Book Review: Intercepted (Playbook #1)

Title: Intercepted (Playbook #1)

Author: Alexa Martin

Pages: 308

Format: paperback

Genre: adult, romance, contemporary

Publication Date: September 11, 2018

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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 actually enjoyed most of this book. The one thing I enjoyed the most were the characters. I loved Marlee, Gavin, and especially Naomi. They had so much personality, and they were very humorous. I found myself laughing through most of this book, not in a bad way, but because these characters were hilarious.

Honestly, just the story’s plot caught my attention right off the bat. I felt like I was watching Football Wives instead of reading and it was the best feeling. I finished this within like 24 hours, I was addicted to the story. I honestly can’t wait to read book 2.

Although I loved this book and gave it a 4/5, I had some issues. The biggest thing, which I see other people have issues with, is the hashtags! They are literally on almost every page. It bothered me throughout the whole book. Luckily it didn’t ruin my entire experience, but still!

Also, the ending was definitely rushed. It took a long time for our character to get with the love interest, and then the ending is just rushed. Like, I wanted to see the proposal! I wanted to read her bag the ring! lol. But other than that, a really good book and I’m hoping book 2 doesn’t have hashtags. Fingers crossed!

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