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Thu
Dec 24 2015 4:30pm

Holiday Romance: A Case Study with Megan Frampton’s No Groom at the Inn

No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

Frequently when I’m talking or writing about holiday romance novels I’ll say something along the lines of “it has everything I could ask for in a holiday story.” So, I got to thinking. Just what is it that I’m looking for in holiday romances? I took one for the H&H team and went to my local bookstore to browse and see what I would put in that category. Tough job, I know, but someone had to do it. Then I applied those criteria to the story up next in my holiday romance To-Be-Read pile: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton.

In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she’s only just met

What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?

James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée!

Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.

1. The cover has to pull me in with a holiday theme. Check. Our heroine, Sophronia, is decked out in a gorgeous red gown as she’s about to kiss our hero, James Archer; and there’s a decorated Christmas tree in the background. Perfect.

[Checked our box too...]

Mon
Dec 14 2015 3:40pm

Romance News: Thank the Stars for a New Kate Daniels Novella

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

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Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews

Deal Alerts

Julia Quinn's Bridgerton novel An Offer from a Gentleman (now containing a second epilogue) is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and more today (via ReadCheaply).*

Susanna Kearsley's epic historical The Winter Sea is currently discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* If you were intrigued by Kearsley's books as mentioned in Maggie Boyd's Epic Romances spotlight this past weekend, this is perfect timing indeed!

Lauren Weisberger's classic fashion industry cautionary tale The Devil Wears Prada is marked down to $1.99 in e-book for the moment at iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via BookBub).* If you've always wanted to read this one, now's your chance...

Tasty Morsels

Ilona Andrews has released a new Kate Daniels novella, Magic Stars, which spotlights two fan favorites: Lone wolf Derek Gaunt, and Kate and Curran's head-strong ward, Julie Lennart-Olsen. Magic Stars is $1.99 at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.

[+Alice Clayton cover and Star Trek Beyond trailer...]

Fri
Dec 11 2015 2:00pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Boss

Christina Lauren's Beautiful Boss cover behind a curtainLegend has it that a true love story never ends, and we believe that more than anything, which is one of the many reasons Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to reveal the cover for Christina Lauren's novella Beautiful Boss, the next chapter in Will and Hanna's romance, which began in Beautiful Player not so very long ago...

[Duck behind the curtain for your first look at the cover and more...]

Tue
Dec 8 2015 12:00pm

Three’s Company: Sharing is Caring in Lauren Smith’s The Bite of Winter

The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith (also an H&H blogger) packs a whole lot into 113 pages of sexy paranormal novella in The Bite of Winter. All alone in the world, homeless and left for dead in an alley, Zoey has definitely had better days. Tall, dark and sexy vampire Ian is known for taking in strays but they are usually of the cat variety. One look at Zoey, and the portfolio of pictures and drawings she’s clutching as her life blood seeps out onto the dank sidewalk and he knows he can’t let this angel die.

“I want to keep you, little one. Keep you and never let you go.”

…he’d needed to protect her. It was as though in her moments of terror and her dying breaths, she’d called to him…

Something inside his chest stung and he gasped. That was odd. He’d never needed to breath before, still didn’t, but his body had reacted as thought it had.

[Connor is hard to swallow, but he's hot as hell ...]

Thu
Nov 19 2015 4:03pm

Romance News: Never-Before-Published Edith Layton & Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Deals

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Peaches and the Queen by Edith Layton

Edith Layton was a historical romance powerhouse. Sadly, she passed away in 2009, and many of her works went unpublished. Edith's daughter, Susie Felber, has been working to get some of those unpublished treats into fans' hands, and today we're happy to share the cover and synopsis for Edith Layton's never-before-published Peaches and the Queen, a holiday novella featuring a much-loved cat and, of course, Queen Victoria:

Presenting a never-before-published, holiday short story from Regency author Edith Layton! 

Christmas is coming to Victorian London. A poor boy living with his milliner sister in a marginal part of town discovers his cat is missing. His old dog can’t live without the cat, so he searches—and hears that the Queen has kidnapped his cat! Queen Victoria’s favorite moggie strayed, and her minions scooped up the wrong cat—or so the boy and his sister think. 

This Christmas novella tells how an earnest young Beefeater, his world-weary superior, and one of the wiliest criminals in London each try to find the right cat without disturbing the old queen, win the boy’s cat back—and woo the pretty sister—before the Queen leaves London for her Christmas holiday. 

From the servants at the palace and the Queen’s own chambers, to Billingsgate and the mudlarks’ favorite taverns, the adventures are many among the high- and low-life of Victorian London.

