by Missy Johnson
Wildcard #1
Publication Date: September 4, 2014
Genres:Contemporary, Romance, Sports 
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Tour: Wildcard by Missy Johnson



That’s the number of women I’ve shagged in the last twelve months.

I’m Ryder Stevens.

Don’t pretend you don’t know me. I’m a god.

I’m hot, I’m British and I take what I want. I’m also the number one ranked tennis player in the world. But it’s my off court antics that gain the most attention. I cruise through life, running from one scandal to the next. Hell I can’t even take a piss without the world knowing about it.

Rules? Who gives a shit?

Rules are there to be broken and I’m the king of breaking them.

But even the king can be bought to his knees. I’m sidelined with an injury that changes everything.

Maybe my life isn’t so perfect after all…



* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *


~~ 5 “Cliffhanger” Stars ~~


So to start I am going to warn everyone…this book ends with a cliffhanger!!!  If you don’t like them then you are definitely going to want to wait until all 3 volumes of this story are released.  This ending is a nail biter….it definitely has my mind running.  I have a couple different theories and I can’t wait to see if I am right.


I have been a fan of Missy Johnson’s for awhile now.  I was excited when I saw she was releasing this book…I was surprised to find out that it was going to be a three part serial novel released within weeks of each other.  With that said I am still glad that I read this volume.  I love her writing style.  She wrote this story from Ryder’s POV, which I love.  I am always drawn to a story that is told in the male POV.


In this volume of Wildcard we meet Ryder, who is a professional Tennis player and a “bad boy”.  He is the extreme player when it comes to his personal life, but he makes no excuses for who he is.  Even though I should be turned off by a character like Ryder, I couldn’t help falling for him.  On the night before he is to play in the French Open Finals, he is entertaining some women and hurts himself.  From there is is required to be on bed rest for a month to try and heal.  Talk about torture for him.  During this time he receives a letter from a seven year old boy, pretty much telling him what a butted he is and that he is not cool.  Ryder doesn’t take to the letter to kindly and seeks out the boy who wrote the letter, who he meets is Jake’s (seven year old boy) mom Scarlett.  From there these two form a bond and friendship that was great to read about.  There is more to this story but I don’t want to give everything away, so you’ll just have to read it to see what happens between the two of them.


This was a very quick read that was sweet, funny and even quite steamy!!!  I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Missy Johnson, but also if you are looking for a great story with both friendship and love.  The ending killed me and I can ‘t wait to see where this story is going to go.







Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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