Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reviews Rolling in For Line of Scrimmage

I entered a new phase in my journey to publication this week—reviews! Here's what's being said about Line of Scrimmage:


Susannah Sanderson is all set for her upcoming wedding, until her soon-to-be-ex husband, football superstar Ryan Sanderson, shows up. Ignoring her protests, Ryan informs her that since their divorce isn’t final for ten more days, he still owns half of the house, and he intends to live there. Susannah has a hard time maintaining her boycott of the handsome, hunky athlete, especially when he’s in such close proximity. To further complicate things, it’s all too easy to compare him with Henry Merrill, her nerdy new fiancé, who comes complete with his domineering mother. Ryan has taken some hard hits on the playing field, but nothing prepared him for the break-up of his marriage. Now he’s throwing Super Bowl level energy into a reconciliation, and this is one game he’s determined to win. With its humor and endearing characters, Force’s charming novel will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, reaching far beyond sports fans. —Shelley Mosley

A Top Pick by Romance Reader at Heart:

"I really enjoyed LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. Ryan Sanderson is a bigger than life hero. He plays hard and he loves even harder. He will do whatever it takes to change Susie's mind about the divorce because he cannot live without her. Susannah was a great heroine to read. She stood by Ryan's side for many years, seemingly unseen. But in the ten days they spend together, she comes to know just how much Ryan cares for her. She is tough and doesn't let Ryan get away with anything, part of the reason he loves her so much.

The cast of supporting characters, many of which are friends of the couple and also involved with Ryan's team, the Denver Mavericks, add to the warmth and realism of this tale.

I look forward to reading more novels from Marie Force. I thoroughly enjoyed LINE OF SCRIMMAGE and this one is definitely going on the keeper shelf." —Maame Kanbi

Reader Review:

Average Rating: 5 stars
A reviewer, A reviewer, 07/30/2008
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE is a 'line in the sand' that new author Marie Force challenges romance readers to cross. It is a fun and interesting story of an imaginary, yet typically sexy NFL quarterback making a last-ditch effort to save his marriage while guiding his team to the Super Bowl. As Force’s first published work (available in stores September 1st), she shows that she has what it takes to become a familiar name to readers. Although she writes in the women's fiction and romance genre, it is clear that she can accurately research for the subplots as well as the main storyline. The creativeness in her 'football speak' is accurate and timely. I predict well see this author's name on bookracks again in the near future.


Sharon Lathan said...

Yeah Marie! You go girl!!! I am so proud of you and cannot wait to read your book! You may not remember my confession, but I do not read romance novels! I can't recall the last one I read. Probably some Danielle Steele way back in college! So I will be cutting my teeth on LOS and am so excited! I am off to pre-order right now! *happy dance*

Marie Force said...

Thank you so much, Sharon!! I'm glad we're dragging you back to romance. You will be glad you came, believe me! There's so much great stuff out there now that it's hard to narrow down the choices to take on vacation!!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I just read your book for the Mini Book Expo and it's probably the best romance I've read this year. When is your next book coming out?

Marie Force said...

Thank you so much for that amazing compliment! You totally made my day! My second book, Same Time Sunday, will be out next Spring. If you email me ( I wll put you on the list to be notified when it's available.

I'm curious about the expo you referred to. Can you tell me more about it? Thanks for coming by!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Marie - Hey! I'll email you right after this. The site is