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19 October 2016

Review: 'Sacking the Quarterback' by Samantha Towle (2016)

The golden boy of football just went bad.

Quarterback Grayson Knight has a squeaky-clean reputation in the football world. So when he's arrested for drug possession, lawyer Melissa St. James knows that something doesn't add up. It's clear he's hiding something, though he denies it. But there's one thing he can't deny--he wants Melissa.

Several weeks ago I was contacted by a publisher and introduced to 'BookShots', a new way of reading developed by world-famous author James Patterson. I hadn't heard of BookShots before, but they're basically small and light books you can finish in one sitting that will keep you on the edge of your seat; short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment (click here to read some more about it). I read my first BookShots read, 'Little Black Dress', a few weeks ago (click here to read my review) and more recently had the pleasure of reading 'The Mating Season'. Today I'm excited to share my review of another BookShots example with all of you, a steamy romance read this time around, namely 'Sacking the Quarterback'!

Thirty-one-year-old Melissa St. James is completely devoted to her job as assistant state attorney in Miami. She has no time for anything else such as friends, fun, or relationships; her career is her number one priority, so when she is phoned by her boss in the middle of the night to take on a case starring an NFL quarterback, Melissa is already on her way to the police station. Grayson Knight was arrested for the possession of drugs and Melissa knows her boss wants her to make an example out of a celebrity like Grayson. However, the chemistry between Melissa and Grayson is undeniable and Melissa soon realises this case is going to be even more interesting than she could have possibly imagined...

Well, if you're looking for a quick and steamy read, then this Samantha Towle novella is definitely what you want to pick up next! Just as the BookShots reads promise on the cover: fast-paced, easy to read, and entertaining, and that also counts for 'Sacking the Quarterback.' The book focuses on career-driven Melissa who finds herself assigned to a case concerning Grayson Knight, a player for the Miami Dolphins. I really enjoyed the story at the core of this read and was curious to discover what was going to happen, both between Melissa and Grayson (tension that's difficult to ignore!) and in general.

I have to admit this wasn't my favourite BookShots read, especially since it took me a bit of time to warm to the characters and the story didn't seem as gripping as some of the other reads I've been able to check out so far, but I still really enjoyed reading it. The format of these BookShots is just perfect, especially for people that travel a lot, and I also think it provides readers with the chance to quite easily check out new authors they might not yet be familiar with. Overall, 'Sacking the Quarterback' is another enjoyable BookShots experience; a spicy and steamy read, great for any romance fans out there looking for a quick read!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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