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(Playbook #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  3,852 ratings  ·  588 reviews
Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can't best in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he's worth. She doesn't care if he's a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she's not interested in giving him a second chance.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Berkley
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This would have been 5 stars if it hadn't ended the way it did :( I think I have come to find that Alexa Martin's endings just don't jive with me the way I wish they would and it makes me SAD because the rest of the book was *chef's kiss* ...more
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

AUTHOR: Alexa Martin
SERIES: Playbook #3
RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2019
GENRE: Sports Romance
RATING: 2 Stars



Noooooo! How? Why? I had so much hope for BLITZED! I can't even...I was so looking forward to Brynn's story.

And it started out quite well. I loved Brynn's snark, sass and her insecurities in the beginning but they soon became a major issue. Her snark turned into brashness and rude
3.5 stars

Blitzed is the third book in Alexa Martin's 'Playbook' series, and it started out soooo good. I thought for sure this would be my favorite in the series, and in some ways, it was. Brynn was hilarious and made me laugh so many times. I loved her relationship with the WAG's and with her dad. I laughed and smiled so much. I adored Maxwell as well. He was a lot quieter and even more on the shy side, but was so sweet. I hated the miscommunication and how Brynn reacted to the situation. I wou
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

review never to come because this was an impulse read and i've already forgotten everything that happened

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I freaking loved it!!Alexa Martin delivers a heartwarming , fun and story!This series is getting better and better! Brynn and Maxwell were perfect for each other!I devour it in one sitting!


Their relationship developed naturally , both were well developed characters.They were sweet and there was sexual tension between them!Maxwell is a swoon worthy hero!

I love this series, each book is refreshing and fun!



Title: Blitzed
Series: Playbook #3
Author: Alexa Martin
Release date: December 3, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: sports romance

One of the things I was really looking forward to was more of Alexa Martin's humorous dialogue. It never fails to make me laugh out loud and put a smile on my face. Make no mistake, I was entertained by that aspect and had no problems with boredom. Funny banter between the football players and the WAGs has been a staple in the series. In Blitzed, it was a case of too much of a
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
This one was a little disappointing, given how much I enjoyed the first two books. I had a hard time getting into the romance.
CW: talk of sexual assault

It’s definitely a 2.5 but I’m rounding down to 2 because GR still won’t give us half stars.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I absolutely adored Alexa Martin’s debut Intercepted. Fumbled was fun too but u guess I had too much expectations. But I couldn’t lessen them for this book because it features one of my favorite characters since the beginning, Brynne. So imagine my disappointment when it didn’t turn out that way. This review might go into spoile
Spoilers ahead 1.5* (things get a bit ranty so be prepared)

"One of Buzzfeed's top 16 romance books to read this fall"


That's actually on Amazon right now and I just want to ask Where??? Where the hell is the ROMANCE book I paid $9:99 for!!!! NINE *%#%$$%%%% ninety nine people!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr

1)As much as I love Vonnie and the girls, the girlmance took up 80% of this book! We get lots and lots of time with all the girls and even met new girls who've been accepted into the fold or may be acc
Brynn Larson has a great life. She owns the successful female-centered bar HERS in Denver, has a terrific group of girlfriends who provide fun and support, enjoys a close relationship with her father, and can find a handsome one-night stand anytime she feels the urge. But she and Maxwell Lewis of the Denver Mustangs have been dancing around each other for a few years, and maybe the time is finally right for them to actually get together.
These Alexa Martin books are more the on-going stories
I’ve enjoyed the previous books in this series and Brynn has been a character I’ve loved, so I was excited to see she was getting her own book.

I liked Brynn well enough. Her inner monologue was very odd to me as it came across like she was telling a story to someone. Every time she clarified something or argued with herself, it would take me out of the story. I liked Maxwell. He’s charming and considerate and I would have loved more open communication between the two of them. Of course, Vonnie i
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5/ 5 stars

Blitzed is the third book in the Playbook series. This is a series of interconnected standalone books. Each book has its own female narrator. But a lot of the supporting characters are in all of the books.

This book is a sports contemporary romance (football). It is sexy. But it is also funny and has a romantic comedy/Chick lit vibe.

I have read both Intercepted and Fumbled and really liked them both. So I was so anxious to get to read this third book in the series. I adore these books
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I realize this book isn't out for a few months but when football is in the air and a new Alexa Martin sports romance hits your kindle, you do not wait to jump right in. And I'm so glad I didn't. Brynn and Maxwell's slow burning friends to lovers romance was exactly what I needed today, a deliciously addictive story of friendship, football and fierce attraction. I did nothing this weekend but devour Blitzed and now that I'm finished, all I can think about is watching a game while drinking good be ...more
kelly {BookCrushin}
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
More Mustang drama! Loved this addition to the series and I can't wait for book 4!! ...more
Kayla Brunson
Intercepted ★★★★☆
Fumbled ★★★☆☆

After devouring the first two books of this series this month, I was super excited to get to Brynn’s story. She came off so sassy and I just knew I would love her book. Sadly friends, that didn’t happen.

