What I know about roller derby is confined to that one Psych episode—you know the one, right? Or maybe that one Bones episode, also. Ooh, or that movie with Ellen Page! Okay, and also when I went to an actual bout to watch our local girls take on a significantly-less-badass opponent.
So, perhaps I know more about roller derby than I thought, but I certainly don’t know as much as contemporary romance author Tamara Morgan: Book 2 in her “Getting Physical” series (out August 26 from Carina Press) is entitled The Derby Girl!
Roller derby girl Gretchen “Honey Badger” Badgerton lives in the moment, no apologies. Like every woman in Pleasant Park with a pulse, she finds Dr. Jared Fine irresistible, but she’s taken by surprise when her unattainable new neighbor asks her out.
On paper, Jared is the perfect man: gorgeous, wealthy and charitable. But his golden image is just that, and opening an upstate practice is a welcome chance to start a new life. When Gretchen stops to help him with a flat tire, he’s intrigued by her feisty attitude—and her sexy body art. There’s something refreshing about being with a take-charge woman who doesn’t expect him to be anything but himself.
Though Gretchen is hesitant to shatter Jared’s “bad girl” illusion of her, she has to face facts: she’s fallen for the good doctor. She’s used to putting everyone else’s needs before hers, but as their relationship heats up, can she handle having someone take care of her for a change?
Sounds completely kickass, doesn’t it? Well, hold onto your knickers, because the cover is even more so: Continue reading