Pike | Brenda Rothert

Sometimes a playboy is just a playboy and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of hope for a successful relationship in their future.  I truly thought that this would be the case with Pike Morgan.  He seemed like the epitome of a playboy athlete! But the more the readers get to know him, the more you could see that he is really a nice guy. He surprised me in the best way possible. I thoroughly enjoyed how Brenda pulled in her Chicago series and we got a little peek into what those players are up to! There was a particular scene where relationships were compared to Blizzards and I was laughing so hard I was crying!  One thing that was woven throughout the entire book is the love Pike has for his family.  There were some very deep topics that made my heart ache, but they were handled beautifully.  And I hope that this is not the last we see of Kylie and Jasmin! 

Indie recently found herself single with a toddler and no money or job.  This woman is persistent and keeps her focus on her son throughout the book.  Indie doesn’t have a lot of support and when Pike steps in to provide her friendship and emotional support he does it so well. You will immediately be in Indie’s corner cheering for her.  Pike really wanted to be the man that loves her, and made the effort.  Much to my surprise he was super patient with her. 

Friends, this is a SLOW burn, but it really needed to be.  With their pasts they really needed to build a relationship.  But friends, when they finally got together it was kindle melting. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will want to throw your kindle all in one book but I don’t think you should miss the opportunity to read Pike and Indie’s story.  This pair never gave up when life was hard and through open lines of communication made it work.  If you are a sports romance fan and love a solid series with great characters, I would recommend this book!  I cannot wait for the next book in this series!