On the Line: A Milwaukee Dragons Novel

On the Line: A Milwaukee Dragons Novel

by Liz Lincoln

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Is this man: A) a super-hot NFL player, B) the guy you’re sexting, or C) your new boss?
If you’re Carrie Herron, the answer is: D) all of the above. First, Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. With any luck, she’ll be back on her financial feet before the next cosplay convention rolls around. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that her new boss is the guilty pleasure in her phone, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional. Oh, how would Poison Ivy handle a temptation like Seth Chamberlain?
After getting traded from Houston to Milwaukee, Seth’s having a tough time keeping his head in the game, let alone making sure that his daughter is fitting in. So if the only nanny that Madison will tolerate is a grown woman who likes comic books even more than she does . . . well, so be it. Too bad the nanny is also the gorgeous redhead Seth’s been flirting with all this time. But with Carrie’s knowing glances and kissable lips driving him wild, Seth must decide whether he’s ready to put everything on the line.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525619826
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: Milwaukee Dragons , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 103,821
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Liz Lincoln has been concocting stories as long as she can remember, and from the beginning they involved two people falling in love. When she’s not writing, she spends her time rooting for the UW Badgers and the Green Bay Packers (or yearning for the return of football season), cross-stitching sassy sayings or nerdy characters (Wonder Woman is her favorite), and drinking too much Diet Coke. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a turtle.

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Chapter 1

Carrie Heron’s toes wiggled impatiently inside her shoes. It wasn’t the cashier’s fault that Carrie had put off grocery shopping until eight o’clock at night, when her stomach was ready to digest itself. But it was his fault he was possibly the slowest cashier on the planet.

The man in line behind Carrie set his purchases on the belt, drawing her attention.

The first thing she noticed were his tanned arms, all thick, corded muscle. Her gaze moved up to his wide shoulders and solid chest, wearing a maroon Milwaukee Dragons T-shirt. She took in his jaw, covered in a neatly trimmed blond beard, and his blond hair, pulled into a bun at the nape of his neck. His nose was pink with fading sunburn, like he spent his days outside.

Her toes stopped wiggling so they could curl. She was a sucker for tall, muscular guys. And for beards. And man buns. And blondes. If he had blue eyes, she quite possibly would jump him right here in the grocery line. They certainly had plenty of time.

She allowed herself a glance at his eyes.

Clear, light blue.

Had someone sucked the air out of the grocery store? She felt a bit faint.

Beardy McMuscles glanced up and caught her looking. He gave her a conspiratorial smile, inclining his head slightly toward the cashier.

Carrie managed to keep her cool, smiling back and rolling her eyes. Inside, her pulse fluttered and her toes uncurled so they could curl again. Good thing she’d opted for tennis shoes and not flip-flops. She hated getting her feet wet in the rain, even a warm early-September storm like tonight’s.

She made herself look away before the eye contact became staring and he decided she was creepy. Her gaze dropped to his purchases, two items behind hers on the conveyer belt. A bunch of bananas and a box of super-plus tampons.

Tampons. Well then.

He was clearly married. And absolutely smitten, because no man bought feminine hygiene products for anyone but a wife he adored.

Like it mattered. She wasn’t going to ask him out or anything.

“That’ll be $127.49.”

The cashier’s high-pitched voice drew her attention away from McMuscles. When had food gotten so expensive? She flashed the teen a quick smile, then reached into her purse for her wallet.

Her fingers brushed her keys, cellphone, lip balm, sunglasses, a paper napkin she needed to throw away, loose change. No wallet. She set the bag on the edge of the counter and peered inside. No wallet. She took out most of the items, one by one. No wallet.

Dammit. She didn’t have time for this. Not only was she starving, but she was supposed to do laundry at her brother’s tonight. He’d threatened to start watching the last episode of The Walking Dead without her if she didn’t show.

“Well,” she said, her voice overly bright, “I guess I left my wallet at home.” She shoved her hand into her hair, trying to think. At least she was too frustrated to get embarrassed by her extreme idiocy. “Can you . . . is there a way to set this aside, and I guess I’ll run home and grab it, then come back?” She couldn’t wait and come back tomorrow. If she didn’t buy the food tonight, she’d have to get takeout for dinner. Which didn’t fit into her unemployment budget.

