Review: Scoring the Player by Samantha Lind

Review: Scoring the Player by Samantha Lind

Cocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But, that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media’s perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?

Grounded, selfless, giving…Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Sports (hockey), friends-to-lovers
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes Book 2 of the Indianapolis Eagles (Book 1 features a different couple)
POV: Kinley and Brian
Steam Level: Slow burn to toasty warm

Scoring the Player is book 2 in Samantha Lind’s Indianapolis Eagles series. We meet Kinley and Brian in book 1 and know that they formed some sort of relationship but not the nature of said relationship. The first 20% of this book showed this relationship so had a few of the same scenes as book 1, just wither different character’s POV. I enjoyed this book just as much as Just Say Yes (book 1) if not a little more.

Samantha Lind’s writing style is unique. It’s almost as if you’re reading life – no excess BS or drama, just adults coming together to form bonds, being willing to fight for what they want. Communication is critical and utilized to sort out any issues. Family and friends are emphasized as important bonds. It’s both sweet and sexy. Intimacy is used to strengthen the character’s relationship and love and is never used as a weapon.

Scoring the Player was an emotional journey through friendship to love, with trials, true-to-life trials that test Brian and Kinley. If you’re looking for a sweet, sexy romance that’s unique in style but realistic then pick up Scoring the Player.

I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Damn him, and all his glorious muscles on display. I swear, just looking at them makes me stupid one moment, and have my ovaries exploding the next.
  • Why does he always have to catch me when I’m staring him down, allowing the fantasies to run wild.
  • When the mighty fall, it’s fun to watch.
  • I need you in my life like I need air to breathe and food to eat.

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