Love for Keeps
Love is a challenge worth taking head on.
A busy single mom turns mama bear.
He's just trying to do his job.
Yet the chemistry is unmistakable.
Enemies to lovers romance full of laugh-out-loud moments and sweet, swoony kisses.
City home inspector Kendall Nomellini follows rules to a fault. As a single mom of a high school soccer player, she has no choice but to plan her time to the minute—fitting her work, education, and future goals into a tidy, no-surprises schedule. What’s not in her plan? Falling for the worst soccer referee in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Why would she, when she knows from experience that the perfect man doesn’t exist?
Between owning a successful business and running a fulfilling charity, former MLS goalkeeper Zeke Hartford’s life is working out just fine. Except time and again, he crosses paths with the spitfire club coach who has no problem telling him exactly where he falls short. And while the beautiful home inspector could easily throw a wrench into his professional life, he’s intrigued enough to want to win her over.
Can Zeke change her scowls to smiles and her criticism to compliments? It’s a challenge he’s willing to take—on the pitch and off—but is Kendall willing to play his game?
© Maria Hoagland, 2022