A bond. A connection. Our difference in color didn’t matter; we were made for each other. A love so strong nothing could come between us—until someone did. Faced with an ultimatum, I made the only decision I could but it was never about skin color, for me. Saying good-bye to him left me in pieces, never to be the same without him.
Now, many years later, I am face to face with the man no one could ever compare to. The feelings I’ve pushed aside for him threaten to boil over. I must fight them. I can’t go back. I need to protect my family, myself.
Here I am, face to face with the one that got away, the one that abandoned me, the one no other woman could measure up to. I still need to know why she left. Did she leave me for her family money? Was it my skin color? She left by choice, leaving me broken. I’ve never been the same without her.
But now that she’s in front of me, I can’t let her get away again. My slightest touch leaves her covered in goose bumps. Liz is using everything she has not to give in. I hope she will. I need her to be mine, to once again be my Buttercup.
Genre: Romance – Second Chance, Sports (football), Interracial, suspense
Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of the Fans of Football series
POV: Iz and Liz
Steam level: Warm – Explicit at times but mostly innuendo
This is the first book of Leigh Lennon’s I’ve read. When it came up as an ARC I seriously debated. I wasn’t quite sure how the author was going to handle race. I like reading interracial couples but was wary about how Lennon would depict the racism surrounding their relationship. I ended up picking it up for the football and second-chance aspects of the story.
Leigh Lennon did a great job in depicting some of the issues faced but race wasn’t dwelled upon – it just was. It was who the characters are. Lennon did a good job on a potentially tricky subject. I liked Iz and Liz were each other’s strength. They made a great team. Their strengths counteracting the other’s weaknesses.
While underlying secrets were a bit predictable I liked the way this story unfolded. This was a fun read, with a lot of strong personalities (and language – if you don’t like swearing then avoid this one). I’ll definitely be looking for the rest of this series.
I received an advance copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.
- “I’m pretty sure no more of your clients have been balls deep in me so I think we’re good to go.”
- Going toe-to-toe for Hudson’s new deal is something better than an orgasm. Well, I guess it depends who’s giving me that orgasm.
- No one can ever be you.
- When I feel pushed against the wall…then…I think of being pushed back against a wall…I want that done by Iz…What the hell is wrong with me?
- His proximity to be me is causing me mini orgasms
- I can’t put him behind me when he’s always in front of me.
- Adonis has nothing on Israel Laita
- Once you commit to a lie, it becomes part of your truth.
- Loving the right person can be quick and raw but still very real
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