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A Wayside Tavern yRious issues Brynn may not have known any details but she was firmly warned about his character I mean it Do not talk to him Do not engage Ifou see him call me and get away from him My eyebrows furrow and fear snakes down my spine You re freaking me out He places his hands on my armrests I don t trust my brother so being freaked isn t a bad thing I mean he s a cop though I say mainly trying to make myself feel better He can t be that bad Max That little bit of power makes it easier for him to be the worst kind of personSounds pretty serious right So why in the world would Brynn push Eloise to date this man Honestly it s like what he said went in one ear and out the other Way to look out for For Fear of Little Men your fellow female I get that she had issues with her because she was hitting on Max but to get rid of her by distracting her with a possibly dangerous man I did not get that at all Her actions weren t adding up to me Up until this point I was digging on Brynn a lot She owns her own bar that caters to women she s snarky and intelligent and she s a take charge boss lady But there were moments where boss lady crossed over to weirdly bossy and it didn t work for me Like when she and Max were on a road trip and she was telling him what he was allowed to eat Or that he could choose the music IF she approved It came off as rude rather than funny or cute which started to niggle at my nerves The mystery of Max s brother finally comes out around 90% in the book Without going into specifics his brother Theo shows up to cause drama at the bar She listens to everything the man says and swallows every word of it This man whom she was told to never be alone with She automatically without hesitation chooses to believe his words over the man she claims to be in love with Proving that she has a disastrous level of trust in him and worse doesn t even realize her mistake on her own She has to be BASHED over the head with logic by her father and the Lady Mustangs before reluctantly seeing what was in front of her face all along Every one of her loved ones gave him their unconditional trust but she couldn t because of reasons When she blamed him for her lack of trust because he never confided in her I couldn t believe it Communication is a two way street lady I was so fed up with her by this point All of the air leaves me in one whoosh as memories I ve been working hard to suppress come rushing to the forefront of my mind Warnings he gave me about Theo The look of concern he wore when I told him Eloise was seeing him His insistence that I not ever be alone with TheoIs anyone else confused by that Why wouldou work hard to suppress these hints he was giving her about his brother She s suppressing warnings about someone who could cause harm That makes a lot of sense There should have been groveling after her actions because that was a MAJOR screw up on her part and the entire rushed event got brushed under the rug by him If I had one criticism of Max it would be that he was too nice at times As much as I loved him he should have held her accountable when she hurt him the way she did For a large portion of the book I would have given this a three despite my plot issues but then the ending happened and there wasn t any recovering from it I do really like this author s writing style unfortunately this particular story was a bit of a disappointment I felt a definite lack of connection to the characters romantic relationship which is than a minor issue for me personally You can t love them all though and I still look forward to seeing what s next in the Playbook series FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON I ve enjoyed the previous books
In This Series And Brynn Has Been A Character I this series and Brynn has been a character I loved so I was excited to see she was getting her own bookI liked Brynn well enough Her inner monologue was very odd to me as it came across like she was telling a story to someone Every time she clarified something or argued with herself it would take me out of the story I liked Maxwell He s charming and considerate and I would have loved open communication between the two of them Of course Vonnie is always fun and the relationship of all of the Lady Mustangs is delightful Plot wise it felt flimsy There wasn t a lot of direction and the few scenes of conflict that were supposed to keep things going felt out of place The big reveals slash secrets slash surprises all happened so close to the ending the resolution was immediate and it didn t feel as satisfyingview spoilerThe entire thread about Maxwell and his brother was weird I don t want to go into details but Brynn s actions and reactions to what should have been red flags were a little disappointing And there
were a lot of strange hints with Eloise that were either not addressed or added for no reason So a lot of strange hints with Eloise that were either not addressed or added for no reason So of this story felt like an afterthought to me hide spoiler Brynn Larson has a great life She owns the successful female centered bar HERS in Denver has a terrific group of girlfriends who provide fun and support enjoys a close relationship with her father and can find a handsome one night stand anytime she feels the urge But she and Maxwell Lewis of the Denver Mustangs have been dancing around each other for a few ears and maybe the time is finally right for them to actually get together These Alexa Martin books are the on going stories of a group of women the WAGS Wives and Girlfriends "Of The Denver Mustangs Football Team And " the Denver Mustangs football team and employees at HERS than straight up romances And this book is waaay the story of Brynn and her female friends than it is a romance I was expecting to see a lot of that handsome cover man than I did which was a little disappointing That said this was a mostly enjoyable read for me The female friendships in these books are the best part of this series and I was happy to spend time with these women I was especially happy that the Mean Girls plot threads of the previous two books were absent from this one There s still one female caricature in the form of Brynn s mother But other than that every woman in this book is rounded out and given a chance to be a whole human being The romance was a bit meh with a bit of uh oh for me though Maxwell is incredibly handsome an actual rocket scientist and happy to go to art museums with Brynn But he also has a bit of an anger management problem that never gets addressed What he does in the first chapter gets essentially glossed over for the rest of the book Brynn s behavior regarding the Big Obstacle to True Love was also a bit disturbing to me Then the Big Obstacle just gets magic wanded away much too easily It s as if the authoreditor realized there should only be five pages in the whole book so poof problem solved Seriously Also mini rant follows view spoilerBrynn goes on for the whole book about how much she does not want kids but of course by the end she is totally planning to have some because there appears to be a Romance Rule that ou cannot have a HEA with a childlesschildfree couple I don t have anything against babies and children I don t have any kids but it s not because I hate them but I would just once like to see childlessness presented as a viable happy ending Okay rant over hide spoiler. It until he screwed up He wishes he could tell her the truth about what happened that night but he just can't He can't tell anyone so he'll make amends and hope she'll forgive himBrynn's not like other women though Playing for the Mustangs doesn't impress her and gifts make her scoff Max will have to bring his A game if he hopes to win her ove.
