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Scoring the Player's Baby

(WAGS #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  752 ratings  ·  176 reviews
After a divorce from her cheating football player ex, PR whiz Kim Matlock would rather drive a pine tree through her walled-off heart than work at the Seattle Wedding Expo. And the last thing she expects is to be grabbed and kissed breathless by a hot giant of a man looking to fend off a stalker. She doesn’t want emotional entanglements, but she can’t say no to one ...more
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Published July 9th 2018 by Entangled Publishing
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Scoring the Player’s Baby is book three in the WAGS series by Naima Simone. Don’t you love it when you find an author that you know going in that you are going to love the book?! That’s how I’ve come to feel about Naima’s books. She just has a way with words that pulls me right in. And wow can she write steam. This book was smokin’! I loved the second book in the series, Scoring Off the Field and couldn’t wait for this book. Not to mention that cover!

Jason Momoa

Ronin Palamo is a star wide receiver for the
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Jesus. The man should come with a warning label: Causes Severe Case of Anal Agoraphobia. Or in layman’s terms, causes severe case of not being able to get your head out of your ass.

Well, hello there, Naima Simone, and welcome to my auto-buy list.

Firstly, I am seriously kicking myself for waiting this long to try this author because I have been missing out! Her writing is sexy, fun, lighthearted, and I couldn't get enough of it! If you're a fan of the surprise pregnancy trope, this
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports, 2018
Ronin was an absolute treat to read about. For being a football player that isn't into relationships, he came off very charming, loyal and honest. He has a healthy respect for women because of his mother and sisters and he treated Kim very well despite the restrictions to their relationship.

Kim has been burned by not only her father but her ex-husband who also happens to be in the NFL. When she meets Ronin, she doesn't know who he is or she would have never given him the time of day. She already
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sexy, funny and sweet.

Kim Matlock isn't looking for love, in fact, she's still trying to get rid of the last mistake. Her divorce is still going through from her cheating ex. One thing she has learned, ballplayers cannot be trusted and she intends to avoid them. She is focused on helping to save her family's company and getting her life back on track.

Ronin, as you've guessed, is a sportsman. He's built like a footballer, he's confident like a ballplayer and he's an all alpha male. He's
Geri Reads
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

One of the things that I really like about Naima Simone’s books are her characters. She writes hot-as-sin heroes and gorgeous, accomplished heroines. Scoring the Player’s Baby is no different. It’s a fun, sexy read with a lot of heart.
"I’ll give you whatever you ask for. Use me in any way you need to erase those shadows in your eyes.”

Ronin Palamo is living a life most men could only dream of. He’s playing for a championship caliber team and he doesn’t lack female companionship. He
4.5 Stars

For now, I'm keeping this short and sweet as I've already written this review twice without being able to successfully post it. Thank you much, goodreads.

If you're on the fence about reading this or haven't had a chance to experience Naima Simone's writing for yourself, GET ON THAT PRONTO! This is my third book by Ms. Simone and believe me when I tell you, the woman can write! She has a way of turning an Entangled Brazen novella into something truly special. Not only are her men
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
1.5 ~ Second Best ~ Stars

I'm a sucker for the unplanned pregnancy trope that brings two people together so I loved the fact that this unexpected baby was the catalyst to both Ronin and Kim's broken hearts healing and leading them to a second chance at love. If this was just a story of love, forgiveness and learning
to trust again, this would have blown me away. Instead Ronin spends too much time putting up emotional road blocks at every turn and his back and forth, hot and cold routine with
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
<3 4 hot stars <3

Wow what a nice surprise, it's my first book from this author and I devour it.It was a quick read,super hot,funny at some points and light.I enjoyed both characters from the beginning, especially Ronin!


Ronin and Kim’s romance has it all!They have a great connection.They were flirty, hot and passionate.Kim is strong,sassy and stubborn.Ronin is funny,sweet and super hot!They were perfect!

If you are looking for a refreshing and super hot story this is amazing!I'm
All the men in Kim’s life have let her down, shown her to be less and not worth acknowledging. A move across the country with her job is her attempt to get her life together and prove that she is more than her brother’s sister. What she didn’t plan on was a one night stand with the sexy Ronin after he pulls her into a make belive scenario at a wedding expo. And she certainly never expected to find herself pregnant. But more than anything, she never expected to find herself involved with another ...more
Claire Robinson
3 - "We'll work it out." Stars.

