On the Line by Liz Lincoln
Series: Milwaukee Dragons #1
Published: April 17, 2018 by Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
If you’re Carrie Herron, the answer is all of the above. First Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job—and a bedroom—as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that they’re actually the same guy, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional. After all, Seth Chamberlain is her boss now. Her chiseled, charismatic, oh-so-tempting boss. . . .
After getting traded from Houston to Milwaukee, Seth’s having a tough time keeping his head in the game, let alone setting up his daughter in a brand-new city. So if the only nanny his daughter will tolerate while he’s on the road is the gorgeous, cosplay-loving redhead he’s had his eye on, well, so be it. Surely he can resist Carrie until football season is over. But with her knowing glances and kissable lips driving him wild, Seth must decide whether he’s ready to put everything on the line.
From the very beginning I knew On the Line was going to be good, because what else can you expect from a meet-cute in the feminine hygiene section? I really enjoyed this one; it was so entertaining, super sexy, and I loved the characters. There were so many things that checked the box for me, like single fathers, humble athletes, and nerdy girls. Seth and Carrie have so much chemistry and the tension remains at it’s peak for a large part of the book. I don’t think I’ve come across characters who masturbate as much as Seth and Carrie or obsess about the other’s body and when they can no longer hold back, my kindle practically caught fire. I won’t lie, it got a bit tedious after awhile.
“Seth Chamberlain – her big, brave gladiator, the Iron Man of the Gridiron – was nervous that she might not want to be his girlfriend.”
Tall, muscular, and bearded, Seth was the exact type of hero I like to read about. He seems like he’d be the stereotypical arrogant, alpha male, but instead he’s surprisingly sweet and humble. Seth’s devotion to his daughter is just so perfect and it’s clear everything he does is for her. As a total daddy’s girl, I love books with strong, positive relationships between fathers and daughters. Of course, Maddie is 12 going on 18 so she hits her teenage stride of moodiness and she was a bit of a brat in the second half of the book and this was annoying. But Carrie was perfect for Maddie as they share a love of comics, cosplay and all related nerdness. Carrie has so much riding on her job and she finds herself surprised by how much she likes taking care of Maddie but ultimately she knows being a nanny isn’t a lifelong career choice. Carrie’s independence was nice to see in a heroine and her confidence just grows as she learns to go after her dreams. Of course, there’s the Big Misunderstanding, but it was quickly resolved.
I look forward to more in this series!
4 stars – it was enjoyable
ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review
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