Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football - training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I'm suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on top of my f--kup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend's girl, Mia Mendez - the only woman I've ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.
I'm not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She's off-limits - and not just because she's working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We're both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.
Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed.
Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth.
I can't rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I'd climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.
The Blackhawk Boys, an edgy, sexy, sports romance series from New York Times best-seller Lexi Ryan. Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don't play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?
©2016 Lexi Ryan (P)2016 Lexi Ryan
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I don't usually like NA romances but the Summary tempted me and it was written by Lexi Ryan - an Author that repeatedly delivers a creditworthy book.. and she did just that by creating this emotionally charged love story. It's a story that is broken into parts and those parts are either in the past where emotions run high, where heartbreak happens and where tragedy strikes and it tells of lost opportunities, bad decisions and wrong choices. And it's also told in the present where feelings are numbed, attraction and chemistry are fought, secrets are revealed and two hearts slowly mend.
Mia had a choice of two handsome College football players.. one gave her butterflies and tingles and one was a steady 'safe bet'. But Mia ignored the butterflies, tingles and what her heart truly wanted as her head was telling her to stay away because his last name meant they were doomed from the start, that they were from different worlds and his last name meant they could never be together. However Destiny had other plans.. and together with Fate they created an emotional Tsunami that broke hearts, destroyed lives and left devastation in its wake. But out of the rubble of pain, misplaced guilt, anguish and sorrow the truth would set them free.. and the two soul mates would finally find happiness.
There were a rollercoaster of 'feels' in this very addictive and enjoyable dual POV love story which told of Arrow's unshakeable love and devotion for Mia.. his best friend's girlfriend, and his pain and torture over what he can never have. And it tells of Mia's strength in times of despair, her anguish over the 'if onlys' and her awakened heart because of Arrow. There's sex, romance, angst, drama, death, a mystery, sadness, twists, heartache and joy as Arrow and Mia finally find there HEA's.. together.
Worth a credit? A well written captivating meaty story with loveable, but a little lost, H/H, good supporting characters and the narration was great - so, in my book, that's a YES.. but the back/forth through timelines did get a wee bit frustrating for me. Even though I thought this creditworthy and gave it 4 stars - I really don't think I'll continue with the series because I prefer a more mature listen.
I love to multi-task whenever possible and audible allows me to keep up my voracious reading appetite while doing other things!
Let me start by saying that this HEA was a hard fight right up until the end. The prologue of this book will hook you. If you can tolerate all the back and forth, not just in terms of time but also POVs, the story will not disappoint.
Spinning out is told from the POV of Mia Mendez - a girl from a trailer park reeling from the divorce of her parents, incarceration and eventual death of her brother, and an alcoholic father. The second POV brought to us is Arrow Woodison - college football star athlete serving house arrest for possession of drugs. Mia and Arrow share an instant connection, but fate keeps them apart time and time again.
At the root of this story is the mystery surrounding a hit and run accident responsible for the death of Mia's brother, and complete disablement of Mia's boyfriend, Brogan.
I liked Mia's character. She was so strong despite life constantly stomping all over her. The world Ms. Ryan constructed for her characters was detailed with sub-plots abound to keep things interesting - maybe a little too much, actually. I missed football games, and day-to-day college life. Fair warning: there were very few happy times in this book - it didn't make me cry but man it was a depressing listen.
Narration deserves a solid 5 stars. Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne make a great narrating team. It would have been better had Summer read only the female dialogue, and Tyler handled the male dialogue but sadly very few audiobooks are recorded this way. With that said, each narrator did a good job intoning characters of the opposite sex.
Down to the most important question: credit worthiness. I vote yes. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I'll continue the series once they are published.
This book had me on an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. This story continually broke my heart time and time again then slowly glued it back. The universe just seemed to be against the main characters Mia and Arrow. Something always keeping them at arms length. Then when you throw in the tragedy of her brother's death and Mia's boyfriend as well as Arrow's best friend, Brogan's accident.
I had mixed emotions about Brogan who started out as the nice, charming, safe guy and then slowly evolved into the asshole who eventually cheated and wouldn't let her go but ultimately ending up a martyr.
My heart bled for Arrow most of the time especially because of the huge burden he carried on his shoulders. But the love he had for his Brogan was incredible to be able to back off of Mia when all he wanted was to keep her close. The love Arrow had for Mia was beyond words as well when he was able to acknowledge how much he kept her in the past and finally let her go.
Besides the fact that the story seemed a bit repetitive at times and kept jumping back and forth from present to past, This story was great and I definitely recommend it.
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