"No strings, no rings." That's Luke Archer's motto. As the champion quarterback for the New York Empire - not to mention a self-made billionaire - Luke has given up on serious relationships. Women only want him for one thing: the thrill of being with a superstar. And he likes it that way too. But when his best friend announces he's retiring from football to spend time with his wife and kids, Luke feels like he's missing out on something much bigger than his career.
The assistant concierge in Luke's luxury high-rise, Miranda Tate fled her family's dairy farm to come to the bright lights of New York City. She works hard to move up and sends her spare earnings home to her brother. When she and Luke meet, there's an instant sexual attraction which turns steamy quickly, but they're in completely different leagues. Could Miranda be just the woman Luke needs to win the most important game of his life?
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Pleasant enjoyable read. Not a mind bending story line but interesting enough to keep the readers interest. Written at a good pace, without any side padding, was one of the books best features.
This was as good as book 1 which was a nice change as lately I have been reading series's with a strong first book but a weak follow up. I loved the part where you had all these big strong footballers on the farm. Roll on book 3
As this is the second book in the Wager of Hearts series by Nancy Herkness and the second book I've tried by this author.
I'm totally hooked, not to mention the refreshing vocal talents of Lauren Ezzo.
A brilliant combination bring on the third.
I loved the characters and the story line. I was cheering the whole time for Luke and Miranda. And as cliche as it sounds money cannot buy you happiness or love. Good read highly recommended😊
"QB almost tosses girl instead of football!"
Star quarterback Luke Archer sees the handwriting on the wall after his best friend marries and announces his retirement and the handwriting becomes even clearer when he's injured during a game. Sidelined he pursues Miranda Tate, a small town girl trying to make it as a concierge in Luke's NYC's high rise apartment building.
This book is a little more serious than I thought it was going to be. Luke is a complicated man just trying to figure out where he belongs in the world after his football career ends, and if he can find someone who loves him for the person he is and not the superstar that people see. It's interesting to see Luke and Miranda build upon the instant attraction they feel towards one another, to something deeper and real.
This is the first audiobook from Nancy Herkness I've listened to, but it won't be the last! As a matter of fact I have to download the first book series because All Star is the second.
I've listened to a couple of audiobooks from narrator Lauren Ezzo and I put her right in the middle range as a narrator but I feel like she's getting better and I would definitely buy a book that she narrates.
"Entertaining Light Romance"
The 2nd book of the Wagers series was an entertaining, light romance, which could be enjoyed without reading the 1st book.
NFL football player Luke was a refreshing change - a rich, good-looking man who wasn't dominating. selfish or violent. No, Luke was thoughtful, funny, hard-working and looking for an equal life partner, rather than a brainless sex slave.
Likewise, Miranda was a smart, ambitious professional who enjoyed helping people as a concierge. Miranda wasn't looking for man to "save or rescue" her. She didn't expect Luke to fix her problems, even when her slimy boss was trying to sabotage her career.
The romance between Luke and Miranda was slow and realistic; the supporting characters added depth and humor to the plot. There were explicit sex scenes but nothing violent or degrading.
"Billionaire has a Heart"
I really enjoyed the person who narrated the story. Her voice seemed perfect for this story.
I love reading romance books but this one was a little different. I really don't have another book to compare with it. I thought the book was good.
First time listening to Lauren Ezzo's and felt she did a great performance and would listen to her again.
Yes, the main was is when the whole football team helped Miranda out. She was so surprised that a Major league football team would come to her rescue.
I loved listening to this book and felt that the performance by Lauren was done well and l loved the story.
"I really enjoyed this"
This is the second book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it even more than the first book. There were even moments when I couldn't help laughing out loud. I definitely recommend it!
"Cute and really nice"
Love the narrator, the story is my kind of story. Love it love it love it
I very much enjoyed listening to this book. I would definitely recommend it for anybody that likes romance with happy Ever After endings.
I loved the story and narration. This is an unexpected gem! I would definitely recommend and look forward to reading more from this author.
Hearing the story over again but from a different characters view point was fun and interesting... Parts of book 1 being replayed and finding out the other side of the story was a new twist..
Lots of similarities from book one & didn't really like the narration :(
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