The first time NFL quarterback Heath Harris meets Sam Crawford, it’s just them, a luxury yacht and a few days of fun in the sun. Sam turns out to be nothing like Heath expects. He’s kind and funny and irreverent—and also unbelievably, shockingly sexy. For three short, glorious, life-changing days, there are no rules.
The second time they meet, Sam has just been traded to Heath’s team, and instead of lovers, they’ve become rivals instead. Heath has spent the last five years working desperately to be the best quarterback the Riptide could ever need, but when injuries threaten to derail his career, Sam is right there, standing on the sideline. Ready to take over, and ready to ruin everything Heath has given his life for.
Rival. Enemy. Teammate. Friend. Lover.
As their orbits collide, sparks fly, and Heath struggles to find the right label and the right box to shove Sam into, hoping to keep him contained. But Sam—and Heath’s feelings—refuse to cooperate.
Sam might not be just one of those things, he might be all of them, and so much more.
Heath and Sam are two NFL players who meet by chance during the off season. This part is good, but the story really takes off during the season.
These are two men who not only play the same position, but they are also on the same team. They have to deal with their rivalry, their own pride, and control issues. They have to face uncertainties in their jobs, their futures, and their relationships.
I love the writing. Of course, I love sports romances, but I really enjoy Beth's writing style. She excels at world building, character development, and creating an interesting storyline.
Oh how I just love The Rivalry! I love these men and I love their story. This Beth Bolden read is wonderful and is sure to satisfy.
Heath had forced himself not to get (even more) self-conscious when he changed into his swim trunks. You work your ass off in the weight room, he told himself firmly, you look good. But it was hard to ever imagine he looked as good as Sam did. Sam looked . . . Heath forced himself not to think about it, because the last thing he needed was to get hard in his trunks right now.