This duology contains books three and four of the Gridiron series. The characters are well rounded and readers will feel invested in the relationships of both couples. The main focus revolves around the connection between two people, but the love scenes are still hot enough to singe your fingers.

In “Hot in the Clutch,” Dave Delaney’s career as quarterback is over, so he returns home to coach the football team of his former high school. He feels a lingering attraction to Diane Connors, his high school crush. Can he show Diane that she can trust him with her heart after her bad marriage? In “Coach Me,” Susan Anderson can’t wait to meet Hedgecock’s first hometown boy turned NFL star, Colin Zanardi. From the sound of his voice, Susan, a submissive, is sure that Colin is the dom that she has been waiting for since her husband’s death. Can they turn a master/slave relationship meant to last a week into a lifetime? (ELLORA’S CAVE, Nov. ’10, 186 pp., $10.99)
Reviewed by: 
Keitha Hart