Takes Two to Tackle (Santa Fe Bobcats, #3)

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  • Jeanette Murray
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  • 21 April 2017

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Takes Two to Tackle (Santa Fe Bobcats, #3) Sometimes Faking It Is Your Only OptionFootball Player Stephen Harrison Has Hit Rock Bottom He S Fresh Out Of Rehab, Lost Too Much Weight To Be An Effective Offensive Lineman, And Has No Support System In Place The Bobcats Staff Suggests He Get A Life Coach To Keep Him Sober And Get Him Back Into Playing Shape, But Stephen Says His Girlfriend Will Help Too Bad He Doesn T Have OneLuckily For Stephen, He Does Have A Housekeeper Margaret Has Always Dreamed Of Starting Her Own Elite Cleaning Service, And The Money Stephen Offers Her To Play The Part Of Girlfriend Is Too Good To Pass Up But While Mags Is Helping Stephen Bulk Up And Get Ready For Training Camp, She Can T Seem To Block The Feelings Crashing Into Her Heart And One Night Of Passion Will Pull Both Of Their Heads Out Of The Game

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10 thoughts on “Takes Two to Tackle (Santa Fe Bobcats, #3)

  1. Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ says:

    3 StarsTruth be told, I had a hard time rating this book You know when you read something and there s nothing wrong with the book itself or the writing, it s just not your cuppa That was essentially my problem here.The writing was wonderful and the general idea behind the story itself was intriguing famous footballer player straight out of rehab for his alcohol addiction falls for his quirky maid Cute, right And it certainly was It was just way too sweet for my particular tastes I struggl 3 StarsTruth be told, I had a hard time rating this book You know when you read something and there s nothing wrong with the book itself or the writing, it s just not your cuppa That was essentially my problem here.The writing was wonderful and the general idea behind the story itself was intriguing famous footballer player straight out of rehab for his alcohol addiction falls for his quirky maid Cute, right And it certainly was It was just way too sweet for my particular tastes I struggled to feel much chemistry between Margaret and Stephen I loved their characters individually, and I absolutely loved the idea of them together, but somehow together they were just lukewarm At least for me.Jeanette Murray is a new to me author, and certainly one I d gladly read in the future Perhaps I wasn t in the right mood for a sweet story, perhaps it s just a fluke in the series and I ll love the rest of it Whatever the case may be, I enjoyed the author s writing just felt underwhelmed with the actual story But this is ENTIRELY a case of preference and nothing to do with the book itself I have a feeling most readers will love this sweet and sexy story and if you re tired of manwhoring sports heroes, this is definitely a book you ll want to check out ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewForreviews visit

  2. 1-Click Addict Support Group says:

    He s mine, you can t have him Stephen Harrison is a successful football player in the NFL He is handsome, smart and knows how to take out the competition He is also an alcoholic Fierce opponents didn t have him on his knees like the craving for alcohol had Leaving rehab, Stephen couldn t imagine being successful with a stranger as his life coach Looking around, Margaret Logan, who he knew and trusted, was the obvious choice to help him Agreeing to be his girlfriend was not a hard decisio He s mine, you can t have him Stephen Harrison is a successful football player in the NFL He is handsome, smart and knows how to take out the competition He is also an alcoholic Fierce opponents didn t have him on his knees like the craving for alcohol had Leaving rehab, Stephen couldn t imagine being successful with a stranger as his life coach Looking around, Margaret Logan, who he knew and trusted, was the obvious choice to help him Agreeing to be his girlfriend was not a hard decision but keeping her distance was going to be the hardest task Mags ever had He rolled a bit, trapping her against the back of the couch and his body Other than being extremely warm, it wasn t too bad Comfortable actually Okay, fine, it was wonderful This is the first story I ve read in this series and, while reading the previous books would have givenbackground, it totally works as a standalone And what a story it is Stephen is so muchthan the brawny persona his football career gave him He was struggling and vulnerable and honest about his addiction I m scared There He d voiced his true emotions out loud I m terrified I m going to get out there and fail Mags is determined to find her own way and, while falling ever harder for Stephen, she is also trying to be practical about the relationship they have Making the leap from housekeeper to love interest doesn t happen in her reality Or could it Ably assisted by quirky and supportive friends and family, Mags and Stephen are going to have help fulfilling all of the dreams they hardly dared to believe I, for one, was cheering all the way Even if I sniffled just a bit Diane, 5 stars After reading about how Stephen was taken to rehab in the previous book, I was very interested in finding out how he would do in his own book when he would be out Stephen has just gotten out of rehab and he s lost a lot of weight Since his weight is a big part of being an offensive lineman, he now has to gain it back the right way so he can be an effective football player The team decides he needs a life coach Stephen definitely doesn t want that, so he says he has a girlfriend The thing is he doesn t Margaret has been working for a cleaning service and one of her clients is Stephen who decides that Margaret would be the perfect fake girlfriend and sober accountability partner He already trusts her and knows that she could use some money to start her own cleaning business.As the relationship goes on, fake feelings start to become real and now it s not just about the money but about happiness with someone Will the pressures of the fake relationship and hidden feelings end up as the start of something real or the end of any kind of relationship I really liked this book Margaret was always there for Stephen and she never looked down on him for what he went through She was able to keep him on the right track after he got out of rehab Stephen was a good guy despite his problems He would do anything to keep playing with the Bobcats he knew he had made a mistake and he was willing to do all he could to continue playing football.The Santa Fe Bobcats series is a very good sports romance series I hope there will be another book in this series in the future I can t wait to readfrom this author Leah, 4 stars