The third book in Naima Simone’s WAGs series; Scoring the Players Baby gives us Ronin Palamo’s story. The author paired him with Kim Matlock, a character I have previously had experience with in that shes the sister of the H in A Millionaire at Midnight, book four in the Bachelor Auction series, newly divorced from a footballer herself, getting involved with another one screams 'Hell's NOOOOOO' on every level to her.

"I swear to god you have no filter between your
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This entire series has been a huge hit for me. I'm really loving this author's voice, and her style, and her fun, sexy, and exciting characters.

Kim Matlock is a boss. She's the VP of PR for a huge corporation. The CEO is her half brother, but there was no nepotism involved here. She earned her job, and she's great at it, regardless what her jerk of a sperm donor, or anyone else, thinks about it. She's moved from Boston, and is living in Seattle for about a year, working on her current work
Maria Rose
The first romance I read by Naima Simone was Beauty and the Bachelor, the start of her Bachelor Auction series in August of 2015. I loved it, and I immediately put the author on my ‘watch’ list, to make sure I wouldn’t miss any of her future releases. Since then she’s written a bodyguard romantic suspense series, a scorchingly hot sex club series, and her most recent endeavor, the WAGS (which stands for Wives and Girlfriends) football romance series. Scoring the Player’s Baby is the third in ...more
Ivy Deluca
The Good
You had me at Polynesian Paul Bunyan, Ms. Simone.

My love for this book begins with Ronin, the laid back wide receiver in this diverse group of friends. The guy that I thought would be chill and supportive. I was not wrong. He was a HUGE part of my enjoyment of this story. He’s the type of hero that's my kryptonite and I’d like to make a sandwich of him and Jackson Lau from Hard Pressed by Kate Canterbary. Please and thank you. I would need at least a week of personal time. Lawd.

But I
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Naima Simone’s WAGS series has been a bit hit and miss for me, but Scoring the Player’s Baby was a huge hit. It quite possibly be that the hero, Ronin Palamo, is a character who has intrigued me from the first book in this series, it could also be that it was impossible not to feel the attraction between this couple from the start, or it could be that despite both the hero and heroine having some heavy duty baggage when it came down to it, their child and their growing feelings trumped all. I
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 Stars

Kim Matlock finally has her own story!!! Happy dance. Wait...She divorces her cheating football player husband, she gets accosted by the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, kissed within an inch of her life, has a one-night stand with said hottie, discovers he’s a freaking football player and oops, also discovers she’s pregnant with his child…..Not really what I pictured for her story. But man oh man...This. Is. The. Story. Kim. Needed.

Remind me to never doubt Naima Simone ever again! I
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic sports romance
Tons of sexual chemistry between the H/h in this one!

The heroine (business woman Kim Bishop) was initially a little stand-off-ish due to her past with her football playing ex (who really did her wrong, so she wanted nothing to do with the Jason Momoa-look alike hero ( Ronin Paloma) when she found out he was a football player also! Aren't all football players party animals with no morals and are not to be trusted?

Yes, they did have one scorching night together (but that was before Kim knew who he
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
The next installment of WAGS by Naima Simone gives us Scoring the Player’s Baby, Ronin Palamo’s story. Ronin, a part of Washington Warriors football team, is not into relationships, but is also an honest and stand-up guy. After losing the love of his life, he just knows he has nothing deeper to give. He is always upfront with what he can and cannot give. With a strong and caring mother and two fierce sisters, he had no other choice.

Kim Matlock just divorced her cheating football playing ex and
“Believe me, I’m down with the #MeToo movement. I completely love and respect women. But my virginity is being threatened. Help.”
“Uh…” What the fuck did she say to that?

Naima Simone’s WAGS series is one of my favorites to date. Hit after hit, and they just keep coming. Scoring the Player’s Baby takes it up a notch. Hella hot sex, giggle-like-crazy banter, all wrapped up in a VP businesswoman and the football player she brings to his knees.

