Book Review: The Beastly Groom

review-cover-the beastly groomTitle: The Beastly Groom [Texas Titan Romances]

Author: Cami Checketts

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Sports

Rating: 4 Stars



Knox Sherman, aka the Beast, left the military to raise his best friend’s daughter and play professional football. When an irresistible reality show host buys a date with him at a charity auction, it’s all he can do to keep her away from his heart and his home.

Ema Kahue is fighting her way into the top rankings of television. Interviewing the beast will propel her career to stardom. Yet when she’s given a sneak peek into his heart and his relationship with his daughter, Ema wants a shot at taming the Beast for life.

Can these two overcome repeated misunderstandings and a vicious predator to give love a chance?


I’ll admit, The Beastly Groom by Cami Checketts won me over. Though I read a lot of romances, even a contemporary one on occasion, sports aren’t my thing – so when I came across this book with its quarterback male lead and former beauty queen female lead, I was a little hesitant.

I’ll put it bluntly: the book wasn’t perfect. The events were a little overdramatic and theatrical at times, and as an atheist, the repeated religious undertones from the characters didn’t appeal to me.

But, I still liked the book. It was well-written, fast-paced, flowed easily, and I liked the characters. (Except Mike and Paris, but who could blame me?) The romance was sweet and intense, and little Shelby won my heart over.

Overall, it was a nice afternoon read, and I enjoyed it. If you like contemporary romances and you are looking for a quick, heartwarming read, I’d certainly recommend you give this one a try.