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Team Player

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Hot jocks. We love them all.
Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!
The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick … book.
The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.
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Kindle Edition, 1032 pages
Published December 14th 2017
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Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars!


I don't think I have been quite this excited to read an anthology since... well... ever! Not only do we get tons of sports romances, but so many of my favorite authors are included in this amazing line-up!

Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart is one of the novellas I was dying for! I knew there would be some cameos from her 'Balls in Play' series and I couldn't wait! I loved Erica and Ren. Their second chance love story was full of banter, steam, and humor! I laughed out loud several
5 “Team Player” Stars

This anthology was one of the best I’ve read. I’m not usually a huge fan of novellas, honestly, but when some of my favorite authors came together in one book, I knew I had to read it and I am so glad I did. I love each of the ones that I read. Most didn’t even feel like a novella. Some introduced new characters who I can’t wait to get more of in the future and some wrote about characters that I’d met before. And some were totally new characters standing alone and perfect as
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This anthology contains eleven original sports novellas by the following authors:
The End Zone by LJ Shen
Slapped into Love by Rochelle Paige
Full Court Press by Kennedy Ryan
Out of Formation by Ella Fox
Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart
Back in the Game by Meghan Quinn
Yard Sale by Charleigh Rose
Sin Bin by Mandi Beck
One Good Man by Emma Scott
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney
Cross by Adriana Locke

Signing up for this I didn't realise it was an anthology so my review will only be based on L.J. She
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR}

*****FIVE STARS*****

Even as I settled into the role I was expected to play, I didn’t play it well. I tried everything, and no part of me wanted to forget. Loving her was torture. And the realization that I was still so much in love with her, well, that was the cruelest punishment.

I want to give Kate Stewart the biggest hug, and smooch and then a fist bump because this short story was absolute PERFECTIO
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
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The End Zone by L.J. Shen

3 Not For Me Stars

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Jolie Louise has a problem, she wants her best friend Gabe Poirier the adonis quarterback. She knows it's a bad idea but it's hard to get away from him with them being roommates.

Jolie met Gabe 10 years ago when his family moved in next door to hers and they became close when Jolie supported Gabe through family problems. This is the quick story of how they went from best friends to lovers.

Hmmm well, I think this one
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
It's LIVE!

4.5 "I need this in paperback" stars!!

I read through this entire anthology and LOVED it!! But I’m here to review End Zone by LJ Shen and that’s what I’m gonna do. This author is one of the few that can create a-holes that you can’t help but fall in love with and I am thoroughly in love with Sage. He was the star quarterback, cocky as heck, and a manwhore. Nuff said.

Sage and Jolie have been best friends for 10 years. She saw a broken boy and gave her heart to h
Niki leu: Perto de Você

*This anthology contains eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney.

I never ever read anthologies and to be honest, I didn't even know this was one, when I signed up for it. All I knew, was that L.J. Shen wrote "The End Zone", and I just had to read it !!

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So of course I started with Gabe and Jolie's story, which was awesome, I a
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I was definitely surprised that this novella One Good Man took place in France in the 1970’s but it only made me more intrigued with the story and its direction. The atmosphere and ambiance was depicted in such a way that I felt I was in Paris myself.

Janey and Adrian’s journey towards their true dreams led them towards one another. She wanted to capture and write important stories for newspapers and Adrian wanted to help people, to be a doctor instead of a soccer player
✰ Liz ✰


Team Player is a Sports Romance Anthology. A smoking hot compilation of sports romance-themed novellas by Adriana Locke, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Emma Scott, Kate Stewart, L.J. Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Mandi Beck, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, and Sara Ney. This anthology offers the perfect treat for contemporary romance fans!

"You're in my heart and in my fingertips and on my fucking lips like a prayer. You're fucking everywhere."
The End Zone by L.J. Shen features a smoking hot football pla
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
NOW AVAILABLE! Grab it today. 11 novellas. 11 authors. Wow!!

4.5 Stars

Review of The End Zone by LJ Shen.

Favorite Author + Favorite Trope multiplied by novella sized sexiness = WIN WIN WIN!!!
The End Zone is a sexy friends to lovers romance (with a dash of fake relationship yumminess) that’s sure to score with fans of Sports Romance and quick steamy reads. L.J. Shen brings her signature broody asshole hero game in this one. Add to that that Sage is sort of a douchebag and I never stood a chance! W
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Well DAYUM! ! Eleven authors, eleven novellas all wrapped up into one smoking hot as hell book! Where are the warning labels when you really need them huh?

