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He’s a player. But she’s about to score.

Opposites really do attract* as a sassy salesgirl turns a pro athlete’s life upside down in this supercharged standalone novel of seduction from the author of Bossed.


Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that inti
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 221 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Penguin Random House
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Nicola
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
This series has completely flipped for me and whereas Bossed was enjoyable, Scored really didn’t float my boat: a shame because after getting to know Matt a little as a secondary character, I was looking forward to the spotlight being all his.

Sadly though, this wasn’t what I’d term memorable as the plot is one which has been done time and time again and held nothing unique: sports star meets woman, he’s smitten, she realises she likes him, they get naked, she pulls back because she’s strugg
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
It’s a baseball-inspired romance. Think about it… tight pants, tight bodies, tight buns! You can obviously tell where my mind went ;)



I’ve read pretty much everything I could get my hands on from this author. Not only can he write, but his online personality is charming, funny and approachable, which comes out loud and clear in his work. To date, my favorite book of his was The Matriarch, but now… my new favorite is Scored. This book was brilliant. It was hilarious, romantic, and although
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Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
♥♥ 3 Stars ♥♥

This is the second in a series by Sloane Howell (Bossed is the first), and can be read as a stand-alone romance. It centers on Matt, a pro-baseball player, and Kelsey, a music fanatic who works at an indie record store. They meet through mutual friends and Matt has his sights set on her from...before the start. The prologue opens with him pining over Kelsey and is basically already ready to make her his wifey. Kelsey's been burned by love before, but there's not too much drama that
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Claire Robinson
Oct 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, love-swept
1 - "I’m sorry. I just never got into it…" Star.

DNF @ 37%

I had high hopes for this one after reading and enjoying Bossed we met the characters from this book in its predecessor as secondary characters and they were pretty likeable, and the main characters from that book are now secondary cast members in this one.

Not so much this time. I think largely due to the writing style, Bossed had the right balance of snark, banter, sexy-times and internal monologue. This one just felt like a long drawn o
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~Mandi~
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scored
Sloane Howell
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Major winner in my book!! I am so loving this author. She makes her characters so real and sassy and I love them 😍 I’m totally obsessed with sport romances and can’t wait for more books to come out by this author.
Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Carol
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars.
This book really appealed to me for many reasons, from the wonderful witty banter and sexy vibe it had between the main characters to the chapter opening music quotes from songs by many wonderful musicians and artists.
I really loved Matt as the "down to earth" pro baseball player and Kelsey as the "emotionally guarded" music fanatic who works at an indie record store. I especially enjoyed reading their first date scene it was awesome reading and really set the mood and tone for the rest
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another impressive book from Sloane Howell, his books never fail to capture my attention and keep me hooked until the very last page and this one was no different, I didn’t want it to ever end but it did and it ended perfectly!

Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Ok, so no spoilers from me. Just my thoughts on this beauty.

Kelsey‘s character is independent and won’t take shit for anyone. After having her heart broken by the same type’s of men, she finds it hard to trust and it’s
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Mercedes
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, netgalley, baseball
3.5 Stars

I'm a sucker for a sports romance, this was definitely a cute one. Matt Stallworth has played professional baseball in the great state of Texas for his entire career, but now he's a free agent and he's being courted by baseball royalty; New York wants him bad. But Matt's whole life is in Texas, and worse, he's just met a girl; a girl plaguing his every thought.
You're in good hands. That dude is like the fucking Ari Gold of sports agents.
Kelsey Martin couldn't care less abo
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Marybeth
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
This is my first Sloane Howell Book and I will definitely check out some more from him. I really liked Matt and Kelsey.
I like Matt because despite his MLB player status he is pretty easy going and extremely humble. He really is a nice guy. I loved the whole thing with the concert tee shirts before he took Kelsey out the first time. One of the other things I really like about him is his generosity. I like seeing athletes who make
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Karen Mc
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing


I have a weakness for sports romances. Maybe it’s the sports lover in me who loves the action poured into a love story, but they are my KRYPTONITE. My ache. My addiction. MY ALL. Scored, the baseball sensation by Sloane Howell, is a ROMANCE HIT!!!



