Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is married and has two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.
Title: The Rivalry
Author: Nikki Sloane
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2017
This tight end is at the top of his game.
He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His, ahem, stats are perfect.
But I can’t fall for him.
He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?
This guy is their star player.
Football, fanatics, rivalry and romance. Kayla and Jay meet when they are both in the same bridal party. Kayla has been dared to not talk football for the night and Jay just wants to be a regular guy and not a star football player. They meet and sparks fly. They can’t deny the attraction. When Kayla (a die hard, born and bred OSU fan) goes searching for Jay and find him in a Michigan bar a different kind of fireworks fly. Kayla is torn between her loyalty to OSU and the chemistry she has with Jay. Jay is determined to prove the romance is more important than the rivalry.
This is a great book. I am normally hesitant to read New Adult romances, but this one is written in such a mature way. If you are not a football fan or a sports fan you may struggle with the push and pull of being loyal to your team. I love that this book accurately describes how fanatic people can get over their teams. I know people just like the characters in this book. I’m a die hard fan of my college team too! There is something very swoon-worthy about how Jay won’t let the rivalry get in his way with Kayla. Kayla is a spitfire. I love how she goes toe-to-toe with anyone when it comes to football, and many times she knows more about the game. Despite struggles (family, friends, school, pranks, etc) they find a way to win. If you like a good sports romance, then definitely check this out.