A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything.
NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now.
Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed.
Dex is looking for a forever girl, but they live vastly different lives in separate cities. Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he's her forever man.
This year the guy-craze has been man-buns and beards (lets be honest, tattoo's aren't a new thing). And I have been all over that (Brock anybody?) So I was beyond stoked to find out that Kristen's new hero in her series had tattoo's, a man-bun and a beard. This guy couldn't have gotten any hotter.
BUT HE DID!!!
He was just so intense and adorable. I really loved Dex. I loved his intensity, his quietness, his unwavering adoration of Fi. Dex was just like this big loveable teddy-bear. I almost wept for him when I found out about his high school years, and how girls treated him. He didn't deserve that at all. I especially loved how loyal and helpful he was to Gray; I swear my ovaries wobbled a bit when he was looking after Leo, and showing Ivy and Gray how to handle him during that night scene. I... I just really freaking loved this guy.
Now, Fi. I liked Fi a lot. She was fun and the complete opposite of Dex (opposite attracts and all). But I guess you could say I didn't really connect to Fi like I did the previous two heroines in the series. She fought for what she wanted and I admired her a lot for that - she rocked.
I absolutely loved this book. It was an excellent addition to an amazing series. I cannot wait for what's next in this series.