Review: Out of Bounds

Review: Out of BoundsOut of Bounds by Lauren Blakely
Published by Bloomsbury Spark on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 150

FINAL DECISION:  This was an adequate if forgettable story. I didn’t find anything particularly exciting about the situation, the characters or the plot, but I didn’t hate the story.  I just probably won’t remember it in a week.

THE STORY:  Dani Page is the lawyer for a professional football team in Los Angeles.  Her job is to keep the players out of trouble.  She meets Drew Erickson who is quarterback for the team. While the two hit it off immediately, both are concerned that any relationship between them might interfere with their jobs. Dani doesn’t want to cause a scandal and Drew doesn’t want to remove his focus from the field.  Yet the chemistry between them is unquenchable.

OPINION:  I admit that I was a little disappointed in this novella.  I thought the setup was intriguing and I really love a good sports books, but this novella doesn’t really have anything to do with sports or the law.  Those are just window dressings for the plot keeping these two apart. In fact, my favorite part of the book is when these two meet on the beach for the first time.

I just didn’t feel the connection between the characters.  We are told over and over again that these two want one another, but I just didn’t see the connection other than sex between them. I wish the two had spent more time finding common ground between them.  The story was adequate enough, but it is very forgettable as the characters don’t have any intriguing characteristics that are memorable.

This one was just okay.

WORTH MENTIONING:  This book is told in alternating first person narratives.


STAR RATING: I give this book 2.5 stars.


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