Enjoyed this book as well as the others in the series. Love this authors writing style. She doesn't leaving you hanging when doing the next book in the series. She includes excerpts from pervious couples to keep their stories alive. Can't wait for the next book. Will it be Harley's story?
Trunk a football player who was a flirt but he was married so He thought until his wife files for divorce and there's no getting back together...... Booze is the answer to what he is dealing with now. Carla the bartender where all the players hangout Is struggling To keep her rent paid the off season is ruff. He finds her stunning but yet he was married but now...... She finds him ver attractive but he wears a ring and She doent do married men but now......,, The move in together to help each other out but As they spend time together the become more attractive to each other. Can they finally come Together and see what lies ahead for them. Is there a future. Come join Jean Joachim on a tale Of two people who are truly wanting what life Has to offer. Will it be each other
The story of Al "Trunk" and Carla has been a secret for awhile even from each other. Carla has always wanted Al from the beginning then she saw the Wedding Band. Al has been attracted since then too but he will always be faithful to his wife. What will happen to the marriage that will finally bring these two together and will they be able to get over the secret that they both have that they think will tear them apart?
Al “Trunk” Mahoney is a professional football player. He’s good looking, good at what he does, and the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He’s devastated when he gets the news that his wife is filing for divorce. He can’t believe he’s going to be single again. He takes the news pretty hard, filling the void with booze at his favorite bar, The Savage Beast. The Savage Beast is run by Carla. Carla is a hardworking, independent, beautiful woman who works diligently every single day to make sure she has enough for rent. Money is a constant struggle, especially when football season is over and business is slow. Carla is really good friends with Trunk. She’s always been there to support him through it all, and he needs it the most during this hard time. To get out of the house he used to own with his wife, he moves into Carla’s spare bedroom. They find themselves spending a lot of time together, either having a meal together, or just hanging out while she works the bar. Carla has always liked Trunk, but he’s been a married man, and she doesn’t mess with married men. Trunk has always thought Carla was absolutely stunning, and now that he’s going to be single again, he’s definitely got his sights set on her. The passion and tension is evident between the two since they’ve been living in such close proximity. While football season progresses and Trunk’s divorce is being finalized, Carla can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be with Trunk. The two eventually share a kiss, and it all goes uphill from there. Will Trunk and Carla finally be able to have a relationship together? Or will secrets threaten to tear them apart?
This was such a well written book! I absolutely loved the relationship between Trunk and Carla, and the rest of the football players made this book excellent! You can’t help but love the characters and root for the team. Jean Joachim does a wonderful job writing this book, and it definitely one I would highly recommend!
The First and Ten series is amazing as a whole, but Trunk's story is one that really stands out to me. Trunk has regularly appeared in the previous stories in the series and really he never shines in a positive light. His story really changed how I viewed him. In the other stories he really comes off as a womanizer and the story lines infer that he's a cheat, but it didn't take long to see that there was another side to him.
I loved the vulnerable side of Trunk that we see in this story. The pain, insecurity and the desire to be loved really bought Trunk to a different level. As we read more about his relationship with Mary it helps to ease the opinion the reader forms of him in previous books. I very easily fell in love with the big man that was hurting so much. I loved watching him find his way and find a woman who could be everything he needed.
Carla is probably one of my favorite women in the series. She's tough and sassy, determined to make it on her own, be her own woman, even it means that she has to walk away from her family and the one man who she loves. I just adored her spirit. She was everything Trunk needed, sympathetic, a friend, a lover, and a caretaker. I definitely felt the chemistry between the two of them.
I loved getting caught up with the team. At this point the series is getting too big to read about all the previous characters, so I like how Jean included them all at different parts, but only went in depth in a couple of chapters on focused couples, like Griff and Lauren. I hope there are more stories coming! I want to see more of where these stories go and I feel like there are several more players that need their stories told!