Character Profile: Riley Sloane (The Blake Boys Series) – Updated

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            “Don’t worry pops.”  Riley grinned.  “My mission in life is to be better than you in every way.”

           Seth laughed.  “Good luck kid.  But there’s only one Seth Blake.”

    – Riley & Seth  – Off Season

Name:                          Riley Sloane

Occupation:            Quarterback

                                       Texas Tomcats     


        When I joined the Tomcats it was a dream come true.  The team has been struggling the last few years but I’m determined to make them a household name again.  It’s tough being the new guy but when you’re as talented and highly paid as I am, you’re going to get some haters.   And most of them are my teammates. 

        I’m focused and I know what I need to do.  That’s why I don’t understand the owner T.K.’s decision to have me talk to Seth Blake. He’s a legend and all but he’s the past and I’m the future.  Sure, I party a lot and have a habit of saying all the wrong things to the media, but hey, it comes with the territory when you’re a hot commodity like me.  

        I’ll be making my debut in Off Season.  I don’t want a mentor but looks like I’m stuck with one.  T.K. may be teaching me a lesson for trashing Blake in an interview.  Either way, it looks like T.K. is taking Blake’s advice very seriously.  So I guess I have to play nice.

Update November 2016:  

So much has changed since meeting the Blakes.  Seth and his family are now part owners of the team.  He’s been mentoring me and I have to admit that he’s given me some good advice.  He still keeps an eye on me to make sure I don’t screw up, but I don’t mind.  It’s his job and besides, we’re sort of friends when he’s not bossing me around.

My life has gotten complicated recently and I hope to remedy that soon.  Too bad it involves getting help from Parker Carson.  I’ve never met such a stubborn, maddening woman in my life.   So what if she’s beautiful and smart, she’s also crazy. That woman lives to terrorize me.  But I know just the trick to throw her off her game…

I made my debut in Off Season. I stirred up some trouble in Worth the Wait.  Parker and I finally go toe to toe in Hard Target.  Winner takes all.

     See you soon,


#TheBlakeBoys #TheTomcats


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Copyright © 2016 Rhonda Laurel.  All Rights Reserved.

About Rhonda Laurel, Author

Rhonda Laurel is a multi published contemporary romance author known most notably for the Blake Boys series.

Posted on November 17, 2016, in Character Profiles, Contemporary Interracial Romance, Off Season, The Blake Boys Series and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Please don’t put Riley with Emma!! He needs a strong beautiful black woman who can show him a different way of thinking and living. Please Rhonda work your magic.

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  2. Seth is gonna have his hands full with this one. Why do I get the feel John Jacob is going to remind Seth Riley is a younger, past version of him. And I can see Seth shaking his head at the fact he’s now the old man teacher the young,stubborn think he know it all. I wonder who you have for him. He needs a quiet, plain and simple but beautiful black woman to make him see it’s not all about him. Since everyone is in Texas,there’s gotta be a teacher of Jake’s, Curly,The twins,or Jack that could tame him like Morgan worked on Seth and how all the Blake women tamed those wild and crazy Blake men. I can’t wait to read Off Season.

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  3. Mary E. Washington

    I just realized who Riley deserves. Tornado Emma Winterborne

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  4. Obviously, Riley didn’t learn anything from the Seth-Lamont battle royale

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  5. I’m looking forward to reading about how Seth will school this young man. Rhonda who are you going to match him with? I can’t wait to meet the woman who will tame Riley Sloane!

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  6. OMG. He’s going to learn his lesson real quick when he meets Seth.

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  7. Oh little boy I can’t wait to see how hard you fall, so where did you get your manners from the Lamont Bayers school of Etiquette Last we heard of him he was eating a BIG dose od humble pie. Now I know why EE Cummings said youth was wasted on the young.

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  8. Oh! “The pride before the fall” he will learn a lesson! from the Blakes & Reeds! let’s hope he learns it!

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  9. If you’re dumb enough to NOT listen to a 4 time winning Super Bowl champ you get what you deserve. Shape up or the league will ship you out. Ask Johnny football

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  10. Young’ins! They’ll never learn!

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  11. Mary E Washington

    Looks like Seth is going to have to teach this Little boy something about respecting his elders

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