Saturday, 14 January 2017

Review: To Win Her Back by Mackenzie Crowne

Will the mistakes of the past ruin their future?

As public relations coordinator for the Manhattan Marauders pro football team, Victoria “V” Price has the wealth, prestige, and glamour she only dreamed of growing up. All she’s missing is a man to share it with. V thought she gave up her shot at love when she left her childhood sweetheart in the dust of her rural Texas town, along with the painful secrets of her family life. But the past comes roaring back when Sam Fitzpatrick, the only man she ever loved, is hired as the Marauders’ new offensive coordinator.

Despite Sam’s reluctance to work alongside V, his distrust of the woman who broke his young heart is no match for their swiftly rekindling passion. Yet even as V’s tough PR persona gives way to her softer side, Sam wonders if their chemistry is enough to overcome the wounds left unhealed between them. But when the devastating truth of V’s past is exposed, threatening both her career and their second chance, Sam finds himself asking a different question: does he have what it takes to win back her love?

Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  the expected publication date is January 24th, 2017.

This is book four of the Players series and I have read all but the first one.  If this is your first foray in to the series, it is not necessary to have read the previous stories although all of the characters are featured so there would be some advantage.  It is not a deal breaker though as I didn't remember V from the previous stories.

This story read fast for me.  From V and Sam's first face to face in fifteen years to the events that followed, I felt like I was on a fast paced journey.  This is a good thing as sometimes this genre can drag things out longer than necessary.  Not the case in this story.  It keeps moving and I was thankful for that.

At times I felt that it would have been so easy for V to tell Sam her secret that I got frustrated.  Then I took a step back and understood that in these situations (you have to read to find out), you can never know or judge unless you have walked in the same shoes.  Who is for me to say things should be a certain way when I have never experienced what V did.

At the end of the day this was a love story and it delivered exactly as promised.  fans of this genre or of Crowne will not be disappointed.

One last side note - I may have mentioned this in a previous review of this series but have I mentioned how much I hate football?  I can't stand it and don't understand why my husband even watches it as there are so many better sports out there.  The only reason to watch the Superbowl is for the commercials and the half time show (depending on who is performing).  I don't understand how high school and college games get greater attendance than many other pro sports do nor do I understand the football culture.  I only highlight this because this series is centered around the sport.....and I still enjoyed it!  So you do not have to be a fan of the sport to enjoy this series!  Happy reading!

About the Author

(From her Goodreads prfile)

i there. My name is Mackenzie Crowne.

I'm a a wife, mother and really young grandmother. Together with my high school sweet heart husband, a neurotic Pomeranian and a blind cat, I call Phoenix home because the southwest feeds my soul. My love of the romance genre has been a lifelong affair, both as a reader and a writer. A bout with breast cancer sharpened my resolve to see my stories shared with others. Today I'm a seven-year survivor living the dream.

Raised on the concept that a stranger is just one conversation away from being a friend, I love meeting new people. My friends call me Mac. I hope you will too.


  1. Terri,

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed V and Sam's story. I realize not everyone is a football fan and kept that in mind as I wrote my gridiron characters. I, on the other hand, love the game and consider the playoffs one of my favorite times of the year. I'm enjoying a game right now, in fact, and just told my complaining cat, who eats every day at this time, that he needed to be patient until the 2 minute warning. :-)

    Thanks again for taking the time to read and review To Win Her Back.


  2. That is too funny. It gets like that around here during hockey season although if the Giants are playing I do not see my husband