Tough Break by Stella Marie Alden
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A Bad Boy Romance…
Hell is not fire and brimstone. It’s not the devil. Hell is playing one NFL game, getting a taste of fame, and losing it all in an instant.
Going pro meant millions of dollars, a beautiful home and a gorgeous wife. A drunk driver changes everything. Now, I’m a broke grad-assistant with serious anger issues. If it wasn’t for Coach offering me a job, God knows where I’d be. Then, a stunning graduate student walks into my favorite dive and dead parts of me come to life. A do-gooder, she stages a protest about caged kids and ends up sold to smugglers south of the border. I arrive just in time to save her and maybe, save myself.
She thinks I’m some kind of hero and I want to be that man.
I only allow myself one pity party a year. This time, I meet a dark, brooding stranger in a lowlife bar. Pretending I’m no goody-two-shoes, I take what he offers. After, he’s a real jerk and I’d be done with him except for his constant texts. I think there’s more to him than the bitter shell he shows the world.
When he saves my life, I’m sure of it