Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Changing the Play by Julia Blake

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I love it when I'm aimlessly poking around on Amazon and come across a book that seems right up my alley. That's the case for my Waiting on Wednesday pick this week, Changing the Play by Julia Blake. I love strong, successful heroines and stories where one of the protagonists has an old crush on the other. Changing the Play has both and it sounds like a heck of a fun read. I adored The Governess Was Wanton, which Ms. Blake wrote as Julia Kelly, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how Ms. Blake tackles contemporary romance.

Title: Changing the Play
Series: The Game Changer, Book 1
Author: Julia Blake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: August 21, 2017

Book Description (from Amazon):

From award-winning author Julia Blake comes a fast-paced romance that offers the perfect mix of competition and passion in the dog-eat-dog world of professional football and sports media.

Rachel Pollard has never been a push-over. That’s why she’s a superstar in the world of sports management, making a name for herself with a shrewd eye for overlooked talent. She certainly isn’t taking any chances with her latest NFL draft prospect, Kevin Loder, who’s poised to shake up the league. But when Nick Ruben, a tenacious sports reporter who also happens to be the crush who ignored her all through high school, picks up the scent of a long-buried story, Rachel suddenly finds herself playing defense for the first time in years.

Nick usually doesn’t strike out with women, but his always-dependable charm isn’t getting him anywhere with Rachel or the interview he needs to save his job from his network’s impending layoffs. He knows he’s pressing hard, but she’s pushing back just as much—it’d almost be fun if his career wasn’t on the line. But after weeks of begging and finally striking a deal for an exclusive, Nick is surprised to realize he wants their relationship to be anything but professional. Now he has to figure out a way to save his job without hurting hers, and to make the girl he overlooked in high school believe he’s worth a shot at love.