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You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows (Kingsmen Football Stars #1) by Piper Rayne


Lee f’ing Burrows

Six-pack abs. Kissable lips. Oh, but don’t forget, he’s also a lying, heartless egomaniac who broke my heart in college. It took me years to build myself back up after his deceit, and now I have the dream opportunity to prove myself working as a sports therapist for a professional team.

The hurdle? Or mountain to be more accurate… The job is with the San Francisco Kingsmen. Back when I was a naïve college girl, I felt lucky that he even noticed me. Now eight years later, he’d be lucky if I gave him the time of day. Which I won’t. Not ever. Some people don’t deserve a second chance and Lee Burrows is one of them.

Now if someone could only tell him that because he’s hell-bent on scoring the winning touchdown and won’t accept that it’s game over for us.

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This is my first Piper Rayne novel and I didn’t know it was a pair of authors. I liked the betrayal and forbidden theme which is one of my favorites, but I felt the characters didn’t do it for me and the actual deception wasn’t explained clearly. 

Lee Burrows, star quarterback of the San Francisco Kingsmen needs to lead his team to victory this year with no injuries so they will renew his contract meaning there cannot be any distractions. Enter Shayna Kudrow, the new athletic trainer. His worst regret. The woman he screwed over for a bet in college. Will he be able to grovel enough for her forgiveness?

I really need to know what was done to actually prove the betrayer was regretful for his actions and that didn’t happen for me in this story. I would have felt better if Shayna wasn’t so easily persuaded. I needed to see her play hard to get; maybe date a few guys to make him jealous. Something to make him work much harder for absolution.  Yeah, the sex was great, but I just wasn’t feeling the love; especially, from Shayna. She seemed more concerned about her career than her love for him. And Lee was a bit naive when it came to spilling the beans about their affair. How did he not know she would be punished for the whole thing? I wasn’t happy with her laying down and just taking the hit because she’s the woman, but there is a last-minute save and a HEA.

The banter was okay, the groveling was meh, and overall it had a good storyline and interesting supporting characters. Will I pick up the rest of the series?  Perhaps.

Thanks to Piper and Rayne for giving me the opportunity to read the book with no expectation of a positive review.

Kingsmen Football Stars Series:

0.5 False Start (2022)
1. You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows (2022)
2. You Can’t Kiss the Nanny, Brady Banks (2023)
3. Over My Brother’s Dead Body, Chase Andrews (2023)


You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows

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Piper RaynePiper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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