Most Likely To Score – Lauren Blakely – Release day + Review + Giveaway


Most Likely To Score
– Lauren Blakely

Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult 
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I said it before but I’ll say it again : Lauren Blakely writes the best book boyfriends. Just before Most Likely To Score, I read The V Card and completely fell for Graham. And here I am, falling again, but this time for Jones. I’m telling you, nobody is ready for him. Be prepared to fall in love with this swoon-worthy hero who is – and Jillian says it better than me – “the most intoxicating mix of rough and tender“.

♥ The story 

Most Likely To Score : It should have been a simple play…
She needed a football player to step up and be the star for a charity calendar. I needed a sharp and savvy publicist to manage a brand-new sponsorship deal. I scratched her back. She scratched mine. And oh hell, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.
Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal, so it’s hands off for us once again. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her.

What’s a guy to do when he’s always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is just out of bounds?
I don’t date players.
And I definitely don’t sleep with players.
And I absolutely don’t fall for a certain player when I get to know him and learn he’s more than just sexy — he’s clever, funny and has a heart as big as his . .. well, you get my drift.
But my job is at stake, and I can’t afford to lose that as well as my heart. The problem is, I think I’ve already lost that game.
What’s a girl to do when the clock is running out, but the man she’s falling for is off limits?

 

♥ My review 

Most Likely To Score is the perfect read when you need something romantic, sweet and absolutely sexy.

You know that smile you can’t wipe off your face while reading that book you just can’t put down ? Well, this is that kind of read. From the very start, I loved the teasing between them, the bluntness and wit of Jones and how strong-spirited Jillian was. I appreciated how close they were to their family and Jillian‘s story was moving and adorable.

As the woman behind the lens shoots another photo with my favorite ball covering my favorite balls, Jillian doesn’t even spare me a glance.

Lauren Blakely is definitely on my auto-buy authors list. I know I can never go wrong with her books. One thing I love most about this author is how well she plays with words, her humor and flawless stories.

He gives my search bar quite a workout.

Jones and Jillian are both secretly attracted to each other but have different ways of dealing with it. While Jones tries to make her understand with innuendos, Jillian tries really hard to ignore him and make sure he never knows. As his publicist, she’s helping him rebuild his image so having an affair with him is definitely not a good idea.

Jones made me swoon with his flirting and humor. The thing about this character is that he doesn’t only have a pretty face, he’s also genuine and has a good heart. And when that perfect guy gets jealous you just lose it.

Take that, brainy boy. I’ve got a kitten and I’m not afraid to use it.

I speak a lot about Jones because he seriously blew me away with his perfection but I loved Jillian too. She was a great character. A hard-working, independent and respected woman. Totally badass as well! I could totally imagine her, making her way in the locker room, dressed in a sexy but professional way and totally earning respect from everyone because she knew her work and knew how to handle flirty football players. I loved that!

“If I could, I would date you. I would take you out. I would romance you.  I would do all the things I haven’t done before.

The romance is so refreshing. The connection so palpable. You can sense their attraction. Their chemistry is so obvious, even as friends. They’re both really positive people. They’re sweet, caring and so trusting. How their relationship evolves is amazing and so natural. You could feel their love in each word.

“There is a key in the side of your purse.” “Let yourself in. You’ll understand why.”

Also, get ready for really hot scenes. This was one sexy couple! If you’re familiar with this author’s work, you know you won’t be disappointed.

“I need you to know I’m a one-woman kind of guy.”

I don’t know how to express accurately how much I loved this story but I know this is a book I’m going to reread. Because they’re so much scenes I kept thinking about after I put down the book. I think you can tell by all the quotes. I’ve never quoted a book as much before (haha!). And that’s how you know a read has become a favorite of yours. When it leaves you wanting more and not willing to part with the beautiful characters.

Excerpt 

~JONES~

“Love it,” Christine says emphatically, her lips and that metal hoop in the bottom one the only parts of her face visible since the lens covers the rest. “How about a little tough-guy look now?”

Because tough guys hold footballs in front of their junk.

“This is my best badass pose,” I say, narrowing my eyes and staring at the camera like I’d stare at the secondary of the Miami Mavericks.

