Author: Nicole Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 1st, 2015
WINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING
Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating. Mr. Right will have to fit into her life when the time is right…
UNLESS YOU’RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Football coach Bennett Clark always plays by the rules. He knows that his new colleague Callie is off limits but she’s so beautiful-and irritating!-that Bennett can’t get her off his mind. She wants him to participate in a charity dance contest, and won’t take no for an answer. Soon, what begins as a festive athletic endeavor turns into a heated flirtation on and off the dance floor. Could it be that the free-spirited Callie has finally found a way through Coach Clark’s line of defense?
Another charming coach..What a gal to do?
Though this book is also shelved as a sports romance, considering also the hero is a football coach at a high school, I couldn’t put it in that category. And I know I have my pet peeves when it comes to the genre and my expectations, but this was not the case here. I simply thought that the story was more about Coaches Bennett and Callie, rather than any sports they were teaching.
This was an easy book to read. The meeting of Bennett and Callie, their first impressions of each other, and the slowly building romance was quite nice to read. There was that sexy factor, yes, but I think it took a backseat with Bennett and Callie’s considerate romance and easy banter. This was more about the passionate and silly yet endearing start of a romance, with teenage like make out sessions, phone calls made at night just to hear the other one’s voice, and jealousy. Crazy, sweet jealousy.