by Jeanette Murray (Goodreads Author)
They’re not on the same page in the playbook...
When Anya Fisher is asked to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, she jumps at the chance to go to Santa Fe. There’s nothing left for her in Atlanta—except a bitter and controlling almost-ex husband. Starting over as an online personal shopper is challenging, but not as much as having to plan wedding festivities with uptight groomsman Josiah Walker...
As a Santa Fe Bobcats running back, Josiah wants to make his mark on the field, not on the earth. A serious conservationist, he’s all about saving energy. So why is he wasting so much on the flighty fashionista in his best friend’s wedding? One kiss leads to another—and more. But when Josiah discovers that Anya has just as much substance as style, their harmless little fling may go into overtime...
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix | Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Sports Romance
Part 4 in an ongoing series but could be read as a standalone
My Romancing the Running Back Review ...
I have such a soft spot for sports romance and this series fits the bill in sweetness and sports. This time around we have Josiah the tree hugger and Anya the fashionista. These two are the most unlikely pair but seem to work.
Even though this is part of a series, Jeanette has done a great job that you could read it as a standalone. Of course it's always better when you have the full back story. Anya is Cassie's best friend whose job is a personal shopper. At first glance she may come across as shallow and superficial but underneath her great style is a heart of gold. Josiah is the poster boy for leaving less of a imprint on this earth so when he first meets Anya he's quick to judge.
For Josiah he's torn, because his heart and libido are attracted to Anya, but his head is telling him that they are too opposite for each other. However, Cassie and Trey have a different idea and try to make these two fall together. Anya has her secrets and keeps too much close to the vest that it gets her in trouble. Once Josiah sees the real Anya he goes all in, so when her past comes to the forefront he's hurt to find out that Anya left a big part of her past a secret.
This was a super sweet sports romance, but it didn't leave me in the state of wow. I liked the idea of opposites attract and I think Anya and Josiah were portrayed well with this, but I felt their falling in love with each other WAY too fast that I didn't get to be enraptured by these two. Was it sweet? Yes. Did it wow me? No, but I was invested enough within the story that I read it through and in one sitting. Will I read more from this series? Yes, absolutely.
3 Fashionista and the tree hugger thumbs up!