In Review: Block Shot (Hoops #2) by Kennedy Ryan

Posted March 6, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Block Shot (Hoops #2) by Kennedy RyanBlock Shot by Kennedy Ryan
Series: Hoops #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 10, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 444 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge

They're two sharks in a fish tank...


If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...
The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.
Her anger is... arousing.
Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me... well, you know.
If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.
I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it.
I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up.”
They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.
Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game?
She doesn't even know how to play.


If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.
One night. One epic fail. One dollar... and I'm out.
I've moved on.
I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.
Anything they can do, I have done better.
They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.
And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?
Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.
I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.
Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real.
But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.

In Review: My Thoughts

Block Shot was ahhhhhhhmazing. I’m convinced Kennedy Ryan is incapable of writing anything less. Also? I’m kicking myself for letting it sit around on my TBR for as long as it has. After the amazingness that was Long Shot, I should’ve dropped everything to jump into this book the minute it was released. Alas, I did not. I am thrilled I read it so close to the release of Hook Shot, though. I can’t quite call it a binge, but at least everything will be fresh in my head.

Banner was a badass and inspiring heroine. I basically want to be her BFF. I am here for the curvier heroines in romance. Can we talk about how cool her job is, too? Basically anything involving sports would be a dream job for me, but an agent at the top of her game? Love. Jared was super swoony. I mean, there were a few moments when I doubted him, but they were pretty short-lived. One of my favorite things in romances is when the hero is 1000% in for the heroine and that was certainly the case here. Even though there was someone else in her life at the time. Parts of their story are messy, no doubt, but overall it was gorgeous. Quite a ride, but gorgeous.

I think what always makes Kennedy’s stories stand out to me is the layers in it. You can read it for the romance and the characters and thoroughly enjoy it, but you can also look a little deeper and find MORE. I loved Long Shot, but parts of that book were nearly impossible for me to read because they were so triggering. Banner and Jared’s story was bumpy at times, but I didn’t experience the same anxiety while reading it. Sure, I was a little nervous in some moments about the possibility of a future for them, but it wasn’t like with Long Shot. Boy, did these two do things to my heart. I’m a Kennedy Ryan fan for life.

Favorite Quotes:

My confidence has never been dictated by the number on the tag in my jeans. I know what I am and I know what I’m not, and I’ve made my peace with that. 

“I don’t give a damn about odds. Odds don’t tell me what I can’t do. Odds just tell me how hard I’ll have to work to get what I want. Don’t allow anyone to make you feel less.”

She is day and I am night. When day and night are absolutely equal, it’s equinox. Banner is my equinox. 

“I saw you first. I had you first. I want you back.”

“You can’t unfuck what’s been fucked, Ban.”

“I don’t deserve you, Jared Foster. But I’m going to have you anyway.”

About Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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