WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING
Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating.
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WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING
Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating. Mr. Right will have to fit into "her" life when the time is right...
UNLESS YOU'RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Football coach Bennett Clark always plays by the rules. He knows that his new colleague Callie is off limits but she's so beautiful-and irritating -that Bennett can't get her off his mind. She wants him to participate in a charity dance contest, and won't take "no "for an answer. Soon, what begins as a festive athletic endeavor turns into a heated flirtation on and off the dance floor. Could it be that the free-spirited Callie has finally found a way through Coach Clark's line of defense?
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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Readers who like their small-town romance sweet and hot, with a flavor of Friday Night Lights, will enjoy Michaels's second Hearts and Crafts contemporary (after Start Me Up). Former pageant champion Callie Daniels has a successful bakery and a new gig as the high school dance instructor in small suburban Preston, Mo. When the principal asks her to dance with the football coach, ex-NFL player Bennett Clark, in a local dance competition, Callie assumes she'll have to "whip this old dude into shape." But handsome, athletic Bennett is anything but old-school. The last thing Bennett wants to do is dance, but the opportunity to win scholarships for his playersand to get close to Calliechanges his mind. While Michaels stereotypes her secondary characters, such as Callie's interfering mom and "almost manly" gay best friend (both with hearts of gold), she doesn't pigeonhole the leads. The physically powerful Bennett is vulnerable with his friends and nurturing towards his players, and Callie is no pushover. Their story is as much a treat as Callie's cupcakes. Agent: Sarah Younger, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (Sept.)