Struggling pro football wide receiver Derek Ramsey was once Rachel McCormick's best friend and lover. She's about to help him get back his game.
Stuck with an empty bank account, an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent, and a dogged determination to succeed in a man's world, Rachel swears to do just that. When it's suggested Derek needs a pre-game tension reliever, Rachel takes one for the team.
The next day, Derek has the best performance of his not-so illustrious career. Soon Derek and Rachel are racking up nights in bed--and other places--and the team is racking up wins. But Derek knows the truth behind a secret that destroyed her father years before. A truth that might destroy Derek, too.
Rachel and Derek are torn between love and duty, and the clock is winding down. It's fourth and goal, one second left in the game. The next play Derek makes must be for Rachel's heart.
Previously published as Fourth and Goal in 2011. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.