The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom dAfter absolutely loving the audiobook for Intercepted I was really looking forward to the release of this latest book by Alexa Martin Sadly I was bored out of my mind I honestly would have uit it if I was not so thoroughly convinced that it HAD to get better based on my love for the prior book Spoiler alert itidn t get betterI really Shakespeare dislike the secret baby trope and while this was presented as a somewhat unintentional one I stillidn t enjoy it Add in some BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) drama that came and went nowhere stalker evil mother of the boyfriend and I was ready for this book to end Iid appreciate the author s attempt to focus on brain injuries caused by football but it Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy didn t make for a captivating storylineI recommend skipping this one butefinitely listen to the audiobook for Intercepted The ownside to reading really good arcs months before they re released is having to wait even longer for the next bookI started this book on my 30 minute lunch break and in 2 chapters the characters completely sucked me in That was at 1230 it s just after 7pm and I already finished this bookIn fanfiction I m a sucker for an athlete romance but in Fumbled there aren t any of the outlandishly stereotyped characters or tropes and I m completely in love with it TK was completely swoon worthy and I loved how he was always able to take a step back even in anger and see Poppy s point of view and compromise And
I love a character who s sassy and speaks their mindA bonus for me was that though TK and are an interracial couple race isn t a heavy part of the storyLoved it 3 12 stars rounded up because I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters Poppy Patterson idn t manage to get to college thanks to the unplanned "Appearance Of Her Son "of her son light of her life
Poppy I love a character who s sassy and speaks their mindA bonus for me was that though TK and
ACE WHEN SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD BUT SHE when she was 16 years old But she Teaching white South African literature in high school doing okay for herself waitressing at a Denver men s club that features aerialists Then TK Moore star wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs and Poppy son t call him my baby A Wish Your Heart Makes daddy though heoesn t know it yet suddenly reappears in her life How will she handle explaining the past 9 years to him around the irresistible attraction she still feels toward him I m a little torn about this book Poppy s voice is awesome just as Marlee s was in Alexa Martin s first book Intercepted I loved spending time in her head laughing at her worldview and her stumbles both literal and figurative I loved the girlfriends she has and makes And I really loved her love for and enjoyment of Ace Reading this was just such a good time It has a cheerful sunny tone that brightened my life for the few Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) days I spent reading it So it was a solid 4 star reading experience for me But It s a ambitious story than Martin s first book what with the gritty familyynamics Poppy s parents kicked her out of the house when she got pregnant and they still aren t in her life Meanwhile TK s mother made it clear that a baby wasn t welcome in their family either and tried to get Poppy to get an abortion These are some heavy topics but they re treated with a Loves Abuse Warrior Camp determinedly light hearted tone and end up feeling a bit glossed over Think of how the TV show Jane the Virgin treats its sometimesark ish plot lines if you watch that and that is the. A second chance oesn't guarantee a touchdown in this new contemporary romance from the author of InterceptedSingle 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 an. ,
Ed This was another romance in the Intercepted football world and I couldn t wait to ive in Poppy Patterson left everything she knew when she was 16 and pregnant to give her unborn child the life he 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners deserves She s worked hard and now she has a life she s proud of and a little boy who is living the life heeserves When her high school boyfriend shows up where she works Poppy isn t too keen to let him back in when he hurt her so much right before she left all those years ago TK Moore is a professional football player and is living the ream he worked so hard for "In High School And College "high school and college he sees Poppy for the first time in years all of those old feelings come rushing back Both Poppy and TK can t seem to stay away from each other but can the secrets and betrayals from years ago hurt any chances of them finding happiness again In the beginning I have to say I
