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(Prescott Series #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  111 reviews

Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He’s as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing.

Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It’s who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.

Paperback, 362 pages
Published April 28th 2016 by Joanne Schwehm
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Sybil aka Lala
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Golf isn’t exactly what one would call an exciting sport. It definitely isn’t one you’d call sexy. Right?

Well,helloooo Dane Prescott – the bad boy of golf and the man who made golf sexy.

Dane is a manwhore. He hardly remembers your name after a night of shenanigans and all he really cares about is making it into the golf pros. That is, until he meets Beverly at a charity dinner and immediately recognizes that she is not like all the other rich girls who flock around him. But Beverly wants
Raine Miller
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dane Prescott is exactly what I want in a hero between the pages when I'm reading and Joanne Schwehm got him just right! I was initially taken in by that cover *swoon* but soon found Gripped to be a sexy romance with plenty of tension to keep me turning pages. I also love that it's part of a family saga and there are other books in this series. 5 Gripping STARS!
Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it
The family we r looking for, a good n lovely parent, siblings alway support each other n everyone has their own dream, career to build, now some of them found another half.

It's all my dream when I was young, now? No anymore, I have seen enough, heard enough, there were too many ugly things out there, that's we need some fairy tales to make us believe tomorrow is better.

Dane n Beverly are that kind of story, but do we really need Katie? Her appearance only makes the story totally fall into the
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gripped (Prescott #2) by Joanne Schwehm
4 stars!!

“Never have I given my heart to anyone, but it’s yours if you want it.”

Oh Joanne Schwehm delivers another fine male specimen in the shape of Dane Prescott in Gripped. If you thought his brother was swoony in Incumbent, then be prepared to melt again as another Prescott man meets his match.

“Take it from me, don’t ever put this sport before love. Golf will always be there; love might not be.”

This was the book that initially made me seek out
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
AIDEN SNOW. some people love Sebastian York - I LOVE AIDEN SNOW.
His voice does things to me... really good things.
Joanne Schwehm has a pretty stellar series going on with this too.
The Prescott Family is pretty awesome. I love the characters that Ms Schwehm has built up.
... uhm, did I mention Aiden Snow yet? LOVE HIM.
Dane Prescott is a man whore. Simply put. He meets woman, has sex with them, and moves on to the next woman. He’s also all about the game of golf- teaching and hoping to become pro. He’s self-confident and has no trouble getting woman at all. Beverly Whitfield is a teacher who also volunteers for underprivileged children. She’s beautiful but insecure stemming from her childhood and has issues around that. To say she doesn’t like golf is an understatement. Her parents always put her second to it ...more
May 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (5/24/2019)! ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Torture of the very best kind."

Gripped was my first Joanne Schwehm read. I know, where have I been? I wasn't in a cave, just busy. She has been on my radar, and on my TBR for a while. When I found out that Gripped could be read as a standalone, I jumped at the opportunity to spend some time with Dane. His reputation preceded him and I decided to join his flock of females.

Though Dane is admittedly a manwhore, he's still irresistible. Even those women who he pushed out the door after , don't
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

***** 5 cranky stars *****

Beverly Whitfield hates golf. Without thought, her parents always put her second to the sport.

Her social standing only matters when she's home and forced to face the self absorbed elite snobs at the country club. She would rather be volunteering at a homeless shelter than be around these people.

Dane Prescott puts family first and golf a close second. Relationships aren't on his radar. He prefers nameless encounters until he meets Beverly.

This story will stick with me.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Come to mama you sexy golfer Dane!! What a sweet story. I loved the relationship development and although I wanted to slap both Beverly and Dane and times, I was happy with the ending. There are a few twist but they fit perfectly into the story. Loved it!

And thank you Joanne Schwehm, just the mention of Bentley reminded me how much I loved him!
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I adored Incumbent (although I have yet to review it, you know how it is *sigh*) so I couldn't wait to unearth all of Dane's secrets from the small glimpse we have previously had of him.

Dane's life literally revolves around golf, he eats, breathes and sleeps the sport. Desperate to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional golfer he dedicates all his time to being the best he can be. Dane is incredibly self-aware, realising he doesn't have the time to devote to another person he takes
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dane Prescott can give me a golf lesson anytime;)

Gripped was my first read by Joanne Schwehm, and I definitely enjoyed her writing and characters. My preferred perspective when I read is dual first person point of view, which is exactly what readers get in Dane and Beverly's story. With both characters' viewpoint, we get a complete look at why both Dane and Beverly don't do relationships and how the attraction they feel for one another is unlike anything they've ever felt.

