Fumbled (Playbook, #2) by Alexa Martin

Fumbled (Playbook, #2)

A second chance doesn't guarantee a touchdown in this new contemporary romance from the author of Intercepted.Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she's built a life she loves. It may include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it's all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for on...

Details Fumbled (Playbook, #2)

TitleFumbled (Playbook, #2)
Release DateApr 23rd, 2019
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Sports and Games, Sports, Sports Romance

Reviews Fumbled (Playbook, #2)

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This is hands down my current favorite romance series. It’s p much nonstop swoons from start to finish and I’m obsesseddddd 🥰
  • Holly
    After absolutely *loving* the audiobook for Intercepted, I was really looking forward to the release of this latest book by Alexa Martin. Sadly, I was bored out of my mind. I honestly would have quit it if I was not so thoroughly convinced that it HAD to get better based on my love for the prior book. Spoiler alert: it didn't get better.I really dislike the secret baby trope, and while this was presented as a somewhat unintentional one, I still d...
  • Lauren (The Novel Lush)
    The downside to reading really good arcs months before they're released is having to wait even longer for the next book.I started this book on my 30 minute lunch break and in 2 chapters, the characters completely sucked me in! That was at 12:30, it's just after 7pm and I already finished this book.In fanfiction, I'm a sucker for an athlete romance, but in Fumbled, there aren't any of the outlandishly stereotyped characters or tropes and I'm compl...
  • Corina
    Second Chance RomanceSports RomanceSingle ParentSweetIf any of those tropes tickle your fancy this is the book for you.This book had it all. A sweet kid, sweet romance, a hero that got his second chance, and a mom that finally found her HEA.I love seeing all these new and fresh voices that the publishers are bringing to the table.Heartfelt, warm and sweet – Fumbled was one of those novels that are perfect for in between darker books. Light hear...
  • Hollis
    I'm waffling on this one. I thought I would for sure love this more than INTERCEPTED because of the total lack of hashtags but ultimately things felt so rushed, so glossed over, that some of the real strengths of the characters just didn't get the focus they deserved. This is a second chance romance with a particular trope I don't tend to love anyway but I thought it would at least get a three. But some of the drama near the end just soured it fo...
  • Eilonwy
    3-1/2 stars, rounded up because I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters Poppy Patterson didn't manage to get to college, thanks to the unplanned appearance of her son -- and light of her life -- Ace, when she was 16 years old. But she's doing okay for herself, waitressing at a Denver men's club that features aerialists. Then TK Moore, star wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs -- and Poppy's "don't call him my baby daddy!" (though he d...
  • Jessica
    Berkley Romance has been KILLING it with the romance these past few years. I absolutely loved Intercepted by Alexa Martin when it came out last year and I was so excited to pick up Fumbled. This was another romance in the Intercepted football world and I couldn't wait to dive in. Poppy Patterson left everything she knew when she was 16 and pregnant to give her unborn child the life he deserves. She's worked hard and now she has a life she's proud...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: FumbledSeries: Playbook #2Author: Alexa MartinRelease date: April 23, 2019Cliffhanger: NoGenre: romanceAlexa Martin's debut Intercepted was hilarious and highly entertaining, but her follow up was even better. The snarky narrative that I enjoyed so much was just as present this time in the form of Poppy Patterson. Single mother, waitress, and high school sweetheart of TK, wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs. This is a lighter second-cha...
  • ZewsReadingCorner (Booktuber)
    More like 2.75 stars.Let me start off by saying that, if I'd read book #2 I would have given it a 3.5 stars, but seeing as I read, Intercepted first, I'm left with no choice but to feel this way.I've anticipated this book, the moment I finished book 1 in the series, and waited, for what seemed like a long time, for book 2. It suuuuuuuuucks that I finish this book feeling highly dissapointed and questioning whether I should pick up the 3 book. Wha...
  • Stacee
    I had enjoyed the first book in this series, but when I heard this one was going to be about TK, I was nearly beside myself.I loved Poppy. She's so strong and sassy and underneath that awesome exterior, she's a marshmallow. I love how much she adored her kid and how fierce and loyal she was towards her friends. This group of women is a set I would love to get arrested with. TK is everything I was expecting. He's sweet and charming and sort of lik...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    Originally posted at Booklovers For LifeI was a huge fan of Alexa Martin’s debut novel, Intercepted, so when I heard she’d be writing more stories for the Denver Mustangs football team, I was ecstatic. And even more so when I discovered Fumbled would be a second chance romance, which is my go-to romance trope. Alexa Martin did not disappoint with this second novel – I love the way she writes tough, independent heroines, and the heroes who w...
  • Princess
    This was such a cute funny book. It kept me entertained throughout and the friend group she had was amazing. The romance was wonderful. It all came together perfectly!
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    The second book in the Playbook series delivers the same smart, snappy writing and multi-dimensional, easy to love characters as the first. I'm so thrilled to have taken a chance on Alexa Martin's writing, because these books are everything for my sappy little football loving heart.I loved the set-up in Fumbled. Single mom/secret baby and wildly beloved NFL wide receiver? Yes, I was on board, and sucked in immediately. The first part of this book...
  • nick
