Aussie Football Series | Quick Reviews

July 3, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews, Giveaways, Multi-Reviews | 3 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Aussie Football Series | Quick ReviewsWinning the Player
by Leesa Bow
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: April 14, 2014 by Penguin Australia
Format: eBook
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4 Stars
Source: Won

When injury destroyed her dream of playing college basketball, Aubree Taylor fled overseas. Now she's finally home again and ready to move on with her life. Until she runs into Hunter Stone on her first night out, the only guy who's ever meant anything to her – and the last person she wants to see.

Since she ran out on him two years ago, Hunter hasn't been able to get Aubree off his mind. The sexy football star has had girls all over him for years, but Aubree is the only one to have ever seen behind the cocky persona he puts on for the crowd.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, Aubree is unable to resist the strong attraction between them and it isn't long before they fall into a passionate relationship. She has never been afraid of a challenge, but Hunter's arrogance and inablity to trust are testing her to her limits. Aubree must decide whether to follow her heart and lower her guard…or risk losing the best thing that's ever happened to her.

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I had won this book last year but never read it. This year, I was looking for something quick, something fun and something sexy to read, especially if it had to do with Football (I’m a sucker for those) so I decided to pick this one up and I’m so glad I did. I was headed towards a reading slump and this saved me.

I have to be honest and say that Aubree frustrated me—she would forgive Hunter way too fast! I know the mature thing to do is forgive but woman, make him suffer just a little—makes the story more exciting hehehe. I loved seeing Aubree grow and letting go of her fears when it came to basketball. She definitely made some character development and the story is focused more on her and her growth than anything else. Hunter is a hot, stereotypical, football player that seems to be around in the NA stories, but I didn’t let that phase me for once. Even though he is hot, I was fed up with things he did that hurt Aubree, which made me want to punch the guy.

The supporting characters were fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for better characters: Maddy, Grandma, Mom, BJ and even Connor were great additions to the story and they added their one kind of fun to it. As soon as I had finished this book, I 1-clicked Charming the Outback!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Aussie Football Series | Quick ReviewsCharming the Outback
by Leesa Bow
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: September 2, 2014 by Penguin Australia
Format: eBook
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3.5 Stars
Source: Purchased

When jaded city girl Maddy McIntyre packs up and leaves Adelaide for a new job in the country, it's not only a chance at a fresh start. Six months ago, the first guy she'd ever loved shattered her heart before moving home to Broken Hill. Deep down inside, Maddy is hoping that living in the same town will give her an opportunity to prove to Luke that she's one temptation he can't resist.

But when she arrives in Broken Hill, Luke White is not the same guy she knew in the city. And it soon seems very clear that he doesn't want her there. Although Maddy settles in quickly, excelling at work and partying with her new friends, she can't understand why Luke is remaining so distant. Particularly when all her instincts are telling her that they're meant to be together – and that he feels the same burning attraction.

As Maddy learns more about Luke's family and background, she begins to understand that his mixed messages are caused by balancing what's expected of him with what he really wants. Maddy gave Luke her heart long ago and, despite their differences, she knows she'll only ever be happy with her hot country boy. But how can she convince him that she's the risk he needs to take?

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In Charming the Outback, the reader gets to read about Maddy’s story and her second-chance love story. Maddy packs up and leaves to a new town and it may have to do with the fact that the guy who broke her heart lives there. I love second-chance romance stories a lot so I dived into this story so happy! Maddy has spunk! What Aubree wouldn’t do with Hunter is what Maddy does with Luke—she keeps him at bay after the first temptation and doesn’t forgive him easily. You go, Maddy! The chemistry was sizzling. You could just feel it while reading it.

I thought this story was more on the sweet side and a little slower than the first but it is still quite enjoyable. I read Winning the Player and Charming the Outback without any intentions of reviewing it—maybe that’s why I enjoyed both so much—but I changed my mind and decided to review both books! The secondary characters are also a great addition to the story, even Aubree and Hunter make appearances in this story. I am  highly anticipating the third book in the story! I can’t wait for more fun to come my way.

About Leesa Bow

Leesa writes about new adult romance and loves to read. In her spare time, Leesa enjoys watching basketball and football, having beach days with the family, catching up for coffee with girlfriends, and taking long walks along one of the beautiful beaches in South Australia.

Leesa is a member of the Romance Writer's of Australia (RWA) and the South Australian Romance Authors (SARA).

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  • OOH, LOVING ALL THE MINI REVIEWS 🙂 Enjoyed reading them, and i might add some of these to my TBR. They sound great!

    • Aw yay! Something new I’m trying since I now can review multiple books per post 😀 I hope you like them 🙂 You can enter the giveaway!

  • Thank you!!