UNEXPECTED RUSH is the latest book in the Play-by-Play series
by Jaci Burton. Play-by-Play is a terrific series about athletes and
their relationships. I have enjoyed every book in this series
because it deals with family dynamics, team mates and how they
work together, and personal relationships. Even if you
are not a sports person you can enjoy these stories because
they are more than sports stories—they deal with family and
Barrett Cassidy is a professional football player who is
secretly involved with his teammate and best friend's sister,
Harmony Evans. Drake Evans is very protective of
Harmony and puts himself in the middle of any relationship she
has. Since the death of their father
when they were kids, Drake felt it was his responsibility
to look out for Harmony. The problem with that is Drake fails
to see Harmony as an adult. Barrett is aware of how Drake deals with
relationships involving Harmony, and he feels it's necessary to
keep their involvement a secret...even though that's not how
she wants to handle things.
Harmony has always had a crush on Barrett and when she finally
gets up the nerve to ask him out she is frustrated when
Barrett tells her they can't get involved because of his
friendship with Drake. But she is determined to get her
chance with Barrett. When they finally get together, things
really heat up, but keeping the secret will
have repercussions that may end a longtime friendship as well
as a new relationship.
UNEXPECTED RUSH by Jaci Burton is a great story about setting boundaries and
within friendships and in relationships. I love how even
though this is a series about athletes it is so well written you are pulled
storylines and get to see different sides of personalities. There is great
interaction with this family of athletes who play for
different teams but provide great moral support for each
other. They may rib each other, but it's obvious they
love each other and are there for one another.
For Barrett Cassidy, playing defense for the Tampa Hawks
is a dream come true. And now he may have discovered his
dream woman. Harmony Evans, once the sweet, gawky teenage
sister of his best friend and teammate has grown into a
smart, gorgeous woman with moves he finds hard to resist.
But he knows he can’t get involved with his best friend’s
sister—it’s guy code.
Harmony has always gone after what she wants with single-
minded determination, from her independence to her
education to her career in interior design. She never
expected her youthful crush on Barrett to develop into
something deeper. And she’s not about to let some
ridiculous man rules or her brother stand in her way.
When the chemistry is this combustible, lines tend to get
crossed. And when Barrett and Harmony’s secret gets out,
it just might be game over...