It’s a man’s world.
When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.
Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.
I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.
The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.
When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.
I don’t expect to form a friendship.
And I never expect to fall for him.
My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.
My job, my reputation are on the line.
And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.
It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.
Even if he falls in love with me first.
My Review: 5 stars
What did I just read?!?!?!
Jordan and Sydney were WOW!
Jordan, the adopted Becker, but no one saw him that way. The high school football coach and teacher just trying to have another winning football season.
Sydney, the police chief’s ex-wife, is trying to find her way now that her marriage is over. Doing what she needs to do to take care of her daughter.
“Sydney Kelly was not the kind of woman you could pass by without noticing – she never had been”
When Sydney gets a job as the football teams’ new trainer, everything changes.
Jordan and Sydney start out rough, but as time goes, they become close. Very close.
But they have obstacles in their way.
They work tighter and Sydney does not want to be seen in a bad light.
Sydney’s ex-husband who still feel like he “owns” her.
And a few other things.
What will happen when things come crashing down around both of them?
Will they be there for each other or will it all be too much?
This story…… HOLY PLOT TWIST!!!!!!!! I did not see that coming what so ever!!!!
I loved the realness both characters had. I loved that they had flaws. That they were real people.
I am sad this series is over. I am going to miss the Becker brothers so much. This family had amazing stories and amazing love.
About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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