**REVIEW** Play by Play by Kate Donovan
Former college football star Jake Dublin’s wildly popular sports blog also details his personal life. And lately it’s all about Sophie, the pretty young woman who just moved into his apartment building. His readers know her only as “Elevator Girl,” and they’re all rooting for Jake to score.
The blog posts and banter with his followers are all in good fun, and he fully intends to come clean with the woman he’s wooing and wowing. That is, until she confides that she grew up in a house full of jocks and even dated a few. Her verdict? Never again!
Jake knows he needs to confess. But somewhere along the line he fell in love with Sophie and can’t stand the thought of losing her. So he procrastinates, and blogs, and digs himself deeper into a hole, until it all leads to a showdown that’s so nail-biting, not even the best play-by-play guy could ever have seen it coming.
I enjoyed this book. It was like a short story. Had a mixture of what felt like journal (blog posts) along with the story. I enjoyed Jake. He was hot and covered in muscles. He had me laughing a few times. His posts were cute. I loved the way he wrote about Elevator Girl (EG) on his blog. Sophie (EG) was also cute and sweet. She was new to the building and met Jake in an elevator. Their first encounter that started the blogging about EG.
Not much to really say without giving the book away. I think the way they met was cute. The way it played out was pretty sweet but also felt rushed. I get that you have to get the relationship out before the story was over but saying he was going to propose by date 3 and telling her he loved her by date 4 (the dates were only on Saturday) had me thinking yeah right.. The way she was every time he said they needed to talk had me laughing. No girl in her right mind would do what she did when told by the guy she is dating that he has to tell her something. Needless to say that something bit him in the ass later on.
This was a quick read and despite the little things with the relationship, I really enjoyed it. The ending was sweet (even if I expected a little more fight between them when they saw each other again). The two were cute together and seemed to have a good chemistry. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a quick and smooth read with a few laughs.