Professional football player Hunter Davis is learning that saying he’s gay is very different from actively being in a relationship with another man—especially in the eyes of his teammates and fans. So when Hunter needs a personal assistant to keep him organized, he asks for a woman to prevent tongues from wagging.
Montgomery Willis badly needs to find work before he loses everything. There’s just one position at the agency where he applies, but the problem is, he’s not a woman. And he knows nothing about football. Still, Hunter gives him a chance, but only because Monty’s desperate.
Monty soon proves his worth by saving Hunter’s bacon on an important promotional shoot, and Hunter realizes he might have someone special working for him—in more ways than one. Monty’s feelings come to the surface during an outing in the park when Hunter decides to teach Monty a bit about the game, and pictures surface of them in some questionable positions. Hunter is reminded that knowing he’s gay and seeing evidence in the papers is very different for the other players, and he might have to choose between two loves: football and Monty.
“So you’d change me,” Hunter said.
“No. I’m saying I’d work with you to bring out your style.”
“Okay.” Hunter clearly wasn’t buying it. “Do you cook?”
“What kind of food?” Hunter demanded.
“What do you like? I made fettuccine carbonara last night for dinner, I make killer pork chops, and I’ve been told my chicken wings are to die for. But I bake them so they don’t have all the fat. I make a mean cheesecake and cupcakes too.”
“What about vegan?”
“Are you vegan?” He somehow doubted it, as big as Hunter was.
“Then why ask? I’ll cook all the meat your football heart desires if you’ll give me a chance.” He thought he might have earned a few points.
“What about cleaning?”
“I’m not a maid. I’m your assistant. If you want me to find you a cleaning service, I can certainly do that.”
“Okay. That’s great, but you don’t know football. Do you have any idea when preseason starts?” Monty shook his head. “Practice schedules? Do you have any idea about the demands on my time once practice starts? How about conditioning. Do you run?”
“Yeah. That I can do. Where do you need me to go for you?” Monty realized he’d misunderstood as soon as he saw the sneer.
“I mean run as in exercise.”
“Oh. I used to run in school,” Monty answered. “Look, I may not be the kind of person you’re looking for, but I’ll do my very best for you if you’ll give me a chance.” He was still trying to figure out what Hunter was looking for.
Hunter sighed. “Fine, I’ll give you a chance. I need you to put together my schedule for me. You can call Helen to get the things from my agent. You’ll also need to contact my publicist as well as the coach’s office and the team office. I also have a bunch of laundry upstairs that will need to be taken care of, and I have a team meeting sometime this week. Oh, and I have a lunch this afternoon, but I can’t remember what time or with who. It’s just some vague memory. So find out for me. I need a cleaning service, so get on that, and I’ll need someone to open the pool and clean the hot tub. It’s smelling funky.”
Monty had grabbed a notebook in his bag and scribbled things down as Hunter had rattled them off.
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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Looks like it could be an interesting read. I will have to check it out.
Wow I must get this thanks
Looks like a great read!
Already on the tbr list! Thanks Andrew Grey!!!
Happy Birthday Month, Amber!
Happy birthday Amber. Can’t wait to read this. Thank you
This looks great, and those cupcakes do sound yummy, 🙂
HE sounds a bit demanding. I would love to read this one as I loved your other books.
I just add this to my list!! Love you Andrew
Looks interesting have to try it out.
oh the cupcakes sound good
The excerpt has me wanting more!
Your books are always so good. Love them.
looks good I’ll have to put it on the tbr, thanks for sharing
I love the premise!
Strawberry cupcakes sound amazing. Your story sounds excellent also will have to go buy it.
Hey Andrew, I’ll be reading your new book this weekend. I’ve been looking forward to it.
Thanks for sharing.
Oooh new book.
Mmmm strawberry cupcakes 🍓. Can’t wait to get my mitts on The Playmaker for my weekend read!
Luv ur books..this one will be in the TBR list..
I cannot wait to read this story. I have read so much about those cupcake, yummy!!!
Hmmm sounds like a good read!
Monty reminds me of my late husband – he was always writing to-do-lists as well 😀
These two sound like a fun couple. Thanks sharing them with us.
Love you Andrew and I have the book coming or something.lol
Thank you Andrew, I love you
Thank you for stopping by.
Love your books. Will look for this one. Thanks
This book sounds really good.
I must get this! I love all of your books!
Hi Andrew, I have the book on my wish list.
Got it. Thank you for the excerpt.
Sounds interesting. Thank you!
❤ ❤ Thank you!
New book to go buy. Thanks xxx
Already was adding this to my must buy list because it is one of yours but this helps bump it up a little higher on the list, thanks. The cupcakes sound interesting too. I’m a fan of strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting/icing.
Sounds very good and I’m looking forward to reading it.
Looks interesting. I bet the story gets more complex than this snippet indicates.
Congrats on the new release! I can’t wait to read it.
Love your books Andrew.
Is it just me, or does the guy on the left side of the cover look like a cross between a young Val Kilmer & a young Johnny Depp?
Will have to get.
Sounds interesting. I will have to check it out.
Another one to add to my buy list. Thanks Andrew 🙂
I just got this book yesterday and haven’t had a chance to read it yet but it sounds like a fun story.
Looks fun! Love your stories!
Added to the list
Thank you for the excerpt, Andrew!
Sounds awesome. Thank you for the excerpt!
looks good, I will have to add to my TBR for sure.
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