a decent story but I couldn't get past the narration. From the moment the book started I disliked the readers voice. I stuck it out til the end hoping I would just get used to it, but no such luck. I would suggest listening to the preview before purchasing this book, if the narrators voice doesn't bother you, then and only then would I definitely recommend you use a credit/$ on this one.
Really great listen, a lovely story of a former Quarterback Jackson who is trying to find a new life after injury, and his ex-wife's younger sister, Molly, who he has had a great, long-standing close friendship with. Molly is a science nerd, who has had a long-standing crush on Jack, and is a quite relatable and likable character. Nice drama and fun as well...the ex-wife Madison is a nasty diva. Oh, the complexities of former sister and brother-in-law in a relationship! Really liked this.
I love reading! You can find me at home at night with my face in a book or listening to books during the day while I'm working!
I would compare it to Heat Wave by Karina Halle. Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins can be compared to it as well.
I actually started reading this book the night before, but I had to stop because it was way past my bedtime! I picked it up back up in morning but had to purchase the audiobook (gotta love whispersynch!) because I had to know what was going to happen! That being said, when I listened to it it didn't quite match up with what I had in my head, so even though Lucy Malone gave a great performance it took me a little bit to get used to it. Had I have listened all the way through I would have enjoyed it more.
This story is told in 3rd person, but goes back and forth between the two leads, with Lucy Malone narrating the whole time. It would have been nice to have both a male and female narrator but that being said she did a great job. The story was fun and excellent and there was some great chemistry between the two. Its the second book in the Oxford series, but can be a standalone.
Jackson was a famous football player who got injured in a car accident and can no longer play, so he's working at a magazine in New York while trying to get a coaching job for his former team so he can be around the only thing he knows and loves-football. He's always been close with his former sister in law Mollie and now they they live in the same city they reconnect even more. Mollie has always has a crush on her former brother in law, even though he is older than she is they've always been able to talk about anything and have been an important part of each others lives. This is their love story with one very big obstacle in their way - Mollie's sister, Jacksons's former wife. I personally liked the book better on this one, but it's still a great audiobook!
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