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Home Field Advantage

(Milwaukee Dragons #3)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  104 reviews
Is the Dragons’ new wide receiver: A) a fallen NFL star looking for a comeback, B) the sexy player your boss wants you to write an exposé on, or C) the former love of your life?

For Milwaukee Dragons beat reporter Natalie Griffith, he’s clearly D) all of the above. Three years ago, Natalie’s bombshell report on her ex-boyfriend’s off-the-field scandals landed her the job s
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Published July 16th 2019 by Loveswept
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I loved the first in this series and this one is just as fantastic. I love a good sports romance especially a second chance romance set in the sports world. I love that the series highlights the good and bad of the sports industry. This is a really good romance that has a sense of reality as the characters come together and begin to work through the issues between them. Really can't wait for more! ...more
mindful.librarian ☀️
(free review copy) For this Wisconsin reader, the Milwaukee Dragons are a dream come true! I adore this series and all of the players and their love interests. This is the most emotionally vulnerable and feminist football team on earth 😍 This particular story is a whole lot of should I, shouldn’t I, and it wrapped up a bit quickly but it was so satisfying and I can’t wait for more in the series!
Jacqueline Francis
Liz Lincoln can do no wrong and is a PURE GENIUS for thinking up the Milwaukee Dragons. Once again, another 10 star winner in this series. I adored the chemistry between the hero and heroine and am a sucker for a reunited lovers story. This book was not without its fair share of drama and nail-biting situations. I loved them all and am hopeful that there are many more books in the Milwaukee Dragons series! Liz really knows how to set a scene, make you fall in love with her characters, and leave ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I am all about second chances, and this story was filled with them.

Quinn and Natalie thought they were each others' forever, but after Natalie left Quinn in the middle of the night without explanation, and then years later, wrote an expose on him, they both imagined the door to their relationship was sealed forever. But, eight years after their breakup, Quinn was making his NFL comeback, and Natalie was a sport reporter working closely with his team. Both Natalie and Quinn foun
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a bunch of sports romances and they have a formula yet this story was a bit smarter and sharper. It was smarter because Natalie was more than a reporter for sports publication. She liked to work on antique cars. She was mechanical and loved the oldies. Quinn loved antique cars too. She also really had cared for Quinn in college.

Quinn was an alcoholic. I bet you thought I could glam it up but he really was out of football for awhile and really took therapy and recovery seriously. I wond
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the third book in the series - and whilst you could read this as a stand alone, really, why would you not want to read the other two books first? Both players in those books are part of the team and the couples appear in this book too. I love sports romances, and this one does an amazing job of dealing with a difficult and danger-strewn topic in a respectful, but not preachy way. I recommend it to you.

Quinn has
Heather 123
Jul 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

DNF 38%

I tried, because I really liked the premise of the book, but it was incredibly boring. We're supposed to believe that Natalie and Quinn had this incredible history together, yet the author doesn't give us even a glimpse of that history. Why not show us the chemistry we're supposed to believe they have? Why not a flash back or two?

I couldn't get into the story...

** ARC received from Netgalley **
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
Second chance romances are my jam and this book has been sitting on my kindle for a while just waiting for me to read. These two definitely have some history and it's a bit heartbreaking, I devoured every single page to finally get down to the bottom of what happened.

As eager as I was to learn both sides of their story, I truly enjoyed taking a look into their past and seeing how amazing they were together. It wasn't long, but you could definitely tell how strong their connection was. So why did
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***

Writing books about addicts is a challenge. If you are too dismissive of the past, of their addiction, it feels like it's a plot point that was tossed in that the author didn't quite know what to do with. If it's too much a part of the story, it feels like the story is not a romance, but a story about life after addiction and rehab. And, while there is a place for this, it's not in a romance.

This story gets it right. The balance is ther
Adele Buck
I was *really* looking forward to this book, as I liked the preceding two in this series a whole lot. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed by it, principally by the pacing. I don't mind having a second-chance couple's backstory come out in tiny little bits, having to figure it out as you read. But this book seemed to take a really long time before that information came to light in the text and it left me feeling confused a lot early on.

