Roughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners, #1) by Eden Butler

Roughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners, #1)

Reese Noble chased this dream for a decade.Now it was here.The NFL.A pro career.All eyes on the league’s new kicker.Millions of people expecting her to fail.But Reese wasn’t a novelty and the spot she landed on the New Orleans Steamers was one she planned to keep.With her teammates giving her hell and the world doubting her every move, Reese will have to fight harder than anyone else to make her dream a reality. Even if that means following t...

Details Roughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners, #1)

TitleRoughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners, #1)
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherEden Butler
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Romance

Reviews Roughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners, #1)

  • Snow
    4 ' roughing the kicker' stars She was a woman playing in a men’s sport. And this quote shows my admiration towards the very subject.I loved that aspect of the story, it was plausible, credible and inspiring...This is also a second chance romance and yeah, with the span of a 10 years distance between the main characters kinda left no extra place for me to develop that 'feel' of their connection...I loved segments of their re-connecting, start...
  • Tia Louise
    Intense, emotional, SEXY, and so satisfying... Eden Butler scores a touchdown with Roughing the Kicker!The writing is flawless, taking you right inside the world of professional football and the heart of a female kicker shoved face to face with the man from her past, the quarterback, the captain of the team... shivers...Their past is one of misunderstandings, anger, and loss. It's heartbreaking and so, so good.Reese and Ryder's connection is inte...
  • Brenda Rothert
    So. Damn. Sexy. This slow-burn second-chance romance hooked me from the first page. Reese is tough and tenacious and I found myself pulling for her in every possible way. Strong heroine? There are none stronger than this one. Ryder is brooding, but we find out there's more to it than that as the story unfolds. He's sexy af, too!Highly recommended to fans of football romance, and this one has a phenomenal girl-power spin I adored.
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    New to me author Eden Butler really caught my attention with the blurb to Roughing the Kicker. I thought it would interesting and fun to read about a female football player. God knows I love reading about strong, willful woman and thought this may give me what I love. What I didn't expect was to absolutely loath her leading man. Ryder Glenn needed an attitude check right from the beginning of this story and it was wonderful watching Reese give hi...
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    Eden Butler is such an intense writer, she truly makes you emotional with the stories and characters she creates. Roughing the Kicker was a great read, Reese and Ryder's story was full of soo much angst and emotions that you could not put the book down, like I literally read this book through the night...Forget sleeping because I needed to know how it ends!Reese is the first female placekicker in the NFL, who happens to be in the same team as her...
  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    -Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I loved this book! It was more technical, football wise, but I loved that because of my love for football. The only thing I didn’t like was that there wasn’t very much romance. This story kept me intrigued, wondering about Reece and Ryder’s past. Why were they so good together, yet not? Reece is the first woman to be placed on a professional football team and she’s paving the way for other women. She has to deal wit...
  • Jennifer Holt
    I was able to get an early preview of this book and I could not put it down. Y’all....this book has sweaty football players, kick ass strong ass women, Nola and romance. And I heard there’s going to be more stories in this series....(cheering loudly!). Even Butler aka Author Goddess has done it again. I <3 this one!!
  • Michal Inbar
    This was supposed to be five stars read for me I love this author writing style and this book had a lot of potential but honestly, the hero had a girlfriend he didn't love nor respect until 92% of the story. Of course she was painted as a gold digger and a bimbo and it didn't matter that the hero did nothing to end their relationship but he did kissed the heroine and spend majority of the story been grumpy angry and jealous to her regardless of t...
  • Rebecca
    You would think that because I’ve read so many of Eden Butler’s books that I would be used to the angsty scenes and emotional upheavals that drive her storylines, but each and every time I enter one of Butler’s stories, I find myself overwhelmed by the characters’ struggles…by their inability to let go of the past and focus on the present…by the positive and negative feelings that push not only the characters but the plot as well as t...
  • Stephanie
    Roughing the Kicker is book #1 in the Saints and Sinners series, which, is a spin-off of the Thin Love series. It can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. Eden Butler has a talent of taking your heart and ripping it out of your chest for a while and then she puts it all back together. Although sometimes it may take a book or two… Roughing the Kicker has it all. Drama, angst, sports and breaking barriers. Reese Nobel is the newly signed, first e...
  • Kylee
    Roughing The Kicker is the first book in this new series by Eden Butler and will have you craving every book coming for the Saints and Sinners series. This first book is a second chance romance and one that will have your heart in your throat on more than one occasion. Reece and Ryder’s story is one of loss, heartbreak and misplaced anger. As these two are thrown back together as team mates, pasts will have to be faced, pain will need to be con...
  • Serena
    This second chance romance has everything! It will pull at your heart in every way. Took me back and had me remembering my first Love. Reese and Ryder loved each other something fierce, but like always something life altering happened... Now a decade later she's making history! The first female placekicker in the NFL has more to worry about that making a name for herself and helping pave the way for othwr women. She has to try to keep her past em...
  • Rose
    I loved this book!!! The premise, in my opinion, isn't that far out of the realm of possibility in the near future! This book combined two tropes I really enjoy, sports romance and second chance love.Reese is my new heroine. She is the first female kicker in the NFL. She's worked hard to make it so far and she's not going to let anything keep her from succeeding, not even the love of her life, former boyfriend and current QB for the NO Steamboats...
  • Krista Ricchi
    I love sport romances and was so excited that this amazing book focused mainly on a female kicker. You never see a book about a female lead playing football now that is genius. I love Eden's writing style she packs in the right amount of anst and romance to keep you on your toes. This book was about so much more than football. It takes you on an emotional journey of forgiveness and love. The characters were all so easy to fall in love with and I ...
