In To Win Her Trust by MacKenzie Crowne, CC Calhoun has spent years as a recluse. After a traumatic event during her childhood, CC only goes out when necessary. On one of her necessary trips outside, CC literally runs into football player, Kevin “Tuck” Tucker. CC is nearly thrown into a panic attack, and Tuck does the only thing he can think of and kisses the beautiful stranger in his arms. After introductions are made and some serious negotiations are done, CC agrees to see Tuck for the next 3 weeks and he agrees to help her get over her fears. Once Tuck goes to training camp though, their relationship will be over. As CC and Tuck get to know one another, their hearts develop a different idea about their agreement. Will they both be able to walk away at the end of 3 weeks?
This was such an enjoyable read for me. It left me with a sneaky book hangover (which I discovered when I tried to read another book after finishing this one). Tuck and CC had such great chemistry together. The story line had a wonderful assortment of characters and there was a lot of humor thrown in that had me laughing to myself.
I loved everything about Tuck. He was so down to earth and so smitten with CC from the get go. Crowne does an excellent job of not having Tuck fall into the stereotypical professional athlete of using his wealth and fame to get what he wants. Tuck had a great sense of humor and just enough bad boy thrown in to make things interesting.
CC was such a fighter throughout the book. Not only did she overcome her fears but she took a chance on loving Tuck. The last chapter made me so proud of her when she very publicly announced her love for him.
To Win Her Trust is the second book in the Players Series. It can be read as a standalone. Filled with a heat cast of characters that will have you laughing out loud and hot chemistry between the hero and heroine makes this is must read for any fan of sports romances or contemporary romances.
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About the Book:
Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Copy received by author for purpose for review
Can she trust this player with her heart?
Ever since experiencing a childhood trauma, reclusive artist CC Calhoun has suffered from panic attacks. But when a fateful kiss from handsome wide receiver, Kevin “Tuck” Tucker, is enough to stop one of those episodes cold, she wonders if guarding her heart has been the right choice. Will going on a test date with Tuck open her to trusting someone for the first time in years? Or will she wind up being just another notch in the football player’s bedpost?
Tuck has a reputation for charming women into bed, but after his kiss with CC, he’s left aching for more. When he proposes a second date, his attraction to the sexy blonde looks like the makings of true love—something he’s never quite believed in—until now. But when Tuck discovers CC’s childhood secrets, will the pro athlete be tough enough to stay by her side—or will he betray her hard-earned trust?