Pursuing by Sarah Curtis
Series: Alluring #3
Also in this series: Engaging
Published by Self-published on January 16, 2016
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"I fell in love with a brown-eyed angel in the middle of a football field, and I hadn't even talked to her yet. All it took was her laugh." - Mason Connor
Professional football player, Mason Connor, had the perfect life. Blessed with good looks, crazy skills on the field, and more money than he knew what to do with, it never occurred to him something was missing. Not until he saw her.
Looking out over a field of green, he saw his future and knew his world was about to change. He just had no idea his Angel would put up such a fight.
A fight he planned on winning.
"I don't want to like you, Mase, but I'm afraid I already do and that scares me." - Joanna Welch
Joanna Welch had two relationships in her life, both with the popular-sexy-jock type.
Neither ended well.
So when the attractive and cocky Pursuers quarterback began pursuing her, she wasn't interested in experiencing a three-peat.
However, the more time she spent with Mase, the harder it was to pretend he was only a sexy smile and hot body. He was funny, charming, and smart, too.
Fumbling her stay-away plan, her heart's in danger of being intercepted, and Jo's worried she's about to get sacked. Only Mase wasn't just looking to score...
He had another kind of championship ring in mind.
This is a full-length, steamy, contemporary romance. While Pursuing can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, it is part of a series started with Alluring and contains some spoilers. ***Due to sex and language, it is recommended for persons over 18.*** HEA
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
What a sweet story! I’m fond of Sarah Curtis’ Alluring series and I really liked this one. It’s a great lazy afternoon read. It has a funny hero in Mase, and I think Joanna is my favorite heroine of the series.
I adored Mase’s goofiness. I also loved that once he found his girl that goofiness was tempered with a bit of seriousness about his woman. He was funny, sweet, and a tad bit alpha and bossy when he needed to be. The insta-lust was a bit OTT but I quickly got over that when he admitted surprise at the bolt of lightening thing.
Jo was a great h, and I appreciated the social worker aspect even though it didn’t get too far into it. I also liked that we had a heroine who wasn’t abused and came from a good home. Jo’s insecurities did get on my nerves a bit, but she knew they were stupid so I forgave her.
The communication between these two was refreshing with no unnecessary angst. I do wish the action had been introduced a bit earlier and had a more drawn out conclusion. I say this because the book maybe seemed a bit too tame. Even with that small issue, it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Spice’s rating: 4 refreshing stars
This was one really sweet story. Mason football star extraordinaire sees Jo, a social worker with CPS, across the football field and that is it. What follows is Mase’s struggles to convince Jo to give him a chance to win her over. She had dated two jocks before, one in high school and one in college with less than stellar results. This had prejudiced her against the jock type putting a crimp to Mason’s plans of happily ever after.
“I’m setting out to prove everything you’ve just said was bullshit. I will never lie to you either, so believe this. I’m coming for you Angel, and make no mistake, I plan on winning you”
I enjoyed Pursuing a lot, but I did feel that everything ran smoothly… maybe too smoothly, I kept expecting for something to happen, Mase to stuff up, a misunderstanding, anything really, but everything was perfect until some action at the end.
Mase was the epitome of perfect book boyfriend, you can’t not love him: He was possessive alpha and bossy when he needed to.
“Just so we’re clear. You’ve been claimed, that kiss was my brand, and now you’re mine.”
With Jo I had a few issues at first with her whole “I won’t date jocks because they are all the same” prejudiced diatribe. This bothered me because, to me, her experiences in the past (and how she felt about them) did not merit the strength of her negative opinion. Fortunately, it wasn’t long before Mase is breaking down her defenses and we get to be wooed just along Jo.
As I said, this is a very sweet romance story, no angst and enough steam to fog the windows:
“I’m going to fuck your mouth. Tell me you want that.”
He had tipped her head back and meeting his eyes, she practically moaned, “Yes.”
“I want you to fuck my mouth.”
He gave her a roguish smile. “Then open up, Angel.”
She held onto his hips as he took himself in hand. “Give me your eyes. I want to watch you, watching me, as I slip my cock past your soft, plump lips and into your warm, wet mouth.”
I can’t wait to read some more from Ms Curtis.
Sparkles’ rating: 4 Perfect Stars
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