BERKLEY AND NETGALLEY FOR ALLOWING MEand netgalley for allowing me read this book I absolutely love this series This would have been 5 stars if it hadn t ended the way it did I think I have come to find that Alexa Martin s endings just don t jive with me the way I wish they would and it makes me SAD because the rest of the book was chef s kiss I FREAKIN LOVED ITreview never to come because this was an impulse read and i ve already forgotten everything that happened Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Title BlitzedSeries Playbook 3Author Alexa MartinRelease date December 3 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre sports romanceOne of the things I was really looking forward to was of Alexa Martin s humorous dialogue It never fails to make me laugh out loud and put a smile on my face Make no mistake I was entertained by that aspect and had no problems with boredom Funny banter between the football players and the WAGs has been a staple in the series In Blitzed it was a case of too much of a good thing It got to the point while reading where I felt that too much of the book centered around the heroine s interactions with the Lady Mustangs and going placesdoing things that didn t move the plot forward at all The romance has neglected which caused it to feel superficial especially after what happened during the big conflict at the end Not only did that seem contrived but it was really upsetting I loved Maxwell He was a sweet introverted guy who was very down to earth He didn t let fame go to his head instead using his celebrity to help children with his own foundation He s an all around
Good Guy That Everyone Seemsguy that everyone seems collectively like Right away I connected to him and fell for the way he silently crushed over Brynn He s that uiet modest guy who will always be there when ou need him Which is why his violent outburst in the beginning of the book is really bizarre and out of character When he destroys some property one night while at Brynne s bar HERS How to Restore Your Bmw Motorcycle Twins 1950-1969 you know there had to be something seriously emotionally wrong to cause it Which brings me to the first hint of issue with the plot I kept waiting for this to be brought up again He apologizes pays for the damages and then it s like the entire thing evaporated from the heroine s head Wouldn tou think if Faerie you started dating the man who did something like that it would concernou Then he asks her out on a date There is an incident where she suspects he s arranging a hook up at his hotel when he excuses himself to take a call But does she communicate with him about it No She confides in her friends they say not to worry and then it s forgotten This is a common issue through the book She has trust issues because of her mom he has some sort of mysterious issue with his brother Yet they are only briefly contemplated through the book and then promptly ignored Zero communication between the two of them about these things and the self reflection was basically non existent Their personal issues were skimmed over in favor of sexy times and laughs with their friends Which is all well and good but I read romance for the actual romance At first I thought that this was just a slow burn situation between them as their friend faze dragged past halfway Not the case Once they did get together as a couple things continued on in the same manner Here s where the lack of clarification over Max s brother causes se. M a second chance The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later hat in hand It doesn't matter if he brings customers to her business she's still not going on a date with himMaxwell knows he made a mistake He'd been waiting to make his move on Brynn since the day he laid eyes on her and he was finally ready to go for. ,
TITLE BLITZEDAUTHOR Alexa MartinSERIES Playbook 3RELEASE DATE December 3 2019GENRE Sports RomanceRATING 2 StarsCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG ATTENTIONTHIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Noooooo How Why I had so much hope for BLITZED I can t evenI was so looking forward to Brynn s storyAnd it started out uite well I loved Brynn s snark sass and her insecurities in the beginning but they soon became a major issue Her snark turned into brashness and rude attitude at times that I didn t find appealing any longer Her insecurities and mommy issues should have been addressed in a way that should have been relatable but the author only ever touched on it shortly without going into much depth And then in the last 20 percent Brynn had an epiphany that she isn t like her mom and that was that I m not done with Brynn but first I need to introduce MaxwellThe hero of this story and the sweetest guy imaginable He is the shy introvert whose charisma shone from the pages and I m telling The Same and Not the Same you now that he s the only reason this book got a second star He was perfect He took care of Brynn when she was sick he was thoughtful honest and just a beautiful soul He never gave Brynn a reason to doubt himet when his brother told lies about him she rather believed Max s brother who she d been warned away from who Max even considered dangerous Goodbye Soldier War Biography yet Brynn threw another woman under the bus and encouraged her to date Theo all that to keep her away from her boyfriend the woman who wanted to be a voice for the women who needed it She never even considered that Theo could be the one lyingAnd if that wasn t enough after she came to her senses with the help of her friends she barged into Max s apartment and all was dandy No groveling Nothing NadaAnother character in this book stood out and that s Vonny She s a badass woman who should have her own booksI know Alexa Martin can do better She has proven it This story fell flat for me with all the things that weren