Charlie Wild knows how to score. On and off the field he’s been a force to be reckoned with since his father taught him how to throw a spiral in the back pasture of Wildhorse Ranch. But a recent injury calls into question his ability to play football and points a finger at his wild child reputation. He’s been given an ultimatum: overhaul his image by renovating his hometown hospital or get off the field.

The last thing Dr. Dylan Rose needs is yet another man telling her what to do and certainly not what to do with her hospital. She’d left Houston and the sports stars she’d fixed there, tired of watching big bulky men beat each other up for fun. So when Charlie Wild limps into her hospital she wants nothing more than to fix his hot body up and see that great ass walk out the door.

Charlie is taken by the sexy doctor. Her sweet smile hides a sharp tongue that he enjoys baiting just about as much as he loves kissing it. He’s on board for following her prescriptions and more than willing to teach her new ways to score in the sheets. But when it comes to the final seconds of this play he’s going to have to decide what is more important: The doctor he’s learned to love, or the game he just can’t quit…

Titles in The Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series include:  Breaking The Cowboy’s RulesHealing The Quarterback – Stirring Up The Sheriff

Title:  Healing The Quarterback
Series:  Wildhorse Ranch Brothers #2
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 18, 2017
Publisher:  4 stars

I’ve wavered quite a bit on my opinion of Healing The Quarterback from beginning to end.  It’s a good basic story, and although I’m not a huge sports romance reader, I am a dedicated follower of series I begin so that may have played a part in my being unsure of how I feel about Charlie and Dylan’s romance.

There is being sure of yourself in an attractive self-assurance way.  And then there’s the cocky, arrogant, I know better than you do kind of attitude that simply is unattractive to me.  This was Charlie throughout most of this romance.  He’s a superstar, he gets what he wants when he wants it, he is accustomed to not being turned down for anything or by anyone.  I simply couldn’t connect or even like Charlie that much, which I feel badly about but his few redeeming moments couldn’t make up for that attitude – for me.  Dylan, I could connect with.  She’s strong willed and totally comfortable in her skin, her skills and her own attitude.  She’s made the choice to practice in this small town that Charlie couldn’t wait to get out of.  She also sees him with a touch of sadness as a player and not the amazing athlete that she first believed him to be.  Charlie pretty much screwed up that with their first… and second meeting.  Yet love always seems to find the way.

Healing The Quarterback was an entertaining romance that moved the series along.  I would have liked to see more of Trevor and Sabrina but that’s my own preference to catch up a bit with previous couples in a series.  Charlie and Dylan’s romance is intense at times, combative at others and down right sexy.  Two stubborn people met their match, now they have to figure out how to love each other enough to make it work for them.

I’d recommend this story, and the entire series to any Romance reader who enjoys a solid story, interesting characters and dealing with one arrogant man.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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