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The Second Coming

(Rogue Academy #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  847 ratings  ·  216 reviews
They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.

Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.

And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of sk
250 pages
Published June 2nd 2019 (first published May 30th 2019)
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Melanie (mells_view)
Pretty good.

Future football star and a normal girl. Jude is kind of the bad boy of private school football, and Aria is just a nice girl who is busting her butt, working at that private school to care for her ailing father. These two shouldn’t really fit, but reluctantly they do. Aria wants to focus on the nonstop work life she’s established and Jude wants to make her dream bigger. So all in all a good read. Jude is a bit of trouble and Aria is a bit of calm.
Five perfect stars for Aria and Jude!!!


Carrie Aarons is the new author to me and "The Second Coming" is her first book I've read 😊.

This book was really great 😍❤!

I have to admit that is one of my favorite NA books this year and if you know me, you know that I'm obsessed with this genre 😅!

So, that tells you how good this book is 😉!

I enjoyed in every page I've read. The storyline, main characters, everything was perfect 😍.

Can I say that Jude is my new book boyfriend? 😅

Jude seems like an ar
2.5 (a little bit disappointed) stars.
I love soccer/football and most books related to sports in some way and I wish I would have loved this one, but I didn´t, I´m in between "ok" and "liked it".
Jude Davies has been playing soccer for the Rogue Academy for as long as he can remember, always destined to become famous. Now that he’s 20-years old and already signed on to go to the pros, Jude is practically set for life. But Jude and his teammates always get themselves into trouble and Jude’s bad behaviors are starting to catch up with him.

Aria has the world on her shoulders for only being 19-years old. She works two jobs at the Rogue Academy—seamstress and groundskeeper—instead of attendi
Vanessa (nessreads)
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

The Second Coming was the perfect mix of angst, steam and drama. Loved the characters and their portrayal. The Rogue Football Academy hooked me from the very first page.

Jude Davies is a football legend in the making. It’s no surprise he’s the academy’s golden boy. He’s charming and reckless and when he and his friends get together there’s no doubt they’ll make trouble wherever they go. But things change when she appears.

Aria is every bit independent and compassionate. She’s different from
Meredith Wilson
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
GAH! I absolutely loved this story! It was highly entertaining with the perfect mix of steam, angst and drama. The characters were well portrayed with enjoyable dialogue. The writing was top-notch and engaging. I was hooked from the very first page, lost in the world of the Rogue Football Academy.

The Second Coming follows the story of Jude Davies who is a football legend in the making. He is the academy's golden boy who is sexy, loaded, charming and a bit reckless. He and his band of buddies see
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars for was a lovely "safe", sweet cute read .. I really enjoyed it!! Definitely I will read Kingston and Poppy's story .... ...more
Tania's Book Blog
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cocky soccer player met his match and I was all for it. Jude was an up and coming star ridiculously cocky and never took anything seriously. He then meets Aria who turns him down every step of the way which intrigued him even more. As a matter of fact someone else gave him her name because she couldn’t be bothered with his arrogance. His pursuit started out as a means to get in her pants but as time passed he really wanted to know the hardworking young lady. Aria wasn’t your typical youngste ...more
Carlene Inspired
4 1/2 stars rounded up

I needed a good sports romance to start my summer off right, so I was pleased to find Carrie Aarons was giving us a NA/Adult football (soccer) romance with The Second Coming. The Rogue Football Academy houses the elite British footballers, the boys and men of the league are meant for stardom on the pitch. Jude is the talk of the town, heralded as the second coming in football and swooned over in the London scene. He's a cocky charmer that likes to push his luck, but he's al
Alex ♈
Pathetic narcissist of a male protagonist.
Walking-talking STD-junkie, who was so much in love with himself, that he probably made videos of every time he pooped and jerked off while watching it.
No woman with self-respect would ever give this imbecile any chance.
Dora Koutsoukou
3,5 💘💘💘 ⚽️ 🧹 🌟s

A beautiful and safe romance read. Aria and Jude were well developed characters, so opposite but with a great chemistry!
Kayla Brunson
This was a quick sports romance that delivered on the chemistry and romance. I have previously read Carrie Aarons before so I knew that I would enjoy her writing and storytelling. However, even though I enjoyed reading it I can’t say it’s going to be favorite.

What I did really enjoy about this book were the characters. I thought they were great and had some awesome chemistry. They are from different worlds but we know love doesn’t care about that. Jude helped Aria be strong and chase her dreams
Tianna✸loves books✸
We are introduced to the H, who is a manwhore and an a$$hole.

“So, it’s no wonder that when she walked into the locker room, headphones in, belting at the top of her lungs and not noticing me … it’s no wonder my cock instantly perked up. It has been a whole week since I’ve had a proper shag, and my knob has been well-trained to stand at attention anytime a fit bird comes within twenty feet of it.”

The h is a dumbass trying put up a facade that she does not like the H but do lust after him.

May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Second Coming is the start of Carrie Aarons' sports series and she starts it off right.

I enjoyed reading this book and getting to know these characters. Carrie does a great job of setting up the series well but also not taking away from the main two characters and their story being told.

