The bully gets bullied!
Another good steamy romance from B.B. Hamel. This was the last of the Lofthouse relatives, David Fyall who is Sylvia Lofthouse’s nephew. Though that part did not feature at all in the book. He did discuss his Father and sister who were in the last book, Possessive Fake Husband, but that was just background information and none of the people from previous books were actually in this book.
I really liked the way the two main characters met and the romance between them was super steamy. I give it a heat index of five out of five flames 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. However, I just didn’t get into the story as much as I usually do. It is actually surprising to me because this was about a bully in college and I generally like those stories.
David is the Assistant Coach at California University and one day as he is walking across campus he sees a couple arguing. The guy starts to get a bit physical with the girl, so David steps in and punches they guy. It turns out the guy is Erik, the star quarterback and he is basically the king of the school so he doesn’t take it too well.
The girl was a senior named Chloe who is a tutor for the Athletic program so David had seen her around. He helps her out and walks her home and eventually starts dating her. Though he is a coach and not a professor it isn’t against any rules for him to date her but might be frowned upon. However, after Chloe gets a threatening phone call and several other incidents occur that they know Erik is behind, they get closer.
I think the thing I really had trouble with in this book wasn’t so much the bullying by Erik, but how involved David is with getting back at him. They do some stupid and juvenile things to get back at Erik and David is not only putting his job in jeopardy, but he is over 30 years old so it is hard to believe he would do some of the things he does in this book. It was still a nice steamy quick read that I enjoyed. Just not as much as some of the others.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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