Fourth & One

Fourth & One

by Janelle Taylor

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Drew Hawkins is in the right and the wrong frame of mind to meet two women who will challenge and endanger all he knows and holds dear. In different ways, both coax and provoke him to break his rules against being duped by a woman and committing professional suicide. He first encounters flaming haired "Raven Harlow," like a sister to his best friend and team owner and a guest at her tropical beach house next door, sable haired "Blaine Winters." It does not take long before Blaine is the first woman he lets inside his life, head, and heart. Then, a nightmare strikes...

Could Blaine be the notorious and mysterious Winter Gaines, writer of career and life destroying exposes filled with lies, exaggerations, and sometimes a smidgen of the truth? Rich, powerful, feared, ruthless. Using a pseudonym and a black veiled silhouette photo, no one has defeated or unmasked her to date. Blaine has lied to him, beguiled him, and ensnared them in a wicked game that will soon demand a stiff and painful penalty.

Drew seeks revenge using an unfamiliar playbook in an unfamiliar sport. He would almost bet all that she loves him and wants to tell him the truth. He must discover how much she will sacrifice to have or to annihilate him. Can he just admit defeat and let her slip through his fingers like a rain-soaked football on a critical Fourth & One play. Good or bad, she is in his blood like an infection he can't get rid of, and wouldn't take a healing medication even if he knew of one. Not until victory is achieved.

While seeking a feature writing career in NYC, Raven is given a test assignment to research and co-author a story. Too late, she learns the woman using her identity is out to seduce and destroy him. To strip away his privacy and secrets. To turn his adoring fans and the media against him. She can help tarnish the image of the Golden Lion, or she can risk all to save him. Either decision can cost her everything when they meet in a tropical paradise: Puerto Rico, an island that inspires love and romance, and passionate sex. Everything depends upon his reaction to the truth. She has been tricked and mislead and bullied, but will he understand and forgive her? Is she wrong to keep silent until she can find a way to protect him? To sate her needs until he despises her and casts her aside?

Never had she imagined the target of Winter's project would strike up a romance with her. Or she would fall for the alleged playboy known as "Quick Release" on and off the football field. Had she surrendered her heart, soul, and body to a "Devil in Disguise," as Winter had warned. And events suddenly seemed to be proving. Even so, could she eviscerate the "Heart" and "Pride" of the Arizona Mountain Lions' "Man with the Golden Arm?"
Janelle Taylor, creator of fifty-five works in multi-genres, award winning "Legend" and "Pioneer" in the romance genre, NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling author, has written an unforgettable story about a man and a woman who must face the ultimate test of love, honesty, and courage. Lovers who find themselves entrapped by another woman's nefarious plot, where a shattering deception can destroy their chance for love and happiness forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507858677
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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FOURTH & ONE 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the style that made her a NYTimes Bestselling Author, Janelle Taylor has penned a vivid & explicit contemporary sports romance. Ms. Taylor certainly knows her football! She does a great job in creating the characters of Drew & Raven as well as taking the reader on a wonderful trip thru Puerto Rico. If you love those sexy football players & even if you don't - you will love Fourth & One!
Donna_Fasano More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of Janelle Taylor’s books for a long time. I’m not a sports enthusiast, but I really enjoyed Fourth and One. The playfulness between Drew and Raven had me smiling… a lot. Fourth and One is a real page-turner. If you love romance, you love this book.