    What a fun read! Alexa Martin's debut romance, Intercepted, was a great read and I had high hopes for Fumbled. I'm happy to say that Fumbled was even better than Intercepted for me. I can't say I'm surprised, however. After all, it does have one of my favorite tropes of second chance romance. :) Poppy, the heroine, was the real MVP. I loved her so much! She was witty, funny, and brave. She had a great engaging personality and I found myself very ...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    (free review copy) LOVED IT. Alexa Martin is now on my list of must-read authors, with her second book being even more delectable than her first. Fierce, strong, hilarious and smart female leads with men who worship them - SO GOOD. I loved how little drama and angst this story had, and it cements my theory that I care zero about football unless it’s in an empowering romance story.This is 2nd in a series and while it has different main character...
  • Angie Elle
    ARC from the publisher4.5 starsFumbled is book two in Alexa Martin's Playbook series, and having read and enjoyed Intercepted by this author, I knew I was in for a good time. Yes, I loved the romance in this book, but the way this author writes her female friend groups is so much fun! I would love to be friends with Poppy and her gal pals. I love the support they give each other and the fact that even though some of these friendships are brand ne...
  • Eliza
    ★4 STARS★Running into your significant ex can be awkward at the best of times, but when your ex is an NFL star TK Moore who happens upon you at your waitressing gig at a strip club; it’s safe to say the awkwardness goes off the Richter scale.As shocked as Poppy Patterson is, she’s thrown by his excitement at seeing her. As far as she is concerned they ended acrimoniously, and after raising their son alone for the last nine years, the exci...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    4.5 Not a Fumble Insight Stars* * * * 1/2 Spoiler FreeThis was my first Alexa Martin but will not be my last. From the beginning, I could tell this author had a very unique voice and was speaking from experience. Later after finishing the book, I was not surprised to learn of her real-life experience with the NFL. Every reference regarding professional football, the players, the groupies and all of the other issues were seemingly authentic.Withou...
  • Jessica {Litnoob}
    This shit was the absolute cutest thing ever! Firstly I love Alexa Martin and she might be my new favorite football romance writer hands down. She takes the glamor and makes it real and she never hides the ugly side, she’s really honest with the ramifications of playing football. Poppy was an amazing leading lady, Ace was the sweetest thing ever and TK was as ever my baby. This trio seriously warmed every inch of my heart and I couldn’t be ha...
  • Kristen
    between a 3 and a 4 but bumping up to 4. didn't love this one as much as intercepted.i was SO excited for this one. i really enjoyed Intercepted and I listen to a podcast that had Alexa Martin as a guest and she just seems super awesome and I want to be her friend. So I fully expected to love this one, I added it to my list as soon as it was on goodreads without even reading the synopsis.so. second chance romances aren't always my jam. they aren'...
  • Amy
    I adore Alexa Martin and her second in the Playbook series was just as good as the first. I really loved how this one yet again stars a confident and amazing heroine! I adored her son, Ace. And the hero, T.K. was fantastic! The entire storyline just grabbed me and didn't let me go. I love how Alexa took on the repercussions of being part of a sport where you receive concussion after concussion. The head injury storyline was quite well done. This ...
  • Steph's Romance Book Talk
    4 Stars / 2 Steam Fans I loved this new installment into the Playbook family. Poppy and TK had a relationship when they were in high school but secrets and lies tore them apart for 10 years. Poppy becomes a single parent and TK becomes a famous football player until they meet again one night. I liked that this story had some focus on the wives and girlfriends connected to the football league but mainly focused on Poppy and TK's relationship and t...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    **ARC received for an honest review**I loved Intercepted. It was one of my surprise favorites of 2018. Fresh and funny with adorable characters and a funky tempo. It resonated with me. I came into Fumbled having just read A Fashionable Indulgence. One of the things I adore about Historical Romance is how the author frequently takes time to build the relationship. And while Julius and Harry were getting frisky a little quicker than I was into it d...
  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    Absolutely love when a book starts right away and Fumbled did just that when introducing Poppy, single mom working at a gentlemen’s club as a waitress and TK, all-star football athlete who happens to be Poppy’s first love. This one was hilarious and sexy and snarky and basically everything I could want in a romance! Its slight downfall might’ve been that things happened so quickly, towards the end there it kind of struggles a bit, but this ...
  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    Thank you to PenguinRandom House Canada for a free copy of this book for review. I’m a sucker for a good contemporary romance and this one didn’t disappoint. Add in a sports hero and it’s even better. Poppy dated TK in high school and she became a single mom while he went on to college and his NFL football career. TK’s mom kept the news from him that Poppy was pregnant so for nine years she thinks he abandoned her but he never knew he was...
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    There's something about Alexa Martin's sports romances that feel much more authentic than any other I've read. Her firsthand experiences as an NFL wife shines through the pages of her stories, captivating the reader as much with steamy romance as they do with the dramatic yet seemingly glamorous lives of the WAGS of the NFL. Fumbled is a second chance love story between NFL star, TK Moore, a player at the top of his game, and Poppy Patterson, a ...
  • Jessica B.
    *work perk read*I am HERE for Alexa Martin's words. I loooved this book, especially the hero and how CTE was handled in terms of his career. The balance between the love story, the family story, and the football story was truly excellent.
  • sonia
    2.5 stars It is very rare that a book published by Berkley doesn't get a five stars from me. It's even more uncommon that a book from them is underdeveloped. And that was my biggest issue with this book. This book follows a football player (who was mentioned in the first book in this series that I LOVED) who runs-in to to his ex-girlfriend from high school. He never knew why she disappeared on him and is shocked as hell to find out that he has a ...