Hail Mary by Julianna Marley-Cassie’s Review


Why I Read It

I love sports romance.

What I Rated It

4 stars

What It’s About

He’s football’s poster boy with one thing on his mind. Well, perhaps two things, but Shay Cunningham’s outstanding football career and contract negotiations take precedent over everything else. Even women. Living life to the extreme, Shay’s past indiscretions continue to fuel his lifestyle. And that’s just how he likes it.

Whitney Scott is broke, anxious and afraid. After an unexpected break up with her newborn baby’s father, her life is a mess. Down on her luck, she’s working hard to solidify her-and her baby’s-future. One uncertain step at a time.

When an emergency thrusts Shay and Whitney together will one heavy dose of uncertainty push them apart? Or will they be willing to make a Hail Mary pass with their hearts-trusting that the other one will catch it?

Cassie’s Review 

First, I want to say I was a little surprised that this was the authors first book. It really did not show and for that I automatically have tons of respect for her. Second, she won me over despite it not being a first person POV.

I love football. And I love reading about football, but often times I find myself grinding my teeth a bit with explanations or how the author sets up the league the character(s) are in. Not this time. With nods to my favorite college team and details in which she used when inside Shay’s head during games and practices, I can say that she definitely has done her research or knows her football.

The characters a realistic, quirky, and downright loveable (well most of them, some are meant to need a kick in their parts). The beginning was an unprecedented start to a sports romance. Shay definitely had me swooning. Whitney definitely is someone I would want to hang out with and little Quinn adds just the right amount of cute to the story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves sports romance. It is a pretty light and fun read as long as you like third person narrative.


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