Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sleeping with the Enemy by Tracy Solheim

Title: Sleeping with the Enemy
Author: Tracy Solheim
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Out of Bounds #4
Main Characters: Jay and Bridgett
Release Date: September 2015
Publisher: Berkley
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The author of Risky Game returns with a football team owner who’s a real player, and the woman who’s ready to call him out on everything...

Dot-com millionaire Jay McManus is discovering that owning a pro football team like the Baltimore Blaze isn’t easy. An anonymous blogger is out to destroy his reputation, and now his team is being sued by its own cheerleaders. If Jay’s not careful, he could lose big—and not just financially.

Bridgett Janik’s brother may play for the Baltimore Blaze, but she’s not thrilled to be defending Jay McManus, the man who broke her heart. It’s bad enough she has to mingle with Jay during games, but working beside her former lover may be too much for her body—and her heart—to resist.

Jay’s determined not to let Bridgett slip away from him a second time. But, as the two follow the mysterious blogger’s trail, secrets—both past and present—are revealed, and Jay and Bridgett must decide if their relationship can be something more than just sleeping with the enemy.

My Review:
This book was so good. I love second chance romance stories and this one was a fabulous one. 

Thirteen years ago, Jay and Bridgett were young and idealistic when they met the summer they were both in Italy. They fell desperately in love, but an awful set of circumstances means that neither thought the other truly reciprocated that love. Devastated...both of them. And now neither trusts love any longer. They both live for their jobs and find all their fulfillment through that. 

Jay is now the owner of the Baltimore Blaze and he's being sued by one of the cheerleaders. He needs a good, female attorney and that's where Bridgett comes in. She's a high-powered, confident lawyer. Although, every interaction with Jay throws her completely off-line. She doesn't handle him well, because she still has such strong feelings for him, no matter how badly he hurt her. The thing is...this lawsuit threatens her secrets, too. 

Like I said, I loved this dynamic, and there are a lot of great little side-stories that make this an incredibly entertaining and satisfying read. 
*There's Jay's little sister Charlie and her surprise pregnancy. I love how she and Bridgett connected. 
*Bridgett's sister, Gwen, is going through a divorce and a really hard time, but I had a hard time feeling much empathy for her because she's pretty witchy...but those still made for some interesting scenes with Bridgett. 
*The entire story line with the blogger and lawsuit was briliiantly constructed. I loved every little layer of that unfolding. 
*There were flashbacks for that time with Jay and Bridgette that tore at my heartstrings. 

In fact, the entire story pulled at my emotions. I really, really liked it. This entire series has been phenomenal, but this one definitely topped the list for my favorite from the series. It was just really, really good. If you're like me and like a good second chance story, I definitely recommend this one. I liked both Jay and Bridgette. They're driven, successful people who desperately are trying to avoid getting hurt again, but there's no hiding from true love...and that made this a great story. 

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

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