KyAnn Waters
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Carina Press
Release Date
January 2012

Sports writer Max Myers just discovered he lives next door to the hottest soccer player to hit the field. If he scores a coveted interview with the reclusive striker for the Denver Blaze, he could take himself from sports blogger to mainstream sports authority.

Riley Grayson has no interest in interviews or in outing his private life to the public. He wants to be known for the scoring he does on the field and not in the sack. But Max is a temptation he can't resist. Taking a chance, Riley and Max discover they have more in common than passion for soccer and hot sex between the sheets.

Just as they begin to trust each other outside the bedroom, Max is put in a no-win situation: write an article about Riley exposing accusations of drug use, or risk destroying his own credibility. If he does, he'll lose Riley. If he doesn't, he'll lose everything he's worked hard to achieve.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Feb 15, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
173 people found the following review helpful
STRIKER is a short but tasty morsel of man-love that I completely devoured. Hot men--especially ones in soccer shorts--are just too much for me to resist!

Riley is a professional soccer player for the fictional Denver Blaze and he's quite famous for not only his prowess on the field but also for his strictly guarded private life. It's widely known that he doesn't give interviews. So imagine his surprise when he meets and is instantly in lust with his new next door neighbor, Max, who just happens to be a pretty well-known sports blogger who just recently moved to Denver.

The two hit it off and fall into a relationship together, but a scandal breaks about Riley, and it puts their relationship in jeopardy. Each man will have to decide what's more of a risk: their careers or the new love they've found.

This was hot and sweet all at the same time. I loved Riley's character. But I loved how Riley's character was with Max even more. I thought the story was interesting, especially when the "scandal" broke out. I thought it was pretty apropos for the times.

I did think that the story line was a little rushed. I would have liked to see more development between the characters and their relationship before the conflict arose. I think it would have made the ending a bit more believable.

Overall, though, I throughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by this author.
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