Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are ...more
Sometimes I felt that the political portion of the story was ...more
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This was awful
Dane is by and large the WORST hero I have ever had the (dis)pleasure to read about. There was nothing redeeming about him. He is a caveman who thinks he is God's gift to Earth and I just can't. Our first introduction to him meeting his "love" interest is by blowing a gasket and calling her "Hitler's spawn" and "Satan's spawn" because she dared to come to his university....and her father dared to run against ...more
"As I plopped down on the bleachers and scanned my new teammates around me, one word came to mind: heaven. I wasn't the tallest girl in the gym for the first time in my eighteen years on earth."It is actually so hard to write a review for this book without giving anything away! For some reason the idea of Dane's mother and Lucia' father running for president made me hesitant to read this at first. I don't know why, but I wasn't sure how that would ...more
6'8" blond hair, blue eyed male athlete?
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Ok - now that's out of the way....
I've been waiting to get my hands on a copy of Blocked since I read its synopsis. I played volleyball in grade school and high school (although I was never starting material) so I know the game and I've never read a book centered around this sport. I was excited to see how the sport played into the story. I also read a teaser that was released on ...more
It's a great book for seeing different points of view.
It's a great book for finding common ground.
It's a great book for taking it slow and finding a friendship first.
It's a great book for seeing how the choices of one person have such huge impacts on others.
It's a great book for understanding eating disorders.
It's a ...more
I really enjoyed the whole volleyball aspect of the book. I learned a lot of things about the game that I didn't know prior. It was always just a ...more
Dane(6’8) and Lucia(6’2) are both volleyball players at Highlands University and both are offspring of powerful politicians who are both nominees for President of United States. On opposing sides of course.
Being from Ireland and knowing nothing about volleyball, I was a little concerned about being lost here. Not at all. I should have known better. In the past, ...more
Loved the plot -- the son and daughter of political opponents falling for each other. Loved the secret service agents. They added a fun element to the book.
Really enjoyed the inside look at the world of Division One varsity athletes. They are under an extreme amount of pressure.
I felt like the issues the hero and heroine wrestled with ...more
Cuando la autora me escribió para que revisara las frases en español que se usan en el libro, de inmediato quedé enamorada de la sinopsis (aún no había visto esa portada jejeje), y fue un verdadero placer empezar un libro que me atrapó por completo y que me fue casi imposible de dejar. Blocked es uno de esos libros que te exigen leer "sólo un capítulo más"... ya saben a lo que me refiero.
Lucía y Dane son jugadores de voleibol, van a la misma universidad y si las cosas fueran de otro modo,...more
This is the story of two elite level college volleyball players, Lucia Ramirez and Dane Monroe. Not only do they attend the same college and play the same sport but their parents are running against each other in the next Presidential Election. Thrown together by the Secret Service agents assigned to protect them, they are forced to deal with their opposing views of the world, emotional baggage and their growing ...more
Dane and Lucia won me over!
I’m going to be straight up and say that I liked Blocked. I do have a mixed bag of feelings, but overall Dane and Lucia won me over. I’m a huge fan of college sports, and this is the first time I’ve read a college sports romance featuring volleyball. In that regard, I found this read absolutely refreshing!
Blocked begins with volleyball player Lucia Ramirez ready to begin her freshman year at Highbanks University. Everything ...more
I want to start off by saying that when writing new adult romances, it can be hard to find something "new" to write about. So, to have a sport that isn't traditional--volleyball--compared with a presidential campaign? That is something fun and different to read about.
Overall impression: It was a great rainy day/sit at the beach/pass the time while traveling read (which is not a bad thing at all!). The pacing is consistent, and situations the ...more
I have to start off by saying….the ending!!!!! Seriously??? When do we find out? I am dying to know! The entire book lead up to this so you have to tell me who won!!!
Ahem, moving on. As usual I started reading this book thinking that I wouldn’t like it because it had something to do with sports. I think I am just going to think like this from now on because every time I think that I am not going to like a book, I end up loving it! I really enjoyed playing ...more
I had a hard time getting into this story. It had a lot of political rhetoric. The characters were a bit immature even for college underclassmen. I didn't like Dane at all in the beginning. He acted like a spoiled brat. Lucia seemed a little naive. However, the situation they found themselves in, did allow for growth. It ended up being a ok read for me.
Mexican-American volleyball player Lucia Ramirez is having a difficult start to her college career. Not because her classes are too tough, but because her father is running as the Republican candidate for President of the United States, and the son of his political rival is a fellow schoolmate. And Lucia has a major crush on said son, despite his obvious liberal leanings.
Sophmore Dane Monroe is less than thrilled when he ...more
Salted caramel. French fries and milkshake. Garlic ice cream. These combinations may seem unthinkable, but they surprisingly make sense together. If I were to describe this book's young couple -- Lucia Ramirez and Dane Monroe -- in terms of taste, I would say they are deliciously odd.
Both are volleyball scholars in the same university and their parents are running against each other in the presidential race. And their similarities end there. Lucia's family is ...more
When I signed up to read the third book, the author gifted me with all three books. I'm one of those reads that look at the cover to try to get a feel of the story. Sometimes it will keep me from reading the book if it looks to cheesy. I don't think I would have picked this series but all I can say is "You can't judge book by its cover!" I know, I know.... More cheese!
Now my review- This story ...more
What initially drew me to this book you say? I would have to say that very alluring cover! I am finding myself to be ever the sucker for sports romances. I also just so happen to looooovvveeee volleyball!! When you combine volleyball, campaign elections, loads of drama and tension you get Blocked! Lucia's dad is the Republican candidate and Dane's mom is the Democrat candidate. Not only do the ...more
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Blocked was 300 pages of strong serious content, from Politics to eating disorders and sport. There is a lot packed into this novel and itself is an easy to get into book. Lizza and Dean are flawed characters therefore making it easy to identify with them and they each go on a personal journey to deal with their own growing issues whilst going on a journey to trust one ...more
Lucia Ramirez, daughter of the Republican Presidential candidate, has a secret crash on Dane Monroe, son of the Democrat's Presidential candidate. When Secret Service bundle them into a single safe-house, things move in entirely unexpected (for ...more
This is fast paced sports romance of two volleyball players on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Lucia and Dane are fighting their attraction to each other as well as the fact that both their parents are vying for the presidency. Will their political differences cause more of a drift between them or will their desire to be together be stronger than anything else?
Fun story covering many topics, full of chemistry ...more
Lucia Ramirez is your typical college freshman that happens to also play volleyball. Not only does Lucia play but so does Dane.
Dane being the hot, sexy guy that he is, is totally hating that fact the Lucia's Secret Service and Dane's Secret Service happens to throw both of them together in the same house for security purposes.
Will they throw their ...more
They have so much in common, but at the same time...so many differences too. This is a great story. The writing is good, the plot is clever and well-crafted, and the story itself was paced to perfection! Wow, I'm excited to read the next in the series!!!
Jen’s most recent novel is psychological thriller, Twin Sacrifice. Psychologist Matthew Durante risks his own life to save his twin brother’s as their foster father tries to take them down.
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