Pre-order Peaches and the Queen today at Amazon before its November 30 release.

[+Sweet, sweet deals...]

Wed
Nov 18 2015 9:30am

First Look: Joanna Chambers’ Unnatural (November 24, 2015)

Unnatural by Joanna Chambers

Joanna Chambers
Unnatural (Enlightenment #3.5)
Samhain Publishing / November 24, 2015 / $15.99 print, $5.50 digital

The heart breaks but does not change.

An Enlightenment Story

Captain Iain Sinclair. Perfect son, perfect soldier, hero of Waterloo. A man living a lie. The only person who really knows him is his childhood friend, scientist James Hart. But they’ve been estranged since Iain brutally destroyed their friendship following a passionate encounter.

Iain is poised to leave the King’s service to become an undercover agent in India. Before he leaves his old life behind, he’s determined to reconcile with James. An invitation to a country house party from James’s sister provides the perfect opportunity to pin the man down.

James has loved Iain all his life, but his years of accepting crumbs from Iain’s table are over. Forgiving Iain is one thing—restoring their friendship is quite another.

In the face of James’s determined resistance, Iain is forced to confront his reasons for mending the wounds between them. And accept the possibility that James holds the key to his heart’s desire—if only he has the courage to reach for it.

Warning: Contains a dashing military hero with one weakness—a scientist who feels their chemistry in every cell of his body. Kissing in the rain, skinny dipping, and emotional flashbacks. Huzzah!

I adored Joanna Chambers' Enlightenment series so when I heard she had written a novel set in the same universe, I was immediately intrigued. After reading the blurb of Unnatural I knew I had to read this book. A story about forbidden, potentially unrequited, first love from one of my favorite historical male/male romance authors is something I just couldn't resist! Also for any fans of the Enlightenment series, you’ll be pleased to know that David and Murdo make a cameo appearance in Unnatural. They might even have helped push one of our heroes in the right direction...

“Balfour and Lauriston were so utterly at ease with one another, every glance they shared was warm with easy intimacy and affection. Iain couldn’t help but reflect that he’d never had this with anyone—expect James Hart.”

[From childhood to the perfect HEA ..]

Sun
Nov 8 2015 10:00am

Leveled By Jay Crownover as a Reader Reads Her First Male/Male

Leveled by Jay Crownover

Leveled by Jay Crownover has popped my male/male cherry! As my first book in this realm, I had a few pre-conceived notions going in but, they were blown them out of the water. Leveled is a bridge between the Marked Men series and the new spin-off, Saints of Denver. Lando and Dom are characters that have had small story lines in the background of the Marked Men series and that are now getting a very well-deserved story. I especially wanted Lando to have an HEA after his heartbreaking past. For those of you that don’t remember, Lando is the ex-boyfriend of Remy (Rule’s twin) and Dom is Royal’s best friend. 

I had a picture in my mind of what both of these characters were like going into the story. Lando is the physical therapist who agrees to take on Dom’s case. Dom is still recovering from the injuries he acquired while on the force. His rehabilitation isn’t going as well as it should and Lando swoops in to the rescue. I was pleasantly surprised with the characters, Lando is a tough, smart, quietly assertive man, who knows what he wants and has a plan. Dom is aggressive and more of a wears his heart on his sleeve kind of person. Right from the beginning, sexual tension oozed between the two. It was like being caught in a hurricane of lust.

“There was more than a spark when our palms touched. There was an electrical current that blazed a fiery trail all the way up my injured arm and made my spine tingle at the contact. I held his pale gaze and searched openly for any sign that he felt it, felt something.”

[Let this one pop your male/male cherry ...]

Tue
Oct 6 2015 7:25am

Do You Have a Minimum Length Requirement?

As readers, we typically don't have a maximum length requirement (although the double entendre of that just popped into my head). However, since we're, many of us, book buyers too, we may have a length requirement at the other end. Even timewise, length might be a factor—even if a book is free, do we want to “waste” a purchase on 35 pages?

What's worth it to you? Does it depend on authors? Especially with the season of the holiday novella fully in swing, shorter lengths are more of what's out there.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

Fri
Jul 17 2015 2:25pm

Romance News Roundup: Maya Rodale Cover, Darynda Jones Title, Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson—Deal Alert #1: Cecy Robson's A Curse Unbroken (Weird Girls #5) is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Eager to learn more? Read Lucy Dosch's First Look at A Curse Unbroken.