Matt Stallworth is sexy, swoony, strong, and sweet. He is a baseball god and the ultimate alpha. This hero is PERFECTION!!! I LOVED this hot baller so hard!!!

One gorgeous gal is not impressed with Matt, and couldn’t care less about his athleticism awes
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Tami
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: howell-s, netgalley
3.5

Nice continuation of the series.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Beth
This is the first time I have read this author and it won’t be my last. I absolutely fell in love with Matt. He is such an honest to goodness great guy. He loves music. He has eclectic taste that spans genres. He cares about the baseball team he plays for, his teammates and the fans. So when he is up for free agency, he has an offer from the Yankees that is hard to turn down. They have outbid everyone else, including his team that he has played for since he was drafted. Matt grew up in Texas, we ...more
litljen
*** I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ***
** 100% Spoiler-Free review
* 4 Stars *

After reading Bossed, I was anxious to get my hands on Scored and Matt's story. Let me first start off by saying that, while this is the second book in Howell's sports series, it can be read as a complete standalone so reading Bossed first is not necessary. However, I do recommend it because there is some backstory to the lead characters' relationship that helps paint a better
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SusanAhh
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cheeseburgers

It is rare for a romantic read that makes me giggle and have all the other delicious "feels" at the same time but that's the beauty and charm of a romance written by the incomparable Sloane Howell. I particularly enjoy the slightly goofy, super witty, oh so sexy Dominant Alpha male protagonist that he writes in his romances. It is in his skill at writing this endearing character that you can feel the authenticity of emotions portrayed by this character and notice that there may be a
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Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
4 Totally Hot Scored Stars!

**ARC Provided by Netgalley for an honest review**

Scored is the second book I’ve read by Sloane Howell and I absolutely loved it! We first met Kelsey and Matt in Bossed during Jenny and Ethan’s story. Kelsey is Jenny’s best-friend would takes no crap from anyone and says what’s on her mine and Matt is Ethan’s best-friend and number one client.

Matt is a pro baseball player who has a crush on Kelsey and love her straight forward, smart ass ways. Kelsey has been hurt in
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Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
I heart Sloane Howell...his goofy, sexy mc’s are almost always Mama’s Boys (I’m a mom to 4 young men that maaaaaay have this tendency a weee bit...) 😉 & so stupid but good & loveable. Relatable regardless of their fictional careers. PS. I Can’t believe I read this during opening week!!! YASSS! Score indeed!!! ☺️⚾️ ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"How did he make being a cocky asshole so hot and endearing?"

4.5 stars. I confess, I was curious to read a romance novel written by a male. Yeah, I'm guilty of keeping that in the back of my head as I read the dialogue. I must admit, I was impressed. The humor and witty banter between the characters had me laughing out loud. I really enjoyed the support characters too, so much that I wouldn't mind seeing more of them in future books. It wasn't until I got to the end of the book that I discov
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Move over Ethan Mason, Matt Stallworth is in the house!

This is the second book in this series by Mr Howell, and can be read as a stand alone (however you will want to read about Jenny and Ethan).

Kelsey and Matt really are a case of opposites attract. It is full of witty banter, instattraction and fun. It was a very sweet and sexy story - oh, the sexual tension between them could be cut with a knife *fanning myself*.

I loved that they didn't just fall
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MichellemyBelle
DNF 25%. I found the interaction between the main characters pretty juvenile. Their steamy relationship was quick, predictable and shallow. The weird fantasizing.... I just could not continue.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 SMOOCHES!

This is my second time reading Sloane Howell’s work, and I am once again impressed. I read the predecessor to this book, Bossed, earlier this year and absolutely loved it. Mr. Howell's writing captivated me in that book, and I've been looking forward to reading Scored since I finished Bossed. It was worth the wait.

