Jeanette Murray is the author of the Santa Fe Bobcats novels, featuring Romancing the Running Back and Takes Two to Tackle, as well as the First to Fight novels, featuring Fight to the Finish and Against the Ropes. She spends her days surrounded by hunky alpha men . . . at least in her imagination. In real life, she’s a wife and mother, keeping tabs on her husband, her daughter, and the family dog on the outskirts of St. Louis.
Completing the Passby Jeanette Murray
Teamwork improves the chances of scoring . . .
When the Bobcats’ fate on the field is sealed, and they would rather give their starting quarterback, Trey Owens, a break, they/b>/b>/b>/b>/i>
From the author of Romancing the Running Back and the First to Fight series comes the latest in the Santa Fe Bobcats series!
Teamwork improves the chances of scoring . . .
When the Bobcats’ fate on the field is sealed, and they would rather give their starting quarterback, Trey Owens, a break, they call in Josh Leeman: “The Backup.” But after Trey is placed on the disabled list for the season, all eyes are on Josh to lead the team. Josh’s sudden superstar status thrusts him into the spotlight, and garners plenty of attention from the ladies—except for one.
Carrington Gray is delighted to see her father released from the hospital—but not so much to see Josh at the celebration. Their mothers have long tried to set them up, although it’s had the opposite effect. But under the circumstances, Carri and Josh would rather go on fake dates to appease their mothers than rock the boat. Yet the more time these two work together on their little lie, the more they see the surprising truth . . .
Praise for the Santa Fe Bobcats series
“Engaging . . . A believable story that drew me in from the first page.”—Cocktails and Books
“Everything that I hoped for.”—The Reader’s Den
“The heat between them is hot.”—Stuck in Books
“A real hit . . . It was a fresh idea with a tried and true genre, and I loved that.”—The Book Pushers
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Jeanette Murray gave an amazing inside peak into the life of back up QB Josh Leeman. What happens when you go from the background to pushed to the front? Josh needs to find someone to help ground him, you need your childhood friend since diapers Carrington Gray. Carri and Josh had a hate-love-hate relationship since middle school, pick on each other when the parents aren't looking. Josh and Carri have to learn to lean on each other as they are both facing life altering situations. Murray writes a touching look into the life of dealing with a parent with dementia, which is something that personal touched my life.
I've read all the books in the Bobcat series but this is my favorite. My mother had dementia and Murray does a great job telling how it is dealing with it as a family. I loved the funny side and the love scenes too.
COMPLETING THE PASS is the fifth installment in Jeanette Murray’s contemporary, adult SANTA FE BOBCATS erotic, sports romance series focusing on the members of the professional football team of the same name. This is second string quarterback Josh Leeman, and real estate investor Carrington Gray’s frenemies to lovers story line. COMPLETING THE PASS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual third person perspectives (Carri and Josh) COMPLETING THE PASS follows Carri as she returns to Santa Fe to help her mother look after her ailing father. Carri and Josh’s families have known one another all of their lives, and with Carri’s return their meddling mothers plan to push the couple together unaware that Carri and Josh’s relationship has been antagonist for many years. What ensues is the building relationship between Carri and Josh that slowly melts the ice around our heroine’s heart. The long running love –hate relationship between Carri and Josh is a perpetual theme throughout the book but more so for our heroine who is unable to forget about the past. There is never a reasonable explanation as to why our couple has been frenemies for most of their lives but in the end, Josh needs someone to ground him as he takes over the Bobcats quarterback duties, and Carri is the only one to keep him in line. The $ex scenes are provocative and seductive. The world building continues to focus on the Santa Fe Bobcats-the team, the friendships, the relationships and their loves. The epilogue fast forwards the story line four years, so I am not sure where that leaves the remaining players or the updates of the couples we have already met. COMPLETING THE PASS is an entertaining and enjoyable read. At times Carri’s attitude and dislike of Josh ran a little too close to childish and immature-she was a difficult heroine to like in the early stages of the story as she continued to push too many buttons. The premise is heartwarming; the characters are engaging and colorful; the romance is a cat fight to a happily ever after.