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Scoring with Santa

(Second Chance #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  34 reviews
“Flaming hot sports romance with a dash of Desperate Housewives--Roemer and Rose truly delight!"
--USA Today Bestselling Author Lee Savino

A career-driven mom. Houston’s most eligible bachelor. The irresistible attraction could destroy both their careers.

Rick Morehouse doesn’t date single moms. As the former quarterback for the Houston Texans, he’s Houston’s most eligible
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published December 20th 2016 by Riverdale Avenue Books
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
What a great way to start the holiday season!

Not only do I absolutely love reading Christmas stories and watching Hallmark Channel during this time of year....but this book also had my other favorite! SECOND CHANCES!
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2016
This is my favorite Christmas story so far this year. These two authors had me at hello with Rick. Big, strong football coach, previously NFL player, charming and great with kids. Uh, yes please. Brandy, a 44 yr old divorced mom with kids who owns her own chain of fitness gyms.

I liked how these two interacted. You'll have to be patient at first. She isn't ready to date despite being divorced for 4 years and he doesn't date single moms because of his own experience with men coming and going when
NetGalley Review
****ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.****

Well-written first book of the series! I can't wait to read the next one!

I really very much enjoyed the writing style of Theresa Roemer. I know that this was an older woman/younger man and it seems Brandy is 8 years older than Rick, and this was mentioned in the story, but it wasn't such a focus. This book wasn't about that type of hangup that she felt unsure of herself, etc, etc. I liked that she was a strong, older woman an
no rating because DNF - this one just didn't work for me. I didn't like the h.
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay so normally I start every review with a brief synopsis of the story. I can’t do that with this one. I have to start off with go get this book. Seriously. You need to add it to your collection. The story itself is wonderful and intense. It’s erotic without being over the top, it’s romantic without being sappy and it’s real without being dreary. The very basic gist is a former football player who doesn’t date women with kids finds himself VERY attracted to a women with not just one but two ch ...more
Phyllis Lopez
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Interesting Love Story!

A retired football player who became a high school coach and never imagined falling in love! Rick Morehouse was a coach who cared about his kids. Brandy Love was a divorced entrepreneur that owned a Fitness Club, and had two kids. Fate brought these two together when Rick needed a place to Rehab one of his players. Sparks fly and love seems to conquer pasts fears of relationships. A must read.
Kristy Johnston
I wanted to really like this book and I actually did like it BUT…

I’m kind of a stickler when it comes to fitness and healthy eating. If you’re going to have characters that talk the talk then they need to walk the walk through the book. I guess I expected to relate to the heroine more than I did. As an avid gym goer and a health food enthusiast, I expected more than a woman who served her kids “pre-packaged” foods because it was “easier”.

The story had a great setup, a 45 year old business owner
Linda Corbin
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story has so much awesome in it. It has forgiveness, new beginnings, strong heroine, strong yet sensitive and caring hero, and Christmas healing. I think this is going to be my favorite Christmas book.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Eva Wade
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She thought he was a player and he would never be with her exspecially since she has two kids. He vowed he'd never be with a single mom cuz he couldn't put kids through what he went through with his house being a revolving door when he was younger. Will they put there reservations aside and come together. this story was well written and i loved it. this is a standalone with a HEA
KnottyGirl Reviews
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it

Scoring with Santa is a sports romance/holiday book by Renee Rose, who has written some seriously hot books in the past. It’s also co-written by Theresa Roemer, who’s real life experiences helped in the writing of this book.
You take one hot ex=NFL player, now school football coach, and a divorcee with kids. She’s certainly not looking for a grand romance, and he doesn’t do divorced moms, yet somehow they decide to have a fling together, as long as it’s kept secret.
But a
Kathy Wideman
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brandy Love is a divorced mother of two kids who is finally doing what she has always dreamed of, owning and running a gym. Rick Morehouse is the coach of a local high school football team. He used to be a professional football player but had to stop due to an injury. They meet when Morehouse comes into her gym to help one of his players with physical therapy. Brandy doesn’t have time for a relationship and Morehouse doesn’t date women who have children. They both begin to question their rules a ...more
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed this copy

Rick. Big, strong football coach, previously NFL player, charming and great with kids. Uh, yes please.
Brandy, a 44 yr old divorced mom with kids who owns her own chain of fitness gyms.

I liked how these two interacted. You'll have to be patient at first. She isn't ready to date despite being divorced for 4 years and he doesn't date single moms because of his own experience with men coming and going when he was a kid. Obviously, these two have a bit of ba
Gina Smith
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brandy is a single mother with her own business, Phenomenal Physiques fitness club. For a Christmas charity event, she hires a former football player, Rick Morehouse, to act as Santa. It just so happens, he is the coach of the local high school football team. He is also running a football clinic Brandy's son, Sam, will be attending. When Brandy and Rick meet there are instant fireworks, but Brandy isn't looking to start a relationship and Rick doesn't date single mothers. Brandy, is 10 years old ...more
Book Lover
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brandy Love is a divorced, single mom of 2 kids and business owner. She owns a gym. She is independent, smart and self-reliant. She has no time for dating between her kids, helping out her parents and her growing business.

