Under Pressure (Diamond Girls, #5)

Under Pressure (Diamond Girls, volume 5)


Kindle Edition, Pages: 312

Genres: Romance, New Adult, Sports, Contemporary Romance

Language: English

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Under Pressure (Diamond Girls, book 5)
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A stand alone, enemies-to-lovers, sports romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

Stacia Palmer has always wanted to be a NFL quarterbacks wife. But just as her boyfriend gets drafted, she has a change of heart and returns to Vegas empty handed. Unfortunately, her friends have all moved out of their shared apartment.

Which is how she finds herself roommates with her irresistible ex—Pace Larson.

He’s the new starting quarterback and determined to make her life miserable. But their chemistry has always been off the charts and living in close quarters sparks something anew.

She doesn’t know if they deserve a second chance. But she wants it—even if it leads to another broken heart.

*This book was previously published as Silver

  •    Kazratilar Meketa
    If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t waste it. ~Unknown

    Have you ever read a story that sinks itself into your soul from the start? Have you met a story that should be a soap opera because it’s that addicting—where you are so transfixed that you don’t want to stop turning the pages? Silver by K.A. Linde stole every piece of me in one incredible and intoxicating date of delicious drama. Silver struck me like lightning—hard and fast—where I was glued to this gem from its brilliant beginning to enticing end.

    I only had to read a few pages before I knew that Silver was my new favorite story in this series, replacing Diamonds. Gasp!!! I know, right?!? Silver is my top gem in the All That Glitters saga. TOP GEM. I’ll give you THREE WORDS as to why Silver is the best book in this series for me: SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE. Second-chance romances are my go-to gems and Silver by K.A. Linde is my new kryptonite.

    A second-chance is so many things: a chance to start fresh, a chance to right those wrongs, a chance to find happiness, and, perhaps, a last chance. There is something special about second-chance love. Friendship that forms into something more. That slow burn of desire. The intimate knowledge of one another. Silver is that special second-chance love story that’s anchored by angst but laced with sweetness, steam, and swoon. Silver captivated and claimed me over and over again.

    Stacia Palmer made her appearance as Bryna’s best friend in Diamonds, the first story in this sensational series. Beautiful, blonde, and blue-eyed, Stacia is a gold digger like Bryna was.

    “To some, her dream of becoming an NFL quarterback’s wife had seemed outlandish…Stacia hadn’t ever wanted something more in her life. Until today. Now, she wanted something else.”

    I walked into this story not a Stacia fan at all. The jersey-chasing gold digger seemed so shallow with not much under the surface. This young woman slept through her way of quarterbacks; a ball bunny. I deemed Stacia weak with her sole ambition of being an NFL quarterback’s wife though she was going to college to obtain her own degree.

    Then K.A. wove her magic, morphing characters like Stacia that you can’t stand into ones that you can’t help but love. I WAS WON OVER FAST AND FURIOUSLY. K.A. Linde proved me wrong in thinking that Stacia was just smoke and mirrors; this captivating character captured my heart at less than five percent into Silver. Stacia soared into the spot of my favorite female of K.A. Linde’s in this sparkling series. I liked—no LOVED—this new Stacia.

    Silver also spun me around by making me FALL IN LOVE TWICE. Pace Larson, Stacia’s previous love, is now her annoyance. With his golden hair and blue eyes, and tall and muscular build that makes women forget their own names, Pace is panty-melting HOT. He is also still hot for Stacia. I LIKED PACE BEFORE; I LOVED HIM NOW.

    Pace is sick of playing the field…sick of playing games. Pace throws Stacia off her game, making her question her ill feelings towards him. Her attraction to this devastatingly beautiful man has never vanished. It’s time to finally claim the woman of his dreams, catch her and make her fall. Oh is Stacia starting to fall under Pace’s persuasive spell.

    “God, is everything a joke to you?”

    “Not everything.”

    “Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.”

    “Most things, Pink, but not you. Never you.”

    The push and pull between Stacia and Pace was utterly intoxicating yet infuriating too. I wanted to push this quarreling couple together. Back and forth the pendulum swayed between them as Stacia and Pace would almost reconnect, then havoc would happen, breaking their almost-bond.

    “Why do you have to do this, Pace? Why do you insist on forcing yourself into my life?”

    “I already told you why. You can’t escape me. You can keep trying to run, but we’ll end up back together.”

    That kiss Pace unexpectedly showered on Stacia was little in magnitude but big in meaning. That kiss was Pace persuading Stacia with all his power to make her his again.

    “I just wanted to remind you who you belong to. Don’t forget it.”

    OH. MY. SIZZLE AND SWOON. Pace is all-alpha and it’s insanely intense where I nearly fanned myself. I loved his determination as much as his domineering talk that warmed my body from head to toe. Pace’s dominance is as hot as the man himself.

    “If I don’t stand up for myself, who is going to?”

    “I am.”


    “Me, Stacia. I am. Like I always have been.”

    My heart broke yet danced at the same time. Pace has toyed with Stacia’s emotions like a back-and-forth ball game. I wanted Stacia to give this starring quarterback a second chance, letting him score the touchdown of a lifetime. First love. First heartbreak. First sorrow. A love that never dies. Can the heart, once broken, trust again?

    Diamonds and Gold were swathed in scandal and sin.
    Emeralds and Platinum were real and reeked of redemption.
    Silver was the shooting star; the second-chance love story that shone greater than the other gems.

    There are not many stories and series where you see the characters evolve from ones you can’t stand to ones you can’t help but love. K.A. Linde is a magician at turning characters you love to hate into ones you just love. I came into Silver as anti-Stacy and slightly anti-Pace, but left loving these compelling and captivating characters like never before. I could not help but root for both of them to rekindle that passion where it would permeate to love.

    I was drunk on this second-chance romance that sizzled with sweetness and swoon yet bled angst. Silver shone bright and flared in feels. My heart was hit with a hybrid of happiness and hurt. My soul soared and swooned. I lost myself in Silver as this spellbinding story grabbed me, wrapping itself around my heart, where I did not want to surface until the very end.

    Silver is not just a story filled with swoon, sex, and shame. It's so much MORE. Silver is about second chances—changing your life and being your best self. Silver is a story of heartbreak and healing—with highs and lows—where my feels flung like a football down the field, and I FELL IN INSTA-LOVE.

    This gem glitters in greatness. Achingly addicting like a soap opera, I left this super star of a story wanting more…needing more. Silver struck me hard and fast, and I knew from the start that it the cheapest gem in price would be the greatest one in value.

    ★★★★★ Shining Silver Stars
  •    Zolozragore Krasnikoff
    Every time I think I have found my favorite couple by KA Linde she changes my mind with the next book. I have always been a fan of the series and I have anxiously been awaiting this release. This book did not disappoint! Stacia and Pace's story is one for the ages. I love when everything isn't rainbows and butterflies. Angst and tribulations make the relationship stronger in the end. I am so happy with the way this book played out and how it ended. Silver I think moved its way into my top spot for KA Linde's books.

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