The Ex Effect


The headline could write itself:
Matthew Hawkins, star defensive end, comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wolves.

Which is perfectly fine by Ava Baker—it makes her job as publicist for the team easier.

There’s only two problems. This particular football player was her first crush.

The bigger problem: Matthew Hawkins was once engaged to her older sister.

It’s been ten years since Ava has seen Matthew. He’s bigger, better looking, and best of all—completely single. Despite his history with her sister, the attraction between Ava and Matthew isn’t so one-sided anymore.

It’s hot enough to burn down the entire city of Seattle.

But this headline is far more complicated to write. And not just for the press or what it means for her family— because once her heart is involved, there’s no predicting the ending.

My Review: 4 stars

Ava and Matthew have such a sweet story.

Ava works public relations for the Washington Wolves football team. She has worked hard to get where she is and in doing so, she hasn’t had time for a relationship.

Matthew is a retired football player how has been offered a 2 year contract to come out of retirement and play for the Washington Wolves.

When Ava and Matthew see each other for the first time in over 10 years, it’s like a blast from the past. Why? Matthew used to be engaged to Ava’s sister. And Ava secretly always had a crush on Matthew.

Once these two re-connect… things move fast. They move from the friend stage to the lovers stage very quickly but it was like they were always meant to be.

The problem is…. Ava doesn’t know how to tell her parents or sister.

When some misunderstandings happen, Ava and Matthews relationship will be tested.

This was such a sweet story. It will make your heart happy. Karla knows how to write stories that make you smile and believe in true love.


About the Author:


Karla Sorensen has been an avid reader her entire life, preferring stories with a happily-ever-after over just about any other kind. And considering she has an entire line item in her budget for books, she realized it might just be cheaper to write her own stories. It doesn’t take much to keep her happy…a book, a really big glass of wine, and at least thirty minutes of complete silence every day. She still keeps her toes in the world of health care marketing, where she made her living pre-babies. Now she stays home, writing and mommy-ing full time (this translates to almost every day being a ‘pajama day’ at the Sorensen household…don’t judge). She lives in West Michigan with her husband and two exceptionally adorable sons.

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