Feeling unable to trust being in a committed relationship Poppy her son Ace whom she wants to protect and not #have him ending up getting his hopes up high and thus getting hurt in the #him ending up getting his hopes up high and thus getting hurt in the Both carry unconfident thoughts throughout the entire relationships which plays a role in how they behave in their relationships and how much they present and hold back in their relationships Both have white woman who are envious of them which appears to be for who are envious of them which appears to be for valid reason at all Marlee any and all women except 2 that come in contact with her Poppy Rochelle groupies and some wives And some of these envious woman plot to hurtsabotageexpose the protaganists to the internetmediaBoth have random people who try to hurt them Marlee the rug Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America dealer and a random pair ofrunk pedestrians on the train Poppy unknown stalkerBoth face confrontation from members of their love interests family Marlee Gavin s sister Poppy TK s momBoth have to Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien deal with putting fans in their place after overhearing them talk bad about their love interests Both had obstacles within their relationships which both ends with them having a break and not having to speak to their love interests for a time and then ends with them getting back together and living happily ever afterBoth work at HERS receiving special treatment from the manager and both uit in the end because of their relationships Both men are gorgeous Thor like football Gods who are the favorite out of all the football players on the team Nobody wants nobody else but them in the books Which is funny because in book 1 nobody talked about falling out in the middle of theamn street over no Aliens Vs Predator damn TK in book 1 Honestly I thought TK was black in book one but I m not even sure any lol Both seemed to magically activate present and past thoughts of Marlee and Poppy and hoardered them for years once they came in contact with them To thisay it s hard for me to believe that Gavin couldn t stop thinking of Marlee for years after having a one night stand with her For TK it s believable because they have a long history together but let s NOT forget he was insistent and consistent on letting Marlee know if Chris For Discrimination didn t marry her he would I get he had other relationships but TK told Poppy he never stopped loving her and the other girls were nothing serious Both play their roles as super heros coming in to save theay whenever Marlee or Poppy ends up in Academic Writing, Real World Topics danger Both are injured and both Marlee and Poppy are blamed for it Both come off as waaaaay too poetic in expressing and professing their love to Marlee and PoppyThis book was just waaaaaaay to similar to the point where I couldn t not notice and have it not effect my reading experience And to make matters worse the writingcharactersdialogue came off as juvenile and wack I couldn t STAND Poppy sticking her tongue out Sadie and thatamn glitter Like serious w 3 4 STARS 3This series is so addictive I enjoyed the first book and I adored FumbledIt has the things I love in a good story it has a single mother and a second chance romanceShould I say The story was sweet and fun and heartwarming Poppy was a lovable and strong heroine you can easily relate with her and love herTK wasn t my favorite from the beginning but "While I Continue Reading I Find Myself "I continue reading I find myself him even The romance was so sweet my heart was melting with these twoThe writing was fantastic and the story fast paced and captivating I can t wait to read books from Alexa Martin in the future After absolutely loving the audiobook for Intercepted I was really looking forward to the release of this latest book by Alexa Martin Sadly I was bored out of my mind I honestly would have uit it if I was not so thoroughly convinced that it HAD to get better based on my love for the prior book Spoiler alert it Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book didn t get betterI reallyislike the secret baby trope and while this was presented as a somewhat unintentional one I still Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic didn t enjoy it Add in somerama that came and went nowhere stalker evil mother of the boyfriend and I was ready for this book to end I African Literature 9 did appreciate the author s attempt to focus on brain injuries caused by football but itidn t make for a captivating storylineI recommend skipping this one but Alien Conquest definitely listen to the audiobook for Intercepted please let this one not be filled with hashtags This is handsown my current favorite romance series It s p much nonstop swoons from start to finish and I m obsesseddddd. L sweetheart by his side but Poppy is long gone and he's moved on When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of places emotions they've suppressed for years come rushing back But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them they'll need than a ating playbook to help them navigate their relationshi.
