Ace Anderson is the new senior quarterback at Southern U. After being kicked out from his previous team at for hooking up with the coaches daughter, he is blessed with a second chance thanks to his new mentor, Coach Johnson.
Known for being a manwhore, douchebag, user of women, and overall bastard, he is finding it hard to fit in with his new team, and loneliness is starting to creep in.
“I’m Ace fucking Anderson and I can behave any goddamn way I want. I like who I am.”
In steps sickly sweet, all-round Southern Belle, Bryant Johnson. Since the death of her sister, she has made it her mission to ‘fix’ men like Ace, by teaching them the proper way to treat a lady. In order to do this, she dates them and shows them they ways that she believes to be good and right.
After a one night stand, Ace is horrified to discover that this gorgeous girl he spent the night with is claiming to be his new girlfriend, but not only that, she is the daughter of none other than Coach Johnson!
I am such a fan of bad boys who come good, so this book for me was pure pleasure. I loved how Ace found himself stuck with a clinger, but couldn’t seem to stay away from her. He tried to tell her that he didn’t do relationships, but she was having none of it and for the first time in his life, someone was really looking out for his best interests, so it was hard for him to resist.
Bryant’s plan was to do her job and get out, she wasn’t looking for a long term boyfriend, but unfortunately (or fortunately) for her, Ace turned out to be completely unexpected.
“I can’t even tell if he’s serious or joking, but whatever he’s doing, he needs to stop.
This protectiveness is making me feel crazy-good inside.”
Bryant was a grower, she was completely different to most heroines I have read, since she is the stereotypical version of a southern lady. She was too good to be true, and I still can’t believe people like her exist, but I ended up being a massive fan. She was too nice not to love, and she worked her magic power on both myself and Ace.
A big winner, and a huge thumbs up from me.
Downed is a New Adult romance. It is book 3 in the Gridiron series, but can be read as a standalone. Told from dual POV
ARC gratefully received
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