Friday 20 October 2023

🏳️‍🌈🏈 The Score (Charleston Condors #3) 🏳️‍🌈🏈 Beth Bolden 🏈🏳️‍🌈



Release date: 25th October 2023

Carter Maxwell knows he’s a screwup. Four teams in three seasons tells the story, as much as he wishes it didn’t.

But finally, he’s landed in a good place, where he likes the team and the team actually likes him. Even the Condors' current rebuilding mode suits him. There’s a new owner. New coach. New players. New rules.

But one rule hasn’t don’t seduce your agent-appointed c*ckblocker.

Ian Parker agrees to live with Carter and keep him on the straight and narrow for one simple Alec, the agent in charge of cleaning up Carter’s reputation, has promised him something Ian wants very, very badly.

Even more badly than Carter naked above him and below him and next to him.

A chance for Ian to become an agent.

But Ian didn’t take into account just how persuasive Carter is—or just how desperately he desires to be persuaded. Or how, while spending time with Carter, they’ll somehow stumble into a fake relationship that begins to feel all too real.

It doesn’t matter that Carter’s never fallen in love or that he’s never been in a real relationship. It doesn’t matter that Ian’s risking his future as an agent.

He’s determined to score the impossible and reform the bad boy—only after encouraging him to misbehave one last time. But this time, only with him.


 Copy received via Neon Rainbow Reviews for an honest review

I know absolutely nothing about the NFL (except games take what it seems like a week to finish!), however I am loving this series by Beth Bolden.

I will admit, the premise of this, with a "sober companion" is one that I have not read before, but I really liked it being something so completely different to what we get in books.

I adore Carter and Ian.  I just want to give Carter a big hug, tell him he is doing great. He has been in the background of things inthe previous books, but now is is time to shine - and shine he does.

I adored how Ian tries to deny Carter, how he knows what a bad idea it would be, but how he - eventually - goes for it anyway.

And most of all, I loved how supportive the rest of the Condors are of Carter. They could have discarded him and traded him like so many other teams have, but they believe in him and his talents, and you can see how great that makes Carter feel, how it makes him strive to do better.

And Carter was not the kind of man I thought he would be.  I went in thinking he was just going to be this cocky jerk who would not take no for an answer, would badger Ian until he got his way, and I was so glad that was not the route Ms Bolden took him on.

Now I really, really need to know more about Deacon and Mr G!