This college jock is a total player. He’s used to getting who and what he wants. Until her . . .
The hottest guy on campus won’t stop asking me out. I know that sounds like a good problem to have, but this guy… this guy has no idea how complicated my life is trying to juggle being a single mom and college student.
The Fadeaway is the second book in Rebecca Jenshak’s ‘Smart Jocks’ series. I liked the first book, but this one… this one I loved!
Joel is the playboy of his basketball team. He’s rich, a player, and an all around great guy. And he’s got his eye set on the one girl who won’t give him the time of day. Katrina finds Joel attractive and would love to go out with him, but there is something holding her back… well, someone. She’s a single mom and full time college student and doesn’t ha ...more
Come on. I’ve been asking you out for five months. Throw a guy a bone.”
Or, you know, let me stick mine in you.
OH MY GOD! Where did this book come from?! I have so many feelings! SO MANY FEELINGS! Marry me, Rebecca Jenshak. And read me bed time stories like this forever. What? Too much? Fine *huffs*. I'll tone it down. Maybe. Probably not. WHATEVER. Stop judging me. This book was fantastic, ok?!
Now look, it's no secret that I'm a picky s word. I own it. And I'm especially pick ...more
Overall Opinion: This had some good times as well as some frustrating moments. I like the single parent angle in romances and I especially like it when it's with an unlikely hero, so this was right up my alley! I just feel like where it could've gone to a different level for me as an emotional reader it fell a little flat. I just wanted more. Disappointed, but I'll give it 3 "just okay" Stars overall.
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Katrina and Joel's story. Joel meets Katrina a ...more
All I can say is that Joel and Katrina’s story did not disappoint. A single mom and a basketball playing playboy don’t really seem like they should work, but both of them are more than just their top layers. Katrina is working hard to be a good student and amazing mom. She is strong and I love that in a heroine. I also love when they stay themselves while falling in love. I think Jenshak does a great job keeping both char ...more
I know, I know, nothing we haven’t seen before but still, Katrina and Joel were such a cute couple ♥️
But if I could, I would have ripped my eyes out with this:
”Pussy coated bacon… My new favorite”.
Don’t even ask.
Joel Moreno is carefree and the heart of the party. When Katrina is the first girl to ever turn down the popular ...more
I devoured this book, I absolutely loved it and I have discovered a new author that I really recommend.
Single mum Katrina loves Thursdays because that's when super hot jock Joel Moreno comes in for a coffee and a question - "will you go out with me?"
She always says no, because life is way too complicated to date someone who is a known commitment-phobe, but she dreads the day that he gets bored of asking her out.
Joel doesn't usually pursue girls, and completely oblivious to her role as a mot ...more
Joel is a sexy, smart jock with a lot to offer a lady, only he wasn’t interested in doing so until Katrina. Katrina’s life is complicated and she’s got very little time for distractions but Joel is not having it.
The plot takes us through their courting and gr ...more
I fell in love with the characters in this series in the first book, and ladies’ man Joel Moreno was high up there on the list of likes, and Rebecca did not disappoint with his story. The second book in the Smart Jocks series, pairs our affable charmer up with a single mom, and The Fadeaway was a book I read on one sitting because it just pulled me in from the get-go.
"I know you better than you think I do…"
One of my favouri ...more
I liked this book more than I thought I would. I don't mind single parent trope but I also don't go out of my way to read them. The story was well done and not dramatic or heavy, it showed the struggle of being a single parent without drowning in the clichés. I thought it was more about trusting someone, opening up to them, committing to them.
The plot was very simple, nothing really outstanding but still pleasant, even if it had a slow pace. Joel is a very popular basket ball pla ...more
What a nice surprise, the first book was ok but I really adored this one! I just couldn’t put it down, I love the romance a lot and the story was captivating! Katrina and Joel has an amazing banter , there was angst they were flirty and sweet too!
Joel has wanted to take Katrina out since the very first time he asked her out.I loved how much he wanted her and what he done for her! He is a really sweet sexy and swoon worthy hero! He was perfect for her, the only reason this wasn’t a 5 ...more
Ok it's late, I'm sleepy so this is gonna be quick...... ish 😂
H goes to the cafe where the h works every Thursday to ask her out but she keeps shutting him down until she realizes he can speak Spanish and thus assist her with her play.
He's a known manwhore and she got pregnant from her one and only hookup and hasn't been on a date since
In the previous book I got the impression that he was with other girls after being shut down by Katrina but I'm not going to go bac ...more
‘If I give my heart to Katrina, it will fucking ruin me when she eventually walks away.’
So, as you know we read The Assist, our first book by Rebecca Jenshak and had to jump straight into The Fadeaway! Whilst we really enjoyed the first book in this series falling in love with Wes and Blair, as well as the rest of the jocks, there really was something very special about Joel and Kitty’s story. It ticked all the boxes for us. The two jocks that intrigued us the most coming out of The Ass ...more
I hoped that his leading lady was going to be sing ...more
Joel was the ultimate cocky, man whore player and after seeing the procession of ladies through his room in The Assist I had high hopes for his fall. When I realised his leading lady was single mum Katrina I was super excited. I really wasn't expecting her for him.
But he was perf ...more
Where to begin to describe how much I loved and enjoyed The Fadeaway? It was pure bliss from A to Z!
Joel & Katrina were cute together, they were swoon worthy and I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute reading about them! I am on cloud nine.
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Joel is a basketball player or just a player for that matter! He doesn’t hide the fact he doesn’t do relationship and j ...more
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The Fadeaway is the second book in this series (it could be read as a stand alone) and it was so good that I am already looking forward to reading the next.
I enjoyed to read about Joel and Katrina journey,from his Thursdays request to going out on a date, to her accepting his offer.
I thought Joel was an irrecoverable player,he likes girls and one night stands, but I changed my mind,there's so much more going on with him you cannot not to fall for him.
I love basketball and I think that there are
Another great narrating duo!
I play my best ball on the outside--long shots, jumpers, and fadeaways--that's my clutch move. I'm real good at the fadeaway. The best. On the court and off. You can't guard someone who shoots and moves backward. You just can't. I've staked my future and my personal life on that one move. --Joel Moreno
After reading about Bless (Blair and Wes) in THE ASSIST, I was excited to read about how Joel, the cocky and gorgeous-as-hell playboy, meets his match in Katrina, a single mother struggling to bala ...more
Overall 4.5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4 stars
This series is such a fun twist on the NA sports romance. After loving The Assist, I couldn't wait to get to Joel's story next. This is book 2 in the series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone. I definitely recommend the previous book though, because it's a great read/listen and that is where our characters are introduced.
It's no secret that my least favorite type of romance hero is the manwhore. Thankfully, Joel ended up being ...more
The first book of this serie and I did not have a lot of chemistry do not know why ( maybe I had just finished one of my fav book ever... )
Then I had this on my shelves to be read since forever and I read these 3 books from the last to this in one week end and YES girl you did it
H is a player but which beautiful cocky guy is not
She is a teenage mummy realistic with the struggles to raise a child when yesterday you were one