Sleeping with the Enemy by Tracy Solheim

  • sleeping with the enemyTitle:  Sleeping with the Enemy
  • Series:  Out of Bounds #4
  • Author:  Tracy Solheim
  • Pages:  320
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance
  • Published:  September 2015 – Berkley
  • Source:  Publisher/NetGalley

Description:  Dot-com millionaire Jay McManus is discovering that owning a pro football team like the Baltimore Blaze isn’t easy. An anonymous blogger is out to destroy his reputation, and now his team is being sued by its own cheerleaders. If Jay’s not careful, he could lose big—and not just financially.

Bridgett Janik’s brother may play for the Baltimore Blaze, but she’s not thrilled to be defending Jay McManus, the man who broke her heart. It’s bad enough she has to mingle with Jay during games, but working beside her former lover may be too much for her body—and her heart—to resist.

Jay’s determined not to let Bridgett slip away from him a second time. But, as the two follow the mysterious blogger’s trail, secrets—both past and present—are revealed, and Jay and Bridgett must decide if their relationship can be something more than just sleeping with the enemy.  (publisher)

My take: This is the first book by author Tracy Solheim I’ve read and the fourth book in the Out of Bounds series. Happily, it can stand alone because Solheim provided enough information about previously featured characters who make appearances in Sleeping With the Enemy.

If you like confident (some might say arrogant) alpha characters you’ll probably like Jay McManus. Equally confident but more sympathetic is Bridgett Janik, the lawyer Jay wants working on the case against him and his organization. These two have a history and Bridgett is determined to keep their contact strictly business. Jay wants business with benefits. So, does Bridgett have the resolve to keep things above-board or will she let her emotions rule – and will they ever talk about what happened all those years ago?

The plot took a couple of turns that drew me in which is good because at first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. However, I thought Solheim brought all issues to a satisfactory conclusion and she had me wondering if there is going to be a fifth book in the series. I would read it.

If you like a contemporary romance about rich and famous characters with sports and second-chance-at-love themes I think you’ll enjoy Sleeping With the Enemy.

I read Sleeping With The Enemy as part of the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2015