What I did enjoy from this book was being back in the Mustang community and the friendship between the women. Every time these ladies are together I never fail to laugh. The way they are so in tune with one another and so protective of each other never seems to amaze
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

This review will be short and straight to the point...especially since I'm two months late when it comes to writing this review.

I was super excited to read Brynn and Maxwell's book. These two have been tip-toeing around one other for months now and I was finally ready to see them give into their feelings and just smush faces already. But once I finished, I was left with mixed feelings.

Let's first tou
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
There's something so engaging and addicting and unputdownable about Alexa Martin's writing. Maybe it's that she writes football romance with such an authentic voice. She doesn't shy away from the actual football and I have the feeling I'm getting this perfect mix of fantasy meets reality - and it somehow enhances the fantasy. I can't put my finger on it, but suffice to say these books are like decadent treats for me: I luxuriate in them, I gobble them up with gluttonous greed, and I am always, a ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

The third book in the Playbook series and Alexa Martin does not fail to bring it once again! Brynn is the bar owner and pivotal location in the first two books so it was only fitting that we got to know another strong, independent, women. Brynn and Maxwell have a friendship were their chemistry is seen by everyone but the two of them. Brynn has deep commitment issues from her past and Maxwell has family secrets as well. I loved the banter between the two of them and their
Jessica {Litnoob}
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bruh, I loved this so much! Ok to be fair it was just so much damn cuteness that that couldn’t be helped. But the journey of broken girl and reserved guy was just to good. Also we are seeing people who we have known for a whole series wise and so it’s charming to finally be able to focus on them and them alone. Bonus points because this story was so genuine and their love was just to pure. Yes the hurdle they end up facing is a rough one but worked so well in getting into her head that it was pa ...more
Jacob Proffitt
This is third in a series. Poppy and TK (from book two) are frequently present and mildly important in this one and characters from the first show up, later. But more importantly, Brynn is in both other books and much of her background is established in those stories. I'd definitely recommend reading at least the second book before this one.

This story felt, I dunno, rote? Brynn is interesting, but I knew she would be. She's a strong presence in the series and I looked forward to getting to know
Megha Patel
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Always a fun time reading Alexa Martin’s books. Lots of cute moments and overall the story was fun.
Sharon :)
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great series looking forward to Book 4 coming in October 😎👍🏽
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ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

This was my first Alexa Martin read, so even though i have not read the previous books, I did not feel that I was missing too much.

Now, what can I say about this book? Hmmm, I was really looking forward to it and was excited to read it, however it fell flat. I didn't really feel any chemistry between Brynn and Maxwell, and I felt myself wanting to skip ahead as it just plodded along. I was waiting for something to happen.

I liked Maxwell, however I
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received this as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is 6 out of 5 stars. I didn't realize it was the 3rd in the series until I had it downloaded and even with that confusion, this book was absolutely incredible. Brynn is a strong female who runs a bar for women and is an actual, certified badass--and oh, yeah, her hunk just happens to be a professional football player. There's so many supportive and uplifting female characters, so many shared successes, and
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brynn and Maxwell are a delight together. She’s the outgoing and defiantly single owner of HERS, the women-centric Denver bar where the stars of a reality show like to hang out. He’s the quiet, talented defensive back for the Denver Mustangs. Watching them slowly trust each other and give in to their mutual attraction is a pleasure. Plus, they bond over old Parks and Rec episodes. What’s not to like?
Angie Elle
ARC from the publisher

DNF @ 58%, so no rating.

I really wanted to hang in there and finish this one, but I just couldn't do it. Having met Brynn earlier in the series, I was convinced that this book was going to be my favorite. Brynn owns a successful bar geared towards women, she's fun and vivacious, and everyone loves to be around her. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand...she's not in this book. The name might be the same and it might be taking place in her bar, but Brynn was nowhere to be found in this book.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-pile
This book ended up being a good read but it was really slow in parts and I spent way too much time waiting for something to happen. I did enjoy seeing all of our friends from the previous books but was bummed that I wasn't as invested in Maxwell and Brynne's romance as I was in Ace and Poppy's romance. Oh well, we can't win them all. ...more
DNF. Goodness. This woman writes like a groupie. I can’t take anymore.
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brynn and Maxwell have always been drawn to each other. But after an encounter that ended poorly, Brynn no longer wants anything to do with him.
Maxwell knows he mad a mistake, and possibly messed up his one chance with the woman he's been waiting to make a move on. And he'll do anything to prove he's sorry - other than tell her the truth about what triggered his outburst that night.

➸ POV: 1st Person, Brynn's POV

➸ Brynn Sterling: 32, Owns the bar HRS, Only child, Close with father
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in2019
This is a 4.5 book, but I want it to pull through with my 5 star ratings. This was a lot of fun! I think it was my favourite of the series - Brynn and Maxwell were both delights, it was very hot but also swoony. There is some...stuff that happens near the end that I suspect a lot of readers have issues with, but to be honest I didn't mind it. It resolves pretty quickly, and realistically. ...more
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Alexa Martin is a writer and stay at home mom. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a former NFL player who now coaches at the high school where they met, their four children, and a German Shepherd. When she's not telling her kids to put their shoes on...again, you can find her catching up with her latest book boyfriend or on Pinterest pinning meals she'll probably never make. Her first book, I ...more

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