Series: By His Game #3
Author: Emma Hart
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: April 11, 2015
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About Intercepted:Four people. Four goals. Four endings.
In the third and final book of the USA Today bestselling By His Gameseries, the rules of the game no one knew they’d have to play are blurring, and when the past becomes the opposing team, hearts aren’t the only thing at stake of being lost…
Finding naked pictures of her best friend on her boyfriend’s phone wasn’t in Everleigh White’s five year plan. Neither was moving back to Los Angeles, the city of dreams that never managed to make hers come true. There’s only so many years you can be in love with your best friend before you realize he’s never going to love you back, after all. If only her ex would stop showing up at the gym where she works, she’d be much happier.
Being a father at nineteen wasn’t how Reid North, the Vipers’ wide receiver, imagined his life going, but when his ex-girlfriend tricked him into parenthood, he accepted it. Eventually. Now, with his ex on the verge of being released from prison, he’s holding onto full custody of his seven year old son, Leo. Football and Leo have left Reid no time for dating… Until Everleigh comes back.
His best friend his whole life, Everleigh never knew Reid loved her. She left before he could tell her. Now she’s back in front of him, and he’s not letting go. Even if all he gets is her friendship again. But in a city like L.A., dreams come true when you’re least expecting it.
So do nightmares.
With their exes beating down their doors with demands and explanations, their hesitant and building relationship is threatened at every corner. They’re at serious risk of being intercepted by the past, and that’s a ball Reid is determined to catch.
Except desperation can lead to stupidity—and Reid soon realizes he can’t catch every ball, no matter how perfectly it’s thrown to him. This time a fumble could cost more than a few points.
It could cost him everything.
Intercepted is the third and final book in the By His Game series and can be read as a standalone, although it is advised to read Blindsidedand Sidelined before, in this order.
Real talk: I’ve had the first two books of this series in the TBR folder of my Paperwhite for months. They’re already on the list I’ve planned out for my TBR challenge, so when I saw this looked just as good and could be read as a standalone, I jumped at the chance to be on the review tour. That way I could at least get a taste for the series now and still stick to my TBR schedule.
I’m glad I did. I really liked it. First of all, we all know I love both second chance romances (which this kind of is), as well as friends becoming more stories. So those aspects won me over pretty quickly.
The dialogue between Everleigh and Reid was awesome – great banter. The kind only two people/characters that know everything (or at least all the important things) about each other’s personalities. I’m such a fan of that sort of comfort between two people. It feels so real and just gives me the warm fuzzies.
But then it switches from warm to hot. There was one sexy scene in particular that I couldn’t stop thinking about for days! 😛 It was so great. If Reid hadn’t already cemented himself as a DILF, he definitely did then, lol. Someone stop me before I go TMI…
Now, let’s talk about the true star of the book: Leo. Aaaaah so cute! The worst part of him being fictional is that I can’t pinch his cheeks or ruffle his hair. Because I’m that kind of “adult,” that drives children away by not being able to get over how freaking cute they are. The doting cousin/babysitter/etc. that they get sick of really quickly. He was such an adult that at times it was disturbing, thinking about what he went through to reach that maturity. But mostly it was hilarious.
The only negative for me was that it was a little too much drama. I feel like wrenches were being thrown into the storyline for the sake of it. If something is just a plot twist for the sake of a twist, it’s not worth it for me. Feels forced.
But overall, this was a great taste of the series and I can’t wait until I get to the first two books in my TBR lineup.
About Emma Hart:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.