Review: Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely

Out of Bounds
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


The first rule of football–don’t screw with a streak.

My career is finally looking up, and I’m leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I’ve ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.

But it’s not. And now I can’t get her out of my mind. Even when I’m playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.

And it turns out, she’s not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team.


I only have one goal this season–do my part as the team’s lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There’s no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he’s the quarterback.


Lauren Blakely has a way with words. I already knew that, but I thought I would mention it for those of you haven’t had the pleasure of reading one of her books. She knows how to grab your attention immediately and never let it go. Out of Bounds did exactly that, saving me from a book slump I had been in.

I absolutely loved Out of Bounds and its characters. Drew was the football player we all fantasize about. Sure he was gorgeous and buff, but he was also smart and sweet. He didn’t let his cockiness get the best of him. Dani was everything I love in a great female main character. She wasn’t just a pretty face. She was smart, tough and knew as much about football as Drew.

Out of Bounds had a lightness to it that I loved. Dani and Drew’s romance had a little bit of the forbidden romance thing going on, but it wasn’t filled with a bunch of drama or angst. Their chemistry was amazing and apparent each time they were together. Dani and Drew’s romance was cute and so much fun to read.

The only thing I could complain about with this book is that it was too short! 150 pages wasn’t long enough. I flew through this book and was surprised when I got to the end. I wanted more Dani and Drew! I loved them so much!

Out of Bounds was a romance novel that would be perfect for the beach, a plane ride or just an escape from every day life.

6 thoughts on “Review: Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely”

    1. Yes, it does! 😉 It wasn’t quite as over the top sexy as Big Rock. It was more of a sweet story.

  1. I’m loving Lauren Blakely books lately!! Always sexy, fun. I’ll have to read this one too. Thanks for the great review.

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