Jude Davies is the next football legend. While he may be a great player on the pitch, he and his friends (and fellow team members) tend to find themselves causing problems, whether intentional or not. None o
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Aarons really did a spectacular job with The Second Coming. I was particularly impressed with leading man Jude.

Talk about a character who grew and developed during the story. And the whole process of that growth was just so well written. He wasn't ever unlikable for me. But he was definitely walking around with a chip on his shoulder. He clearly acted like (and was often treated like) he was the second coming in soccer or football as it's referred to in this British setting. However meeti
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I guess it was ok... but I didn't like the characters and the story felt kind of plain. ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-romances
The Second Coming by Carrie Aaron’s was such a brilliant read.

Sweet, swoony and cocky as hell Jude just drew me in from the start.

This book had a little bit of everything, drama, angst, smoking chemistry and banter. Everything I look for in a book.
If you love sports romances then I definitely recommend The second coming.
Rhonda Ziglar
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 SEXY JUDE STARS!!! Jude is PERFECTION!! Jude and Aria's story was hot, sweet, sexy and a page turner. The author sucks us into her story land and you feel like you know these characters. What a great start to a new series. I can't wait for more story with the other characters. ...more
Shirley Cuypers
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-beta, ebooks, 2019
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This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons and InkSlinger PR!

The Second Coming
is the first book in the Rogue Academy series and tells the story of Aria and Jude.

The Second Coming is the third book I’ve read by Carrie Aarons and so far my favourite book. I really loved the story, it was so good and I wanted to know how the book was going to end. I read this book in one day, it was just that good. I was hook
Amber - TBR Book Blog
I know absolutely NOTHING about rugby - wait, I know one thing; it's pretty violent. However, I love reading books where a character is a rugby player, whether by trade or as a hobby. And without knowing how Rugby players might be, I feel like Jude and the others were a great representation of what they would act like, or really how any young professional sports player acts like.

I really think that Jude and Aria were the perfect compliment to each other. Jude needed to act more seriously and le
Jenny B
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good sports romance and this one did not disappoint in the least. This book was full of the angst, the drama and the feels and left me actively turning pages waiting to see what was next. The descriptions used in this book had me longing to go back to England as it was perfectly written.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steamy and the right amount of angst! I’d call this a slow burn romance between a British footballer (soccer) and a seamstress. Loved the chemistry so much and looking forward to more in this series!
Miranda Knight
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A terrific British romance. Riddled with all the British-isms, a woman can ask for complete with a hunky and cocky football player and a shy girl.

Jude is well on his way to being not only a professional football player but one of the greats in the sport. Too bad his hijinx and antics get in the way and causes doubt in the minds of his coaches and team owners. He has to calm down--Jude doesn't know how. He wonders if the sweet sew girl can help him. All the guys at the academy have tried to get h
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jude and Aria... what to say? I loved getting back to the UK in Carrie's perspective and the world of Killian Ramsey and British football.

The way Aria has an affect on Jude and his behavior was refreshing in the way Aaron's told their story. Aria is more worried about her home and caring for her father than getting caught up in the superstar lifestyle of Jude Davies, football phenom. She has to focus on working her main job, getting her father squared away for the evening, and then rushing bac
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
The Second Coming is like my literary catnip - a sports romance wrapped up in the perfect amount of steam and angst and emotion PLUS phenomenal characters! Jude and Aria are the consummate example of how (seemingly) opposites can attract and ultimately complete each other by providing the factors and traits that the other is lacking. The setting and world Carrie Aarons created is utterly entertaining and I'm so happy that this is just the first book in the Rogue Academy world. I truly enjoy well ...more
Athena D.
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS

The Second Coming is a truly touching love story that shows that "being with the person you're meant to be with doesn't have to be rainbows and unicorns."

I really enjoyed the interactions between Jude Davies and Aria Lloyd. I love how they both can be seen as 'The Second Coming', Jude is considered that in relation to Killian Ramsey when it pertains to English football and Aria is that in relation to Adele when it pertains to music. They both get a dose of advice from people who
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh Jude and Aria!! What happens when you are the second coming of David Beckham and the one girl who you want to impress could care less?? Jude is a student at the Rogue Football Academy, funneling players into the premier league. Aria works at the academy and wants to just hide in the shadows. Little does she realize, trying to hide makes her more noticeable!

Aria and Jude had such a fun relationship once he convinced her that he was worth her time. He supported her and her talents and she t
Moon Love
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!
AnneMarie Davee
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you can read a book set somewhere other than the country where you live and you can hear the characters with their British accents, feel the roar of the pitch, and see the action on every page in your mind's eye, you know you are reading a great book. This is such a book. The Second Coming has it all: hot sports guy who has a lot of growing up to do, cute girl who is beyond her years. Together, they make for an amazing story. Carrie Aarons has a way of putting characters together that shoul ...more
Anne Milne
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love a cocky footballer then Jude is for you. Good looking, gifted on the football field and arrogance in spades. Aria is a beautiful young woman both inside and out. Devoted to her father there's little time for anything else. When she doesn't respond to his subtle ( not ) flirtations he goes all out to win her over. I enjoyed this book it was a fun read my only gripe was Jude's dialogue got on my nerves at times.

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Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a

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