Darynda Jones has announced a new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, with the cover and official description reveal coming soon right here at H&H! Stay tuned... Need a distraction? There's always Darynda Jones' H&H guest post on preparing for the apocalypse!

—Deal Alert #2: Jennifer L. Armentrout's Fall with Me is $1.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Get the full story on Armentrout's Wait for You series.

[+Maya Rodale cover and X-Files teaser...]

Tue
May 5 2015 2:49pm

Romance News Roundup: Kresley Cole’s Sweet Ruin, Jeaniene Frost Teaser, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Sweet Ruin by Kresley ColeKresley Cole's Sweet Ruin, Book 16 in the Immortals After Dark series and the followup to Dark Skye, has a cover! Who is that on the cover, do you think? Whose story are you hoping to see told next? More details (including an official description) as we get them, of course. In the meantime, feel free to speculate away with us on this and/or who would be perfect for Nix when she gets her own book...

Follow up 6/3/15: Cover copy has been released for Sweet Ruin, find out the couple here. 

—Jeaniene Frost has shared a teaser for her next Broken Destiny release, The Sweetest Burn. Read the snippet here.

—Lori Handeland's Nightcreature novella Red Moon Rising has been published as a standalone e-book (it was previously part of the anthology Stroke of Midnight). Next month, in June, she launches the Sisters of the Craft trilogy—In the Air Tonight, Heat of the Moment, and Smoke on the Water—which will be released in back-to-back months this summer. See the spellbinding (see what I did there?) covers here.

—Avon Books has announced that Avon FanLit—a writing challenge in which aspiring authors “have the chance to write, read and vote for five chapters of a historical romance” with tips from the likes of Julia Quinn, Lorraine Heath, Tessa Dare, and Beverly Jenkins—is back! Avon is partnering with JukePop to kickstart the program again, and the storytelling portion starts May 8, with the grand prize winner being announced on July 20. Avonfanlit.com has all the details.

[+Star Wars and Avengers odds and ends...]

Fri
Apr 10 2015 10:00am

Going to the Chapel: Wedding Drama in Loretta Chase’s Royally Ever After

Royally Ever After by Loretta ChaseThe two short, previously-published novellas in Loretta Chase's Royally Ever After anthology both revolve around a royal wedding. In Lord Lovedon's Duel the heroine's sister just married a minor German Prince whose friend is Behaving Badly, while in The Jilting of Lord Rothwick our love story takes place during the furor over the young Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert, where our hero is Behaving Cluelessly. But both heroes are gobsmacked into love at first sight, bless them. And, apparently, imbibe too much at important moments.

Lord Lovedon got drunk at the wedding reception, said rude things about the bride, and was promptly challenged to a duel by the bride's sister.

He'd drunk enough to float a flagship—possibly the entire Royal Navy—to no effect.

Until a moment ago.

The last dose, the one Miss Sharp had administered externally, had brightened his mood amazingly. The eyes flashing at him had turned out to be an interesting shade of green, with gold flecks … Most important, she'd turned out to have a personality.

Lord Lovedon may be indiscreet while intoxicated, but he knows what he wants.

[I think we can guess what that is...]

Fri
Mar 6 2015 3:21pm

Romance News Roundup: Not My First Rodeo Series and More

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Not My 1st Rodeo by Donna Alward, Sarah M. Anderson, and Jenna Bayley-Burke—Sarah M. Anderson, Donna Alward, and Jenna Bayley-Burke have announced a novella trilogy, Not My 1st Rodeo, featuring the contemporary romances Something About a Cowboy, Nothing Like a Cowboy, and Anything for a Cowboy. They've also launched NotMy1stRodeo.com for more about the books and, coming soon, dating profiles of the heroes and heroines.

—Mina Vaughn has revealed the sexy cover for her latest novel, How to Punish Your Playboy, and also posted a brief excerpt to give readers a taste of the story...

[+Thug Notes reviews Fifty Shades...]

Mon
Feb 2 2015 10:45am

First Look: Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Beloved (February 3, 2015)

Beautiful Beloved by Christina LaurenChristina Lauren
Beautiful Beloved
Simon and Schuster / February 3, 2015 / $0.99 digital

The seventh work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with the Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player novels. Featuring all the Beautiful characters…plus one tiny new addition to the group.

In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

The Beautiful Bastard, Stranger, and Player have all grown up in Christina Lauren's Beautiful series. Once prime-time bachelors, they each had their world shaken up when they met their mate, now marriage, settling down, and pregnancy have changed everything. Beautiful Beloved is a return to the cast and series we love so much, with the spotlight once again on Max and Sara, and their new bundle of joy. But this isn’t really a baby story; it’s a couple’s post-pregnancy story, about reclaiming the lovers they want to be along with the role as parents they now are. And it not only rings true for Max and Sara, it carries an important message.

