Tackled by the Girl Next Door
When a retired NFL player returns home to sort out his life, he finds his future in the girl next door.
Jason Black is a newly retired professional football player. Forced off the playing field due to an injury, he returns to his hometown to contemplate his future and finds solace in his relationship with his best friend, Samantha O’Brien.
Sam has spent the past five years caring for her younger brother. Home from college for Thanksgiving break, he parties hard and bullies his sister. When Jason comes to her defense, protecting her from a crowd of drunken college kids, Sam begins seeing him as more than a friend. Yet, she fears acting on their attraction could ruin the friendship she’s grown to depend upon.
Just one kiss changes everything for Jason. Sam is no longer the girl next door but the woman of his dreams. Now, he just has to convince her that his feelings are real. But when the football world comes calling again and career decisions are on the line, both sacrifice all to put the other’s needs first. They must decide whether to follow their hearts and make the catch of a lifetime.
Jason is a football star, though his career as a player is over, but new horizons are opening for him. Sam works and is trying to raise her little brother who has nothing but attitude and disrespect for her. Sam has always had a thing for Jason but knows he doesn’t see her as anything but a friend. Jason suddenly sees what is in front of him, and he always gets what he wants. What he didn’t figure on is her brother.
Sam is a strong woman. Life has given her plenty of shocks, but she’s overcome and accepted them as best she can. A strong woman that rolls with the punches and is willing to take what is handed out by life. I really enjoyed Sam’s down to life character, her hopes and dreams are what many women dream of, a home and family.
Jason is a stand up man, honorable and a pillar of strength when needed. His character perfect for Sam.
Tackled by the Girl Next Door is a well written, entertaining book. Humor and emotions intertwine to give a great look at life and all the knocks it can give. I enjoyed the real life characters and the story line that could be happening to the girl next door. Tackled by the Girl Next Door is well worth the time to read.