In Review: Intercepted (Playbook #1) by Alexa Martin

Posted September 10, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Intercepted (Playbook #1) by Alexa MartinIntercepted by Alexa Martin
Series: Playbook #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Berkley
Format: eARC, 308 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

I will forever be grateful to Alexa Martin for snapping my week-long book/bookstagram/blogging slump, which I’m now referring to as the Great Slump of Late Summer 2018. Intercepted was one of my most highly-anticipated releases of the year and it exceeded all of my expectations. It was such a fun, swoony and sexy book.

I absolutely loved Marlee. I spent a good portion of the book literally laughing out loud thanks to her. She was super sassy, too. Gavin was everything I want in a hero, too. He was so sexy and swoony and he treated Marlee how she deserved to be treated. (Unlike the POS she was dating at the beginning of the book.) Who doesn’t love a sweet and devoted quarterback? Rawr. They played so well off each other and their chemistry was fantastic. I loved their second chance romance.

So, I have to admit, I was a little concerned when I started reading the book. But it was my own fault. I have a terrible habit of not reading a blurb before starting a book. So here’s this amazing heroine paired with this complete jackass and I’m like “Oh man, what did I get myself into? I can’t read an entire book with this dude.” Except with more profanity. Thankfully that is NOT the story I got. That’ll teach me not to read blurbs. (No it won’t.) But, I digress. Marlee and Gavin get an A+.

As a rabid football fan, I loved the behind-the-scenes look at the world of the NFL, too. If the WAGs in real life are anything like the ones in this book… whoa. The cattiness, the drama? Dang. It made for a good book, though. Marlee did a good job handling these women and I appreciated it. No doormat heroines for me, please and thank you! Such a great book all around. I loved the diversity and, well, everything about Intercepted. I can’t wait to get my hands on Fumbled!

FAVORITE QUOTES

Sometimes I like to hashtag my life. #CheaperThanTherapy

The problem with being an adult is absolutely everything. Bills. Work. The bone crushing disappointment of knowing the guy you want isn’t right for you. A slowed metabolism.

In the words of the infamous Ice Cube, today was a good day. #GangstaRapInspiration

About Alexa Martin

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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