Review: Scored by Sloane Howell

Author: Sloane Howell
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Sports
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


He’s a player. But she’s about to score.

Opposites really do attract* as a sassy salesgirl turns a pro athlete’s life upside down in this supercharged standalone novel of seduction from the author of Bossed.

Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that intimidates the boys. So I’m pleasantly surprised when Matt Stallworth waltzes into the indie record store where I work and gives as good he gets. Turns out Matt is a professional baseball player, which should mean he’s out of my league. But if he wants to hook up with me, he’s going to have to follow my rules.

Matt: After winning my MVP award, I learned that a guy can get used to having beautiful women practically throw themselves at you everywhere you turn. But everything changes the first time I see Kelsey Martin, and something just clicks. She’s hot, snarky, and whip-smart. I’ve got to see her again. Only problem is, she sees right through all my best moves. And I’m going to have to step up my game to convince Kelsey that I’m playing for keeps.

A while back, I read Sloane Howell’s Bossed. I loved the characters and their story. When I heard he was going to be releasing a book about Jenny and Ethan’s best friends, I knew I had to read their book.

Matt and Kesley’s romance was everything I thought it would be and more. They were both really cool people on their own. Despite being a professional baseball player, Matt was a down to Earth guy. He knew what was important in life. Kelsey was a woman who didn’t let celebrity impress her. She was also a loyal friend. It was very fun to watch Matt try to woo Kelsey. They were so perfect for each other.

My one issue with Scored was that it felt rushed. Matt and Kelsey’s relationship flew by. One minute she was avoiding him, and the next they were in love. Well, it didn’t exactly happen that fast, but I just wanted some more time with them trying to figure out their relationship.

Overall, Scored was a fun sports romance with great characters. I didn’t quite love it as much as I loved Bossed, but it was still a great read.

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