Monday, 17 July 2017

Review: To Win Her Smile (Players #5) by Mackenzie Crowne

When sultry British Baroness Piper Darrow falls on desperate times, she needs a diversion—and cash. As a talented photographer, she jumps at the chance to travel to the U.S. for a Manhattan Marauders football event. But she gets more than she bargained for when buff quarterback Wyatt Hunter’s errant pass lands…in her face. And when it results in Wyatt’s comeback of a lifetime, the superstitious athlete is convinced Piper is his good luck charm . . .

With his sights on the Super Bowl, Wyatt will do anything necessary to keep Piper close. The fact that she’s a feast for the eyes is a bonus. And as they get closer, he discovers that beneath her proper English surface is a sweet, sexy seductress. Soon the notorious playboy finds himself genuinely smitten, and surprisingly open to love—until his powerful family uncovers something about Piper that threatens to shatter his trust. Now he’ll have to decide whether to team up with his fears, or his heart.

Expected publication: July 18th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corp.

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 July 18th, 2017.

This is the 5th in the Players series and while I believe I had read most, I do not think I have read all.  This can be read as a stand alone.  While characters from the previous installments are present, it is not necessary to have their whole back story to enjoy this book.  While I recommend reading the others simply for the entertainment factor, if you choose not to, it won't impact this story.

This book delivers exactly what one would expect from this genre.  Some interesting characters with some sizzling chemistry.  I particularly liked Wyatt and enjoyed his character.  I had previously hoped he would get his own story.  Wyatt was the cocky on the outside while mushy on the inside character that makes most woman swoon, and I may have been a little guilty myself.  Piper was the typical gun shy because she had been previously burned character who was helpless to Wyatt's charms.  What resulted was a steamy and interesting relationship between the two.

I am a fan of Mackenzie Crowne and look forward to every new release she has.  This story did not disappoint me.  I just wonder if this is the last in the Players series or if we will see something new in the future.  Only time will tell!

About the Author

(From her Goodreads profile)

Hi 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.

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