It’s my life.
Can you be called a baby-daddy if the secret baby shows up as a teenager?
I don’t know anything about raising a teen.
And the one person who could help me the most is my nemesis.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Silver Player is book 2 in The Silver Foxes of Blue Ridge series but is a complete standalone. It’s an enemies to lovers, single dad, easy romance and the hero is definitely a silver fox!
Billy Harrington is a bar owner who was burned many years ago by his ex-wife. Since then, he’s protected his heart by being the town’s “player.” When the feisty, Roxanne McAllister opens her bookstore across the street from his bar, a war of wills begins. Does Billy love Roxanne or does he not?
So of course, there’s a lot more backstory including Billy’s daughter, Sadie, who is actually a 16 year old SURPRISE! I’m a huge fan of the single dad trope and I totally adored the way Sadie and Billy’s father/daughter relationship unfolded. The poor man lost so much of his daughter’s life but he took it all incredibly well.
Billy and Roxanne, however, didn’t have such an easy relationship. I think their past absolutely got in the way of the present. I don’t remember ever seeing a couple so intent on guarding their hearts! But, unfortunately all that defensiveness caused too much unintentional pain and hurt. It made the characters feel disconnected, I never really got the sense that they were actually falling in love. Honestly, it took way too long for Billy and Roxie to get their shit together!
Overall, this is a sexy over forty story and a solid four stars for me. Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.