GUEST BLOG: Mackenzie Crowne on TO WIN HER TRUST

I’m a football fan. There. I said it. I love football. I know there are a lot of women who just don’t get the appeal. Like my daughter-in-law. She can’t understand how I’m content to spend an entire Sunday parked on the couch, cheering through one game after another. Then there’s Monday Night Football, and God bless the NFL for adding Thursday night games. I have my favorite team, of course. Growing up in Boston, I’m a diehard New England fan. Go Pats! But I also cheer on the local boys and I’ll watch whatever game is on. I can’t help myself.

I’m a gridiron girl.

It helps if you understand the rules of the game, which I do, but football is more than a simple game. It’s a modern day test of strength and courage. Let’s face it, lining up across from a three hundred pound monster who is intent on ripping your head off takes guts. Football is a mostly bloodless war waged in the relative safety of million dollar stadiums. It’s a brutal competition, based on strategy, perseverance, and amazing feats of athleticism. Okay, I admit, the hunky, wide shouldered warriors in tight pants are a big part of the appeal. But, seriously, what’s not to love?

I’m also a romance author. It’s only natural I’d combine my two loves to weave stories of those hunky heroes of the gridiron and happily ever after. That was my goal as I sat down to write the Players series. My heroes are larger than life athletes with strong heroines to match. Each of them are fun characters I could see myself sitting down with to share a martini. With my “Players” gang, I’d end up smashed, but the laughs and heartfelt emotion of their individual quests toward HEA would be well worth the hangover.

What about you? Do you scratch your head at sports loving chicks like me, or do you have your own favorite — and how much does the uniform play into it? 😉


Can she trust this player with her heart?

Ever since experiencing a childhood trauma, reclusive artist CC Calhoun has suffered from panic attacks. But when a fateful kiss from handsome wide receiver, Kevin “Tuck” Tucker, is enough to stop one of those episodes cold, she wonders if guarding her heart has been the right choice. Will going on a test date with Tuck open her to trusting someone for the first time in years? Or will she wind up being just another notch in the football player’s bedpost?

Tuck has a reputation for charming women into bed, but after his kiss with CC, he’s left aching for more. When he proposes a second date, his attraction to the sexy blonde looks like the makings of true love—something he’s never quite believed in—until now. But when Tuck discovers CC’s childhood secrets, will the pro athlete be tough enough to stay by her side—or will he betray her hard-earned trust?


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Wife, mother and really young grandmother, Mackenzie lives with her high school sweet heart husband, a neurotic Pomeranian, and a blind cat. She calls Phoenix home because the southwest feeds her soul. Though her friends claim she’s a princess, she disagrees. After all, one can’t raise two rambunctious boys to wonderful men without getting a little dirt under their nails. A lover of the romance genre, her resolve to share her stories with others was sharpened by a bout with breast cancer. Today she is an award-winning author and eight year survivor, living the dream. Her friends call her Mac. She hopes you will, too.




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