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Peek Inside Falling for the Player

Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again

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Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can't stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law grad and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all…

Max Segreti has spent his entire life doing what his father wants. But when he runs into the hotter-than-hell player he’s never been able to forget, he’s not thinking about studying for the bar. A distraction is the last thing he needs, but after an encounter leaves him wanting more, Max embraces the chaos that Patrick brings…even as he knows it can’t last. They're too different to ever have a future together.


5 Stars: "This review will be short and simple... YES YES YES YES!!!!! That is all!" - T.A. McKay, author of Worth the Fight.
5 Stars: "A sweet boy-meets-boy romance where the boys have to overcome obstacles to be together.  Sexy, fun, and hot!" - Bryanna Z., NetGalley review
4 Stars: "Where to start with this book??? It was so awesome. I have no idea how to put it's goodness into words. Will JUST BUY IT be sufficient? ... Between the smoking hot chemistry that erupts from the page whenever Patrick and Max together, the storyline that will suck you in or to the scorching hot sexy scenes that will threaten to melt your ereader, this book is one hot read." - Rachel, review
5 Stars: "There are lots of feelings and some very hot love scenes in this book and I appreciate that it's also sweetness in between the hotness which makes the love between the main characters come through more clearly." - Bente B., lovinghotbooks
4 Stars: "What a beautiful love story... Their love built over time in a believable progression, like real love develops.  Finally, the love scenes were sexy without being graphic giving the book added, yummy depth." - Maggie H., NetGalley review
4 Stars: "The chemistry between Max and Patrick was off the charts in this book. I mean you you could feel it right from the first meeting and it kept up through out the entire book." - Stacia N., NetGalley review
5 Stars: "I have not ready many MM Romance/New Adult books, but this book made me interested in reading more. I loved this book; it had me hooked right from the start." - Christina S., review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757981
Release Date: Jan 16, 2017
Page Count: 247
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, lgbtq, new adult
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits, opposites attract

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By Aeren February 05, 2017

Está muy bien si eres fan del pasteleo y no buscas nada muy trabajado a nivel de personajes, sin embargo cumple su función: es dulce, entretenido, los chicos están muy buenos y hay algún polvo entretenido. ...more

By Vanessa December 25, 2016

Three years ago while attending University of South Carolina the unexpected happened to Max and Patrick. A chance meeting at a bar that turned into a one incredibly hot one night stand also set the bar for every encounter they had with another after that. Their paths never crossed again while at USC ...more

By Pianka *call me PIU* January 10, 2017

3.75 stars

Three years ago a chance encounter brings Patrick Guinness and Max Segreti together. They only had one night of mind-numbing passion before they go their separate ways. That one night remains the best sexual encounter they both ever had and had since set the bar for every encounter they ha ...more

By Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie February 02, 2017

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ****

Maximo "Max" Segreti has spent his school years with his nose in a book. He's determined to concentrate solely on finishing college and getting into a good law school, so he can join his father's law f ...more

By Lovingbooks1 January 09, 2017

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving my honest review.*

Max and Patrick comes from very different worlds but they connect one night and don't see each other for years. Are the chemistry still there when they meet again?

I liked this story very much, th ...more

By T.A. December 21, 2016

Copy from netgalley.

This review will be short and simple......


That is all!! ...more

By Jody January 16, 2017

Fans of m/m romances will find this tale an entertaining read, a bit predictable at times, but one that will pull you into the angst-ridden connection between two men from very different worlds. As Max and Patrick work through issues of self-esteem they also struggle with familial judgments that had ...more

By Lorraine February 07, 2017

I for one certainly fell for these two players – Patrick Guinness and Max Segreti.

I loved this. For me, it was how the author showcased these two men’s imperfections that made it stand out from other m/m contemporary’s. And not just their imperfections but also their great divide in wealth and cultu ...more

By M. [storme reads a lot] February 06, 2017

I knew I needed this book as soon as I saw the cover. Also the one guy played for the Packers, and I'm from Wisconsin so I really loved that little tidbit!

Patrick and Max share a steamy encounter while still in college. Fast forward to a few years later and their paths cross again. Their first enco ...more

By Pjm12 January 07, 2017

This is an easy to read romance, involving two men from very different social strata, trying to deny their feelings--Patrick because he thinks Max is too rich for him, and Max because being gay doesn't fit his father's expectation of him.

