Thursday, December 7, 2017

Any Given Snow Day by Marie Harte

Title: Any Given Snow Day
Author: Marie Harte
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Main Characters: Mitch and Becca
Release Date: December 2017
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance 

After two Super Bowl rings, MVP status, and retiring from the NFL while still on top, Mitch “Flash” Flashman’s millions should make life at the ripe old age of thirty-five a blessing. Yet he’s restless, rudderless, and can’t tell up from down. Roped into helping his brother coach a bunch of teenagers, Mitch finds himself playing defense against the many women in town wanting his attention. Except for one particular woman who doesn’t seem to like him much. Becca Bragg is mouthy, vulnerable, and sexy, and she captivates Mitch despite himself. But Mitch has no time for a sexy single mom when he’s still trying to figure out who he really is. With the playoffs, a boy’s future, and his own heart on the line, he’ll need to figure out how to pull the ultimate victory—winning Becca’s heart and keeping it. For good. 

My Review:
ooh, I liked this book, although I'll be honest with you, it didn't have that much of a holiday feel. Although it did end at Christmastime, the book takes place throughout the entire fall (i.e. football season for high school football which this retired NFL player helps out on...and that's how he meets this single mom of one of the players). But that cover is gorgeous and I love the play on words for the title, so I can forgive that tiniest little blip. 

Everything about this book was fun. I really, really loved it. I love that Becca is just as sarcastic and snarky as he 14 yo son. OMG, I loved Simon. He was fun and snarky and so darn smart-alecky...just like a 14 yo would be, but I love that his mom has given him the self confidence to own that and stand up for what he thinks and believes. Seriously, even if the rest of the book wasn't as good as it was (which it totally rocked), I would have loved this book for the interactions between Simon and all the adults in his life, but especially between him and his mom and him and Mitch. 

And then there's the romance, which I kind of adored, too. Like her son, Becca doesn't put up with much and having an egocentric, rich, famous NFL player in their midst with all the moms flinging themselves at him...yeah, Becca doesn't think too highly of the guy. But that's what makes Mitch notice her in amongst the masses...she doesn't drool over him like everyone else. In fact, he's pretty sure that she doesn't even like him. Add that to her kid who's entirely too good at football for his age, and Mitch is most definitely intrigued. 

So, yeah...I really liked this one...a LOT. I definitely recommend it. Also, I own several of Marie Harte's books, I've never read any of her stories. I need to rectify that and pull some of these out of my TBR pile. 

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