Cocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But, that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media’s perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?
Grounded, selfless, giving…Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?
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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. She can be contacted via email, found on Facebook at or at her website.
In Just Say Yes we got some snippets to Brian and Kinley’s budding relationship. There’s wasn’t as easy as Scott and Becca’s because they didn’t have history together. In fact, Brian’s history in the tabloids is not “hubby” material. He’s a player, or… he used to be. He’s tired of the life he’s led so far, and he’s looking for a woman to share his life with. But it’s hard to find a woman that wants to get to know him and not the athlete or Stanley Cup Winner, or rich guy. He wants someone to get to know Brian. When he finds that connection with Kinley, a woman who really could not care less about his status or money, he tries to jump in with both feet.
Kinley is definitely looking to settle down. She’s done with players and one night stands, and she’s done getting her heart broken. So when she meets Brian, and sees a different side of him then the world gets, she’s intrigued. She feels that connection with him, but is wary to start something with him, especially because of the distance between the two. Kin doesn’t want to be hurt again, but she also sees something special in Brian that she wants to explore.
I love the friendship that these two explore first. They don’t have the foundation that Becca and Scott have, though they both want that sort of love, so they begin a friendship first. And this novel is 100% safe, so there’s no dating other people while they develop that friendship. For Brian, he knows what he wants and he’s not willing to risk losing Kin and date other people, but he also has no interest in those women. For Kin, even if she doesn’t admit it, she’s falling for Brian over time, and doesn’t want to date other people either.
I have to say, though, this book wrecked me. There’s some pretty heavy drama in it, and some heavy things that Kinley and Brian go through. They have growing to do because of it. It totally could have torn them apart, but instead it made them stronger. It showed how deep their connection really was. It’s not just physical, but emotional too, because of that foundation they created. Even though it’s romance, and I knew they’d get together in the long run, it still totally wrecked me and made me shed a tear. And it’s not the kind of drama that makes you want to shake one of the people and go “WTF ARE YOU DOING?!” It’s the kind that’s like “oh, baby, no come here,” and make you want to hug them.
I swear, each Samantha book I read gets better and better!! One-click this baby, because it is SO worth it!! You are going to love and adore it as much as I did.