There are quite a few
A.M. Madden
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've had the absolute pleasure to beta read for Joanne Schwehm. Reading The Prescott Series has made me very possessive toward the Prescott men. First came Drake, the sexiest politician you'll ever meet. Coming into an election year, you can't help but wish he were real and were around to beat the idiots who are in the running to be our next President. But then, came Dane. As much as I loved Drake, I love Dane even more. The sexy golfer will have you immediately falling in love with him. He ...more
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say I have loved everything that Joanne has written and Gripped is no different. I loved this story from beginning to end. I am a sucker for a happily ever after and that is exactly what Joanne has given us.
Kim Whitehead
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I feel liked I’ve been Gripped!! Kept me on my toes! Had a little bit of everything! Great read!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was great the reformed playboy, their love was instant and outside influences kept her doubting his love.
Great narration.
Nancy Metsch
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap this was an excellent book
Those Prescott men are amazing. Dane Prescott is a 4F man. Names are not required because he doesn't need to know it. He just one thing and one thing only. Get laid and leave, his typical MO. That is until he had to go to a benefit at a country club on long Island. He meets the beautiful Beverly She is full of confidence and Dane REALLY likes that.
They are an amazing couple. Who have their problems but in the end they are perfect together.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is not my first novel by this author and will not be last. Ms. Schwehm has a finesse about her writing style that makes it easy to get involved with the characters and story.

Dane is the golfer trying to go pro who has no time in his life for anything more than one night. He doesn't remember names because he does need to, nor have the desire to want to. He wants to make it to the pros and nothing is going to stand in his way. To him relationships are messy and unnecessary. He is happy the
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
4.5 Stars

Hot Golfer with a hidden weapon called Jeeves...Strong and Compassionate Heroine...Instant connection...smoking HOT chemistry....Cover Porn (that back).... Gripped has all this and more. It a book that keeps pulling you in the more you read. It has you thinking everything is going to be Happily Ever After and then something else happens pulling you even more into the store and having you fall just a little bit more in love with the characters.

I loved Dane, then I wanted to tell him to
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
After reading the Incumbent, which I loved, I was super excited for Gripped. The Prescott family is full of sexy men and a hot to trot sister. This family has become one of my favorite families that I’ve read so far. I can’t wait for each and every one of their books. Dane’s especially.
Dane is an up and coming golf hot shot. He breathes the game. His goal in life is to make the PGA tour and nothing and no one will get in his way. Dane is such a lovable character. He’s a whole lot of manwhore
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well they all fall in time. Dane Prescott only loved two things that is His FAMILY & Golf. He was on his way to the top at getting his Pro Card. Never wanting a relationship, just someone to warm his bed from time to time. That was until he saw her at a banquet one night. Beverly grew up around stuffy rich people and Golf. She has a love / hate relationship with the sport from childhood. Not wanting to disappoint her Mother she went to the Banquet. What she didn't expect was to be seated ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
SO FREAKING AMAZING@!!!! I haven't read anything about golf and I am so glad that this was my introduction!! My father played golf, I played when I was younger (not very good); I have since lost the desire to be out on the course but I loved all of the memories this book brought back. It was funny, sexy, touching, sad, and happy all rolled into this amazing journey for Dane and Beverly!! I haven't read Incumbent and I now can't wait to read it and all of the rest of the books about the Prescott ...more
Rachael Duncan
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gripped by Joanne Schwehm is effortless, sexy, and well-written. The story between Beverly and Dane flows perfectly with a steady pace and enough action to keep you glued to it. It was definitely a page turner for me and I loved every second of it.

Dane is sex on a stick with his cool attitude and his plays on and off the course. Beverly is smart and strong and super relatable. Her insecurities were so real and I could relate to her so much.

If you're looking for twist and turns, heart stopping
Amanda Anderson
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW... I love Dane and Bev.

I have laughed cried while reading this book it was amazing..... Dane is a sweetheart who love's golf and family that's what mean the world to him until he meet Beverly. I love how they meet and fall in love I wish I had more of them.. I can't wait for more books by this author...
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Dane is another book boyfriend to add to my long list of lovers. He just oozes sexy and Bev, she is her own kind of amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed this ride. Dane & Bev's story wasn't always an easy one, but live and determination always finds a way. Le Sigh... These two... This story.... GREAT READ NOT TO MISS!!!
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of Gripped in an author takeaway. I was not familiar with the author so I was not sure what to expect. The more I read the book the more I fell in love with Dane. Beverly and Dane's story is amazing! Hot sex, sweet love, laughter, and discovering the true meaning of family. I loved this book and truly could not put it down! It's a definite read!!! Great author, amazing book!!!
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ladies!!! Get ready for Dane Prescott

I did not want this book to end. Dane stole my heart.

Full review to come
Barbara Abney
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Gripped! Who would have thought golf could be so sexy! Good storyline and characters!
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story surprised me. Just when I thought I knew how things were going to go, I got a curve ball! LOVED IT!
Zara Quintana
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aiden Snow Makes Golf Sound So SMEXY!! I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I have only listened to an audiobook narrated by Aiden Snow once before, PULSE - The Complete Series: Part One, Part, Two, Part Three & Part Four, although I do have several other titles in my library waiting their turn. His performance in Gripped is very smoldering, sexy, panty melting, and is right up there with my SebYo obsession. I ...more
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