Blitzed (Playbook, #3)

Blitzed (Playbook, #3) Maxwell Has Finally Met An Opponent That He Can T Best In This New Football Romance From The Author Of FumbledAccording To Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis Is Trouble Than He S Worth She Doesn T Care If He S A Football God With A Rock Hard Body That Brings Most Women To Their Knees After An Encounter That Ends Poorly, She S Not Interested In Giving Him A Second Chance The Last Thing Brynn Expects Is For Him To Turn Up At Her Bar Months Later, Hat In Hand It Doesn T Matter If He Brings Customers To Her Business She S Still Not Going On A Date With HimMaxwell Knows He Made A Mistake He D Been Waiting To Make His Move On Brynn Since The Day He Laid Eyes On Her And He Was Finally Ready To Go For It Until He Screwed Up He Wishes He Could Tell Her The Truth About What Happened That Night, But He Just Can T He Can T Tell Anyone, So He Ll Make Amends And Hope She Ll Forgive HimBrynn S Not Like Other Women, Though Playing For The Mustangs Doesn T Impress Her And Gifts Make Her Scoff Max Will Have To Bring His A Game If He Hopes To Win Her Over 4.5 5 starsBlitzed is the third book in the Playbook series This is a series of interconnected standalone books Each book has its own female narrator But a lot of the supporting characters are in all of the books.This book is a sports contemporary romance football It is sexy But it is also funny and has a romantic comedy Chick lit vibe.I have read both Intercepted and Fumbled and really liked them both So I was so anxious to get to read this third book in the series I adore these books and I absolutely love that the author was an NFL wife So she knows exactly what she is writing about.The narrator of this book is 32 year old Brynn 1st person POV She was in both of the previous books Her best friend is Marlee narrator of book one She owns HERS the bar where a lot of the scenes in the previous books take place.The epilogue of Fumbled was about Brynn and Maxwell It seems to be the same timeline as chapter one of Blitzed.The story takes place in Denver and is centered around the Denver Mustangs football team Maxwell is the defensive back for this team.There was so much to like about this book I absolutely love the WAGS wives and girlfriends of the Mustangs And I adore when they have team meetings or go to HERS bar And I really like Love the Player the new reality show that follows the wives and girlfriends of the Mustangs.I love that Poppy, Ace and TK are in this book Poppy is the narrator of Fumbled Marlee narrator of first book is not really in this book although she is in the epilogue I also loved Vonnie, the Lady Mustang in this book the most.I really liked Brynn She is such a strong woman I loved seeing her go to football games I loved that she is obsessed with musical theatre The book is fun and sexy But it also deals with a few serious issues I think these added a lot to the story Overall, this was a great addition to the series If you love sports romance this series is fantastic And I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book in the series Thank you Berkley and netgalley for allowing me to read this book I absolutely love this series I realize this book isn t out for a few months but when football is in the air and a new Alexa Martin sports romance hits your kindle, you do not wait to jump right in And I m so glad I didn t Brynn and Maxwell s slow burning friends to lovers romance was exactly what I needed today, a deliciously addictive story of friendship, football and fierce attraction I did nothing this weekend but devour Blitzed and now that I m finished, all I can think about is watching a game while drinking good beer and fist bumping the deliciousness that was this storyline I loved the dynamic between these characters Maxwell Lewis is most certainly the strong, silent type and Brynn is his polar opposite She s loud and unapologetically independent and together they develop a friendship that only mildly disguises their rapidly growing attraction It was ADDICTIVE and sexy and wildly entertaining watching their chemistry come to a rapid boil And, , it was so much fun watching their friends cheer them on from the sidelines If you haven t read the other books in this series yet, I can t recommend them enough I m an addict, completely obsessed with Alexa Martin s Playbook series I m consistently rapt by the hilariously glamorous lifestyles of the WAGS, and the blissfully romantic yet achingly complicated stories that evolve in each book If sports romances packed with witty banter and smart plotlines are your jam, these books are sure to end up in your hall of fame I adored this book I felt giddy as hell from all the feels in this story, laughed my butt off over the antics of the Lady Mustangs, and my heart broke over how unpredictably painful it became in certain moments Blitzed is the full package, a MUST READ I can t recommend this book and this series enough Title BlitzedSeries Playbook 3Author Alexa MartinRelease date December 3, 2019Cliffhanger NoGenre sports romanceOne of the things I was really looking forward to was of Alexa Martin s humorous dialogue It never fails to make me laugh out loud and put a smile on my face Make no mistake, I was entertained by that aspect and had no problems with boredom Funny banter between the football players and the WAGs has been a staple in the series In Blitzed, it was a case of too much of a good thing It got to the point while reading where I felt that too much of the book centered around the heroine s interactions with the Lady Mustangs, and going places doing things that didn t move the plot forward at all The romance has neglected which caused it to feel superficial especially after what happened during the big conflict at the end Not only did that seem contrived, but it was really upsetting I loved Maxwell He was a sweet, introverted guy who was very down to earth He didn t let fame go to his head, instead using his celebrity to help children with his own foundation He s an all around good guy that everyone seems to collectively like Right away I connected to him and fell for the way he silently crushed over Brynn He s that quiet, modest guy who will always be there when you need him Which is why his violent outburst in the beginning of the book is really bizarre and out of character When