The hottest college football safety in the nation just asked me to be his fake girlfriend.
And I just asked him to take my virginity.
Clay Johnson has the abs of Adonis and the deadly smirk of the devil, himself. There's hardly a day he's not headline material during football season, and never a day he isn't a bullseye target for every girl on campus.
He used to be the easiest of all the players for me to wrangle as the Public Relations Coordinator, but after a nasty breakup with his high school sweetheart, he's a mess.
And a complete pain in my ass.
We meet to discuss his behavior and review media relations standards. But when he witnesses how I fall to pieces in front of my guitar-toting crush, his wheels start turning. And he cooks up this absurd plan.
He helps me get noticed.
I help him make his ex jealous.
All by pretending to be in a relationship.
What he doesn't realize is that this bookworm is a virgin, and far from versed in seducing a musician. So, to sweeten the deal, I convince him to help me -- not just to get my crush's attention, but to knock his socks off once I have it.
But the more I come unraveled at the hands of Clay Johnson, the more trouble I have discerning what's fake and what's undoubtedly real -- particularly, the way my heart flutters every time that breathtaking man touches me.
We set the rules. We put the safeguards in place.
But they say rules are meant to be broken.
They probably should have added that hearts are, too.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Take everything you think you know about the jock and the nerd and throw it out the window. Blind Side had all of Kandi Steiner's signature angst but with a sweetness I wasn't quite expecting.
Giana and Clay couldn't be more different if they tried. One in the spotlight, one behind the scenes. One struggling to find their place, the other with more confidence than they know what to do with. But they needed each other for help getting what they wanted the most...
There was something so endearing about Giana. She was smart and sharp but also nervous and awkward at the same time. You couldn't help but like her. She saw Clay. The weight that he carried on his shoulders. His need for success and how he put everyone else first. Even her.
When I say Clay was a good student...I mean that man read and studied well. And he applied what he learned (wink wink nudge nudge). But when his past collided with the plans he had for his future, things got messy and no one was left unscathed.
Oh man, my chest was aching right along with Clay and Giana's. I was reading as fast as my eyeballs would let me to see how everything would pan out. Cue the swoon because that ending...whew yes! Giana and Clay's fake dating romance was sexy and dramatic and I couldn't get enough. I can't wait to head back to NBU to see what is in store for this team next!
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is an Amazon Top 5 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 die hard 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, planning her next adventure, or pole dancing (yes, you read that right). She enjoys live music, traveling, playing with her fur babies and soaking up the sweetness of life.
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