The End Zone by L.J. Shen

The End Zone

Part of Team Player: A Sports Romance Anthology.Jolie Louis is a smart girl. She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea. He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of. Sadly, that’s also the reason she can’t stay away from him. Well, that and the fact that they’re roommates. Jolie is already straddlin...

Details The End Zone

TitleThe End Zone
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
GenreNovella, Sports and Games, Sports, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Reviews The End Zone

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    "All the girls he brings home (roughly twenty percent of the US female population) do moan and scream for an average of forty minutes." DNF at 25%I am so fresh out of fucks at this point. This book annoyed me faster than Speedy Gonzales can do his thing. This book, (if I had the power and the effort) would have a running mp3 track of Amy Winehouse singing "no, no, n.o" in the background. This book, to me was all the yikes in the world coming toge...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Best friends from the age of 10. Now seniors in college, Sage needs to prove to his best friend Jolie that they can be more than just each other’s best friend. So how?? be his fake girlfriend for their last semester of college before he gets drafted to the NFL. He wants to experience relationships at their finest with no one else besides the closest girl he’s ever had to him, the only girl he’s ever loved. So it’s best friends to fake lov...
  • Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
    4.5I first read The End Zone by L.J. Shen when it was previously released in the sports romance anthology, Team Player. I wrote a review for it at that time. Before I say anything else, I'm going to include it here. It was my first impression after all.  Full disclosure, L. J. Shen is like a unicorn to me. I love her work, and I'm convinced she has magical powers that allow her to write the most perfect asshole heroes in romance. Therefore, I be...
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE END ZONE: This was previously released last year as part of the Team Player Anthology but has recently been re-edited and has a spanking new epilogue added. In this we meet Jolie Louis and her best friend Sage Poirier PAST: It only took eight nights for her to summon up the courage to talk to him, to save him, and in that time it only took eight nights for her to give ...
  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    Favorite Author + Favorite Trope multiplied by novella sized sexiness = WIN WIN WIN!!!The End Zone is a sexy friends to lovers romance (with a dash of fake relationship yumminess) that’s sure to score with fans of Sports Romance and quick steamy reads. L.J. Shen brings her signature broody asshole hero game in this one. Add to that that Sage is sort of a douchebag and I never stood a chance! What the hell is wrong with me, right? Hi my name is ...
  • Paige
    The End Zone by LJ Shen 5 Stars! A novella that doesn’t feel like a novella is my kind of novella. Plus it was sexy, sweet and swoony. A best-friends to lovers story with the perfect combination of angst and sweet. Plus the newest version had an amazing extended epilogue that will light your Kindle on Fire. Plus it’s got an extended epilogue for another LJ Shen series and one of my all time favorite stories. Originally in the Team Player Anth...
  • Sophia Triad
    This is a wonderful 'friends to lovers story'. Very entertaining and without really much angst.The main characters are very young, in their early twenties.They will feel insecurities, they will make mistakes, they will be easy to be manipulated and this will result to misunderstandings. But true love always wins in the end.The book has two points of view by the two main characters: Sage Poirier i.e. Louisiana’s finest college quarterback and a ...
  • Elizabeth
    ★4.5★ "You're fucking everywhere." The End Zone is a Sports Romance with sizzling passion and endearing characters. Previously released in the sports romance anthology The Team Player, Ms. Shen offers a fantastic contemporary romance with the addition of a surprise extended epilogue. "You're in my heart and in my fingertips and on my fucking lips like a prayer." The End Zone by L.J. Shen features a smoking hot football player who is secretly ...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    We’re one entity. Whole and broken. Happy and sad. Lost and so unbelievably found.Jolie and Sage are best friends to lovers goals. Yes, Sage is a manwhore, but Jolie knows the good man under all the jerk. Their novella is quick and hot, with just enough angst to keep it interesting.The Vicious bonus content and the sneak peek at what’s to come from Shen was so so so good. I didn’t think I’d ever be this excited to go back to high school.
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    An electric toothbrush?? Really, wtf? That bit spoilt the book for me, I'm sorry!In all honesty, I prefered this story when it was part of the Team Player Anthology - but if you are looking for a short and sexy sports romance in the addictive style that we have all come to expect from LJ Shen, then you definitely need to pick this up. It was a lot of fun, but don't expect anything deep. 3.5 Stars
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤4 stars ❤I really enjoyed The End Zone, it was a lighthearted,sweet,steamy and quick read!Both characters were lovable and I liked the story a lot!This story was the perfect best friends to lovers! I loved the push and pull between Sage and Jolie, their connection was something else and you could feel the intensity between them!The prologue was one of my favorite parts in this story!I wish we could have more!Overall, it was a great read, you...
  • Michelle
    Luv Sage!!!This book is so good which I knew it would be. Come on its LJ Shen everyone of her books are amazing. I was looking forward to this book so much. Sage is just so amazing. Ye he's the cocky Manwhore football player. But where Jolie is concerned she is his everything. It just took him a lil time to realize that. But I have to say he is a very sexy strong alpha character and I luv him. I would luv a lil more of these two. Jolie is great a...
  • aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
    I read this book originally as part of the Team Player anthology and regardless of the time, my thoughts forThe End Zone was still the same... plus MORE because there's a lot more you'll get to read!Original Review: Holy Hell! Am I really reading a novella? Goodness! The book was packed with all things delicious! I tell you what, I have never been so happy I read LJ Shen's works. This woman and her writing is just FANTASTIC! End Zone is a friend'...
