London is Leah Watson’s fresh start. When she secures the perfect internship during her study abroad semester, with an infamous celebrity public relations firm, she is determined to forge her own path - one that is nothing like her life back in Oklahom ...more
Carrie Aarons is a new author to me, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect, especially since sports romance novels are a hit or a miss to me. Overall, “Red Card” was an entertaining read. It was a great mix of steam, a little bit of angst and drama with two fun, well portrayed characters, enjoyable dialogue (at times) and great engaging writing.
“Red Card” fallows the story of Leah Watson, an American college student who needs and wants to forge her own path, after her jock boyfri ...more
Such a fun read! I loved it from the beginning till the end. It's realistic and refreshing with authentic dialogues and lovable characters. The story is funny, fast paced, sexy and at times emotional. Seriously where has this author been and why haven’t I heard of her before now?? I loved the writing and I couldn't stop reading. I read it so fast and was sad to reach the end, I wish I had more.
Leah has a perfect life with her boyfriend. She was ready for everything until he dumps he ...more
This is one hot sexy read. It was a fun, fast and light read with loads of hot smexy times. Leah Watson is an all American girl who’s smart, a beauty and as good as apple pie. She fled the US to heal a broken heart after her jock boyfriend of 5 years ditches her. She realizes that she’s been living her life for a man and now, she needs to chart her own path.
The story starts with her landing in London, England, where she has a PR internship. No sooner has she landed and Le ...more
Title: Red Card
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: February 14, 2016
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This author is completely new to me, and I'm so glad I decided to give her book a try. Anyone who reads my reviews regularly knows that I'm obsessed with Sports Romance. So obviously it goes without saying that this book was calling to me. I'll read just about anything in the genre, but throw in the fact that the hero is a hot athlete with a British accent, an ...more
Overall Opinion: This was better than I thought it'd be, but I still had some complaints. I had big issues with the H pushing the h away at one point and causing a separation. I also had some issues with both of them needing to communicate better. Overall it was enjoyable, but I wouldn't quite give it 4 "liked it" stars...so I'm going with 3.5.
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Leah and Killian's story. Leah in moving to London to attend college and work an internship at a big P ...more
"If there was one thing I didn't let go of, it was a challenge."
Leah Watson has had her fill of being the perfect arm candy of superstar jocks. After devastatingly being dumped by her boyfriend of five years and the next uprising star to be picked in the NFL draft, Leah brokenly decided to pick up and start a new life in another country where no one will know her.
That is, until, her new PR job lands her the acc ...more
There were things that kept this from being a five star read were mostly about things that really had nothing to do with the story or the characters. But that all really falls back to something that is so ...more
First of all...I gotta say I'm impressed the h wore a thong on a flight from OKC to London. I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable than 6-8 hours sitting in a plane with dental floss up my ass. Personally, I'm a sexy, tiny boy short kinda girl. Butt cheeks hanging out the back is much more comfortable than a string separating said butt cheeks.
Secondly, why set this in Oklahoma if you're just gonna bash it for only having football, rodeos, and hicks? Apparently the auth ...more
“I’ll give you everything I have. All of me. I’m yours.”
Leah is a girl who is trying to find her path in life again after a painful heartbreak. Her new internship in London is the best opporunity she has in order to find her herself and what she truly wants. But she soon find out that being a PR of the greatest football star in England is not an easy job to do.
Killian is an angry and broody man. After a tragic lost, he become a hollow kind of man. Interest ...more
As an Arab myself who LIVES in London (South Kensington specifically) I was shocked that this author used the false stereotype of Arab men to depict the supposed 'dangerous' area of Edgware Road (where my current gay Arab homosexual male friend lives and feels extremely safe).
This is the paragraph:
"I drive up Edgeware road, flinching as I see what she's living so close to. Men, ...more
Oof. This book.