Rick Morehouse is a former major league football quarterback who now coaches high school football. He is a confident, total flirt and player, used to getting what he wants using charm and his panty melting smile. He is not looking for a relationship and doesn’t date single mom
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brandy Love is a divorced mom of two kids, and has no time for any kind of dating, with opening her own chain of gyms. But when a Coach Charming comes into her gym, she starts to question her rule. As they see more of each other, she's finding it harder to keep him at arms length, as their attraction could set the city on fire. Rick Morehouse is a former NFL star, who now coaches a High School football team by choice. He has no problems with getting women, but he has a firm rule to never date a ...more
P.e. lolo
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-sports
Brandy Love is a single mother raising two children and is the owner of a successful gym. She notices one of the sexiest bachelors in her establishment, and though she thinks he is very attractive she does not want to think about trying to go out with him. Just the thought is okay with her for now. Rick Morehouse a high school coach and ex pro quarterback met Brandy once when she asked for him to play Santa for the charity she was hosting in a few months, but now seeing her in her workout cloths ...more
Downward dog
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-romance

I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.

Rick Moorehouse is a former quarterback for the Houston Texans and is now coaching a high school football team. After his football career was over, Rick had many job offers but he chose coaching at the high school level because loves working with the young boys and making a difference in their lives. Rick is rich, good looking and one of Houston's most eligibl
C.  (Christy)
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, holiday
Scoring with Santa is such a fun and sexy story. I really enjoyed reading about Rick and Brandy's romance and thought that they had great chemistry. A nice read, perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
High School football coach Rick Morehouse would never consider a single mother for anything. Nothing. He might be regarded as a player, but he just won’t go there. So why does one of his players’ mom have to be so appealing, the delectable Brandy Love. Brandy knows Rick’s type, he might be hot beyond belief, but she has no time for love. Maybe they could have just a little fling, since their obvious sexual chemistry will not cool down.

SCORING FOR SANTA is a fabulous romance! Rick and Brandy are
Cassie May
Dec 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
I am really in a Christmassy mood these days, so I was really excited to read a novel with the topic of Christmas/ Santa. Add into that a single parent and all my favorites right now are in the book. I couldn’t wait to start.
At first I had a hard time getting into the story. I couldn’t really connect with the characters, because the story dove right in without much pre-story or presenting the characters. What I didn’t like in the story was the fac
Jennifer Finn
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I always love Renee Rose's books and this little holiday treat was adorable and I loved reading about a woman my age getting her freak on. He's a sexy as hell former quarterback for the Houston Texans and she's a divorced Mother of two who is 10 years older than him and the owner of a successful fitness gym. Brandy was married to a selfish man who wanted her to have no dreams of her own and to exist only to serve him and their children. She finally started thinking about what she wanted and divo ...more
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scoring with Santa is the first collaboration between Renee Rose and Theresa Roemer as far as I am aware but it certainly seems to work well. I'm a firm fan of Renee Rose and find she write some very hot books, often with some BDSM thrown in of which I am a fan but, this one is just as hot in this collaboration which is slightly different from Renee's usual style.
Brandy is a successful, single, divorced mum of two who is a bit gun-shy around dating while Rick is a former NFL player who now coach
P Leslie
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*

Brandy is a single mum with two kids and runs her own gym business. Family and work life keep Brandy busy which doesn't leave much time for dating. That all changes when she gets a glimpse of Rick Morehouse.

Rick is a former major league quarterback; after his injury he started coaching in high school. He doesn't do relationships or date single mums but the sexy gym owner has him tied in knots.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet and Sexy

I normally don't like Christmas stories, but this book holds off on the holiday element until the very end. The story it's irritable, but good. A nice escape from the negativity in our world today.
Scoring with Santa
A delight
If what you're wanting is just a spanking book don't get this one. There's no real spanking in it, just a few swats here and there. Normally I would not care for a sports book, I got it because Renee Rose is a favorite author of mine. But this one is humorous, fun and hot. Wonderfully written and kept me reading. No I wasn't able to read it all at once. I get headaches if I read too long now, about half an hour. This kept me reading until I had a full fledged one. :-)
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a short, cute yet sexy Christmas story. The characters are older. Rick is about 34 and a retired NFL quarterback who coaches high school football. Brandy is 44 and owns a fitness cym. They meet when Rick brings in one of his players for rehab. The sparks fly but neither is eager to start a relationship. The agree to hookups but that soon changes. The winning point in this book for me was Rick. He was a great guy and I loved everything about him. both c
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Holiday Romance

Cute holiday romance about a mature woman and a slightly younger man. It was nice to read a book about people in the age range of mid to late 30's to mid 40's.

Neither Rick nor Brandy was interested in having a relationship. He didn't get involved with women with children. She didn't get involved period.. What started out as sex, ended up as a HEA, with both Rick and Brandy discovering something they thought they didn't need.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book blurb does a great job of describing the story so I won't rehash it. This romance is a sweet sexy read with characters I loved and a very enjoyable story. Rick and Brandy are hot, hot, hot and I couldn't put this book down! I really loved it.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good Read

This was a pretty good read, with a fun premise, likeable characters, and some hot sex thrown in for good measure. I liked that the heroine was a mature, strong, independent woman, and that the hero wanted to take care of her without taking over, and that they took turns being "in charge" in the bedroom.
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