Concussion (Playing for Glory nr. 5) – Francine Beaton
198 x 128, 157p.
“I’m not good-looking enough. I’m a prop, not the catch on the team. Everyone thinks we’re the dumb guys on the squad. The loosies and the guys in the back get the beautiful women.”
Ryan Foster knows the score. He, therefore, has no expectations when he meets trauma doctor, Margaret Blake.
Margaret always makes no secret of how she feels about rugby, a sport she considers only favoured by dumb and ignorant hooligans. When she meets Ryan, the almost chemical attraction she feels towards the large prop with his bushy beard and long hair surprises her. One evening in his company convinces Margaret that there was more to Ryan than meets the eye and she gives in to temptation.
A severe concussion puts Ryan’s rugby career in jeopardy, and with it, his future with Margaret.
Can Margaret convince Ryan (and herself), that they may have a future? And even if they have, can they overcome their pasts to find their own Happy Ever After?