*Blog Tour and Review* The Playbook by Kelly Elliott

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playbook_amazonMy life revolved around two things. Football and my cock. And not necessarily in that order.

Being the head football coach for a top university in Texas had its ups and its downs.

The ups? Endless women to f*ck.

The downs? The politics that came with the job.

From the moment Aubrey Cain walked into my office, she turned my world upside down. Being forced to have her follow me around for a month was going to be a pain in the ass. Especially since I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her.

The best I’d hoped to come out of this was a few nights with her in my bed. I never imagined she’d be the game changer.

Brett Owens was my assignment.

Head football coach for a top college, bad boy reputation, short temper, and handsome good looks should have scared me off. But I was tougher than that.

From the first words out of his obnoxious, dirty-talking mouth, I knew it was going to be a long month. It wasn’t five minutes after meeting him, he hit on me. If only I had known his blue eyes would haunt my dreams and awaken a desire inside of me I never knew existed.

This was business. There was no way I would be tempted by him no matter how good looking he was or how many things he whispered in my ear.

He was only supposed to be my assignment. Not the man who threatened to destroy both my heart and my career. I would follow along with his playbook for now. But who would end up winning was anyone’s guess.

The Playbook is a stand-alone novel.


Im just a wee bit conflicted writing this review because it almost felt as if I were reading a book written by two different authors at times. Also if I could break this story into two parts and rate each part individually here is how I would do it.
Part 1 – Up until about the half way point of the story I was completely in love with everything that was going on. It was really fast paced, the characters were so well developed. All signs (at least in my mind) pointed in one general direction. I was seriously gung ho about this book. I had bragged on it to my reader group and was already recommending it. It was 5 star amazing. And then something happened.
Part 2 – After the half way mark or so, the story kind of started to drift. I wont throw up any spoilers but things kind of went in a direction I wasnt expecting. I lost the flow. I thought it was just me and I felt guilt. So I kept reading and the drifting continued. The second half of the book was completely lost on me. Of course the characters were still there but I just couldnt connect with the story anymore.
I did wind up liking the ending so that was the saving grace for the book and what ultimately landed it in the 3 (I like it) star range for me. This is my first read for this author and I think she has a lot of talent – especially in the area of character development. Im going to read some more of her work and see if maybe this story just wasnt a good fit for me.

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kellyauthorKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.



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