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Scoring Position

(Philadelphia Patriots #6)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A brand new book in the USA Today Bestselling PHILADELPHIA PATRIOTS series of sexy sports romances!

Big, tough, sexy...and trouble.

As far as sports agent Kate Berlin is concerned, that describes Nick Rome perfectly. Landing the hard-charging, talented catcher as her new client is a huge coup, and Nick could catapult her small agency into the big leagues--or destroy her rep
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Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published January 28th 2016
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Blue Falcon
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
This review is of “Scoring Position” book #6 in the “Philadelphia Patriots” series by V.K. Sykes (The team of Vanessa Kelly and her husband, Randy Sykes.)

The Story: The book begins in the Patriots clubhouse. There, we meet the hero of the book, Nick Rome, 33, the Patriots catcher. Nick has just headed into the decline phase of his baseball career, but he wants one more big payday. The problem is: Nick just fired his agent, and now, he has to find a new one. Enter the heroine of the book, Kate Be
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Patrice
I received a free copy of the e-book from the author for an honest review. So, here goes, Scoring Position (Book #6) by the writing team V.K. Sykes was the first book I read in the Philadelphia Patriots series (I have the first 3 in a boxed set). I have to say that I really liked the story. I found the whole baseball/ sports contract negotiating and the behind-the-scenes story very interesting.
The main characters are Kate and Nick. Kate Berlin is a single mom and sports agent. Nick Rome is a hot
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Amanda Siegrist
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The only thing I really want to say about this book is the frustration I had with the baseball facts. Nick Rome played for the Patriots team, a team he wanted to stay with. He did NOT want to be traded. In one point in the book, he made some thoughts about he knew as a catcher he probably wouldn't be able to catch his entire career. That's okay, he could be a designated hitter. Okay. That tells me he plays for the American League. Then, later on in the book, he is doing a charity thing where eve ...more
Amelia
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The world of baseball and romance is once again entertainingly connected in the latest Philadelphia Patriots story. Stakes are high as a multimillion dollar contract is being negotiated, and there definitely should not be any emotional involvement during the discussions. But the sexual attraction between a catcher for the Patriots and his new female agent cannot be denied forever. V.K. Sykes has this couple reacting with such genuineness that they just have to be real. SCORING POSITION puts the ...more
Jaymy M.
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The husband writing team of Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes does not disappoint. I enjoyed the subsequent Patriots stories and this too was a joy to read. As a baseball fan in February, I gotta say, I’ve got spring fever.

Nick, like so many other of Sykes’ Patriots players, has some tough decisions ahead and has lived on his terms, not letting any woman get too close. He’s also just fired his agent because he didn’t like the way the guy did business. He takes one meeting with the GM to try to negot
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Monique
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SCORING POSITION is the perfect book to banish the winter doldrums! Nick Rome, catcher for the Philadephia Patriots, just fired his agent. He wants to renegociate his contract, but the management doesn’t want to give him the money he feels he deserves, mostly because of his hot temper. His best friend and teammate, Nate Carter, knows someone: Kate Berlin, who has a small agency, but represents women and no one from baseball. When they meet, Kate and Nick know they can make a great team, as long ...more
Brenda
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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SYNOPSIS:
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rand new book in the USA Today Bestselling PHILADELPHIA PATRIOTS series of sexy sports romances!

Big, tough, sexy...and trouble.

As far as sports agent Kate Berlin is concerned, that describes Nick Rome perfectly. Landing the hard-charging, talented catcher as her new client is a huge coup, and Nick could catapult her small agency into the big leagues--or destroy her reputation if she screws up. Since Nick has a habit of butting heads with Patriots management, the chance for disaster
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Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Scoring Position
Author: V.K. Sykes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 312
Rating: 4

Setting: Philadelphia

Main Characters: Kate, Nick

Supporting Characters: Dylan, Nate

Summary: Nick has just fired his agent and needs a new one. Nate tells him about Kate and so the story begins. Kate, a divorced mother of a 6 year old son, usually just has female golfers as clients but this opportunity to get a baseball player is too good to pass up, that is until she meets Nick. Dirty thou
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Danielle  Gypsy Soul
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars rounded up to 5. I'm not a baseball fan so I wasn't sure whether I was going to like this book or the storyline but I am so glad that I read it. I loved this book! This is the first book I've read by this author and I will definitely be reading more. I really ended up loving the backstory of the baseball contract negotiations and relationships on the team to be fascinating and fun to read about.

This story centers around Kate a single mom and sports agent who is just beginning to get he
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Pat
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 6 in Sykes' Patriots series, and it was my introduction to the series itself. I am so happy that I read this book and will absolutely read the whole series starting from Book 1, because I enjoyed this book tremendously. Also, being a Philly girl myself, I loved seeing the references to all of the places in Philadelphia that I know and love in my hometown. It added another nice element to the book for me.

