“Are you sleeping with my daughter?”
Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand.
The answer: No, sir.
The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.
Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help--and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe.
But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare.
Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits--for now.
She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves.
We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out...
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I am a sucker for a good friends to lovers story and that is just what Maya Hughes presented with The Fourth Time Charm. From the first moment I met Marisa and LJ, I could sense the depth of their feelings for each other. Too bad their heads kept getting in the way.
It was so obvious that LJ and Marisa cared for one another. Something deeper than the lifelong friendship they had shared. It was there in the small moments. The dinners and laundry and movie nights. What was also there...longing, yearning, desire just waiting to break free. Throw in senior year college classes, practices, games and a coach that is rooting against you and these two were up against a lot!
Overall, I found Marisa and LJ's friends to lovers romance ok. While there was a lot that happened, I feel like they could've grown more individually, especially LJ. That being said I really enjoyed the banter and friendships. And while this part of their journey has ended, their future is still unwritten.
About the Author
Maya Hughes, that's me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I'm a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.
I'm the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can't breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.
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