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the latest atlanta skyline novel, saving hearts, focuses on goaltender brendan young, benched for being linked to a gambling website, as part of his rehabilitation he is forced to go to gambler's anonymous meetings. when he runs into erin bailey, the league's new director of ethics and advocacy, attending a meeting for a compulsive gambling problem things between them get heated. erin and brendan have a history. from college there's always been an interest, an attraction, an awareness. then one night in vegas, things between them burn. and afterward, erin wants to pretend to forget it. erin doesn't believe in relationships. but brendan is looking to make a life with someone. here's the thing, brendan does gamble, but he gambles because he's got a crazy memory and a brain that works too quickly. he's analytical and can easily calculate odds and probabilities. it's what makes him the brilliant player he is. and gambling is one way to quiet his overactive mind by giving it something specific to focus on. and i guess i'm one of those people who doesn't understand why gambling is viewed as such a vice. especially since brendan's particular brand of gambling is most akin to playing the stock market. erin and brendan come up with a crazy plan that allows them to indulge in their gambling, while also following all league rules. the time they spend together changes the boundaries of their relationship. soon erin has to admit that even if they aren't having sex she and brendan have a relationship. so why not put sex back on the table. and then when everything is on the line, brendan steps up. and in order to make sure they can have it all, erin has some hard choices to make. and she finally does step up. the thing about these two is that brendan is very much the grown up in this relationship. erin is still figuring everything out, and if it weren't for the crazy chemistry that sparks between them, it's very easy to wonder why brendan tries at all. **saving hearts will publish on march 20, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington press (lyrical shine) in exchange for my honest review.