The Playbook Series, Book 3
From the publisher:
One of Buzzfeed’s 16 Romantic Books To Read This Fall
One of Popsugar’s Best Books for Winter
One of Refinery29’s Best Books of December
“Definitely a must-read!”—La La Anthony, New York Times bestselling author
Maxwell Lewis has to make the play of his life in order to breach the woman of his dream’s defenses in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.
Brynn Larson owes a lot to reality television and professional athletes. Her bar hit new heights of success after becoming a local haunt for the Denver Mustangs players and their WAGs. But although she’s grateful, that doesn’t mean she’s crazy. And that’s exactly what she would be to ever consider dating a professional athlete. Even if it’s Maxwell Lewis, whose shy smile makes her wonder what going on behind those beautiful brown eyes.
Maxwell knew from the moment he met Brynn that she was going to change his life. It was only a matter of time. But when he finally makes a move, fate conspires against him and everything goes wrong. Now he has to show her that their potential is real. Too bad for him, Brynn isn’t fooled by his glamorous NFL life, and when ghosts from both their pasts make a sudden reappearance, she must decide who she can trust. But when the person she’s most afraid of is herself, navigating life’s tackles is harder than anticipated.
This is one of my favorite series. I love sports romances, and since Martin’s husband was an NFL player, she has a strong background to build on. Brynn has been in the previous books in the series, but as a minor character, the woman who owns the bar that all the football wives hang out in. In this latest entry into the series, Brynn is the star. Well, really Maxwell Lewis is. He’s a star football player on a fictional Denver NFL team. He also seems shy, especially around Brynn. That is only one of the hurdles this romance has to get over. Brynn is fiercely independent and doesn’t want to ever get involved with those narcissistic football players. But something about Maxwell really draws her to him.
Eventually, Brynn and Maxwell get their happily ever after, but it is the getting there that is so much fun. I love these women, well, most of them; we are definitely supposed to hate one or two. Martin tells a really good story with lots of humor, wonderfully drawn characters, interesting settings, and some hot sex. Another excellent addition to the series.
1/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
BLITZED by Alexa Martin. Berkley (December 3, 2019). ISBN 978-0451491992. 336p.