Also by this author: Intercepted, Fumbled
Also in this series: Fumbled
Series: Playbook #3
Published by Berkley on December 3rd, 2019
Genres: sports romance
Format: eARC
Source: Berkley, Netgalley
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Narrator: Kristen Sieh, Sullivan Jones
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Cliffhanger: No


Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can't best in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he's worth. She doesn't care if he's a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she's not interested in giving him a second chance. The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later, hat in hand. It doesn't matter if he brings more customers to her business--she's still not going on a date with him.

Maxwell knows he made a mistake. He'd been waiting to make his move on Brynn since the day he laid eyes on her and he was finally ready to go for it until he screwed up. He wishes he could tell her the truth about what happened that night, but he just can't. He can't tell anyone, so he'll make amends and hope she'll forgive him.

Brynn's not like other women, though. Playing for the Mustangs doesn't impress her and gifts make her scoff. Max will have to bring his A game if he hopes to win her over.


by Alexa Martin


Noooooo! How? Why? I had so much hope for BLITZED! I can’t even…I was so looking forward to Brynn’s story.

And it started out quite well. I loved Brynn’s snark, sass and her insecurities in the beginning but they soon became a major issue. Her snark turned into brashness and rude attitude at times that I didn’t find appealing any longer. Her insecurities and mommy issues should have been addressed in a way that should have been relatable but the author only ever touched on it shortly without going into much depth. And then, in the last 20 percent Brynn had an epiphany that she isn’t like her mom and that was that. I’m not done with Brynn but first I need to introduce Maxwell.

The hero of this story and the sweetest guy imaginable. He is the shy introvert whose charisma shone from the pages and I’m telling you now that he’s the only reason this book got a second star. He was perfect. He took care of Brynn when she was sick, he was thoughtful, honest and just a beautiful soul. He never gave Brynn a reason to doubt him, yet when his brother told lies about him she rather believed Max’s brother, who she’d been warned away from, who Max even considered dangerous (yet Brynn threw another woman under the bus and encouraged her to date Theo, all that to keep her away from her boyfriend – the woman who wanted to be a voice for the women who needed it). She never even considered that Theo could be the one lying.

And if that wasn’t enough, after she came to her senses with the help of her friends she barged into Max’s apartment and all was dandy. No groveling. Nothing. Nada.

Another character in this book stood out and that’s Vonny. She’s a badass woman who should have her own books.

I know Alexa Martin can do better. She has proven it. This story fell flat for me with all the things that weren’t addressed (like why Brynn never asked Max about the things she noticed about him. She was far too busy thinking about jumping his bones). I hope the next book will have Alexa Martin’s magic again.

About Alexa Martin

Alexa Martin is a writer and stay-at-home mom. She lives in Colorado with her husband— a former NFL player who now coaches at the high school where they met— four children, and German shepherd. When she’s not telling her kids to put their shoes on… again, you can find her catching up with her latest book boyfriend or on Pinterest pinning meals she’ll probably never make. H

er first book, Intercepted, was inspired by the eight years she spent as an NFL wife. You can find Alexa on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.


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1 Comment

  • You’re not alone in your opinion of this one, I think. I’ve seen quite a few reviews where the reader was sorely disappointed. 🙁
    I’ve yet to read anything from the author but I’ll definitely not start here!

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