If you like your romances steamy and full of hot athletes, Fumbled by Alexa Martin is sure to fit the bill. This football romance features a second-chance storyline, a hunky football star, and a single mom.
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.
TK 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 moved on.
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.
I loved the second-chance aspect of this book, and the surprising way Poppy and TK are first reunited. Sparks fly almost instantly — but because of their history, it’s believable chemistry.
That said, every time a conflict arose, it seemed to be resolved so quickly — so I wasn’t really sure where the overall plot of the book was going. As a result, the book lacked some of the tension I normally enjoy in a romance; I didn’t need a life-or-death situation, but the stakes didn’t really seem significant up until the very end.
I still enjoyed seeing the second-chance romance play out, and TK getting to know the son he never knew about. If you’re a fan of football romances, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Fumbled is in stores now.