Friday, November 8, 2019

Blog Tour: The Love Playbook by Suze Winegardner

The Love Playbook

Suze Winegardner

November 4, 2019

Entangled Teen Crush

eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review 

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Book Synopsis:

When Avery Stone learns her dad will be fired if his high school team doesn’t make the playoffs, she has to get her head out of her day planner and do something—anything—to help him win. Even if it means secretly coaching the team’s newest player, who seems to have more game than skill. 

Lucas Black just transferred to Hillside with a fake name and a big secret. The MVP of every team he’d played on since he was seven—not to mention the MVP of every post-game party—he can’t understand why since arriving at Hillside, he’s been unable to catch a single. Freaking. Ball. 

Until…Avery. Amazing, kind, generous, and crazy-freaking-hot Avery. 

As Lucas goes from zero back to hero and Avery struggles with just what Lucas means to her, she inadvertently sets them on a collision course with Lucas’s secret…a secret that could take down not only Lucas but her father too. 

DISCLAIMER: This Entangled Teen Crush contains a football player hotter than the Texas sun, hotel cuddles, and a steamy makeout session in the rain


My Thoughts:

The Love Playbook was a sweet and fun read!  Lucas has transferred to Hillside High School.  Football is his passion, but after he got caught taking expensive gifts from a university, he is banned from ever playing again.  He decides to fly under the radar by playing for a small town football team where he won't get noticed.  However, all of a sudden, he can't seem to catch the ball! 

Avery, the coaches' daughter, agrees to help Lucas improve his game.  She overheard a secret conversation that if the team doesn't make it to playoffs, her father will most likely lose his job.  Football is important to Avery's family, and after losing her mother to Cancer last year, she doesn't want them to lose anything more.

Both Lucas and Avery are struggling emotionally, and are going through very difficult times in their lives.  As they spend time together, they find a friend and ally in one another, but will their secrets catch up to them, and tear apart the relationship they've built?

I enjoyed reading about the struggles, friendship, and love of Lucas and Avery.  Both of them went through huge challenges, and were able to grow and mature from their experiences.  I loved the way they were always there for one another, supporting, encouraging, and guiding.  The Love Playbook was a fast-paced, light, sweet, fun, and feel good romance!  I enjoyed Lucas and Avery's story, and look forward to reading more books by Suze Winegardner!

About the Author:
Suze Winegardner is a British YA writer, currently living overseas with her military husband, and lovely Lab. She loves Buffy, Fray Bentos pies, Archer, cheese, and the serial comma. Wait - Cadbury Flakes too. And naps. Wait, what was the question? Anyway, she thinks her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny...and if you get that reference, she already considers you kin.

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  1. I can see why Avery would try and do everything possible to help her dad with the loss they experienced. Sounds like a sweet YA romance. Fab review, Lindy! :)

  2. I enjoyed this book, but man! I loved the ending. That scene, with the whole town? I really felt a rush during that part.

    1. That part was so heartwarming, and unexpected :) I loved it as well!

  3. ooooh a sports romance!! This is totally not my thing as I can't stand sports but I can see why you would enjoy such a sweet story!!

  4. Ooh, tough situation for both of them and being so young to deal with the secrets and consequences. I do love high school sports stories and you put this one on my radar. Thanks, Lindy!


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