With two championships in as many years, Tyler is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he's at the top of his game. Women love him. Men want to be him. Only Tyler's not feeling the love. In fact, he's not feeling anything at all. Licking his wounds after a scandal and a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he retreats to a run-down mansion on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Once there, Tyler is blindsided by the sassy redhead next door. He knows that he's met his match and possibly his soul mate. There's one problem. She doesn’t feel the same way.
Lavender Mead has a good reason to dislike jocks, namely an absentee father who deserted the family to coach college football. By all accounts, her new neighbor is everything she deplores in a man. But Tyler's not the shallow superstar she expected, and she's reluctantly drawn to football’s unabashed bad boy. Once she gives in to his considerable charms, the two are so hot together, they're combustible.
As the clock ticks down, can they commit to each other forever? Or will they both fall short of the goal at the last minute?
Keywords: bad boy, football romance, scandal, absentee father, neighbor romance, football romance, football novel, sports romance, Seattle, football, urban romance, alpha male, sports hero, football star, professional football, football player, Sassy heroine, quarterback, bad boy, enemies to lovers
Previously published as Forward Passes. This version has been re-edited.
For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Toni Aleo, Jami Davenport, Kelly Jamieson, Sarina Bowen, Sawyer Bennett, Carly Phillips, Kennedy Ryan, Nana Malone, Brenda Rothert, Elise Faber, Kate Meador, Victoria Denault, Mira Lyn Kelly, Odette Stone, Jennifer Lazaris, Lisa B Kamps, Cathryn Fox, Samantha Lind, Samantha Whiskey, Stacey Lynn