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Friday, July 1, 2016

Protecting the Quarterback by Kristina Knight (Book Review)

In association with Goddess Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Protecting the Quarterback by author Kristina Knight!

Book Review

Protecting the Quarterback by Kristina Knight
Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Publication Date: eBook - May 1, 2016 / Paperback - May 10, 2016
Format: Paperback - 384 pages
               Kindle - 2118 KB
               Nook - 2 MB
ISBN: 978-0373609598
BNID: 978-1488006678
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Sports Theme

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Book Tours.

Book Description:

This is more than just a her

Sports broadcaster Brooks Smith has always been more involved with the game than the players. But after she shares the spotlight at an awards ceremony with tabloid sensation Jonas Nash, one night of letting her guard down around the infamous quarterback spirals into many heated days and nights together when she gets assigned to the story of the year… ... 

The hottest player in professional football is hiding a secret that could end his career for good. Now Brooks is caught on the sidelines between the job she loves and the man she is falling in love with.

Book Excerpt:

“I’m assigned to the Kentuckians, not to one player.” Brooks sat up straighter in her chair. Hard gaze or not, these two were not going to derail her assignment. With the veritable all-access pass she had with the team, she could create real buzz. Maybe land a spot at the network sports desk or maybe even in the booth during games. “I can’t report on the other players if I’m all the way in—” she looked from man to man.
“Hyde Park,” Jonas said, reluctantly. The neighborhood was a ten-minute drive from the training camp facility. Not so far away she couldn’t report on what was going on, but something was off about this request.
“And several team staffers will be on hand, talking to the boys about nutrition and proper training as well as the sport fundamentals,” Earl added. “Think of it as a team training camp, but with an emphasis on kids, not professional athletes.”
With the right angle, this could be something the network would be interested in. There were several initiatives the league was involved in to get kids more active, and this camp sounded like a way to bridge league and team programs. But it could just as easily be covered by the local affiliate. They didn’t need her, and she did need an interview with Jonas. “Why me?”
Earl studied her for a long moment, which was odd because Jonas seemed to be making a point of not looking at her. Not even a sideways glance. His chocolate-brown eyes were focused on the corner wall seam as if something magical might appear at any moment. Weird. He’d had no problem giving her a hard time in the locker room yesterday. He might not like her reporter side, but he liked other parts of her. After yesterday’s locker room incident, Brooks knew where she stood on the personal like-o-meter of Jonas Nash.
The thought sent a shiver of excitement up her spine.
She wouldn’t do anything with the knowledge; she’d stopped dating jocks in high school. But it was still nice to be noticed by a man like Jonas.
“The interview.”
Brooks’s breath caught in her throat. “I get the interview when you get the coverage for the charity camp.”
“It’s not a charity, these kids deserve better than pot-holed streets disguised as basketball courts or football fields.” Finally, Jonas joined the conversation, although he still wasn’t looking directly at her. Instead, those deep, deep eyes were fixed on something just above Brooks’s head.
“Again, not my assignment. I’m the beat reporter assigned to report on your team, not your charity work.”
Jonas clenched his jaw. “You can report on the charity work or you can deal with a locker room full of men who won’t give you the time of day through early February,” he said. “Assuming we’re playing for the championship.”
“You can’t shut me out.”
“Oh, you can walk that fine ass into the lockers any time. Finding someone who will talk to you, that’s a whole other subject.”

My Book Review:

Protecting the Quarterback is an entertaining sports themed romance novel that has everything a reader could ask for: football and romance. Written in a sassy fashion, author Kristina Knight grabs the reader's attention with an intriguing storyline that easily draws the reader into sports broadcaster Brooks Smith and professional football quarterback Jonas Nash's story as they embark on a journey to discover what really matters the most to them. Filled with enough drama, humor, and passion, this is one romance story that will keep your interest as their love story unfolds.

Brooks and Jonas are realistic and down-to-earth people who are dedicated and passionate about their careers, and they have insecurities and issues that are believable and easy to relate to. Both are strong, complex individuals whose witty banter and sizzling interactions creates a powerful story that the reader can embrace. I absolutely enjoyed both of these characters, I couldn't help but cheer for them as they discover that they can balance their careers while falling in love with each other.

Protecting the Quarterback is a lighthearted and passionate love story that every football fan will love to read. Romance fans, if you want a fast-paced sports themed story that has a wonderful mixture of football, drama, and passionate romance, then this is the book for you!


About The Author

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.

Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!

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