PENALTY ~ JACOB CHANCE
My Rating: 4.5
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Sports
Release Date: May 12th, 2017
Read: April 28, 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
He’s the bad boy quarterback of Boston University’s football team. As the son of a former NFL player, he’s showered with attention and praise twenty-four-seven. One flash of his smile and all the girls fall at his feet – or should I say to their knees?
And then there’s me.
Brady Lincoln is the last person I want attention from. He’s the kind of guy my father warned me about. His play on the field is legendary and his play with the ladies, even more so. I’ve managed to stay off his radar until recently.
What happens when the cocky quarterback breaks all the rules to win my heart?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
4.5 Stars to Penalty by Jacob Chance.
Coming Soon ~ Release date: May 12th, 2107
Genres: Romance, Erotic Romance, Sports
Brady and Harlow…….
Penalty was another highly enjoyable book by author Jacob Chance. I found this book a bit different than his previous titles in that the suspense-thriller aspect did not exist. That said, Penalty had some angst, a lot of romance and even some humor and witty dialogue.
Brady Lincoln was the popular, arrogant, cocky quarterback on BU’s football team. Yes he was everything stereotypical you might find in a hero of the sports romance genre. But he was so much more. I found that Brady had deep feelings and a huge heart. Sure he was a ‘player’ with the ladies and had no complaints regarding his lifestyle. But unfortunately later, he would have regrets because unexpectedly he found someone he wanted to be good for, to give his heart to. Because of his well-earned reputation, Brady will have to work very hard to get his girl. Though he didn’t mind the effort he would have to put fourth.
It would be worth it.
Because ‘she’ was worth it.
Harlow was quiet, shy and devoted to her studies. She was not a party girl. When she meets Brady, she is enthralled by his celebrity status, gorgeous looks and confident attitude, even if he unnerved her. What Harlow didn’t like was Brady’s reputation. As a result, she didn’t trust him at first. But Brady wasn’t giving up. He was the perfect gentlemen with anything and everything to do with Harlow. Brady totally won me over.
Watching their relationship develop from strangers to acquaintances to friends to romance was sweet and endearing. Brady impressed me over and over with his charm and wit. He was also a sexy, dirty talker. 😉
Penalty is not a suspense novel as I mentioned earlier. The heat aspect is downright sexy and erotic. The chemistry between Brady and Harlow was strong and I easily felt it through the writing. That said, I appreciated they took their time with intimacy however the sexual tension was thick in the atmosphere around them. This book is also written in both POVs. I loved being inside Brady’s head as much as in Harlow’s.
There is a snag in their relationship that needs repairing before they find their HEA. Remember what I said earlier about Brady and regrets? I’ll just let you ponder that…….
Another aspect of this book I enjoyed was the scene descriptions. I felt like I was in Boston. I walked the streets along with the characters, I attended the football games and I even felt like I was at the afterparties. The secondary characters were a great addition to the story as well. Some were likable and funny and there were a few that were not. In fact there is one character in particular that I wished had different ending, where they got what they deserved.
The epilogue was sweet. Brady was such a sexy, alpha who also had a sweet romantic side.
If you are wondering whether you want to read this book or not, I recommend it highly. You should add it to your TBRs. Keep your eyes out for Penalty which is releasing May 12!
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*
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