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Title: Trick Play
Series: Mavericks #3
Author: Max Monroe
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date:
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Booze, women, and brotherhood—that’s what my good friend Quinn’s bachelor party should have been.

Booze, one mysterious raven-haired woman, and an arrest—that’s what it was.

As Cam Mitchell, a New York Maverick and one of the best tight ends in the professional football league, my to-do list should be pretty simple.

Play ball.
Get laid.
Have fun.

But after one hour with a stripper named Trixie, that list of mine has shifted dramatically.

Tell Quinn to call my lawyer.
And, for the love of God, don’t get fired from the Mavericks.

I swear, I tried to make it stop there.
But one tiny thing keeps finding its way to the very top…

Find out more about the dark-haired beauty with the big blue eyes and make her mine.

Too bad it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than that.

How do you fall in love with a woman whose real name you don’t know?

Well, ladies and gentlemen…I’m about to find out.

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a hilarious and sexy standalone about a secret, forbidden romance and just how tricky love can be.

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Cam Mitchell can be a little impulsive and a lot playful, to say the least. Although recently he has found himself wanting more, with his best friends finding the love of their lives, Cam can’t help being envious of the bond his friends have with their significant others. So when faced with irresistible attraction Cam just goes with his instincts, and his instincts are telling him this could be something special.

The circumstances to Cam’s first meeting with Trixie are unconventional and result in a night Cam will never forget and not for the right reasons 😃 Yet, the pull towards each other is a fight neither Cam nor Trixie can hope to win.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things Trixie is unable to tell Cam due to the situation she is currently in!!!! Although she is herself when she is with Cam the toll the lack of open communication weighs heavy between them. Especially as Trixie is so very guarded, raising a lot of red flags for Cam. Adding to the tension is Cam’s fame from playing for the Mavericks while Trixie cannot risk being recognized!!!!!

Cam and Trixie have the same desire to find a life partner to share the ups and downs with. I loved the imagery used of a lone wolf searching for its pack; especially poignant when both Cam and Trixie were having the same feelings at the same time just in different locations.

The relationship and the intensity of emotions move along at a rapid pace but the progression felt organic and not at all contrived. Cam and Trixie quite simply fit. Although there are circumstantial problems to overcome there isn’t anything between Cam and Trixie that cannot be fixed simply by being open and honest 💞