Intercepted by Alexa Martin


Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own...Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There's just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new...

Details Intercepted

Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreRomance, Adult, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Intercepted

  • Val...Shameless.Skanky.B*tchy.
    3.75 - 4 StarsThis is Alexa Martin's debut novel and what a debut it is. I really enjoyed her writing style, her characters, and her sense of humor.I'm not going to rehash the blurb or story line at length; however, the main character (Marlee) is a longtime NFL girlfriend in a sea of NFL wives and, because Martin herself is a former NFL wife (her husband is retired), I felt like we were getting a backstage pass to one of those players' wives TV s...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤4-4,5 stars❤I loved it,it was so good!It has drama,it was fun and the romance was cute!Such a nice surprise from a new author to me!I have to admit from the moment I read the synopsis I couldn't wait to read it!Gavin is the perfect hero, protective,swoon worthy and sexy!Marlee is fantastic, I liked her, she is so funny!I could easily relate with her!I loved that she is so down to earth and not like the other girls!I love the relationship bet...
  • Katie B
    Don't you just hate it when you are dating a professional football player and then a guy you had a one-night stand years ago joins the team? Totally awkward.This was a fun sports romance with a main character, Marlee, who was easy to like. Humor was used well throughout the book although I thought hashtags were used a few too many times. I preferred the first half of the book over the second as it felt like the story was being dragged on just for...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Alexa Martin's debut novel, Intercepted, is a scrumptious, addictive sports romance that follows Marlee, the former girlfriend of an NFL receiver, and her steamy second chance at love with the team's new QB, Gavin Pope... and let me just tell you, I WAS HERE FOR ALL OF OF IT. This unputdownable story is sexy and steamy and so damn good, I can't even believe this was a debut. Intercepted is lush with romance and rich with humor, but it's also a ju...
  • Stacee
    I loved this synopsis so I was able to overlook the cartoon-y cover and dive in.I really liked Marlee and Gavin. Her inner monologue is hilarious {excluding the excessive use of hashtags because that was annoying af} and he was so genuine. I enjoyed their banter and the seemingly normal {under the circumstances} growth of their relationship.Plot wise, it moved decently. There are a few rough patches that revolved around her wanting to stand up fo...
  • nick
    I've been dying to read Intercepted ever since I heard about it from a good friend. With its biracial heroine and its enticing plot surrounding the NFL, I knew that it would be just the perfect read for me. When a copy that I begged for (thank you, Berkley!!) showed up on my doorstep (and fought UPS for!), I immediately abandoned real life and started reading. What a ride it was! There's so much I want to discuss in my review for Intercepted, but...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    What a wonderful debut!! I had so much fun reading INTERCEPTED. I adored the heroine – Marlee is hilarious, down-to-earth, and so lovable. She and Gavin had great chemistry together. I loved that this was a different take on sports romance, that was get more of a behind-the-scenes thing from the POV of an SO of a famous athlete. I highly recommend this one for sports romance fans who are looking for something fun and lighthearted!Full review ...
  • Hollis
    This debut sports romance has been on my radar for a while now and while there were parts I wasn't too fond of, and others that were overblown, INTERCEPTED on a whole did not disappoint."Playing nice while Power Trip Barbie threw her jabs stole my appetite."Marlee has been with Chris, wide receiver of the Denver Mustangs, for ten years. She's put up with the catty, racist, behaviour of the other players' wives. She's put up with a rocky start in ...
  • TheBibliotheque
    This book was pure and joyous romcom and exactly how I envision reading the script of one of these romantic comedies from a few years ago: heavy on the comedy and the sass.This is Alexa Martin's debut novel, bringing into the spotlight an unexplored side of sports romance: all the wifey drama. Or basically, the b*tchiness between all the players' wives and significant others, being the female lead, Marlee, the only one ringless in the first place...
  • Sophia
    Football practices going on down at the end of the street, tail-gate party recipes showing up around me, and oh yes, I was in the mood to dive into a football sports romance by a debut author.Intercepted is the first in a series and I was all sorts of curious to crack it open knowing the book was written by a gal who is very familiar with the pro-football world. I found her writing style was a good fit and enjoyed the sassy and modern that crept ...
  • Marla
    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were a lot of fun. Marlee may be little (5'2") but she was big in mouth. She didn't like confrontation but when someone went after her best friend or her man, she did not back down, even if it caused a fight to break out in the stands. There are always bitchy women who instead of supporting other women, they are jealous and try to knock those women down. That is how I saw the Mustangs wives. I'm sure the...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    ★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★A great debut from new author Alexa Martin - I really enjoyed this one!Marlee has been with her NFL boyfriend for a long time, she is a seasoned WAG (Wives and Girlfriends) who knows how things work. She has weekly lunches with the bitchy wives who look down on her for only being a long-term girlfriend, but she holds her own and only really stays involved because she loves to help out with the charity aspects of the W...
  • Sahitya
    WOWWW…. This book was sooo much fun to read !!!! I went in expecting a sexy romance with some gossip on the side but this was full on chick lit drama and I was thoroughly entertained. Also, the author mentions in the note that she is an NFL wife, so I was really surprised to see some of the WAGs in the story and I really hope the author didn’t have to deal with so much bitchiness and drama during her time.Marlee is an awesome protagonist to r...
  • Polly
    What a refreshing read!! I never (ever) read debut authors because I'm so picky but saw a friend's review and I was curious. Firstly, football is my religion. So when I saw that it was a football book and was written by a real life football wife, I settled in and was ready to enjoy the scoop! The author did a great job at mixing in romance and sports. As a sports lover that is always important to me. I hate when I read a sports book and the autho...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Review to come. :)
  • Ari
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***ARC received for an honest review***"'You just complimented me while yelling at me. Now I don't know if we're still fighting or if I get to kiss you yet."I'm vacillating between a 4 and 5 star read. For now we're gonna leave it at 5. I'll adjust in the future if it's necessary.I felt the writing style was different than anything I've read. Fun without being over the top. And the problems felt like real problems - a little zany but realisticall...
  • Sami
    Super cute! Loved Marlee!! Review to come!
  • Natalie
    This was one of my most anticipated reads and I was so thrilled to get an ARC of this. I really liked this debut. Having the entire POV be from Marlee was a good choice! She's hilarious. My fave thing were her hashtags. They were spot on and had me laughing. Marlee had a great voice!Ugh Chris was just the wooorst. I wanted to slap him multiple times! Like who knocks over a cake, accidentally or not, in anger and just acts like they didnt and leav...
  • Adele Buck
    I. Fucking. Loved this book. A heroine who is finding herself. A hero who you'd think would be an alphahole and ISN'T. AND...(view spoiler)[When he flirts with alphahole-dom, she sends him on his merry way and SHE MAKES A LIFE FOR HERSELF. (hide spoiler)]I just...this book is fun. And light. And also solid in terms of women drawing boundaries and having each others' backs. I was given an Advanced Reader's Copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Meredith
    I was lucky enough to work with Alexa in PitchWars when she crafted this amazing book! The voice is so lively. Marlee is the funny heroine we need and Gavin the irresistible quarterback. You want to read this one!!!
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Intercepted is a solid sports romance debut from an author I’ll be keeping an eye out for moving forward. Seriously. The writing, for the most part, was smart and snappy. The characters were multi-dimensional and likable. And the story hooked me immediately and kept me on the line with it for pretty much the entire thing. Marlee is my favorite type of heroine: smart, strong, and sassy. She took a few blows throughout the course of the book, but...
  • Kim
    I will forever be grateful to Alexa Martin for snapping my week-long book/bookstagram/blogging slump, which I'm now referring to as the Great Slump of Late Summer 2018. Intercepted was one of my most highly anticipated releases of the year and it exceeded my expectations. I loved Marlee. She was hilarious and had me literally LOLing. Gavin was sexy and swoony and, well, who doesn't love a sweet and devoted quarterback? Totally loved this one and ...
  • Estelle
    4.5 stars.This was *so* much fun. Marlee is a character you can totally picture yourself being friends with and when she’s at the center of some Mean Girls behavior, you are rooting for her. I loved Gavin, their chemistry is fierce, and Martin handles the challenges in their relationship very thoughtfully. I can’t wait for everyone to read this!
  • Nicole
    5 stars! Perfect summertime read! Hysterical, cute and quick read. The main character had me laughing throughout the whole book, love her! I loved that the book showed she was strong and independent, working on building her career and not just solely dependent on the relationship. If you love reality tv shows this is the book form! From the catty NFL wives club to the swoon worthy romance! #AMustReadThanks Penguin for the ARC!
  • Amy
    Ugh. There was so much girl hate in this book, it was a chore to get through. I'm so tired of reading books where every single female character who isn't the main character or one of her friends is characterized as being a huge bitch for literally no reason. The main character in this book spent so much time going off on pseudo-feminist rants and still managed to hate every girl she came in contact with. Obviously, in real life not all women are ...