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Rough & Tumble

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  66 reviews
That’s all I saw all over social media a few years after he dumped me for a super model and was the first round draft pick for the North Carolina Hogs.
I thought I loved Bo, way back when, but it was all too cliché. He was the star quarterback and I was the head cheerleader. High school sweethearts turned college romance that crumbled when our careers twiste
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published February 1st 2016
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Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, arc, feb-2016
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 1a20850d887c80ae011449ccd6903c_zpstl9bslnv.gif Short and sweet!!!!! So if you are a romance fan who loves second chances and happily ever afters, then Rough & Tumble by Kristen Hope Mazzola might be the book for you!!!!! Well there is nothing rough about this story at all unless you consider all the rough tumbling the hero and heroine does in the bedroom!!!! (LOL) Okay back to my review, this story is very short!!! I mean it's so short and I wished the author made it a tad bit lo
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very short read about Bo and Peyton.

Peyton just graduated from college. She got her dream job right away: to be one of the photographers for North Carolina Hogs and her ex-boyfriend, Bo was their rookie quarterback.

She and her best friend, Brit went out to celebrate but she was drugged. Someone spiked her drink but Bo was there to rescue her and took her home. When she woke up and found out it was Bo who saved her, she wanted to go already because she thought he was still engaged to a model, Z
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via Southern Belle PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

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A short, cute read about two estranged lovers meeting again in their adult lives after they already broken up-- Bo and Peyton's story was one that got me giggling to myself and thinking to myself on how you meet certain people in your life and how sometimes, even though things may not work out, that spark or twinge about them leaves an imprint on you and sometimes never goes away.

For Peyton (and even Bo), it
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends)
"With tears in both of our eyes, we stayed there in silence for what felt like forever, but it was only a few seconds. Finally, I broke out of my love soaked daze and wrapped my arms around Bo's neck. " I have been waiting to hear those words come out of your mouth since I was fifteen!"..... Peyton "Rough and Tumble"

Peyton is just starting out in life, fresh out of college and into a new home she lands a dream job as a photographer for the North Carolina Hogs, pro football team. Extremely excit
Teresa Lara
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
love this sweet read Bo and Brit
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you love a quick read Rough and Tumble is for you. Kristen Hope does an amazing job of sucking you into the story right away. First there is Peyton. She just landed her dream job of being a photographer to an NFL time right after graduating college. What can go wrong you ask? Well for starters she decided to go out to celebrate with her best friend and old college roommate Brittainy. The place Brittainy chooses...what better place for 2 single attractive women to celebrate than a nice classy ...more
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
3.5 Stars

Rough & Tumble is a short and sweet second-chance romance.

Peyton just got the best news ever, she landed an amazing job as the team photographer for the Carolina Hogs, so when her friend suggests going out to celebrate, she’s all for it. She never expected to wake up the next morning in her ex’s bed. Bo was the love of Peyton’s life and the one that got away. When he saw someone slip something into Peyton’s drink, he brought her home to take care of her, and hopefully getting the second
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Bo and Peyton were high school and early college sweethearts. Their lives took separate paths and they broke up. Now, Peyton is a photographer who has just landed her dream job with the NFL. Bo has been drafted by this same team, and Peyton is unsure how working with someone she loves is going to work out.

My main complaint about this book is that it isn't longer. These were characters that I liked right away, and I would have enjoyed spending more time with them. That said, the author does pack
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this quick read. For all the longer it is, it packed quite a punch. I was drawn in by the characters and the story line. I really hope we get more Peyton and Bo in the future. I'd really love to read the prequel to find out what happened before this story.

I love relationships that get a second chance. Peyton and Bo both realize that ending their relationship was a mistake. Even though I haven't experienced their love in the beginning, there is no doubt in my mind their love is t
Sarah Queen
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

In this novella we meet Bo and Peyton. Bo is the new rookie quarterback for the North Carolina Hogs. Peyton is the new photographer for team, but Bo and Peyton used to be high school sweethearts between high school and into college.

I loved this! both Peyton and Bo are lovable characters and its exactly what it says...steamy! This is well worth a read, it's a quick morning read with a cup of coffee, cant beat it. you're really going to want t
She Hearts Books
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rough & Tumble is a sweet and sexy story about a second chance at love. Peyton and Bo were once together and in love. Then Bo went and threw it away. Now they are thrown back together and the sparks are definitely flying as they ease back into that love they shared. I totally loved Peyton as she made me laugh. Sassy she is. Now the only complication is that she is going to be working with his as the team photographer. Or maybe that's not a problem at all. I loved that Bo was all in and I mean al ...more
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Short, sweet and full of love.

Rough & Tumble is very short love story about a second chance at love.

Don’t expect anything to be descriptive or drawn out. This story is cute and gets straight to the point. Small dab of drama with the rest full of love and happy times.

