Chamber of Commerce CEO and single mother Jocelyn Wade plays to win—in the boardroom, at local politics and for her daughter. With an overloaded life and a heart scarred shut, she doesn’t do relationships. Ever. Until Jared Wyatt, the hot out-of-town fling she can’t seem to forget swaggers into her life with a different agenda—making Jocelyn his own.
Surviving a shattered marriage, Jared swore off women until a night of unparalleled passion with Jocelyn reawakens needs he thought long gone. When a new job as high school athletic director lands him in Jocelyn’s town, where sports and business rule, he must stay one move ahead of her in the game to win her body and heart.
After rancorous local politics upend their game board, they both must learn to trust again or lose a second chance at love.
Review: Next Move is about Jocelyn, a strong-willed single mother who has a very important role in the community. She’s a leader and she knows how to command her people. Because of her responsibilities, she keeps her needs the least of her priorities.
Then, she meets Jared, a man who knows how to take control. With all the baggage Jocelyn has, she decided to give herself one night off. One night with no strings attached and burned passion with Jared made it unforgettable.
The book started so strong that it instantly caught my attention. I like how the book was straight to the point. But from there, it went into downward spiral. I don’t know if it’s because of the politics part but maybe how it was put into the book. I can think of other issues that can make the relationship of Joce and Jared struggle but politics is not a big factor to spice up the book. Nevertheless, I like the heat and passion between the two. Both of them came from a relationship where they were the ones who’ve been left behind so it’s nice to read two people pass their fears and eventually find themselves ready to love again.