Yard Sale-Charleigh Rose

I don’t think there’s anything I really need to say about this book if I’m being honest because my kindle caught on fire!!!!!!!! That’s pretty much self explanatory in my book but if you want a little bit more on this, then fine. It was MOTHERFUCKING HOT! I was literally looking for the fire department to show u
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
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This collection of novellas has some of my favorite authors and a couple new ones I always wanted to try. So finally I get around doing it!


The End Zone

by L.J. Shen

For a very short novella, this story packs a lot of angst. I was pretty surprised at how intense it got. Sage and Jolie have been friends since they were barely teenagers. The night they became the one person they could always rely on held a lot of heartbreak for Sage. Their friendship survived al
Melanie (mells_view)
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE sports romances, and this anthology is STACKED with great authors. I don’t know what more you can ask for. Great authors writing hot sports romance novellas. Win. Win. Win.

I was lucky enough to read an early version of Yard Sale by Charleigh Rose. A hot pro snowboarder and a girl visiting from out of town. Their story is meant to be a ONS, but it turns into so much more. Absolutely loved Cam and Mollie. The author does a great job combining their playful relationship and their lusty attra
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
4.5 stars

Full Court Press by Kennedy Ryan

This woman! Why does she always do this to me? I went into this anthology thinking every story was going to be light, fun, sweet and steamy. Well, I should have known better, because Kennedy Ryan doesn't do "light." Her stories showcase something deep, something that makes you think, and above all, something that makes you FEEL. This one was no different! I literally cried...full on tears and sniffling occured, people! Don't say I didn't warn you. Have y
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Cross by Adriana Locke

Cross was a short and sweet novella that takes place before Crank and can be read as a complete standalone novella. This second chance romance was very easy to get into and despite only taking place over a short amount of pages it never felt rushed to me. Both characters had me very intrigued and I liked getting to see them get back to their happy ever after. We didn't learn too much of what split them up the first time but being such a sh
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

If there was ever an anthology that I was desperate to get my grubby little hands on… it was Team Player. So many amazing authors I would have no issue naming as my favs of all time plus I am a huge fan of sports romances… So clearly I was going to love this very talented set of authors and the novellas they created for us to devour. My Christmas just got a whole lot better.

I will review each of the novella’s soon, but for now I am just going to review my favorite…

Back in the Gam
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'I love all the players' Stars!

Holy moly, this is one hell of a sports romance anthology! I have wanted to read this since it released last December. First, I wanted to read it because of Kate Stewart (duh! you all know how much I love her!), and second also because it has stories by authors I have read before (and enjoyed!) and authors I’ve been wanting to read their work for a while. It was the perfect occasion to start and check if I liked them. And boy, did I love this whole reading jour
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Review for One Good Man by Emma Scott... before reading the other stories ;-)

“Find that story, Janey. Find one that looks like nothing on the outside, but once you crack it open…” She shrugged with a smile. “…Something incredible comes out.”

4,5 emotional stars

I got an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest opinion and I can say that I’m still swooning inside.

If you crave stories:
-with the same “feel” as The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks;
-with love at nearly first sight;
-featuring a swo
Robin Hill
Review of One Good Man by Emma Scott

I read this twice—the second time in one sitting, this morning at my laptop. Both times, it got me. Wow. What a surprise. I did not expect the feels I got from this novella. How the hell Scott put so much into 30,000 words is beyond me. This is not your typical sports romance—it’s so much more that that. 1970’s Paris. The Vietnam War. Soccer. Football. Led Zeppelin. Jefferson Airplane. White Fucking Rabbit. There was so much I loved about this...and only one
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★ It's LIVE!

TEAM PLAYER is a sports romance anthology with 11 never-published-before novellas. My rating and review is based on the gorgeous STANDALONE sports romance by Kennedy Ryan entitled FULL COURT PRESS **

'Full Court Press,' is the love story of Avery and Deck. They once, a long time ago, shared a moment in time, a moment that made me smile, but would that moment ever lead to anything more? This is the starting point for Kennedy Rya
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
There are a lot of stories to get through in this antho and I will get round to reading more of the authors, but this review is for One Good Man by Emma Scott.


