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Stadium of Lights

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  680 ratings  ·  186 reviews
He can’t help claiming her. But can he love her?

Max Anderson enjoys all the perks of being a star NFL quarterback―including the women. He has no intention of changing his carefree, hard-loving lifestyle … until a twist of fate reunites him with the girl he knew growing up.

Abby Morrison has worked hard to become a physical therapist. She knows she needs to keep things profe
Paperback, 242 pages
Published September 19th 2016 by Salted Pen Publications
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Release Date: September 19, 2016

Tia Lewis thoroughly entertained me with this book. It was the first work I've read from her but it won't be the last. I've always had a strange fascination with sports romances. It could be because I have a slight obsession with athletic hunks *wink*. What I liked about this one is that it didn't follow the usual formula. It was one part sports, but it wasn't bogged down with sports trivia. It was one part the friends-to-lovers trope, which is always a favour

3.75 "second chance" stars

This was my first book by Tia Lewis and i pretty much liked it.

I was instantly drawn by the blurb and when i dug into the story it was fluently written and very easy to follow the storyline.

A story about a second chance reunion of a quarterback hotshot/player (read manwhore) Max Anderson and Abby Morrison "an ugly duckling childhood friend and one of the "good girls"/turned into a gorgeous swan" physical therapist for his team was both steamy and dramatic at the same ti
3.5 stars

Stadium of lights is a sports twist on a ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan trope kind of story. I didn’t know what to expect from the blurb to tell the truth but curious enough. My first book from Tia Lewis and it was likable enough writing style. Easy to follow story line that flows.
Max is a hotshot quarterback and golden boy of his team. Abby is the girl who was his best friend. They go way back only he didn’t recognize the her when sees her again. My first impression of Ma
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Stadium of Lights is my first Tia Lewis read and was all about love, friendship, taking risks, and second chances. While I didn't always love the male lead, he did eventually come around to showing more than just a bravado, cocky, and assinine persona he showcased.

As for the female lead, I liked her. She is one of those overlooked girl next door characters who has always pined after the boy but was overlooked. Until now.

I liked both characters' banter and growth throughout. You see them clas
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This book was good for me, but it would have been better, if I hadn't hated Max so much . I'm pretty sure I spent the 1st quarter of the book absolutely hating him. Then he would have a few redeeming minutes and I would go back to hating him for the majority of the book.
I did like Abby for the most part and she kept me going. I wanted her to get her happily ever after (though not necessarily with Max). I'm going to keep my eye on Tia Lewis. It looks like this is only her second book, and I only
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author for an honest review.

3.5 - 4 Second Chance Stars

Abby Morris has spent the last ten years living and working in Europe. She hasn't seen her childhood best friend and star quarterback, Max Anderson, since she and her father moved to Germany. Now she's a Physical Therapist working for the same team Max plays.

Max is shocked to realized the woman he's trying to pick up is the same geeky girl he was friends with as a child. She's certainly changed since then. But although A
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books

Stadium of Lights is the first book I read by the amazing new author Tia Lewis and it certainly will not be the last! I could not put the book down, this one grabbed on to me so tight and wouldn’t let go. I lost myself in this story and IT was AMAZEBALLS!!

“ He can’t help claiming her. But can he love her? “

The story is told from a dual point of view- Abby and Max.
Abby is one of the strongest heroines I came acro
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Stadium Of Lights is a second chance, friends to lovers, football romance that I was able to read in a couple of hours one afternoon. It has some angst, some heartbreak, an asshole for a male lead and a sassy female lead who you can’t help but love.

Max and Abby used to be friends when they were little, until Abby moved away when her dad got stationed in Germany. Abby always loved Max, but Max just saw her as the
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
My second book by this author and I didn't enjoy it at much as Draw Play, but I did enjoy it none the the less. The story is a second chance romance that neither Abby or Max, especially, thought to expect.

Abby always thought of her self as an ugly duckling when she was young, she was tall, skinny, redhead with thick glasses. She was teased terribly, but Max thought she was great, and they were the best of friends. They lost touch with each other and she's become a physical therapist and has fill
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Not a bad sports romance book. Just wanted more. Wanted a deeper connection. More dialogue. But overall not a bad book
I have something of a soft spot for the nerd/underdog getting the popular kid trope and when you add the whole friends to lovers/second chance trope into the mix then I really can’t resist jumping in and that’s what happened here with Stadium of Lights and I really enjoyed it, even when there were moments of me wanting to reach through my Kindle and smack some sense into Abby and Max. It was a fun, sexy and sweet read that hooked me from the start and kept me turning the pages to find out what w ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This is a second chance romance, and the main characters are Max and Abby. These two used to be best friends, until the lost contact with each other. Now Max is a quarterback for the NFL, and Abby the team’s physical therapist.
Tia has done a wonderful job in writing this storyline. This is a fun, sweet, and sexy read, and I was captivated from the very beginning. I really love Tia’s work, and I recommend to all. I cannot wait to read the next book from this
Melissa Mendoza
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
“She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. Like a goddess come to life, all glowing and happy in the light of the full moon.”

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4 tackle me stars!! Addicting and hard to put down!!

