New Release: Devereaux Cox (Sacked & Tackled Book 2) by Palessa (@AuthorPalessa)

    Review By: Aislinn Pearce Genre: »

    Devereaux Cox is HERE! 

    The second installment of the sports fiction series Sacked & Tackled by Palessa takes a look at Devereaux Cox, the Atlanta Mercury Juggernaut, and the comfortable lie he's been living for years.


    As the six-feet-five juggernaut of the Atlanta Mercury, Christopher Devereaux Cox knows how to make his impact felt on the field. Off the field, he’s the devoted son of a prominent family with ties to presidential history, as well as one of Atlanta’s most eligible bachelors. He is a credit to his family, his team, and his name. Nothing could be more perfect. 

    Within the SFL, a problem threatens to spread through the organization. Cast as an unwitting scapegoat is Rebekka Stallman, a physiotherapist for the league and the only woman Devereaux ever loved. Seeing each other again after all those years ago when her life took a devastating turn was unexpected, and Rebekka wasn’t about to miss the chance to unleash her fury on her former boyfriend, who turned his back on her when she needed him. 

    But things aren’t what they seemed then or now. 

    Secrets and lies will be exposed as Rebekka forces Devereaux to question everything and everyone he ever trusted, including himself. As the dust settles and some facts about the league’s doping scandal come to light, Devereaux must decide whether the life he yearns for with the woman he still loves is worth the price of holding on to his family. 


    Here is a sneak peek:

    “It really was you,” Devereaux muttered and he saw Rebekka's face move from shock to annoyance.

    “And this day just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?” She chuckled mirthlessly as she put her hands on her hip and looked at the ground.


    “You’re seriously going to ask me how I’m doing right now, Chris?” Her voice crescendoed as she spoke, attracting stares from some of his teammates who were exiting the locker room. “I’ve just been suspended, probably fired or worse, for something I didn’t do or even have a clue how to do or whatever. Some asshat claims I gave him some stuff with a wink and a nod. Then I bump into you. So this day is just’s going to shit really. Yeah. Total crap.”

    She harshly pulled the rubber band that was holding her hair up and shook it out. It was longer than he remembered. Then she stepped past him and briskly walked away.

    Stopping midstride, Rebekka turned on her heel and declared, “Give your mother my best.” Her sarcasm was biting. “Oh,” she exclaimed, putting her finger to her temple as if she were trying to remember something. “Wait a minute. She probably wouldn’t want to hear my name after she sandbagged me back at Kenton, would she? So, never mind, Chris. Been fun.”

    Devereaux visibly flinched at the bitterness he heard. He watched the woman he once loved stalk away and shook his head. For the first time in his life he felt as if he had been run over by a tank.

    And he didn’t like the feeling one damn bit.

    About the Author

    Palessa started reading her first romance novel, at the age of 11. Then she got introduced to V.C. Andrews, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Anne Rice and many more notable contemporary authors as well as some of the classics, A Tale of Two Cities, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great Gatsby and others. 

    It was during her teenage years that she dabbled in writing. First, it was in her diaries, then she started creating characters, stories about romance, the supernatural and much more. Being an International Baccalaureate student as well as entering college, left little time for writing and so she put it and the ideas aside to pursue a career. It would take almost 20 years, a radical move from the city she grew up in, Miami, FL back to her Caribbean birthplace, and a chance Facebook meeting with Sable Hunter to start the juices flowing again. 

    After some fits and starts, the Baxter Family Saga was born. Unchained Hearts is Palessa's first published fiction book with Beau Coup Publishing. She considers herself just a storyteller that sees no reason to shy away from the juicier romantic elements. She currently lives in the mountains of Jamaica with her crazy, cracker-munching-mutt Ivy and a farm, primarily managed by agribusiness partner, also known as Dad.

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