Star quarterback Austin Lawson’s dating life is fair game to the myriad gossip bloggers. Thanks to his most recent screw up with a social media savvy super model, he’s forced to return home so that his PR team can do damage control. To help speed things along, he volunteers at Jessamine Elementary School, never dreaming he’d find the perfect solution to his image problem in Harper Bell. Sweet as anything, she’s star struck by him and agrees to date-after-date, never suspecting the real reason he wants to be with her. But as things begin to heat up between them, Austin realizes that he wants Harper for more than just a quick fix.Harper Bell is perfectly content as a second grade teacher in the small town of Jessamine—until she meets the one man who makes her question her lack of social life. She never dreamed that sexy, hometown hero Austin Lawson would ever notice a plain-Jane like herself. And with one hot kiss, she begins to fall head over heels for him…until she learns the truth. Austin’s been using her.
Now Austin has to execute the perfect play to win back the girl of his dreams. Or will Harper bench him permanently?
“Swear to God, Harper, if you don’t stop being so sassy, I’ll be forced to kiss you senseless.”
“A Lawson keeps his lips zipped even if his pants aren’t.”
“Men like Austin had to be the reason the Olympics started out with nude participants. Who wouldn’t want to look at them?”
“You’ve been mine since the first day I laid eyes on you… Don’t care what anyone says. It was kismet, serendipity… fate, you name it. I didn’t plan on you, but it’s the unexpected things in life that make it worth living.”
I am new to the Lawson brothers and Marquita Valentine – but this book has me wanting to read the rest of the Lawson series, as well as her entire backlist. I revel in her sweet and sassy heroines, supportive relationships, steamy sensual scenes, and likable characters. I also enjoy her breezy writing style and the humor and easy banter between the characters. The story was totally satisfying as it was entertaining, easy to follow, and sweet. Sigh, perfection.
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.