Scoring the Player’s Baby, Naima Simone


After a divorce from her cheating football player ex, PR whiz Kim Matlock would rather drive a pine tree through her walled-off heart than work at the Seattle Wedding Expo.

And the last thing she expects is to be grabbed and kissed breathless by a hot giant of a man looking to fend off a stalker. She doesn’t want emotional entanglements, but she can’t say no to one scorching night with the sexy stranger.

To her shock, she finds out afterward that a) he’s a pro football player, aka her kryptonite, and b) she’s pregnant.

But nothing could have prepared her for his response…

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: Scoring the Player’s Baby
Series: WAGS #3
Author: Naima Simone
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen

Source: Entangled/NetGalley
Pages: 219
Date: 7.9.18
Rating: 3.5/5

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Dear Reader,

This thing was cute! It read a lot like a romcom (romantic comedy) but their inner baggage really weighed it all down… near the end, it actually hurt it for me at times, but that’s just me. Kim’s hangups are obvious and printed at the very beginning, so you get used to her and her pain rather quickly, compared to Ronin’s own hurt past, which gets told here and there with everything that happens with Kim. I thought it was an interesting way to introduce the characters; they’re both dream boats for each other, but Kim chooses to be wary while Ronin does it without really knowing it. There’s a lot of misunderstandings along the road that add to the drama, but most of them are easily rectified or forgiven. Like I said, it was interesting.

Personally, I think this would’ve worked more for me with less drama. Majority of the book set this funny, sweet and hot tempo, and Ronin and Kim are already so serious, inner-wise. He thinks love hurts, and she thinks you’d be dumb to fall for it all. I just (personally) felt like their inner demons were enough to balance out the adorable way Ronin made every single thought a joke without adding all the other drama. But unfortunately, life doesn’t decide to listen and agree so lol I’ll have to just accept that life can be messy and move on. Would I recommend this? Yes. I think you’d like it if you enjoy the sports romance with a bit of the telenovela-like drama going on with everyone. I thought it was funny to see all the other couples’ lives get put into an outsider’s perspective. Told from that view, and it suddenly becomes a very hilarious, comedic relief for the downs that Kim gets (and it’s yet another reason to love Ronin for trying to cheer her up by teasing the others). She’s elegance, he’s a rare breed of exotic and comedic, and if you enjoy chuckling and sexy times, then check it out.

Happy Reading,

A Little Darling


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