Saturday, September 5, 2015

Aloha to Tracy Solheim and SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY - Book Review


The author of Risky Game returns with a football team owner who’s a real player, and the woman who’s ready to call him out on everything...

Dot-com millionaire Jay McManus is discovering that owning a pro football team like the Baltimore Blaze isn’t easy. An anonymous blogger is out to destroy his reputation, and now his team is being sued by its own cheerleaders. If Jay’s not careful, he could lose big—and not just financially.

Bridgett Janik’s brother may play for the Baltimore Blaze, but she’s not thrilled to be defending Jay McManus, the man who broke her heart. It’s bad enough she has to mingle with Jay during games, but working beside her former lover may be too much for her body—and her heart—to resist.

Jay’s determined not to let Bridgett slip away from him a second time. But, as the two follow the mysterious blogger’s trail, secrets—both past and present—are revealed, and Jay and Bridgett must decide if their relationship can be something more than just sleeping with the enemy.

Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. - Nelson Mandela

An honorable businessman.  A determined lawyer.  A troublesome blogger.  And football!  Tracy builds upon her successful franchise, the Out of Bounds series, with romance and drama on and off the field.  Jay and Bridget work together despite their painful estrangement only to realize the spark still exists between them.  They soon realize there is no "I" (or regrets) in team as they battle the blogger and realize their connection.

Thank you, Tracy, for this heartfelt second chance story mixed with football frenzy that we've been anticipating as summer winds down.  I especially appreciate how Tracy makes both characters vulnerable and therefore believable.  I also enjoyed the references to pop culture, including the trend hide behind online anonymity to create trouble in real life. The sizzling cover perfectly depicts the romance and passion in the story line.

Recommended read for fans of sports romance, strong female character, "good guy" hero, and second chances. 

I received an ARC from another blogger.

Local fans at the Pro Bowl

I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Do you have a favorite tailgate food - at the stadium or even at home?  Mine is loaded nachos!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, September 12, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 13.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. When we watch games, it is usually a variety of favorites we have. I like wings (but not Buffalo or other hot varieties) and a nice vegetable tray.

  2. Favorites include honey wings and chili.

  3. I don't have one favorite but do love: Queso, chips and salsa; hot wings; and chili. :-)

  4. I don't have a favorite, but love nachos, hot wings, and chili while watching a game.

  5. Italian Beef at half time......cheese and salami during the game at home.

  6. No faves but when watching it varies nachos,etc

  7. Quesadillas with tomato salsa are my favorite to make at home :)

  8. No favorites. We don't usually fix anything for game watching.

  9. One year we made steaks and they were delicious.

  10. Spicy hot Buffalo wings

  11. Nachos; Buffalo Wings & Celery with Blue Cheese sauce; Mozzarella sticks with tomato sauce

  12. I don't really have a favorite but nachos and wings are good go-to snacks during a game!