Saturday, December 24, 2016

Getting Inside by Serena Bell

Despite being told her whole life that women can’t play football, Iona Thomas is the new and first female defensive coach of the Seattle Grizzlies, a team in the “Professional Football League.”

Her job is to turn around the recent losses into wins, which includes coaching sexy linebacker Ty Williams, a hot ticket known for playing around. Ty is unsure of having Iona as his coach, not because she is female, but because he finds himself strongly attracted to her and isn’t confident he will be able to keep his hands to himself.

Although Iona insists on keeping the relationship professional, as a scandal will not only ruin her job but will also prove what she is trying to combat, that women in sports are a distraction to players, they can only resist each other for so long. When they are ultimately caught in the act, Iona might be forced to either sacrifice her career or her relationship with Ty, which begs the question, “can women have it all?”

A strong female lead who undermines stereotypes and proves to be both athletic and sexy in Bell’s (Returning Home) series debut is a refreshing change in romance fiction. Readers will root for the success of the Seattle Grizzlies and Ty and Iona’s relationship on and off the field.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | December 23, 2016

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