Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 1
When Lexi Taylor resorts to hosting an online auction to raise money for her fledgling youth center, the last thing she expects is to be matched for a date with Cooper Jackson. Lured by the promise of a lucrative NFL career, the hometown hero and former University of Tennessee quarterback broke off their engagement without so much as a backward glance. Now, six years later, he’s come home to nurse an injured knee and his wounded pride—and he wants Lexi back.
But a heartbreaking secret stands between them, and Lexi plans to keep it that way.
Can Cooper's gentleness and renewed faith coax the secret to the surface? And if he does, will forgiveness draw them close…or will their love be shattered forever?
Lexi hasn't seen Cooper since he walked out on her six years ago, choosing a career in football over a relationship with her. Being won by him in a dating auction is the last thing on her mind, but the charity she founded for kids desperately needs the money. She reluctantly agrees to the date, but on her terms. There is too much history between her and the handsome footballer for her ever to forgive him, not that he'd forgive her if he knew her secret. Neither Cooper nor Lexi came out of the relationship unhurt and their reunion is bittersweet to say the least.
This novel by Mary Manners is a real treat. With charming, full bodied characters, it's plot kept you from the housework as I found myself sneaking back to it, eventually giving up on housework until I'd finished reading.
A heart warming tale you don't want to miss!
5 Tea Cups!