Jan 07

Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely Review




A sexy new forbidden romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely about a sports star and the woman who’s off limits…

It should have been a simple play…

She needed a football player to step up and be the star for a charity calendar. I needed a sharp and savvy publicist to manage a brand-new sponsorship deal. I scratched her back. She scratched mine. And oh hell, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.

Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal, so it’s hands off for us once again. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her.

What’s a guy to do when he’s always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is just out of bounds?

I don’t date players.
And I definitely don’t sleep with players.
And I absolutely don’t fall for a certain player when I get to know him and learn he’s more than just sexy — he’s clever, funny and has a heart as big as his . .. well, you get my drift.

But my job is at stake, and I can’t afford to lose that as well as my heart. The problem is, I think I’ve already lost that game.

What’s a girl to do when the clock is running out, but the man she’s falling for is off limits?



Romantic comedies are my favorite stories to read, and when I want to curl up with one, Lauren Blakely’s are what come to my mind first. Whatever the trope, her spin on a romcom never fails to satisfy my craving, never lets me down and just seems to give me everything I’m hoping for when I pick one up. If you haven’t read Lauren Blakely’s work yet, and you’re a fan of the genre, then you’re truly missing out. I could wax poetic for hours about why you need to get her books in your hands, but I’ll sum it up with a simple fact. Blakely consistently crafts fantastically-written stories that are hot, hilarious and full of heartwarming romance. There’s so much more to them than just that, though, so do yourself a favor and read one of them.

Most Likely to Score was charming and passionate, and it pulled me in from page one. Part forbidden workplace romance, part sports romance, Blakely gave her readers a fabulous couple to root for with a relatable, realistic heroine and a swoon worthy, sexy hero. Jones Beckett was a hero with so much heart – for the game of football, for the animals he donated his time to help and for the woman who captured his heart. A celebrated receiver on a winning NFL team, he needed to remake his public persona in the wake of one too many off-the-field fumbles. Hoping to turn the media’s attention from him as a playboy to him as a star player, he enlists the help of team publicist, Jillian Moore.

Jillian has worked hard to build her stellar reputation as the Renegades’ squeaky-clean, whip smart PR director. She has earned the respect of her bosses, the players and the reporters—no small feat in the male dominated world of professional football. Harboring what she mistakenly assumes is an unrequited crush on Jones, she steps up to help create a more wholesome image of the pro baller, starting with a charitable project that has them working closely together. The problem is that the more time she spends with him, the less she sees him as the notoriously flirty, deliciously ripped, pretty face she’s been crushing on. She discovers a rough and tender side to Jones, and it’s an intoxicating combination that she’s no longer sure she can—or wants to—resist.

Sweet and steamy, with just the right amount of angst, Blakely scored a touchdown with this hard-won love story. Tapping my Kindle furiously and smiling the whole way through, I devoured this story that I simply did not want to put down. Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo