It’s a man’s world.
When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.
Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.
I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.
The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.
When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.
I don’t expect to form a friendship.
And I never expect to fall for him.
My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.
My job, my reputation are on the line.
And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.
It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.
Even if he falls in love with me first.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Kandi Steiner has struck again and I need a hug after finishing Old Fashioned. There was mystery and steam. Danger and romance. Family and football. And from the first meeting between Jordan and Sydney I was hooked.
I adored Jordan. He is the epitome of strong, silent type. Not big on words or sharing his feelings. But when he did, they mattered. They were powerful. They got you right in the head and heart. But it was Sydney that got to him. Made him look twice. Think twice. She worked hard and didn't back down. She made hard choices, even to the detriment of her own happiness.
The odds were stacked against Sydney and Jordan from the start. And they faced a major uphill battle to get what they wanted- answers and each other. When the danger started to pile up, and threatened to tear them apart, they fought together anyway.
Old Fashioned was ripe with emotion and I felt it all. The pain. The desire. The sacrifice. The romance. A touch of the forbidden only added to the yearning. And in the middle of it all was the mystery of what really went down at the Distillery that fateful night. Trust me when I say, if you think you know how it is going to play out, that you have NO idea. As bittersweet as it is to say goodbye to the Becker brothers, this series couldn't have ended any better. That ending....be still my happy heart. It was exactly the joy that Sydney and Jordan earned and deserved.
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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