The Deal with Love

The Deal with Love

by Jamie Wesley
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The Deal with Love 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Christian and Elise had some pretty smoking chemistry. They were magnetic. Together they broke down each other's walls. They helped each other with their issues. To the world, she was this tough as nails woman trying to do a man's job. So she felt she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. He was this brick wall of defense, not letting anyone in. But their journey together was fun, sexy and healing. Although hey hit a couple of bumps along the way, I loved their happy ending. It was very sweet. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Elise’s father Dale was the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Stampede and the Stampede had just won the NBA title last month. Elise had never been in love , never let anyone that close to her. Her parents had a happy marriage until her mom passed away when Elise was eleven so it’s not she didn’t believe in love she did. Elise was the Stampede’s assistant manager . Elise was there for the celebration of one of the team’s player Bradley had gotten engaged to Caitlyn. Elise had to show her support as part of her job. Christian- Caitlyn’s brother- had jokenly hit on Eloise when she was at the bar. Eloise was attracted to christian and decided a one night stand would be fine. Eloise kept her secrets close to herself such as she would never measure up. And the fear she would never be able to achieve everything she wanted to because of her gender. Christian was a media teacher for a local public High School. Then Eloise’s father gave her the job of general manager after the one they had retired. There was a lot of controversy so Dale asked Christian to to record a week Of Eloise’s life and Christian said yes. I enjoyed this story. I have read stories like this but it was a woman breaking into the mans world of sports as a general manager of a title winning basketball team and the toughness of being a woman in this position. This was well written and i really liked the plot. I liked the ins and outs of this story. I also liked the ins and outs Eloise and Christian went through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Elise is the first female GM to a major league sports team--I loved that! Sure, her father owns the NBA Dallas Stampede, but she's worked her way up--originally working for another team and then doing time as the assistant GM first. She gets the job, but she's got a legion of the team's fans to win over, and worse yet, her dad can't seem to trust her to do the toughest parts of the job without his "help". So, yeah. A guy? she doesn't have time for this.. But Christian's not taking "no" for an answer--and when he's asked to spend a week filming Elise on the job for a documentary at NBA,com, he manages to chip away at Elise's determination, especially since their one night stand still haunts them both. I loved Elise! She was a great character, and every time her dad undermined what she was doing just broke my heart. I wasn't sure how she'd be able to get him to stop. Christian was a bit tougher--he had a tendency to criticize Elise for doing her job (because, yeah--sometimes her GM duties are going to have to come before the career day volunteering she promised to do. She a GM! In the freaking NBA!) and to have a "it's my way or the highway" mentality that was frustrating to read, let alone how it must have made others feel. He makes up for a lot of his a$$hattery at the end, but still. This was the third in the series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. It was my first from this author, who I'd definitely read again. Rating: 3 stars / C I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Take one young lady determined to succeed in a male dominated profession, add in her father who is also her boss and seems unable to acknowledge her abilities or trust her and than introduce one hot man to whom she is decidedly attracted and you just know there'll be troubles ahead. This is especially true when the man is equally attracted to her but believes her workaholic nature is a big detriment to any chance for a relationship between the two because of his personal experience! Elise Templeton's father owns the Dallas Stampede where she works, hoping to become the first female general manager for the NBA, though she's not certain her father will promote her to the position when the present incumbent retires. She's determined to get the job - and to prove it is because of her knowledge and skills, not nepotism. Fed of feeling like she's banging her head against a brick wall, she hooks up with Christian Monroe at the engagement party for one of the team players and Christian's twin sister. They have a hot and steamy encounter that neither are likely to forget, their chemistry is explosive but it was only meant to be a one night stand... However, her father has other ideas, especially after giving her the much sought after promotion. He sets Christian on making a publicity film about Elise and her new role and the two are now working together on a daily basis and familiarity definitely isn't cooling their attraction to each other! Working so closely together both start to reveal their hidden selves to each other, but as she determines to keep placing her work at the forefront of her life can he resist this workaholic and can she develop a more manageable work/life balance with more room for romance? Don't assume this is a straight forward, if somewhat steamy, romance. There are other threads interwoven into the story and I was especially pleased with how the one relating to sexism was handled, raising it and demonstrating its pervasive influence undermining those striving to overcome it even in contemporary situations. It was one of the particular strengths of this novel, woven seamlessly in with others such as forgiveness, fatherhood and caring. This is a great read which addresses some real issues in a realistic manner whilst still being a fun romance to escape into. Although this is the third book in the One on One series, it works well as a standalone. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for gifting me a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
MJSanders1021 More than 1 year ago
This is about seeing the true identity through a lens. Christian broke down Elise defenses while filming her but he also broke down his own. It was the true chemistry in which they both had for one another that made them a power couple "scratching an itch". They complimented and enhanced each other doubt and beliefs which allowed the other to see the error and the reality of their actions. There moments apart help solidify a future that has the potential to be so bright. I loved Elise drive and Christian straight shooter personality. This was a quite enjoyable first novel for my by the author.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
While at a party, Elise hears the cheesiest pick up line ever and turns to see the guest of honor's brother, Christian. Since she doesn't have time for a relationship, she engages in what's meant to be a one nigh stand. After Elise is named the General Manager for her father's NBA team and the fans are unhappy because they think she's unqualified, her father suggests a documentary to showcase her day-to-day work by none other documentarian turned school teacher, Christian. There was definitely chemistry between these two characters and some serious heat. Elise and Christian definitely have more in common than think and it was interesting to see them finally figure that out. This was a quick read that I finished in a day. *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. 'The Deal with Love' by Jamie Wesley. This is the story of Elsie and Christian. Elsie meets Christian at a party. While siting alone thinking about Orkney and her lack of a love life..she hears a corny pickup line directed at her. She turns to find Christian who is very good looking. Elsie teases him about his pickup line and this starts them talking. When trying to dodge her fathers at the party she takes Christian away from the party. There they move forward to have what Elsie thinks will be a one night stand. But she soon learns that she and Christian will be working together.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A very interesting fun read. What starts out with the cheesiest pick up line ever quickly turns into a real attraction and what was meant to be one night of fun. Although Christian is great, when Elise realizes she and Christian will be working together, she knows she has to put a halt to everything. She can't do anything that would jeopardize her position as GM of her father's basketball team. She's worked too hard to get where she is and the fans are already up in arms. A very cute read that addresses some real issues. This one was very well done. I definitely recommend it.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The Deal with Love holds a special place in my heart. The romance was heated but was not the big draw for me. Elise was. Being a woman in what is thought of as a man's world is hard for anyone BUT, when trying to break into the NBA and manage a team of athletes it's even more difficult. Jamie Wesley earned a great deal of respect from me for tackling sexism, which is still a big problem in the world today. Elise, although fictional, her journey was an empowering and inspiring example. The moral of the story: "Let no one and nothing deter you from following through on your dreams."