Irresistibly Yours (Oxford #1)
by Lauren Layne
Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.
Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
3.5 of 5 Stars
Cole Sharpe is a freelance writer for Oxford Magazine. When the opportunity arises to become a full time sports editor for the magazine, he is very confident that he will get the job. To his dismay he finds out that his friend and owner of Oxford Magazine has someone else interviewing for the job as well.
Penelope Pope is a sports editor that has just moved to New York for a fresh start. She knows that her competition for the job is Cole Sharpe and that it is going to be difficult to get the position over him. Penelope is up on all her sports stats and information and is hoping to give Cole a run for his money.
When Cole and Penelope are both given the job, they become fast friends. Their relationship turns into something physical with the promise on never falling in love with each other. When that is not as easy as they thought it would be things become complicated and they start pushing each other away. In the end love conquers all.
I will watch for Playing For Keeps in February.
** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review **