Author: Jennifer Youngblood
Series: Texas Titans
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: October 12, 2017
Publisher: Arbor House Books
A love he couldn’t forget. A chance to make things right.
In the game of life only three rules apply: play hard, love more, and never give up!
When single mom Silver Coulter gets a chance to plan the bachelor auction event of the season, she has no idea it’ll bring her face-to-face with the very man she’s spent years trying to forget—Ace Sanchez, superstar running back for the Texas Titans, whose devastating good looks and quick-silver personality make him one of the most eligible bachelors in Texas.
Long-held attractions sizzle to the surface as Ace tries to get back into Silver’s life. But Silver has a sordid past that includes a nasty ex-husband and ruthless ex-mother-in-law who’ll stop at nothing to keep Silver in her clutches.
Torn between her need to protect her young daughter and her desire to be with Ace, Silver must decide if she’s willing to give up on her dreams or lay it all on the line for love.
This book is part of the Texas Titan Romances series by multiple authors. The individual books may be read in any order.
This story was pretty high on the angst level for me. I think I felt more than the characters did. I liked the main characters but felt a little frustrated by Silver’s choices. She really did have the ex-mother in law from hell. And I disliked her ex as well. Talk about a dysfunctional family… The MIL reminded me a little of the mother on Gilmore Girls, only worse.
As I read the book I really couldn’t see how this was going to end happily. It wasn’t obvious to me how it would play out. I thought it might go in one direction but it didn’t. How can the innocent win over such evil people? Kept me wondering right up until the end. I was glad that Silver was in the end able to fend for herself instead of being saved.
I don’t know how realistic much of the book was but perhaps that is because I’ve never been involved with the rich and famous. Maybe some are exactly as the author depicts.
I did enjoy the read though even if it maybe isn’t totally realistic. I can suspend disbelieve to enjoy a good book. And I enjoyed it.
Sex: some innuendo
Language: derogatory racial term
Violence: physically rough toward ex-wife, intervening man handling, emotional abuse, threatening situations