Hello hot cover!! How can you resist picking up a book with a cover like that? Well I couldn’t!
Leighton Gray is an international rugby star and in the prime of his life. He can have any woman he wants but has always had a crush on his best friend’s sister, Frankie. When he overhears Damon trying to get a date for Frankie he quickly jumps in and volunteers to be the man. Frankie has played a major part in his fantasies ever since he was a boy and he is not going to let this opportunity pass him by.
Frankie is a little embarrassed to be set up by her little brother since her last boyfriend has given all men a bad slant she will take what she can get. When she first sees the man her brother chose, she is immediately turned on. She enters a room and gets a glimpse at his body not realizing it is Gray. The man she sees is 6’9″ and all muscle. Eventually she gets to looking at his face and is shocked to realize it is Gray. It has been so long since she had seen him and since she doesn’t follow their games she had no idea he had grown up so well.
Frankie and Gray decide to try at a relationship but they are they are haunted by some unfortunate accidents. I like their relationship but I wasn’t really enamored with the suspense plot. It was pretty obvious who the bad guy was going to be but I didn’t understand why or how. The end explains the why but that part kind of came out of nowhere. I thought the author could have gone a different way with the why.
Frankie is 8 years older than Gray which is a trope I do not normally care for however it wasn’t really the focus in this book. It was mentioned a couple of times but not in a way it normally is. Normally it is drilled into our heads how self-conscious the woman is to be dating a younger man but I didn’t see that here. That is a good thing and made me not concentrate on their age difference.
I adore the large man idea though. Gray is 6’9″ which for some reason is super yummy to me. Something about the big, strong man being able to protect his woman really rings my bell. I think I need to read more books with men this large. And ok, for the sake of honesty, what is the first you wonder about if you read the man is 6’9″? Yeah, me too.
Overall, this was a hot book. I would recommend it because of the rugby theme and awesome dialect. Twat, when referred to a man makes me laugh. Final grade- B-
”I’ve wanted your for years, Frankie. Soon as I figured out what it was for, I about wore my dick out wanking…thinking of you.” His lips quirked. “Last of the great romantics, eh? Sure you’ve always wanted a guy to tell you he thought of when pulling one off as a horny little teenager?”