She resisted the urge to scream in frustration, biting down on the inside of her lips to hold in the sound.

“Sure, I can suspend the transaction and leave it at customer service,” the boy said. He barely looked older than her former seventh-grade students. Shouldn’t he be home, getting ready for school tomorrow?

“Thanks,” she said, voice weary. “I appreciate it.”

Bananas appeared in front of the cashier. “Here, add these to her total. I got it.”

Carrie’s heart stopped for a moment, leaving room for her stomach to drop to her feet. Mouth gaping, she turned to McMuscles. He was sliding his credit card through the machine.

“Wha . . . I . . . you . . .” Until a few months ago, she’d been responsible for the education of Milwaukee’s youth. Yet she couldn’t form a full word.

He grinned—of course he had perfect teeth—and for a second she couldn’t catch her breath. Hot man. Buying her groceries. She was hardly a damsel in distress—OK, maybe a little in distress, but not a damsel—and he wasn’t a knight. All those muscles would probably break his armor. But oh, she was going to swoon.

“Thank you,” she finally managed to say. With that grin, he was a million times hotter. That, and his enormous generosity, had her completely stunned.

“No problem.”

He had a deep but gentle voice, at odds with his size and immense masculinity.

When the cashier started to put his items in a bag, McMuscles waved him off. “No bag. I got it.” He took the bananas and tampons in one large hand.

“Have a good night.” The cashier handed over the receipt.

Carrie gave him another awkward smile that felt forced. She was still in shock. People didn’t buy someone else’s groceries. It was a huge gesture and she couldn’t quite wrap her mind around it. “Thank you again. Really. You don’t know how much I appreciate it.”

“No problem. I’m glad to help.” He walked beside her as she pushed her cart toward the exit.

“Your wife is a lucky woman. Very few men would be willing to buy tampons.”

He cleared his throat and looked a little embarrassed.

Why had she said that? She was racking up the idiot points tonight.
“I’m not married. It’s for my daughter.” His ears and neck turned red, which was both adorable and sexy.

