By LJ Shen
This is book part of Team Player: A Sport Romance Anthology
Jolie Louis is a smart girl.
She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea.
He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of.
Sadly, that’s also the reason she can’t stay away from him. Well, that and the fact that they’re roommates.
Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester.
She tells herself that she can handle it.
He’s just the boy she saved ten years ago, right?
Wrong. So very wrong.
He is a man now, and she is his captive
Heart, body, and soul…
Jolie knows what her best friend is like. She had to see him go through girls like there is no tomorrow. She need to keep her feeling for him to herself. Their friendship means the world to her but when Sage ask her to be his fake girlfriend those feeling start coming to the surface.
Sage is the big man on campus, the one with a bright future into the NFL. He has been jumping from one bed to another until one night when it finally hits him that Jolie is the only girl he truly wants.
Emotions run high when Sage finally goes after what he wants. He won’t stop until he makes Jolie see just how good it be when they finally cross that line. But when one of their secrets threatens what they are building Jolie and Sage must figure out if they can make it into the end zone.
Novellas are sometimes a hit or miss. They are short and sometimes you feel like there is a part of the story missing. LJ Shen didn’t make me feel like this at all. She was able to bring so much emotion into so little pages. Right away we see the Jolie and Sage were always meant to be together. It just took a little while for them to realize it. Their story was an uphill battle but in the end it made it that much sweeter.
So if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on a full novel but still want to be satisfied with a story that will make you want to believe in soulmates then this is the story for you.
This was my first time reading LJ and I was nervous that because End Zone is a novella I wouldn't get the full effect of her as an author. And that wasn't the case.
The story was short, of course, however it was still packed with emotion and it still held your attention very well.
I'm in love with Sage, and truly hope I can read more of him.
“I’ve never wanted anyone but you, JoJo. Not truly. Not wholly. Not obsessively.”
Why did we choose this book:
Aracely picked this gem of a story because of her love of sport romance and novellas!
Who should read this book:
.Anyone who love sport romance and wants a jam pack story but has limited time.
About the Author:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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