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Sep 27

Hot Stuff by Kim Karr Review

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4 Smooches

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Synopsis

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched–until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.  He’s meant to be a distraction–something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren’t meant to be broken.

Or are they?

Review

Lucas has dreamed of the moment he would be drafted but when fate steps in and he is drafted by his home city, a city he couldn’t wait to get out of, he knows he has to suck it up and accept it. So he does. After all, he is still doing what he loves. His attitude isn’t as easy to get over though and it might lose him his shot. Gillian may be the coaches daughter but that doesn’t mean she’s terrified she might have injured the new star quarterback and it doesn’t stop her feeling instantly attracted to him. Will Gillian and Lucas be able to come together under the pressure of the football world and with a dad who would not understand? Or will the obstacles and the pressure to keep their relationship secret be enough to keep them apart?

“A feeling coursed through me that everything in the world was somehow right. And that’s when I knew . . . I really did have it all.”

I have to admit that I’m not normally a lover of sports romance books and I wouldn’t seek them out. But this one easily grabbed my attention. The characters instantly drew me in and the love story was intense, heart breaking, beautiful and passionate all at the same time.

“Our need for each other kept building. Higher and higher. On the edge, I wanted more. I had to have more.”

Lucas was one hot, broody, football player! Even though he definitely had a chip on his shoulder I pretty much instantly fell for Lucas. It was obvious from the begging that he worked so hard to get where he was and that life hadn’t been easy. I admired his determination and even though he definitely had a cocky side, he was also very flirty and good at it and as the story progressed his romantic and passionate side came out. Gillian was also an instant like for me. She was also determined and a really strong woman in my eyes. Despite being such a mans world, she had both feet firmly planted and knew what she wanted. She was also sweet and funny and held her own against Lucas. 

“What I didn’t know then was that was only the start of the dominos I couldn’t stop from falling.”

This story was definitely a mix of sports and romance. Lucas’s dream of playing football professionally played a big role and because of how much I loved Lucas it became a gripping part of the story for me. I was desperate for all his hard work to pay off and for nothing to jeopardise it. Obviously the relationship between Lucas and Gillian kept me hooked. You know it’s not going to be an easy ride with the secrets, lies and each of their determination to reach the top of their careers. It was intense and there is definite heartbreak and I was biting my nails waiting for Gillian’s dad to find them! But there is also so much passion and beautiful moments between them both that had me swooning and wishing for my own broody football player. Overall, this was a top sport romance with two, (yes two!!), brilliant epilogues! 

~Bethany

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