by Ava McKnight
Cherish switches work assignments so she can interview hunky Carter, the hometown hero who’s returned to lead his new football team to victory. They’d shared the last dance at prom ten years ago, and she’s fantasized about him ever since. But he’s always been out of reach. Until now…
Carter is solely focused on his career, and isn’t looking for any distractions. When Cherish hijacks the interview, he’s blown away by how sensational the object of his secret desire looks—and by her risqué proposition for a no-strings-attached, one-night stand. It’s just about sating lust, right?
Passion easily sparks between them, but there are many hurdles to jump before their needs becoming Wanted Distractions.
Wanted Distraction is the third book in the Playing With the Boys series by Ava McKnight. It had my attention from the very first page. I was so impressed how a novella was filled with so much background and emotion. I never felt rushed or like I was missing a big part of the story.
Cherish has a serious body image issue. In high school she had the nickname Tinkerbell because she was so tiny and petite. She was always the one that everyone wanted to protect, not the one they wanted to mess around with. That’s why when the high school football star and her became friends and shared one amazing kiss she never let on that she was interested in more. That was years ago and time has been kind. She’s still little, but more confident and is prepared to go after what she wants. That’s why when the opportunity to interview that very same high school hero she begs her friend and fellow reporter to let her have the assignment.
Carter is just trying to get through his contract with the arena football team that he just signed with. His shoulder is shot and this is his chance to still play the sport that he loves and get the surgery and rehab that he needs. Agreeing to an interview he doesn’t expect his high school crush to come walking through the door. He never acted on that crush thinking she wasn’t interested. It seems that this could be the second chance he always craved, but timing couldn’t be worse. He has promised himself he would focus on his career and rehabilitation with no distractions.
The sparks fly and Cherish proposes a one night, no strings attached sexcapade. Then Carter can concentrate on what he needs to do and Cherish can move on. If only life and the heart were that reasonable.
This is a great story. I really, really enjoyed Carter and Cherish. I could not put it down once I started reading it.
**A copy of this story was provided by Ellora's Cave in return for a fair review.**
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