wasn t the biggest fan of TK Once he learned the truth about why Poppy had left thought the biggest fan of TK Once he learned the truth about why Poppy had left though really started to love his character and how he was with Poppy and her son The romance was so sweet and I loved how Poppy entered the world that we were introduced to in Intercepted when Marlee started to ate Gavin The women of the Denver Mustangs are Alt 38 Environmental Transformations definitely characters and I really enjoyed how Poppy found some women to really bond with and become friends with The romance was one of my favorite parts of this book but I also loved the importantiscussions surrounding football that Poppy and TK had Football was such an important part in TK s life that it was hard for him to face Poppy s fears about the Academic Skills dangers football can have for its players Football became a burden on their relationship and forced them both to make some importantecisions While I really enjoyed Intercepted I LOVED Fumbled I was obsessed with the romance Poppy s Before the Door Closes dedication as a mother and all of the side characters who entered Poppy s life throughout the story Every sports romance fan needs to pick up Alexa Martin s books I had enjoyed the first book in this series but when I heard this one was going to be about TK I was nearly beside myselfI loved Poppy She s so strong and sassy and underneath that awesome exterior she s a marshmallow I love how much she adored her kid and how fierce and loyal she was towards her friends This group of women is a set I would love to get arrested with TK is everything I was expecting He s sweet and charming and sort of like a big kid I enjoyed his passion for football and his ability to be all in when he met Ace Of course there is some shit that happens beforehand but Poppy has it lockedownPlot wise it idn t go in the irection I was expecting I was sort of waiting for the shoe to We Are Each Others Harvest drop but the light conflict came from aifferent spot It was a sweet and natural progression and I loved reading Poppy and TK s relationship grow as well as TK and Ace s Of course there s a break up because obviously but the angsty times They Left Great Marks on Me don t last long Oh and I m 10000% here for all of Poppy s information on football related brain injuriesOverall it was my favorite of the two I think there may have been a hint at the next book and I m crossing all of the things for from this worldHuge thanks to Berkley for providing the arc free of charg. L 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 than aating playbook to help them navigate their relationshi.
Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Alexa MartinSame tone as this book This whole side of the story never gets uite aired out and talked about in the way it Deans and Truants deserves view spoilerIt s mentioned at least twice that Poppy texted TK to tell him she was pregnant It turns out that TK never got the text but his momid Then when Poppy tried to TK some girl answered the phone It
S Explained Whether TKnever explained whether TK he lost his phone or who that girl might have been And TK forgives his mom a lot easily and uickly than I would ever have managed I was also left wondering why Poppy would have given her kid her nickname for TK under these circumstances That rang slightly off to me hide spoiler please let this one not be filled with hashtags More like 275 starsLet me start off by saying that if I Talking About Trees d read book 2 I would have given it a 35 stars but seeing as I read Intercepted first I m left with no choice but to feel this wayI ve anticipated this book the moment I finished book 1 in the series and waited for what seemed like a long time for book 2 It suuuuuuuuucks that I finish this book feeling highlyissapointed and uestioning whether I should pick up the 3 book What tainted my reading experience was the fact that this book seems like the fraternal twin to Intercepted and that just bothered me to no "end Like really This book could have gone in another irection and explored so many other things and "Like really This book could have gone in another irection and explored so many other things and at times the synopsis gave me the impression of this book holding so much potential instead this book chose to I m waffling on this one I thought I would for sure love this than INTERCEPTED because of the total lack of hashtags but ultimately things felt so rushed so glossed over that some of the real strengths of the characters just The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past didn t get the focus theyeserved This is a second chance romance with a particular trope I Bibliographia Aethiopica II don t tend to love anyway but I thought it would at least get a three But some of therama near the end just soured it for me I Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women do like that Martin focused on very real and serious issues within the sport and had that reflected in a lead character not a side one and I ll probably read on if there s to come in this series But I just felt this one wasn t as solid the the writing occasionally too simple to fully enjoy I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This is handsown my current favorite romance series It s p much nonstop swoons from start to finish and I m obsesseddddd 3 4 STARS 3This series is so addictive I enjoyed the first book and I adored FumbledIt has the things I love in a good story it has a single mother and a second chance romanceShould I say The story was sweet and fun and heartwarming Poppy was a lovable and strong heroine you can easily relate with her and love herTK wasn t my favorite from the beginning but while I continue reading I find myself liking him even The romance was so sweet my heart was melting with these twoThe writing was fantastic and the story fast paced and captivating I can t wait to read books from Alexa Martin in the future Berkley Romance has been KILLING it with the romance these past few years I absolutely loved Intercepted by Alexa Martin when it came out last year and I was so excited to pick up Fumbl. D stretch marks than she anticipated but it's all hers and nobody can take that away Well except for one personTK Moore the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs reamt 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 schoo. .