Line of Scrimmage

Force, Marie

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Synopsis: Susannah finally has a peaceful, calm life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion, heat, energy, and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team, watching women throwing themselves at him, and living in terror of the hard hits he took on the field. With their divorce just days from being final, she's already planning a wedding with her new fiance . . .Ryan has just ten days to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to give him a second chance. He has just brought home his third championship and his career is at its pinnacle, but during the year of their separation, Ryan's come to realize it doesn't mean anything at all without Susannah . . .

From the Author: Me and Football--Who Knew?
By: Marie Force
I have a shameful secret. I used to hate football. There. I said it out loud. Whew, what a relief to get that off my chest! My disdain was once so significant that I was one of those high school girls who went to the games and had no idea who had won when I got home. See? I told you it was shameful! In light of this revelation, what do you think my Muse was thinking when she showed up with an NFL quarterback in tow? My theory is she was trying to torture me by forcing me to immerse myself in a game I always saw as a poor relation to the graceful, elegant game of baseball, which I adore. I picture her snorting with laughter as she deposited this six-foot, four-inch drink of water on my front porch and pulled a ding-dong ditch to get the hell out of there before I found him in all his sexy, six-pack-ab glory waiting for me to tell his story.
His name is Ryan Sanderson, and he came swaggering into my life toting a third Super Bowl trophy, a few busted ribs, and a marriage on the rocks that he desperately wants to save. What to do with that? Well, my first thought was to remake him into a baseball player. That way I could take advantage of the years of research I'd already done by watching at least a thousand Boston Red Sox games. Great idea, right? Thank you, I thought so, too. Ryan, however, had other ideas. He was committed to his career as a football player and resisted my attempts to turn him into a baseball player (picture his arrogant nose turned up with distaste).
A battle of wills ensued during which I reminded Ms. Muse that I am the brains of this operation, and she'd do well to remember who's in charge. That got her all fired up, and she threatened to find a more deserving author to bring this fabulous character to life. After some significant bickering, I buckled under tremendous pressure and agreed to give it my best shot.
Luckily, I faced this conundrum in the winter of 2006, smack in the middle of the NFL season. My husband, an Indiana transplant now living in my home state of Rhode Island, has become a New England Patriot's fan, due mostly to the intense arm-twisting of my rabid Pat's fan brother. Now here I come to disrupt my husband's clicker waving, hand-tucked-into-his-pants Sunday afternoon peace and quiet to ask about blitzes, first downs, penalty flags, field goals, and touchbacks. (I still don't get that one.)
The end result is Line of Scrimmage, the story of Ryan and Susannah Sanderson, who are on the brink of divorce until Ryan shows up ten days before their marriage officially ends to tell his wife he plans to spend every minute of the time they have left as Mr. and Mrs. together. Susannah, already engaged to her high school boyfriend, isn't at all happy to see her soon-to-be ex-husband, especially since she's entertaining her fiancé and his parents at the time of Ryan's arrival. When he threatens to derail the divorce, Susannah, due to be married in a month, has no choice but to give in to his demands. Her plans to pacify Ryan and then send him packing--again--go awry when he mounts the Hail Mary play of a lifetime to convince her that he's the only man for her.
If you're not much of a football fan, don't worry. On J. Kaye's Book Blog, J. Kaye Oldner said of Line of Scrimmage, "When I read about this book, I was in the mood for a rock-on good romance. There were a couple of things that had me worried though. The first was Ryan Sanderson. He is a successful quarterback for the Denver Mavericks, making it to the Super Bowl three times. So what's wrong with that? I'm not a sports fan. From the beginning, Force embraces the sport like a fan, but she weaves it into the story with a finesse found in a great story teller." J. Kaye added that Line of Scrimmage was, hands down, the best romance she's read this year.
I so appreciate this review from a non-football fan because that was me before I did that whole immersion thing. And now, much to my surprise, I'm hooked! I watched every minute of the Patriots' nearly undefeated season last year and found myself yelling at the T.V. and hiding my eyes when things got ugly in that last game--just like (gasp) an honest to goodness football fan! I blame Ryan for this development.

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Force, Marie/ Sirois, Tanya Eby (Narrator)
Published by Tantor Media Inc (2013)
ISBN 10: 1452611750 ISBN 13: 9781452611754
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