"When friendship becomes more"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted September 13, 2017
THE FINAL SCORE, which is the 13th book in the Play-by-Play
sports series is another great story by Jaci Burton. Even if
you are not a sports fan you can still enjoy this story
because it also deals with family, relationships, and
boundaries. Reading this story will remind you of the
repeated conversations about whether people of the opposite
sex can be friends only and also what happens when that
friendship leads to a sexual relationship. If that sexual
relationship does not work out, what happens to that
longtime friendship? This story is also about finding your
own way when following in the footsteps of famous family
Nathan Riley has been drafted as the new quarterback for his
famous father's team. Nathan comes from a family of famous
athletes but he especially looks up to Mick who adopted him
as a teenager when he married his mom. So whenever he
thinks about filling his father's shoes he knows he can
always share his feelings with his best friend Mia Cassidy.
Mia also comes from a sports dynasty family. She has
started her new career of running a sports management
company and is doing everything to make it successful.
Coming from a famous family also makes her determined to be
successful. But once she and Nathan cross the friendship
line the pressure becomes obvious and she questions the
effect it will have on their careers.
THE FINAL SCORE is a wonderful story about living up to
Nathan and Mia have always shared their thoughts with each
other but when their relationship changes than the perceived
outside pressure will get in the way. They will have to
decide if they can have it all.
is a fantastic series I recommend even if you are
not a sports person. It's all about family and how they
support and encourage each other even if they are competing
against each other.
In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times
bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star
quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the
woman who may be the love of his life.
Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his
famous football player father. He’s been drafted as
quarterback for his dad’s former team, and his future is
bright. When his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city,
their years-long friendship suddenly sparks hot, reminding
him of the one night they had together in college that he
can never forget.
Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and
embarking on an incredible new career—as founder of her own
sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means
everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could
jeopardize it. But the chemistry between them has always
sizzled, and it isn’t long before Mia realizes she wants
more with Nathan than just late-night talks and pizza.
Passion has a funny way of changing the rules, and soon
Nathan and Mia discover that to win it all, they’ll have to
make an unexpected play for love.
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