Audience: Contemporary Sports Romance
Length: 320 pages
Author: Kortney Keisel
Release Date: April 28th, 2022
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Second chances are relationship Hail Marys. I’ll either win Whitney’s love or go home brokenhearted.
Whitney Savittieri is the one that got away, and I’ll do anything—including strategizing with my teammates—to get her back.
Never mind that she’s giving me the stiff arm and wants nothing to do with me. We’re going head to head, and I’m playing for keeps.
I’ve been in a lot of pressure-packed games, but the stakes are higher this time—my heart and my happiness are on the line.
I’m avoiding my ex like the plague—like a really, really handsome plague.
While Trey’s risen to fame in the NFL, my life has gone so far off track I’ve derailed and am careening into a ditch.
So I promised myself I’d never love again. It’s too risky—a woman can only take so much disappointment.
Giving us another chance is a mistake my future and my heart can’t afford.
Thank you to the author for an eARC.
ALL THE STARS FOR TREY.
This book was a good time and the lighter escapism read I was hoping for when it landed on my kindle. I LOVE sports romances and was ecstatic a closed door author I adore wrote one.
For the football aspects, I thought there was a perfect blend of Trey’s life and practices, games and such, but never so much to take over the point of the story, the romance. Easily one of the highlightable features of the plot. I have been missing football and this helped quench that!
I LOVED TREY. He was the shining beacon throughout the entire book. I loved how nervous he got trying to talk to Whitney. I loved how hard he worked for their relationship and the truly genuine good soul he has. He’s got that big golden retriever energy that never gets old to me. I want to soak up that optimism he holds on to so well.
Whitney was where I ran into issues. I was surprised at her reasoning for breaking up with Trey and how poorly it came off for her character growth. I understand some of her side of the story but I wish Whitney herself had put more effort into the relationship or at least apologizing in general.
In the end though, I loved this book. I needed something quick and enjoyable that made me laugh and grin and OH EM GEE I FORGOT TO MENTION THE KISSING SCENES. Absolutely the hottest thing about this book. Perfectly executed closed door romance kisses are my kryptonite and I was begging for them to kiss and THEY SURE DANG DID.
Overall audience notes:
- Contemporary Sports Romance
- Language: very little
- Romance: kisses
- Trigger/Content Warnings: absent parents, divorce (mentioned)