Wildcat by Max Monroe
What would you do if the sexy, mysterious stranger you met by chance turned out to be a celebrity?
Catharine Wild is about to find out.
Quinn Bailey is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, and the instant he lays eyes on pretty little Cat Wild, he can’t resist her.
When the sexy football star comes aboard the flight attendant’s plane, her life takes a drastic turn. Mile-high courting and an intense pursuit to win her heart are just the beginning.
Attention, fame—even, public scrutiny find their way into the mix.
It should be simple, right?
Because, in the end, not everyone wants to see the small town girl find love with the superstar.
Good thing Quinn Bailey knows how to win.
Game on, baby.
I don’t give out a whole lot of 5 star reviews but this book was amazing. The plot summary does it an absolute disservice making it sound like just any other sports romance. This book dealt with racism, homophobia, inter-racial couples, social media and it’s toxicity, and was just a great representation of what modern day society looks like.
Quinn is an NFL quarterback, but doesn’t let that fame go to his head. He is very humble and endearing and warm. His family is from the very deep, conservative south. His parents are incredibly close minded and when it comes to Quinn’s gay brother, they essentially choose to pretend he’s not or go out of their way to try to ‘fix’ him. Quinn doesn’t fully understand the depth of his parents biases having never been on the receiving end of them. That is until he brings his mixed race girlfriend home to meet his parents. Quinn had great character growth here, and though I would have like for a little more confrontation, I like that this was addressed.
Cat Wild is just your average 24 year old, trying to get her feet under her and working as a flight attendant. Having no interest in sports, she doesn’t realize she is serving one of the most famous men in sports. Her character was the average, girl next door type, and was overall a good person. She is sort of thrust into this life where her every detail is picked apart my mass media and dealing with racism and other things that she isn’t typically accustomed to, she faces some insecurity issues.
I LOVED that the conflict in this story was a real conflict and not some made up crap from miscommunication. This book was fairly ‘realistic’ feeling, while still being a sports romance.
I can’t recommend this book enough. I think more authors should write books that accurately represent what society and people look like now. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.