Reviewed by Melinda Lazar
Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When you combine one of your favorite authors with one of your favorite genres, you’re practically guaranteed to get a fantastic read. So to say I was thrilled that Lauren Blakely was releasing a sports romance is quite the understatement!
Blakely delivers a deliciously sexy sports novella featuring footballer, Drew and lawyer, Dani. They meet on the beach when Dani checks to see if Drew is hurt after being clobbered by a rogue surfboard and while Dani quickly realizes who Drew is, she’s happy to pretend not to know he’s the rising star quarterback for a local professional team. And who is Dani, I hear you ask. Why, she’s a lawyer for the *other* local team – where Drew gets transferred to.
So this book has a bit of a forbidden feel to it: team lawyer and quarterback plus the slightly older woman and it totally rocked my world. The interactions between these two are fun and flirty and the sexy times are in-freaken-sane! Delicious! Hot!
What I love most is that Blakely (as always) gives us good, solid characters. Further to that, she never gives a weak heroine; they’re always strong within their own right, smart, and are far from needy. Dani is a perfect example of that and I want to be her friend, desperately! And another thing? These women are ADORED by their men and Drew is no exception to this. I love how he views Dani as a badass because she really is one with a huge heart! As much as I love and lust for The Blakely Boys, the girls have their own special place for me.
I really loved this novella and I really hope that Blakely continues with writing sports romances – she’s proven to be damn good at it!
*arc received in exchange for review.
**Reviewed by Melinda for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.