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On the Line: A Milwaukee Dragons Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I loved the characters and the world that the author created, but it was just too rushed. For instance, there is a cute little exchange where they both end up naked in the same bathroom, both trying to take bath/shower. The scene played out, and I was interested to see how they reacted to it in the next scene, but instead the next scene starts a week later, so we miss the immediate payoff. We get robbed of immediate payoff a few times in the interest of making the story last all season, and frankly, it lags the momentum of the story. And then the ending was a huge let-down that again felt unearned and anticlimactic (for the sake of spoilers, I won't describe why here). All in all, it felt like a quality work that got rushed through. I might try another book from this author, but tbh, I'm not interested in getting let down so bad again.
Readnread 7 months ago
Fun sports romance. . I loved Carrie, Seth and Maddie. Seth might have looked all football player, but his daughter, Mags, came first. Carrie’s flirting texts with Seth were funny and sweet. Maddie was a very typical, angst filled “tween”. A nice, easy, fun romance read. I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carrie Heron and Seth Chamberlain’s story is heart wrenching but beautiful. They meet at the grocery store, are instantly attracted and have a connection, but life brings them together in an impossible situation. Seth is a single father who is a professional athlete and in need of a nanny to help with his daughter and Carrie is an out of work science teacher who needs to make a living and a place to live. They decide it is best to stay apart and keep their relationship platonic, despite their increased feelings and admiration. When they finally do get together, they are torn apart by the very thing that brought them together, Seth’s daughter. Seth realizes his priorities have changed and tries to win Carrie back. It’s a sweet story with some added hotness.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
Liz Lincoln launches her Milwaukee Dragons series with On The Line, a fun and sexy story about a super-hot NFL player and comic loving sexy science teacher. When a hot guy a super market offers to pay for your groceries and starts sending flirty texts, a girl can’t help but want to see where that leads. Unfortunately for Carrie Herron her new job as a nanny forces her to rein her intense attraction to her new boss who just happens to be the guy she’s been sexting with. As soon as Seth Chamberlain found out he’d been traded to Milwaukee, he knew he’d have to arrange childcare for her daughter. He never expected that the perfect nanny would be the beautiful woman he’d been flirting with. Will he put his daughter and career before his personal life? It’s a difficult choice but some things are worth putting on the line. The story is well balanced between the character development, a luscious relationship evolving from sexy lust to something deeper along with the challenges the main characters face given the circumstances they’re in, all within a very well informed and entertaining football backdrop. By themselves, Seth and Carrie where great characters, I was a sucker for Seth’s swoon worthy mindset about fatherhood even though he was struggling on how to deal with his pre-teen daughter and as a teacher myself I could help but admire Carrie’s constructive way of looking at education. I also loved everything about Carrie and Seth from their meet cute, their clever dialog and sexy texts, to the mature attitude towards their relationship, and of course the super sweet and sexy grand gesture at the end. I can’t wait to read more about this series. On The Line is book #1 of the Milwaukee Dragons by Liz Lincoln. It is a fun, super sexy sports romance, told from both points of view with a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. I need to read the rest of the series.
Lit_Litehosue More than 1 year ago
A few years back I accidently stumbled on a sports romance. I've never been into sports or athletes, but let me tell you there is just something about the way these characters carry themselves that draws you into the story and Seth and Carrie had no problem grabbing my attention. A great story, awesome characters and come on, who doesn't love that kid who steals the show. Loved this book.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
On her way to her brother's to do laundry, Carrie stops by the local grocery store where she realizes she's forgotten her wallet. When the handsome man behind her offers to buy her groceries, she's immediately smitten. He's kind and so cute! When she spies women's hygiene products in his purchases, she's embarrassed to have been gawking at him. Seth explains the items are for his teenage daughter, not wife. Carrie can't in good conscience allow him to take his purchases to his daughter as they are not appropriate for a teen with her first period. She helps him choose something more appropriate and they end up exchanging phone numbers so she can pay him back. Carrie, having been laid off as a science teacher, needs a job and a home. She's been informed her landlord sold her place and she has to be out ASAP! Not really wanting to crash with her brother, Carrie seeks his advice. He knows of a guy who needs a nanny and can put in a good word for her. It's not exactly teaching, but it will provide her a home and money. In the meantime, she continues texting "grocery guy" and they promise to go on a date, Until.... Carrie shows up for her interview as a nanny and is shocked when "grocery guy-Seth" opens the door. Although their chemistry is undeniable, they agree to keep their realationship professional,,,until they can't. When Seth's daughter finds out, she runs away. Seth's world crumbles as he's always said his daughter is the most important thing in his life, even more so than football. He lashes out at Carrie and destroys her heart in the process. This was the first