-a wild animal that is large, dangerous, or unusual.
-an unkind cruel person
Football was everything for Holden Reed, through blood, sweat, and tears he lived his life for the game. The spotlight that endlessly followed him due to his fame, was his downfall, especially when he failed to keep his anger in check. Due to his lack of control and explosive bouts of rage, he rightfully earned the nickname, “The Beast.” And with the results of his rogue actions, he heard the one word no professional athlete ever wanted to hear. Suspension.
After what was supposed to be a mandatory time-out to straighten out his ways, he finds himself at the mercy of a beautiful Innkeeper while stuck at a Bed & Breakfast in the backwoods of Colorado.
-conscientiously or obediently fulfilling one’s duty.
-motivated by duty rather than desire or enthusiasm
Once upon a time, Marlee Tate devoted her life to a prestigious PR firm, taking an active role in following her hopes and aspirations. But with one phone call from her family, she was ready to toss her dreams aside without hesitation to be the daughter she felt she needed to be. Now, she’s back at home, forced to work at her family’s livelihood, Tate Manor.
During what was considered to be the worst snowstorm in Colorado history, the treacherous weather sent the abrupt but intriguing stranger crashing into her doorstep.
What will happen when two guarded souls collide together after being hidden away from the outside world? When half-truths come to light and hearts are meaninglessly tossed aside? Will they arise from their stubborn stupor or continue to keep each other at arm’s length?
By now it is no secret that I love a good sports romance. There is just something very sexy about athletes, especially the asshole ones, watching them fall from their pedestal and change for the better just draws me in for some reason. Maybe it is because I look for the good in people, am naïve or just think that everyone has an armor that they wear that only a few people get to see underneath, but whatever it may be I am drawn to these types of romances and I have read both really great ones and really bad ones. At Arm’s Length is somewhere in between but more towards the good end of the spectrum. It is definitely one you can pass an afternoon with.
I’ll admit though, the cover and synopsis are what originally drew me in but it was the characters that caused me to stay. Holden is a cocky asshole, there is no better way to describe him but I couldn’t help but like him. Remember that armor I mentioned above? Well Marlee was able to see what was underneath it and what she saw was something she brought out in him. She was his beauty to his beast in a sense.
I really did enjoy At Arm’s Length and I think others will as well. Plus it’s football season, you have to have some good football themed books on hand to read and At Arm’s Length is one you should add to your TBR lists.
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Amber Nation is a stay-at-home mom and wife currently residing in Southern Indiana with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Amber writes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Romance Comedy novels. She loves hoarding paperback books, shopping, concerts, road trips, and watching her daughters sport it up on the field or in the court. Her personal motto is to always believe in yourself and above all else, be you!