Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 283 pages
In this charming Oxford Novel, hailed by Keri Ford as “a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story,” Lauren Layne poses a provocative question: What do you do when you fall in love with your sister’s ex?
A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.
Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine in exchange for an honest review*
Jackson Burke had all he wanted in life. That is until his career ended with a car crash and his love life ended in a nasty divorce. Jackson is now working as a fitness columnist for the Oxford magazine. Getting his new start in New York has been rough to say the least. That is until he decides to meet his ex-sister in law for dinner. Jackson and Mollie have always been close even when everything started to turn bad for Jackson. However he never noticed she looked this good until now.
Mollie Cunningham is the sister to Jackson’s ex-wife Madison. Mollie has always had a crush on Jackson. Who wouldn’t? He looks as good as he always had and now he is single. Knowing she should stay loyal to her sister’s feelings she knows the worst move in the world would be to take Jackson up on his offer and move in with him as a roommate.
Oh dear…..This could be a very sensitive subject to read and I thought it would. However I loved this book. Mollie feels she owes her sister everything since she forced to raise her once her parents died. Jackson knows the real Madison as a lying evil person. But once thing is for sure, if Mollie wants Jackson then you can bet Madison will step in and claim what is hers. The only problem with this is Jackson knows without a doubt that he does not want Madison back.
This was a fun read for me. And one thing stands true. The heart wants what the heart wants!
Happy reading my friends, this one is a hot romance!
My Favorite Moment: I thought it was perfect when Jackson landed in Texas then went right back home.
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