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Series: Santa Fe Bobcats #5
Published by: InterMix
on May 17, 2016
Genres: Sports Romance
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From the author of Romancing the Running Back and the First to Fight series comes the latest in the Santa Fe Bobcats series!
Teamwork improves the chances of scoring . . .
When the Bobcats’ fate on the field is sealed, and they would rather give their starting quarterback, Trey Owens, a break, they call in Josh Leeman: “The Backup.” But after Trey is placed on the disabled list for the season, all eyes are on Josh to lead the team. Josh’s sudden superstar status thrusts him into the spotlight, and garners plenty of attention from the ladies—except for one.
Carrington Gray is delighted to see her father released from the hospital—but not so much to see Josh at the celebration. Their mothers have long tried to set them up, although it’s had the opposite effect. But under the circumstances, Carri and Josh would rather go on fake dates to appease their mothers than rock the boat. Yet the more time these two work together on their little lie, the more they see the surprising truth . . .
WOW! I can’t believe COMPLETING THE PASS is by first book by Jeanette Murray because this is right up my alley! This was an absolutely hilarious and lovely enemies-to-lovers romance, that you will have no problem sinking your teeth into. This story is about finding that someone who grounds you when you need it the most. No matter what happens…how cocky you get, how much success you achieve, there needs to be that someone who will call you on your shit. Who better for Josh Leeman, than his childhood, pain in the ass, girl from next door, Carrington Gray. These frenemies haven’t seen each other in a while and when a family tragedy brings Carri back to her hometown, the annoyance and dislike for Josh is still there. When things take a turn for the worst, Carri’s stay is extended and because of their mother’s meddling, her interactions with Josh become more frequent. A love eventually blossoms from truth and respect, and the journey to get there is a beautiful and engaging one.
Josh is thrust into the spotlight and he needs someone on solid ground who can pull him back when things get crazy. Carri has no problem with this job because nothing brings her more pleasure than to put Josh in his place. In doing so, Carri learns more and more about Josh’s character and the respect and love grows from there. It was unexpected, but when you look back, it was always meant to be. Scared she didn’t have full control over her feelings with Josh, Carri needs to take a step back and re-evaluate. But in the end, there is no dispute. The love and respect they share is all THEM and THEM only.
This book just made me feel all warm inside. With hilarious banter and tons of swoony moments, COMPLETING THE PASS was a fantastic romance to lose myself in. Needless to say, I’ll be reading more of Murray’s Santa Fe Bobcats series in the near future.
Each book can be read as a standalone.