Lexington and 42nd by Kim Carmody
Series: Off Field #1
Published by Kim Carmody Books on March 8th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
It was meant to be the job opportunity of a life time.
It turned out to be so much more…
At the age of twenty five, Emma Lexington takes off to New York on a once in a life time twelve-month job exchange with the New York Warriors. Determined to make the most of the opportunity, she prepares herself for life in the big apple—fast paced, exciting and a whole lot of fun. What she hasn’t prepared for though, is meeting him.
The charming Will Jensen is in the prime of his playing career. As the star quarterback for the Warriors, his carefree, football centric life is thrown into disarray when he meets Emma, the beautiful, easy going Australian girl who joins the Warriors staff.
Unwilling to throw her professional reputation away on a fling with the playboy quarterback, Emma turns down Will’s advances, even though she can’t deny the attraction she feels for him. Their pull toward one another grows, but it takes a near disaster for Emma to finally give Will a chance.
Getting together might have been hard, but figuring out how to stay together will prove even more challenging as Emma must decide between conflicting loyalties.
Lexington and 42nd is a fun, sexy romance, set in the exciting world of the NFL in the fabulous city of New York
This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have very mixed feelings regarding this book. Australian Emma Lexington flies to New York for a one-year exchange program with the company in charge of the New York Warriors. Emma has to work her ass out and stay out of trouble while she is working for the company that might potentially save the company she is working for in Australia.
In comes Will Jensen, the New York Warriors’ quarterback. Emma’s office mates warn her against Will, who allegedly has a thing for brunettes (proven true), but because of work, the two are often thrown into each other’s company. They instantly connect, and Emma struggles to distance herself from the one person she can’t date.
I love sports romance novels. There’s just something about the big strong guy falling in love that just makes me sigh and feel fuzzy and happy. I wanted to like Will, but I couldn’t stand it when he acted so entitled just because he was nice to Emma and flirted with her. He was nice most of the time, but I don’t know if that’s “nice” or genuinely nice.
“Yeah, but you see, there’s a difference between you and me. I’m not the one leading you on. I wanted you tonight, and I didn’t care if the whole f*ing club knew it. You, on the other hand, were happy to lead me on until I was left standing there with my d*ck in my hand.”
See what I mean? Throughout the first half of the book, Emma told Will countless times that she can’t go out with him. She told him they could only be friends. How is that leading someone on???
The only thing I didn’t like about Emma is when she first met Will, she didn’t even know who he was. She works for a PR agency that works for the New York Warriors, and she didn’t even know who the quarterback was. Other than that, she tried her best to stay away from the tempting man, and she was nice and kind.
The conflict was so easily resolved that Emma’s frustrations and anxiety to save her company and her job felt like it was all for naught.
There were funny parts and sweet parts, but I just couldn’t get over Will’s entitled ass. If someone talked to me the way he talked to Emma, I’d dump his gorgeous ass and walk away. I don’t care how rich, handsome, and talented he is. No one should talk to me or anyone that way.
I’m sure others will enjoy this book, but it just wasn’t for me.
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