Three people. Three motives. Three reasons.
When the game leaves the field in the second book in the USA Today bestselling BY HIS GAME series and mixes with sex, lies, and betrayal, the future isn’t the only thing on the line…

Macey Kelly has sworn off men. Unless they’re going to zip in and out of her apartment—and her vagina—quicker than they can give her an orgasm, she’s not interested. Finding out her boyfriend of three years got her cousin pregnant was a total confidence knock. Luckily for Macey, confidence is
something she has in abundance, so all Mitch’s asshole move did was make her pretty cynical toward men.
The last thing Jack Carr needs at the start of the season is for a dark-haired, sexy as sin, gyspyesque beauty to be consuming his thoughts. Football is his life, which leaves no time for girls. Unless they’re the love ‘em and leave ‘em girls. Becoming one of the best running backs the league has ever seen by racking up the yards is his top priority… not bedding Macey Kelly, despite her affinity for blow jobs and total sexual abandon.
Avoiding each other is the perfect solution, but when your best friends are in a serious living together kind of relationship, that isn’t always an option. Sometimes, sex on tap is the easiest option. And the sweetest.
Until Mitch shows up with a bombshell that could shatter Macey’s perfectly carved out life. It’s been a year, but he isn’t giving her up, not now he has a chance at winning her back. And he knows her buttons. Every single one of them.
Unfortunately for him, Jack Carr isn’t a loser. The star running back has his eye on the Vince Lombardi—and on Macey. But seeing her hanging between them both isn’t something he’s down with, not when he discovers why she’s so against anything more-ish, as she puts it.Macey quickly realizes she’s the ball being passed between two desperate yet opposing teams, and that only one of them can score the touchdown. But will the winner be the guy she lived with and loved for three years, or will the winner be the guy who understands her and makes her body come alive?
In this game, someone will be sidelined, and calling the play isn’t always as easy as it seems.

(SIDELINED is a full-length, standalone novel. It’s not necessary to read BLINDSIDED before this book, but it is advised.)






“You’re not goin’ anywhere, baby.” He steps closer, his fingers twitching, his breath ghosting across my neck. “At least, you ain’t fuckin’ moving until you’ve told me why you’re avoiding me.”
“Isn’t it obvious? You and I are cut from the same cloth, Jack. We don’t do the post-sex thing.”
“Yet here we are.”
“It’s unfortunate.”
“That what you call it?” he laughs, low and husky.
“Yep.” I drink.
“Put the drink down, M,” he whispers. “It’s fucking with you.”
“Really? I thought that was you fucking with me,” I respond, turning to him and pressing a hand against his chest. “What the hell are you doing here?”
Like, right here. Literally.
“It’s my best friend’s birthday.” He smirks. “Why’ve you been staring at me all night like you wanna suck and bite my cock simultaneously?”
“I assure you it was the latter.”
“Sure it was.” Jack steps closer to me again, and I grab my glass with the hand closest to him so I don’t grab his ass or something, ‘cause, shit. He has a sweet-as-hell ass.
“It was.” I drink. Again. Where the hell are my girls? “I feel like dancing.” I finish the glass and twist my body away from his.
His hand finally falls from me as I stalk toward and then down the stairs. I slip into the moving crowd, but I’ve barely moved my hips when two large, strong hands clasp me and tug me backward. The wall of muscle my back slams into is solid, and I exhale on a whoosh even as I close my fingers against the ones clasping my hips.
“Nice try, baby,” Jack says into my ear. “Run if you want. I’m a running back. I’ll chase you and catch you every fuckin’ time.”
“Sounds like a promise you can’t keep, doll,” I reply, my breath catching when he moves my hips against his.
“Sounds like a promise you’re afraid of.”



* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4.5 Stars ~

As always…I truly enjoyed Sidelined by Emma Hart. Her books always leave me feeling happy and with a huge smile on my face. I love her writing style….she just sucks you in. She has an amazing talent at creating AMAZING heroes in her stories. Jack is no different….he might actually rank right up there with the Stone Men 😉 (at least for me)

I will say that it pained me not to give this book 5 stars because I absolutely loved Jack and I even loved Macey in the beginning of the story. But Emma took the book in a direction that I didn’t really like. Love Triangles are kind of a hard limit for me, but I read this book because what can I say…Emma Hart wrote it 🙂 but for that reason I had to go with 4.5 stars, because this book just reiterated why I don’t like LOVE TRIANGLES!!!!

Inevitably the heroine turns into a person I can’t stand. And sadly that happened with Macey in the second half of the book. To me there was no competition between Jack and Mitch, and there shouldn’t have been one for Macey either. Mitch is her cheating ex boyfriend who decided to come back into her life and try to win her back. What bothered me about Macey was as the story went on she started to forget the reason she hated Mitch to start with and was kind of willing to overlook it because they had a 3 year history together. I totally wanted to smack her upside the head!!!!

Even saying all of that I really did enjoy this book and I have to say that it was primarily because of Jack. That man is AWESOME!!!! Talk about a dirty talker with a heart of gold. He acted like a jerk sometimes and that all he wanted was sex, but deep down the man is a sweetheart. The way he was with his mom and what he did for her would melt anyones heart. As for the dickish behavior, he was only trying to protect his heart after having it demolished by his cheating ex girlfriend 4 years earlier. I mean him and Macey were actually pretty perfect for each other, both being scorned from past relationships.

Sidelined is the second in this series by Emma and I know it states that it can be read as a standalone, but I wouldn’t recommend it. We meet both Macey and Jack in Blindsided (Book 1) and I really think that book helps build their connection before reading Sidelined. Plus this book pretty much took up right from where Blindsided ended. No this isn’t a continuation of Book 1, but its like the timelines overlapped a little. Plus Ryann, Leah, Corey and Reid play such a big part of this book, that I think you need to read Corey and Leah’s story to get the full feel of the other characters and the relationship they have with both Macey and Jack.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Emma’s work, or if you like love triangles. If you aren’t a huge fan of triangles then this might not be the one for you, but it is still worth a try, you never know you might just love this book.







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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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From Emma Hart, the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series, comes a brand new series where the game is realer, the tension is tighter, the sex is hotter, and the stakes are the highest of all…

Two people. Two agendas. Two games.
What happens when the out-there It-Boy of football meets the secret It-Girl of fashion?
As the daughter of Hollywood’s sweetheart, Leah Veronica can’t even buy a coffee without finding her face on a magazine stand, so it’s no wonder she’s launching her first fashion line in secret. With it debuting at New York Fashion Week in just under a month, extra time in the spotlight is the last thing she needs.
The son of the best quarterback the league has ever seen, filling legendary shoes as the L.A. Vipers’ quarterback was inevitable for Corey Jackson. So was meeting Leah Veronica—the first girl to hand him his ass without putting a hair out of place.
Getting the handsome, prickly blonde into his bed becomes his number one goal. But getting the sexy, over-confident footballer the hell away from her becomes Leah’s—at least until she realizes the best way to do that is to give him what he wants.
If only it was that simple.
When Corey discovers who she is, and private photos of Hollywood’s finest find their way online, everything they thought they knew is thrown into disarray.
And when secrets are exposed and hearts are shattered, they have to figure out if they’ve been blindsided by love or reality, and if it’s worth running the extra yard to win the game they never meant to play.



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