t addressed like why Brynn never asked Max about the things she noticed about him She was far too busy thinking about jumping his bones I hope the next book will have Alexa Martin s magic again 5 STARS I freaking loved itAlexa Martin delivers a heartwarming fun and storyThis series is getting better and better Brynn and Maxwell were perfect for each otherI devour it in one sittingTheir relationship developed naturally both were well developed charactersThey were sweet and there was sexual tension between themMaxwell is a swoon worthy heroI love this series each book is refreshing and fun CW talk of sexual assault It s definitely a 25 but I m rounding down to 2 because GR still won t give us half starsIfou ve followed me for a while Cinnamon and Elephants: Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600 (Rijksmuseum country series) you ll know that I absolutely adored Alexa Martin s debut Intercepted Fumbled was fun too but u guess I had too much expectations But I couldn t lessen them for this book because it features one of my favorite characters since the beginning Brynne So imagine my disappointment when it didn t turn out that way This review might go into spoiler territory so please read atour own discretion The writing by the author is still fun and I m glad for that because it means I finished the book in a single sitting and never felt bored There is a lot of fun banter but it s mostly between the Lady Mustangs and while it could be over the top sometimes I enjoyed it It s always nice to see a supportive group of women And I liked that the author took time to develop a friendship between the MCs even though they were clearly attracted to each other I really enjoyed all the time they spent together getting to know each other better and their conversations brought a smile to my face But no communication between them about important issues was a trope that was used prominently and it totally soured my experience towards the end Brynne is
A Sassy Determined Entrepreneur Who Has Built A Community Forsassy determined entrepreneur who has built a community for with her bar and I have really admired her character since the beginning And she is still all that but she made so many decisions in this book that felt unlike her that I was disappointed She completely ignores red flags about a guy she has been warned is dangerous throws another woman into his path despite the warnings because she is scared that said woman might be interested in her boyfriend and finally decides to unconditionally believe whatever this guy tells her without ever giving her boyfriend a benefit of the doubt or the opportunity to explain And then she absolutely does no apologizing or groveling towards the end which completely ruined whatever I may have enjoyed in the first part of the book Maxwell is really the sweetest most introverted guy I ve read about in a while He is kind compassionate very considerate and just the kind of guy Valkea kuin lumi you want inour corner when the going gets tough His date ideas are the loveliest and his asking for verbal consent every time which I know is bare minimum but still really endeared me a lot to him I was completely in love with him since the first page So when the ending conflict happened I was pretty unhappy that he brushed it all off without even letting Brynne apologize properly because I thought it was a serious breaking of trust and I just couldn t believe it can be so easily resolved The side characters are always the best part of the books in this series and it was no different this time around I ve come to love all the women here and there were some cool additions too But Vonnie definitely stole the show here by being a great nosy friend a worthy leader of Lady Mustangs and also a badass lawyer and mother I also adored Brynne s father because he is lovely and supportive and just a delight to be around To conclude I just want to say I m pretty unhappy with the way this book turned out It has a good cast of characters the sweetest hero ever and a mostly wonderful heroine But there were lots of uestionable choices made and the no communication thing didn t work for me at all I don t know if there are gonna be any books in these series but I think I still wanna read whatever the author writes next But I definitely won t recommend
this one Spoilers ahead 15 things get a bit ranty so be preparedOne of Buzzfeed s top 16one Spoilers ahead 15 things get a bit ranty so be preparedOne of Buzzfeed s top 16 books to read this fall That s actually on right now and I just want to ask Where Where the hell is the ROMANCE book I paid 999 for NINE % %%%%% ninety nine people Grrrrrrrrrr1As much as I love Vonnie
and the girlsthe girls girlmance took up 80% of this book We get lots and lots of time with all the girls and even met new girls who ve been accepted into the fold or may be accepted We get lots and lots of time with the girls of HERS and the success story of Brynn s barwhat we don t get is lots and lots of BrynnMaxwell time who were supposed to be the freaking mcs of this book Brynn and Maxwell have been circling each other for 4 freaking How To Think Like A Manager for the CISSP Exam years and STILL we have to wait pass 50% for them to get together Areou kidding me2This was the weirdest most awkward pairing of this author s books to date There was no chemistry between Brynn and Maxwell as the previous couples enjoyed making this book an even greater disappointment3 I ve admired Brynn in the previous books an. Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can't best in this new football romance from the author of FumbledAccording to Brynn Larson Maxwell Lewis is trouble than he's worth She doesn't care if he's a football god with a rock hard body that brings most women to their knees After an encounter that ends poorly she's not interested in giving hi.