In To Win Her Heart by Mackenzie Crowne, country singer, Jessi Tucker has had it. She feels suffocated by all the restrictions her father has put in to place. Jessi decides that maybe if she had a boyfriend her father would back off so she asks Max Grayson, her cousin’s BFF to be her pretend boyfriend. Max turns her down immediately. Max grew up on the streets and the MMA fighter doesn’t believe he is good enough for Jessi. But when Max learns that Jessi is being stalked by a crazy fan, he quickly changes his mind. Can Max keep things professional or will his heart win out?
This book was just as fantastic as the previous book in the series. Crowne has a knack for writing sexy book boyfriends and strong heroines. I can’t wait to read her next book. I really felt Jessi’s frustration throughout the book. First she was suffocating because of her well-meaning family and then her career was making her physically ill. I was so happy when towards the end of the book she finally stood up for herself when it came to her career and with Max.
Poor Max. I really wanted to thump him upside the head a few times for not believing that he was good enough for Jessi. His background story of being abandoned as a child was just heartbreaking but I love how he rose above it to become a successful business man. Eventually he got over his past and realized that he was on the verge of losing Jessi forever.
The added suspense factor in this book was a nice bonus to the storyline. I thought I had it figured out about who was Jessi’s stalker. Then I changed my mind and I still ended up getting it wrong and being surprised by who it was.
To Win Her Heart is an excellent addition to The Players series (this can be read as a standalone). This well written contemporary romance features well developed characters and a storyline that will have you telling yourself just one more chapter.
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About the Book:
Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC Received from Author
In order to protect her, they’ll both have to let their guards down…
Country music’s It Girl Jessi Tucker is fed up with her family’s stifling security measures. The threat of a dangerous stalker has gotten the men in her life—including her football star cousin, Tuck Tucker—monitoring her every move. To get the freedom she yearns for, Jessi hatches a plan to recruit Max Grayson, Tuck’s sexy brawler best friend, to play the role of her new boyfriend. But if her scheme works, will she be forced to hide her true romantic feelings for the sake of her independence? Or will she finally steal the heart of her dream man?…
Max has been pining for Jessi for years and would do anything to protect her, but a professional cage fighter with too many skeletons in his closet has no business being with one of America’s sweethearts. Yet while Max does his best to keep Jessi at arm’s length, the Tucker family persuades him to accept her offer.
Max believes he can keep Jessi safe from danger, but can he shelter her from his own dark secrets, the media’s unforgiving spotlight—and a mutual desire that’s harder to resist each day…