Football player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom—he’s fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place. The Bobcats staff suggests he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says his girlfriend will help. Too bad he doesn’t have one…
Luckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper. Margaret has always dreamed of starting her own elite cleaning service, and the money Stephen offers her to play the part of girlfriend is too good to pass up. But while Mags is helping Stephen bulk up and get ready for training camp, she can’t seem to block the feelings crashing into her heart. And one night of passion will pull both of their heads out of the game…
This is the first book I have read in this series and my first book by this writer and I really enjoyed it.
The love story deals with addiction in a thoughtful caring way. It is a great sports romance. And the friends to lovers theme is well done.
Stephan is a wonderful hero with none of the alpha male man ho issues I dislike. He talks about his feelings. He has to as part of his recovery and has friends.
Mags is a wonderful working class heroine with her own support network and dreams. She is great.
Their relationship is honest and tender.
There, for me, is some silliness in the end which isn’t needed if they would talk to each other sooner and then we would get more after time as a couple that would make the book better but very good fun and love overall.