If you are looking for a very quick read that will put a smile on your face and leave you feeling very good – this is the book for you.
Linda Rea
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great but short story, and I love all of Kristens books so this was no exception. Peyton gets her dream job to become a paid photographer and where does she get it? With her old boyfriend Bo's team the Hogs that's who but she isn't concerned because he is engaged to a model. She and her friend go to a strip club where someone spikes her drink but someone sees it happen and is quick to react. If you want to find out what happened you gotta buy this book. ...more
Kimber Hellmers
What didn't I love about this read? Nothing. Just nothing. This is one of those unicorn shorts. A perfect speed, a perfect plot, perfect characters....all perfectly crafted. It has a little bit of everything without lacking anything. Seriously. This is a SHORT people, you have to roll with it. Insta - everything! Peyton and Bo were funny and honest without being silly or superficial. And she has a dog! Bonus points. I've already one-clicked both of the other books mentioned at the end, so I gott ...more
Amanda Anderson (Beauty.and.the.bookies)
eh... I mean it wasnt horrible. I just expected more. The story was way too short even for a novella and EVERYTHING was rushed. and even inside the paperback that I have there were two more short previews of books. all inside a book no more than 130 pages. literally the day she sees her ex, they have sex and the next day he asked her to marry him (he already had the ring??) then that same day she decides to move in with him? Not my fav book but I do like Kristens other books so this was just a b ...more
Catherine Coffman
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Peyton get her dream job to be the photographer for the Hog's but there's one problem he ex boyfriend is on the team. She goes out to celebrate but some strange man puts something in her drink. Lucky for her Bo, her ex, is in the club and comes to her rescue.

Bo has never stopped loving Peyton. Can they get over the past and move forward? Is Bo really still engaged.

Great short story that was hot and a page turner.
Chianti Summers
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Voluntarily leaving a review. This is a really quick read. Rough and Tumble is sweet, sexy and gives you the warm fuzzies. It will also leave you with a smile on your face.

YaYa from Sinful Swag and Sass
Meg K
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short & amazing!

Kristen Hope Mazzola knows how to write amazing short romances. Rough & Tumble is no exception. I found myself wanting it to be longer. It’s short, sweet, and has the perfect amount of heat.
Lynne Fredo
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rough & Tumble

This book was such a good quick read. I love the story about second chance love for Bo and his high school sweetheart.
Annie Fitzgerald
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful love story that makes you truly believe in second chances.
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

What a truly packed full short novella! Every page was a whirl wind of goodness! Funny, sweet, heat, second chances! This story had it all!
Kim Gauger
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
here's to second chances

I love a good second chance romance and this short and quick one gives you that fix in just a short amount of time. Loved every word! Great read
Alice Wiki
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it

Lovely short story.
Three and a half stars for this one, would've been a 4 if it had an epilogue.
Tom Lickman
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I loved the story. It got right to the point. A no doubt story. It is a short and sweet read that I could read alot more of.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rough & Tumble is a cute, quick, second chance romance. This short story felt like such a tease. When it was over all I wanted was more. I really enjoyed Bo and Peyton and the connection Kristen Hope Mazzola built between them. I’m a sucker for young love that gets rekindled as adults and this story definitely brought Bo and Peyton’s chemistry to life. I thought it was so clever the way in which they crossed paths again. It was different and memorable, allowing Bo to be Peyton’s knight in shinin ...more
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
When they say this story is a short story, they are not kidding. It has every element you expect to find in a book played out in fast forward and then suddenly it is done. Despite the fact it felt a bit rushed, Kristen took everything you expect in a New Adult story and fused it together in a whirlwind, keeping you engaged and curious. Rough & Tumble is a second chance romance for Bo and Peyton. Life's circumstances and misunderstandings tore them apart and when a second chance comes along, Bo w ...more
Kathy Wideman
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, sports
This is a quick, fun, romantic read; it is very fast paced. Peyton and Bo dated in high school and in college but like most young romances their dreams took them in different directions. Now years later they are being brought back into each other’s lives again. Peyton got her dream job right out of college; she is going to be photographing a NFL football team. That just happens to be the team Bo is on. She has no idea how it is going to feel seeing him again after all this time. Then while celeb ...more
Faye Errington
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author ...
But I will definitely read more

Rough & Tumble is a nice short story of the second chance romance

In rough and tumble we meet Peyton, she has just gotten the job of a lifetime to be the photographer for the North Carolina Hogs
It's a dream come true for Peyton

Only thing is she will have to photograph and spend time around the man that broke her heart... Bo Briggs
Peyton and Bo were childhood sweetheart's, but they split when up and grew apart
Susan Trewick
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Peyton and Bo dated in high school and college, their romance crumbled as there careers took different paths. Peyton lands her dream job straight out of college, photographer for the North Carolina Hogs. Only problem? Bo plays for that football team.
Rough and Tumble is a great, quick read. Though the story is short, it covers all the important parts without feeling rushed. How Bo and Peyton meet up again was quite clever and helped to rekindle their romance. It has a few steamy moments and some
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I need to state for the record that this story is TOO SHORT! Especially when the author had me at NFL and a sassy female named Peyton, whom I'm choosing to call #TheFemaleSheriff. Rough & Tumble is a fantastic quick story of second chances at first love. The short, but well written story line flows very smoothly, and I'm not going to lie, I wanted to cry at the end because I needed so much more! I'm not above begging for more of Peyton and Bo, Kristen Hope Mazzola, so you may or may not see me s ...more
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Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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