#WOTR21 #Football – First and Ten (Love by the Yard Book #1) by Michel Prince

First and Ten: Book 1 of the Love by the Yard Series by [Michel Prince]

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book one of Love by the Yard: In Chicago they say Speed Kills, or at least they have for the last seven years since the handsome running back, Jerome Speed, led the Chicago Grizzlies to divisional and conference championships.

Danika Albright’s privileged upbringing has most people believing she wants for nothing. As the daughter of a self-made billionaire she shouldn’t, but her father never wanted his children to be spoiled and demanded they make their own way with little to no help from him. While working her way through school as a stylist, she crosses paths with a local football star with his own issues.

The pair work to keep their desires from molding their relationship, but when a paternity case tackles the star and the woman wants more than money, the relationship takes a hit.

Can Danika and Jerome look past what they know and take the time to discover what really happens when you fall in love with a person—one who wants you and not just your name?

Two people—two different backgrounds—one goal—to learn to love one yard at a time.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given a code for the audio book by the author for an honest review.

I have too stay I really enjoy the narrator for this story.  Michel has Logan narrate her Tattoo series called The Permanent Hangover.  I truly do enjoy his voice and the variations he can make for the different characters he voices.  There are times his voice is like melted butter ladies *wink wink*.  It was a great listen.

Ok if you haven’t read anything by Michel lemme tell ya, she writes some hard topics.  She doesn’t sugar coat them and she can make things a bit uncomfortable, but she is always respectful and truthful to the story.  This story does hit the topic of mental health issues for one of the side characters.    Her raw, gritty, TRUTH is something I actually look forward too.

This is the story about socialite Dani whose father is the rich IT Genius in Chicago.  She portrays the life of privilege which she HAS but doesn’t have.  Confusing right?  Her dad informs you he is rich, but she isn’t.  She has to chip in on the family’s weekly groceries, so she doesn’t take anything for granted.  Dani has a great career as a stylist for some of the football’s players of the NFL Team.  She is stunned stupid when she meets Rome getting fitted and not se well by her nemesis.

Rome sees Dani and thinks she is going to be another rich, spoiled, socialist but is shocked when she doesn’t know who he is.  HIM!!!  She doesn’t know Jerome Speed???  WHAT!!  After a brief and intriguing meeting, he needs to know more about her. The two bumps into each other when Dani was taking her “Tuesday Treat” day and hang out.  Rome is stunned she isn’t throwing herself at him and actually tends to dismiss him at times.  Who is this woman!!!??  Does she not know who he is and what his reputation is????

Rome and Dani start to spend time together when the paparazzi, his custody battle, her families not so happy reaction to her being in the gossip rag, annnnnnd a psycho baby momma cause so much trouble for this two.  They have an amazing chemistry, and nothing seems to stop them for being together.  I loved the story and the resolution of the drama between the side characters and the main character.  I am very excited for the next book because Dalton was a GREAT Beta to Rome’s alpha in this book.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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