My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Mar09/goingforit.EK.html
From the moment Riley Scott walked into her bar, Sam Taylor has wanted him. The problem is, from that moment and every moment since for the past two years, Riley has treated her like a friend and nothing more. But all that’s about to change. Forced to sell her bar, Sam is getting ready to pack up and leave Chicago. Before she goes, Sam is determined to seduce Riley.
Riley has been at loose ends ever since an injury lead to his early retirement from the White Sox. Turning Sam’s bar, the Diamond, into Chicago’s premier sports bar seems like the perfect plan. Unfortunately, he had to go behind Sam’s back to do it. Intending to confess to Sam what he did, Riley discovers that Sam, the woman he’s wanted all these years, is out to seduce him. Soon Riley begins to wonder if he can have both Sam and the Diamond. But when Sam discovers the truth, will Riley’s plan blow up in his face?
Passion, deception, friends becoming lovers…Going For It has it all. Elle Kennedy delivers a fresh, erotic tale with endearingly realistic characters that is wholly delightful. Riley is an utterly sexy hero. Yes, he lied to Sam, but despite this huge error in judgment, I couldn’t help but hope Sam wouldn’t be too angry with him. It’s his mistake that humanizes Riley and makes him more than just a wickedly handsome hero. As for Sam, I have to admire a woman who goes for what she wants. She’s a likeable, independent heroine who is the ideal match for the man of her dreams. Neither Sam nor Riley are perfect, but they perfectly match one another, in bed and out.
Ms. Kennedy has a knack for creating winning characters and deliciously sensual plots and Going For It showcases these talents perfectly. Both charming and engaging, Going For It should not be missed.