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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Football. FBI agent. Sparks fly. RED ZONE by @Sherri_Hayes #bookreview



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Red Zone

Daniels Brothers Romance

Written by Sherri Hayes

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports




After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he'd ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?

Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn't as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.

As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn't what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn't lose her heart in the process.




Brittany W.'s Review


Who doesn't like a hunky football star and a spunky FBI agent thrown together in order to uncover who is mysterious (and dangerous) stalker is? What more can you ask for out of a good romance novel?

The writing was good. The heroine, Rebecca, wants to do her job and be the best FBI agent she can be after having a childhood that was less-than-perfect (to say the least). The hero, Gage, had a good family life and has done well for himself in his chosen career, but is bothered by a stalker who is slowly getting worse.

It's an unlikely situation - an FBI agent posing as the girlfriend of a star in order to find out who his stalker is - though it does make for some good sparks to fly. I loved when he took her back to his home for Thanksgiving and the family scenes there. Some of the dialogue could use a little work (one of those situations where the author made the characters say some things that I didn't think were realistically what a person would say) but it wasn't bad enough where I thought about putting the book down.

The only other thing I wished for out of the book was a little bit more football (as a sports fan) but I know that wasn't the point of the book. I'll just say that it's worth picking up if you're looking for a quick romance read.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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