Howell created likeable, relatable characters in professional baseball player, Matt Stallworth, and record store employee/rocker chick, Kelsey Martin, and I was rooting fo
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Liz
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scored by Sloane Howell was sexy and fun to read. Lots of chemistry and steamy scenes with great banter between the characters. Kelsey and Matt met through mutual friends. They have chemistry and have been flirting on and off for a while. But Matt is ready for more with Kelsey.

Kelsey has not dated in a while, but when Matt shows interest in her, she takes notice. I liked Kelsey, she was smart, feisty and gave as good as she got, but she could be indecisive at times. But after being hurt in the
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Karenj
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was nothing short of perfection. I loved the music quotes at the beginning of each chapter and i loved the sign off sentence at the end of each chapter! The camaraderie between all the characters just had me laughing out loud.. the banter between Ethan and Matt, Matt and Kelsey, Kelsey and Jenny just worked so well !! I loved each and every character they all had their own special moments that I loved them for.. I loved Kelsey's brain to mouth malfunctions, I loved Matt's 'realness' an ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. Well this one really didn't do it for me. The hot and cold from Kelsey annoyed me, make up your mind. I understand that she had bad previous experiences, but come on, make a decision and stick with it. I don't understand what Matt really saw in her, and then his decision to decide which team he was going to, again make a decision, write a list if you have to. I just was not crazy about it, it actually bored me, after a couple of chapters.
Irene
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Karen
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This story was a simple insta love between a hot baseball player and a record story clerk with lots of romance and sex. ARC Netgalley
BookSmacked
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book !!! Sweet, swoony romance with some heat that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

You know that cartoon character that gets hit and then you are all dizzy and see stars and shit but in a good way. That is Matthew Stallworth for me.

I'm taking huge lady boner. I loved his cockiness at times, his sweetness and chivalrous ways. Yeah he is definitely going on my book boyfriend list.

Kelsey she was down to earth, witty and I could very easily relate to her.

I absolutely
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Happily Mary After
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sloane Howell writes uber-sexy romances with strong heroines, smoking-hot love scenes, laugh-out-loud banter and swoony heroes, and he’s hit it out of the park with Scored. Matt Stallworth is an All-Star professional baseball player, who is smitten when he meets Kelsey Martin. She is beautiful, interesting and laid-back with a rocker-chic vibe, and she knows absolutely nothing about baseball. She’s the opposite of most of the women Matt has been with, which makes Kelsey leery of his intentions. ...more
Louise Roach
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a super light and easy story but really lacked in the excitement department, and I lost count of the number of times I rolled my eyes. It was quick (maybe because I found myself skimming the pages on more than one occasion) and fun, at times, but just didn't hit the spot for me.

I really enjoyed Bossed, so had high hopes for this one, but unfortunately Scored was really lacking and I struggled. I kept going, hoping it would pick up, but it just didn't...

I love a good steamy scene as muc
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Book  Lover 🖤
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve been looking forward to finally reading one of Sloane’s books for a long time. I received this book on netgalley, and I’m glad I did.
I love the style of writing. I love the characters. Sloane was able to keep my attention throughout the entire book. I really wish there was more of them! 😍 looks like i found a new author to binge read!
Nikki
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another fab read written by Sloane Howell!
Sloanes smashes it once more by writing a book that just draws you right in and is easy to read!
This is the story Matt and Kelsey who are best friends of the main charcters of Sloanes previous book Bossed.
Matt is a professional baseball player who cant get Kelsey out his head and vows to get to know her better.. love the banter between these 2.. the way she calls him by his surname all the time.. the way she doesnt throw herself on him like his fans d
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Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes hot romance stories. A former college baseball player turned author, when not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him goofing off on Facebook or Twitter and trying to convince Mrs. Howell that it i ...more

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