4.5 Star review of Sucker for Payne!
Title: Sucker for Payne
Author: Carrie Thomas
Genre: Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2018
A reckless decision after a drunken night leaves Conner Payne with no money, a criminal record, and a lifetime’s worth of regret. Searching for a way to get his life back on track, he is surprised to find solace inside a steel cage at the local gym. Even more shocking, is the emotional connection he builds with a feisty reporter, who might just know a thing or two about starting life over.
After a stint in rehab, and several years of therapy, Willow Stevens finally lands her dream job as a women’s rights columnist, and gains the stability she’s always craved. When asked by her boss to cover a fight at a local gym, she has no idea what to expect. But nothing could have prepared her for the gravitational pull she experiences when she first sets eyes on Conner Payne, or the love she develops for the turbulent world of professional fighting.
Both Conner and Willow want to create a future independent from their pasts, but with old fears and new insecurities, the odds are stacked against them.
Two battered souls. One ultimate goal—to love unconditionally.
While I love Carrie's work and this book was both well written and have an interesting and emotional story line I found myself having a hard time connecting, now that could be because of the crazy book hangover I had. I thing for sure the next time I pick it up I will be more than in love than I was the first time. Sucker for Payne is one you will want to pick up again and again
Carrie Thomas is the author of young adult and new adult romances. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her traveling or going to concerts with friends. Museums and the theater are at the top of her list when traveling to a new place. Writing romance is her favorite genre to write because everyone can relate to it. She lives in the South with her husband and two sons. Any time spent with her family she considers a good day. She’s a firm believer that book lovers should stick together.