The Art of Running in Heels
The premise of this romance is clever: daughter of the Seattle Chinooks’s coach, Lexie Kowalsky flees her reality TV show fiancé and wedding only to end up on a seaplane with Seattle Chinooks player Sean Knox, new to the team and nursing a grudge against her father. But she doesn’t know that. The main characters are well drawn, with interesting good points, flaws, and backstories. I just felt like they were a little too reluctant to be in love with each other, which I guess is kind of the point. Both of them have a backstory, making them a little wary. The author does some great character development–Lexie, traditionally beautiful, is more than a pretty face and a great body, and she owns a dog-accessory business. Sean Knox is more than a hunk of muscle; he was raised by a hypochondriac mother and lost his father figure at an early age. The author does a good job of capturing the Seattle metropolitan area setting and has a wonderfully humorous tone and I think is trying to skewer the ditz/dick dynamic, but I don’t know if she quite pulls it off.