It also suffers from what I call, "Didn't we deal with t
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the 3rd book in the series and can easily be read as a stand alone. Being a Wisconsin girl, I love the setting for the Dragons and all the familiar feels that the author weaves in to the story. This one starts at training camp at Carthage College for goodness sake---wonderful college right here on Lake Michigan!

But on to the story. Quinn Natalie have a history. In college they seemed to be destined for forever. Quinn had some substance issues and Natalie--for right or wrong--ghosts him.
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Really enjoyed the concept here: mistakes made, struggling to regain what was lost, lots of “self-work” to get back to where one can be truly happy with themselves, etc., just seemed a little too redundant. At times, the points being made by both main characters seemed too drawn out.

Not that it didn’t have enjoyable moments. Their chemistry was off the charts. It was their connections outside of that where things seemed to falter.

I really enjoyed the supporting characters (Mat
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quinn was riding high on life and ended up in rehab for his alcohol and pill abuse. He had to fight hard to get back to his NFL body and prove that he was back. Natalie was his college sweetheart who up and left him before he became an NFL star. Being thrown together Quinn and Natalie have to fight their attraction that has never died on his new team. Things I liked were they shared a love of cars together and would work on them.

I enjoyed seeing past couples and can't wait for more in this seri
Leigh Kramer
The Milwaukee Dragons series is my kind of sports romance. It’s not afraid to examine the negative sides of the industry, which makes the stories that much more compelling. Case in point: Home Field Advantage.

Dragons reporter Natalie dated football star Quinn back in college before ghosting him. He’s never known why and he’s carrying quite the grudge after she wrote an article a few years later laying out his alcoholism. Now Quinn is making a comeback and on the Dragons, meaning he’s back in Na
Heather Fineisen
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sexy romp through a fictitious NFL team. Quinn and Natalie were college sweethearts until Quinn's alcoholic ways became too much for football and Natalie. Now he's making a comeback and Natalie is the writer assigned to the team. Sizzles and delivers on story line.

Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a funny and sad book that not only faces serious issues like addiction and divorce but also birth defects. All of the above seated neatly into a football romance
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This was an emotional book for me. It gives you a first hand view of what its like to not only acknowledge your addiction, the things you have to do fight that addiction, but to see yourself the way the world sees you.

Quinn Lowry is living that life. The life after coming clean to his family, his friends and his teammates. He's also looking for a second chance at the football career he threw away because of his addiction.

Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This is my first book by Liz Lincoln, so I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I had read a sample and it hooked me so here we are. The first 25% of the book was pretty good, the H/h have a compelling history and there's clearly still strong attraction there on both sides. I loved Quinn and his honesty and vulnerability. However, the 2nd 25% was basically a complete waste of time. It was like a prolonged continuation of the first 25%. The H/h are awkward around each other, are attracted and ...more
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Mary Jo – ☆☆☆☆
This was an emotional book for me. It gives you a firsthand view of what it’s like to not only acknowledge your addiction, the things you have to do to fight that addiction, but to see yourself the way the world sees you.

Quinn Lowry is living that life. The life after coming clean to his family, his friends, and his teammates. He's also looking for a second chance at the football ca
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
3.5 stars

Maybe someone was listening to me when I complained about the covers in this series. For the first two books, the models were put into extremely awkward looking poses. Amazing bodies, but so awkward. Finally, here’s a cover with a relaxed pose and an amazing body. Yay! It’s the little things that can make me happy.