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I had enjoyed the first book in "this series but when I heard this one was going to be about TK I was nearly "series but when I heard this one was going to be about TK I was nearly myselfI loved Poppy She s so strong and sassy and underneath that awesome exterior she s a marshmallow I love how much she adored her kid and how fierce and loyal she was towards her friends This group of women is a set I would love to get arrested with TK is everything I was expecting He s sweet and charming and sort of like a big kid I enjoyed his passion for football and His Ability To Be All ability to be all when he met Ace Of course there is some #shit that happens beforehand but Poppy has it locked ownPlot wise it Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery didn t go in theirection I was #that happens beforehand but Poppy has it locked Conjure In African American Society downPlot wise itidn t go in the Womens Political Activism in Palestine direction I was I was sort of waiting for the shoe torop but the light conflict came from a Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, different spot It was a sweet and natural progression and I loved reading Poppy and TK s relationship grow as well as TK and Ace s Of course there s a break up because obviously but the angsty timeson t last long Oh and I m 10000% here for all of Poppy s information on football related brain injuriesOverall it was my favorite of the two I think there may have been a hint at the next book and I m crossing all of the things for from this worldHuge thanks to Berkley for providing the arc free of charge 3 12 stars rounded up because I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters Poppy Patterson The alphas abused mate didn t manage to get to college thanks to the unplanned appearance of her son and light of her life Ace when she was 16 years old But she soing okay for herself waitressing at a Denver men s club that features aerialists Then TK Moore star wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs and Poppy s Word Alchemy don t call him my babyaddy though he The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures doesn t know it yet suddenly reappears in her life How will she handle explaining the past 9 years to him around the irresistible attraction she still feels toward him I m a little torn about this book Poppy s voice is awesome just as Marlee s was in Alexa Martin s first book Intercepted I loved spending time in her head laughing at her worldview and her stumbles both literal and figurative I loved the girlfriends she has and makes And I really loved her love for and enjoyment of Ace Reading this was just such a good time It has a cheerful sunny tone that brightened my life for the feways I spent reading it So it was a solid 4 star reading experience for me But It s a ambitious story than Martin s first book what with the gritty family An Endless Lie dynamics Poppy s parents kicked her out of the house when she got pregnant and they still aren t in her life Meanwhile TK s mother made it clear that a baby wasn t welcome in their family either and tried to get Poppy to get an abortion These are some heavy topics but they re treated with aeterminedly light hearted tone and end up feeling a bit glossed over Think of how the TV show Jane the Virgin treats its sometimes ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) dark ish plot lines if you watch that and that is the same tone as this book This whole side of the story never gets uite aired out and talked about in the way iteserves view spoilerIt s mentioned at least twice that Poppy texted TK to tell him she was pregnant It turns out that TK never got the text but his mom My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 did Then when Poppy tried to call TK some girl answered the phone It s never explained whether TK thought he lost his phone or who that girl might have been And TK forgives his mom a lot easily and uickly than I would ever have managed I was also left wondering why Poppy would have given her kid her nickname for TK under these circumstances That rang slightly off to me hide spoiler I m waffling on this one I thought I would for sure love this than INTERCEPTED because of the total lack of hashtags but ultimately things felt so rushed so glossed over that some of the real strengths of the characters justidn t get the focus they After the Tears deserved This is a second chance romance with a particular trope Ion t tend to love anyway but I thought it would at least get a three But some of the Daddy Blames Me drama near the end just soured it for me Io like that Martin focused on very real and serious issues within the sport and had that reflected in a lead character not a side one and I ll probably read on if there s to come in this series But I just felt this one wasn t as solid the the writing occasionally too s Berkley Romance has been KILLING it with the romance these past few years I absolutely loved Intercepted by Alexa Martin when it came out last year. A second chance oesn't guarantee a touchdown in this new contemporary romance from the author of InterceptedSingle mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal After years of hard work she's built a life she loves It may include a job at a nightclub weekend soccer games an. ,
