5 Days to Go!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here we are, 5 days until the release of my 9th novel, THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. To help pass the time (because the week before release day is always a nail biter for me!) I’m doing a “Meet the Characters” event. Each day, I’ll be introducing you to one of the characters from the book, and sharing a sneak peek with them in it.

So here we go… 5 days and counting …


“Your grandmother hates me,” said J.B. from beside him, not bothering to look up from the newspaper he’d swiped from a nearby end table.

Scott grinned at the thought of his bulldozer of a dealmaker agent having his feelings hurt. Then again, the greeting J.B. received an hour ago when he’d arrived to pick Scott up for this checkup had been anything but welcoming. Had he chosen a different profession, maybe it would have been.

“Hey, now, hate’s a pretty strong word.”

“Okay, then your grandmother really dislikes me.”

Scott chuckled. “That’s more accurate and not entirely uncommon. Edna dislikes a lot of people, especially ones who insist her grandson’s place is on the soccer field, not playing the role of bingo chauffeur.”

“She must hate your entire team.”

“Probably would, if she ever made it out to a game and met them.”

J.B. arched a brow his way. “Not a fan?”


His fault, not hers. Scott had traded family functions for practices and games long, long ago. It’d gotten him to where he was today and laid the groundwork for the goals he still worked to achieve. Though, it’d be a whole lot easier to climb the Major League Soccer ladder if he could get back on the turf. It would also help him keep his starting position, which was why they were there.

“I still think you’re putting too much hope into this plot of yours,” J.B. said. “We need a plan in case Evan’s opinion doesn’t vary from your team trainer’s.”

“You’re not really bringing up this personal assistant idea of yours again, are you?”

“As much as I love driving you all over God’s green earth, I simply don’t have that kind of time. You’re going to need help.”

“Funny, I’ve done just fine the past three weeks. On my own, in case you’ve forgotten.”

Columbus was a progressive city with virtually unlimited resources at the ready. Need a ride? Call an Uber. Need food? Have it delivered. Need help around his apartment? Definitely no need there.

“Besides, Evan and I have been friends since high school travel ball,” said Scott. “If anyone knows how fast I recover from dings and bruises, it’s him.”

“Too bad this injury is neither of those things.” J.B. glanced toward a cluster of chairs set before a large television mounted high on the wall. “If he doesn’t clear you, we’re going to need to find you a personal assistant.”

“What could I possibly need one of those for?”

When J.B. didn’t answer, Scott followed his gaze…and found it fixed on the cute mom and her shaggy-haired son. Of course, leave it to his agent to be wowed by the woman who’d taken it upon herself to start answering phones at the pediatrician’s office; J.B. always had been a fan of assertive females. Lucky for Scott, he was perfectly capable of answering his cell all by himself.

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~~THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM, releasing 3/11/19 from Entangled Publishing.~~

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.


See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek at novel #9!



P.S. HER UNEXPECTED HERO, my third book in the Checkerberry Inn series, is on sale this week for only 99 cents! It can be read as a stand alone, but also goes great with the rest of the series. I’ll put a link here so you can begin your escape to the Checkerberry Inn today: HER UNEXPECTED HERO Sale.

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