Saturday, March 2, 2013

Review: Red Zone (Daniels Brothers #2) by Sherri Hayes

Red Zone (Daniels Brothers, #2)

After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger. 

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville. 

When a stalker threatens Gage, the team owner calls an old friend, Rebecca’s ex-partner Travis Hansen, to help protect his star quarterback and find the person responsible. Hansen offers Rebecca the job, and she jumps at the chance. It’s work, and it will get her out of her apartment. How bad can it be?

Posing as Gage’s girlfriend, however, isn’t as easy as it seems. The man is relentless. Rebecca must work to protect Gage while staving off his advances. She’s there to do a job, nothing more. The last thing she wants is to be another notch on a hotshot athlete’s belt.

As the stalker continues to up the ante, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep her distance from Nashville’s star quarterback. He isn’t what she expected in one of the city’s most notorious playboys. Now all she has to do is keep him safe until they can find his stalker, and hope she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.
The author put together a well-crafted, suspense-filled, contemporary, sport-based romance. I knew the villain’s identity early in the story but, it didn’t detract from the intrigue of the overall story. I enjoyed watching Gage get under Rebecca’s skin; his laid-back lifestyle {opposites attract} her straight lace.

First book by the author, I was very impressed by her ability to wordsmith – the descriptions and dialogue were masterful. The only reason this didn’t get a higher rating was it has some rough transition points. Looking forward to many future reads with this author.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by NetGalley and Smith Publicity for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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