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The Philadelphia Patriots Books 1-3

(Philadelphia Patriots #1-3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  552 ratings  ·  21 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling author V.K. Sykes, three steamy, full-length romances about three sexy sports heroes and the women who challenge them at the game of love.

Book 1: Fastball
Baseball reporter Maddie Leclair has spent years chasing her dream job--covering the Philadelphia Patriots major league baseball team. But in order to make it to the top tier of sports reporting
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Kindle Edition, 808 pages
Published February 11th 2013
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Beth
Dec 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this boxed set. The third one, however, was a chore to get through. I almost DNF'd it a couple of times, but I decided to push through. I'm not really sure why it's even part of the Patriots series. Other than focusing on a character we had met in previous books and a small appearance by Nate from book 2, there was really no relation to the series. I was not a fan of Martha. She went from strong and outspoken in books 1 and 2 to wishy washy in book 3. ...more
Sarah
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a box set of 3 romances.

1 - FASTBALL - The story of Maddie Leclair, a sports writer for the Philadelphia Patriots baseball team with the Post News. She is a stickler for the rules & very professional within her position. Until she meets Jake Miller, a super star batsman of the league who has been out injured, but has been called back in after his form in the seconds has been good.

This story is back & forth almost til the end. They are drawn to each other & beautiful together.
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Paige
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, kindle
Good continuation. Didn't quite have the same chemistry as book 1, but overall good.

***Detailed Review***

HARDBALL is a quick and fast read that continues on the Philadelphia Patriots series. Featuring star pitcher, Nate Carter and pediatric surgeon, Dr. Holly Bell.

Holly is similar to Maddie from book one in the fact that she loves her career and doesn’t want to risk losing it if love isn’t the end result. As a pediatric surgeon, she’s passionate about staying focus on saving the lives of sick c
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Kristina Smith
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any baseball or soccer fan.
I didn't know if I should review each book of this three book set separately, or review the collective set of stories. I guess it's just easier to do all three at once, get it over with. I enjoyed all three books, even though they were each different in their own way. The author takes three characters, all associated with the fictional baseball team - the Philadelphia Patriots - and describes how they find love in the most unexpected places. In the first story, FASTBALL, Maddie (a sports writer) ...more
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: The Philadelphia Patriots Books 1-3
Author: V.K. Sykes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 808
Rating: 4

Setting: Philadelphia

Main Characters: Book 1 – Maddie, Jake
Book 2 – Holly, Nate
Book 3 – Martha, Tony

Thoughts: I liked the stories but I’m a little bummed that each book is a complete standalone. Some of the characters are there but the story isn’t continued so no worries about missing anything by not reading them in order. I’m not sure what was missing if anything but I
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Nikole
Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Fastball was my least favorite of the three although it was by no means bad. It was very solid romance novel. It was so solid that the sex wasn't necessary which is odd for a smut lover like me to say. Maybe it just wasn't hot enough for me.

Hardball: This story was so much better than the first one. Holly was a "real" woman that was capable and strong at work but despite her obvious beauty, she had some insecurities regarding relationships. The same could be said for Nate as well. I love that hi
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Franci Neill
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Being a sports fan, I was happy to find this series. This is a new author to me and I wasn't disappointed. I loved how the each book flowed, but you get a little caught up with the characters from the previous books. The steamy parts were indeed steamy, but not too much. Loved these and will read again in the future - always a good sign!
Mary
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fun collection of modern-day romances featuring strong male and female characters. I enjoyed the interplay of these characters as their stories evolved. I also enjoyed the opportunity of checking in with how the couples were doing via the subsequent books.
Teri
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
DNF, stopped at 17%…boring, boring,boring
Nancy Sutphin
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Truly enjoyed all three books, although I must admit the third book was not my favorite. I love reading about players losing their hearts and discovering that there is more to life than a game.
patty
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Loved the book. Loved the story line in each book. T he best part everyone gets a happy ending. Would highly recommend
Rosen Jasmin
Sep 21, 2013 rated it liked it
i only loved Nate and Holly's story.
Michelle Drew
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved all 3 would have loved to find out more of what happened after they ended though
Kelli
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All 3 books were great!
Crystal Yawn
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
2 good stories, 1 I just can't get into
Jeanette Book-Reviews
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
3.5 stars
Oonagh
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Wow very different from another book I've read by this couple. Not enough meat in the storylines and pretty thin romance and definitely not hot enough!
Anne Ruwe
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A friend told me about this set and it was only $.99:) Enjoyed all 3 books.
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V.K. Sykes is really two people - Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance. The second book in their Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances won the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest, in the romance category. Vanessa also writes award-winning, Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her o ...more

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