  3. Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠ says:

    No idea what this is about, but that cover Wow.

  4. RJ says:

    Highly enjoyed this What s it about Stephen has just come back from rehab for his alcohol addiction and for his football career he needs some sort of accountability partner but he didn t want some random live in coach so he fibs that he already has a girlfriend who can help keep him in check When he comes back home, Margaret, his housekeeper of two years is there and he ends up asking her to be his pretend girlfriend and in exchange he can pay her to help start her own house cleaning business Highly enjoyed this What s it about Stephen has just come back from rehab for his alcohol addiction and for his football career he needs some sort of accountability partner but he didn t want some random live in coach so he fibs that he already has a girlfriend who can help keep him in check When he comes back home, Margaret, his housekeeper of two years is there and he ends up asking her to be his pretend girlfriend and in exchange he can pay her to help start her own house cleaning business My thoughts I loved both Stephen and Mags Their relationship doesn t have instant sparks going off since they did know each other platonically for years so they gradually started falling for each other I loved how he didn t look down on Mags because she was a housekeeper, in fact nobody in the book did I also liked Mags She was sensible and quite likable Overall, this had very likable characters and it ticked all my happy buttons.Safety Gang view spoiler 100% safe No ow om, cheating, pushing away Both are not virgins but there was no info on their past or even their last time which I appreciate since I don t like those details hide spoiler ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. Shari says:

