Series: Hoops #2
Published by Self-Published on 09/10/2018
A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management.
They're two sharks in a fish tank...
If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...
The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.
Her anger is... arousing.
Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me... well, you know.
If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.
I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it.
I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up.”
They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.
Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game?
She doesn't even know how to play.
If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.
One night. One epic fail. One dollar... and I'm out.
I've moved on.
I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.
Anything they can do, I have done better.
They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.
And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?
Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.
I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.
Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real.
But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.
Block Shot started off really strong. Jared and Banner’s friendship in college and the events that unfolded that led to their time apart was wonderful and heartbreaking. But once I reached about 40-50% of the book, it started to fall apart a little bit.
Let me be clear, the story was good. Solid. Enjoyable, even. I just felt like some of the spark and intensity really started to fade and it wasn’t holding my attention. I think this could be due to a couple of things, possibly unrelated to the book. I want to give it a fair shot and be fully transparent. I could have had a hard time connecting with it because my life is crazy hectic right now, it’s taken me three and a half weeks to read it. It’s hard to stay engaged and engrossed in a book when you hardly have time to read it.
I also had a super high expectations after Long Shot; it was one of my favorite books of the year. Block Shot was well-written, had a solid story, and likeable characters. So I can’t even really pinpoint why it was underwhelming for me, just that it was. I still liked it, just not as much as I expected to. I will definitely continue to read Kennedy Ryan’s books, and I look forward to the next book in the Hoops series.