Things I hadn’t expected to happen on my birthday . . .
1. To go from brunette to orange when I was aiming for blonde.
2. To run into my ex and his new girlfriend, who happened to be sweeter than my favorite candy bar.
3. To literally collide with a wall of muscle belonging to Lucas Donovan, the extremely sexy cornerback on the Virginia Thunder.
Did I say collide? No, I didn’t just collide, I lingered. How could I not? The man smelled like a dream, felt like heaven, and looked like a Greek god. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought my best friend wished him for me when she helped me blow out my candles. She was all about me finding Mr. Right, except I’d never been lucky in love . . . nor was I looking.
And despite all of his wonderful attributes, Lucas wasn’t my type. So when he asked for my number, I declined. Why? Because I knew he had cleat chasers and numerous athletic supporters at his beck and call. Totally not my scene. Instead, I decided to chalk our encounter up to a perfect ending to a perfectly messed-up day.
Thinking I’d never see him again, I was shocked when he popped into my store to ask me out on a date. To say I was thrown a bit off - kilter would be an understatement. Maybe that was why I eventually accepted. Or it could be because I knew my best friend would disown me if I kept turning him down. Not to mention, the man had enough charm to fill my boutique and then some.
Finally happy, I figured my luck had changed. Maybe Lucas Donovan was my Mr. Right. But then my past slammed into my present. And all I wondered was what that meant for our future.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
This series from Carina Rose just keeps getting better. Case in point, Charmed by the Player. I was hooked on Lucas and Harley's story from their first run in.
I adored Harley. She was unafraid to be herself and knew what she would and would not stand for. She didn't have time or energy to invest in a relationship that wasn't going anywhere. Thankfully the delicious Lucas wasn't easily deterred. I loved that he was just a good guy who happened to play football. He was honest and hardworking and dedicated to his family.
Too bad that Harley's past kept coming up to haunt her just when she was finding her happy. Ugh...that guy. What a mess he made of things for everyone in their weird small world connection.
Filled with friendship and family, I was hooked on every word of Harley and Lucas's opposites attract romance, It was laced with humor, heat and heart and I didn't want it to end. Gah! I can't wait to get back to the locker room to see what's next for the Thunder.
About the Author
Carina loves everything about romance. To her, it’s the little things that matter. She also believes in insta-love, since she knew her husband was the one the first day she met him.
When it comes to books, she uses them as an escape from reality. . . . to get swept away. Carina hopes her words do the same for her readers.
She’s a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, watching sports, and, of course, relaxing on a beach.
Carina looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
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