“No,” she said, her voice breathless. “No more. We had our walk down memory lane, but that’s all it was. We were both tired and overwrought and we lost our heads.”
He arched an eyebrow at her. “I have never been nor will I ever be ‘overwrought'”
Bridgett’s eyes narrowed and she released an exasperated huff. “No, but you are insufferable. You wore me down once, but it won’t happen again. You are a client. Nothing else can or will happen.” She jerked her chin up in the air, defying him to argue with her.
Jay felt a grin break out – not to mention a very nice hard-on begin to develop -at her belligerent stance. “That would have sounded a lot tougher if I didn’t have your panties in my pocket.”
Trope: Reconciliation romance
Chemistry: Off the charts Scorchio
One-Sentence Summary: A lawyer and a sports team owner are forced to confront the circumstances of their breakup
Review: This book gave me the FEELS. I was one hundred percent invested in Jay/Bridgett and their story. Apart from the scorching hot chemistry between them, the best thing about it was that their backstory actually had, you know, a STORY. All too often two characters break up over the smallest misunderstanding and you’re like “seriously, THAT is the big reveal?!”. Well, Jay/Bridgett’s backstory had young romance, angst, interfering friends, and I LOVED how Solheim made you wait to find out the whole story, slowly dropping hints throughout the book but making you race through the pages just so you could get to the truth.
I loved the setting as well, with the corporate world entwined with the sporting world. Secondary characters were lovable as well (well, apart from GWEN. I had to dig deep to find some sympathy for her) and I presume Blake is going to get his own book next? And Linc/Charlie? Surely they deserve a novella at least? (Pretty please, Tracy?!)
So why did it lose the star?
As much as I loved Jay/Bridgett and I appreciated the circumstances, I did feel the whole “no we can’t get involved – oops we slept together – let’s never do it again – PAUSE – repeat previous three actions” cycle was a bit repetitive. I mean Bridgett is a strong, smart woman, you would think she would be able to control her libido if she really wanted to and if she didn’t, then don’t keep protesting!