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Match Pointe: Bad Boys and Show Girls

(Love and Play #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  71 reviews
If I'm allowed to break free, I just might fall 

My whole life I've been driven by my mother to be one of the greatest ballerinas that the New York City Ballet has ever seen. She kept me in a glass viewing case, not meant to be handled or touched.

But once I remove my pointe shoes, I yearn for independence, escape, and the freedom just to be me...and to have him, Tyler Wils
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published September 11th 2017
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Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ballet dancer, Scarlet, has crushed on her best friend’s older brother/pro soccer player, Tyler, for years. After a collaboration between the NYC ballet and NY Soccer club, Scarlet grows some balls and asks Tyler to teach her about sex (sexy, I know) so she can finally feel more like a woman than a child. Tyler’s hesitant because not only is she his sister’s best friend, but because if they’re found out, it could cost them both their jobs. What a pickle to be in.

I couldn’t get into this book. Ma
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, amélie-duncan
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.***

We all have different goals in life and there are struggles for some to achieve it. Not only did Scarlet wanted to be a principal ballerina, she wanted to get away from her family's clutches to prove to them that she is an adult and can handle her self. Tyler being a soccer player has his own dreams; being captain if the team and a spokesperson for the company. Although everyone was against them being together and having a relatio
Angala Fox
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This was a great romance full of suspense and steamy scenes. I loved the two main characters and their willingness to do anything to be together. Definitely a recommended must read.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet and Tyler are a sexy steamy take on the My Fair Lady HEA archetype. Scarlet has devoted her whole life to ballet - she loves dance and wants to be a principal with New York Ballet. The only draw back with making her life all about the ballet is that she has missed out on all the other experiences of life. She has been sheltered and kept in a box keeping her from really living. This not only has limited her world view but also impacts her ability to dance with true conviction. Passion is ...more
The Bookworm's Paradise
HERO RATING: 3.5 stars
PLOT RATING: 4 stars
WRITING: 4 stars
EMOTION: 3 stars
STORY TELLING RATING: 4.5 felt like a movie.
Was there an instant connection with the book? yes
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
arc review for honest review . scarlet is with new york ballet tyler is football/soccor player this is about two characters that are friends and becoming love i loved the intreaction of these characters . awsome
Deanna from Deanna's World
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars.

Match Pointe is a sweet and sexy coming of age story of a young ballerina and her childhood crush turned lover. It's equal parts sweet and steamy with a whole lot of drama thrown in.
When I first started reading Match Pointe, I thought it would be a cute story of an innocent girl getting sex lessons from a childhood friend but it turns out to be so much more. It's a story of independence, standing up for oneself and doing what's right. Along the way of finding love, Scarl
Marcy Sue
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

When one is dedicated to one's profession it comes with ups and downs, sacrifices and hard work, and nominal time to waste "off" hours on anything that has little purpose, reward or benefit in either the short term or long. Relationships can flourish because of similar interests or work ethic. They can also become superficial because that dedication to work, especially work that one is passionate about, takes on the role that a relationship mig
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Ballerina Scarlet's goal was to become a principal ballerina at NY ballet company. she was always practicing and rehearsing. when she qshowed up at the studio on her day off, she was called to demo a practice routine. her ballet company is working with NY soccer team to do a fundraiser and part of the dance "Le Parc" was in the works. when she finds out she won't be working on the dance, she was disappointed but was giving her best like any other time. among the soccer players she sees her best ...more
Jaime Fertal
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet has always been treated as a child both growing up and now in her adult life, she has been sheltered so much that now she wants to learn some new adult things and she happens to have had a crush on her best friends brother for years so who better to ask then him, but getting him to agree is another thing altogether. Tyler is a bad boy, playboy who is known for playing the field when it comes to woman and then leave them, so when her family and her Ballet company finds out all hell breaks ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Well done, well done Amélie S. Duncan! I highly enjoyed Match Pointe. This book is the #3 in the Love and Play Series. Although it is the third book it can be read as a standalone. Match Pointe is Tyler’s (who is a soccer player for the New York FC) and Scarlet (a NYC ballerina). Scarlet’s BFF (Zoey) is Tyler’s sister. Zoey is also in the NYC ballet company. Tyler has been Scarlet’s “big crush” for a very long time after-all he has been around while Scarlet & Zoey grew up.