[We're ready to receive it...]

Sat
Jan 17 2015 10:00am

First Look: Rachel Gibson’s I Do (January 20, 2015)

I Do! by Rachel GibsonRachel Gibson
I Do!
Avon /January 20, 2015 / $3.99 print, $1.99 digital

In New York Timesbestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed to the altar, and all their friends are headed to Lovett, Texas, to join them for the party of the year.

But Becca Ramsey doesn't have time for all that. Fresh out of beauty school, Becca's all business … and the last thing she needs is bad boy Nate Parrish anywhere in her life.

In the past, Nate was trouble. He's been trying to repair his reputation—heck, he's even got just one girlfriend. The problem is, she isn't Becca. Now Nate's in a whole lot of hot water. He needs to get Becca from “I won't” to “I do” … but how can he do that when she won't even say “I might”?

Novellas are a delightful way for authors to give readers glimpses of their favorite characters from previous books, and to give secondary characters their own happily-ever-after.  In I Do!, Rachel Gibson’s newest novella, readers have a chance to catch up on the lives of Vince and Sadie from Rescue Me, in addition to Jack and Daisy from Daisy’s Back in Town; Lily and Tucker from Crazy on You; Stella and Beau from Run to You; and Autumn and Sam from Any Man of Mine. However, the true stars are of I Do! are Nathan, Jack’s and Daisy’s son, and Becca Ramsey.

[I DO want to know more!]

Wed
Jan 14 2015 4:03pm

Romance News Roundup: Nora Roberts TV Show, Wet Chris Hemsworth, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Nora Roberts' Cousins O'Dwyer series has been optioned for television as a series called Blood Magick. The potential showrunner? Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras. (Keep in mind: TV shows are very very hard to get on the air, so this is far from a sure thing. Stick with us for updates as we hear about them.) For more background info on the series, read our First Look reviews of the books in the trilogy: Dark Witch (#1), Shadow Spell (#2), and Blood Magick (#3).

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye—Laura Kaye has announced an upcoming release, male/male novella Hard to Be Good, which will star Hard Ink series fan-favorites Jeremy and Charlie. The novella will be out on April 7, 2015, and is already up for pre-order at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks.

—If you've seen the Arrow midseason finale (no spoilers!), you know MAJOR changes are coming for the show. We'll have a speculation post up on Friday rounding up all the latest spoiler-y tidbits heading into the back half of the season, but until then, sneak a peek at the first episode back with this trailer at E!Online.

—WET CHRIS HEMSWORTH. SET CONDITION ONE THROUGHOUT THE SHIP. Need we say more? Okay, fine: Let's just say Jimmy Fallon's silly Tonight Show game is our gain. Stick around for a VERY sexy dance there at the end. Trust us.

[Watch the clip here...]

Thu
Dec 25 2014 2:00pm

Contemporary Christmas 2014: New Releases and Reissues

Christmas at Seashell Cottage by Donna AlwardIf contemporary Christmas romance stories are one of your favorite holiday treats, you have a feast this year from which to select those you find most appealing. Novellas are more popular during this season than ever, and a list of what’s available may create the impression that every romance author who ever penned a series is adding a holiday novella. Whatever your preferred subgenres in contemporary romance, you can find a Christmas novel to suit your taste, and they generally range from the sweet to the sizzling. In addition to hundreds of new releases, there are bargains to be found among reissues of Christmases past—the recent past, the more distant past (but not, as far as I know, your past). Space (H & H’s) and time (mine) prohibit a comprehensive list. I offer, instead, a handful of personal top fives among all the novellas, novels, and reissues.

Top Five Novellas:

1. Christmas at Sea Shell Cottage, Donna Alward
I’m a fan of Alward’s Jewell Cove series, and I loved this addition to the series. An abandoned baby in the nativity manger, a romance that treats differences in class and race as no big thing, and a hero and heroine who were both likeable had me adding this one to my keepers. An added bonus is that you don’t have to have read earlier books in the series to enjoy the novella.

[Always the sign of a good writer!]

Mon
Dec 22 2014 2:00pm

Good Things Come in Small Packages: 2014 Christmas Novellas from Shalvis, Burton, and More!

Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill ShalvisWith just days until Christmas, it can be difficult to find the time we might wish for to devote to our favorite pastime. Thankfully, this holiday season has seen an influx of festive short stories, perfect for the reader strapped for time but looking for spirit. And with this group of holiday novellas—from returns to fan favorite series and stories we've been waiting for to sexy historicals set in more obscure eras to an m/m/m menage paranormal—there's a little something for everybody.

First up is a gift to all long-time fans of Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series, Merry Christmas, Baby, a return glimpse into the lives of Sawyer and Chloe, and a short but sweet, multi-layered look at an unexpected pregnancy for a happily married couple. Chloe's pregnancy brain and neuroses and Sawyer's quiet but steady commitment make for a fun, heartwarming cap to their story, complete with a Christmas surprise. 

There's something about historicals and Christmas stories that go especially well hand in hand. With Her Christmas Earl, Anna Campbell weaves a unique story about a rake and a maiden caught in that compromising-position-of-doom, but it's an unusual one. It's once the hero and heroine really begin getting to know one another, along with a delicious look at their spicy life once the marriage-of-convenience vows are taken, where this story really begins to shine.

[A spicy marriage of convenience is our favorite kind!]

Tue
Dec 2 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

Schooled: Exclusive Excerpt

Lorelei James

Schooled by Lorelei James

When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the primal urges his sensual rope artistry released in her. As it turned out Amery and Ronin were made for each other. But when they head to Japan for a delayed honeymoon and Ronin’s annual training with his sensei, Amery struggles to adapt to the foreign customs as well as running her burgeoning business from afar.

But culture shock is the least of her worries when faced with the changes in Ronin—it feels as if she’s married a stranger. Caught between his sensei’s demands and pleasing his wife, Ronin is at war with himself over choosing advancement in his jujitsu training, or staying at home with the woman who owns his heart and soul. As the limits of their relationship are tested once again, Ronin and Amery discover that they both have a lot to learn about each other….and what it takes to build a love that’ll pass all life’s little tests.

Get a sneak peek of Lorelei James's Schooled (available December 2, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

For more on this book, read the first look.

 “Holy shit, Ronin. I don’t know what I was expecting—okay, I had zero expectations because I’ve never been on a private plane before, but it certainly wasn’t this.”

“It gets better.” He led her past the conference and lounging areas. He slid open a door, revealing a bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower.

“That is nothing like the tiny, cramped bathrooms on commercial airliners,” she said with awe.

[Log in or register to read the full excerpt from Schooled...]

Tue
Nov 25 2014 1:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis Hall!

Cover reveal for new releases by Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis HallThursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and today we at Heroes and Heartbreakers find ourselves grateful for not one but THREE more romance gems. We are thrilled to reveal the shiny covers for Sabrina Jeffries' The Art of Sinning (the first book in her new historical series, Sinful Suitors), Stacey Kennedy's Witches Be Burned (the second installment of the paranormal series Magic & Mayhem), and Alexis Hall's There Will Be Phlogiston (a steampunk novella in the Prosperity universe).

[Prepare to oooh and ahhh!...]

Mon
Oct 27 2014 1:00pm
Excerpt

The Billion Dollar Player: Exclusive Excerpt

Mandy Baxter

The Billion Dollar Player by Mandy Baxter

In The Billion Dollar Player by Mandy Baxter, Jase Blackwell, starting tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, is a pro when it comes to football—and to women. Never one to shy away from a challenge, “Billion Dollar Blackwell” is finally able to get the cute waitress he’s had his eye on out for a little fun. But when their steamy encounters inspire Jase to play better than he ever has before, he has to wonder if this exciting woman is more than just a good luck charm…

Avery Lockhart doesn’t understand why a pro football player would want to go out with her. Incredibly wealthy and undeniably sexy, Jase Blackwell is everything she thinks she’s not. Getting a little closer to this enigmatic billionaire, however, proves too much for Avery to resist. But as their passion heats up, so does Jase’s game play, and soon, the rumors start to fly. Is Avery only being kept around to ease Jace’s pre-game superstitions? Or, like she believes, does their connection run deeper…?

Get a sneak peek of Mandy Baxter's The Billion Dollar Player (available November 4, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

“How’s the groin, Jason? You gonna be one hundred percent for Sunday, son?”

Steve McNealy, the offensive coordinator, always talked to Jase like he was still in Pee-Wee football instead of a twenty-seven-year-old man with a college career and four years of pro ball under his belt. Though, in relation to the years with the NFL that Steve could claim, Jase guessed he was sort of a pup.

“I’m good to go, Coach. I’ll be tearin’ it up next week.”

[Log in or register to read the full excerpt of The Billion Dollar Player...]