Knowing the Score
A rugby player with a scandalous past is tempted to give up his vow of celibacy to help a virgin overcome her fear of intimacy…
Book one of the London Legends
Rugby player Spencer Bailey is determined to win a spot on England’s World Cup team. But with a month break before the selectors start watching him, he’s eager to have fun with a woman who knows the score: the relationship will end when rugby season begins. The lovely American Caitlyn Sweeney seems perfect for the role of temporary lover, since her visa will run out soon anyway.
Caitlyn works for an international disaster relief organization and can handle the world’s worst crises, but she flinches from her own. Her past has left her with a fear of intimacy so deep that she has trouble getting close to anyone—until she meets sexy Spencer. His hot body and easygoing nature are too much for even her to resist.
Neither Caitlyn nor Spencer expects to fall hard for each other. But with their relationship deadline approaching, the old rules of the game seem less important than before…until past secrets surface, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other.
Publication date: August 5, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press
86,000 words / 384 pages
Reviewers, you can download Knowing the Score on NetGalley.
“The book is funny and real and the dialogue is fantastic…I want Spencer. I want to marry this man. We’ve had some reviews recently that mentioned heroes winning their heroines by treating them nicely and that fits here in spades. Not only is he patient and a sweetie, he’s sexy as hell. Spencer should be cloned and mass produced for export. Britain would have a trade surplus that would be the envy of the world.”
“This is one of the best contemporary romances I’ve ever read! I had such a fantastic time watching these two characters fall in love…”
Map of Wapping, London
Cool tip: If you have Google Earth downloaded on your computer, click the icon in the top right of the map to see what Caitlyn and Spencer’s neighborhood really looks like. Then drag the Streetview icon to one of the map markers and you can walk the streets with them. Enjoy!