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Fair Catch

(Love and Sports #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  2,081 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Training, playing ball and studying is Lexi’s life and it never seems to bother her until her friend, Parker Hill, points out to her that sweat pants on a Friday night while watching sappy romance movies isn’t really living up her last year in college. Lexi didn’t see the need to party since she didn’t know what the hell she was doing with her life after college but her fr ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 329 pages
Published December 14th 2013
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Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
****My Blog received this as an arc for an honest review***

I rate this book 3.5 stars!!

So I cant say I didn't like the book. I did!! I think the problem was just certain things that annoyed me so much I wanted scream....

Lets first start with the good stuff.
I loved that the book was based on a football player. I love me some football players specially when they are hot like Jake! He is sexy and he is a player... I seem to be an idiot for these kind of books. I love when a guy is a whore and turns
Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
3 Jake is HOT Stars!!

This was a very enjoyable book but it was a little too cheesy & had too much young adult drama for my likes. I felt that the ending was a little rushed as well. Jake & Lexi were a very adorable couple and I liked how they both were focused on school & sports. I just wasn't feeling the love I normally feel when reading.
3.5 stars

This story jumped out at me because it wasn't just about the hot college football player. Both MCs were athletes with strong personalities and huge talent. This was different enough to intrigue me and give it a go.

The heroine was the hottest softball player on campus and something of a legend herself. She's Sexy Lexi-the ball player that holds all the records, lives her life to play and excel, but has no social life to speak of. She's independent, self-reliant, and beautiful. This is he
Review to come.

After a brief hiatus, and while in bed with a yucky virus, I figured I’d get back into reading actual books. (I fell into the fan fiction hole again...)

This one was a meh for me. I hope it was that I found a bad, pre-edited ARC online because there were so many typos (couch vs coach, waist vs waste, etc.), so I feel kind of bad for judging it since I don’t think I got the finalized package.

But the story was kind of underwhelming as well. The main couple got together less than halfwa
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I want to yet again give a HUGE thanks to Meghan for providing me with an ARC copy of this book to review <3 Much lovage for this girl right now....she certainly makes sure to hook me up with the best and HOTTEST books!

Check out the cast for Fair Catch - Hot dam Jake, Mason & Parker

Jake Taylor is your play boy of players by being the quarterback for Cal UC. He's got everything he ever wanted on tap.





What more could he possibly want.....?

I love Jake Taylor! Oh and I wa
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just loveeed sport romance especially if it as good as this one ;-)
A Book Obsessed Brit
Fair Catch centres around two young adults in their last year of college, both excellent sports players, Jake - a football player, and Lexi - a softball player. Jake is the Man whore of the athletics department he has pretty much slept with every girl there is in his department. This year however he wants to make a change, after a loss like Jake has suffered he is now realising life is for living and to value what you have. He decides no more woman, he needs to focus on his grades and his sports ...more
Cherry Hurtado
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
****My Blog received this as an arc for an honest review***

I rate this book 3.5 stars!!

So I cant say I didn't like the book. I did!! I think the problem was just certain things that annoyed me so much I wanted scream....

Lets first start with the good stuff.
I loved that the book was based on a football player. I love me some football players specially when they are hot like Jake! He is sexy and he is a player... I seem to be an idiot for these kind of books. I love when a guy is a whore and tu
Jun 09, 2014 added it
Shelves: dnf, do-not-want
DNF at like page 6. This is TERRIBLE.

Stephanie Burnett
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get my hands on this book quick enough! Another great book by this author... I love how she always writes from multiple perspectives so the story is always interesting and leaves you waiting on a the edge of your seat to find out what happens next. Lexi & Jake are my new favorite book couple, can't wait for book two!
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Jake!!! Meghan Quinn does it again!! Loved this book and the story! I ended up finishing this book in just under 2 days because I could not put it down!!! I am not only in love with the main characters but also the side characters!! Parker-yum, Mason- yum yum! This book does not disappoint!!
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Got 60% thru and skimmed to the end. Too much repetition, didn't like these characters. Writing could have been better too.
May 15, 2018 marked it as dnf
Shelves: sports-romance
dnf @ 30%
I love sports romance but the writing...gosh, I'm sorry and it's only my opinion, but it was bad :(
Oct 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 75%. I just couldn't find it in myself to care anymore. Lexi is not very likeable and the continual arguments just became boring. I'm sorry I gave it so much time tbh.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice long story and at times I could slap Lexi as she was the worst communicator ever. She slaps Jake or yells, runs home and cries and repeat in the next chapter. Jake suffered a lot.
Sassy Southern Book Affair
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
First of all, I want to say that I really enjoyed reading this. I am not a huge sports watcher, but I absolutely LOVE reading about pro athletes! What I did like about this book is that it also focused on a female athlete, as well, and how hard she works to be at the top in her sport.

