by Mackenzie Crowne
Can she trust this player with her heart?
Ever since experiencing a childhood trauma, reclusive artist CC Calhoun has suffered from panic attacks. But when a fateful kiss from handsome wide receiver, Kevin “Tuck” Tucker, is enough to stop one of those episodes cold, she wonders if guarding her heart has been the right choice. Will going on a test date with Tuck open her to trusting someone for the first time in years? Or will she wind up being just another notch in the football player’s bedpost?
Tuck has a reputation for charming women into bed, but after his kiss with CC, he’s left aching for more. When he proposes a second date, his attraction to the sexy blonde looks like the makings of true love—something he’s never quite believed in—until now. But when Tuck discovers CC’s childhood secrets, will the pro athlete be tough enough to stay by her side—or will he betray her hard-earned trust?
Just like with To Win Her Love, Crowne delivers a fun, fast, and heartfelt read. Tuck is just as entertaining as he was in the first story. And just like I hoped, he meets his match is CC. She does have hangups, completely understandable ones given her past, but Tuck is definitely not easy to ignore. And you have to love that about him!
We’re given CC’s history in bits but it makes you value her strength and heart all the more as she works thru her issues with Tuck’s help. Together they are so amazingly sweet and funny and sexy. I think my favorite part is that there isn’t a huge amount of drama. Everything flows so well and so realistically, and the issues that arise just made sense.
Returning readers will be thrilled to see glimpses of Jack & Gracie and their family, plus we are given a look at some possible future stories which is always fun. And while I think you need to have read the first book to have the chance to get the full Tucker treatment, this can definitely be read on its own.
With two main characters who have a fun sense of humor and big heart (and in Tuck’s case a big ego), To Win Her Trust just proves that Crowne is one to watch. I can’t wait to see what she brings us next.