The Play-by-Play series has taken a new direction with shifting its focus to a new family, The Cassidys. They are a sports family where Grant’s father Easton was an NFL quarterback for Green Bay and a legend in the game. Grant and two of his brothers—Flynn and Barrett—are pro football players and his brother Tucker is a pro baseball pitcher. There’s also a younger sister, Mia, who is still in college.
Cole Riley makes an appearance because he’s on Grant’s team and we get to see his wife Savannah but that is the extent of the Riley family we see in this book. I certainly miss The Rileys but I am curious about The Cassidy family and their dangerously sexy offspring.
What I enjoyed about the book were the secondary characters in the story. I thought Leo and Anya were great characters (Katrina’s brother and sister). I also enjoyed the scenes with Grant’s family and the banter between Grant and his sexy-as-sin brothers. It was hilarious to read!
What really bugged me about the book was all the stereotype stuff that both Katrina and Grant were fighting about. Well, not necessarily fighting, but the majority of their first meeting and the beginning of their friendship/courtship they were both defending themselves against the stereotypical roles of the supermodel and the sports jock. It was a little disconcerting but when Katrina’s brother and sister were introduced, the story took on a whole new dynamic and was more enjoyable to read.
I thought Katrina and Grant’s relationship developed very fast. I didn’t get a good feel for it because the majority of the time they spent together was in very-detailed sex scenes and the time they spent together in other environments were glossed over, with the exception of the time they spent with Grant’s family.
All in all, I enjoyed the book. I’m curious to see how the series will develop and I’m looking forward to reading more about Grant’s brothers.
***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***