"Dibs on Matt!! My new unputdownable read!" ~ Mary, the Romazing Reader
"I can't resist a hot campus romance and Jerica MacMillan delivers big time with Managed Hearts!" ~Deb, Xtreme Delusions
"I love how she makes her characters not perfect and with flaws that anyone would have in and out of a relationship. This is a must read series." ~Tracy, Spunky N Sassy Book Blog
"Absolutely FLOVED this book." ~Literary Epic Charity Book Blog
Do you choose your dream job—or the guy you've always wanted?
Three years ago Hannah met a sexy surfer while on vacation in Westport, WA. After a whirlwind summer romance, he ghosts. She's tried to move on, but no other guy has ever measured up. And now she comes face to face with him on the first day of her new internship. To make matters worse, he's one of her managers, and he has no idea who she is.
Matt graduated in December after his final football season, and is now working a desk job. Having spent his whole life as an athlete, the day to day grind chafes at him. And then Hannah Glover shows back up in his life--the girl who simultaneously made him want a relationship and ruined him for anyone else without him even realizing it. He wants her now more than ever, but she doesn't trust him after the way he ended things before. Which should be fine since he's her manager at his first job out of college, and their company has a strict no fraternization policy. But Matt just can't seem to help himself where she's concerned. And she won't be an intern forever, right?
Will he be able to convince Hannah to give them another shot? Or will their past and their present conspire to keep them apart?
If you love steamy new adult romance featuring hot college athletes with a hidden dominant side, heroines who stand up for themselves, and a hard-won happily ever after, check out the third installment in the Players of Marycliff University series now!
Q&A with Jerica MacMillan
Q: What's special about the Players of Marycliff University series?
A: When I wrote these, I wanted them to be highly relatable. Yes, the guys are all hot college football players, but they have normal struggles with balancing school, family, and career goals with their personal relationships. Since it's college romance, there's a big emphasis on figuring out what you want out of life, but I think that's a theme that resonates long past college age.
I do consider them a sports romance, but the football isn't really the focus of the stories. The focus is on the characters and their relationships.
Q: What is the best order to read the books?
They're all interconnected standalones, so it's not completely necessary to read them in order, though I think it provides the best experience if you do. They were written and published in the following order for the main, full-length novels:
Opening Hearts doesn't fit in the timeline of the main novels, but is the story of Matt and Hannah, who have their story in Managed Hearts. I recommend reading it right before Managed Hearts, but it can be enjoyed equally at any point along the way.
Q: Why should readers give these books a try?
Because they're awesome!
In all seriousness, if you like steamy college romance with just the right amount of angst, then these books are perfect for you. The heroes are all hot college football players, and the heroines are spunky, sassy, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. They're your new best friends just waiting for you to come and hang out!