Forward Pass (Game On Book 1) by Desiree Holt

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TITLE: Forward Pass
SERIES: Game On
AUTHOR: Desiree Holt
REVIEWED BY: Niki
NIKI’S RATING: 3.5
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This is the story of star quarterback Joe Reilly and Shay Beckham, the sister of Joe’s best friend and what 15 years can change!

I must admit, I will buy a book just because the name Desiree Holt is on it, but the idea of the male lead falling for his best friend’s little sister was a push as well. I liked the main characters, Joe and Shay and the way they meet again was great….but Shay kinda got on my nerves. She’s always thinking the worst of Joe, even though she’s been ‘in love’ with him for 15 years – I would think there would be some redeeming qualities she could draw on. She would talk about his ‘many women’ or ‘hookups’ or ‘harems’, it was redundant and I skipped over a fair amount of her thoughts.

Then there’s Joe… I really liked him at the beginning, especially when we learn about his philanthropy and his giving nature. But then when he didn’t open up to Shay right away, the only thing I could think was, ‘why the hell not?’ There wasn’t anything that bad, but keeping his secret blows up in his face and then Shay seems to think she has ‘all the prove she needs’ that he hasn’t changed.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the book, I just think there was a more drama than was necessary. When it’s just Joe and Shay, they are really good together. Learning about each other, meeting up with long-lost friends and the HOT lovin’ – that’s the earmark of a Desiree Holt story, I just wish some of the extra stuff wasn’t there.

I will definitely read more by Desiree – I just wanted this one to be a bit more drama-less!!

 

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Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature.

She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.

 

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