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Max is a pro football player and he enjoys his time in the spotlight and all the perks that comes with it… ahem the ladies! Abby is a physical therapist and shares a past with Max, a past she’s not willing to revisit. But when Max shows up in her life again, that’s exactly what she has to do. I
April Symes
Stadium of Lights is my first Tia Lewis book and it was a great read. There is a lot of emotions that run thru this book and it is about love, friendship, friends to lovers, and second chance romance.
Max and Abby used to be friends when they were younger until Abby moved away when her dad got stationed in Germany when her dad got stationed over there. Abby had always adored and loved Max; now Max, he didn’t see her that way. He just saw her as the nerdy friend. When they end up meeting up again
Yesenia Gonzalez
Max is a professional football player who loves the game and loves his women. When the team sees the coach talking to a new beautiful women all men want her. Max goes to see her in the office turns out she is the same girl he grew up with but she isn't the nerdy girl she has grown into a beautiful women. Abby wasn't sure what to expect at her new job and she wasn't sure what will go down when she met her old crush again after 10 years. Max and abby have fights as they are getting back together u ...more
I loved the premise, but this did not work for me. I did not connect with either character. Max was too full of himself. I honestly did not think he really cared for Abby until he noticed other men (his teammates) "looking" at her. He said he did not notice her until that dinner that Garrett's wife picked out a dress for her, etc and his teammates wanted to sit next to Abby at the table. I just feel that Abby's feelings for Max would always be stronger than the other way around.

Abby confronted
Sep 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Max was being the usual jock we all hate to love and that did not endear him to me. Taking advantage of all the women throwing themselves at him, including the cheerleaders. Actually the book started with the players checking out and counting the number of them they have bedded. That was so uncool. Even those of them in committed relationships, married or not. Abby is the typical heroine who knows all these and thought she could change him. She should have known better, after all they grew up to ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this for book for an honest review.
I probably would have liked this more if I had liked the characters more.Max and Abby grew up together and were best friends. they have been apart for 10 years. when they meet again, Max does not even recognize Abby. Max was a selfish, inconsiderate jerk. Abby was a little bit of a whiner. She seemed to have low self esteem. She expected Max to be a mind reader and to know all her feelings. She ran instead of confronting him. She came a lon
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

As soon I've finished Draw Play,Tia Lewis Debut Novel,I was curious to read more stories written by this author and fortunately Stadium of Lights was already completed.

This was a nice contemporary sport romance with some smokin' sexy times.

I liked how Abby has fought with tenacity to gain the respect of all her coworkers even showing her femininty in an almost completely manly environment.
She is a tough girl but she becomes her insecure self again in front of her childhood friend,also making so

Sasha Says
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 touchdown stars!
Sports romance? Football (my faves- I married a college football player!)? Second chance romance? Friends to lovers? All my favorite tropes rolled into one book! Although Tia Lewis was a new author for me, I knew from reading the blurb it was right up my alley!

I really enjoyed Lewis's writing. It flowed easily and I found myself rooting for Max and Abby to get together. I loved that Max didn't recognize Abby at first and that it took some time for it to dawn on him that she had
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh good lord this was was a fantastic read. Thank you again Tia Lewis for sharing your amazing book and gifting it to me.

Wow where to start firstly I may be a bit biased as my favourite genre is a sports romance but for it to be about friends to lovers, second chances, the angst was fantastic as well to the point where I wanted to scream (which for me is a good sign of a good book)

I loved Max and Abby and the boys on the team they were funny and were described exactly how boys are, there was dr
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Abby is a physical therapist & max is a star nfl player they knew each other growing up they lost touch 10yrs ago.
I loved the fact max didn't recognise his best friend Abby had grown from a weed to a beautiful flower!
However after a night out with friends he certainly see's just how beautiful she is. He can't resist taking her to his home where things get hot.
The whole relationship is a roller coaster she certainly never believed she was good enough for him.
After they have a falling out can th
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Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Childhood friends reunited! I really liked this book and it was definitely emotional at some points. My only complaint is I wish near the end there was a little more added to show how they were in their relationship compared to other team relationships.
I received an exclusive arc for an honest review.
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first read by this author and all I can say is... I absolutely loved it! If you're a fan of second chance sports romance stories with a great story-line and interesting characters and plenty of drama, angst, and some steamy moments, then you definitely need to read Stadium of Lights by Tia Lewis.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa Guzman
Second chance love story

3.5 stars. Abby has loved Max since they were kids. Now they are all grown up and reconnecting again. This was second chance at love story with a lot of angst thrown in.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I found the story very frustrating. Initially we meet the heroine and she seems confident and self aware. She is well travelled, educated and professional. Then, wham she meets her old high school crush and she completely disintegrates. How disappointing.

He is worse than any high school jock I have ever read. Yet he must be close to 30. Treats women like trash. The whole team seem like womanizers - even the so called committed ones join in on the whole culture in the off chance they lose their c
Lexee Toste
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable book. I really enjoyed the characters. It took me a little while, but Max grew on me. He is a cocky guy that is kinda oblivious regarding his feelings for Abby. I liked Abby right away. She was a great character and one that I probably related to quite a bit. Abby was not exactly gorgeous growing up and didn't come into her own until college and when she went abroad. She had her best friend Max, that she was in love with but knew that he didn't see her that way at all. ...more
Jun 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was both a waste of time and money and I'm fuming. The male was an arrogant chauvinistic, arrogant excuse for a person while the female was a wimpy selfish excuse for a woman who would contemplate quitting a job because someone was mean to her. She acted like everyone owed her something and the fact that she wasn't drop dead gorgeous 10 years ago was the cause of all her troubles not because she behaved like a 5 year old trapped in a woman. This was a solid DNF. I don't understand the other ...more
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and Sweet

I laughed is much in this book that I had to stay up all night to finish it. Then I cried from the pain that was revealed when he realizes he lives her. Then happy and smiling again.
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Tia Lewis is a romance author from the Midwest who writes about smart, sexy, sassy women and hot, possessive alpha males. Her favorite bad boys to write about include sports players, mafia, bikers, billionaires and the bad-ass next door. You can find her cooking, reading, or traveling when she’s not busy working on her next release.

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