This story was a slow starter for me. To be quite honest, I don’t know if that was the book’s fault or my fault. I started reading it the night before my son came to visit fro
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
I'm not much of a football fan (American football to clarify), hockey is more my jam, but I've definitely found the type of sexy adult romances that I am into -- Sports Romances! Home Field Advantage by Liz Lincoln is actually a third in a series, but you so totally can read these out of order. The couples in the other two books are mentioned and are side-characters in this story, but really this story is about a second chanc
Maybe if 2020 hadn't unfolded as it has with anti-Asian racism related to COVID fuelled by tRump labelling it the Chinese virus, anti-Black racism and police brutality and continued social injustice I would feel differently about this book. I wanted to like this as I did enjoy the first 2 books in the series and I do love a good second-chance romance but more than once, I thought about adding this to my DNF pile and here's why:

- Quinn is a football player making a comeback after having spent 2 y
Luisa Rivas
I love second chance stories, and if they’re matched with a sports romance, much better. Natalie and Quinn broke up eight years ago, and didn’t get any closure. Natalie just up and left, and next day sent a two sentence email breaking up with Quinn. Quinn went on to professional football and lost his career due to addictions, both pills and booze. Painfully, he clawed his way out of his addictions, trained hard to get into NFL conditions again, and found a team that took a chance on a recovering ...more
Smut Report
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Review also available at The Smut Report.

Heat Factor: Epic Sex Marathon kicks up the heat dramatically at the 60% mark.
Character Chemistry: They separately have identical parallel reactions to basically everything.
Plot: She broke his heart years ago. Now they have to work together.
Overall: Some pacing issues, but I was rooting for the protagonists.

After two years off the field and in recovery, Quinn is getting his second shot in the NFL. The only problem is that his college girlfriend, who bro
Danielle Cordsen
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Home Field Advantage
By: Liz Lincoln


Can old hurts be turned into Love again?

For two former loves that left so much pain and unanswered questions about what went wrong can they work together or tear each other apart?

I really enjoyed this book and it kept me engrossed throughout. I really loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other. This is a fun, hot, romantic must read book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Authors Blurb: For Milwaukee Drago
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Liz Lincoln is a new author to me and I was excited to read this sports romance. Quinn is a football player who is given a second chance to play in the NFL after he screwed up due to his addiction to alcohol. Natalie is a professional sports reporter and she finally has landed her dream job under the best female boss of her dreams so she thinks. Natalie is going to be following the Dragons exclusively and writing about the players and their lives and the games. Quinn just signed to the Dragons a ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A steamy and deeply emotional second chance romance, Home Field Advantage shows that no matter how much time passes, two people who are meant to be can never truly lose the bond they once shared. The story follows Quinn, an NFL player making his return to the sport after getting sober. As he makes his debut, he runs into the woman he once considered the love of his life. Natalie is a sports reporter and facing Quinn for the first time in 8 years brings a flood of memories back about the time the ...more
3.25 stars

I truly enjoyed reading the first 2 Milwaukee Dragon books, so I was excited to revisit the team with Ms. Lincoln's third installment. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with Natalie and Quinn's story the way I had hoped.

These two were college sweethearts until.... fast forward 8 years later and they find themselves back in each other's orbit. This was a set up that should have been a slam dunk of a book, but it felt like there was just a little too much going on for me to really appreci
Stacie R.
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Natalie hasn’t seen Quinn since she left in the middle of the night while they were dating in college. Not only did she leave him with no explanation in college, she also wrote a story on him that landed her the job she had been dreaming of, and also landed her on Quinn’s bad side. Now he’s being thrust back into her life, when he is trying to make it back into the NFL. They are forced to spend more time together than either wants or bargained for. After spending a lot of time together, thanks t ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

Three years ago, Natalie Griffith got the opportunity to work for her journalist idol by writing an expose piece on her ex-boyfriend's alcoholism. Natalie did her best to show the human side of her ex, Quinn Lowry, but he nevertheless lost his job as an NFL wide receiver. Now, the Milwaukee Dragons have hired Quinn and are giving him a second chance. Unfortunately for Natalie, the Dragons are the team she covers
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Liz has been concocting stories as long as she can remember, and from the beginning they involved two people falling in love.

When she's not writing, she spends her time rooting for the UW Badgers and the Green Bay Packers (or yearning for the return of football season), cross-stitching and embroidering sassy sayings or nerdy characters (Wonder Woman is her favorite), and drinking too much Diet Cok

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