Monday, November 20, 2017

Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

This tight end is at the top of his game. 
He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect.
But I can’t fall for him.
He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?
This guy is their star player.

4 Play for Me Stars

I love Nikki Sloane books. I’ve read all of them and I’m so excited she’s writing a sports romance. Lately this has been my jam.  The Rivalry is wickedly steamy and the banter between Kayla and Jay is off the charts good.

Kayla and Jay meet at a wedding and hit it off. The only thing, Kayla is a cheerleader for Ohio and Jay is a football play for Michigan. Did I mention those schools HATE each other? Cute right?

I enjoyed the premise of the book a lot. I liked that this book is completely different from what Nikki’ writes. I love the college setting and the slightly lighter tone. I also love that Nikki still writes with lots of passion and steam because that’s the one reason why I pick up her books.

I thought the chemistry between Kayla and Jay was good and if you like angst then this one is for you. Kayla keeps Jay on his toes because she can’t ever date a boy from her rival school, even if he’s good in bed. I’ll admit, Kayla annoyed me at times. I get she’s a die hard fan, but she did put Jay through the ringer.

I liked Jay a lot. I found him charming, sweet and I loved that he chased after Kayla. I love it when the Hero chases after the Heroine.

You have to go into the story with an open-mind, as some of the events are over the top, but hey, that’s why we read right?

Overall, it was an enjoyable read with all the of Nikki style of writing I love. If you are a sports fan or like steamy reads thent his one is for you.

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Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn't be any happier.

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