Leah Watson is putting the pieces of her life back together. Now that the future she’s been planning for five years is no longer an option, she heads to London to put physical distance between herself and her past, a ...more
Aarons scores with RED CARD. I loved the feel of this book. It screamed sex and yet dealt with some serious topics that I wasn't quite expecting. Killian may be a british football star (read: soccer player) but he's also been through the shittiest of shitty experiences that has molded him into an awful asshole.
Kate's not exactly had a world of puppies and sunshine either and she's desperately trying to come into her own. I wanted her to get her backbone just a littttttle bit sooner, b ...more
Maybe the story was not entirely new but the writing was so good that I did not care.
A British moody-arrogant football player who fall in love with the cute American in town, the sexual tension and the moments between them were so passionate that I found myself clenching my legs from time to time. Their story also gave the reader emotional and funny times that I enjoyed so much.
Red Card is definitely a lot sexier from Carrie’s other books. The writing was more developed and I can honestly say that since I began reviewing Carrie’s books I can see her growth as an author and I really love that. Unfortunately, Red Card was lacking something for me. I’m not sure if it was my mood (I’ve been in a blah kind of mood) or if it was a ...more
Killian is an ass, but he's an ass that is emotionally broken and has decided to give everyone the big FU to protect himself. He's a famous English footballer and he can do what he wants. That is, until American PR intern Leah shows up and turns his world upside down.
I loved Leah most of the book. Determined to turn her life around after being dumped by her long ...more
I was hoping for a fun sports romance, but I am beyond done with this one.
A lot of things bugged me about this book yet I didn't hate it. The story had good bones, but the execution wasn't all there. As far as the characters go let's just say I loved that ass**le Killian and I imagine his character isn't too far off the mark for a few real footballers. Leah, well Leah I'm not so sure how I feel about her. The few times she found her backbone I was surprised, but when she really needed it, when Killian would spew venomous accusations at her, her backbone was o ...more
First of all, I'm absolutely fascinated with books that take place across the pond. London is one of the many places I'm dying to visit in my lifetime. I love the dialect, the accents, everything! And being that the author is a Jersey girl like myself, I was impressed by how authentic she made it feel. So this book was an instant win with me for that fact alone. Add in some other fun c ...more
This could have been a much better book than it actually was. There wasn't anything new in this book, but parts of it were very poignant and I found myself rooting for the MCs. Then, the proverbial crap hit the fan, the H chickened out, and the h ran away. Cue the emotional roller coaster of regret, self pity and sadness, the ensuing sap fest, and I've lost interest. I'm actually not sure at which point I ceased caring, but it was probably when the h reverted to her old, d ...more
Emotional, angsty, funny and sexy; Red Card holds everything you need in a great read. (Ehem, Bad Boy with redeemable qualities. Hot accent. Foreign Affair. What else do you need?)
After her world comes crashing down, a heartbroken Leah Watson heads off to England to find herself and make a splash in the PR world. There she meets her ...more
Finally a Premiere League football setting and football player hero, well first I've read anyway. Pretty spot on and well done on that. I personally love football so I'm happy with that. Inventive FC name too. Killian was your typical hot shot, cocky bad boy athelete that everyone loves
My only thing was the heroine being girl power to I'll take hold over my life now, no guys to letting Killian do whatever he wants. Granted that's his repertoire, her I wish she would actually have ...more
Red Card was the first time I read a football/soccer story that takes place in Europe and I liked it because it seems so real and you can see that the author has done a lot of research before publishing it.
Good job Carrie Aarons,I really appreciated your hard work!!! This was the first time I've read something written by this author but it won't be the last.
Killian and Leah's chemistry sparks as soon as they met but you can feel the love for each other growing page after page,battle after battl
Killian and Leah were really perfect for each other and Carrie wrote their journey perfectly! With their pasts being a dark cloud over their heads, when they ...more
This is the story a an American girl with a broken heart and an English soccer player who is the ultimate diva/bad boy/paparazzi obsession. I spent the whole book imagining Killian as David Beckman.
When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a ...more