For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she’d return to.
Once there, she finds that no one believes her. Least of all Pace Larson, her sexy on-again off-again ex who has never quite gotten over her leaving him for someone else. Of course, he’s now the starting quarterback and determined to claim her as his prize.
But can Stacia give him a second chance when he’s toyed with her emotions into the fourth quarter? Or will they run out of time?
Overall Rating- 5
Reviewed by Jen
Silver, by K.A. Linde, is the long awaited, at least for me, story of Pace and Stacia. I couldn’t wait to learn more about this couple, I started this book while getting ready for work one day and I could not put it down. I feel in to the usually trap that us readers fall into “just one more chapter then I’ll go to bed’ or “just finish off this page and I’ll go to sleep”. Using those excuses nonstop lead me to finshing the book within 24 hours and it was totally worth it. I will take being overtired and a bit cranky today because of how great the story was.
So, as I stated before Silver is the story of Pace and Stacia. We are introduced to these two characters in the beginning of the series where Pace is Bryna’s step brother and Stacia is her best friend. When the two hook up it rocks everyone’s world as Pace has always made it his mission to get under Bryna’s skin and not make her life easy at all. He pretty much would try and take her down anytime and any way possible. Stacia always believed she was destined to be a NFL quaterback’s wife. Since she believed that was her destiny and her true desire, Stacia did everything she could to make sure she was always dating the lead quarterback. When at the time it seemed like her destiny was about to be fulfilled Stacia has an epiphany. She realized that she is not in love with Marshall, her boyfriend/quarterback at the time, and really not happy with the path her life is going down. After parting ways with Marshall, Stacia starts to realize that she has wasted a lot of her time and energy on a path that has not made her happy and not allowed her to be her true self. Trying to right the wrongs she has done, Stacia decides it is time to live up to her own expectations and go after what she really wants not just a title of being NFL quarterback wife. While getting her life back on track it just so happens that Pace is able to lend a helping hand when she needs help the most. Although there is a lot of miscommunication, mistrust, and each carrying baggage there is an undeniable connection and attraction to one another. Will either of them finally be able to forgive and move on from the past? Or will old habits die hard and prove to much for either of them to handle?
I am such a huge fan of K.A. Linde’s work! She has given her readers GREAT book boyfriends but even better stories! You get lost in her world when reading her story and you don’t want to find yourself. Silver can be read as a standalone but don’t do yourself a favor and read the entire series! You will not be disappointed. As always I will be impatiently waiting for K.A. Linde’s next book to drop for us as she is always a one-click author for me.
Stacia felt a presence at her shoulder. She recognized his cologne before she even looked up. It smelled like desire and late-night sex marathons.
“What do you want?” Stacia asked, not looking up.
“Just coming to check on you,” Pace said in a sexy low tone that sent a shot of need straight between her legs.
Damn him for being able to do that to me!
She jerked her head up. “Why?”
“Because you look miserable, even from across the room.”
“I do not!”
He raised an eyebrow, and she had to keep from sighing. That face. God, if he wasn’t such an asshole…
“The hair flip earlier, Pink? Really? Sure sign of distress. You practically called me over here.”
“Don’t call me that,” she said through gritted teeth.
He smirked at her response.
“And I didn’t call you over here. I don’t even want to see you.”
“You can talk to me, you know.” He leaned his hip against the bar. He was almost touching her but not quite. She could feel the heat of his skin. “Come on, let’s go outside. Away from all this noise.”
“If you think for one second that I’m going to go anywhere with you, you’re insane,” she said, straightening.
He brushed her hair off one shoulder and just barely skimmed his finger across her exposed collarbone. She stiffened. Her entire body throbbed. No one else elicited these primal emotions from her. Not even the guy she’d given her virginity to. The guy no one knew about.
“I promise I won’t touch you,” he growled out. “Unless you beg me to.”
Stacia smacked him in the chest and stormed away. What an arrogant jackass! How dare he say those things to her! For all he knew, she was still dating Marshall. Pace was so testy over the fact that he thought she’d slept with Marshall when they were together, yet here he was, seducing her, while he still believed she was with Marshall. Ass!
Pace chuckled behind her. “Come on, Stacia. I’m just messing with you.”
He followed her across the crowded room until she reached the restroom. Then, he did exactly what he’d said he wouldn’t. He grabbed her arm and kept her from entering a place he wouldn’t follow.
“Seriously, what’s up?” he asked.
“Do you really want to know?” Fury and also desperation coated her features. She really wanted to tell someone. She wanted it off her chest.
“Yeah. Though this fire is pretty hot.” He raised an eyebrow.
“God, is everything just a joke to you?” she asked.
His eyes shot straight through her. “Not everything.”
“Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.”
“Most things, Pink,” he said, stepping closer, “but not you. Never you.”
Stacia tensed as she forgot the world around her. Pace had a way of doing that—making her lose herself. But all she did by losing herself was open herself up for him to hurt her. Time and time again.
“Pace,” she said through a shuddering breath.
“I won’t take what isn’t mine.”
“I just still consider you mine.”
About The Author
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.
An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.