Title: Romancing the Running Back
Series: Santa Fe Bobcats #4
Author: Jeanette Murray
Release Date: January 19, 2016
They’re not on the same page in the playbook...
When Anya Fisher is asked to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, she jumps at the chance to go to Santa Fe. There’s nothing left for her in Atlanta—except a bitter and controlling almost-ex husband. Starting over as an online personal shopper is challenging, but not as much as having to plan wedding festivities with uptight groomsman Josiah Walker...
As a Santa Fe Bobcats running back, Josiah wants to make his mark on the field, not on the earth. A serious conservationist, he’s all about saving energy. So why is he wasting so much on the flighty fashionista in his best friend’s wedding? One kiss leads to another—and more. But when Josiah discovers that Anya has just as much substance as style, their harmless little fling may go into overtime...
I love this series!
Each time I read a new title in this series I find a new favorite—and this time was no exception!
Anya Fisher is at a crossroads in her life and jumps on the chance to relocate and take serious steps towards her changing career goals. Helping to coordinate her best friend’s wedding is the perfect opportunity for new beginnings and feeds right into her strengths.
Josiah Walker is the best man so must work closely with the maid of honor to make sure things go off without a hitch. Ensuring all goes smoothly, and out of the limelight, is a daunting task—especially when your partner is more concerned about color schemes and naughty shower decorations. Josiah doesn’t have much respect for Anya’s profession, which doesn’t make for a harmonious working relationship…in the beginning…
Anya and Josiah definitely butted heads when they first met. The burly football player and tiny fashionista had little common ground but as they were forced into closed quarters, opinions began to change. And looking beneath the surface, they realized they more than liked what they saw…
The conversations between these two were sexy and smart, wonderfully sarcastic and just plain fun to “watch”. With a wonderful blend of emotion and steamy, steamy sex, their relationship progressed quickly from ‘unlike’ to hot and heavy.
“You slept with him?” …
“No. We just watched the nightly news while holding hands and thinking pure thoughts.”
The stereotypes of each of the characters are obvious but it doesn’t take long to find out there is much more to each of them than that. When push comes to shove, they each are more concerned about the other’s well-being than their own. Josiah… sigh, Josiah. I just want to wrap him up and take him home. No one would notice, would they?
Funny yet serious, emotional as well as sarcastic, there were so many opposites that come together to make a story that read way too quickly! I want, no need, more Bobcats!
~ Review by Diane
The Santa Fe Bobcats are back and we finally get Josiah's story.
Since Cassie and Trey and now engaged, Anya is back visiting Santa Fe to help with her best friend's wedding planning. Josiah gets roped into planning duties also because he is the best man in the wedding.
Anya and Josiah get off on the wrong foot since they both assume the worst of each other and, in turn, think the other is annoying. Though, after spending time together running errands, they realize that what they thought about each other was wrong—and that they actually like spending time together. Once they started to really know each other, they couldn't help but like each other more than just in a friendly way.
I loved this book! Sports romance is one of my favorite things to read, and this series continues to bring some great characters and their love stories. I liked that Josiah wasn't just a typical guy. He actually cares about the environment and is trying to live in a way that does the least damage. I liked how Anya had a lot of ambition. She came up with great ideas and she went through with them.
Now that I've finished the fourth book in this series I can't wait to read the next one! Keep these football hotties coming, Ms. Murray!
~ Review by Leah
Jeanette Murray spends her days surrounded by hunky alpha men…at least in her imagination. In real life, she’s a wife and a mother, keeping tabs on her husband, her daughter, and the family dog on the outskirts of St. Louis. She is also the author of One Night with a Quarterback.