Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He’s as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing.
Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It’s who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.
Beverly Whitfield didn’t start off as the confident woman she is today. Teased mercilessly as a child and always feeling second-best, she set out to change her future and is finally putting herself first. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she’d fall for a man with stunning good looks and sex seeping from his pores. And, oh yeah, he plays golf.
To those who say golf is complicated and frustrating, Dane says, “No, that’s love.”
**Intended for readers over the age of 18**
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I was intrigued by Dane when I first met him in Incumbent so I was very anxious to jump into his story. Now, if you're like me, you see golf and think- yawn, boring. WRONG!! While reading Gripped, Joanne Schwehm made me laugh, swoon and want to take a golf lesson!
Dane is the ultimate man child. He has no time in his life for relationships or love. His is solely focused on one thing, going pro. I loved his honesty and how fiercely he loves his family. He's making all the right moves- both on and off the green- and schmoozing when he needs to. At one of those fancy, not at all him but necessary events he meets Beverly. Oh how I loved her from the moment she graced the pages of this book. She is classy and just a touch sassy. In a sea of black she is crimson and Dane likes what he's sees, a lot. The chemistry is there from the first meeting and as much as they may want to, they can't ignore it.
Bev has a heart of gold that Dane couldn't help but fall for. So much so that he introduced her to his family! Those Prescott's welcomed Bev with open arms and minds. The friendship between Lucy, Gretchen and Bev is something she had been missing her whole life and it made me so happy that Dane gave that to her. And when her world started to crumble they were the ones who helped her put it back together again.
Gripped captured my heart with its honesty. I feel I've already said too much but there is so much more to this book than golf. It's about family. Following your dreams. Being true to who you are and who you want to be. It's about learning to love who you are. Following your heart even when it takes you somewhere unexpected. Being the best version of yourself even when life gets in the way. Joanne Schwehm delivered on all fronts with this book and I am wholeheartedly looking forward to more from the Prescott clan (soon please).
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