Book 1, Birmingham Rebels - Birmingham Rebels
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The Birmingham Rebels series introduces an unforgettable team of chiseled football gods—and the daring, provocative games they play behind closed doors.
Birmingham Rebels offensive linemen Beau Perez and Cass Zielinski are inseparable, on and off the field. Cass, the captain with the cowboy swagger, is a loose cannon. Beau, the veteran tight end, is cool under pressure. And ever since they were caught on tape in a steamy threesome, their exploits have fueled more than a few tabloid headlines—and naughty fantasies.
Marian Treadwell knows all about the video. And now that she’s the Rebels’ new assistant offensive coach, she can’t look at Beau and Cass without picturing their hard, naked bodies—with her pressed in between. Marian would like nothing more than to indulge those impulses, but she knows better than to get too close to her players, a bunch of adrenaline-fueled alpha males who don’t always follow the rules.
Just the thought of sharing the gorgeous yet guarded Marian drives Cass wild. At first, Beau isn’t sure she’s right for them . . . and lately, all he desires is a little alone time with Cass to explore their new intimacy. But it’s only a matter of time before Cass breaks through both of their defenses. Because when seduction is the game plan, he always plays to win.
Broken Play is intended for mature audiences.
Praise for Broken Play
“Samantha Kane brings her A game to this scorching yet sweet tale. Broken Play will leave you in need of a towel boy!”—New York Times bestselling author Jayne Rylon
“Samantha Kane writes the kind of books that suck you in and won’t let you put them down until you’re finished!”—USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce
“If you’re a fan of sports, or romance, or hot men who share very very well, you need to grab Broken Play.”—USA Today bestselling author Bianca Sommerland
“Samantha Kane’s Broken Play is both sizzling and sinful, a definite must-read if you like steamy football gods!”—Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Breaking a Legend
“Hot as hell and a must-read . . . These characters bring you into their world and don’t let you go back to reality. . . . Marian, Cass and Beau make you want to be their fourth in their crazy relationship.”—Danielle’s Domain
“Holy hell, this ménage romance is H.O.T.! Seriously, you will need a fan when you read this book. . . . This is definitely not your typical sports romance. . . . I highly recommend this book.”—Booklovers for Life
“Football players and MMF ménage—like crispy chocolate and chunky peanut butter. It’s a party in your mouth . . . nah, too easy.”—After Dark Book Lovers
“I loved the romance between our triad.”—Once Untold
“Five flames for smexy times.”—Cocktails and Books
“I love a good, sexy Samantha Kane romance. I was excited to see that Broken Play was the kickoff to her Birmingham Rebels series.”—Travels n Reads
“Kane writes strong alpha males as well as hot scenes.”—Pretty Sassy Cool
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Yum, I love Samantha Kane books!
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
I have never read a Samantha Kane book that I didn’t like. Most of the ones I’ve read have been historical/regency stories so this one being set in present day in the word of football was different.
I’m not a sports fan but boy did I love reading about the hot players on this team. I thought it was pretty cool that our heroine was on the coaching staff of an NFL team. Marian has suffered a trauma in her past and it impacts a bit on her new job with the Rebels.
Cass is a leader on the team and the other players look up to him. Most of the players on this team have had problems in their past and the Rebels are considered their last chance to play for an NFL team. Beau is Cass’s best friend; he is three years sober but the media has trouble letting him leave his past behind. Cass and Beau have never admitted their feelings for each other. They feel an instant attraction to Marian and they both want her and she wants them. They have a lot of things to overcome for their relationship to work out.
The ménage sex is HOT!!! I’m looking forward to more stories in this series. This one is a standalone with no cliffhanger.
The sizzling first in a new series!
The Birmingham Rebels football team is basically the end of the line for many players, but new assistant coach, Marian Treadwell is trying to change that. She's also caught the eye of offensive lineman Cass Zielinski who has plans for the attractive coach, hoping as well to draft his buddy, Beau Perez in on the action. These BFF's are attached at the hip and when they set their sights on Marian, it's game on.
While in college, Marian went through an unspeakable event that shapes her entire life. Being tossed aside by her football coach, father has given her the drive to prove to him she is much more than he thinks she is, and being given the chance to help coach the Rebels is an opportunity of a lifetime. When Marian realizes that Beau and Cass want more than to go by the playbook. Sure, these boys have a reputation for having a good time, but can they prove to Marian that what they want is something more than a passing fling?
Marian's deepest, darkest fantasies are a little kinkier than most and they begin to boil over when she realizes that Beau and Cass feed her needs to a T, but she is also a catalyst for Beau and Cass' coming to terms with their relationship. Not only do they take care for each other when the going gets rough, they truly care for each other in a way that Marian understands. Relationships are hard enough when it comes to a couple, but bring in a third party and there is a whole lot going on. Cass really wants their relationship to work, but Marian is holding back and until she lets go of the past, she will never be able to commit to what all three inevitably need.
As a reader who first of all reads very few contemporary romances, and knows nothing about the sport of football, I was pleasantly surprised when I delved into BROKEN PLAY by Samantha Kane, who is also one of my favorite historical authors to date. I adore the fact that Marian loves football and is doing a job she is passionate about. That is my primary draw to her, along with the fact that she came though a horrible crime and instead of losing herself, she triumphs over her adversity. Cass and Beau are two pretty sexy alpha males who are hard to miss and easy to fall for. The men play so well off each other, their camaraderie is infectious. I enjoy the fact this book takes place pre-season so the reader has a chance to get to know the ins and outs of the Rebels. BROKEN PLAY is a sizzling read that should not be missed.
You simply MUST read this!
I expected this book to be hot and sensual, and it was... oh lordy, was it ever hot! I think my iPad may still be a little scorched actually. What I didn't expect was the depth of the characterization and how easily drawn into their lives I would be almost right from the beginning. I believe the author has a particular skill for character development. I really enjoyed the individual journeys that each character went on and how their stories interacted and played off of each other. I thought the overall plot was good and I loved the individual plot lines contained within. They were all wrapped up nicely, with the exception of one which is my only criticism. ** Minor spoiler** Having the team gel and work together to become a winning team was something that was touched on quite frequently in the book. However, the book ends without bringing this to fruition in my opinion. I was disappointed to not be able to see the team at least win a game in an epilogue or something. This is really only a minor criticism though. Overall, I really loved the book and would happily recommend it to anyone.
* I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.