21 of 32 NFL teams, at one point this year, had employed a player with a domestic violence or sexual assault charge on his record.Why aren't we seeing a sea of purple and pink in October?
This neatly plotted and well-written urban romance is packed with Hodges's trademarks: sensuality, standout characters, and sophisticated drama. While on assignment in Los Angeles, photographer Dana Singleton runs into her charming ex-boyfriend Adrian Bryant, who owns a club there. An unexpected kiss arouses old longings, but Dana wonders whether Adrian will break her heart again. He wants to come clean with her about his side of their breakup and his plans to exact revenge upon the wealthy father who abandoned him and his mother, but Adrian always stops short of the full truth. Despite their passionate lovemaking, old conflicts rear up again, and an exciting project in New York may provide Dana with the escape hatch she needs. Meanwhile Adrian has to confront a family crisis while learning how to give Dana what she needs and deserves. Dynamic secondary characters make the story soar. This soul-satisfying romance will captivate and entertain new readers and returning fans alike. (Nov.)