“I guess you could say I’m a frustrated sports writer at heart, but I love writing—and reading—books centered around sports. I can thank my dad for that. He introduced me to Dick Francis novels when I was a teenager and I was hooked. I am also a big fan of the happily ever after endings of romance novels, so it was only natural that I combined the two elements in my fiction debut.”
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Excerpt in which our heroine struggles to find her long lost muse
What was once as easy as closing her eyes and seeing a design was now a gift locked away in the far recesses of her brain. She only had three months to unlock her muse and begin making money again.
“She doesn’t want a store bought gown. She wants an original. And money isn’t the problem. I’m paying.” Brody reached over and grabbed her hand, gently squeezing it. “Whatever it costs. Just, please say you’ll do it.”
Julianne wanted to cry. She was touched by the sweet gesture of Brody buying his sister a wedding gown, but she couldn’t design one for him. It was impossible.
“Get your paws off my wife!”
She jumped out of her chair, pulling her hand out of Brody’s as Owen let out a startled shriek. Will stormed in to the kitchen making a beeline for Brody.
“Dude, is that all the time you defensive types spend working out? No wonder we keep getting scored on.” Brody leaned on the back two legs of his chair, clearly unfazed by the menacing wall of muscle descending on him. Of course, she figured he wouldn’t be in the NFL he couldn’t stare down a linebacker.
“I swear, Janik, I’ve had enough of that pretty mouth of yours,” Will snarled.
“Stop it!” Julianne picked up a crying Owen. “You’re scaring the baby.”
Excerpt from FOOLISH GAMES ©2013 by Tracy Solheim. All rights reserved.
Series: Out of Bounds #2
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (December 3, 2013)
SOMETIMES THE BEST DEFENSE IS A STRONG OFFENSE….
Bridal gown designer, Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding. But much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.
Will “William the Conqueror” Connelly grew up tough shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.
Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection? Or are they just playing foolish games?
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