he destroys some property one night while at Brynne s bar, HERS, you know there had to be something seriously emotionally wrong to cause it Which brings me to the first hint of issue with the plot I kept waiting for this to be brought up again He apologizes, pays for the damages, and then it s like the entire thing evaporated from the heroine s head Wouldn t you think if you started dating the man who did something like that, it would concern you Then he asks her out on a date There is an incident where she suspects he s arranging a hook up at his hotel when he excuses himself to take a call But does she communicate with him about it No She confides in her friends, they say not to worry, and then it s forgotten This is a common issue through the book She has trust issues because of her mom, he has some sort of mysterious issue with his brother Yet they are only briefly contemplated through the book and then promptly ignored Zero communication between the two of them about these things, and the self reflection was basically non existent Their personal issues were skimmed over in favor of sexy times and laughs with their friends Which is all well and good, but I read romance for the actual romance At first I thought that this was just a slow burn situation between them as their friend faze dragged past halfway Not the case Once they did get together as a couple, things continued on in the same manner Here s where the lack of clarification over Max s brother causes serious issues Brynn may not have known any details, but she was firmly warned about his character I mean it Do not talk to him Do not engage If you see him, call me and get away from him My eyebrows furrow, and fear snakes down my spine You re freaking me out He places his hands on my armrests I don t trust my brother, so being freaked isn t a bad thing I mean, he s a cop though, I say, mainly trying to make myself feel better He can t be that bad, Max That little bit of power makes it easier for him to be the worst kind of person.Sounds pretty serious, right So why in the world would Brynn push Eloise to date this man Honestly, it s like what he said went in one ear and out the other Way to look out for your fellow female I get that she had issues with her because she was hitting on Max, but to get rid of her by distracting her with a possibly dangerous man I did not get that at all Her actions weren t adding up to me Up until this point I was digging on Brynn a lot She owns her own bar that caters to women, she s snarky and intelligent, and she s a take charge boss lady But there were moments where boss lady crossed over to weirdly bossy and it didn t work for me Like when she and Max were on a road trip and she was telling him what he was allowed to eat Or that he could choose the music IF she approved It came off as rude rather than funny or cute, which started to niggle at my nerves The mystery of Max s brother finally comes out around 90% in the book Without going into specifics, his brother Theo shows up to cause drama at the bar She listens to everything the man says and swallows every word of it This man whom she was told to never be alone with She automatically, without hesitation chooses to believe his words over the man she claims to be in love with Proving that she has a disastrous level of trust in him and worse, doesn t even realize her mistake on her own She has to be BASHED over the head with logic by her father and the Lady Mustangs before reluctantly seeing what was in front of her face all along Every one of her loved ones gave him their unconditional trust, but she couldn t because of reasons When she blamed him for her lack of trust because he never confided in her, I couldn t believe it Communication is a two way street, lady I was so fed up with her by this point All of the air leaves me in one whoosh as memories I ve been working hard to suppress come rushing to the forefront of my mind Warnings he gave me about Theo The look of concern he wore when I told him Eloise was seeing him His insistence that I not ever be alone with Theo.Is anyone else confused by that Why would you work hard to suppress these hints he was giving her about his brother She s suppressing warnings about someone who could cause harm That makes a lot of sense There should have been groveling after her actions because that was a MAJOR screw up on her part, and the entire rushed event got brushed under the rug by him If I had one criticism of Max, it would be that he was too nice at times As much as I loved him, he should have held her accountable when she hurt him the way she did For a large portion of the book I would have given this a three despite my plot issues, but then the ending happened and there wasn t any recovering from it I do really like this author s writing style, unfortunately this particular story was a bit of a disappointment I felt a definite lack of connection to the characters romantic relationship which is than a minor issue for me personally You can t love them all though, and I still look forward to seeing what s next in the Playbook series FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON Intercepted Fumbled After devouring the first two books of this series this month, I was super excited to get to Brynn s story She came off so sassy and I just knew I would love her book Sadly friends, that didn t happen.What I did enjoy from this book was being back in the Mustang community and the friendship between the women Every time these ladies are together I never fail to laugh The way they are so in tune with one another and so protective of each other never seems to amaze me The actual story between Brynn and Maxwell I don t know another word for how I felt while reading except boring I didn t feel any chemistry between them and the turn from friendship to romance wasn t believable to me I can t love a romance novel if there isn t a romance to actually root for Besides the romance not being what I expected, the biggest disappointment for me was Brynn I really don t believe that this was the woman who was so sassy and had the best concept for a bar It s like she was a watered down version of the person we got to see in previous books She came off a bit immature and almost whiney I also didn t like some of the choices that her character made While this didn t live up to my