A busy single mom turns mama bear.
He's just trying to do his job.
Yet the chemistry is unmistakable.
Enemies to lovers romance full of laugh-out-loud moments and sweet, swoony kisses.
City home inspector, Kendall Nomellini, follows rules to a fault. As a single mom of a high school soccer player, she has no choice but to plan her time to the minute—fitting her work, education, and future goals into a tidy, no-surprises schedule. What’s not in her plan? Falling for the worst soccer referee in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Why would she, when she knows from experience that the perfect man doesn’t exist?
Between owning a successful business and running a fulfilling charity, former MLS goalkeeper Zeke Hartford’s life is working out just fine. Except time and again, he crosses paths with the spitfire club coach who has no problem telling him exactly where he falls short. And while the beautiful home inspector could easily throw a wrench into his professional life, he’s intrigued enough to want to win her over.
Can Zeke change her scowls to smiles and her criticism to compliments? It’s a challenge he’s willing to take—on the pitch and off—but is Kendall willing to play his game?
"This story really engaged me and kept me flipping through the pages as much as time would allow for today. Kendall and Zeke both had such large, generous hearts and I loved watching that aspect develop. I also loved the sweet romance so much, but the zings are what drew me in, especially as they started to melt into something more. Great story, great characters. This one is a keeper!"
Hiding in the Pages
1. I'm pretty sure the city building inspector had never been interviewed for a book. I think I made his day. And he pretty much made mine too, because I'm a geek like that.
2. I had a blast researching bowling alleys. I might also have been thinking about the TV show Ed. A little.
I'm not kidding when I say you can read Santa Cam first. Or after, since it technically takes place later.