I hate him, but I want him...
I hate the emotional blackmail that my mom gives me for not being with Sebastian, the guy my mom wanted me to marry. I never wanted him. But if I don't, my mom will end her relationship with me.
I am only interested in the quarterback who I cheered for on the sidelines, even though I hate his guts. Regardless, I can't deny what my body and heart desire. But we are about to graduate and go our separate ways. What am I going to do?
I've always loved her, but I'm poorer than she knows...
Playing my last year in college as the star quarterback people thought I was, it was bittersweet. I hope I get drafted into the NFL to be able to help pay my family back for all they've done, and get them out of that trailer. But that would mean being far from Alexa.
She was the cheerleader I always wanted by my side. But man, she could be so stuck up sometimes! That was until our friends locked us up in the dorm and wouldn't let us leave until we sorted things out. I have no idea what will happen next...
This is a full length bad boy sports novel, with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a happily ever after.
©2016 Roxy Sinclaire (P)2016 Roxy Sinclaire
I don't feel like I can fairly review the story because the listening experience was so distracting, hence the 3 stars. The characters are college-aged so I would describe the story as young adult contemporary romance.
I hate to leave such negative feedback but the poor quality of the audio and lack of editing in combination with the lackluster narration ruined the experience of listening for me. The quality of the audio starts out well enough but then declines during later chapters of the book (beginning during Chapter 9) as if the narrator is in a tunnel.
Lynnae Stanwick's narration lacked inflection and depth. Her attempts at injecting emotion into the story were seriously limited - mostly she spoke more loudly or softly where emotion belonged.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
Thus was a very sweet romance. Alexa, the head cheerleader has always had a crush on Martin, the star quarterback, but their paths when crossed always wreaked havoc between them. Their friends locked them in Martin's bedroom to have them work things out, and that is exactly what they did. Now, the two are happily in a relationship, but have other obstacles to overcome. They come from completely different worlds, Alexa from a privileged background with a witch of a mother, and Martin from a tough, poor background with a loving mother. They need to figure out how to make the two worlds mesh. I really enjoyed their journey to their happily ever after.
I was not thrilled with the narrator, Lynnae Stanwick. Her distinction between male and female voices was not different enough to make me know who's POV was being read. It did make listening to it a little frustrating at times, but the storyline prevailed.
--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
The voice of the characters sounded young, naive, and a bit immature. These characters are in the process of finishing up their final months of college and getting ready to go into the real world. At that stage in life, I expect a higher level of maturity than what was displayed here.
The plot was very bland with nothing attention-grabbing or making it worth while to invest in the story or characters. There was a disconnect from the characters and all the sudden “requirements” of a romance novel. It all seemed too forced.
The epilogue was jam-packed with HEA’s and it was a bombardment of eye roll inducing information.
Overall, this book was a quick read for a lazy afternoon, but nothing to write home about.
As far as the audio goes, it was absolutely awful. There was constant skipping which led to words getting cut out, random pauses, and delays in the audio. There were also moments of low volume and then sudden high volume that was irritating. The narrator herself lacked emotion and cadence to her narrative. All of that really ruined the flow of the story and the listening experience as a whole.
If you want to check this book out, I highly suggest reading this book instead of listening to the audio version.
Random thought: Why is the subtitle, A “Bad Boy” Sports Romance? Martin wasn’t a bad boy. Like, at all. He was sweet and gentlemanly, and smart. No kind of bad was involved whatsoever.
*I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author/narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
Martin is the quarterback of the football team and Alexa head cheerleader. Martin's father was an ex football player who fell into addictive behavior and left his family with little money. Alexa comes from a rich family who want to pick her husband for her. One plot line I hated was the idea both Martin and Alexa had that they couldn't be together because of the difference of their wealth. This got old and tired. Eventually they got together and the end was a bit abrupt...I wish less time had been spent on the wealth aspect.
I disliked the narrator..she voice grated on me, the were too long of pauses, the emotions at many times felt contrived....Also the quality of the audio was bad...tinny some times, too loud, too soft....just bad quality
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