Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky wished winning the heart of Samantha Drake was as easy as protecting his quarterback. A top offensive lineman in the NFL, Bull tried to live down his rep as a womanizer. Locker room chatter had elevated him to the level of "player" in more than football. But Samantha Drake, dark-haired, stunning sister of a teammate, didn't want to have anything to do with him. Or did she?
On his best behavior, Bull pulled out all the stops to woo the reluctant beauty. He was making progress until a woman from his past reappeared. Tiffany, the one woman who broke his heart, is in trouble. Is Bull the only man who can help?
Samantha is overcoming her doubts about Bull until Tiffany arrives. Is the blonde really in hot water or does she just want another chance with the man she discarded?
Enjoy the return of your favorite First & Ten characters in this book, too. Surprises, twists, and football action scenes will keep you turning the pages.
Snippets from the book:
He sat in the rocking chair while Samantha washed the dirt off her luscious body. Or what he assumed was luscious. Sylvester "Bullhorn" Brodsky, known to his teammates as "Bull," had the hots for Samantha Drake, and it was keeping him up nights. While he waited for her to want him back, his imagination ran through a half dozen things he'd like to do to her under the warming spray of hot water. She was a little slip of a thing, and he was huge. Six foot three inches tall and two hundred fifty pounds of pure muscle, the offensive lineman could lift her up with one hand.
Samantha closed the front door and leaned back against it. Her pulse was racing, her face was hot, and she was a bit breathless. She had never expected the big man to be able to kiss like that. Of course, if he was a major seducer, that would make sense. But he appeared to be real sweet. He'd helped her move all day then taken her to dinner—his only reward a couple of steamy kisses. Doesn't fit with the image of a major player.
He tasted like café au lait, and he smelled like a woodsy aftershave mixed with his own, unique scent. When her fingers had tightened around his biceps, a tingle had shot all the way through her. The man was solid steel. Except his warm skin. She had braced herself against his chest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the fifth book in the First & Ten Series from author Jean Joachim, and the first book in this series that had me actually wondering if our couple would find their HEA. Bullhorn Brodsky is as tough as they come, on the field, but in reality he is a big, huggable, teddy bear with a heart of gold. He has fallen, hard, for Samantha Drake, sister of his teammate, Devon Drake. Devon is not happy about this situation. He has spent too much time in the locker room with Bull, listening to stories of his sexual exploits and his love em’ and leave em’ attitude. Consequently, Devon has spent a lot of time warning Sam that Bull will only break her heart once he’s had her. Sam’s attraction to Bull has her trying her best to ignore Devon’s tales of woe, but finds it hard to do while she is living under his roof. She decides to strike out on her own and she and Bull begin dating and getting to know each other in earnest. Just when they are starting to get closer, Bull’s former fianceé, who left him at the altar to marry someone else, unexpectedly pops back into his life and Sam finds herself doubting Bull’s feelings for her more and more. Bull, having been hurt and humiliated once before, is unwilling to mentally or verbally commit to ‘forever’ with anyone again, yet he cannot imagine his life without Sam. The emotions and the ups and downs in this story just reach out and grab you from page one. One minute you’re basking in the glow of the love between Bull and Sam, and the next you’re in tears because of the pain they’re unknowingly inflicting on themselves and each other. It is all so beautifully conveyed by the author that you can’t help but feel the same emotions as you read their story. All the characters we’ve met in previous books in this series make a return appearance, so we get to catch up and see how the rest of the team is doing. I love that about this series. Jean Joachim manages to bring us up to date with everyone in each of these books, blending them all smoothly into the current story line. This book is no exception, it is truly a ‘can’t put it down’ read.