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Defending Hearts

Book 2, An Atlanta Skyline Novel

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Atlanta Skyline’s star Swedish wingback Oz Terim—or as the fans call him, the Wizard—has an airtight plan for his life, his career, even his meticulously renovated house, but he barely gives a thought to the Islamic faith he inherited from his Turkish parents. So no one’s more surprised than he is when he’s the victim of anti-Muslim hate crime. Refusing to take the threat seriously, he resists the security detail Skyline insists on . . . until he meets Kate Mitchell. There’s no room for her in his plan and she’s the exact opposite of what he wants. Then why can’t he keep his hands off her?
After ten years in the military—and getting fired from her first post-Army job in Saudi Arabia—Kate Mitchell has slunk home to her Georgia roots. Private security isn’t the career she dreamed of, nor is she thrilled to work with an uptight professional athlete who plays a sport she has no interest in. She never expected to be attracted to him—or for him to fall for her, too. As their opposite lives tangle up—and the threat against Oz grows more serious—Kate has to decide who she wants to be in life and in love.
“Fans who enjoy reading books featuring multicultural couples won’t want to pass this one up. A lot of fun and the romance is slow-building and sweet.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars  

“A well-crafted and very enjoyable sports romance that also delves into a timely subplot of the challenges faced by immigrants to America . . . Crossing Hearts delivers an exciting and passionate read.”

Customer Reviews


4 1/2 STARS!

In a powerful voice, Rebecca Crowley takes on a hot topic with her latest book in the Atlanta Skyline series … and does it well! She delivers just the right amount of oomph to bring his plight to light in our minds and have us rising up behind him in support. The subject is of a relevant topic, the friendship rallying behind him is touching, the sports factor brings in fitting action to keep us wanting more, and the sweet love story developing from strife has us mesmerized. Overall, a great read!

Swedish soccer player Oz Terim was enjoying the good life as a star wingback for the Atlanta Skyline when sudden media attention brought him to center stage for another reason. He might have inherited his Islamic faith from his Turkish parents, but he’s never even been a devout follower, so when he’s suddenly targeted on a published list just for being a Muslim athlete, he’s blown away. Finding himself entrenched in hate is demoralizing and disconcerting.

Kate Mitchell is former military and newly back in her home area of Atlanta, Georgia and working for a private security company. When she’s contacted by Oz’s manager about the incident, she is hesitant to work with what she assumes is a cocky athlete, but when she meets Oz and hears his dilemma, she steps up and takes him on as a client. Attraction flares fairly quickly between them, but Oz isn’t quick to trust or jump into an intimate relationship with just anyone. Will she prove to be irresistible?

Good read

This was a very enjoyable read. A unique story with some very interesting characters.

Soccer star Oz "Wizard" Terim has life firmly in hand. Getting paid to play the game he loves, living in Atlanta, and renovating his house. All according to plan. Then he becomes a victim of an anti-Muslim hate crime and his life is turned upside down. Kate Mitchell has spent the last 10 years in the military. Now a civilian again she finds herself working private security and stuck babysitting a pro athlete of all people. Never ever did she expect the attraction between them to flare to life. She has to remain focused though as the threats against Oz grow.

Good read and one I would definitely recommend.

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Defending Hearts
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Sep 19, 2017
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, An Atlanta Skyline Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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