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Book 1, Playbook, The

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One of Amazon's "Best Books to Read in Romance" for September 2018
An iBooks "Best of September" Pick

Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own...

Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There's just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights. 

Gavin fights to show Marlee he's nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team's wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee's return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation. 

Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin's relationship to survive the season.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 18, 2018 – The ups and downs of love in the NFL are well portrayed with a heavy dose of humor and snark in Martin's sports romance. At age 27, Marlee's been not-quite-engaged to Mustangs wide receiver Chris for 10 years. The catty football wives, aka the Lady Mustangs, do little to hide their distaste for her being a mere girlfriend. When she catches Chris cheating and dumps him, the last thing she wants is a rebound romance with Gavin, the Mustangs' new quarterback, while she gets used to living on her own for the first time and settles into a new marketing job. Independence is hard to keep as Gavin continues to pursue her, and the more serious they become, the more unwanted attention she gets from the media, disapproving Lady Mustangs, and a jealous friend of Gavin's. Marlee's frequently self-deprecating first-person account, including catchy hashtags ("All aboard, ladies and gentlemen. #HotMessExpress"), will be perfect for readers looking for a fun contemporary.

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Sep 11, 2018
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Playbook, The
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 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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