Hail Mary

Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Jillian Macie
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she's ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he's just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy "The Falcon" Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything - balls out and like it's fourth and long. And he realizes he's finally met his match. That stamina he's so proud of? Doesn't stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don't know is she's also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff...and groin injury. If she can't help him, he'll be traded faster than they can say "offensive penetration". Contains mature themes.

©2016 Nicola Rendell (P)2017 Tantor

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Oh Jimmy you`re so fine.

Big fan of Nicole Rendell`s books so I was very excited to listen to her first audiobook.
Jillian Macie portrayed Mary perfectly for me, Sean has one of the loveliest, deepest and sexy voice`s I have heard in a while. If you want a love story with lots of deep and passionate moments, and let’s not forget smoking hot sex scenes look no further.

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Baller vs. Butterball (you'll see lol)

Listened to this one on Audible and really enjoyed the performances given by Sean Crisden and Jillian Macie. I laughed out loud so many times. The story was interesting sprinkled with a little emotional angst and a twist. Not to mention the down and dirty delivered by a sexy, sweet, Quarterback. Very light read/listen. Perfect companion for a rainy day doing chores. Made me feel like I had friends keeping me company. The kind of friends that always put a smile on your face and make you feel like you're getting away with something whenever you hang together. If you're looking to be entertained, this should hit the spot perfectly. I believe it's my favorite Sean Crisden narration to date!! Plain simple fun!!

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Stop!!!

I lasted about 5 hours.

I had to stop when Mary gets upset over a comment Jimmy's a-hole brother made. So she Googles him. Hello Mary...the man is a hot, professional athlete with some money. Of course he has had lady friends in the past. Stop acting so outraged.

I stopped there. Couldn't take her anymore.

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  • KS
  • 02-09-18

Overkill on the female narration of sex scenes

Every time she read a sex scene the female narrator would get all slow & husky with her voice. It was too much.

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Excellent with one exception

Fun book that keeps your attention. Fun little twists along the way. Only thing bad about it is the numerous times that the word goddamn is used. Very disappointing:(

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Hail Mary! Yes!

I laughed and cried. And laughed some more. This story has a good balance. Realistic characters that will have you cheering and wanting to slap sense into them. My heart had a workout. Wishing there were more books. I must confess, I purchased this audible because it was on sale! If I had known how good it was, I would have paid full price!
The narrators were very entertaining. Sean Crisden was fantastic. Will look for more of his work. Loved it! Thank you Nicola Rendell!

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Hilarious!

OMG, this book had me cracking up! It's about a football star and a PT. They meet in a boxing ring, of all places, when she KO's him. Cupid has struck and they have one mishap after another to get to the in zone. Throw in an absolutely precious little girl and this book will melt your ❤. Sean Crisden and Jillian Macie do an outstanding job with the narration and make the characters come alive.

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Jimmy and Mary

A sinfully seductive and addicting journey to go on with Mary and Jimmy. I read this book a long time ago, loved it then but hearing it made it so much better. I absolutely adore this story. Mary literally knocked Jimmy off his feet and I loved it. They have an instant connection, fun banter, and just get one another. Loved it!
Narration was Perfection!!

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Surprising sports romance.

A sort of instalove sports romance revolving around a meet-lust knockout style at a boxing gym. Yes, I said that. I actually quite enjoyed the first third to half of this book.

Jimmy is an aging NFL QB and Mary is a physical therapist. When they meet, sparks fly. The conversation is easy and the talk dirty when they get together. I liked that Mary wasn’t into sports. I also liked that Jimmy didn’t overly try to impress her.

The second half or so of the book, the steam factor went down and the drama factor went up. I didn’t mind it as much, but that first half was super hot! I sort of wish that continued.

The drama just didn’t have the momentum. The HEA was a nice bow. Maybe I just wanted more Frankie Knuckles.

Sean Crisden was awesome. I felt like he really was Jimmy. Jillian Macie was good as well. A pretty good narration.

I did this as a read and listen whispersync.

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  • Heroesinbooks
  • 03-31-18

5 Hail Mary Stars

This is one of my favourite books to read and it was absolutely superb in Audio. Sean Crisden as Jimmy is totally swoonworthy. His voice gives me goose bumps. Jillian Macie definitely delivers too. This sports themed, passionate, funny and beautiful book is so lovely. Highly recommend.

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  • SamK
  • 08-29-18

LOOOOVVVED!!!

“I want to love you so hard that it takes your breath away.” 5+ “Cool to shop at Costco” Stars!!!!! I absolutely ADORED this story! I fell so hard for Jimmy - he was PERFECTION wrapped up in a hot as sin body!!! I loved the way he pursued Mary and how he didn’t hide his feelings either; I loved how much he cared for his niece; I loved his sense of humour; I loved his dedication to his sport... I could go on forever! Let’s just say that If someone like Jimmy Falconi actually existed, I would be vying for his attention too!!! And Mary was such a cool heroine! Other than her minor freak out towards the end (which I could kinda understand), I loved her too!!

This was my first time reading a book by Nicola Rendell and I was immediately hooked on her addictive narrative! I loved that this was a perfect story with an equal balance between the romance, humour, sexiness and the sports. And there weren’t any immature or predictable bumps along the way like crazy exes, misunderstandings with female fans or running away when the feelings got real. These two characters owned up to their feelings early on and went with it!!! I can’t say enough of how much I LOVED everything about this book! Oh, I did listen on audiobook and the narrators were perfection!! I just LOOOVE Sean Crisden and he played Jimmy to the T!!! PERFECT!!!!!