Title: Jackson’s Trust

Series: Fourth Down #1  

Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Loveswept

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date: March 8, 2016



New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.


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I’ve read a lot of Violet Duke’s books and I’ve loved them all.  Jackson’s Trust is no exception!  And it just makes me want to read MORE of her books, especially this series!!
Jackson is an uber alpha who doesn’t seem to be one at first.  More of a closet alpha but holy crap, he was definitely a HOT alpha later in the book.  But he’s also a truly nice guy and a sweetheart.  Jackson is definitely book boyfriend material ladies!
And Leila!  I LOVE her!  She is a no-nonsense broad (I hate that term but she defines it in my head) who has tried long and hard to play with the big boys in the male-dominated football commentary career track. And for that, I envy her greatly.  She has made a successful career from knowing facts and figures and stats about football players, coaches, plays, teams, trades, etc.
The one thing I couldn’t understand was the football.  I don’t understand football at all.  That being said, I appreciate and envy the time and dedication that went into the research for this book.  The statistical analysis that Jackson and Leila do is just outstanding.
Kudos and 5 stars!!


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New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English education who’s ecstatic to be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romances. When she’s not feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking impossible-to-duplicate “special edition” dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days in Hawai’i chasing after her two cute kids (daughter, Violet, and son, Duke) and similarly adorable husband (their ringleader).

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