Series: Vegas Aces #2
Publication Date: March 4, 2021
Nothing makes me work harder than when my future husband tells me, “Prove your worth.”
Luke hired me as his publicist so his pro football team owner will see that he’s indispensable to the organization. When a defamatory headline hits newsstands, it’s up to me to show the world what a Prince Charming he truly is.
My solution? A marriage of convenience. It’ll get his boss off his back and quiet the slanderous voices.
Luke is adamant that this is nothing more than a business transaction, but I still feel the heat from the single night we spent together when we were strangers.
Now I just have to figure out how not to fall in love with my fiancé.
I was so ticked that Home Game, book one, ended in a cliff-hanger that I knew I needed to read Long Game since it was continuing the story of Ellie and Luke. This book definitely does not stand on its own, so you’ll want to start with Home Game or you’ll be quite lost.
So Home Game ended with Luke telling his ex that he and Ellie are engaged, just to get her off his back. And now Long Game is exploring this fake engagement and the fallout. The chemistry between Luke and Ellie jumps off the page and you can tell that there is a strong attraction. But this whole book is about Ellie trying to not fall for Luke because he’s determined to not really have another relationship after having been pretty seriously burned twice before. But Luke’s definitely sending mixed signals confusing the heck out of Ellie.
This is a marriage, or I suppose at this point, an engagement of convenience story… which happens to be one of my favorite tropes. So I was completely sucked in and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I also wasn’t surprised that once again, the story ends with another cliff-hanger as I did look ahead to see that the whole five-book series is really one long story broken up into 5 pieces. And of course, at the end of this book, Ms. Suzanne throws a big curveball (oops… wrong sport), which has me a bit intrigued as to where this is going to go.
I’ve really enjoyed Ellie and Luke’s story and can’t wait to continue it in book three, Fair Game. The story is relatively short, I read it in about 2 hours with some distraction. If you enjoy sports romances and/or contemporary marriage of convenience stories and don’t mind investing in a 5 book series, then this might be a series for you.
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She’s a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor. When she’s not chasing her kids, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.