Alexa Martin. Berkley, $15 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-451-49195-4
The ups and downs of love in the NFL are well portrayed with a heavy dose of humor and snark in Martin’s sports romance. At age 27, Marlee’s been not-quite-engaged to Mustangs wide receiver Chris for 10 years. The catty football wives, aka the Lady Mustangs, do little to hide their distaste for her being a mere girlfriend. When she catches Chris cheating and dumps him, the last thing she wants is a rebound romance with Gavin, the Mustangs’ new quarterback, while she gets used to living on her own for the first time and settles into a new marketing job. Independence is hard to keep as Gavin continues to pursue her, and the more serious they become, the more unwanted attention she gets from the media, disapproving Lady Mustangs, and a jealous friend of Gavin’s. Marlee’s frequently self-deprecating first-person account, including catchy hashtags (“All aboard, ladies and gentlemen. #HotMessExpress”), will be perfect for readers looking for a fun contemporary. Agent: Jessica Watterson, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 06/18/2018
Release date: 09/11/2018
Genre: Fiction
Library Binding - 487 pages - 978-1-4328-6956-4
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