Under the Bleachers by K.K. Allen – Amy’s Review


After reading Up In the Treehouse and discovering what an extremely talented writer K.K. Allen was I was more than prepared to dive into more of her work.



One kiss can change everything.

Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hottest NFL quarterback turns passionate, she fears that everything she once managed to protect will soon be destroyed.

Seattle’s most eligible bachelor, Zachary Ryan, is a workaholic by nature, an undercover entrepreneur, and passionate about the organizations he supports. He’s also addicted to Monica, the curvy brunette with a sassy mouth—and not just because she tastes like strawberries and chocolate. She’s as challenging as she is decadent, as witty as she is charming, and she’s the perfect distraction from the daily grind.

While Monica comes to a crossroads in her life, Zachary becomes an unavoidable obstacle, forcing her to stop hiding under the bleachers and confront the demons of her past. But as their connection grows stronger, she knows it only brings them closer to their end.

It’s time to let go.

To have a future, we must first deal with our pasts. But what if the two are connected?


When we met Monica and Zach in, Up In the Treehouse, they immediately called to me.  K.K. Allen gave us enough of them to keep me completely intrigued and aching to get their story.  I went into their book with high expectations, I had already seen what this author was capable of and I wanted that kind of story for Monica and Zach.  She did not disappoint, in fact she went beyond what I was hoping for.

This story did not go at all how I expected it too and I loved that about it.  There were twists and surprise that took me completely off guard.  There were these A-HA  moments where everything clicked into place and I wondered how I hadn’t pieced it all together on my own.  I loved that, not may books can keep me on my toes like this one did.

I really enjoyed how complex the characters were, there was nothing straight forward of cliche about them.  Truly original characters are hard to find, unless it seems if you’re reading a book by K.K. Allen.  I completely fell into the storyline as it broke down the characters walls and showed their growth throughout the entire book.

Again bullying was a huge part of this book and we saw it from all angles.  Victim and bully, parent and child, peers, and even friends.  Bullying comes in all forms and so many were addressed in this book.  It was very eye opening.

I have nothing but high praises for this book and am eager to see where K.K. Allen takes this series next.

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