Fumbled Love; Whatever it Takes
Publication Date: December 8, 2022
Genre/Tropes: Sports/Surprise Pregnancy Romance
Author: S. Jones
Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars
Fumbled Love is a fast paced, mistaken identity romance.
When Kinley isn’t recognized by Maverick as they are catching the same flight home for the holidays she feels mortified. Even though Maverick is the same boy who not only grew up in the same town as her, but is also the older brother of her hometown best friend.
Needless to say, this only adds to the dumpster fire where she left her shame when she was dealing with the airport clerk who told her she wasn’t making it home for Thanksgiving due to overbooking. To compound the humiliation, Kinley takes the mistaken identity a step further when she offers up a fake name when Maverick hits on her which leads to a one-night stand.
Never in her wildest dreams did Kinley expect to have that one night, much less for that one night to end up with a positive pregnancy test. Heading home for Christmas takes on a whole new meaning when she not only has to face Maverick again and explain she’s not really a stranger, but a girl who grew up right under his nose and oh, by the way…giving him a whopper of a Christmas present.
This book went from fumbled feelings, into a sort of insta love. While this book was sweet, it didn’t dive into a lot of emotional depth. However for my own personal reading, it was a nice break from some of the dark books I dive into. A 4.5 read overall.
🏈Publicly fighting with a man for an oversold airline seat—Embarrassing!
🏈Realizing he was the famous quarterback for the Atlanta Arrows—Awkward
🏈Knowing he was your friend’s older brother and teenage crush but didn’t recognize you—Humiliating.
When I stormed out of the airport after throwing a temper tantrum, I never expected to cross paths with him again. All I wanted to do was put the night behind me and enjoy a strong martini.
The last thing I expected was for him to waltz into the bar and offer me a night I couldn’t refuse.
I had every opportunity to tell him who I was. Instead, I lied and followed my heart– okay, that was a lie too. It was pure lust and maybe a little revenge that had me following him out the door.
Now, we’re flying back and forth between Atlanta and New York. And the more time we spend together, the harder I fall.
Until news of our relationship gets blasted all over the internet.
I guess it’s true what they say, you can’t believe everything you read online, or can you? I’m not sure anymore.
Now I’m wondering if I should have left my heart on the sidelines where it belonged instead of trusting him to keep it safe, especially since the news of our relationship isn’t the only thing about to be exposed.