Re-Read Review: Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

Posted January 16, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, Audiobook Review, In Review, Re-Read Review / 0 Comments

Re-Read Review: Drumline by Stacy KestwickDrumline by Stacy Kestwick
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Audiobook, Length: 9 hours and 5 minutes
Narrator: Stephen Dexter, Tracy Marks
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it.
She expects there to be tension. Even friction.
But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.


In Review My Thoughts

Hey there! While I wasn’t successful in the Re-Read Challenge in 2016, I did find that I loved the recommended format of the reviews so I’ve decided to keep it for my re-read reviews going forward. It looks a little different than my typical reviews, and I’m ok with that. ?

WHEN I First Read

September 2017 (Kindle)
First Re-Read: December 2017 (Audiobook)

WHAT I Remember

It’d been less than three months since I read it the first time, so I remembered more or less everything about the book. I remembered Laird being sexy and swoony with a dirty mouth that made me fan myself. I remembered Reese as sassy and nothing short of amazing. Of course I’m not going to get into all the details of the story, but I was pleased to learn I remembered most of them, too. Drumline was a special book for me and I’m glad I decided to reread it when I did. Laird and Reese’s story isn’t just sexy as hell, but I also found it empowering and sweet. A couple of the side characters totally left a mark on me, too. Tears were shed with this book… both times.

WHY I Wanted to Re-Read

I totally loved this book the first time I read it. In fact, I was borderline obsessed with it and binged it in one sitting. Since Stacy was a new-to-me author, I decided it was mandatory that I binge her backlist and I just never got around to writing a review. A few weeks past and then I saw it was coming out in audiobook soon and I decided I HAD TO read it again — something I’d been wanting to do anyhow — and I’d be better off writing my review with the book fresher in my mind. But most of all, I just loved it so much the first time around that I NEEDED to read it again.

HOW I Felt After Re-Reading

I loved Drumline every bit as much the second time around. The sexual tension was still every bit as hot this time and I still got punched in the feels a couple of times, too. I thought both Stephen Dexter and Tracy Marks did justice to Laird and Reese and their story. Their performance was entertaining and listening to the book gave me a slightly different experience than reading it did the first time. Which is why I love audiobooks so much, but that’s a topic for another time.

WOULD You Re-Read Again?

Oh yes. I have every intention of rereading it in the coming year, in fact. Probably long about August when I am SO VERY READY for college football that I binge all the books to hold me over.


“Damn, I’m fresh out of pity this morning. The only thing I brought with me today was some attitude and a metric fuckton of badassness.”

“Here’s the thing. When I sleep with someone, I don’t want him to still need practice at it. I prefer my men to already know what the fuck they’re doing in the bedroom.”

“There’s this new girl on the floor, osteosarcoma, and, Laird… she sets off my heart monitor. It starts going really fast and I watched it the other day, the line jumped funny and Mom got scared, but the nurse said it was just a skipped beat. I want her to make it skip more.”

“Ask me your questions. Then I’m going to make you say my name over and over again until I know every version of it coming from your lips by memory.”


About Stacy Kestwick

USA Today bestseller Stacy Kestwick is a Southern girl who firmly believes mornings should be outlawed. Her perfect day would include puppies, carbohydrates, and lounging on a hammock with a good book. No adulting, cleaning, or bacon allowed.


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