Now Tyler & a couple o
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story about Tyler, a soccer player, and his sister's best friend, Scarlet, who is a ballerina. When the two come together when her company is to perform with the soccer players, it gets very hot between them especially when she asks him to be her first so she can loosen up in her dancing. She wants to experience the passion so she can bring it into her dancing. Tyler wants to teach her and as they become closer he realizes she is all he wants and needs and goes to prove it.
I loved t
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is Tyler and Scarlet's story. She is his sisters best friend which means she should be hands off. Tyler is a very attractive, sexy soccer player who has a reputation with the ladies but to be quite honest he doesn't come across that way in the book. He doesn't believe in relationships or that forever love but can one person change his mind? Scarlet is under her mother's thumb and has been for years. Between her mom and her brothers, they are all very overprotective of her which makes her cr ...more
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tyler is a professional soccer player and Scarlet's best friend's brother. Scarlet is a professional ballerina with the NYC Company. They have been fighting their attraction to one another for years. Tyler and some of his soccer team mates are picked to work with the ballerinas on a program. There are rules that there is to be no fraternizing between the soccer players and the ballerinas which would be an easy rule if Tyler and Scarlet weren't thrown together. When Scarlet asks Tyler to teach he ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Love and Play Series and though this is number 3, it is very much stand alone!

This is Scarlet and Tyler's story and it certainly makes for a engrossing read that right from the start you are hooked into the world that these two create. I loved how innocent and fragile Scarlet was originally portrayed but she is anything but and she is finally stretching her wings and trying to be more than everyone thinks she is. Tyler is very much the same as Scarlet, a 'bad-boy'
Penny  Mooney
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book that brings the world of sports and art together. Scarlet was a ballerina for the New York City Ballet. She had never been allowed to be her own person. Zoey was her best friend and Scarlet had a crush on her brother. Tyler was a player for the New York F.C. soccer team. He was a womanizer. He had secret feelings for Scarlet growing up but she was off limits because she was Zoey’s best friend. This book has lust, frustrations, schedules, jealousy, sexy scenes, interference, press ...more
Laila Viking
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written story that is a very fast paced friends to lovers story. I like the story line and plot. A great mix of the ballet scene and the sports. Both aspects are explained very well in this story and gives it a more real impression. It is one of those stories that start of a bit slow but gets better and better the farther you get into the story. I liked that very much. Scarlet and Tyler are both very strong characters and that caught me and did that I just had to read it in one sitting.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this friends to lovers story. It was sweet and super sexy. Tyler and Scarlet have grown up together. His sister is her best friend and he has looked out for her like another sister, not knowing she has always had a thing for him. Both are professionals trying to succeed in their careers - Scarlet a ballerina and Tyler a professional soccer player with a reputation. But when their career paths cross, Scarlet decides she wants more in her life and has a proposal. Will Tyler accept and what ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are lots of romances involving a young woman who has listed after her best friend's brother. There are lots of sports romances involving a man-whore player who is effectively the classic rake just waiting to be redeemed. There are even some pretty good romances involving ballerinas. Add those all together and you've almost got this novel, as the heroine, Scarlet, is a dancer in the New York City Ballet and the hero, Tyler (brother of Scarlett's fellow dancer best friend), starts off as the ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you mix soccer starts with ballet - a wonderful love story about two people - Tyler and Scarlett - who must discover who they really want to be.
Amelie gives us a strong female character in Scarlet who needs to understand how strong she really is and how to demonstrate that to those around her so they see she can stand on her own.
Tyler is your typical bad boy athlete who loves them and leaves them. He wants to be more than the team bad boy but his reputation stands out more t
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this story through Hidden Gems and this is my honest and voluntary review.
I really liked this story. I have always had a fascination with dancers so I was really excited to read a story involving a ballerina! That being said, while Scarlett and Tyler make a really cute couple and I love their HEA, I didn't get the bad boy I was expecting! I guess because the two grew up together it wouldn't have made a ton of sense to have Tyler maintain his previous "bad boy" persona with S
Leslie Ooten
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good read for me. The writing flowed well, and the story line was good. I thought that Tyler and Scarlet were good together, but I didn't feel the chemistry at times. Scarlet was very much submissive to every one else's desires, and it took a long time for her to stand up for herself. I felt like every one in her life treated her like a child, and she let them. Every one acted like her having a relationship was a horrible thing, and she's a 21 year old woman. I also felt like she push ...more
Kerry - Readkerryread
I loved Tyler, yes he was the bad boy player in the previous books but it seems when he finally figured out who he wanted he was all in. The ballet world was a little intense and Scarlet while she could handle herself was really trying to back away from her controlling mother. Even staying with other Ballet teachers she still can't be independent. It seems that her whole family wants to have a say in how she lives her life.

