FIGHTING FOR YOU, the next book in Layla Hagen’s Connor Family series, is available now! Get your hands on Jace and Brooke’s story today!
About FIGHTING FOR YOU
Jace Connor has received many titles in his career, and enjoyed them all. Although, he’s working on changing the last one. There’s more to Jace than the media portrays—a man who loves his tight-knit family, being his nieces’ and nephews’ favorite uncle.
The reformed party-boy is now steering clear of anything that could blemish his reputation. But when the coach’s gorgeous daughter is hired on as the team’s new sponsorship manager, keeping on the straight and narrow becomes impossible. Her warm and bubbly personality coupled with her sexy-as-sin body makes her irresistible.
Brooke Derringer wants to prove to everyone that she wasn’t hired due to her personal connections. She’s determined to keep things strictly business and focus only on work. She learned the hard way that the office isn’t the place to make friends.
But a certain smoking hot–and bossy–soccer player is determined to change her mind. Surprising her with clandestine dinners and late-night gym sessions, Jace is inescapable.
For the first time in his life, Jace wants more. He wants the whole package…with the one woman he can’t have. But Jace doesn’t let that deter him. He’s determined to fight for her. And he will.
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Jace stole my heart before he even began to show any feelings for Brooke. He’s a family guy. He makes his siblings and their children a priority in his life. Soccer may have made him a ton of money, but it’s clear that family holds the #1 spot in his heart.
Then, Jace reached further into my heart when he became Brooke’s friend before he attempted to pursue anything else with her. He wasn’t a rush to the bedroom guy, and I LOVED that! And even after he had developed feelings for Brooke, he still wasn’t willing to brush off any family commitments. He just made Brooke feel welcome into his family. And…Jace’s family is pretty awesome, so how could Brooke not want to be a part of that??
I liked Brooke’s character, too. Her dilemma with falling for Jace while working for his team took you through all the realistic effects of such a scenario. You get all the highs and lows.
The only downside to this book for me, was that Jace was so very sweet most of the time. But, when sex was thrown into the mix, he became dominant and demanding and it just didn’t seem to fit his sweet character. This is one of those books that I think would have been better if there hadn’t been any bedroom action.
Overall, I’d recommend this to sports romance fans. I’ll have to warn you, though, that there’s not much actual “soccer” in this story. 4 Stars!
About Layla Hagen
Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)