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In the Grasp

(LA Wolves #1)

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He's football's hottest quarterback.
Jack Fuller, the most notoriously private player in the league, is at the top of his game, but his personal life leaves something to be desired.

She's the newest reporter for the LA Chronicle.
Paige O'Malley has worked her ass off for her career, and now she's just landed her dream job with the biggest paper on the west coast.

They broke
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Published December 3rd 2020 by Cadence Keys
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Vilma
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
I thought it was a sweet and steamy second chance romance, but as usual the damn miscommunication drags the whole story down. Ugh, I wanted to shout at Paige so many times to just go talk to Jack but nope, she did not. I am so tired of the miscommunication trope, why can't there be anything else than that??

Jack was really sweet and it was refreshing that the guy for once had no doubts whatsoever about what he wanted. And I loved his friends, Max and Will, and can't wait to read their books!
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Lenna  Wright-Berry
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great story, no other woman/man drama, no cheating. Neither one is in a relationship prior of them seeing each other for the first time. Both secondary characters help bring in more fun and in times the voice of reason. Max is Jacks assistant and best friend since college. Gina is Paige’s Betsy since college, and their friends both know the person’s history of the one that got away. Even Jacks teammate Will will have a voice of reason for Jack. This is here book 2 will also be in the making sinc ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
-Marie, ☆☆☆☆

Paige finally succeeded on landing her dream job as a reporter for a major newspaper. After relocating from Chicago to California things were falling into place for her. But there was always something missing.

Jack made it to the NFL and was the secretive player and every journalist wanted a piece of his secret personal life. He held on to that for as long as he could. Until he thought one very special reporter broke that trust and record.

Paige’s very first assignment was to uncover J
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Trish
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is first book in the LA Wolves series. This is a new to me author. I enjoyed this story and I can’t wait for book two to come out. I liked Jake and Paige’s story. It was steamy and entertaining. I really looking forward to Will and Gina are the story. I’d love to see Max get a story too oh and maybe Matt. Yep I’m only one book in and I’m already invested in the series.

Paige and Jack were best friend and feel in love with each other in high school. Unfortunately, Paige’s dad was transferred
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Jennifer Pierson
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
To know me is to know that I'm obsessed with football and I mean OBSESSED with it so weekends are my happy place. In the Grasp was about Jack, who fell in love with Paige when they were in high school, but broke it off by text. Yeah there were some circumstances where I could see why he did it, but I'll NEVER get past the text breakup because it's cowardly. I'm so glad that I grew up before cell phones because I would be in jail if some dude did that to me LOL. Nine years later, Jack is a profes ...more
Jean
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book one in The L.A. Wolves Series and it is Paige and Jack's story. Paige and Jack have history as they were high school sweethearts and when Jack broke up with her via a text message she was really devastated and hurt and now years later Paige has moved from Chicago to California to do her dream job as a reporter but when she is asked to get a story from Jack she has a decision to make. Jack is an NFL player and.has kept his private life a secret but then his trust is broken when the u ...more
Lori
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy sports romance books and this one did not disappoint. I liked both Jack and Paige, but I had a small issue with how Jack broke up with Paige 9 years ago. This issue was not even discussed by the characters until later in the book and even then it was glossed over. It didn’t seem realistic that Paige would start up a relationship again until resolving that issue first. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book and plan on reading more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book
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Overall - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat - 🔥🔥🔥

In the Grasp is the debut novel by indie author Cadence Keys. This is the first in her LA Wolves football series and is a second chance romance between Jack and Paige. Paige and Jack were childhood friends that began dating in high school, but when it came time to leave for college, they broke up. Both Jack and Paige have gone on for years, still harboring feelings for each other. When they end up in the same town for the first time in years, can they get a second chance
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the Grasp is a good read. Jack is a successful quarterback. He's a very private player and won't give the media any detail on his personal life. Paige is a writer for a newspaper. She has worked hard to get her dream job but her first assignment is to get a personal interview with Jack. Paige and Jack have a past. We get bits of their past in this one. There is always a prequel to this one and I didn't realize it so I didn't read it first but that has more about Jack and Paige's beginning. Ev ...more
Joyffree
Dec 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
Multiple times I wanted to yell at Paige.
Just talk to him!!! Ughhhh!!!
Thank goodness Gina had some sway, not that we didn't end up upside down for a bit anyway

