Play by Play #10
Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC from publisher for review
THE STORY (from Goodreads)
Tucker Cassidy is going through a slump—but not on the field. It’s his dating life that’s suffering. After having a painful altercation involving his ex-girlfriend’s knee, Tucker is convinced it couldn’t get worse…until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment.
As the daughter of the owner of the St. Louis Rivers, Dr. Aubry Ross has been around jocks all her life. She knows the ins and outs of all their games, and she isn’t interested in playing.
When Tucker repeatedly lands in the hospital where she’s working, Aubry starts to think he’s getting injured just to see her. Tucker is both funny and sexy, and Aubry is pleasantly surprised to discover he actually respects her job.
When her father disapproves of their relationship, Aubry knows she’d rather lose Tucker than have him lose his job. But Tucker isn’t about to let threats of a trade get in the way of a game-changing love…
All Wound Up is another hot sports romance from Ms. Burton, an easy read from beginning to end that leaves a contented smile on our faces as we look forward to the next couple. The Play by Play series is one that's blissfully low on angst and high on swoon, Tucker following in the super sexy footsteps of the athletes who came before him, delivering in the sexual prowess department in only the way a romance hero can and leaving us no choice but to add him to our list of book boyfriends when all is said and done.
Aubry and Tucker's romance is one that starts in familiar fashion, the two of them agreeing to a casual arrangement due to their equally busy schedules with absolutely no plans for it to go any further. What's so nice about the two of them though is they don't spend majority of the book in denial, refusing to acknowledge that their relationship has taken a more serious turn and frustrating us as they war with themselves over the complications of a love they never intended to have. Instead, Aubry and Tucker both accept the progression of their romance as it happens, enjoying their time together by alternately making one another laugh and setting their bedroom on fire.
The only minor drawback to this otherwise cute and light read is with Aubry's father, a man whose repetitious lectures regarding her inability to maintain both a medical career and a personal life grates on our nerves. Luckily though, his constant reminders that her mind should be fully occupied by medicine and nothing else irritates Aubry as well, and when he finally crosses the line she isn't shy about letting him know it. Overall, All Wound Up is everything that makes this series fun to indulge in, giving us a strong couple, blistering heat and a very sweet happily ever after.
This book was sent to me by the publisher free of charge for the purpose of a review.
I received no other compensation and the above is my honest opinion.