Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 20, 2019
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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Our love of hot jocks is never-ending.
Muscular football players. Passionate tennis pros. Sexy soccer stars. All sorts of alpha hotties, on the field and off.
Have no fear! The team is back again, and this time...it's thicker. You'll get your sports romance fix with brand-new stories from eleven bestselling authors.
Need one last summer fix? Dive into this anthology.
*This anthology contains original, never-before-seen stories from Ella Fox, Mandi Beck, Teagan Hunter, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Sara Ney, Rochelle Paige, Meghan Quinn, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, Emma Scott, and Kate Stewart.
In Review: My Thoughts
The Team Player 2 anthology includes 11 stories. My rating and review is based on six of them. I think overall this was a good anthology. The stories I read were excellent, but four of those were more or less prequel novellas. The stories I read in the original Team Player anthology were all full-length stories. I was expecting more of the same in part two. If not for that disappointment, I would be giving out five stars to this collection.
The Guy in the Middle (Kate Stewart)
I’ve still yet to read The Guy on the Right. (I know, I know. I need to get to it.) But right now I’m all about The Guy in the Middle. Harper and Lance struck a chord with me and I loved what I got of their story here. They were both strong and well-developed characters. Oh, the antagonistic banter and overall chemistry! I couldn’t get enough and unfortunately it ended way too soon for my liking. I need the conclusion ASAP.
Fast Break (Kennedy Ryan)
Fast Break was amazing. It was also what I would consider a complete story. Would I basically kill for more of Ean and Quinn? Hell yes. My feels were all over the place as I read, and it delivered a fair amount of heat, too. Ean and Quinn’s story was everything I love about Kennedy Ryan’s writing. This was a quick read, but still a very satisfying one.
The Teaching Hours (Sara Ney)
I adored this addition to the Douchebags series! I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Hannah getting a story since meeting her earlier in the series — and same goes for Rex, too. I was a little curious how a matchup between the two of them might work, but it was basically perfect. They balanced each other out nicely and their chemistry was fantastic. I’d take a few more chapters about them, but all in all I’m happy with how this one wrapped if there’s not more to come.
A Slice of Love (Teagan Hunter)
I love a good second chance romance and Teagan delivered just that with A Slice of Love. There was a lot more to Jonas than met the eye and I was hopefully into him. Frankie was a fantastic heroine. I loved seeing them get a shot at a second chance after a pretty disappointing try the first time around when they were younger. There was a lot of story packed into this one, but there’s still more to tell and I’m jonesing for the rest of it. It was cute, funny and romantic, but I need the ending for their story.
Holt’s Story (Meghan Quinn)
I usually love Meghan’s unique brand of humor, but I struggled to get into this story at first. I rolled my eyes through the first chapter or so because the boys were so … boys. Drunk boys at that. That said, I really ended up connecting with Holt and Harmony and their story once I got through the initial bumps. They were a really cute pairing. I enjoyed their banter. Unfortunately, it ended far too soon for my liking. It was a quick and sexy read, but not a complete story.
Dear Ava (Ilsa Madden-Mills)
Dealing with Ava’s sexual assault (though not on the page), this was the darkest of the stories in an otherwise fairly light anthology. I was also 1000% into the story. Ava’s attitude was a throwback to Nora’s in Very Bad Things, one of my favorite books by this author. Ava wasn’t here for anyone’s shit and I appreciated that. Knox got a little bit of a side-eye in the beginning, but I ended up falling for him pretty darn hard. This was another incomplete story though… and I need more.
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