BOOK REVIEW ⎜Intercepted by Alexa Martin

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RATING

Fluttering somewhere between chick lit, women’s fiction and sports romance, honesty takes this book outside the boundaries created by genres.

Book Infos

Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there’s a new player on the horizon, and he’s in a league of his own…

Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She’s definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There’s just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he’s nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team’s wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee’s return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation.

Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin’s relationship to survive the season.

Author : Alexa Martin
Title : Intercepted
Series : Playbook #1

Number of pages : 308
Publisher : Berkley
Release Date :  September 11th 2018, 2018
Genre : Contemporary

The Angry Reader Review

You just complimented me while yelling at me. Now I don’t know if we’re still fighting or if I get to kiss you yet.

I’m vacillating between a 4 and 5 stars read. For now we’re gonna leave it at 5. I’ll adjust in the future if it’s necessary.

I felt the writing style was different than anything I’ve read. Fun without being over the top. And the problems felt like real problems – a little zany but realistically handled. Marlee was such an admirable heroine, and Gavin was total heart-eyes.

Marlee, with her crap boyfriend, is surrounded by a crap group of football wives. And then her boyfriend is gone and Gavin is there. The timing is awful and Marlee tries to resist Gavin, but he is irresistible…until he isn’t. Homeboy messes up, and messes up big. I loved their problems, and more than anything I loved how they handled them. And then there’s the fact that Marlee just got out of a relationship – should she really be in another one?

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to be friends with a character as much as I want to be friends with Marlee. From her hashtags to her margaritas to her tellin the truth when it needed to be told. She was a cool chick with her head on straight in a world that wanted her to be a dick. Marlee’s sass made the book, and Gavin’s sexiness was the icing on the cake.

I look forward to more from Ms Martin with serious anticipation.

I try my hardest to wrangle my wild hair into a bun and when I look at the finished product I know what Churchill meant when he said, ‘Sometimes your best isn’t good enough.

Fluttering somewhere between chick-lit, women’s fiction and sports romance, honesty takes this book outside the boundaries created by genres – making it one of my favorite reads so far this year.

Author Bio & Links

Alexa Martin is a writer and stay at home mom. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a former NFL player who now coaches at the high school where they met, their four children, and a German Shepherd. When she’s not telling her kids to put their shoes on…again, you can find her catching up with her latest book boyfriend or on Pinterest pinning meals she’ll probably never make. Her first book, Intercepted, was inspired by the eight years she spent as an NFL wife.

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