Thursday, June 13, 2024

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Dating the Defensive Back by Lisa Suzanne

 

Dating the Defensive Back
A Nash Brothers Standalone
By: Lisa Suzanne
Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro Foster & Tor Thom

The minute I hear my brother's best friend was traded to my city's pro football team, I know this is my shot. There's no way I'm missing my chance to give my first crush my V-card.

When Grayson Nash walks into the bar, he has no idea I'm little Ava Maxwell, the one he promised to look after when he moved to Vegas.

After a sizzling, sheet-clutching first experience of my dreams, we exchange numbers and a plan to extend our undeniable connection into something more. I promise myself I'll tell him the truth about who I am… eventually.

He finds out before I tell him, and he wants nothing to do with me. But when my ex won't take the hint, Grayson swoops in pretending to be my new boyfriend.

Now I'm dating the defensive back—or faking it, anyway. It's not fake for me, though, and lines blur with stolen glances and searing touches. But between the promise he made to my brother and the secrets stacking up, I have no idea how to turn my fake boyfriend into my real-life forever love.

Dating the Defensive Back is a steamy football, brother's best friend, fake dating romance from Amazon top ten bestselling author Lisa Suzanne.


Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dating the Defensive Back surprised me with how low the angst level is.  From the book's length (400+ pages), I expected there to be more conflict. That's not to say the book is totally without angst. Grayson and Ava certainly have their moments., and he has some issues to work through, which is the source of most of those moments. So, is the book a bit too long? Early on - like maybe the first 1/4th of the story - I would've said test. But there's just something about these characters that makes you want more of them.  Once Grayson and Ava reeled me in, I was fully invested and wanted every minute I could get with them. Of course, that can be chalked up to Lisa Suzanne's talent for storytelling and character-building. She's very new to me, but I'm enjoying each set of new characters, who are so well-drawn that I feel like I've met them, Narrators Tor Thom and Kelsey Navarro Foster do an excellent job with this one. They give voice to those characters who already practically leap off the page. To sum it up, I'd say this one is a good choice for a weekend read or listen.



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