by A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine
Series: A Wilde Players Dirty Romance
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2016
From the USA Today Bestselling Authors, A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine comes a new standalone sexy sports romance, Sidelined – A Wilde Players Dirty Romance.
I hate him… I love him… He destroyed me… and now He needs me.
Fletcher Wilde, a gorgeous quarterback in the NFL, is the man I should have married. He’s is the one that walked away, choosing football over me. He shouldn’t be back, especially not looking that good. And not sitting in my waiting room chair with a bum leg and confident cocky grin that sets my insides on fire.
It’s impossible to forget how he rocked my world both in and out of the bedroom. Keeping things professional won’t be easy, especially given our history. My mission, however, is getting him back on the field—the place he loved more than me, while not losing myself in him all over again.
Cassidy Miller is the only physical therapist in town. And after a potential career ending injury, she’s my ticket back on the field or my NFL career is over. Unfortunately, she’s the same Cassidy who ripped my heart to shreds when I thought we were a team.
Sexy and intelligent, she’s the last person I thought I’d see again. As it turns out, she looks better than ever, making me want that smart mouth of hers doing things to me that would drive a sane man crazy.
Lucky for me, my determination is legendary. Winning is in my blood, which makes me number one on the field. Being a single-minded man, my focus is to get her back and this time for good.
“Can we start from scratch? Like this whole night?” I ask.
“What do you mean?”
A frustrated sigh leaves me. “I don’t want it to be like this between us.”
I expect a snappy response, but that’s not what I get. “I don’t really either. But after you dumped me—”
What is she saying? “I didn’t dump you. I had to leave to go with the pros.”
She looks at me like she wants to say duh.
“Yeah, you dumped me for the pros.”
My hand drives through my hair. “That’s not how it went. I had to leave, and you were supposed to come.”
That one word has me harder than I thought possible. She speaks, but I’m barely coherent to what she’s saying.
“I had to finish college. Then there was PT school, my dad, and I couldn’t possibly go.”
Reaching out, I take her wrist and pull her closer. Her eyes widen, making her look like a doe in the middle of the road. And, damn, if that doesn’t make her my prey.
The words crawl out of my mouth like a growl. “Take your clothes off and get in this tub with me.” I shut off the water and push the button to get the jets running. This is a dead-end conversation, like it will always be.
Her head shakes, sending all that hair I want to wrap around my hand flying.
“Maybe.” I haven’t let go of her wrist, determined to convince her to stay. “Everyone’s entitled to a little crazy.
When she doesn’t answer, I give her hand a slight tug. “Take your clothes off, Cass, and get in here.”
“I might hurt your knee.”
“Chicken.” I splash her with some water.
She jumps back, and I lose my hold on her. “Fletcher, you got me wet.”
Her eyes narrow as my grin widens. “That’s the idea.”
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
Annie fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you're ever around her for more than five minutes, you'll find out she's a non-stop talker. Other than loving writing about romance, she loves hanging out with her family and binge watching TV with her husband. You can find out more about her books at http://www.amhargrove.com.
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come. You can find more about her books at http://www.terrielaine.com.