Fourth Down #1
By: Violet Duke
Releasing March 8th, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.
It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.
Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.
Advance praise for Jackson’s Trust
"Violet Duke's writing jumps off the page and grabs you from the first sentence!" -- New York Times bestselling author BELLA ANDRE, #1 bestselling author of The Sullivans series
"Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments, Violet Duke writes heroes that make me swoon!" – New York Times bestselling author KENDALL RYAN
"A delightfully fresh read...Violet Duke delivers it all!" -- New York Times bestselling author JEN MCLAUGHLIN
“Emotional, heart-wrenching, and oh-so-sweet...Violet Duke has me hooked.” -- New York Times bestselling author L.P. DOVER
"Well-written kindred souls...Jackson and Leila are a couple you don’t want to miss! --New York Times bestselling author HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN
“I love this hotter side of Violet Duke…still sweet & emotional, but with a bit of extra sizzle.Jackson’s Trust is a must-read.” -- New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25738929-jackson-s-trust
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/156616-fourth-down
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My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I went in knowing about the author's writing. So I wasn't surprised when this book too turned out a favourite of mine. I have it on my reread pile and I am so in love with the characters.
The characters were so realistically portrayed. I loved watching Jackson and Leila dance around each other. Their growing friendship added the details to form the complexity of their charaters while their chemistry was off the charts from the beginning. It was a sizzling read at times and an intense one at others. The supporting cast of Bennett , Nick and Donovan were too good in opinion and I am thinking their stories would be as good as this one! Their interaction and their friendship brought joy and laughter into the tale.
Add to that the writing which drew me in easily, you have an instant winner. The setting was good and it's another favourite of mine, reading sports related romances. So it was a win win situation on my end. It was a fast read and I can't say enough about the book!
And there was no dearth of mystery either. First with Jackson's reason for not committing which wasn't that much a secret to me and then with the totally shocking revelation at the end. Ouch, I never saw that coming and it kind of made me wary of Leila. But it all ended up well.
I have few more of the author's works to check out for me. I would recommend the author and her books to all romance lovers.
My rating : 4.5/5
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romances filled with strong, unique heroines and memorably romantic heroes. With just under a million books sold to date, since becoming an author in 2013, Violet has appeared on the USA Today bestseller list thirteen times and the NYT bestseller list three times, with the additional honor of charting in the Top 10 across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally.
When she's not feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking impossible-to-be-duplicated 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days in Hawai'i chasing after her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband (their ringleader).
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