ARC REVIEW: To Win Her Love by MacKenzie Crowne (Players #1)


To Win Her Love (Players #1)
Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: August 4th 2015
Published By: Kensington Books Corp.
IBSN: 9781616507374


To win the game, they’ll have to risk losing their hearts…

When a bizarre child custody stipulation pits popular sports blogger Gracie Gable against football superstar Jake Malone, losing the battle for her twin nieces isn’t the only thing Gracie has to worry about. Forced to live for three months under the same roof as the sexy tight end, will she fall prey to his flirtatious pursuit? Or worse, will the skeletons in her closet destroy her chance for the love and family she so desperately wants?

Neglected by his parents as a boy, Jake doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Yet living with Gracie and the twins might be enough to change his mind—and his womanizing ways. But when the press unearths a scandal from Gracie’s past, will he lose the one woman he was ready to open his heart to?


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(Book not officially released until August 4th, 2015. Pre-Order available.)



To Win her Love jumped out at me, mostly because of the cover. Then I went and read the synopsis of it and thought to myself, that might be different. So I jumped in with both feet, went on one heck of a journey with Gracie and Jake, before coming out on the other side with the biggest cheesy smile on my face. Hands down, I loved this book!

Gracie is full of spunk, light and love. She’s protective of those she cares about, knows football like the back of her hand and throws one hell of a right hook. 😀 No stranger to heartache, she’s been through a lot in her life to this point that has shaped the woman she is. She knows exactly who Jake Malone is, having followed football for years and being the “Gridiron Girl”. She’s popular female blogger with a horde of minions who discuss football stats, game predictions and the men -of- football.

Jake is what you’d call a playboy, a self assured charming rogue with a Texas twang. He loves football, his team, his friends and what he does not like, is the Gridiron Girl. He can be a right grouch when he sets his mind to it and sometimes even when he doesn’t, but this guy has an absolute heart of gold. He’s been drug into a custody battle over his twin nieces, nieces he never even knew he had. His estranged father leaves a bombshell of a will and stipulations as to custody of the girls.

“I never hid the fact that I find you attractive, and don’t bother denying you feel the same about me. I’ve held your body against mine, princess. I made you quiver.” – Jake, To Win Her Love by Mackenzie Crowne

Thrown together for three months to fulfill the stipulations of his fathers will, Jake and Gracie move into the ranch. These two buttheads constantly at first, but the sexual tension underneath runs rampant. Jake is Gracie’s favorite man of football, you could even say she’s always had a “crush” on him. As for Jake, he can’t seem to keep his eyes or his mind off of Gracie’s legs, or her shoes for that matter.

“Oh God. He’s a sex whisperer.” – Gracie, To Win Her Love by Mackenzie Crowne

Throw in a cast of hilarious co-stars, some scandal, a rambunctious dog with a bulls-eye target zone, and two adorable little girls, and you have a book that will make you laugh out loud as well as smile. The writing is well done, the book doesn’t lag out and moves at a steady pace. Now I’m left waiting, eagerly and anticipating the other stories of the co-stars. Hopefully I can contain myself!



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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hmmm, this seems promising. It actually sounds a lot like the movie “Life as We Know It” with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. I might check it out in between re-reading the books from the Game of Thrones series 🙂

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