  • Three Chicks
    Review by Lisa KaneI really liked this one. I love a sports romance and I adore a second chance at love-so combine them-Score!Ryder is one tough nut to crack, but has never really gotten over Reese. Reese is the NFL's first and only female kicker so she has a target on her back. Ryder is the star quarterback and captain of the team, but he is so hung up on something that happened between them ten years ago that he just can't hide his distain. Lot...
  • Jennifer
    Wow!! I love this second chance romance!! It's great that some of Eden's earlier Thin Love characters make an appearance, think Kona! Reese is the first woman to play on an NFL team. She is the best place kicker out there, but when she ends up on the same team as her ex, Ryder, the complications keep piling up. The chemistry is still there, but at the forefront is the simmering anger they have kept inside for the last 10 years. They need to talk ...
  • Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
    I really enjoyed Reese and Ryder’s story. A story of two people who seem in every way to be meant for each other until a traumatic event tears them apart. Reese is a strong heroine, a good role model and a character that it is easy to like and root for. Ryder, it took some time for me to warm up to. I sort of wanted someone to “placekick” him and knock some sense into him! He held a grudge for a VERY long time for something that was no one...
  • Sara
    Loved this book! It is sweet, hot, heartwarming and a bit heartbreaking. But so it real life. Ryder and Reese are characters you will fall in love with. Eden creates characters you fall in love with and want to know more about.
  • Karen Aguilera
    I really enjoyed this book it’s not just a sports romance read but also a second chance romance read. This book will hook you in from the start. It has angst and hot scenes, great main characters and support characters who’s stories I am hoping to read about in the future. I really enjoyed not only Ryder and Resse back story but also there present one too.
  • Timitra
    Rated 3.5 StarsRoughing The Kicker was an enjoyable read. I loved that it tackled the issue of women in the NFL not only on the field but in management positions as well, I think the author did a pretty decent job of highlighting the ways in which women are treated and viewed in male dominated spaces. However I didn't really feel or believe the connection between the main characters, this lack of connection stemmed mainly from the fact that they ...
  • Tongan Book Lover
    My obsession with this author and her books have only begun. She’s still fairly new to me but I’m in love with the stories she tells. Roughing the Kicker is an amazingly angsty & controversial story. There’s so much prejudice, so much discrimination & there is also grief and love. It was over too soon for me and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
  • Ashley Willburn
    Reese and Ryder have a past. They haven’t seen each other in 10 years. He blames her and she blames herself for what happened such a long time ago. What broke them apart is what starts to being them back together. She is a placekicker shooting for a spot on an NFL team and what better team to take her in then Ryder’s own team. Things are rocky and hard til the dam breaks and Ryder realizes just how wrong he has been. I couldn’t put this boo...
  • MJ
    I always enjoy a good second chance romance and Eden Butler delivers with Roughing the Kicker. This story is full of angst and tough decisions as Reese Noble and Ryder Glenn find themselves face to face once more as teammates for the New Orleans Steamers. Reese is the first female kicker and with Ryder as her quarterback, things get very complicated, very quickly. 10 years have passed since they had their last conversation and it was evident for ...
  • Glorimar Irizarry
    Was given a ARC for review. Eden Butler is such an intense writer, she truly makes you emotional with the stories and characters she creates. Roughing the Kicker was a great read, Reese and Ryder's story was full of soo much angst and emotions that you could not put the book down, like I literally read this book through the night...Forget sleeping because I needed to know how it ends!Reese is the first female placekicker in the NFL, who happens t...
  • Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
    ***This and other reviews can be found at ****ARC*Roughing The Kicker is a second chance romance that not only at times broke my heart, but it also warmed a piece of it as well. I love sports romances, this is a well-known fact but what I have been really wanting more of are sports romances that feature a woman in what would typically be a man’s position. Roughing The Kicker does just that. I was hooked from th...
  • Lisa Stinson
    I really enjoyed this book. I love watching football and love reading football romances. The fact the a girl was in the NFL was absolutely amazing. I loved that Reese wouldn't take any crap from the guys on the team. And trust me those guys worked really hard to get under her skin, but she had thick skin so it didn't get to her. She was use to that kind of treatment from her college days. Back then her dad was the coach and Ryder was slowly becom...
  • Ria - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
    Absolutely loved Reese and RyderEden Butler take a bow! This story centres around Reese Noble, the first female NFL placekicker, and Ryder Glenn, quarterback and captain of the New Orleans Steamers. Two people who once shared love, but who have seen or spoken to each other in ten years, due to a tragic event and even greater misunderstandings.This story is full of so many emotions animosity, grief, elation, mistrust, fear, jealousy and guilt, so ...
  • Kim
    Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads. I discovered Eden Butler for the first time last year, after one of my bookish besties talked about how much she loved her Seeking Serenity series. I’ve been working my way through her backlist — and anticipating new reads — ever since. When I heard she was writing a book about a female NFL player, I didn’t need to know any more. Roughing the Kicker was basically Kim catnip and I couldn’...
  • Anne OK
    Loved the concept of this story -- first female NFL player. It's ten years later and the only guy she's ever loved and the one who broken her heart into a million pieces is the quarterback -- and he's got a new girl now -- and she's such a fake (literally) from head to toe. That dang quarterback made me bitter mad! He blamed Reese (yeah, that's the female kicker for the team) for something in the past that was never ever her fault. Mind you these...
  • Jenny
    Hero(s) rating: 3 starsHeroine rating: 3.5 starsSexual tension rating: 3 starsSex scenes rating: 2.5 starsSex scenes frequency: 2 starsPlot rating: 3 starsDialogue rating: 3.5 starsStorytelling rating: 3.5 starsStory ending rating: 3 starsOther woman/men drama: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]**************************...