Genre: Young adult, contemporary fiction, romantic fiction, sport

Stars: 4

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The Blurb:

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 Review:

Fun, feisty, and cute, this is secret-infused tale rather than an overly angsty piece of young adult fiction, and all the better for it.

When Luke rocks up to a new town with with a new name, a secret hanging over him, and a newfound inability to catch a ball, he thinks he has problems. But then he meets Avery, the coach’s daughter and his quarterback’s sister. And it becomes clear that his problems have only just begun…

With pace, wit, and a large helping of tension, this has all the ingredients for a relaxed night in guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Recommended.

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.