  • Jennifer
    You wanna know what this book is about? This book is about L.J. Shen making the Douchebag-Man-Whore her bitch. This book is exactly why I love L.J. Shen. Like Sara Ney, L.J.Shen can make me hate/love the douchebag. Sage is a Grade-A Douchebag-Man-Whore. He is the college quarterback, soon to be drafted, and can get anything he wants, including women. After a recent incident, he is lusting after his roommate, Jolie. He has never felt anything for ...
  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    Edited for the newly independent released version with extended epilogue.The extra epilogue that hints at her future project is HOT. AMAZING. A GIFT FROM THE GODS. Too much? It isn’t. Once you read it, you will understand. I CANNOT WAIT! Thank God she has more for us in 2018 or I’d be crying in the corner due to the waiting period. All I can say is get ready, because you don’t even know! This scene is about cause her fandom to combust! I sw...
  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    Re-read with the two extra epilogues: Best extended epilogues EVER !If you already read The End Zone while it was part of the Team Player Anthology, you still need to pick this one because the extra for Jolie &Sage’s story is absolutely hilarious!In a matter of pages, I’ve swoon, combusted and laughed so hard!The other extra epilogue is gonna drive you batshit crazy!! In a good way!I want to tell more but I can’t, I don’t want to give any...
  • Jemima
    First, let me just put it out there. I'd worship L.J. Shen if I could...I love love her books.I can't believe I'm saying this but I didn't really enjoy The End Zone as much I thought I would. It's not even the fact that this was a novella, I actually enjoyed the fast paced, almost an instant gratification of the's the characters that left me disappointed. Sage and Jolie, together? Fireworks... Sage and Jolie separately? A royal dud. It ...
  • Wendy ⏃: ✦●•CCBH Blogger•●✦
    4 STARS!The End Zone by L.J. Shen, previously published as part of the Team Player Anthology is still just as sweet and sexy with an added bonus making it one sweet treat!Jolie and Sage have been best friends since they were ten. Now they're grownups and roommates who find one another attractive. Sage is a known manwhore and Jolie fears she will not only lose her heart, but her best friend too if they cross that line. So when egotistical Sage pro...
  • Pick a Book
    English / Português4,5 "like forever" starsAnother book by L.J. Shen on my list. One more book of hers that I love. I think it's the fifth book I read from the author and I want to read a lot more. I didn't know that THE END ZONE was a novella, but even short it was so good!!!!The book tells the story of Sage and Jolie. Childhood friends who were living together in college time. This is a story about friends who discover that they actually are i...
  • Na Dine Bookaddict
    Review Update:"One pulls, the other pushes. One wants, the other gives. One loves, the other hurts."I've read this novella the first time in December when the Team Player anthology was published. I fell in love with it right after the first few pages. And I've re-read The End Zone now, because it will soon be published on its own. Again I fell in love with it. I felt everything all over again I felt the first time I read Jolie's and Sage's story....
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    This is my review for The End Zone when I read it in Team Player: A Sports Romance Anthology:The End Zone - L.J. Shen: 3.5 ★'sSage and Jolie met when they were ten years old and became best friends. Fast forward to college and that's still true although they don't actually run in the same crowds anymore. He asks her to become his roommate and then his fake girlfriend and they both fight their feelings. Sage is a bit of a horndog and that took a...
  • Serena
    Friends to lovers is one of my fave kinds of stories to read! And I ADORED Sage and Jolie's journey! I seriously couldn't get enough of these two! The chemistry between them was off the charts HOT! The banter had me in stitches! I could FEEL the tension between them! And Sage is ABSolutely freaking DELISH!! RAWR!!ANYWAY, I LOOOOVED this sexy, dirty little novella so much! I never wanted it to end! The epilogue was LIFE! Oh god...I'm still thinkin...
  • bookbruin
    Edited 3/23/18: Reread this baby today and love it just as much the second time around as I did the first!The End Zone previously appeared in the Team Player anthology, but is now releasing on it's own with an extended epilogue and an extra special bonus at the end! I loved getting more of Sage and Jolie! The extended epilogue was insanely juicy and fans of LJ Shen are going to LOSE THEIR MINDS when they read the bonus material!You don't want to ...
  • Sylvia
    Talk about cover love...whoa!Nothing wrong with indulging in a little bit of new adult smut to escape the drab world that is my reality.
  • ~Kristin~
    Read as part of the Team Player Anthology, this was one of the better stories.
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    Audio Review- I would like to start out that the narrators, both male and female, do a fabulous job telling the story!! Highly recommend listening!!The quarterback and the girl who has loved him forever. Sage and Jolie have known each other since they were 10 years old. A forever bond of friendship but romance would only ruin it. But years later, roommates in college and well, Sage has figured out that Jolie is not only his best friend but the gi...
  • Greta
    "You're in my heart and in my fingertips and on my fucking lips like a prayer." Well well well... this was SUPER HOT!!!! (and super sweet)Non sono mai stata una fan delle novelle, anzi, di solito le odio proprio. Le trovo inutili. Un centinaio di pagine buttate a caso su una storia dove succede tutto e subito. E non dico che qui non sia stato così, perchè è stato così anche qui, però la Shen ti regala certe scene che... dopo sei morta. Joli...
  • Jacqueline
    4.5This was an unexpected bonus. A little lighter than we usually enjoy from this author, this was a friends to lovers story where they've been besties forever. He's a college sports star, with plenty of female admirers.He's an alpha, deliciously so. He also has a filthy mouth. Please and thank you.I kind of wish it had been a full story, but there was plenty here for a novella.Right at the end is some bonus material, an extended epilogue for Vic...