Review Blast| Trying to Score – Kendall Ryan

After reading and really enjoying Playing for Keeps and All the Way, I knew I needed Trying to Score in my life. This is the third book in the Hot Jocks series and I was excited to dive in. Did I love it just as much as the first two? Keep reading to find out!

Also a big thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review!

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive … Double check.

Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn’t have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He’s a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She’s a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy!

 Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you!

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The fun thing about this series is that they can be read as standalones, but if you’ve read the previous books, you get the joy of already meeting some of the characters and seeing how the ones you’ve already come to love are doing. Kendall Ryan does a great job with that. I loved Teddy and Sara, but really appreciated seeing the characters from the first two books. That definitely put a smile on my face.

Teddy and Sara have more of a history than they’re willing to let on, but it’s definitely coming back to haunt them. Making a sex tape is risky, especially when you’re famous. When someone gets their hands on the file and starts blackmailing Teddy, things get complicated. Teddy and Sara haven’t been close in years, but now they have to revisit their past and try to solve things before it leaks.

I really enjoyed Sara and Teddy. They’re both very ambitious and their careers are going where they want them to. Sara doesn’t want their friends to know, but the team needs them to work together to make everyone think they’ve always been a thing to minimalize the possible damage of the tape. Fake dating is one of my favorite tropes and this book made it a lot of fun. Even though they weren’t actually dating their chemistry was off the charts and I smiled a lot while reading their adventures.

Due to how they end up getting close again, I honestly expected more drama in this book. It’s not really a bad thing, because a book doesn’t always need a lot of angst. Except there was kind of a build up without the big explosion I was expecting. It makes me wonder if certain things were really needed in this story!

All in all, Trying to Score was a really fun book. I got everything I’ve come to love from Kendall Ryan: amazing characters, humor, steamy moments, laugh out loud moments and being sad when a book ends. She always makes me love her characters and I can’t wait to read the next book!

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Trying to Score was another fast and fun read! I will definitely always be a fan of sports romances. Have you read any good ones lately? Let me know in the comments! I can never have enough.

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