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ARC Review – Bad Business by Nicole Edwards

bad businessTitle: Bad Business
Author: Nicole Edwards
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: ARC from Netgalley

Goodreads Summary

Stone: Football is more than a game to me. It’s my calling. Becoming the Dallas Wranglers’ starting quarterback before I retire is a dream come true, but with a few wins under my belt, suddenly everyone wants a piece of me. And even though being in the spotlight has its perks—beautiful women, star treatment, more beautiful women—what really gets me sweating is the watchful gaze of my sexy-as-hell PR coach, Savannah Andrews. The catch? Her father is kind of my boss. . . .

Savannah: In my family, football is big business. When your dad owns an NFL franchise, you learn a thing or two about schmoozing, and from what I can tell, it’s not a skill in Jason Stone’s playbook. Sure, the veteran quarterback is literally larger than life. With broad shoulders, muscles on muscles, and a mouth made for kissing, he may be one of the hottest men in the league—and I should know. I’ve turned down enough players to start my own all-star team. But those guys just wanted to get close to my father. Meanwhile, Stone is getting temptingly close . . . to me.

Review

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Firstly, the guy on the cover screams more “rock star” than NFL quarterback. I use the cover models as my “picture of the person” when reading books. This cover doesn’t accurately represent the people in the story, in my opinion.

Jason Stone, who just goes by Stone, is the QB for the Dallas Wranglers (which is a lame name, IMO). He has signed a one year contract and has plans to retire at the end of the year, despite only being 34.

Savannah Andrews father owns the Wranglers and she works PR for the team. She is attracted to Stone, but feels that she shouldn’t pursue a relationship with him because she’s the owners daughter.

This book is overtly sexual. I don’t have a problem with that, but it was more about them having sex than about them developing an actual relationship.  Up until the end it was all about ripping each other clothes off.

I did like Jason a lot. He’s a good guy who loves his mother a lot. As a mother of boys, I have a lot of respect for that. Savannah was ok, but she was pretty insecure and skittish and could not stand up to her father and brothers, which I couldn’t respect.

There was a lot of football in the book, and references to real times, which I liked (I’m a big football fan). Overall, this book just fell flat in character development.

 

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