Stacia Palmer had one goal in life–to become an NFL quarterback’s wife.
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?
Silver is the fifth book in The All That Glitters Series by K.A. Linde and is Stacia’s story.
Stacia has always been that girl. Flighty, does bare minimal in school, cheerleading, boys and always wanted to be an NFL Quaterbacks wife. With her endgame in sight of becoming that wife, she didn’t need to focus on schooling, it wouldn’t matter she would have her husband to fall back on. But what happens when plans change? When all the sudden something just clicks and you know you aren’t happy and you want more?
Pace Larson is the dreamy quarterback. He plays for LV State and hopefully heading to the draft after this season. He is such a smartass, demanding, funny and very protective of those he cares about. He had a rocky past with Stacia and even though he is not “part” of her life anymore, he is still fiercely protective over her and it is clear as day that this boy wants back what he lost. When Stacia needs help Pace is the first one in line and he doesn’t intend on backing off.
The road isn’t easy. Each of them have their own dreams and seem to be heading in different directions. Stacia is finding herself and who she wants to be, focusing on her dream and during the process also finding out where her heart is meant to be also. It was great watching it all unfold in the pages of this book.
I loved that we got to see the old gang in Stacia’s book. Trihn and Bri are as loyal friends as ever and both have grown up so much. The friendship they have with Stacia is bar none that’s for sure and the type of gals any girl would be lucky to have as friends.
Silver wasn’t as angsty as the rest of the series and since I kept expecting the hammer to drop I was a tad disappointed when it didn’t but it certainly didn’t stop me from enjoying the story!!! 4 out of 5 Stars
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.”
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.