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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Total Package

ISBN: 0062234854

Publisher: William & Morrow

Publication Date: 3/15/2016

Format: Other

My Rating: 4 Stars

The New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties is back with a funny, sweet, and sizzling novel about love, redemption, and second chances.

Heartthrob star quarterback Tyson Palmer has it all: a million-dollar arm, a winning season and the promise of a Superbowl ring. But more importantly, football’s biggest star is the ultimate comeback kid. After an addiction to painkillers nearly derailed his career, Tyson got sober and went from zero to hero in the eyes of the public.

But one person remains unconvinced: Dani Carr, a sports commentator with high ratings and following of her own.

Dani can’t forgive Tyson’s transgressions or forget a single passionate night with him back in college. To make things worse, Tyson doesn’t realize that the bombshell with huge ratings is the cute co-ed whose heart he once broke.

But can a sports journalist trying to claw her way to the top and a quarterback who knows all about rock bottom make it to the Super Bowl without destroying each other? And what will happen when Tyson—riding high now that he’s revived his career— realizes he needs to make an even more important comeback with Dani? Can he use his million-dollar moves to get past her defenses—or will she sideline him for good?

Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park and the New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties and The Sweet Spot.

My Review

Stephanie Evanovich returns following The Sweet Spot and Big Girl Panties, with THE TOTAL PACKAGE, another witty, fun, and sexy chick-lit of second chances. Tyson Palmer is all about women, he has the sex appeal, the looks, and the charm. A famous quarterback football hero---with a substance abuse problem. At his lowest, he has a mentor who has helped turn his life around and he is now focused on his game. During this time, he meets this sexy reporter, but she does not give him the time of day. Little does he know she has changed her looks, and her name and they once had a past. She has lived her entire life for this day in order to get this man’s attention. Now, he does not seem to notice, or does he? Dani Carr is a sports reporter and she knows the game and the stats. They have a past, once his tutor, and years later a one-night stand. She is beautiful, sexy, and smart. However, years ago not so much. What will happen when he figures out she was from his past? If you have read any of Stephanie Evanovich’s prior books, you can expect a lot of wit, sexy banter, an underdog, a hunk, a few surprises, some tough life lessons—and if you are lucky – a second chance. Fans will enjoy some references to past characters, as well. I listened to the audiobook and Katie Schorr delivered an engaging performance. A light contemporary, charming fun-filled romance-- Evanovich knows how to spin a sassy tale, with some hilarious one-liners.

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Stephanie Evanovich

About the Author

I am a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park. I began writing fiction while waiting for my cues during countless community theater projects. I attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, performed with several improvisational troupes, and acted in a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job I've ever had: raising my two sons. Now a full-time writer, I am an avid sports fan and I hold a black belt in tae kwon do. Read More






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