1970: the year which saw the Beatles break up, floppy drives invented, my husband celebrate his first birthday, and students protest against the expansion of the Vietnam war, which is where this story begins when journalism student, Janey is innocently caught up in the protests and sent off to Paris to finish her degree. Where she meet
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
My overall rating for this anthology is 4*

I read 9 out of 11 novellas in this anthology. I have enough sport romantic stories for entire 2018 year :) My general opinion was that short story can't develop properly, so I was prepared for quick, sweet read with depth lacking. Well I must say two authors proved me wrong!

Charleigh Rose (Yard Sale) 4*
L.J. Shen (The End Zone) 3.5*
Emma Scott (One Good Man) 4.25*
O man, this girl can write! I adore her writing style, her story telling.

Kate Stewart (S
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Team Player was absolutely fantastic. I am a sports romance junkie so basically this anthology was life. Each of the stories delivered a hot romance, spitfire banter and delicious chemistry I could not get enough of. I loved them all!

My two favorites though, mentioned below in specific reviews were The End Zone by L.J. Shen and Switch Hitter by Sara Ney. The reviews are as follows:

The End Zone

I absolutely (from the bottom of my heart) love the way L.J. Shen writes. I swear - I've said this befor
I have read 2 really good stories so far. Starting a Kate Stewart read next. Liking this anthology a lot.
The following eleven stories are included in "Team Player":
Adriana Locke (Cross)
Charleigh Rose (Yard Sale)
Ella Fox (Out of Formation)
Emma Scott (One Good Man)
Kate Stewart (Sweeping the Series)
Kennedy Ryan (Full Court Press)
L.J. Shen (The End Zone)
Mandi Beck (Sin Bin)
Meghan Quinn (Back in the Game)
Rochelle Paige (Slapped Into Love)
Sara Ney (Switch Hitter)
This was such a great antholo
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s


♦ I only read the following novellas: ♦

Yard Sale - Charleigh Rose:

4 ★'s

Camden is a friend of Asher's from Bad Habit and lives in River's Edge where he is a professional snowboarder and a player. He meets Mollie and they have a one night stand.

Fast forward a few months and they both have had big changes occur. It was interesting to see how they handled things but I liked how Camden stepped up to the plate even if he is a bit sex crazed.

It was great getting to know some of the other guy
***Actual rating: 3.6/5 Sporty-Hunk Stars***

*Phew* What a HUMONGOUS book this one is! Team Player: An Anthology consists of 11 novellas written by 11 well-known authors in the New Adult world. I know not everyone has read all the stories in this anthology, I’m proud to tell you that I did finish reading every single one of them (except Adriana Locke’s Cross since it’s not included in the ARC) and I can’t wait to share my opinions!

I’ll write this review by sorting the novellas from top favor
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

I read Charleigh Rose's Yard Sale first and loved it. There are several cameos from characters from Bad Habit, including the male lead in this story - Camden. He's a pro snowboarder who is fully taking advantage of the life afforded to an attractive, affluent athlete - which basically means that he's a man-ho. Mollie is fresh off strep throat, an unusual breakup, and job loss and in need of a palate cleanser. They meet at a bar, sparks fl
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

I have to admit that I'm not much into anthologies. I prefer a lengthy, well layered storyline over a compilation of several small ones. I often find it's difficult to pack much depth into so few words so I typically avoid novellas in general. But I have to admit, there's something to be said about getting a selection of tasty nibbles from time to time over one big meal. The Team Player anthology offers up such a fun opportunity just to taste, to sample delicious little romantic offeri
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Tin Man Stars!

I read Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart. It’s a second chance romance novella that’s part of her Balls in Play series.

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Ren Makavoy is one of the best in the MLB. His dream has always been to play baseball for Denver, & now he’s their star catcher. He’s also a gorgeous bachelor playboy who’s getting too much negative attention off the field. All the media seems to care about lately is his personal life. The club has had it with cleaning up his messes & hires the best PR fir
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So far I've read LJ Shen, Kate Stewart and Sara Ney's novellas and am about to start Emma Scott. This anthology is flipping awesome, I'm bloody loving it! Definitely recommend for sports romance lovers - get on it pronto...!
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USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the

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