Book Review: Head in the Game
Part of the Groveton College shared world series.
Bryant Nicks is the head football coach for the Groveton College Jackals, determined to do anything to push his team toward a championship season. When scouting out new players, Nicks comes across a rookie running back that impresses him both on and off the field. His attraction to his student runs deep, but Nicks knows better. Instead, he finds himself pushing the young player to the ends of his abilities, curious how much it will take to break him.
All playboy Jack Perry has ever been good at is playing football. So when he gets an opportunity to play at a top school with a full scholarship, he jumps on it. But it's more than just the opportunity that reels him in. The heat and intensity he feels when he's around his new coach is visceral. He'll do anything to make his coach proud.
Head In The Game is part of a collaborative shared world project, but you do not have to read any of the other books in the shared world series to enjoy this book. It is a standalone with an HEA.
I did enjoy this book. While there is a lot of hot and steamy moments between Jack and Bryant, it was not just about those, but I really felt Bryant's struggle. He had to deal with a lot more personal things when Jack came into his life.
So, Jack and Bryant together felt on a more emotional level then just a physical one. Although Bryant was definitely the one in charge. The way that he had Jack on his knees! While Jack did tone down his cockiness from when he first meets Bryant, he still would throw in a comment here and there that would have me chuckling.