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Intercepted (Playbook #1) by Alexa Martin Book Review


Intercepted (Playbook #1) by Alexa Martin Book Review

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Publication Date September 11, 2018

Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there’s a new player on the horizon, and he’s in a league of his own…

Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She’s definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There’s just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he’s nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team’s wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee’s return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation.

Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin’s relationship to survive the season.

Intercepted (Playbook #1) by Alexa Martin Book Review

Marlee finds out her long-term NFL boyfriend is cheating. She’s done with athletes, but damn that Gavin Pope. He walks back into her life at just the right moment. Intercepted has romance, a lot of laughs, heartbreak, new beginnings & pop culture references for days!


The way Alexa Martin writes Marlee is perfection. Readers get to hear so much of Marlee’s internal dialogue. I LOVE how she has hashtags for any & everything. You’ll just be reading along & Marlee will throw out a hashtag at the PERFECT moment. You just want to reach over, give her a high five & laugh your ass off with her.

Some of my favorite Hashtags are #ClickItorStickIt #HisAssMadeMeDoIt & of course, #WhoGonnaCheckMeBoo as a nod to one of my favorite moments in Real Housewives history. If Marlee wears She by Sheree joggers, I will love her FOREVER!


Now, Marlee is a longtime girlfriend to an NFL player. She finally gets her foot in the door with these crazy wives. I mean it when I say these women are crazy! This setting is just ripe for all sorts of characters & I am here for every bit of it! Luckily, Alexa is coming out with a second book that takes place with different characters from the same football team.

Marlee’s internal dialogue when she is around these women is worth the read alone! The truth is that Marlee is a badass. She’s there for her man & she’s a REAL football fan. She’s not sitting up in the box like Gisele. Nope. Her ass is in the bleachers, razzing opponents & cheering on her team. Just another thing I love about her. She doesn’t play by anyone’s rules.

Gavin Pope Be Still My Heart

Gavin gave me a few dayuuuum moments. While it’s nice to be a woman & stand up for yourself,  it’s badass to have your man right there with you. That’s what love is. Your partner has your back no matter what.

Marlee & Gavin have a history. I won’t spoil it all. Once he walks back into her life, there is no resisting him. I’m serious.  Gavin Pope is completely irresistible. He is sweet, kind, thoughtful, caring & loaded. That doesn’t hurt, right?

There are some tantalizing romance scenes, but nothing too heavy or obscene. Alexa give us just enough where I turned a slight shade of blush & voraciously kept reading!


I am Really Into This book!  Intercepted is a romance novel for sure, but it’s also hilarious. Marlee is MADE for the silver screen & I hope someone buys up the rights to this story pronto. I can’t wait to see what Alexa does with this series.

Some other romance novels I’ve loved lately are The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang & Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren.

Special thanks to Alexa MartinBerkley Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Alexa Martin is a writer and stay-at-home mom. She lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, and German shepherd. When she’s not telling her kids to put their shoes on (again), you can find her catching up with her latest book boyfriend or on Pinterest pinning meals she’ll probably never make. Her first book, INTERCEPTED, is scheduled to be released September 2018 with Berkley.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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