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Hard Love

Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Reiner Strickland had led his team to three national championships, and playing a knight in shining armor was all in a day's work for the NFL star quarterback. Only his damsel in distress had no idea who he was, and it threw him off his game. He was the face of his organization and was used to everyone recognizing him. Her innocence, charm, and beauty captivated him. It wasn't until after they parted ways that he realized that he never got her number or even her last name. 

Jada Dalton had no idea who her sexy knight in shining armor was, but knew that she'd probably never see him again. She was focused on building her business and didn't have time for love. Just because she was determined to become a successful businesswoman, it didn't mean she couldn't dream about her sexy-as-sin rescuer.

Another chance meeting brings the two together and this time, Jada discovers who exactly Reiner is. She learns quickly what goes along with dating a football legend and is not sure she can handle it. Reiner refuses to let Jada go. He'll have to dig deep and call out the most important play of his life to ensure that Jada Dalton remains on his team.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Peyton Banks (P)2018 Tantor

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Great and cute

I loved this story. Well written, no whining, open and honest. I listened to this 4 times.

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I love interracial stories

I love interracial stories especially BWWM, but not this one. I'm glad more AA authors are sending there books to Tantor for audible books. So I won't complain...much

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Touch Down!

This story was short and sweet with a great ending and I love how they fought for their love and it came out so beautiful what gentleman he is and how strong she is to fall in love with him

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Liked it

I would say I liked this one but wasn’t blown away by it. I don’t usually love when IR writers make race a part of the plot. While I understood the hero’s mothers reason to being concerned about their relationship, it just took me out of the story to read about an IR couple where race was mentioned so heavily. Kudos to the author for having an audiobook since that’s my preferred method of reading! I’ll read audiobooks of any genre but I love when I can get the chance to read an AA, MC or IR romance instead of the mainstream white romances.

I’ll probably give this author another book or two. The writing was good. Maybe it was just these characters I didn’t connect to.

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Falling fast and hard!

When you meet the right person, you know it immediately. This is the case for Reiner and Jada. Reiner helped out Jada when her car broke down, and he offered to let her sit in his truck til help arrived. They did not exchange phone numbers, but another unexpected meeting brings them together. And their fun begins. Peyton Banks has fashioned a romance between these two that will make your heart sing. Reiner is a wonderful man, almost too good to be true, especially with his fame and fortune. Jada is a young, entrepreneur, and seamlessly fits into his world. They do not let the fact they are different races interfere with their love. But will everyone? A little controversy, but Banks resolves all the issues with grace, even integrates a little history into the plot. If you are looking for a sweet, fun sports romance, this is one you will not want to miss!

Narrated by Lacy Laurel, the story comes to life. She uses her talent, giving us a Texas twang for Reiner and a confident, yet vulnerable voice for Jada. She continually impresses me with her vast array of voices. Even though this is short, there are a lot of characters, various ages and she nails all of them, right down to Reiner's mom! She always gives an enjoyable performance.