Here’s the deal: I’m the best center fielder in the major leagues. I’m also the guy who cost his team the championship game and acted very unsportsmanlike. So, when the team hires a social media manager to repair the damage to my reputation, I don’t argue. But then I meet Chloe Conrad, and I suddenly understand what people mean when they say they have an instant connection to someone. Which means I’m in serious trouble. Chloe’s a smart, sexy distraction I can’t afford, but one date can’t hurt, right? Only she turns me down. And just like that, it’s game on.
She’s sworn off love…
Finn Auprince is the hottest player in the major leagues. Look up “It Factor” in the dictionary and there’s his handsome face. He’s also my biggest client and I don’t care how easy it is to talk to him or how fun it is to manage his social media accounts, I will not give in to his charms. Then one drunken night, I tell him about my curse: all my previous boyfriends have found their soul mates while dating me. One more heartbreak, and I’ll never recover. But Finn doesn’t believe in curses—he believes in me. Professionally and personally. He sets out to prove the universe isn’t against me, and that his one true love isn’t waiting around the next corner.
The problem is…can we play the game of love and both come out on top?
Titles in the American Royalty series include — Heartthrob – Sweet Talker –
Series: American Royalty #1
Author: Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Let’s just say that Finn has had a really bad day at the office. Unfortunately, that office is a ballfield and his bad day has an effect far beyond himself. He might have insulted the umpire who will one day play a more important part in his life, he might have left another player with a significant injury and he just might have missed a really, really important play. To say that Finn went verbally ballistic that day might be an understatement – and now his team is bringing in a professional to clean up his damaged reputation. On that day, Finn would have the beginning of a very good life, if he can convince the lady that he’s the cure to her curse.
HEARTTHROB has me officially hooked on this series, I want them all like yesterday. I loved these characters, they are so human and believable. Bad days really do happen. And at times it seems that our love lives are truly cursed. So, yeah, I got both of their perspectives on life. Watching Finn convince Chloe that it’s not her, it’s simply that she was waiting for the right guy to come along – namely, Finn Auprince – was a delightful, completely enjoyable journey. Secondary characters often “make” a book for me since no one really lives in a bubble. And the other characters added charm, humor, a bit of drama and made this story even more realistic for me. I’m looking forward to more stories in the American Royalty series simply because I want more of these characters and the next couple to find their happiness. I had a blast, fell in love with the characters and discovered a really good story. If you love sports related backgrounds in your romance, plus simply love a good love story then you’ll want to pick up HEARTTHROB and be on the lookout for SWEET TALKER coming to us soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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