Review: One Night with a Quarterback (The Santa Fe Bobcats #1) by Jeanette Murray

She’s daddy’s little girl…or she would have been, had he known she existed. Cassie Wainwright thought her father—head coach of the Santa Fe Bobcats—ignored her purposefully. Come to find out, he had no clue she’d ever been born.

Now Cassie is determined to meet the man who’s always been missing from her life. Her mother warns her, being the long-lost daughter of a well-known NFL coach won’t be easy, but Cassie’s determined to stick it out. And before her life turns upside down, she wants one more night of fun.

Starting quarterback for the Santa Fe Bobcats, Trey Owens is tired of being in the limelight. Lucky for him, the beautiful brunette he meets at the club isn’t a local. She has no idea who he is…and she’s down to party.

Tomorrow, Cassie will think about her father. Tomorrow, she’ll think about her future. But tonight is for herself and the hottie she found on dance floor. It’s a matchup made in heaven—if only for a night…

*I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I am a big fan of sports themed books, but often the storylines and characters are quite the same. This one took me by surprise though. I really liked the fact that it wasn't all focused on the romance, there were other elements in play. It also helps of course that Cassie doesn't know she's hooking up with a famous football player. Yeah, sport noobs.

Cassie is an amazing character. She's very real and down to earth. I could easily relate to her nerd side, the t-shirts, the references and even the lingo she used. When she meets her dad and his family for the first time, she is very careful, even a bit too much. She follows the rules in hope to get closer to her new family, for them to give her a chance and not reject her. So I could understand why she did what she did, but in her fear of losing this new family she let herself get walked all over. That is not who Cassie is, so you know it is going to bite her in the butt.

Trey is pretty cool for a football player and hot of course. Though I was surprised by just how much he hates being in the spotlight. So when he meets Cassie, who has no clue who he is, it is very refreshing to him and I could understand the appeal. It was supposed to be only one night, but when Cassie is staying in town longer than expected and because Trey just can not get her out of his mind, things develop further. Their relationship is a secret though, he just wants to careful at first and she tries to follow her dad's rules of not bringing any guys around. You know it can not be a secret forever, but I did not feel the pressure of needing to come clean, because to me it wasn't a big deal.

I really liked these two together. The chemistry is amazing and they are just so relaxed together, it works great. Cassie's new found family was not my favourite. I loved the kiddies, but her dad and stepmom were the worst. They were so controlling over her, making her feel like a sixteen year old instead of twenty-eight. The way she handled that at first was too placid to me and seemed so out of character for her, but in the end it all worked itself out.

It was a well written, fun novel about more than just sports and romance. I very much enjoyed it.


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The Author
Jeanette lives just outside St. Louis with her husband, daughter and their lovable-but-stupid Goldendoodle. When she's not writing her next romance, she's found hanging out with the new friends she's made here, catching up with old friends from past duty stations on Facebook, or surfing Pinterest pretending she can cook. Catch up with her on Facebook or Twitter for contests, sneak peeks of what she's working on, and updates about her life in general.

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