Everson Montgomery's entire life is devoted to ensuring the success of his pro football career. Strict rules about his diet, sleep habits, and training schedule keep him running like a well-oiled linebacker machine. There's zero room for distractions… until he meets his teammate's brother and is instantly smitten with the friendly, gorgeous, generous man.
Ryan Brennan has had a crush on the gridiron giant for years. When the opportunity to work together on a charity drive arises, he's all in. Spending time with Everson, he sees the sweetness and vulnerability beneath the stoic exterior, and opens up his heart and his home. He's learned the hard way that getting too close, too fast isn't smart, but something keeps drawing him to Everson.
Everson doesn't do relationships and Ryan doesn't do hook ups, but they can't stay away from each other. When chaos on the field and in the locker room spills over into everyday life, and past ghosts return to haunt them both, will they chase after their hearts or will their relationship be tackled before they have a chance to score?
Mad Scramble was originally featured in Love is All: An Anthology, but has since been expanded.