My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Love is not something you go out and look for. Sometimes what you’re looking for is already there. Love finds you, and when it does, ready or not, it’ll be the best thing to ever happen to you.
Love found me sweet and sexy sports story, Rules of Contact, by Jaci Burton. The romance poured off the pages while the heat set them ablaze, both penetrating straight through me. Rules of Contact is a good old-fashioned love story full of sweetness, swoon, and smolder with a forbidden twist.
I fell in insta-love with Flynn Cassidy, Defensive End for the San Francisco Sabers, with his dark hair, blue eyes, tall and muscular body, tattoos, dirty mouth, and charming personality. Oh was he the perfect catch. ALL ALPHA. PURE PERFECTION! I LOVED Flynn, and his dirty words and big heart so much.
Beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, and tall Amelia Lawrence is not looking for love or any relationship unless you count food or her love for cooking as a chef. Amelia is a chef whose owner of the restaurant she works at happens to be Flynn Cassidy, panty-melting player and football extraordinaire. Amelia can’t help but develop a crush on her oh-so-hot boss.
Flynn and Amelia’s chemistry is electric like the buzz in the air during a sold-out football game. A slow burn sizzled through the story as the build-up brought on butterflies that fluttered with feels, my heart fluttering too. Flynn and Amelia’s passion pounded from the pages straight to me. The angst from that pent-up passion was an adrenaline-induced high…and oh did I FEEL THAT RUSH!
“Yeah. An attraction. A chemical thing. When you feel a tightening in your body, and awareness of the other person.”
“Do you feel it right now, Amelia? When I touch you?”
Oh. My. SWOON. I burned as the smolder of Flynn’s words ignited a fire in me and melted to molten lava as the sweetness oozed off the pages straight to my heart.
“I think you’re tempted by me.”
“I am not. Nothing about you tempts me.”
“You sure about that?”
The intense attraction between Amelia and Flynn, employee and boss, is like the forbidden fruit. Amelia and Flynn must fight temptation and not mix business with pleasure. However, chemistry is a powerful force as strong as the most powerful offense where the defense may be powerless to stop the score.
“I like the way you say my name when you’re all hot and bothered. I want to hear you moan my name when I make you come.”
Flynn’s lethal dose of dirty and sweet words get Amelia hot and bothered. Temptation never looked so good, and oh did Flynn tempt me.
“Just what kind of girl do you think I am?”
“My kind of girl.”
As much as their attraction is off-the-charts hot, Amelia will needs a delay in the game before she gets hurt like in the past. Her heart needs to be protected like a football, or Flynn will never score in this game of love.
I SWOONED HARD, my soul soared high, and my heart was hit like a football over this sweet and steamy story. The passion pounded from the pages straight to me. Jaci Burton dropped a tender and terrific touchdown of a romance with Rules of Contact, a blissful book you need to tackle hard like a football.
4 sweet and steamy ‘touchdown’ stars
In the new Play-By-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Unexpected Rush, a football player with all the right moves on the field needs a better game plan for his love life.
A defensive end for the San Francisco Sabers, Flynn Cassidy is used to being in the spotlight—he just doesn’t enjoy it. But if getting in front of the cameras will help his new restaurant succeed, he’s willing. Now if he could just meet a woman who loved him and not his fame…
After her divorce, Amelia Lawrence is thrilled to start over as head chef at Ninety-Two. It’s just the opportunity she needs to heat up her career—if only she wasn’t wildly attracted to her sexy new boss. Their chemistry might be sizzling hot, but Amelia has no intention of being burned again.
Amelia is genuine and fun and Flynn can’t get enough of her—and Amelia loves every second she spends with the tough but tender Flynn. But trust is a hard fought battle for both of them. Breaking the rules of contact and surrendering to their passion was easy, but are they willing to risk their hearts to win at the game of love?