At the tender age of six, Penelope Watkins fell for her best friend s brother, Evan Donovan, future hunk. By the time they were teenagers, they were having heart-to-hearts and hot and heavy top secret make-out sessions. Read more...
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At the tender age of six, Penelope Watkins fell for her best friend s brother, Evan Donovan, future hunk. By the time they were teenagers, they were having heart-to-hearts and hot and heavy top secret make-out sessions. All that changed when Evan s father suddenly died. Abruptly, Penelope lost him to grief and to his true love: football. But now an injury had ended Evan's NFL career. The notorious bad boy was in a depression no one could penetrate, except maybe the one woman who still knew him best and still wanted him most
Penelope is the last person Evan wants to witness the wreck he s become. So when she shows up at his door he s less than welcoming even though the sight of her brings back the same old rush of desire. As a teenager, the emotions overwhelmed him. Now, when he wanted to be overwhelmed, Penelope wasn t playing. She was telling the golden boy it was time to man up. It may have taken a concussion for Evan to realize it, but that s exactly what he wants to do starting with her
Praise for Jennifer Dawson
Witty repartee, memorable secondary characters, and powerful attraction skillfully handled will have readers eager for the next in the series. "Publishers Weekly" on "Take a Chance on Me""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-08
- Reviewer: Staff
In the fourth entry of the Something New series, Dawson (The Name of the Game) captures the small romantic moments that make a relationship work. Serious and smart Penelope Watkins, chief operating officer of the Chicago commercial real estate firm Donovan Corporation, has loved her best friend’s brother, NFL football player Evan Donovan, since she was in kindergarten. When they were teens, their heart-to-hearts turned into make-out sessions that quickly escalated—and led to him breaking her heart. Now that a concussion has ended Evan’s pro career, he’s sunk into a drunken depression. Anger and lust are beautifully intertwined as Penelope confronts him, shattering the 15-year silent pact never to be alone together, which they’ve observed at all of the Donovan gatherings. No one believes playboy Evan will settle down, not even Penelope. Skillfully weaving backstory into their current lives, Dawson has developed full-blown characters, spot-on dialogue, and realistic emotions. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (Apr.)