It's messy.

Throw in Patrick's younger, tormented (by their fat ...more

By Chrsitina December 29, 2016

I received this book via NetGallery in exchange for my honest review.

I have not ready many MM Romance/New Adult books, but this book made me interested in reading more. I loved this booked it had me hooked right from the start.

The book starts off from chapter 1 hot, steamy and sexy. I did not want ...more

By Bette February 05, 2017

A chance meeting 3 years ago between Max Segreti, a dedicated law student, and Patrick Guinness, college football allstar turns into one night of incredible passion. It was a night that set the bar for all the other encounters these two have with anyone else. Now 3 years later their lives are very d ...more

By Mags February 07, 2017

This was an enjoyable, engaging and entertaining read. With two main characters Max and Patrick that were both likable, who worked well as a couple, and certainly shared a few hot moments throughout the story.

There was also minimal angst and overall it was a sweet, and easy read. That I would happi ...more

By Tara December 27, 2016

Loved! ...more

By Susan February 06, 2017

This is the first book that I have read by Jessica Lee, but now that I have found her, it will not be my last. This book had me in chapter one, and then kept me throughout it. I was not expecting the three year gap between the first time that Patrick and Max meets and the second time they see other, ...more

By Patricia January 16, 2017

First thing I must say I have read everything this author has put out and loved everything she has written. Falling for the player is another book I fell in love with . Meet Patrick and Max . Patrick is the all star college running back and Max well he is a nerd with his nose in the books to gradua ...more

By Hrtnsoul28 February 15, 2017

I liked Patrick and Max. I loved how each asks about the other at their works, of course Max did not know Patrick worked there at first. Liam was great and sassy. I am hoping to read more about Liam and Tommy in more books. Also more about Max and Patrick so I hope this turns into a series. ...more

By Veronica of V's Reads May 31, 2017

3. 5 stars for this contemporary M/M New Adult romance.

Max Segreti is a nerdy college kid working hard on his studies when he meets Patrick Guinness, star college running back, sure to be picked high in the NFL draft, one night at a bar. They hit it off and the hit the sheets for a hot, hot night. I ...more

By Valeria June 29, 2020

✔ Letto! Patrick Guinness è un ex giocatore della NFL, con una bella faccia da bad boy e un corpo da urlo. Tre anni fa, lui era ancora un sportivo con il futuro brillante, alla fine di una giornata di merda nel suo bar preferito incontra il ragazzo dagli occhi più azzuri che aveva mais visto, tanto ...more

By Bookgasms February 02, 2017

Regret is a terrible thing. Regret for past mistakes. Regret for not standing up to someone. Regret for a decision made. Regret sucks.

Patrick Guinness is filled with regrets. Regrets over his career—he’s no longer living the dream life of an NFL star, he’s living smack dab in the reality of running ...more

Opposites attract…

Patrick and Max may be going to the same college but they couldn’t be more different. Patrick is a jock, a football player, his focus on where his talent was going to take him. Max is going to be a lawyer, his family setting his path long ago, so his nose is to the grindstone, know ...more

By Rachel December 24, 2016

Where to start with this book??? It was so awesome. I have no idea how to put it's goodness into words. Will JUST BUY IT be sufficient?

A jock and a book nerd getting it on? Oh yeah!!!!

Between the smoking hot chemistry that erupts from the page whenever Patrick and Max together, the storyline that ...more

By Crystal Marie May 26, 2017

This was an okay read for me personally. It wasn’t one that completely stood out for me, but it wasn’t one that was a complete bust either.

I personally haven’t read anything by this author before, but I did enjoy Lee’s writing style. Which is what drew me into the story. Max and Patrick were both go ...more

By Kaylee January 17, 2017

Great Read!!! Max and Patrick are complete opposites and are perfect for each other. Max is a law,student while Patrick is the star football player. This story is hot, steamy and the chemistry is off the charts hot. I highly recommend reading this book. ...more

By Christi February 05, 2017

My Review:
This book begins the first night that Max and Patrick hook up when they were both at USC. At that point in time, Max was a nerdy law student who preferred staying home and studying rather than going out and partying. Patrick was the well-known star football player on the cusp of getting dr ...more

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Jessica Lee

About the author

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published with Entangled Publishing and Resplendence Publishing. Plus she has several self published titles available.

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