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Jake’s my best friend and first love. There’s just one problem—he belongs to my sister.

I’ve been crushing on Jake for years, but never had the guts to tell him. One drunken night with my sister and two pink lines later, and he’s lost to me forever.


She doesn’t care that I met Jake Ramirez first. That he and I were best friends first. That I fell in love with him first. Because what my sister wants, my sister gets.


When she video-calls me and Jake accidentally walks by in the buff, something in me snaps.


Transferring to a different college might seem like a copout, but I have to get away from Jake and my sister before I say or do something I’ll regret. In an act of desperation, I ghost my old life.


For the next two years, everything is great—until I come face-to-face with Jake and his son, who my sister abandoned.


Jake’s the new wide receiver at my school, and he wants nothing to do with me, which is fine because I plan to keep my distance. Except we’re thrown together in the most dire circumstances that bring back all those old feelings.


They say everyone deserves a second chance, but my heart can’t handle breaking one more time.


Second Down Darling is an angsty, friends-to-lovers, forbidden romance, featuring a sexy single dad who’s a down-and-out college football player and a nerdy girl determined to overcome her wallflower ways. It has major second chance vibes and lots of steam! Second Down Darling is a dual POV standalone in the USA Today-bestselling series Varsity Dads.

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✔️ Single Dad

✔️ Forbidden Romance 

✔️ College Football

✔️ Friends to lovers

✔️ Major Second Chance Vibes

✔️ Slow Burn But Steamy

What readers are saying...

I don't know what kind of crack the pages of this book were laced with, but I am here for it. I was positively addicted to this story. My heart flipped and fluttered in its acrobatic glory with the push and pull between Jake and Charlotte. 

— Shelly, Bookgasms Book Blog

Jake is one HOT single dad and yes, your next book boyfriend. He’s swoon-worthy, sweet, and sexy… His dirty talk during the steamy scenes had me as entranced as Charlotte was. Ouffff! It was caliente. 

— Marvel, Maris Lit Corner 

I loved this book, it GAVE ME ALL THE FEELINGS, it is one of my favorite works by the author to date, it is kindle crack. Lex Martin is the queen of single dad romances… 

— Vanessa, When Vane Reads

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