expectations, I still plan on continuing this series and I hope the next book will be about Eloise TW Talks of sexual assault I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.Blog Instagram Twitter There s something so engaging and addicting and unputdownable about Alexa Martin s writing Maybe it s that she writes football romance with such an authentic voice She doesn t shy away from the actual football and I have the feeling I m getting this perfect mix of fantasy meets reality and it somehow enhances the fantasy I can t put my finger on it, but suffice to say these books are like decadent treats for me I luxuriate in them, I gobble them up with gluttonous greed, and I am always, always satisfied Blitzed was no exception I felt that delicious dull ache in my heart as it yearned for Maxwell and Brynn to fumble their way toward each other I loved the slow burn between them I loved that after a couple false starts, they found a solid friendship foundation that made their love story so much satisfying in the end There were a couple little blips that kept this from being five stars for me I felt like the way Brynn handled the conflict wasn t necessarily true to her character, and then I felt like the whole thing wrapped up a little too quickly and a little too neatly after it hung over their story like a little black cloud for almost the entire book There were some areas where I wanted to go a little deeper and hit a little harder But they were just that blips in an otherwise perfectly executed, perfectly satisfying love story.And I was satisfied Like I said, Ms Martin s writing hits all my sweet spots authentic dialogue, sparky banter, and sweetly sizzling chemistry that is like a happy pill for my romance loving heart I am hooked, and will be back for and , and of this amazing goodness Shelly, 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Steam Fans The third book in the Playbook series and Alexa Martin does not fail to bring it once again Brynn is the bar owner and pivotal location in the first two books so it was only fitting that we got to know another strong, independent, women Brynn and Maxwell have a friendship were their chemistry is seen by everyone but the two of them Brynn has deep commitment issues from her past and Maxwell has family secrets as well I loved the banter between the two of them and their journey is super sweet without being dependent on each other to find happiness This story was everything I needed and , strong independent characters, fun and sexy banter, and a different story line once again I have been on this journey with Alexa Martin since last year when she released the first book in this series You guys I am so happy that I took a chance on this author She is an absolutely amazing, creative, and inspirational author I wish her all the best along this journey and will continue to support her work This specific video review will be in the September 2019 wrap up For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel Steph s Romance Book Talk. Note I received this as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book is 6 out of 5 stars I didn t realize it was the 3rd in the series until I had it downloaded and even with that confusion, this book was absolutely incredible Brynn is a strong female who runs a bar for women and is an actual, certified badass and oh, yeah, her hunk just happens to be a professional football player There s so many supportive and uplifting female characters, so many shared successes, and so much wholesomeness and positivity I could burst I feel like I need to apologize to myself for not reading Alexa Martin sooner This is the contemporary romance author to read. Brynn and Maxwell are a delight together She s the outgoing and defiantly single owner of HERS, the women centric Denver bar where the stars of a reality show like to hang out He s the quiet, talented defensive back for the Denver Mustangs Watching them slowly trust each other and give in to their mutual attraction is a pleasure Plus, they bond over old Parks and Rec episodes What s not to like This book ended up being a good read but it was really slow in parts and I spent way too much time waiting for something to happen I did enjoy seeing all of our friends from the previous books but was bummed that I wasn t as invested in Maxwell and Brynne s romance as I was in Ace and Poppy s romance Oh well, we can t win them all. I loved the first two Playbook stories and was excited to see Brynn getting her own book Brynn was such an important part of Poppy and Marlee s HEAs She was all about women helping women, and I was so happy to see her finally get her own HEA Brynn was driven and determined Her desire to create a place for women by women was something I really admired about her, but deep down, she was dealing with some really deep wounds due her mother s abandonment, and this kept her from having any real romantic relationships I was glad Maxwell came along and was able to break through her walls He formed a genuine connection with her, that went beyond attraction I found their romance very tender and sweet, and I was totally onboard that ship As much as I enjoyed the romance, I LOVED the focus on our Lady Mustangs All three books featured a great female friendship, but I feel like Martin really put this one on center stage I had the best time with these ladies, and Vonnie was such a break out star in this book I just love that woman Going to games, having drinks, and even being at the filming for the reality show, Love the Player, made me giddy, because these ladies knew how to have a good time, and they also knew how to be stupendous friends I got a little emotional during the epilogue There was a scene, where Brynn was standing, hand in hand, with Marlee and Poppy, and it felt a bit final to me I am not sure if this was the last book in the Playbook series, but if it was, I really enjoyed getting to be part of this world HOWEVER, I do hope there will be Playbook stories in my future, and that I will get to spend even time with the fantastic Lady Mustangs ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

➾ Blitzed (Playbook, #3)  Free ➵ Author Alexa  Martin –
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Blitzed (Playbook, #3)
  • Alexa Martin
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 9780451491992