Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Review: Slamdunked By Love by Jamie Wesley

Revenge is supposed to be sweet…

Caitlin Monroe is ready to confront her past. Years ago, her father ditched her mother for the NBA, leaving her pregnant and alone. Now he’s a big-shot coach, and Caitlin’s ready to take the so-called “family man” down. But on her way to the team gala, her car dies, and it’s her father’s sexy new star player who comes to her rescue.
Brady Hudson wants nothing more than to put his past behind him and concentrate on winning the championship for his new team. But when he finds himself the recipient of unwanted attention—attention that could destroy his career—he introduces the beautiful woman he saved on the side of the road as his "girlfriend."

Brady needs to focus on his job. And Caitlin isn’t about to date an athlete whose career is riding on her father—though he is a convenient way to get the dirt she needs. But sometimes love has other ideas, and it’s not long before their pretend relationship becomes a liability neither can resist…

Expected publication: December 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)
Series: One-on-One #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Slamdunked By Love is a super easy to read contemporary romance. It is one of those ones that can easily be finished in a day if time and life permit.

Caitlin is on a mission to get revenge on the father that left her mother when she was pregnant. Brady is on a mission to keep his nose clean and lead his team to victory. Circumstances put the two of them together where they realise that they may just be able to accomplish those goals with the help of each other. So begins a fake relationship where the lines don't take long to blur and things get complicated real quick. Brady's trust issues and Caitlin's secret threaten the budding relationship that they both never expected.

I really liked the characters in this book. I could really relate to Caitlin and I loved the fact that she was a fellow short girl. Some of her actions were questionable but I could understand where they were coming from. Brady was pretty easy to like too. Not only was he a sexy athlete but he was a true gentleman with Caitlin which had me swooning just a little. The chemistry between the two of them was undeniable and I was routing for them with every turn of the page. If sexy is your thing I can assure you that the heat gets turned all the way up and they set the pages on fire.

The plot was exactly what I would expect from this genre and quite entertaining. I am not a sports fan by any sense of the imagination but I enjoyed it as it related to this story. It made basketball a little more interesting to me. Wesley is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more of her work.

About the Author

Her debut novel, TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD, was a 2012 finalist in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest.

A proud Dallasite, Jamie holds a master's degree in sport management (yes, that's a real thing :-) ), so it probably comes as no surprise that she loves sports and spends an inordinate amount of time rooting for her hometown pro sports teams and her alma maters, Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin.

She also adores Walt Disney World, shopping, and pop culture. Want to know if your favorite TV show is going to be canceled or what the newest Disney attraction is? Ask Jamie. She'll probably know the answer.
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