“Oh yes, more of that, right, Jillian?” Christine shouts to the other person here in the studio with us.

That person is Jillian, and she hasn’t looked my way since I strolled in here and dropped my drawers. Damn shame.

From her spot leaning against the far wall, the team publicist answers in a crisp, professional tone I know well. “Exactly. We love his tough-guy face.”

She doesn’t even look up from her phone.

I keep working it for Christine, doing my best to make sure my blue eyes will melt whoever is looking at the picture when the magazine hits newsstands and Internet browsers in another few weeks.

It’s an evergreen kind of issue, since the body edition is one of the most popular. Gee, I wonder why. I’ve no doubt this shot of me with a football for my skivvies will quickly surpass the previous most-searched-for image of yours truly—the game-winning catch I made in the end zone in the Super Bowl two years ago.

But, to be fair, there’s another shot of me that’s searched for maybe a tiny bit more. I like to pretend that shot doesn’t exist.

“The camera loves you,” Christine croons as the snap, snap, snap of the lens keeps the rhythm.

“The feeling is entirely mutual,” I say, pursing my lips in an over-the-top kiss.

Christine laughs. “You are my favorite ham in all of sports, Jones. That’ll be a perfect outtake for our website.”

“That’s a brilliant idea,” Jillian chimes in. “Make sure to send me a copy for social, please.”

“Absolutely,” Christine answers.

I sneak a peek at the dark-haired woman by the wall, that silky curtain of sleekness framing her face as she smiles a bright, buoyant, outgoing grin at the photographer then drops her head back down.

Damn.

Jillian Moore is one tough nut to crack.

I’m nearly naked in front of her, and she hasn’t once looked my way.

As the woman behind the lens shoots another photo with my favorite ball covering my favorite balls, Jillian doesn’t even spare another glance.

I’m going to need a whole new playbook to get this woman’s attention.

As you’d have guessed by my rating and review, I recommend this read 100%. Check out the links below to one-click and there’s also a giveaway at the end of the article 🙂

Love,
L. Xx

More about Most Likely To Score :

It’s a sexy, standalone forbidden romance about a sports star and the woman who’s off limits. And it is written in dual POV.

If you haven’t read it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. I’m really grateful to have received an ARC and I thank Lauren Blakely and InkSlingerPR again for it. But I’m telling you, I loved it so much I’m certain to buy the audio now 🙂

♥ ♥ ♥ To purchase it, the links are below, lovely bookworms ♥ ♥ ♥

Amazon ♥ Amazon UK ♥ Amazon AUS ♥ Amazon CAN ♥ Audible 

♥ iBooks ♥ iBooks UK ♥ B&N ♥ Kobo ♥ Amazon PB ♥ Google Play


♥ The audiobook is narrated by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt! ♥
♥ Audio on Amazon http://amzn.to/2AA78cG
♥ Audible http://adbl.co/2B6axB5


You can also add it to Goodreads here!

Other book by Lauren Blakely

Most Valuable Playboy is on sale : go get it now!

Don’t miss the first sizzling standalone sports romance from Lauren Blakely, MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, now on sale for the first time! Get your copy for $2.99 for a limited time only!

Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.

Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the MOST LIKELY TO SCORE charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.

Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.

She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.

How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?

MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!

Amazon ♥ Amazon UK ♥ Audible ♥ Audio on Amazon 

♥ iBooks ♥ B&N ♥ Kobo ♥ Amazon PB ♥ Google Play 

♥ ♥ ♥ Giveaway ♥ ♥ ♥ 

✮✮✮ Enter to win this amazing MOST LIKELY TO SCORE GIVEAWAY! ✮✮✮

Lauren’s MOST LIKELY TO SCORE Girls Day Out Package! This bundle is valued at $398.00 and includes a Cherry Red Kate Spade Purse ($298 value) and a $100 Gift Card to Your Favorite Store to go Shopping!

https://laurenblakely.com/likely-score-giveaway/

More about Lauren Blakely

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In March she’ll release WANDERLUST, a breathtaking new romance that will sweep you away. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter

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