And I was so excited to pick up Fumbled This was another romance in the Intercepted football world and I couldn t wait to ive in Poppy Patterson left everything she knew when she was 16 and pregnant to give her unborn child the life he eserves She s worked hard and now she has a Life She S Proud Of she s proud of a little boy who is living the life he eserves When her
#high school boyfriend shows up where she works Poppy isn t too keen to let him back in when he hurt #school boyfriend shows up where she works Poppy isn t too keen to let him back in when he hurt so much right before she left all those years ago TK Moore is a professional football player and is living the Best African American Fiction 2010 dream he worked so hard for in high school and college When he sees Poppy for the first time in years all of those old feelings come rushing back Both Poppy and TK can t seem to stay away from each other but can the secrets and betrayals from years ago hurt any chances of them finding happiness again In the beginning I have to say I wasn t the biggest fan of TK Once he learned the truth about why Poppy had left though I really started to love his character and how he was with Poppy and her son The romance was so sweet and I loved how Poppy entered the world that we were introduced to in Intercepted when Marlee started toate Gavin The women of the Denver Mustangs are Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, definitely characters and I really enjoyed how Poppy found some women to really bond with and become friends with The romance was one of my favorite parts of this book but I also loved the importantiscussions surrounding football that Poppy and TK had Football was such an important part in TK s life that it was hard for him to face Poppy s fears about the Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, dangers football can have for its players Football became a burden on their relationship and forced them both to make some importantecisions While I really enjoyed Intercepted I LOVED Fumbled I was obsessed with the romance Poppy s New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 dedication as a mother and all of the side characters who entered Poppy s life throughout the story Every sports romance fan needs to pick up Alexa Martin s books Theownside to reading really good arcs months before they re released is having to wait even longer for the next bookI started this book on my 30 minute lunch break and in 2 chapters the characters completely sucked me in That was at 1230 it s just after 7pm and I already finished this bookIn fanfiction #i m a sucker for an athlete romance #m a sucker for an athlete romance in Fumbled there aren t any of the outlandishly stereotyped characters or tropes and I m completely in love with it TK was completely swoon worthy and I loved how he was always able to take a step back even in anger and see Poppy s point of view and compromise And Poppy I love a character who s sassy and speaks their mindA bonus for me was that though TK and Poppy are an interracial couple race isn t a heavy part of the storyLoved it More like 275 starsLet me start off by saying that if I The Battle over Marriage d read book 2 I would have given it a 35 stars but seeing as I read Intercepted first I m left with no choice but to feel this wayI ve anticipated this book the moment I finished book 1 in the series and waited for what seemed like a long time for book 2 It suuuuuuuuucks that I finish this book feeling highlyissapointed and uestioning whether I should pick up the 3 book What tainted my reading experience was the fact that this book seems like the fraternal twin to Intercepted and that just bothered me to no end Like really This book could have gone in another Teaching History for Justice direction and explored so many other things andid at times the synopsis gave me the impression of this book holding so much potential instead this book chose to stick close to the first SmhIntercepted and Fumbled similarities Marlee and Poppy both are independent black women with jobs living in a low income area barely making it financially who fall for white football players from their past Marlee one night stand Poppy highschool sweetheart who both unexpectedly and randomly bump into them after years of having no contact with one anotherBoth uestion the idea of proceeding into a relationship with their love interests Laughing to Keep from Dying due to misunderstandings Marlee thought Gavin just wanted a fling Poppy thought TK wanted nothing too with her after she breaks some news to him Both are wrong about their assumptions Both are hesitant to proceed into a relationship with their love interests because of another person Marleeher ex boyfriend Chris who ends up hurting her and thus leaves her insecure and. D stretch marks than she anticipated but it's all hers and nobody can take that away Well except for one personTK Moore the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs INTERRACIAL ROMANCE dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL His world is football parties and women Maybe at one point he thought his future would play out with his high schoo.