Jack was pretty straight forward from the beginning. His romantic side was a total turn on and the scene where they first connected had me swooning and snickering. (That whole across the room thing though this wasn't a room though the concept was the same)
Poor Jack thought he was suffering side effects.
Max and Will are Jack's voice of re
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Kris Riley
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
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In the Grasp by Cadence Key is a cute and sweet second romance story. The main characters were just like people we know. Paige and Jack were high school sweethearts that ended. Fast forward 9 years later and Paige’s job throws them back into each others path. The story was honestly pretty much text book for how 90% of second chance love stories are written. A break up, time apart, fate leading them to one another, realizing the heat is still there, angst to drive them apart and of course the hap ...more
Monique Edenwood
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novel. I love second chance romances and this one didn't disappoint at all. Jack and Paige have been unable to forget each other since they broke up nine years ago. Jack's brooding over Paige was gorgeously swoon-worthy. Nine years later, they finally meet back up but both have some hurt, suspicion and trust issues to work through.
I loved the premise, the writing and the development of the relationship. There were some wonderfully steamy scenes and the side characters wer
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Wendy Livingstone
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first in a new series and is Jack and Paige’s story. These two were beast friends since they were 5-years old, and in love in high school. That is until Jack broke up with Paige via leaving her heartbroken. Now 9-years later Jack is a star NFL quarterback, and Paige has her dream job as a reporter for the LA Chronicle. When Paige is assigned to write an expose about Jack, will she be able to do it or will her feeling take priority. These two have both got trust issues, and the chemis ...more
Tanja OMGReads
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story really surprised me - I'm not even sure why because if there was one good thing in 2020 is my choices of new-to-me authors.

I absolutely loved Paige and Jack . They say first love is hard to forget and these two couldn't forget each other for almost a decade. I loved the easiness in how thier relationship picked up as if they were never apart. It broke my heart when he shut down but only to leef light again when he finally saw the light.

This was a great read and I cannot wait to see w
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Stacey Rankin
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this romance, a second chance at love for a couple destined to be together, from young live to forever love. This is a lovely story filled with drama, heartache, misunderstanding, manipulation, friendship, romance, love and a happy ever after. Well written, great characters with sizzling chemistry and a great sporty storyline. Cadence Keys is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more books by this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volu
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Samantha
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author thru Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my review. This is the second chance romance between Paige and Jack. They are both at the top of their game when they meet up. They have a past that did not end very well. Now that they realize the chemistry is still there, they will have to decide if they can get past old hurts. If they accomplish that, there are still a few roadblocks in the way of their happy future together.

I received a free copy of this book via Bo
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Esme Greiner
Paige is assigned to wring an expose on Jack, football's most private and hot quarterback. They also have a history since they high school sweethearts until he broke up with her. They both still have feelings for each other but neither one will make a move. Will they finally admit what they feel and give themselves a second chance?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Mulan
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an entertaining sports romance novel. I really liked Jack and Paige together, and their chemistry is undeniably steamy hot. They will have to figure through their past issues to get to their HEA. I did wish they touched more in-depth on the reasons why they broke up years ago as it would've added more to the story.

I received a free advanced review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my fair and honest opinion.
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Vinessa
Dec 31, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed ready about the growth in relationships.
Years ago they failed
The trials, the drama and the passion.
Choices need to be made.
The chemistry between the H and h is breathtaking.
Dreams are being destroyed.
The misunderstandings and wasted time.
Love is in the balance
So much has past over the couple in such a short time. The author really put an effort into this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book I've read written by Cadence Keys; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Sam Castell
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet, steamy, and swoon worthy

I’m a huge lover of sports romance. The chemistry and dialogue between Jack and Paige is evident from their first interaction. I ended up reading the last page with a smile and look forward to the second book of the series.

Recommend to all romance readers who have a love for second chance and sports romance troupes.
Geraldine Streit
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
The story is just ok. The main problem with it is the characters who are so insecure, that is annoying. Also, The storyline it’s not really original

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amanda
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Title: In the Grasp
REVIEW ☆☆☆☆
Jack and Paige were fire. Loved their story and the writing made me want to be a fly on the wall. Cadence wrote an amazing book

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
K F Hassall
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great debut novel!

Fast paced and sweet, this was a great debut for Cadence Keys. I was emotionally invested in the characters and look forward to her next book.
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Cadence Keys writes steamy contemporary sports romances about complex alpha males and the women who love them. She loves football, coffee, and watching Gilmore Girl marathons. She has been writing for almost a decade, but only recently got the gumption to really do something with her work. She looks forward to publishing many more novels, specifically her LA Wolves series.

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