How do you fall in love with a woman whose real name you don’t know?

Well, ladies and gentlemen…sexy, pro-football star Cam Mitchell is about to find out.

Trick Play is a hilarious and sexy love story, and it’s HERE!

Some readers are saying it’s Max Monroe’s best book to date!


Booze, women, and brotherhood—that’s what my good friend Quinn’s bachelor party should have been.

Booze, one mysterious raven-haired woman, and an arrest—that’s what it was.

 As Cam Mitchell, a New York Maverick and one of the best tight ends in the professional football league, my to-do list should be pretty simple.

Play ball.

Get laid.

Have fun.

But after one hour with a stripper named Trixie, that list of mine has shifted dramatically.

Tell Quinn to call my lawyer.

And, for the love of God, don’t get fired from the Mavericks.

I swear, I tried to make it stop there.

But one tiny thing keeps finding its way to the very top… 

Find out more about the dark-haired beauty with the big blue eyes and make her mine.

Too bad it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than that.

How do you fall in love with a woman whose real name you don’t know?

Well, ladies and gentlemen…I’m about to find out.

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a hilarious and sexy standalone about a secret, forbidden romance and just how tricky love can be.

My Review

Trick Play doesn’t have the same feel as the previous two stories in the Mavericks Tackle Love series; because it’s the NFL’s off-season, football isn’t part of the storyline’s main focus, and even though Cam Mitchell’s celebrity status puts him in the public eye, in his story, it’s not about him being a professional football player…it’s more about him putting himself out there emotionally and falling for a woman who holds her truths and her secrets a little too close to the vest, preventing him from getting to know who she truly is and proving to her how good they could be together if she’d not only tell him her name but if the small moments of openness and honest they share become a part of their everyday life.

There’s so much more to Cam Mitchell than how he’s portrayed himself in Quinn and Sean’s stories, and that’s one aspect of a series that I adore because even though readers might think they have a handle on the type of people the supporting characters are, when they become the heroes of their own stories, readers learn about them on a deeper level, and more than not, it proves just how complex and well-rounded they are, and it’s that multifaceted nature that tends to endear misunderstood characters to many readers.

Cam definitely lays himself bare in Trick Play when it comes to his developing feelings for Trixie; he never judges her or belittles her due to her profession and even though Trixie’s body was the first thing that drew Cam to her, it’s clear in the things he says and does that he wants her for more than her outside appearance – he wants to know her mind, her heart, her secrets, her truths, and even her lies, proving over and over what kind of man he is and just how smitten he already is for a woman who he does not know very well at all.

Trixie is a complex heroine – one that, at first, I didn’t understand, but the more I read, the more I learned that I was supposed to see Trixie and her facade at face value and then when her voice comes into the story, readers get her truths, her secrets, and more importantly, her feelings for a certain tight end who refuses to give up on the chemistry that instantaneously sizzled between them despite her every effort to prevent anything from happening due to risks Cam does’t even understand.

Due to the nature of Trixie’s job, whatever interactions and connections they share happen in private, and it’s in those moments, the ones where Cam and Trixie can’t keep their hands off of one another and bare so much more than their clothing that Cam and Trixie as well as readers recognize exactly how much they mean to each other and how all of the differences between their worlds and their situations are no match for a hard working and focused professional football player because he doesn’t believe in defeat…not one little bit.

I loved Cam and Trixie’s story; Max Monroe did a great job of illustrating Trixie’s conflicted feelings when it comes to Cam and where her focus needs to be, but readers, unlike Cam, get the complete picture of Trixie’s life, including the support system she has that has guided her, her entire life, and while she frustrated me with the secrets she kept and the assumptions she made, the authors explain Trixie’s motives and reasons quite well; for me, it was having to witness Cam question himself and feel like he wasn’t enough when he has proven just how amazing he is when he puts everything he feels into claiming the woman he desperately wants to be by his side.

Max Monroe continue to entertain me with their sassy heroines and cocky heroes as well as their comical, sexy, and a bit dramatic storylines, and now that they’ve introduced readers to Leo Landry, I’m more than ready to see him fall for a girl who is more than happy to put him in his place;)

4.5 Poison Apples



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