    This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader The Delight With no support system in place, Stephen Harrison still has turned his life around in good ways Getting his story after watching him destroy his life in book 1 was delightful Having a strong back up in Margaret who has humble beginnings was just the cherry on top These two together made a story that felt real while also overcoming huge obstaclesHave you read book 1 or 2 in this series Stephen Harrison is the best friendThis review was originally posted on Delighted Reader The Delight With no support system in place, Stephen Harrison still has turned his life around in good ways Getting his story after watching him destroy his life in book 1 was delightful Having a strong back up in Margaret who has humble beginnings was just the cherry on top These two together made a story that felt real while also overcoming huge obstaclesHave you read book 1 or 2 in this series Stephen Harrison is the best friend of the hero in book 1, but Stephen has addiction issues that in the end get him put in rehab by his well meaning two best friends, Trey and Josiah.Fresh out of rehab, Stephen doesn t even tell anyone he got out a day early Instead he takes a cab home to have alone time, but is that the best thing for a recovering alcoholic All during his time away, his housekeeper, Margaret, has continued to clean his house unpaid She s great like that They don t have a romantic relationship, butof a friendship and she wants to help Stephan stay away from alcohol.Margaret cleans houses for a company, but has dreams of owning her own cleaning business Having a tough life, she s saving everything she can to achieve that goal She continues to clean Stephen s house even without pay I didn t really get why, but it just so happens she is there the day he arrives home.Stephen is now pretty under weight for being an offensive linebacker The alcohol added the pounds and now that he is clean, he is one skinny, weak guy The coach suggests he have a life coach and Stephen can t stand the idea of a stranger being in his life watching him, so he lies and says he has a girlfriendMargaret Stephen offers her a job to pretend to be his girlfriend for an insane amount of money where Mags can now achieve her dream of owning her own business.Mags takes this seriously and works hard with his nutritionist to make healthy meals that will help him bulk up Stephen also takes things seriously by working hard to build up his muscles before training camp As the two work together, they start the slow draw to falling in love, but neither want it to seem like he is paying her for sex even if most people think she is his girlfriend The pressure to keep up the fake relationship weighs heavily on Mags through most of the story.What I loved about this story was the friends to lovers theme These were real people with real problems Stephen wasn t guaranteed his job back and Mags was having to work hard to achieve her goals It wasn t easy Stephen often caught himself wanting to go buy liquor at the store and would have to call to be talked down.Mostly these two had communication problems They just never talked about how they felt because they were afraid of being hurt So it bottled up until eventually it overflowed and exploded Trey and Cassie make a lot of appearances throughout the story as Trey is Stephen s best friend As Mags getsintegrated into Stephen s world, she becomes friends with Cassie, who is the first to figure out that Stephen and Mags are quite what they say they are.Josiah has a smaller role, but he hasn t found his lady love yet Throw in Killian and Aileen who are the H H from book 2, and you see evenwhy I loved Aileen The story did seem to end kind of abruptly I wanted probably another chapter to round it all out But oh eieeee Look at that cover I could have drooled over that for a couple of hours This is a very serious but also sexy addition to the Sante Fe Bobcats series that will leave you with a smile smileThis review was originally posted on Delighted Reader

  6. Anna& says:

    Good Lord Look at that cover Total Covergasm Everything about Takes Two to Tackle wasdelicious From cover to characters it was sports romance at it s best Sexy and satisfying.Full review to comeReviewing for herding cats burning soup.

  7. Sandy S says:

    4 starsABOUT THE BOOK Release Date September 15, 2015Sometimes faking it is your only optionFootball player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom he s fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place The Bobcats staff suggests he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says his girlfriend will help Too bad he doesn t have oneLuckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper Margare 4 starsABOUT THE BOOK Release Date September 15, 2015Sometimes faking it is your only optionFootball player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom he s fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place The Bobcats staff suggests he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says his girlfriend will help Too bad he doesn t have oneLuckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper Margaret has always dreamed of starting her own elite cleaning service, and the money Stephen offers her to play the part of girlfriend is too good to pass up But while Mags is helping Stephen bulk up and get ready for training camp, she can t seem to block the feelings crashing into her heart And one night of passion will pull both of their heads out of the game REVIEW TAKES TWO TO TACKLE is the third installment in Jeanette Murray s contemporary, adult SANTA FE BOBCATS erotic romance series focusing on the men and women of the Santa Fe Bobcats professional football team This is offensive lineman Stephen Harrison, and housekeeper Margaret Logan s storyline TAKES TWO TO TACKLE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty Any important information from previous storylines is revealed where necessary.Told from dual third person perspectives TAKES TWO TO TACKLE focuses on Stephen Harrison s physical and emotional recovery following a three month stint at rehab for alcohol abuse Without any means of personal support at home, Stephen lies to the Santa Fe Bobcat staff saying his girlfriend will aid in his at home recovery Enter Margaret Logan Stephen s part time housekeeper and the woman who will steal his heart Stephen offers Margaret a business arrangement whereby he will double her wages if she pretends to be his live in girlfriend There is an expiry date on their faux relationship, and with it will come heartbreak and the loss of friendship and love.TAKES TO TWO TACKLE looks at the long road to recovery as Stephen s cravings increase with exposure to his drug of choice While the other players enjoy a beer or two with friends, Stephen craves what it is he cannot have The relationship between Stephen and Mags begins as employee employer to friends to somethingMags as she likes to be called is a part time housekeeper for a number of Stephen s teammates, and in this many of the players and their wives have grown close to the woman that Stephen wants to call his own The ex scenes are intimate and seductive.Many of the previous storyline couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles We are re introduced to Cassie and Trey One Night With a Quarterback 1 , and Aileen and Killian Loving Him Off The Field 2 There is some personal trouble brewing for the Santa Fe Bobcats head coach, and his two youngest daughters will begin to act out accordingly, looking for support from an outside source Cassie s friend Anya arrives in time to save Mags from a fashion disaster Anya and Josiah s story is next ROMANCING THE RUNNING BACK.TAKES TWO TO TACKLE continues to focus on the Santa Fe Bobcats professional football team the players, the girlfriends and wives, the staff, the media and game day excitement Jeanette Murray pulls the reader into the locker room, onto the field, and behind the scenes as the players navigate the world of professional sports We are witness to Stephen s struggles as he endeavors to regain some of the weight and muscle he has lost, as well as staying sober to maintain his position on the team and a positive direction in life.Jeanette Murray writes a story about two people with issues of betrayal personal insecurities and professional demons The premise is entertaining with some moments of fun and humor the characters are likable, colorful and realistic the romance is slow to build with a happily ever after.Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalleywww.thereadingcafe.com

