The Love Playbook
Lucas Black just transferred to Hillside with a fake name and a big secret. The MVP of ...more
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The love playbook is a romance with a difference. Both characters are broken but the fix is anything but straightforward. This is a story of moving on. Changing to ...more
Lucas was just trying to lie low after being run out of his last school. He shouldn't have been playing ball, but he just needed that small part of himself to help ease the pain of all he lost. He just never expected someone like Avery would waltz ...more
Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports
Third Person, dual-POV
This is a standalone book with HEA.
He'd lost his place at college, lost all his football ability, lost his ability to speak to girls, lost his car-okay, just its wheels, but still-lost his home, lost his friends, lost his iPhone, lost his MacBook Pro, and his mom had lost her job.
Addictiveness:5/5This was an easy read with lovable characters and a plot that kept me interested until the end.It was a cute, fun read. As...more
I loved both Avery and Lucas, I found myself constantly wanting to mother them (which is new for me) especially Avery I can't imagine losing a parent ...more
The Love Playbook was a sweet and fun read! Lucas has transferred to Hillside High School. Football is his passion, but after he got caught taking expensive gifts from a university, he is banned from ever playing again. He decides to fly under the radar by playing for a small town football team where he won't get noticed. However, all of a sudden, he can't seem to catch the ball!
Avery, the coache's daughter, agrees to help Lucas improve his game. She overheard a secret conversation ...more
not gonna lie, the beginning was a bit slow but it picked up pretty quickly.
the synopsis for this book was pretty straight forward but i was not expecting so much secrecy! it had me at the edge of my seat waiting for the ball to drop (HA!).
avery and lucas were so oblivious it was frustrating. gotta love insta love stories that ...more
I've just finished this sweet book. Lucas and Avery will melt your heart.
After being on the spotlight for an scandal, Lucas and his mom move to a small town.
And there, he meets Avery, the football coach's daughter.
Both of them have secrets. And the more they keep them, the more their dreams are in danger.
It's a story very easy to read. ...more
This review is going to be short and (probably not) sweet as I didn’t like The Love Playbook by Suze Winegardner and won’t belabor the point.
It’s very rare that I don’t enjoy an Entangled Crush novel. While they might not have the depth of Sarah Dessen YA novels, they can be relied on to entertain. Sometimes that’s all you want and need.
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Avery is still struggling with the death of her month a year after it happened with the help of her brother and her father who happens to be the football coach at the local high school. The only way she can cope is with the help of her daily planner that has her every move written down from when she wakes up and until she ...more
Avery is a real sweetheart, wanting to both help her Dad and Lucas. Lucas has a bad news bears background but with her love and kindness, I kept hoping it would make a big difference in his life going forward.
Loads of angst and drama but some of that comes from ...more
Lucas Black and his mom had moved to Hillside to start over where nobody knew who he was when the college that had been giving him money on the side while he was high school was caught and given a large fine. Avery Stone needed to help Lucas improve his game so the team would make the playoff and save her dad’s job so they wouldn’t have to move. Avery was still trying to deal with the sudden death of her mom by planning almost every second of the day and she ...more
Lucas and Avery are both dealing with a lot. For Lucas it is huge changes in his and his mother's lives after everything fell apart. For Avery it is the death of her mother and knowing her father might lose his job as the head coach of the high school football team.
The characters and story were interesting and kept my attention. I think having dual POV here was important because of what Lucas and Avery were both struggling with. The ...more
I did find myself loving the side characters. I would love to see Lexi get her own book, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be happy with it. I don't want to give too much away, so go pick up this book ...more
I have to say I honestly really enjoyed this book.
The whole storyline totally drew me in.
Avery and Lucas were really relatable characters who were going through a lot and helped each other.
The romance was amazing and at the start it felt very insta lovey but it grew and developed beautifully.
The writing was witty and hilarious at times I really enjoyed it.
Overall an amazing book that shows the power of ...more
It was fast paced and I really liked all of the characters in it and how everybody seemed to look out for each other in the small town. I liked Avery’s twin, Colin. I liked how loyal they were to each other. I wasn’t a fan of all of the secrets Lucas was keeping from everybody, but I liked how ...more
Lucas messed up. Big time. He changed his life and his mother's... and not for the better. Now he's halfway across the state trying all over again. But lessons learned don't come easy, and Lucas has more learning to do.
Avery is struggling. She lives by her planner. Life is mapped out in 10 minutes increments. Anything else is too much...especially a hunky player in need of help with his game.
Sweet and ...more
The plot for this book is interesting. The idea of a young woman doing what it takes to help her father, the football coach, out is a classic. The storyline shows promise but I didn’t connect to any of the characters. I didn’t feel any depth from them, so it made it hard for me to read most of this book even though the plot is exciting.
Thank you for the copy.
Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was technically my first sports romance and while I didn’t fully know what to expect, I really enjoyed it and definitely want to read more of them.
That being said, this was definitely more than just a sports romance. It was a story about second chances and forgiveness. The ultimate outcome wasn’t about football or scholarships but accepting what has been and learning to move on ...more
Thank you Netgalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.