So, we have Jake and Lexi who meet at a party that kicks off their senior year in college. Jake has previously been sort of a man-whore, but he has decided to change his ways and buckle down in his last year. When
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015, series
This was a very enjoyable read and I loved Jake and Lexi and all their crazy friends.

Lexi is a senior in college and after being persuaded by her best friend Parker to live a little this year, and she ends up at the football party. She never expected Jake to approach her, and her reaction to him was something Jake has never experienced by a girl before.

Lexi is a spit fire, and Jake is drawn to her. He is trying to change his ways from the past 3 years as well, and getting Lexi to see this is def
Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
What can I say about this book? Well, right away I was excited to start reading this book. But as I got into the first few chapters, I almost quit. And I hate not reading an entire book! What threw me was how rude and mean Lexi, the main female character, was. I can understand how her focus and determination on athletics would make her not want to be distracted by a guy, especially a smokin-hot QB like Jake. But come on...she was an absolute witch to him, would not even let him talk for 5 minute ...more
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic start to this series. I loved that Jake had decided to change his ways before he met Lexi. That he wanted things to be different, but in a better way. Once he met Lexi, he knew that the better way was with her and was unapologetic about wanting her. Lexi is pretty stunned that Jake would want her and initially thinks he just wants to add her as another notch on his bedpost. Their relationship is rocky from the start, and things only get worse once they go on their first ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author did a sort of better job at focusing on one couple per book there were still three couples but I made sure my focus was on Lexi and Jake. I had wished the author would state after each chapter what couple/point of view we were reading though. Lexi has a temper and when Jake does something wrong she's not afraid to let him know, "I'm not jealous, I'm humiliated. The minute that leggy blonde came in and said hello to our, you practically spent the rest of the night drooling all over her ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Lexi is a blonde haired hot beauty, that happens to be an amazing softball player. Softball has been Lexi's main focus over the past 4 years, but now that her college days are coming to an end she has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Jake is a smoking hot quarterback that has women falling at his feet. Jake has a bright future in the NFL, but she wants to share that future with Lexi. I will say that I think Lexi is kind of a bitch to Jake a lot of the time but when she is not she pour
Anne OK
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
I simply can’t help myself when I see a sports-themed romance (especially when there’s a gorgeous football player involved)! I found myself absorbed in “Fair Catch” – although not finding anything new or particularly surprising. Still, it gave me several hours of fun-to-read storyline with lots of angst and back and forth bickering between the quarterback and the girl of his dreams, who just happens to be quite the college athlete herself and not really fond of football or quarterbacks.

If you e
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
well, I really do like my sporty men of all kind...but even with all the atributes the main guy had - bad rep wanna be different / good girl, and athlete... fuck every character in this book was an athlete (well, go figure - the series are called love & sport) - makes me wanna fall deep into an envious place but it's midnight so I'll be quick.
the pace of story development was way too slow, I know it takes time for two people to recognize each other from the stages of "undeniable attraction/
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-review
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Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved the story!!! Sports and love what could be better? The characters where fun. The only thing that was getting to me a bit was Lexi.....she was getting a bit annoyed towards the end! I think she needed to practice what she preached! But all in all it was fun and the lead offs with the other characters is keeping me very interested!!
Gabriela Scheinberg
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Loved how the story was focused on life after college and all the insecurities that come from this period in life. Loved how it made sense and how this first book laid the foundation for the rest of the series. very well done!
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, ebook, kindle
This was my first read from this Author and i really enjoyed this book. Sexy Jake... Looking forward to reading the next book in this series
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Loved the ending!! Go Lexi!
Sep 08, 2015 added it
DNF at 57%
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