Hustle: A Skin in the Game Standalone Sports Romance
by Christine Bell
A man in a room full of boys…
Ty Maxwell is a twenty-three year old college freshman with a chip on his shoulder, and more secrets than the CIA. In a word? Trouble. So why can’t I stop staring at those dark, tortured eyes and wondering what those hands would feel like on my body?
No sex. No friends. Just football.
Straight off a bloody tour in Iraq, I’m battling night terrors while my peers squabble over beer pong. If it wasn’t for my NFL dreams, I wouldn’t be here at all. But when I sign up for an easy “A” Drama class, I take my eye off the ball, totally distracted by Teacher’s Assistant, Flora Vasquez. She’s like a ray of sunlight in the darkness that is my life… a darkness that will consume her if I get too close.
A great follow-up to Score!
I really liked both Flora and Ty. Their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, but Ty’s got issues on top of issues (and they’re doozies–not over the top and/or overblown drama like some new adult heroes or heroines tend to have) which means they’re doomed to spend a good chunk of the novel not together, sadly.
But when they are? Watch out!
I was bummed about one aspect of the story
If Ms. Bell is going to write more in this series? I am SO there.
Hustle does work as a standalone, but since Score‘s Cal and Bee play pretty prominent roles in Flora and Ty’s story, you’ll probably get more out of them both if you read them together.
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.