Title: Foolish Games (An Out of Bounds Novel)
Author: Tracy Solheim
Published date: December 3, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received for a honest review
Book Description (from amazon)
This Hail Mary play for the heart is the latest sports romance in the sizzling Out of Bounds series.
Bridal gown designer Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding. But, much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.
Will “William the Conqueror” Connelly grew up tough, shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.
Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection? Or are they just playing foolish games?
This is a great book with characters that are easy to relate to from the very first page. Solheim does an excellent job of painting intimate, realistic pictures of every scene in this book – her imagery is pure perfection. She also begins pulling on your emotional strings at the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the very end. Set on the beautiful coast of North Carolina this book is has a deep theme regarding trust. Both Will and Julianne learn to trust themselves as well as each other during their whirlwind relationship. Throughout the book Julianne will make decisions that will make you just stop and say, “WTH, really!?!”, and let’s not forget Will you will just want to plum wring his neck at times. However, even with their faults they are loveable characters. They have real characteristics and personalities that are easy to relate.
This book also has really great secondary characters and secondary story line. It is genius how the secondary story line is woven into the resolution of the main conflict. I’m telling you – you WILL NOT see it coming!! Also, don’t forget to look for and simply enjoy the secondary love story of Will’s mom. It is beautiful and very heart touching. This is a great book that is not too heavy in the football theme or jargon, it is simply a love story that will having you sighing “touchdown” by the end!
Heat Rating: Hot
Reviewed by: A. Lyn
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