Amber Sullivan is an ambitious, feisty, and beautiful thirty-something Sports Editor for a local TV News programme. With an ex-professional soccer player for a father, she’s grown up in and around the world of top-flight football, but the one thing she’s sworn off is relationships with the men who play the game. For a reason. Work comes first in Amber’s life; relationships are very much off-limits.
But when she’s sent to interview local boy Ryan Fisher on his return to his native North East England in a multi-million-pound transfer deal to local club Newcastle Red Star, Amber’s once well-ordered and safe life is suddenly turned upside down in ways she’d never dreamed of. One of the biggest names in football, Ryan is young, hot, and talented. He has it all - looks, fame, money; women falling at his over-insured feet, and a lifestyle he's in no hurry to give up. Arrogant, cocky, and sexy-as-hell, he’s everything Amber doesn’t want, but is he actually everything she needs?
As she begins to fall for all those things she’s tried to avoid for so long, Ryan slowly draws her into a world she’d vowed never to return to. She feels sexy, young and free again, after so long keeping herself closed off from relationships. But she can’t forget the reason why she built those barriers in the first place, even if the sex and the hot, young boyfriend are doing their best to distract her. Because that reason is suddenly right back under her nose, and doing his utmost to make sure Amber can never forget…
As secrets that could ruin careers, and alter lives forever, begin to surface, a dangerous battle of power, lust and betrayal is played out. But who will ultimately win the game?
Concentrating on the lives of those who live and work within the so-called Beautiful Game, ‘Striker’ is a story of sex, secrets… and the true cost of fame…
‘Striker’ is the first of a trilogy of books. Book #2 in the series - 'Extra Time' - is due for release in September 2013.
**Please note that ‘Striker’ contains strong language, sex scenes, and adult content**
Michelle Betham is also the author of the epic, two-decade-spanning Hollywood romance ‘No Matter What’ and the follow-up ‘Illusions of Love’, the sexy and edgy rock’n’roll romance ‘See You At The Show’, the light-hearted romantic comedies ‘Too Much Trouble in Paradise’ and ‘Bon Voyage’, and 'The First Christmas Without You', a Christmas romance novella, published through Harper Impulse.
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Published December 19, 2013
by Michelle Betham.
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