  8. Genesis Sheli (Latte Nights Reviews) says:

    This review was originally published on Latte Nights Reviews on 10.7.15.This is my first time reading a book from this series I already bought the previous books because after reading this one, I definitely want to know about the other Santa Fe Bobcats players I was happy to not feel lost while reading this book and I believe it can be read as a standalone.Stephen was recently released from rehab for his alcohol addiction and he is trying his hardest to stay sober and to not give in to tempta This review was originally published on Latte Nights Reviews on 10.7.15.This is my first time reading a book from this series I already bought the previous books because after reading this one, I definitely want to know about the other Santa Fe Bobcats players I was happy to not feel lost while reading this book and I believe it can be read as a standalone.Stephen was recently released from rehab for his alcohol addiction and he is trying his hardest to stay sober and to not give in to temptation His coaches would love if he d get a live in coach to help him stay sober and keep his diet in check but that is the last thing Stephen wants so he tells them he has a girlfriend even when he doesn t He proposes the deal to his housemaid Margaret and after much thought, she agrees but she has to guard her heart in the process and keep distanceI m scared There He d voice his true emotions out loud I m terrified I m going to get out there and failStephen is such a vulnerable character lately, I love reading male characters who are vulnerable but he is also so strong to get back into football after what he went through He has to do evenexercise than the rest in order to get back the muscle mass he lost I loved how he really was trying to stay in the right track and asking Mags for help took a lot out of him He didn t want to see Mags as something else but slowly, he started to see her in a new light Plus, he trusts her enough to offer the deal of becoming a couple and he even helps her out with starting a cleaning business When was the last time dressing a woman had beenerotic than undressing her Never That s whenMags was not expecting this offer from Stephen It would mean she d have to quit her job as a housemaid for the rest of the team in order to help Stephen out Mags really puts others before herself and this can be seen when she decides to help Stephen She stops having a job to help him in the present but she also has plans for what she s going to do after own a cleaning company and Stephen is right there beside her through everything just as she is for him She keeps his diet in check, helps him to not fall back into his addiction and overall, helps him to have a good time Mags never thought Stephen couldn t do this On the contrary, she always believed he would get back on his feet As for Stephen, he knew he made a grave mistake and this is his last chance and he won t pass it up.Also, if you have read the previous books, you won t be disappointed in this one since the characters make quite a few appearances and are there for Stephen 24 7 like good teammates and friends.Overall, this story had great writing style These humorous and vulnerable characters made for a great reading experience, with a touch of realism The romance is not fast it takes its time to build up slowly with the ultimate happy ending that every New Adult fan will enjoyQuotes taken from advanced copy which may not end up in final copy

  9. namericanwordcat says:

    This is the first book I have read in this series and my first book by this writer and I really enjoyed it.The love story deals with addiction in a thoughtful caring way It is a great sports romance And the friends to lovers theme is well done Stephan is a wonderful hero with none of the alpha male man ho issues I dislike He talks about his feelings He has to as part of his recovery and has friends Mags is a wonderful working class heroine with her own support network and dreams She is gr This is the first book I have read in this series and my first book by this writer and I really enjoyed it.The love story deals with addiction in a thoughtful caring way It is a great sports romance And the friends to lovers theme is well done Stephan is a wonderful hero with none of the alpha male man ho issues I dislike He talks about his feelings He has to as part of his recovery and has friends Mags is a wonderful working class heroine with her own support network and dreams She is great.Their relationship is honest and tender There, for me, is some silliness in the end which isn t needed if they would talk to each other sooner and then we would getafter time as a couple that would make the book better but very good fun and love overall.I recommend

  10. Stephanie says:

    TAKES TWO TO TACKLE by Jeanette Murray Keeping it Realhttp fangswandsandfairydust.com 201In this story, I really admire how Murray deals with alcoholism and its effects on friends, family, job, and relationships I have, like many, had some experience with the recovery lifestyle I thought she kept the internal aspect, and the effects aspect of Stephen s sobriety very real.Unlike the TV show ELEMENTARY, a modern mash up of Sherlock Holmes, Stephen s choice of and relationship to his housek TAKES TWO TO TACKLE by Jeanette Murray Keeping it Realhttp fangswandsandfairydust.com 201In this story, I really admire how Murray deals with alcoholism and its effects on friends, family, job, and relationships I have, like many, had some experience with the recovery lifestyle I thought she kept the internal aspect, and the effects aspect of Stephen s sobriety very real.Unlike the TV show ELEMENTARY, a modern mash up of Sherlock Holmes, Stephen s choice of and relationship to his housekeeper sober companion is not antagonistic Margaret is the perfect choice for Stephen she is discreet, sassy, and already friendly and devoted What happens is the fake relationship two of the three books in this series faking some aspect of relationship is central to the plot Is fake to real the big trope this year As in the last book the play acting is due to a threat from the coach The guy is obviously a douche, but seems to be learning something from changes in his personal life.Oddly, in my entire dating career no one, rich or poor, ever suggested I be his fake girlfriend, fiancee or wife Is it as easy NOT to fall in love with a rich man as it a poor one Nor has that been the case for anyone I know.When the idea starts off it is a straight up business proposition with no fakes lover with benefits in the agreement So, when things heat up, why can t these tow talk about it As it too often is, it is all about poor communication Strange for someone who just got out of rehab.Would you ever engage in a fake relationship for money Well, I didn t even think it was a ton of money I liked how his internal struggles with alcoholism were handled and how his friends helped him, but I thought it was recommended that people don t start new relationships in the time right after rehab Although the reasoning is diverse, websites I checked said this over and over So, it seems strange that a new relationship would be okay with the coach, or that he would meet with a player about it without the team shrink present since they had one Oh, Stephanie you might be thinking, It s just a romance novel Okay, it is, but it is a romance novel that takes on a weighty issue so I am picky about it.I was a little concerned about the rapid weight loss that is a big problem in Stephen s career and the rapid gain back It is hard to gain back as much as is implied on what seems to be a low carb, high fiber, low fat diet And he lost 50 pounds in a month at rehab I read that is unlikely unless he was over 250 Of course, not drinking multiple six packs a day, and losing a ton of water could cause a lot of weight loss, but medically that could even be risky I liked that he was concerned about his body image, not so much that he was damaged over it but that guys have similar issues to women that way Since the weight thing came up again and again through out the story it was an issue for me As a former popular weight loss program teacher, I know we had a problem if people lost over a certain amount each week, but attempts to find any actually decent medical information about it online was not possible You can decide for yourself whether that is a problem for you.Although there was room for improvement, I enjoyed the story I especially enjoyed the inclusion of other story lines One nice aspect of the series is that the women involved with the players are friendly with each other and welcoming That s a big help to a newbie.I have explained my verisimilitude issues and that I had was that I have seen too much fake to real relationship trope in stories lately and that poor communication masked real issues I liked that house cleaning was seen as a profession and not something low that only desperate people do Despite my issues, the story was a go for me It dealt with some very real issues and emotions, and in those it was touching