by Stacey Lynn
Book 1 in the Nashville Steel Series
A sneak attack by the girl who broke my heart, reminds me what could have been…
I might have made it as an NFL quarterback, but I was still me– still living in my hometown north of Nashville and tackling being a single dad. The media assumed I wore a halo beneath my helmet, but they didn’t know my tragic past. I was no angel.
Because the only woman I ever truly loved was the girl who stole my heart when it was committed to another, and I never recovered from the mess we created.
Seven years is a long time to wait for a second chance. I tried to move on and live without her. Now, Eden’s returned home to haunt me all over again, making me feel all the things I can’t deny when she’s near.
She might have her running shoes strapped on tight, but I’m desperate for her to stay this time. In order to do that, I need to find a way for us to put the past where it truly belongs, buried six feet deep with the person whose death still stands between us.
I didn’t become one of the best in the league by playing it safe. Eden’s always been mine, and it’s time she finally learns it, too.
I would like to thank Valentine PR for sending me an arc of Sneak Attack in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Fellow book nerds, I need to admit something. I've been in somewhat of a book slump. A little book fatigue, if you will. I've been trying to get through a high fantasy recently released by a couple of my favorite authors, and while its good, it's not holding my attention, and I'm feeling down about that. So when I got the email from Valentine PR that I was selected for an arc of a contemporary, second chance romance, I immediately downloaded it on my kindle. I needed a bit of romance.
There is not a single part of me that regrets stepping away from that other book to read Sneak Attack.
Oh my God.
It was sooooooooooooo good. Honestly, it perked me up out of this horrible slump I've been in. I read 50% of it in one sitting, and had to force myself to go to bed. Finished the rest of it the next day. I just couldn't put it down.
Stacey Lynn does something that is really hard to do, which is suck you into the story within the first few pages. You become immediately invested in these characters lives, and their journey's not just towards one another, but coming to terms with their inner demons. Of course, I love the romance, and it is a major part of the book, but Eden's personal growth and her emotional journey to forgiveness is one of the best parts of this book.
Sneak Attack was honestly one of the best arcs I've received so far this year. This is my first book from Stacey Lynn, and I won't lie - immediately after finishing Sneak Attack, I added every book she's written on my TBR. I love her writing style, and its been a while since I've been so emotionally invested in a romance like this. Sneak Attack is out today (March 21st, 2023) and I promise, you will love it! Hot, football playing, alpha, single dad, a second chance romance with a tragic past, all taking place in a small town? What is not to like?