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Title: False 9
Author: Megan Erickson
Release Date: Feb 4, 2019
Blurb: A mouthy soccer stud virgin meets the secretive new girl on campus…
The last time I got laid was… oh right. Never. The only game I have is on the soccer field, where I mostly exist to make my teammates look good. I don’t get the glory or the girl, and in true Lavin Saint fashion, the first impression I make to the gorgeous new girl on campus is chair-crashingly, soul-crushingly bad.
Bianca Santos seems undeterred and even intrigued by my inability to form coherent sentences around her, which is why it sucks when I find out she’s my coach’s niece. Off limits.
Except Bianca doesn’t listen to that memo, and the more she focuses on me with those beautiful brown eyes, the less I care about the real possibility of being relegated to the bench. So when I find out she’s hiding something that’s threatening her, I’m done playing passive defense. I’m on the offensive now, no matter the risk–my sport, my sanity, or my life.
This time, I’m getting the glory. And the girl.
False 9 is a standalone romantic comedy with some sports, a bit of action, and a whole lot of sarcasm. Prepare for a little bit of OTT ridiculousness. HEA and no cliffhanger.
*****4.5 Star Review*****
So what did I love about this book??? Lavin!!! This book is just so stinkin’ cute!! Lavin is an extreme quirky, cornball of a sweetheart. He’s the kind of guy moms would love for their daughters. He is so incredibly different from the typical college athletic hero. He struggles a bit with insecurity, but it’s not to the point of being annoying. He grew up in an untraditional home, but it was full of love. There are just so many aspects of Lavin that are different than what you usually expect. Then there’s the fact that most of the book is from his first- person POV.
Bianca is adventurous and smart. She’s beautiful in the kind of way that catches every eye, but she doesn’t at all come off as conceited or thinking she’s better than anyone. She’s new to their school and draws a bit of attention, but she’s not wanting any of it. She’s looking to experience all the fun things about college, but guys aren’t part of her plan. She wasn’t expecting someone as incredibly sweet and sincere as Lavin.
This book is quick paced and fun. You can expect loads of laughs, especially where Lavin is concerned. This is just such a sweet romantic comedy. But, there is a bit of mystery, which leads to a little bit of thriller-type material. The plot isn’t too simple and keeps you flipping the pages! I so enjoyed this one!!!