Liz Lincoln novel I've read. It won't be the last! I loved how Carrie was able to bring Seth's daughter out of her shell. She was moody and disrectful, but Carrie was able to find something in common with her and build on it. I also enjoyed Carrie's costume of Poison Ivy!!! It was super sweet when Seth bought Carrie a new "Poison Ivy" corset. As a single person myself, I struggle at times with balancing my wants vs my kiddo's. Seth struggles with this and it's his ultimate undoing.....I read a gifted copy and all options stated are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1.5 Stars Everything about this was uncomfortable, weird, and awkward. The bones of a good romance story were all there: athlete, single dad, brother's BFF. But every conversation and interaction between Carrie and Seth just had me scrunching my nose and asking why. I didn't feel tension; I didn't get chemistry. I got awkward texts that were (supposedly) sexy. I got brother's BFF trope where she had never even met the guy before they began a "relationship" and the brother was absent most of the story. I enjoyed Maddie (the daughter), but again, everything felt so off. Like the fact that Carrie and her basically have everything in common. Diet Dr. Pepper! Comics! Cosplay! And that was all just talk. We rarely get to see them interact together as pre-teen and nanny so I didn't feel like they were that close or Maddie should be that distraught over learning about Carrie and Seth. Sadly, this was a huge miss in my book.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I loved the premise of this book. The first time Carrie and Seth met was very cute and kinda funny. I enjoyed reading their mutual attraction as it developed as well as them trying to fight their feelings. I loved their interactions, both in their physical and in their social. The two just seemed to fit. And if I totally pictured Clay Matthews as Seth the entire time reading, then all the more better. Throw in Seth's priorities in life, he could almost be perfect. The drama was not too dramatic, but very heart aching and then heartwarming with its resolution. And the pace of their relationship was just right. I am looking forward to more in this series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
StephG72 More than 1 year ago
Wow – sexy, single Dad who happens to be a hot NFL player?? Nerdy, ex-science teacher who loves comic books?? Sign me up! Lately I feel like a lot of the sports romances I've read border on the New Adult genre. Which is fine by me sometimes, but I like reading about normal, regular, mature characters with none of the NA "drama". Seth and Carrie are adults who act like adults and deal with real-life issues (work, family obligations, body confidence concerns). As a nerdy girl myself (although not a comic book fan), I really connected with Carrie. I loved that she owned her nerdiness and wasn't ashamed of who she was or what she liked. And as for Seth, there is something so incredibly sexy about a single dad who is all about his kid. Seth is an amazing father who is willing to sacrifice his own happiness for his daughter but I liked that he realized that although Maddie would always be a priority, he needed to focus on his own happiness too and the two weren't mutually exclusive. My biggest "complaint" is that I might have enjoyed an epilogue. Although I'm hoping that we'll see more of these characters if there are additional books in the series. *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion. WOW!! Loved this steamy love story!! Seth is a professional football player for the Milwaukee Dragons. He’s also a single father to a 12 year old daughter named Madison, aka Maddie. Seth needed to find a nanny to take care of his daughter while he was at games, traveling, etc. Enter Carrie. Carrie was a Science teacher who couldn’t find a job in time for the new school year. She decided to take the job as a nanny to get her bearings and figure out her next step. Whew is all I can say. I absolutely loved this story and the romance between Seth and Carrie. These two had an instant connection and could hardly keep their hands off each other. Can I just say….I absolutely loved how Carrie was into science and comics. I think this was the first romance I’ve read with the female main character being into these things. It was beyond refreshing and I’m ALL for it in future reads. Carrie loved dressing up in cosplay and going to comic con. I loved getting to know her and her interests. I lived for the comic and Walking Dead references. They were just icing on this already amazing cake. Seth on the other hand was your typical swoon worthy single dad. I loved seeing him care for his daughter. It was so beautiful to see a man step up and take care of his child no matter what. Seth would’ve done anything and everything for his child. Maddie’s mother wasn’t in the picture because she didn’t want to be. Seth stepped up and became both parents without hesitation. There is nothing more attractive than a present father let me tell you. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I’m all for having two or three more books with this group. This is the first time I’ve read this author but it will not be the last.