Single mother Poppy Patterson has always done whatever was
necessary to make sure her son, Ace, is happy and thriving. Even if that
meant moving across the country when she was sixteen and now
working a job at a high-end nightclub that requires she wear a corset
and straighten her natural curls. But it pays the bills and she and Ace
are happy. Until one night when hotshot wide receiver of the Denver
Mustangs TK Moore walks into the club and she literally falls over.
TK is just as surprised to see Poppy, his high school girlfriend. After
nine years, he's never forgotten her and still harbors feelings for Poppy.
But when Poppy drops a bombshell, TK knows he's willing to do
whatever it takes to keep Poppy and Ace in his life. Thrust into the high
profile world of Denver Mustang football, Poppy has to decide if she's
willing to let TK back in after all these years...
A sassy and sexy contemporary sports romance! I thoroughly enjoyed
FUMBLED by Alexa Martin. Poppy
was a determined and independent heroine who did whatever it took to
keep her son happy. TK Moore was perfectly swoon-worthy, just the
right amount of cocky, and completely devoted to getting Poppy back
in his life. I loved the inside look at football wife/girlfriend life, which felt
authentically gossipy and hilarious! Considering Alexa Martin is a
former football wife herself, it was refreshing to see Poppy find her
"tribe" of women, even when there were catty comments coming from
other characters. The perspective is completely from Poppy, and at
times I wished I knew a little bit more from TK's POV, but I still found
myself relating and rooting for them both. There's a very real and
serious plot line about CTE, the brain disorder that the actual NFL is
currently grappling with right now. Poppy and TK have to deal with this,
and it was among their most emotional conversations. Overall, I loved
FUMBLED and can't wait for the
next Playbook novel!
A second chance doesn't guarantee a touchdown in
this new contemporary romance from the author of
Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when
she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After
years of hard work, she's built a life she loves. It may
include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more
stretch marks than she anticipated, but it's all hers, and
nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person.
T.K. Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver
Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. His
world is football, parties, and women. Maybe at one point he
thought his future would play out with his high school
sweetheart by his side, but Poppy is long gone and he's
When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of
places, emotions they've suppressed for years come rushing
back. But with all the secrets they never told each other
lying between them, they'll need more than a dating playbook
to help them navigate their relationship.