Out of My League

Brea Brown

Maura Richards' plan for her life is simply to not have a plan. From watching the clock at her temp job to ending relationships before they get serious, Maura can only commit to being noncommittal.

Enter Jet Knox, the starting quarterback of her beloved hometown pro football team. Maura dismisses their first encounter as merely a thrilling brush with celebrity, but Jet has other ideas. He’s made a living setting—and scoring—goals. Wooing Maura is his latest objective.

Everyone in Maura’s life seems to have an opinion about her relationship with Jet, but with so many ideas, rumors, and doubts, Maura must rely on the judgment of the last person she feels she can trust: herself.



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Rookie of the Year

Brea Brown

Maura Richards can organize a job fair like nobody’s business, but weddings are a different story—especially the Kansas City social event of the year, her marriage to local hero and NFL superstar Jet Knox. Handing that responsibility to Gloria, her formidable future mother-in-law, Maura focuses on her career, her fiancé, football… and not losing her nerve.

The closer she gets to tying the knot, the more her wedding—and her future—tie her stomach in knots. But standing up to a master manipulator like Gloria Knox hardly seems like the best way to blend in with her new family. So Maura tastes cakes, talks centerpieces, and poses for photos, despite her mounting panic.

If football has taught her anything, it’s that the best offense is a good defense, but she’s running out of plays and may need to call on the quarterback to launch a Hail Mary. The question is, will Maura show up in the end zone to catch his pass?


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Opportunity Knox

Brea Brown

Team Knox’s two star players, Jet and Maura, have found their rhythm in the NFL, where their life revolves around the four seasons: pre-, regular-, post-, and off-. To increase their home field advantage, Maura decides to retire while she’s at the top of her job counseling game. It’s time to pursue her true calling—as soon as she figures out what that is.

Jet’s no help. He’s too busy negotiating a new contract, dealing with injuries, and proving his critics wrong. Why can’t Maura find a favorite charity and spend her days shopping and redecorating the house, like a “normal” NFL wife? He has records to break and autographs to sign.

Maura might be uncertain about what her next play is, but she knows what it isn’t: motherhood. Unfortunately, nobody gave a copy of that playbook to her mother-in-law, who wants another grandchild more than Jet wants another Super Bowl ring.

With so many competing interests, someone’s going to walk away disappointed. Who will rise victorious, and who will limp to the locker room to play another day? In real life, not everyone gets a trophy.



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Ready or Knox

Brea Brown

Jet’s just had a job offer he can’t pass up—in his beloved home state of California!

On the one hand, Maura’s more than happy to say “buh-bye” to the limitations a pro football playing schedule has placed on their family.

On the other hand, she’s not sure she’s ready to move so far from home and her support network, especially when Scout’s just about to start kindergarten. What about her career and burgeoning business? And what if none of it works out the way she and Jet have always assumed it will?

And, in fact, it does not. Almost as soon as she’s landed, Maura finds herself dealing with a meddling mother-in-law, the PTA diva, a kindergarten bully, and a disaster that threatens to send her career up in flames—literally. Maura needs Jet’s love and support more than ever. But Jet has some challenges of his own...


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Brea Brown

Brea Brown's irreverent romantic comedies feature a roster of unlikely yet believable characters that will keep you turning pages late into the night—or laughing in public! She draws her inspiration from the age-inappropriate books she pilfered from her older sisters' bookshelves, her own mishaps, and her overactive imagination. She believes in making her characters work for their dreams, but she's a sucker for a happy ending.

She lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband and children, whom she considers her own wacky cast of characters.