4 star rating
Loving Him Off the Field
Santa Fe Bobcats, Book #2
By Jeanette Murray
ISBN# 9780698171114
Author’s Website:  www.jeanettemurray.com

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


Sometimes the best defense is a good offense…

Aileen is a sports reporter trying to make a name for herself without relying on her looks, And what better way to do that than to break a scandal about one of the fastest rising stars on the Santa Fe Bobcats? Killian seems too good to be true, so she knows he must be hiding something…

It’s hard enough breaking into the NFL—even more so when you’re a single dad. Killian isn’t proud that he’s keeping his son a secret, but his ex has a reputation that could tarnish his squeaky clean image for good. So when Aileen starts sniffing around, Killian decides to distract her by any means necessary.

But Aileen is more than capable of giving as good as she gets…


I was pleasantly surprised at this modern romance because along with the obvious love story the author developed the characters enough that the story shone through the chemistry and subsequent steamy “sex scenes” between them..

Killian is suffering from lack of confidence in his role on the team (after all he is only a kicker) and because of his mistake in the past he won’t allow himself to take part in the comradery that team sports generally offer. He remains aloof with his teammates even though they try and reach out to him, and has a fear of reporters whom he feels might discover his past secret. However when Aileen comes around chemistry between them gets in the way. He tries to fight his feelings for her but to no avail.

Aileen on the other hand is not satisfied with the journalism she is doing and finds herself reminded of her deceased mother’s reporting skills. To get the story she is tested in her morality at getting the story at all costs.  She too feels and responds to the chemistry between herself and Killian however she must ask herself:  Is the chemistry enough to sustain the relationship?

The author is clever at the way she keeps the reader in the story with the development of both Killian and Aileen.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read that isn’t all “fluff”.  I will certainly look out for more books from this author.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*