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Seth is trying his hardest to be a good dad. Unfortunately that means uprooting his daughter from their home in Houston and moving to Milwaukee. At 12, she’s at a difficult age already so it is even rougher to have to start all over. But he’s a good man and he’s doing the best he can. Running into a sexy redhead at the grocery story, and one who is willing to give him feminine hygiene help, has things looking up. Carrie is having a rough time after losing her job as a teach and not getting any bites on a new one. She’s starting to really stress when she’s rescued by a hottie in the checkout lane. Being able to help him return leads to some sexy flirting. When a possible job lands in her lap, things are definitely looking up … until she discovers her potential new boss is the guy she’s been sexting. Yikes! You have to admire how well she handles it :) I think these two were hotter NOT having sex than most couples are when they do! I loved their first meeting and then the inevitable struggle as Carrie becomes the nanny for Seth’s preteen daughter. It’s not easy for them to ignore their attraction but they do try … and although they don’t necessarily succeed, I have to like that it is pretty drama free between them. They understand why that it is best to keep things professional and they try their hardest to keep it that way. I am pretty surprised at how many 3 star or less reviews there are for this one. I’m actually mostly amused by how many of them are based solely on the fact that this is in third person. That never bothers me and I didn’t have any difficulty following along here so I guess it’s just a personal preference thing. There were also some complaints that the ending was too rushed but I thought it worked. It may not have been as emotion-driven as some but I think that it worked well with the flow of the rest of the story. Overall, I found On the Line to be amusing, flirty, sexy, and full of heart. It was entertaining watching the two of them fight their feelings for Madison’s sake … and, of course, fail! Is it predictable? Probably, but it is enjoyable regardless. Bringing light-hearted fun with enough feels to keep you turning pages, Lincoln delivers a winner in my opinion. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
Sheila Lee More than 1 year ago
I will not restate the plot nor reveal any spoilers in this review. ON THE LINE by Liz Lincoln is a very well-written and entertaining book that grabbed my attention from the beginning. It is a realistic story of a single dad rearing a 12 year old daughter on his own. Because of his occupation and recent relocation, he searches for and finds a live-in nanny for his daughter. Sparks fly and there are several steamy sex scenes between them. But have you ever tried to reason with a preteen? LOL Needless to say, the daughter throws a monkey wrench in the relationship between father and nanny and, of course, the result is family drama. It is a refreshing book in that the single father is trying to balance career, fatherhood and pursue an adult relationship without undermining the delicate and evolving nature of the father-daughter relationship. The author did a nice job in starting well and building a believable plot with interesting characters, humor, romance and drama. She then wraps up all loose ends and delivers the HEA. An enjoyable read!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
On the Line by Liz Lincoln is the first story in her new football romance series and is a fun and sexy 'single parent falls for the nanny' tale. Carrie Herron has her hopes up on finally getting into the dating game again when she meets a man at the grocery store and they exchange numbers, and some sexy texts. But when it turns out he's the guy her brother has set her up with for a nanny job, her heart sinks. Getting involved with her new boss, no matter how sexy and handsome he is, is a recipe for disaster. Seth Chamberlain is doing his best to settle in to his new town, his new team, and with his tween going on twenty daughter who is not enthused with their move. And when his best prospect for a date shows up on his doorstep ready to move in and help with his daughter, he's bummed too. Carrie had already shown herself to be caring and generous even before she started taking care of his daughter, and as a live-in nanny she's got his household running smoothly. And dammit, he just can't put that attraction away as much as he'd want to. It's mutual, and some solo sexy times on each of their parts soon isn't enough. A secret affair is one thing, but when his daughter, and Carrie's brother find out, will it be over before it's barely begun? I really enjoyed this story! The meet-cute is fun, and the trope plot is predictable but with unique characters to pull it off well. Carrie is into comics and cosplay, which makes her a hit with Seth's daughter Maddie and helps to ease the transition into her living with them full time. Carrie loves to dress up in character as Poison Ivy and she gets to do that for a con, though she hadn't anticipated having Seth and Maddie there with her. Her sexy costume is too enticing for Seth to ignore and their hotel room heats up in a sexy scene that gets repeated a few more times as they start to develop real feelings for each other. As a football romance, there are some great scenes on field and in the locker room, complete with the usual bromance between teammates. There comes a point where Seth and Carrie can't keep the secret anymore and the impact that has on their situation results in some soul searching before the well deserved happy ending. It's an entertaining romance and I'm looking forward to reading more of the series!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
This first book in the Milwaukee Dragons series was the ultimate slow burn!! Seth was recently traded to Milwaukee and, as a single dad, is trying to juggle his new team and his 12 year-old daughter. A chance meeting with Carrie leads to flirty texts and the possibility of more until she shows up to interview to be his daughter's nanny. Carrie needs a job more than she needs a relationship with this insanely attractive man. They both want to do the right thing and stay away from each other but the chemistry and attraction is undeniable. I loved that Seth was so devoted to making his daughter happy. I like Carrie but I felt like she didn't have a direction and maybe that's why she never got any of the jobs she applied for. I like that these two didn't just jump in and ignore the potential consequences of them getting together but the slow burn seemed to drag a bit toward the end. This is my first book by this author but I'm definitely going to be picking up the next book in this series!! *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
nelriv More than 1 year ago
