Book & Author Details:
Swagger by Liz Lincoln
Publication date: 18th September 2018
Genres: Sports Romance
“Tight end,” noun: 1. a position in American football, 2. NFL star Marcus James, 3. what any hot-blooded woman can’t stop staring at every time Marcus walks by.
Bree Novak is so close to earning her Ph.D. she can taste it, but she’s supposed to be writing her dissertation, not giving lectures while her advisor slacks off. The semester gets even crazier when veteran tight end Marcus James—Bree’s celebrity crush—enrolls in her “Intro to Physics” class. The man’s even hotter in person than he looks on Sunday Night Football. So why is Bree hoping he drops out? Maybe it’s because Marcus, with his cocky smile and chiseled body, is the ultimate distraction. . . .
Drafted out of college years ago by the Milwaukee Dragons, Marcus is taking advantage of a season-ending knee injury to finish his bachelor’s degree. Plus, thanks to a required science credit, he’s also getting to know the geek goddess who teaches physics. With brains and beauty, Bree is living proof that opposites attract. She’s even kind enough to give Marcus extra help with the material, as if she didn’t have anything better to do. And the more time Marcus spends with her, the more he realizes he’s not just crushing on his teacher—he’s falling for her.
Don’t miss any of Liz Lincoln’s mouthwatering Milwaukee Dragons novels, which can be read together or separately:
ON THE LINE | SWAGGER
This is not what I have come to expect from a sports romance.
The male protagonist is surprisingly sweet, and whilst I don’t have an issue with that, it didn’t really fit the character I expected, given his role on the field and his interactions with his parents.
Bree is a complete contradiction within her own body. One one hand, she is strong willed and knows her own mind. On the other, she has issues dealing with a mysoginistic dinosaur of a professor.
That said, this was a perfectly enjoyable, light read. Ideal material for it you just want to while away some time in romance-land.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Liz has been concocting stories as long as she can remember, and from the beginning they involved two people falling in love.
When she’s not writing, she spends her time rooting for the UW Badgers and the Green Bay Packers (or yearning for the return of football season), cross-stitching and embroidering sassy sayings or nerdy characters (Wonder Woman is her favorite), and drinking too much Diet Coke.
She lives in Milwaukee, WI, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a turtle.