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Friday, August 21, 2015


Meet Devon Drake. Oops, we're interrupting him while he's getting dressed. Didn't think you'd mind that, he certainly doesn't!

I gave him the 20-question quiz. Here are his answers:

   1.      Chocolate or vanilla? Strawberry, actually
   2.     Airplane or train?    Airplane. Love the take-off, kind of like sex. Can I say that?

   3.     Walking or driving? Driving. Preferably a Maserati.

   4.     Red or Blue?              Blue, like the ocean.

   5.     Country or Rock?     Rock. 80’s rock.

   6.     Dog or cat?                 Pug – Brodie. Smart, obedient pup. 

   7.     Lemonade or Iced Tea?  Texas Iced Tea.

   8.     Vodka or Whiskey?    Gin. Or vodka.

   9.     Mounds or Almond Joy? Who’s mounds? (laughs)

   10.   Action movies or Thrillers? Bruce Willis or Will Ferrell movies.

   11.   Men – brunette or blond?    Brunette, that’s brown hair, right?

   12.   Women – brunette, blonde or redhead? Redhead, nice boobs, not huge. A nice handful. Yeah. Blue eyes, too.
   13.    Steak or lobster?  Lobster. Steamed, boiled, broiled, in a lobster roll, in an omelet. Lobster for sure.

   14.    French fries or Salad? Fries, but I eat salad. Have to keep my weight down. Stormy makes the best salad.

   15.    Pistachios or Peanuts?  Peanut butter but pistachios in nut form.

   16.    Beer or Wine? Beer. Ice cold.

   17.    Beach or Mountains? Beach. Love the waves. Great place for sex, if you’re careful.

   18.    Oatmeal or scrambled eggs? Eggs. Oatmeal sucks.

   19.    Sausage or Bacon? Bacon and sausage. Why should I have to choose only one?

 20.    Pretty or Witty? Both – Love a funny woman. If she makes me laugh, she’s got my heart.

Here's his childhood friend, Stormy. She's his sister's best friend. Is she dating him? You'll have to read the book to find out. 

A bit about the book
Devon Drake, star cornerback, has it all: hot super model girlfriend and pro football career, or does he? A childhood friend wanders back into his life, upsetting his ideal existence. Is it finally time to 
tell her the truth about what happened fifteen years ago?
Stormy Gregory is on the run from an abusive man. Her best friend offers her a safe place at the shelter for abused women and children. Grateful to be out of harm’s way, Stormy helps with a charitable event, not expecting to run into Devon Drake, her friend’s brother. Will she run again rather than face rejection?
Cracks in his perfect world threaten the cornerback’s starting lineup status. An unwelcome surprise short-circuits Stormy’s attempt to build a new life. Can they pull together or will the secret that separates the former friends keep them on a downward spiral?   




Sometimes you don't know what you had until you lose it. Devon Drake made a mistake when he was a teenager and hurt someone he cared about badly. Stormy Gregory has been in love with Devon Drake since she was a wide eyed little girl with her first crush. 

When their paths cross unexpectedly again, will they be able to see what is in front of them and go for the touchdown or will there be a penalty on the play. This was a surprising storyline, even though it was centered around the current couple Ms. Joachim gave us a small section on each of the past couples keeping us up to date on what is going on in their lives. 

It was well written, easy to read and flowed smoothly from couple to couple. I enjoyed the easy camaraderie of Drake, Stormy and Drakes sister Sam. The bickering, bantering and yelling between the three of them not only was amusing but showed a realistic closeness that would be present between good friends and your sibling. 

I found Drake to be a real interesting character, even being a big football star he was not all about the publicity and more of a homebody. As a brother he was the typical overprotective jerk but he did really care about his sister and wanted to protect her. This is a great series and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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