T”There’s one rule in reporting: don’t ever fall in love…
When Amelia Adams tells everyone my days as Chicago’s quarterback are over, I vow never to give her another minute of my time—until the team owner sees an empty stadium, and forces us together on a reality show in hopes of filling the seats.
When Bryce Luck becomes my assignment, I swear his brown eyes and dimpled smile won’t make my knees weak—that I’ll keep a professional boundary. But I can’t fight this attraction, especially when he whispers sweet nothings in my ear and promises to do a million dirty things to me when the cameras stop rolling.
When the show is over, and the game’s been played, will our love become a reality? Or are we just out of luck?”
Tough Luck is the 2nd book in the Luck Brothers series written by Liv Morris. Take a longer look on Goodreads!
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The first book in the series does not have to be read – although I do recommend it. I definitely enjoyed the shit out of it! Check out my review here.
What happens when a drop your panties sexy pro NFL athlete finds himself hating a gorgeous sports newscaster? Well I am sure it’s not what you think… unless you’re thinking of them being stuck filming a reality TV show together.
Bryce Luck brings Luck to his Chicago football team, especially after sports anchor Amelia Adams reports on the local news that his career is probably done after a shoulder injury. Well he proved it wrong to her and everyone else that not only is his shoulder fine, but the next year would be his best yet. Which it was… except a year later tickets sales are low and his coach and PR are asking him to do a reality TV show to boost up the crowd and tickets. Bryce only agrees to save his career and trust him when he says it has nothing to do with the bombshell and big chested Amelia.
Amelia Jones may or may not like Bryce Luck. Okay sure he makes her want to get lucky, and makes her parts down below desperate for him. But to further her career to be a sports newscaster, she is going to have to do something she is not too fond of either.
With these two stuck filming a show together, will it cause the hatred to blow up more? Or will it actually bring the two of them together to become friends… or maybe something even more.
I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series. The characters had an adorable banter between them that you could not just hope for a romance to bloom. As well as the comedy was perfect written and in many moments laugh out loud hilarious. Sometimes when I read a romantic comedy type book the author pushes it too much. This is not the case. Every embarrassing and awkward situation between them was not predictable nor overplayed. As well as something that could happen in real life – well other than a pro athlete falling in love with an average girl – That can happen to me any day! (Sorry boyfriend)
After reading this I definitely put a few more of Liv Morris’s books in my TBR list and can’t wait to further my reading with this author!!! ❤
Check out my review on Goodreads. Or take a look at my longer review below with all the spoilers
LONG REVIEW with Spoilers. SO SPOILER ALERT!!!
Bryce Luck is not 100% your typical pro NFL athlete. Yes he loves woman, and definitely boobs, but he loves the game more. Promising himself, his family and almost everyone he talks to that he won’t settle down until he retires. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t find a woman to entertain him or should I said women along the way. He’s just discreet unlike his manwhore of a brother – or used to be now.
A year ago he hurt his shoulder in pre-game and was given the title of Luck’s luck has run out from local sports anchor Amelia Adams. So even though his luck indeed did not run out, and they had an amazing year, he holds that new report against her a year later. Which is why he is overly unpleased about meeting her in person and doing a reality show with her. But his PR and coach encourage him saying it will help game ticket sales and without that he will be a free agent next year. The team will be unable to afford him and Bryce wants to stay in the same area as his brother and mother.
Amelia is drawn to Bryce, I mean who wouldn’t be. Except if you ask her she would deny it from here till Sunday and back again. Unfortunately her clit disagrees and pulls to him when he’s around, no matter how many times she tries to step back from him. Which leads to our first mishap – Amelia falling into the pool trying to back away from Bryce, and then pulling Bryce into said pool when he tries to help. She is not apologizing for what she said – even if it did make his momma cry. So when Bryce keeps playing around and trying to dunk her, she does the best thing she can think of. Grab him and twist him where it counts. His dick. After grabbing and twisting all thick, hard and large of it, he finally lets go. Man what a show, at least that’s what everyone else is thinking. Time for a new Reality TV show plan. Beauty and the Baller.
Amelia finds out from the coaches daughter that the reason Bryce is holding back on serious relationships is because 10 years ago his girlfriend was killed by accident on Valentines Day. He almost quit college and since than has put major walls up. His career and family can’t afford him breaking down like that again. This softens Amelia’s thoughts about Bryce, which is why she is willing to get to know him for this show. Plus it will help further her career.
Bryce heads off to an away game – as Amelia tags along to get to know him better. Along the way the hatred seems to disappear and lust seems to sizzle out more for the both of them. Mostly because they barely started shooting the reality show and they already sleep together. Okay that’s a lie – it’s a hard fuck – although the next morning it’s slow and sweet.
When Bryce loses the away game he still has to film his reality show which is meeting up with his number one fan group. The Bryce Babes. Which ends up leaving a sour taste in Amelia’s mouth and maybe her fist. After getting sweet text messages from Bryce saying he liked her – a lot – she became jealous and angry as one of the Bryce Babes pushes her. Amelia may of jumped on her and tried fighting. Doesn’t matter though. Amelia won. Bryce lifts her over the security line and nibbles her ear as they walk to the car driving them to the airport to take them home. Together.
As the week goes on their feelings become stronger and stronger. Especially when the show airs and its shows that they’ve been more couply in public than they thought. Bryce’s coach is concerned this is a distraction and calls a meeting for the morning.
The meeting is not what they expected, nor for the TV producers and the coaches. Looks like the one show airing made ticket prices and merchandise sky rocket. Bryce’s coach asks him to continue filming as a couple. Bryce says no… because he refuses to be like every other reality celebrity couples. Mostly because they never stick. Thus making Amelia know that he is in this for the long haul. She couldn’t be happier since basically in the last 2 weeks or less she has went from hating a man, to being in lust, than like and now love. Hopefully this new found relationship won’t burn Amelia’s job as well.
As weeks go by the strength in their relationship gets stronger. The love they have for each other shows more and more and they are beyond happy. It’s almost sickening. Just kidding I love it. Amelia meets his mother and they instantly bond.
During an away game in New York City, Amelia is stopped by ESPN and is offered a job there in NYC. She tells Bryce at a weird time – after falling on the sidelines of the field from a wide receiver running off the marks. Which is also where Bryce tells her he loves her for the first time.
Bryce takes Amelia on a romantic night with planned and unplanned things. The unplanned things you ask? He is retiring and accepted a job at ESPN in NYC as well. Him and Amelia are going to take Beauty and the Baller into a new ESPN show! He even called him mom and talked to her about it and she was understanding and fine about it. She was happy for him and happy that for once the man followed the girl instead of the normal other way around. Geez society it’s 2017 this should not be a shocker or a new thing!
The planned part? Him telling her he wants to move to New York and live together as husband and wife. So he drops down to one knee in Central Park and proposes. Side note – this would be a dream come true. When I visited NYC I was amazed and in awe of Central Park I could of spent days there and still found a new passion and adventure to remember longer than a lifetime.
The epilogue is a year later and their still fucking like teenagers or rabbits.