Thursday, February 7, 2013

Red Zone by Sherri Hayes



Title: Red Zone
Author: Sherri Hayes
My Rating: A



Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Daniel Brothers #2
Main Characters: Rebecca and Gage
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: 978-1612131436
Publisher: Writers Coffee Shop
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?

Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn’t as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.

As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn’t what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.

My Review:
*happy sigh* I do love reading sports themed books. There's just something about an athletic alpha hero that just does it for me...and Gage is a good one. 

Gage has been playing in the NFL, both on and off the field for ten years. He is VERY MUCH a player....no serious relationships for him, EVER. He doesn't even date, so when Rebecca has to pose as his girlfriend, it's a stretch. He never has a girl hanging around, but he finds that he likes it.

Rebecca is the polar opposite of any girl that Gage would ever hook up with. She's attractive, but she hides behind practical, uptight business suits that she wears for her job in the FBI. More times than not, her hair is pulled back tight and she keeps her personality the same. She's very much...what you see is what you get, and she's not going to let you see much.

This was simply a fun book. Gage is being stalked and when the incidents ramp up, the owner of the team calls in Rebecca's old partner who then hires her to help protect him. There's a bit of a suspense story line and I'll admit, I had NO CLUE who the bad guy was until right before it was revealed. 

This book also takes place over the holidays which means Gage had to take Rebecca home for Thanksgiving. It gave me a glimpse into the Daniels brothers that I loved. I haven't read book #1 from this series yet, but definitely plan to in the near future. All four of these guys are awesome and the basis is there for some great story lines. I'm definitely adding Sherri Hayes to my author-buy list!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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