Kim was burned by a football player, and she’s sworn
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Scoring the Player's Baby by Naima Simone is a hot, steamy and very enjoyable read.

I found the storyline entertaining, the characters likable and a little frustrating, but overall I liked them together and was happy watching them get their happily ever after.


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Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Stars

Scoring The Player's Baby was funny, sexy, so damn hot and amazing. I found myself laughing loud many times while reading this book.

The sexy times damn near burned me to cinders. I loved every minute of it.

I loved watching Kim and Ronin not only fall for each other but grow as well. I loved that they found strength in each other, strength to overcome the things that had cast shadows over their lives.

I also loved the fact that the book highlighted the ways in which women,
***5 ‘Oh My Giddy Aunt’ Stars***

After finishing Scoring Off the Field I had secretly prayed that Ronin would be getting his book next, because he was my fav of the bunch, so imagine my giddy joy when the cover dropped (which is all KINDS of nummyness) and it just so happened to be Ronin’s??

Yup, you got it, squealing and internal happy dancing commenced and his, and Kim’s, story was everything I’d hoped it be. Sweet, smexy, frustrating (okay, maybe not this one, but expected) funny and filled
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3 stars.

Quickie review:

This was an okay book for me. This is the story of Kim, an executive businesswoman, and Ronin, a pro football player, who fall pregnant after a one night stand. I had a hard time liking Kim. She was tough and hard. I liked Ronin okay, but I didn't love that he was dealing with a dead girlfriend. To me, that was added unnecessary drama when there was enough drama already. I didn't buy into Ronin and Kim being in love. They never relaxed fully or let their guards down with
Aug 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-but-not-read
Scoring the Player’s Baby is on sale for $0.99 (regular price $2.99) on Amazon today (8/25/2019)
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 7/13/18.

Scoring the Player's Baby was a fun read. Unplanned pregnancy isn't my favorite troupe--especially when one of the characters has had a lot of partners, birth control had better be a priority--but it worked well here. With all of their hang-ups and past relationship issues, I'm not sure if anything else would have gotten these two together. And there is no question that Kim and Ronin need to be together :)

I especially appreciated that Ronin, though
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Straight forward, intelligent, funny, and oh so sexy, Ronin was a great book boyfriend! I don’t normally picture my characters as celebrities, but with Jason Mamoa as a muse, it was super easy channeling him as Ronin! Now Ronin had a phobia about relationships, hence his very blunt one night stand stance, but after his heartbreaking reveal, his huge heart didn’t want to be put through the wringer again and I couldn’t blame the guy. And then he meets Kim. It was insta-lusty lust from the get-go ...more
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So I have read Scoring off the Field and loved it, and I could wait for this book. But for whatever reason, I kept getting distracted and missing this one. But I finally found the time and was able to get to it. Man, I wish I had found time earlier. I loved this story. It made me laugh, cry, and laugh some more.

Kim is a woman that is a year out of her divorce from a dick of a football player. He cheated on her and made her feel less of everything. She has a
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love reading Naima Simone's books! Ronin has a reputation for enjoying his one night stands with no entanglements. Kim was badly burned by her ex-husband's cheating and an indifferent father. Working for her father's company doesn't make things any easier. Their initial meeting is hilarious - Ronin, trying to excape a desperate past hook-up, convinces Kim to pretend she's his fiance to try to get rid of the clinger - all in the matter of a few minutes - and she does so extremely well! Needless ...more
Bette Hansen
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! What was suppose to be one night turned into a lifetime connection when an unexpected pregnancy results from Ronin and and Kim's one night of passion. Ronin a rough and tough football player with a heart of gold. Kim appears to be tough as nails and that may be true in business but when it comes to her personal life she's scared and insecure. Can these two wounded souls open their hearts and let love in?

This book is wonderfully written, scorchingly hot, with a romance at the
I'm giving this 3.5 stars. I thought that the chemistry and genuineness of the H & h was great!
I just wish the author had resolved the couples issue a bit earlier in the story. It drug out a little to long. I wanted to enjoy more of their happy time as an official couple. The sensual scenes were hot, hot, hot!
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
This series is a perfect example of why I love sports romance!
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USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days— ...more

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