By: Alexa Martin
Single-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, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it’s all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person.
TK Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, 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 school 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 more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.
I cried through this entire book. I’m a crier, so don’t take that as a sign this is a sad book. I cried cause Poppy was such a good mom. I cried cause I could feel her fear. I cried cause it was so happy. So don’t worry, unless you’re like me you’ll just really enjoy this book.
Poppy is the level of mom I hope to attain. She dedicates everything to her son, and the love jumps off the pages. I also agree one hundred percent about her not letting him play football.
T.K. has a gorgeous ass. It is mentioned a LOT. He’s a good guy, but after six years in the NFL, he’s suffering from early symptoms of CTE. I so appreciated it being talked about in Fumbled. I was a little annoyed that it wasn’t discussed much in the last book, but it was a decent part of this story. If you’re going to write a football story, I don’t know how you could avoid it.
There was not much wooing with Poppy and T.K. They’d had a previous romance, and while a lot had changed, the feelings were still there. They made a sweet couple, but Poppy and Ace and all of Poppy’s friends were more interesting than T.K.
This was an excellent follow up to Intercepted and has me looking forward to the next book in the series.