Sidelined (His Game #2) by Emma Hart | BOOK REVIEW07:14
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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"Three people. Three motives. Three reasons.
When the game leaves the field in the second book in the USA Todaybestselling By His Game series and mixes with sex, lies, and betrayal, the future isn't the only thing on the line...
Macey Kelly has sworn off men.
Unless they’re going to zip in and out of her apartment—and her vagina—quicker than they can give her an orgasm, she’s not interested. Finding out her boyfriend of three years got her cousin pregnant was a total confidence knock. Luckily for Macey, confidence is something she has in abundance, so all Mitch’s asshole move did was make her pretty cynical toward men.
The last thing Jack Carr needs at the start of the season is for a dark-haired, sexy as sin, gyspyesque beauty to be consuming his thoughts. Football is his life, which leaves no time for girls. Unless they’re the love ‘em and leave ‘em girls. Becoming one of the best running backs the league has ever seen by racking up the yards is his top priority… not bedding Macey Kelly, despite her affinity for blow jobs and total sexual abandon.
Avoiding each other is the perfect solution, but when your best friends are in a serious living together kind of relationship, that isn’t always an option. Sometimes, sex on tap is the easiest option.
And the sweetest.
Until Mitch shows up with a bombshell that could shatter Macey’s perfectly carved out life. It’s been a year, but he isn’t giving her up, not now he has a chance at winning her back. And he knows her buttons. Every single one of them.
Unfortunately for him, Jack Carr isn’t a loser. The star running back has his eye on the Vince Lombardi—and on Macey. But seeing her hanging between them both isn’t something he’s down with, not when he discovers why she’s so against anything more-ish, as she puts it.
Macey quickly realizes she’s the ball being passed between two desperate yet opposing teams, and that only one of them can score the touchdown. But will the winner be the guy she lived with and loved for three years, or will the winner be the guy who understands her and makes her body come alive?
In this game, someone will be sidelined, and calling the play isn’t always as easy as it seems. "
After I had read Blindsided I was 100% sure that no one could top Corey in this Series, but I was just so wrong!!
Not only did Jack Carr top him he managed to make me love him more than Corey! But at this point it shouldn't surprise me that Emma Hart's men are THE BEST! Absolutely! And there is really no point in denying that you will definitely and irrevocably be in love him them.
Jack Carr, one of the hot and sexy boy from the Viper Football Team (I swear I never understood American football, it just flows over my head!)
He is sexy, loving, filthy-mouthed, mama's boy (cute) and damn if he isn't persistent. This guy knows what he wants and goes after it without any remorse.
"Run if you want. I'm running back. I'll chase you and catch you every fuckin' time"
The way Jack is, his character, is the definition of what he faced at the beginning of his career as a Viper.
And then there is Macey Kelley who has her own baggage. A pathetic excuse of an ex, a family that is going through their own crisis and things that she was told and took to be true but weren't.
Macey character is beautifully written. She is sassy. I wish I could highlight the whole book! It has some really amazing one liners and comebacks.
"Got any ketchup?"
"Grab it or squirt it."
"You really want me to pass you one of those, Jack? Really?"
One of Emma Hart's quality is that she writes characters that you can easily relate, sympathize or empathize with.
Jack and Macey are the perfect blend of two characters who are hesitant to feel again. They both have been burned by their past loves and have lost faith in love altogether.
Though what started out as a casual affair turned out to be something much more but not without consequences.
There were points when both of them made stupid mistakes. Jack more so because of his stupid ultimatums. But that doesn't mean Macey is off the hook as well.
Sidelined is the perfect blend of sass, witty comebacks, intense love, passion, hurt, hate and Jack and Macey's reconciliation with their past.
And I can say that even though I wanted to kick Jack, I couldn't help myself falling for him. So, yes ladies, Jack Carr will definitely leave you swooning in his wake.
"Three things you never cared to ask about me that I'm gonna tell you anyway. I play the game hard. I fuck harder. And I love even fucking harder than that."