From NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a sexy new standalone sports romance…
OUT OF BOUNDS!
Ready to be swept off your feet? Meet the witty, sexy, dirty-talking quarterback Drew in OUT OF BOUNDS! Grab your copy today!
“Out of Bounds smolders with heat, desire, and wicked swoon-worthy excitement!”
~Beneath the Covers Book Blog
“So much passion and intensity that you wouldn’t expect in a sports romance, but once again, Lauren Blakely BRINGS IT”
~Shayna Renee Spicy Reads
The first rule of football–don’t screw with a streak.
My career is finally looking up, and I’m leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I’ve ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.
But it’s not. And now I can’t get her out of my mind. Even when I’m playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.
And it turns out, she’s not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team.
I only have one goal this season–do my part as the team’s lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There’s no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he’s the quarterback.
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OUT OF BOUNDS Review:
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Surfing Angel Stars ~
Got a couple hours to spare?? A Fan of Lauren Blakely?? Love a sports themed standalone romance??
Well if you answered YES to any of those questions, then you need to pick up Lauren Blakely’s newest release Out Of Bounds. It was a fun, sexy and entertaining read.
Out Of Bounds is a standalone novella told in Dual POV. I know what many are thinking….ugh a short novella, well don’t let the length scare you away from reading this book. Lauren has managed to give us all the elements we see in a full length novel in a shorter version. She gave us lovable characters who were well developed and easy to connect with. She also gave us a great storyline. Nothing overly dramatic, but still filled with steam, laughs, and heart. And who doesn’t like a story about a hunky Quarterback. Perfect reading for the football season 🙂
In this book we meet Dani and Drew. Dani is a lawyer for a Professional Football team in Los Angeles. And Drew is an upcoming Quarterback, who is recently traded for the team that Dani works for. I loved that Lauren added the forbidden element to this story with the fact that they both work for the same football team and Dani is actually a couple years older than Drew. Dani and Drew meet under normal circumstances. Both are at the beach surfing, when a rogue surfboard hits Drew in the head. Dani goes to see if he is okay and doesn’t recognize him right away, but when she does, she doesn’t let on. They enjoy a normal afternoon of getting to know each other. Both are quite surprised to find out they work for the same team. What happens from here is a fun and witty story of these two coming together. I loved the banter and just how easy their relationship was. They just fit together perfectly. You definitely want to meet Dani and Drew for yourself. They are a refreshing couple to read about.
We do see some secondary characters in this story. We met Dani’s sister and Drew’s Best Friend. We also got to meet some other players on the team, which could lead to more stories for these characters 🙂
As always I loved this book and ended with a HUGE smile on my face. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Lauren’s and loves a football themed story. Although I will say the football theme isn’t overpowering in this book, so don’t let that scare you away from reading this gem!!!
“The perfect mix of sexiness, laughter, and sweetness.”
~Two Book Pushers
OUT OF BOUNDS Excerpt:
“Be on your best behavior, Drew,” he says, a teasing tone in his voice.
“I always am,” I reply, and the fact is, that’s true. Clean-cut is my nickname.
“And text if you’re done early.”
“If I’m done early, I’m having a date with my mattress.”
He groans. “You are the definition of no fun.”
I grin. “That’s me. That’s why Qwench wants me now. Because I know how to get a good night’s sleep and stay out of the line of fire.”
When I hang up, I step out of the car, hand the keys to the valet, and thank him. Then I head inside, where Stuart greets me in the room reserved for the event, claps me on the back, and introduces me to several people. A photographer snaps shots the whole time, and I play the role that’s hardly a role—the outgoing, non-trouble-making, peace-loving quarterback who doesn’t throw punches or raise fists, like others before me have.
Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex, and I also don’t speed. Squeaky clean indeed. Not even a traffic ticket on the record, and certainly no knocked-up teenyboppers with mini Drews baking in their bellies.
Stuart introduces me to the red-haired, freckle-faced guy who heads up this charity. “And this is Drew Erickson. He’s our new starter. We’re thrilled to have him on the team, especially since he’s already active with many wonderful charitable endeavors,” Stuart says to the ginger-haired guy.
We exchange small talk for a few minutes, then Stuart drops a hand on my shoulder and tells me there’s someone else he wants me to meet. “I’d love to introduce you to a sharp-as-a-tack woman who makes sure I don’t fumble,” he says, then winks in case I didn’t realize he was making a joke.
I smile to let him know I got it—fumbling humor and all—then my smile turns into a ruler-straight line when I turn on my heels and see my surfer angel.
Holy shit. She’s hot as sin in a red skirt, white blouse, and black heels. She holds a drink. Her blond hair is twisted on her head. Damn. The smoking-hot look is almost enough to make me forget she blew me off. My dick, the traitorous bastard, has already come down with amnesia. The fucker wants her.
“This is Dani Paige. She’s an attorney for the team,” he says, and I attempt to school my expression as I come face-to-face with the woman who ditched me.
And all I want to do is toss her on my shoulder, stalk to the bathroom, slam the door, and ask her why the fuck she didn’t call. Then when she tells me it was because she was too busy getting off to thoughts of me, I’d kiss the hell out of her until she melted in my arms and begged me to take her. I’d happily oblige. Hoist her up, hook her legs around my hips, and fuck her against the wall until she comes harder than she ever has before.
Instead, I shake her free hand. “Pleasure to meet you.” Then I whisper, just for her. “Jaws.”
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About Lauren Blakely:
Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US over three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1.5 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With twelve New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, and THE SEXY ONE which were all instant New York Times Bestsellers. In January she’ll release FULL PACKAGE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter.
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