My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Title: Broken Play
Author: Samantha Kane
Series: Birmingham Rebels, #1
Date: September 1, 2015
Birmingham Rebels offensive linemen Beau Perez and Cass Zielinski are inseparable, on and off the field. Cass, the captain with the cowboy swagger, is a loose cannon. Beau, the veteran tight end, is cool under pressure. And ever since they were caught on tape in a steamy threesome, their exploits have fueled more than a few tabloid headlines—and naughty fantasies.
Marian Treadwell knows all about the video. And now that she’s the Rebels’ new assistant offensive coach, she can’t look at Beau and Cass without picturing their hard, naked bodies—with her pressed in between. Marian would like nothing more than to indulge those impulses, but she knows better than to get too close to her players, a bunch of adrenaline-fueled alpha males who don’t always follow the rules.
Just the thought of sharing the gorgeous yet guarded Marian drives Cass wild. At first, Beau isn’t sure she’s right for them . . . and lately, all he desires is a little alone time with Cass to explore their new intimacy. But it’s only a matter of time before Cass breaks through both of their defenses. Because when seduction is the game plan, he always plays to win.
The description above describes this book, but it leaves out more than it tells.
Beau is a recovering drug/alcohol addict and still sees himself as a screwup and not worthy of anyone’s time. Cass is the person who pulled him out of his addictions and has taken responsibility for his continued soberness.
And they’re in love and neither will admit it.
Sharing women is the only way they can be close to each other without acknowledging the truth.
Marian has been in the football world her entire life. Her father is a college coach and she has worked in the sport since she was a child.
She has also discovered just how entitled some players can be. She knows that they cannot always be trusted.
She has always fantasised about being with two men, but she thinks there is something wrong with her for wanting it.
Obviously, the three of them are made for each other.
I love Samantha Kane’s books, especially her Brothers in Arms series. There is wonderful m/m/f sex, but the emotion is what sets her books apart.
I think this series is going to be even more emotionally satisfying that the Brothers in Arms and that is hard for me to believe.
There is a twist towards the end that for a minute I thought was going to be more than I could accept. But it worked. Man, did it work.
Time for a cold drink and a fan to cool things off.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.