I hate to say but this book just didn't do it for me, I could not really connect with the characters and let me tell you but I was excited at first. I do like single dads, love myself some hot athletic guys, but just couldn't couldn't couldn't get into it..Sorry folks.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
When Carrie Herron bumps into a sexy, single dad in the grocery store and he comes to her aid, and then moments later she has the chance to reciprocate she thinks she has hit the dating jackpot, so she gives him her number and crosses her fingers he'll call. But her excitement about a possible date deflates rather quickly when she finds out she is being kicked out of her home, due to it being sold, now not only is she out of job, but a home too. So, she turns to her brother in hopes he can give her a temporary landing spot, and he offers her a deal she just can't pass up... his buddy needs a live-in nanny as soon as possible. It seems like it's the answers to all her prayers, until she shows up on their doorstep! Seth Chamberlain has just been transferred to Milwaukee, and hasn't had much time to find someone to look after his daughter while he is on the road during football season, he has always depended on his family before now, but their miles away and of no help now. So, he turns to his old college buddy in hopes that he might know someone trustworthy and reliable, and it just so happens he has the perfect person for the job, his sister. Seth doesn't remember much about her, but the moment she shows up on his doorstep he has a dire need to get to know every inch of her... but mixing business with pleasure would be wrong on so many levels! This first time read had me had me nodding in agreeance a time or two, giggling a time or two, and swooning a whole heck of a lot!!! I thoroughly enjoyed diving between the pages of this one, I am a sports romance fanatic so it spoke to me on that level, I have a spirited tween daughter so it resonated a little there too, and of course the hunky football star in the story had me thinking of my favorite player in Wisconsin.... so that alone is a win in my book! Not to mention it put a good squeeze on my heart and stirred up some feels, there was just so much to like about this one, the characters were unique and hard no to love, and the story line was well crafted. I highly recommend you take a chance on this one, Seth is sure to have you blushing throughout!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via Netgalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
On the Line by Liz Lincoln is page turning! This is a Rom-Com for sure. Be ready for laughs galore. You will love Carrie and Seth but you will fall in love with Maddie. Carrie and Seth met at the grocery store. A simple act of kindness on his part and on her part, turn into them exchanging phone numbers. It starts with some texting which turns into sexting. Carrie, an out of work science teacher, has burned through her savings. Unable to find another teaching job, she has no choice to except an interview as a nanny. When the man hiring a nanny for is daughter turns out to be the guy she has been sexting, things heat up. Seth, a pro football player, has been traded to the Milwaukee Dragons. With the move, he has given up his support system when it comes to his twelve year old daughter. No more parents around to help. When the nanny he hires turns out to be the woman he has been sexting, things get interesting. Carrie and Seth have burning chemistry from the start. However, when she starts working for him they decide it will be best if they do not act on their chemistry. Said chemistry turns into some major sexual tension. These two try and fight their growing feelings but being around each other daily does not help. Maddie, Seth’s daughter, has different ideas. Yes, she loves Carrie but will she be okay if her dad and Carrie enter a relationship? Will Carrie and Seth give in? 4.5 stars. **Review by Elizabeth, Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night with Books Blog**
voraciousreaderKB More than 1 year ago
FUN AND FLIRTY!!! This is the first book I have read by Liz Lincoln and I really enjoyed it. It is a charming, fun and flirty, sports romance with a mixture of sweetness, sexiness and laughter. I liked the two main characters and found it easy to relate to them. They are both good, genuine people and they have a lot of sexual chemistry. Seth, a football player, moves to Milwaukee when he starts playing for the Milwaukee Dragons. He is devoted to his twelve year old daughter, Maddy and is looking for a nanny. He wants to do the best he can for Maddy and he is willing to give up anything for her. Seth he is a great dad and a wonderful guy. Maddy is the most important thing to him and I respect him for that. Even though Seth loves football, it comes second to Maddy. Carrie is a geek. She is a laid off seventh grade science teacher looking for a job. Since she has no other offers, Carrie agrees to take the job as nanny to Seth’s daughter, Maddy. Carrie immediately hits it off with Maddy and they share a lot of the same interests. Carrie finds herself attracted to Seth’s big muscles and great body. She has to figure out how to adjust from teacher to nanny and also how to stay away from her employer. Carrie has never been a football fan but she loves to watch Seth play. Seth and Carrie have a lot of fun together and they are always bantering back and forth. They try to stay away from each other but their strong attraction and close contact make it difficult. I love the way Seth treats Carrie and how much he loves his daughter. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartfelt story. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Fun, sexy warm hearted sports romance This is the first book I've read by Liz Lincoln and I really enjoyed it. I liked that Carrie made smart and nerdy sexy and fun. Seth's love and devotion for his daughter Maddie made him so attractive. The author's development of their sexual attraction was well done. The twists and turns she used to move the plot toward their HEA was well throughout and realistic. I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Carrie & Seth’s story. Single parent stories always give me the feels and this one is no exception. It’s such a sweet love story full of sexy, flirty, witty and steamy moments that will seriously make you smile. Seth is sweet and also a very hot and hunky football player trying to be a good dad. Carrie is such a unique and quirky heroine who I really like, and she is in need of a job. Her brother gets her an interview as a nanny with none other than you guessed it, Seth. This does not bode well for either of them since they have been flirting over texts after meeting at the grocery store. Carrie needs a job more than she needs a man so she takes the job knowing they can forget about a relationship with Seth being her boss now. I love how she is able to find some interesting common ground with Seth’s daughter and how she really brings the shine back to Maddie. Can these two manage to keep a strictly professional relationship with Carrie living with them? Can they ignore the chemistry and the easy way they are around each other for the sake of a job and his daughter? You’ll have to read and find out. It’s a quick, fun read!!
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Carrie is a recently unemployed middle school, science teacher. Seth is a defensive lineman for the Milwaukee Dragons football team and a single dad of a teenage daughter, Madison. Seth was just recently traded and had to move away from his family who usually helped him out with Madison. The initial meeting between Carrie Heron and Seth Chamberlain was priceless. Such a funny, laugh out loud meeting. While in the grocery store, the chemistry between these two is just off the charts. They exchange phone numbers in case Seth has more questions regarding his daughter and this starts their fun texting back and forth. Having been a single dad most of his daughter's life, Seth generally doesn't bring woman around, but something about Carrie has Seth wanted to have an actual relationship. Carrie's brother, Jason works for the Milwaukee Dragons and he knows of a nanny job that is looking for someone to live at the football player's house and take care of his teenage daughter. Unable to find a teaching job, Carrie decides to apply for the nanny job. Imagine her surprise when the football player is Seth! Knowing they both need the help of the other, Carrie and Seth decide they cannot pursue any type of relationship except an employer/employee one. That is when the fun begins! These two have a very hard time keeping things platonic between them. It was fun watching the build up between these two. I loved how Carrie got along so well with Madison. They had so many fun things in common together and it was a great addition to the overall story. I really enjoyed the road Carrie and Seth went on to get to their happy ending. This was a fun, sexy story that I would highly recommend.
OpheliaOA More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars. This is the first book that I’ve read by Liz Lincoln and all I have to say is that I am hooked with her work and can’t wait to read more of it. Carrie and Seth might have met at the grocery store and felt an instant attraction towards each other but when Carrie accepts the nanny job to take care of Seth’s daughter all that changes. It was fun reading about how hard both Carrie and Seth fought to try to fight their attraction towards each other but somethings are just hard to resist. They are both so cute together and they might have hit some bumps along the way but when it’s meant to be it’s meant to be. I was a bit disappointed with the ending and was expecting a bit more but overall it was a great read. ***I was given this ARC by NetGalley as an exchange for an honest review.
Susanmc81 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Seth has been traded to the NFL team, the Milwaukee Dragons (sort of wish there was a team named the Dragon. The could play the L.A. Unicorns. But I digress). He has a meet cute with Carrie in the grocery store where he is trying to buy products for his twelve year old daughters first period. They exchange numbers and start to flirt text while he is out of town for work (Carrie has no clue what he does) and they plan on going out when he gets back. Carrie is a teacher who has been laid off and lost her apartment, so she is thrilled when her brother sets up an interview with his old college football buddy “Lainie” as a nanny. Of course, Seth Chamberlain is “Lainie”. What I liked about this was there was instant attraction, but the love took time to develop. I did wish that they had developed the relationship of the daughter Maddie, and Carrie more. I also wish that that an epilogue had been included. If you want a fun sports/single dad romance, this is worth a read. I look forward to the next installment in the series. I received an ARC of this book for my honest review.
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author, and it definitely won’t be my last. So good! This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars. I’m a sucker for a good sports romance, so when I saw this one on NetGalley, I decided to request it. I’m glad I did! There was a sexy Thor lookalike football player, some sexy times, and lots of laughs. I can’t wait to read book two (and however many more will be published after that). Carrie was a great main character. Sort of geeky, but in the best possible way. She loved comics, science, and cosplaying. And don’t even get me started on Seth. Whoa baby! He was super hot, and such a great dad. Single dad romances are a new favorite trope of mine, and the nanny aspect is an added bonus. The chemistry between these two was off the charts. I liked Maddie for the most part, although I felt like she was sort of bratty. But she was a tween girl in a new city, so I gave her some slack. I liked meeting some of the other football players, and Carrie’s brother as well. The characters were easy to like, and I thought the book was fantastic. I highly recommend this one. And I loved that the book was set in Wisconsin!