Title: The Ex Effect
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 5, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
The headline could write itself:
Matthew Hawkins, star defensive end, comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wolves.
Which is perfectly fine by Ava Baker—it makes her job as publicist for the team easier.
There’s only two problems. This particular football player was her first crush.
The bigger problem: Matthew Hawkins was once engaged to her older sister.
It’s been ten years since Ava has seen Matthew. He’s bigger, better looking, and best of all—completely single. Despite his history with her sister, the attraction between Ava and Matthew isn’t so one-sided anymore.
It’s hot enough to burn down the entire city of Seattle.
But this headline is far more complicated to write. And not just for the press or what it means for her family— because once her heart is involved, there’s no predicting the ending.
Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.
Ava is the feisty and fiery PR director of the Washington Wolves. She has always felt second best and unsupported by her family but she thrives at her job. When she arranges to meet the new member of the team she wasn’t expecting it to be her teenage crush and her sister’s ex from ten years ago Matthew.
Matthew is leaving retirement to return to the game of football that he loves and misses. Ava is no longer the sister of the girlfriend that he remembers but a sexy woman that he can’t stop thinking about. What starts out as a trip down memory lane as a friendship evolves into a chemical reaction that neither can deny.
I loved these two together. Hot chemistry, humorous banter and a dash of angst make this story not only the complete package but a winner as well. This is my first story by this author but it definitely won’t be my last.