Published by William Morrow
Release Date: June 29th 2021
Genres: Adult, Romance
Format Read: ARC
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#1 New York Times bestseller Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns to her beloved Chicago Stars series with a romance between a Chicago Stars quarterback and one of the world’s greatest opera singers—and a major diva.
“Re-entering the world of the Chicago Stars is like a beloved friend come to call.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr
Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas.
Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving for justice, too many secrets—and a monumental grudge against the egotistical, lowbrow jock she’s been stuck with.
It’s Mozart meets Monday Night Football as the temperamental soprano and stubborn jock embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand. Along the way, the combatants will engage in soul-searching and trash talk, backstage drama and, for sure, a quarterback pass. But they’ll also face trouble as threatening letters, haunting photographs, and a series of dangerous encounters complicate their lives. Is it the work of an overzealous fan or something more sinister?
This is the emotional journey of a brilliant woman whose career is everything and a talented man who’ll never be happy with second place. Tender and funny, passionate and insightful, this irresistible romantic adventure proves that anything can happen…when two superstars collide.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
After reading Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I was very excited to read another book by her. Let it be known though, this author has a unique writing style—at least to me.
In this book we meet Olivia Shore, a well-known opera singer. Olivia is high-strung and completely focused on her career. Olivia eats, breathes, and sleeps being an opera singer and hasn’t let anything come between her and her job—even personal relationships. However, you find that all isn’t glamorous and perfect in her life. She is dealing with anonymous letters that connect to her past and Olivia finds that for once, something does come between her and her job.
We also meet Thad Owens, a backup quarterback for his football team. Thad is a very skilled football player and very respected, but unfortunately was never able to be the first quarterback due to a vision problem. Thad is blunt, helpful, and a very attractive man.
These two couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. They meet during a tour they both go on to promote a high-end brand watch. This is where you see them start to connect. They definitely didn’t get along at first, but the longer they are around each other the more they learn that they understand one another and the more they get sucked into each other’s worlds. This book did take me a bit to get into, because like I said, the author has a unique writing style to me. This is an adult book that has sexual content, but I was hoping for a little more steaminess. This book does have some triggers. You’re going to get some drifts about emotional abuse, stalking, threats, kidnapping—while I didn’t find a lot of it overly heavy, I do want to warn you.
I’m giving this book 4 stars, because it was enjoyable, just not my particular taste.
Hello! My name is Brittany. I’m a newbie nurse by day and an avid reader 24/7. I am a proud romance junkie and will read just about every genre as long as there is some romance. I love to spend my time with my 9 cats—yes, you read that correctly—and posting on my bookstagram account (@_darkreadings if curious). I’m also a hardcore JLA fan.