I hate him, but I want him...
I hate the emotional blackmail that my mom gives me for not being with Sebastian, the guy my mom wanted me to marry. I never wanted him. But if I don't, my mom will end her relationship with me.
I am only interested in the quarterback who I cheered for on the sidelines, even though I hate his guts. Regardless, I can't deny what my body and heart desire. But we are about to graduate and go our separate ways. What am I going to do?
I've always loved her, but I'm poorer than she knows...
Playing my last year in college as the star quarterback people thought I was, it was bittersweet. I hope I get drafted into the NFL to be able to help pay my family back for all they've done, and get them out of that trailer. But that would mean being far from Alexa.
She was the cheerleader I always wanted by my side. But man, she could be so stuck up sometimes! That was until our friends locked us up in the dorm and wouldn't let us leave until we sorted things out. I have no idea what will happen next...
This is a full length bad boy sports novel, with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a happily ever after.
©2016 Roxy Sinclaire (P)2016 Roxy Sinclaire
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"An Awesome Story Nicely Done."
This is an awesome story that is just as amazing as an audio book.
I love Alexa and Martin, their story is fun and heartfelt. The narrator
does a great job bringing these wonderful characters to life. I would
definitely recommend it to everyone
"Ok, Not Great, Not Terrible"
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Martin is the quarterback of the football team and Alexa head cheerleader. Martin's father was an ex football player who fell into addictive behavior and left his family with little money. Alexa comes from a rich family who want to pick her husband for her. One plot line I hated was the idea both Martin and Alexa had that they couldn't be together because of the difference of their wealth. This got old and tired. Eventually they got together and the end was a bit abrupt...I wish less time had been spent on the wealth aspect.
I disliked the narrator..she voice grated on me, the were too long of pauses, the emotions at many times felt contrived....Also the quality of the audio was bad...tinny some times, too loud, too soft....just bad quality
I don't feel like I can fairly review the story because the listening experience was so distracting, hence the 3 stars. The characters are college-aged so I would describe the story as young adult contemporary romance.
I hate to leave such negative feedback but the poor quality of the audio and lack of editing in combination with the lackluster narration ruined the experience of listening for me. The quality of the audio starts out well enough but then declines during later chapters of the book (beginning during Chapter 9) as if the narrator is in a tunnel.
Lynnae Stanwick's narration lacked inflection and depth. Her attempts at injecting emotion into the story were seriously limited - mostly she spoke more loudly or softly where emotion belonged.
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"I love sports romances"
Thus was a very sweet romance. Alexa, the head cheerleader has always had a crush on Martin, the star quarterback, but their paths when crossed always wreaked havoc between them. Their friends locked them in Martin's bedroom to have them work things out, and that is exactly what they did. Now, the two are happily in a relationship, but have other obstacles to overcome. They come from completely different worlds, Alexa from a privileged background with a witch of a mother, and Martin from a tough, poor background with a loving mother. They need to figure out how to make the two worlds mesh. I really enjoyed their journey to their happily ever after.
I was not thrilled with the narrator, Lynnae Stanwick. Her distinction between male and female voices was not different enough to make me know who's POV was being read. It did make listening to it a little frustrating at times, but the storyline prevailed.
--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
"Not a bad boy romance but a sweet one"
It wasn't necessarily the narrator but the sound quality. The sound wasn't consistent and would go from quiet to loud so I was constantly adjusting the volume. At times the voice sounded so different like they re-did the scene but didn't make sure the voice matched.
Donny, he was annoying and immature. I didn't feel he added anything to the story but more childish behavior.
Touchdown was a quick light read with no big drama (even though it had the potential for it).
Alexa came from a very well off family who had ideals that she should only date and marry within her family's social status. She's in college and partying like any other college student might do but she is scared to date anyone since she knew her parents would not allow. Alexa does not have the rich snobby girl personality you would expect but she does like to spend her family's money.
Martin came from nothing but he is there on a football scholarship as the head quarterback. He has always had a thing for Alexa but years of miscommunication has caused these two to overlook each other or even maybe not like each other. The pull is still there and at times it made Martin sound like kind of a pansy. He is not the bad boy type you would first think when seeing the cover (and the fact that it says Bad Boy Romance).
I did enjoy the epilogue, while corny HEA, it fit the story perfectly.
I received this book for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom
"Not a Touchdown for this Romance Fan"
If I were to make any recommendation, it would be to pass on the audiobook and read the ebook. While i found the story to be pretty basic and underdeveloped, the narration was the worst. The voice sounded young and immature with little variation between genders and strangely accented voices popping up. Timing of the narration, specifically inconsistent gaps between chapters, skips, random pauses and delays, was distracting. The characters were nice despite thier story feeling forced or manufactured. I didnt feel it... I just heard it... I know that might not make sense but its the best way I can explain it. If you want to read this book, I recommend reading the ebook instead of listening to the audio version.
I review for the Guilty Indulgence Book Club/ Review Blog.
The only way this would have been a 4 or 5 star listening experience for me is if it had a different reader that knows what they are doing both with voice and the recording itself, and to have someone edit the story line that has the potential to be much better than it is.
I like romances so I'll keep listening to them.
The only way it could've been better is if it were a different person. If Lynnae Stanwick is going to continue to narrate anything she needs to hire a coach who will give her an honest review and teach her how to use her voice correctly throughout the narration. Also, she needs lessons in how to use her recording equipment because she cuts out some words, has long pauses in other places and goes from a level that you can't hear to one that busts your eardrums. Her voice fluctuation and vocal expressions happen at all the wrong times and don't make sense with the scenes. Obviously, she can read and has potential but just needs some coaching and directing by someone with some experience.
The continual references to the difference in their wealth, the drinking until blacking out scenes without addressing it properly as related to safety and getting help.
I would think an author with 12 books under their belt would produce a more refined product. This story line is good and has potential especially since it's a sports related theme but it still needs a lot of work. In the future, a better narrator would definitely help.
"Pass on audio if you want to check out the book"
The voice of the characters sounded young, naive, and a bit immature. These characters are in the process of finishing up their final months of college and getting ready to go into the real world. At that stage in life, I expect a higher level of maturity than what was displayed here.
The plot was very bland with nothing attention-grabbing or making it worth while to invest in the story or characters. There was a disconnect from the characters and all the sudden “requirements” of a romance novel. It all seemed too forced.
The epilogue was jam-packed with HEA’s and it was a bombardment of eye roll inducing information.
Overall, this book was a quick read for a lazy afternoon, but nothing to write home about.
As far as the audio goes, it was absolutely awful. There was constant skipping which led to words getting cut out, random pauses, and delays in the audio. There were also moments of low volume and then sudden high volume that was irritating. The narrator herself lacked emotion and cadence to her narrative. All of that really ruined the flow of the story and the listening experience as a whole.
If you want to check this book out, I highly suggest reading this book instead of listening to the audio version.
Random thought: Why is the subtitle, A “Bad Boy” Sports Romance? Martin wasn’t a bad boy. Like, at all. He was sweet and gentlemanly, and smart. No kind of bad was involved whatsoever.
*I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author/narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
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