Valley Falls Strikers
When Cooper Holland, soccer star extraordinaire, needs a date for his sister’s wedding, he enlists the help of his teammates.
Set-ups aren’t his style, but he’s desperate.
He’s looking for a sweet, homey, girl next door type.
Only Mae Nelson is anything but the girl next door.
She’s loud, talkative, and asks so many questions that his head is ready to explode.
And not the good head.
Mae had no idea who Cooper was when she agreed to go out with him. He’s brooding, quiet, and scowls so much she thinks his face might be permanently stuck like that.
He’s not at all her type.
Agreeing to move on, they go their separate ways.
That is until she runs into him at a coffee shop...three days in a row. Each time, she finds him more attractive, more engaging.
And now, she can’t stop thinking about him. Wanting him.
So they strike a deal. She’ll go to the wedding with him and they’ll pretend they’re dating to make his sister happy.
Because fake dating always works.
Except, they never make it to the fake dating part before things get out of hand.
Way out of hand.
Shane Bradley took over the Valley Falls Strikers after the death of his father. His dad was beloved by all and living up to the man he was, is something that weighs on Shane day and night. Especially when he finds out his dad had another child. Even after meeting his new sister, he's torn up about the news and hits a bar to try and drink away to pain. He never expected that one night to change everything about his future.
Allana Payne is on the hunt for someone to help her with a problem. She'd made it to the ripe old age of thirty-one without ever having certain things when it comes to the bedroom. She knows there's more out there and she wants it. What she wasn't expecting was her lessons to be taught by the one and only Shane Bradley, owner of the hottest soccer club around and best friend to the guy her own best friend just got engaged to.
She isn't about to say no when he offers to help and he isn't a fool who would leave a woman like Allana hanging.
These two heat up the sheets—and other places—as they discover what it is they each really want in life.
When Ruby Mullen took the job as the public relations director of the Valley Falls Strikers, her only concern was working with professional athletes. She despised them. Turns out, the guys on the team were amazing.
Well, except one guy.
He irritated her.
Drove her crazy.
His partying ways and womanizing were exactly why she hated athletes. Never mind that it seemed like he’d made a change in his life.
Tigers didn’t change their stripes.
As the star midfielder for the Strikers, Dallas was used to hard work. He had no problem knocking a guy out of the way, or sliding to take the ball away.
His life off the field was different. He could walk into a bar and he’d have women flocking to his side. He didn’t have to work for them.
Or at least he used to have them flocking to his side.
That was before. Before he decided he wanted more out of life than one-night stands and women who didn’t understand him.
Enter, Ruby Mullen.
She was constantly on him about something, yelling and arguing with him whenever they were in the same room.
Somehow, that turned him on.
He wanted her and it was time to do something about it.
Edwin Boyle has been in love with Hannah Temple since the day he met her. She was smart and funny and sexier than any woman had a right to be. As a pro soccer star, he had his pick of women most of the time. The only problem was, he didn’t want anyone but Hannah. After five long years of pining for her, he was done. Finished.
Until one night, everything changed.
Hannah loved her job as a sports agent. Part of the reason was because of Edwin. He’s her favorite client and somewhere along the way, he also became her best friend. She’s blindsided when he asks to be reassigned and then also stops answering her calls.
What did she do wrong?
Now she can’t stop thinking about him. When she runs into him at a party, she can’t stop wondering what it would be like to kiss him. So she does.
And then all hell breaks loose.
Being the new guy on the team is hard enough but when Benji Melton, the Strikers new goalkeeper, walks in on one of the physical therapists completely naked in the locker room, things go from bad to worse.
Now all he can think about is Cassidy naked in his bed, which would be fine if she wasn't giving him the cold shoulder at every turn.
Oh, and did he mention that Cassidy just happens to be the owner's sister?
Yeah, this is not a good start.
Cassidy has spent the last four months stewing over the team's new goalkeeper.
He walked in on her naked and had the audacity not to react. He just walked away like it didn't even matter. As if seeing her naked was just another day at the office.
To make matters worse, she had to spend an hour every day helping him rehab his groin injury.
His groin. A place very close to a part of his anatomy that she absolutely did not think about when she was alone in her bed at night.
The need to know what he thought of her body was driving her mad. The best way to handle that would be to ask him.
What could possibly go wrong?