The characters are well-developed and complex and are very likable. The two main
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Jill Eshenbaugh
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
love sports romance and I love baseball - so how could this story miss? It absolutely didn't and I was hooked from the moment I turned on my Kindle and read the first page. The characters are well developed, having real life emotions that let the reader get totally involved in the story. I particularly liked that there is baseball in the story, not just the romance of the two main characters. I think it's important for a sports romance to actually talk about the sport and this novel does just t ...more
Lisa Richards
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance
I'm a huge baseball fan so this book was perfect for me. Coming from the same small town that San Francisco Giants number one pitcher, Madison Bumgarner grew up in, we follow SF from opening day till the completion of the World Series. They have been winners of that coveted ring three times in the last five years. I loved getting to peek behind the curtain and see some of what goes on between an agent and a top ceded ball player. The writing of Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes is seamless and the c ...more
Debbie Rice
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow I loved this book I love baseball and a good romance so it's got a little bit of everything!! This is the first book I've read from V.K.Sykes and it won't be the last,I'm going to read this whole series from the start because I enjoyed it that much.Nick is the starting catcher for the Philadelphis Patriots baseball team and his contract us up for extension or trade,but he's also in need of a new sports agent since he fired his last one.In steps Kate,who was recommended by his friend Nate.Fro ...more
Rita
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kate is a sport agent for several female Golf athletes. When she gets the chance to work with one of baseballs great catchers, she knows this is her chance to join the big leagues. What she doesn't expect is her attraction to Nick. Kate is a single Mom who is focused on him and her career. She can't afford to screw things up with an affair with her client. She fights the attraction but finally gives in. When negotiations for client goes south,she will have to choose her career of Nick. I love ho ...more
Liette Bougie
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my very first sport romance as I’m usually knee-deep into historical fiction (whether romance or straight historical) as well as mysteries, thrillers, fantasy and paranormal. I’m not a fan of baseball or any other sports such as golf, football, tennis, soccer or hockey, nope, I’m more into figure skating... but I’ve enjoyed this foray into the world of baseball players, their agents and general managers and the people who share their lives.

Although Scoring Position is the 6th book in V.
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Julie
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance
Nick Rome is having serious problems with his agent, he has to find a new one that can realize his worth and get a better deal with his manager, because at the moment he's getting nowhere...fast. He's been recommend a woman...ok!..he just hopes he can keep his mind and his hands to himself...she's hot.! Kate Berlin knows she can get the talented catcher a higher pay cheque if he can just keep his cool and let her do the talking. This is a big coup for her also, Nick is a big client for her and s ...more
Cheryl
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review.

I am an avid baseball fan and live 5 miles SE of Philadelphia so this book felt like it was written just for me! I enjoyed this book and would have given it 5 stars if the editing had been better.

I liked all the baseball scenes and learned a lot about contract negotiations. I adored Nick who is the first string catcher for the Patriots and is in desperate need of a new agent. Kate is a sports agent who represents female golfers but has never represented
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Dawn
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are a few things Kate Berlin is confident in; she does her best to be a great single parent, her love life has been a train wreck, and she works hard, as an agent, for her athlete clients. In Philadelphia, her career has centered on female golfers, so she's shocked, down to her toes, when the Patriots' star catcher, Nick Rome, asks her to represent him.
Nick has fired his agent and needs someone new. When the veteran pitcher recommends his friend, Kate, Nick is hesitant. Then his contract n
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Winnie Lim
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love sports romance and decided to give V.K. Sykes a try when I received her newsletter asking if anyone wanted a review copy of Scoring Position. From the start, I was hooked. Kate and Nick were great characters and I loved the flow of the story, the romance, the sports aspects. Even if one isn't really into sports, it is not hard to get into the story. I loved Scoring Position so much that after reading it, I one-clicked the first 3 books of the series and started reading them straightaway. ...more
Isha Coleman
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Kate is a gritty, smart woman with a lot on her plate. Her plate just got a lot bigger. Nick is just the man to help her succeed in a career dominated by men but also the distraction she can't afford to have. Nick was a fun character. He was just cocky enough to aggravate and sexy enough to fantasize about. Kate held her own against the consummate playboy. I received an ARC of Scoring Position in exchange for an honest review. V.K. Sykes is a combination of sexy, smart and entertaining that alwa ...more
Patricia Camaioni
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best in this great sports series!

Five stars for another great addition to this sports series. All the books in this series leave you wanting more. Football or baseball they are good sports romances. Can 't wait to see what the next will be. You couldn't ask for better writing from this team.
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Whew! Have that cold shower and fire extinguisher ready, the heat starts burning the minute these two characters hit the page!

Read full review in the 2016 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Lisa
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Although this is book 6 of the series, it is the first I've read of the Philadephia Patriots and I had no issues with understanding the characters from previous stories. However, I plan to read more of the series after meeting Nick and Kate.

Nick and Kate's relationship moves slowly, but realistically from star catcher and agent to friends and lovers.

A fun and relaxing read.
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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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