(Panthers Players, #1)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: June 23rd 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports
Slapped with court ordered community service for brawling—again, Miller Cassidy, the Indianapolis Panther’s star player, is forced into laboring under stodgy non-profit supervisor, Kate Gallagher. Her saving grace—she happens to be best friends with Stella, the woman he’s been chasing for years.
Despite the masses falling for his charm, Kate doesn’t care for Miller’s notorious reputation or his flippant behavior. But wanting to impress her strict boss, she agrees to a trade that could give them both a shot at success.
Propelled into an unlikely alliance, Miller finds himself taking a defensive stance when he sees beyond Kate’s hard exterior. And Kate is equally thrown off guard when she discovers there’s more to Miller than games.
But is love worth sacrificing friendship? And can Miller let go of the feelings for Stella he’s held onto for years?
In love and basketball, it’s five fouls and you’re out, and every play counts.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Another sports star needs a reputation rehab and ends up finding the woman of his dreams when he least expects it. Except for basketball star Miller, he’s initially using Kate to get in good with his long-time crush, her best friend Stella.
Overall, this was a sweet, clean romance. I did find that the switch was flipped suddenly between Miller wanting Stella and having feelings for Kate. And I was expecting a little more between the two women over Miller, so the resolution was a bit anti-climactic.
This is a classic slow burn, enemies to lovers romance between a good girl and the (supposed) bad boy — because Miller isn’t really all that bad.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Tori Kron has spent ten years educating middle school students in the art of English writing. She is a proud graduate of Purdue University, where she discovered a love for nearby Chicago and the adventures that awaited within. When Tori isn’t in front of the classroom, you can find her working with fellow authors in the Midwest Writers Guild or traveling the world with friends. In between excursions, she happily resides in Evansville, Indiana with her husband and son.