Scarlet and Tyler have known each other for a long time, but Scarlet alw
Shawn Hamdorf
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderfully written. The characters just come to life. A ballerina and a soccer player, who knew? Tyler and Scarlett have known each other forever and she’s always held a special place for him in her heart. When she approaches him to “teach” her about sex and take her virginity he’s all but flabbergasted. Wanting her and knowing how his bad boy reputation is, should he go forward with this? The complications of both careers are well defined and the demands on what they go through is ...more
Kim Ginsberg
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scarlet is a soloist for the New York Ballet. Her company is doing a promo with the New York FC players. One of which is her best friend's older brother, Tyler. Whom Scarlet has had a crush on most of her life. Tyler is recruited to dance with the ballet for a fundraiser. What he doesn't expect is Scarlet making a play for him. He doesn't know how to feel about the girl he grew up with, but doesn't want anyone else to have her either. Will he finally figure it out? Find out in this awesome read! ...more
Shelly Celli
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
A fantastic read! Tyler and scarlet had me enthralled with their story from the very beginning and wrapped me up in every moment. With very different lives, but a history that connected them through his sister/her bestie, Scarlett is ready to grow up and find herself. She enlists the help of her crush and things get interesting. Their love is one in a million and I was so happy that he stood by her through everything she went through. I'm voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this boo ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I just could not get past the views Tyler had of Scarlet. It felt more like he was being forced in to a relationship with her. She hot, sweet, young, and felt very desperate. Did she truly like him or was it that she wanted to get her bid on. I was feeling a bit out of the loop. One minute I felt like she really liked him and then I felt like he thought of her as his sister, then I would feel like find someone else to teach you the deeds. I finished the read but I was not oh, my get to the next ...more
Melinda  Parker
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Match Made in Heaven

Tyler is a hunky soccer star and Scarlett our promising ballerina. Two very different people with two very different careers. Tyler plays the field, literally and figuratively. Scarlett is still innocent and crushing on Tyler. When their worlds collectively come together, Scarlett dares to pursue Tyler. Unfortunately, careers, family, friends, and rules want to prevent that.

The couple decide to stand up for their relationship and future but the odds aren't in their favor.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Scarlet is a ballerina in New York. having only lived for dance all her life she hasn't lived life fully. Scarlet is innocence and naive. Scarlet wants to learn all there is to know about life, love and sexuality not only for her art but also herself. Only who will she pick to help teach her, theres only one choice and it Tyler but he only sees her as a kid sister, only he wasn't expecting to be asked to teach her all he know about sex.
Diane Vandergriff
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book...

I really loved this story! It's sweet and hot all rolled into one. It's amazing what some will do for love! The plot was interesting and had me hooked from the very beginning. It's a fast pace read with lots of anguish both between the main characters and their families. The story-line flowed smoothly throughout the book. The characters were well-developed! I hope to read more from this series!
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Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary, erotic romances. Her inspiration comes from many sources including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her husband.

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