From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the hot, new sports romance, MOST LIKELY TO SCORE!
A sexy, standalone forbidden romance about a sports star and the woman who’s off limits, MOST LIKELY TO SCORE is now available on all retailers!
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A sexy new forbidden romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely…
It should have been a simple play…
She needed a football player to step up and be the star for a charity calendar. I needed a sharp and savvy publicist to manage a brand-new sponsorship deal. I scratched her back. She scratched mine. And oh hell, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.
Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal, so it’s hands off for us once again. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her.
What’s a guy to do when he’s always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is just out of bounds?
I don’t date players.
And I definitely don’t sleep with players.
And I absolutely don’t fall for a certain player when I get to know him and learn he’s more than just sexy — he’s clever, funny and has a heart as big as his . .. well, you get my drift.
But my job is at stake, and I can’t afford to lose that as well as my heart. The problem is, I think I’ve already lost that game.
What’s a girl to do when the clock is running out, but the man she’s falling for is off limits?
MOST LIKELY TO SCORE is a brand new standalone sports romance written in dual POV!
What I love most about the characters that Lauren Blakely creates, especially her handsome heroes, is their hidden depth…their true nature beneath the playboy facade and flirty remarks. There’s just something about Blakely’s athletic alpha males that goes beyond the stereotypical jock characteristics they tend to exude, and while it takes the right person to extract these men’s true natures, once they are uncovered, it’s impossible for the heroines to keep their hands-off of these sexy and magnetic men.
Jones Beckett may like to flaunt his skills as a star wide-receiver in the NFL and he might have even made a few regrettable choices when it comes to the fairer sex as proven by his less than stellar public image and the bevy of social media posts made by women he’s bedded or those present during one of his wild-child antics. But that’s not truly who Jones is, and because he’s in the process of rehabbing his image with the help of one fantastically professional and honest publicist, readers get the perfect opportunity to see what’s beneath the man whose nickname is ‘The Hands,’ not only for his amazing catches on the football field but also for the other extracurricular activities that allow him to score quite often off the field.
The ‘real’ Jones Beckett is so much more than the public and even Jillian knows, and because of Jones’ need to clean up his act, he’s able to showcase all of those positive traits and I can’t say enough about Jones the pet lover…Jones the family man…Jones the generous charity donor/supporter. In all accounts, Jones is one heck of a good guy, which makes him the perfect partner for Jillian Moore, even if she believes it’s a bad idea to get involved with a player.
Jillian Moore is a class act; she’s driven to succeed and she’s amazing at her job as Jones’ team’s publicist, but while she doesn’t want to do anything to risk her career, she can’t help but want something to happen between her and the man who’s starred in many of her dirty dreams…the man she’s lusted after for years, so regardless of how much they both try to fight their mutual attraction and keep one another at a distance for the good of both of their images, they can’t stop the inevitable because their connection and their need for each other might just make bending the rules and risking a fallout, a necessary evil in order to find happiness beyond their chosen professions.
Lauren Blakely continues to create smart romantic comedies – stories that move beyond the basic schtick and stereotypical characters. Most Likely to Score is a witty and entertaining read; Jones and Jillian are extremely likable characters and Blakely does a great job building upon the sexual tension that has always existed between them and because readers are privy to both Jones and Jillian’s point of view, it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time until they give into their feelings for one another because their hands-off approach becomes increasingly more difficult the more time they spend together and the more they get to know what’s beneath Jillian’s professionalism and Jones’ player persona.
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“Most Likely to Score is another flawlessly executed story that’ll have readers laughing, sighing, blushing, and swooning as a publicist and an athlete get their shot at a Happily Ever After.”
–Yvette-Nose Stuck in a Book
“Love it,” Christine says emphatically, her lips and that metal hoop in the bottom one the only parts of her face visible since the lens covers the rest. “How about a little tough-guy look now?”
Because tough guys hold footballs in front of their junk.
“This is my best badass pose,” I say, narrowing my eyes and staring at the camera like I’d stare at the secondary of the Miami Mavericks.
“Oh yes, more of that, right, Jillian?” Christine shouts to the other person here in the studio with us.
That person is Jillian, and she hasn’t looked my way since I strolled in here and dropped my drawers. Damn shame.
From her spot leaning against the far wall, the team publicist answers in a crisp, professional tone I know well. “Exactly. We love his tough-guy face.”
She doesn’t even look up from her phone.
I keep working it for Christine, doing my best to make sure my blue eyes will melt whoever is looking at the picture when the magazine hits newsstands and Internet browsers in another few weeks.
It’s an evergreen kind of issue, since the body edition is one of the most popular. Gee, I wonder why. I’ve no doubt this shot of me with a football for my skivvies will quickly surpass the previous most-searched-for image of yours truly—the game-winning catch I made in the end zone in the Super Bowl two years ago.
But, to be fair, there’s another shot of me that’s searched for maybe a tiny bit more. I like to pretend that shot doesn’t exist.
“The camera loves you,” Christine croons as the snap, snap, snap of the lens keeps the rhythm.
“The feeling is entirely mutual,” I say, pursing my lips in an over-the-top kiss.
Christine laughs. “You are my favorite ham in all of sports, Jones. That’ll be a perfect outtake for our website.”
“That’s a brilliant idea,” Jillian chimes in. “Make sure to send me a copy for social, please.”
“Absolutely,” Christine answers.
I sneak a peek at the dark-haired woman by the wall, that silky curtain of sleekness framing her face as she smiles a bright, buoyant, outgoing grin at the photographer then drops her head back down.
Jillian Moore is one tough nut to crack.
I’m nearly naked in front of her, and she hasn’t once looked my way.
As the woman behind the lens shoots another photo with my favorite ball covering my favorite balls, Jillian doesn’t even spare another glance.
I’m going to need a whole new playbook to get this woman’s attention.
“Lauren Blakely never ceases to amaze me with her sense of humor, her talent to write fabulous heroes and heroines and to pull an A game with a male POV. MOST LIKELY TO SCORE is a real treasure.
– Becca at Little Read Reading Hood
“The combination of heart, humor, and heat is enough to have me fawning all over Jones.”
-Sarah from Musings of the Modern Belle
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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.
Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the MOST LIKELY TO SCORE charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.
Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.
She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.
How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?
MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In March she’ll release WANDERLUST, a breathtaking new romance that will sweep you away. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter