What's it about?
When filmmaker Christian Monroe runs into fiery—and frustrating—Elise Templeton at a party, the night quickly becomes the hottest one-night stand of their lives. But then her boss hires Christian to make a publicity film about Elise, and suddenly they’re in each other’s space. All day. Every day. And things are getting hotter…
Outside the bedroom, the two have nothing in common. Elise is focused solely on becoming the NBA’s first female general manager. And Christian learned long ago that being a work-a-holic—or being with one—is a recipe for disaster.
But the more Elise reveals her deepest desires and fears to Christian—something she’s done for no man, ever—the more Christian wonders how much longer he can keep his hands off the infuriating woman who rocked his world…
How was it?
Hot romance with intense love scenes set against the backdrop of professional basketball.
This is the third book in Jamie Wesley's One-on-One series. My absolute favorite in this series is Tell Me Something Good, just FYI. The Deal With Love continues the story of Elise and Christian who are first introduced in Slamdunked By Love .
First, I should say I am not a basketball fan. My true loves are hockey and football. I even enjoy some Texas Rangers baseball from time to time, but basketball has never held my interest.
I openly disclose that information to say I completely enjoyed this book with only cursory knowledge of how professional basketball works. Someone who is a true fan will LOVE it!
Elisa is a powerful, feminine character who isn't afraid to go after what she wants without falling into the category of a demanding shrew. Christian is an alpha male with a sensitive side.
The love scenes are intense! I greatly appreciated how the author respected the importance of specific consent between adults and presented in the natural rhythm of dialogue and without pressure or question.
The author's humor brings a realistic touch to the fantasy of romance. I love a little real-life awkwardness.
This was a quick read. I could've finished it in one sitting if the other humans in my household hadn't demanded things like food and clean clothing.
A fun escape into the world of a woman balancing her drive to prove her worth in a male-dominated career with her desire for a man who sees her in a way no one else ever has.
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The Deal with Love
By Jamie Wesley
Jamie Wesley has been reading romance novels since she was about 12 when her mother left a romance novel, which a friend had given her, on the nightstand. Jamie read it instead, and the rest is history. She started her first manuscript, a contemporary romance, after she graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 and couldn't find a job. Life got in the way as it often does, i.e. she found a job, and she didn't finish the story. However, she never forgot about it and finally got serious about completing it in 2009. She's been writing ever since. Jamie holds a master's degree in sport management (yes, that's a real thing :-) ) from the University of Texas at Austin, so it probably comes as no surprise that she loves sports and spends an inordinate amount of time rooting for her hometown Dallas's pro sports teams and her alma maters. She also adores Walt Disney World, shopping, and pop culture. Want to know if your favorite TV show is going to be canceled or what the newest Disney attraction is? Ask Jamie. She'll probably know the answer.