Scored by Sloane Howell
Rosa's rating: 4.5 of 5 iScream Cones
"How did he make being a cocky asshole so hot and endearing?"
I confess, I was curious to read a romance novel written by a male. Yeah, I'm guilty of keeping that in the back of my head as I read the dialogue. I must admit, I was impressed. The humor and witty banter between the characters had me laughing out loud. I really enjoyed the support characters too, so much that I wouldn't mind seeing more of them in future books. It wasn't until I got to the end of the book that I discovered that this was the 2nd installment of a series. I most definitely need to go back and read Bossed, especially after meeting Ethan & Jenny in Scored.
Matt is a professional baseball player. He's living the life. Enjoying his sport, his family and his friends. Speaking of friends, his best friend Ethan is getting married soon. Ethan's fiance is Jenny, and her best friend is Kelsey. Matt has had his eye on Kelsey from the get-go, but has been nervous about making a move. He knows it's a risk, with both of them being in the inner circle with their best friends. It could become very uncomfortable if their relationship failed. But he can't stop thinking about her...
Kelsey has no interest in sports and the only reason she knows about Matt is from her bestie. She can't deny he's gorgeous. But they are like opposites so there's not much chance of him noticing her, right? Wrong. Imagine her surprise when he shows up at the record store where she works. Was he lost? Nope, he was looking for her.
Was the intense attraction they felt for each other enough to overcome the obstacles they would face if they decided to date? Would she be able to deal with his celebrity status and constant media attention? Would a Google search end them before they even started? Would his past ruin his chances? Was their passion stronger than their fear?
Scored is surprisingly sweet, very sexy, and extremely funny. It's just what I needed to clear my mind after a long day and to bring a smile to my face. I'm now a Sloane Howell fan and will be looking forward to whatever he writes next. The line forms here...