Title: Offensive Rebound
Author: M. J. Fields
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2017
◄◄Goodreads Blurb ►►
It’s a call that changes my life–and my little girl’s. Years ago, playing for the NBA was the dream, but the Seattle Stallions suck. Worse than that, my old teammate is now the star center–not to mention my number one rival. There has to be a catch, some sort of agenda. Before I was injured, I was the best. Now? There’s no way they want me.
But when I see the roster and salaries, it all comes together. It’s a chance to get on the court again and change our lives. And I just can’t wait for the opportunity to finally take him down. What I never counted on is Courtney Cohen being the game changer.
I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA. When I discovered the star center, my ex fiancé, cheating on me, all I want is to jump ship before the whole thing sinks. But with revenge on my mind, I exact a plan. Take down the dirty player and save my father’s dream.
Suddenly twelve minutes is too little time, and a season is not long enough.
Will it be love, or just a game?
◄◄My Thoughts ►►
Offensive Rebound is an entertaining read. Parts of it could actually be described as fun and the character development is exceptional. The story includes one of my favorite tropes and had some really fun scenes. However, while reading this, I decided on a lower rating. I’m really glad I waited a couple days to write a full review. Since finishing this book, I’ve thought about it several times. Because of it’s staying power, I decided on a higher rating.
Here’s what I absolutely loved: One word, Trae! Talk about yum-a-licious, you’re talking about Trae. M.J. Fields did a fantastic job creating a character with staying power. On the surface, he appears to be like every other alpha hot-guy I’ve read, but he’s so much more. He’s an all-around GREAT guy. I’m not going to divulge too much because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but Trae stuck with me long after finishing this book and moving on to others. He’s the kind of guy you’d want to fall for in real life. A guy that will always have your back…no matter what!
My early struggles centered around our heroine, Courtney and the basketball lingo used throughout the novel.
I didn’t find Courtney’s character believable at all. A 23 year-old (fresh out of college) woman leads a billion dollar sports franchise with only the assistance of her equally immature best friend?? Sorry, I don’t buy it. Also, the way her parents treat her is beyond ridiculous. I believe the words “you’re grounded” were actually used. That completely undermines Courtney’s character (IMO) and leads me to circle back around to the whole believability issue I mentioned earlier.
Despite all that, with Trae’s help, Court develops into a great character. I loved the way she cared for Trae and his family. The relationship and character development worked out great in the end.
So, overall this resulted in a win!
I rate it:
**ARC provided for an honest review**
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields love of writing was in full swing by age eight.
Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.
She self-published her first contemporary, new adult romance in January 2013. Today she has completed seven self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, The Men of Steel series, Ties of Steel series, The Rockers of Steel series and The Norfolk series.
MJ is a hybrid author and publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co- written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix, Morrison, and Jagger. All three books in the series are published. The Caldwell brothers don’t grow into alphas, when their mother passes away they become her legacy, her good in the world of bad.
MJ was a former small business owner, who closed shop so she could write full time. She lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
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