Three people. Three motives. Three reasons.
When the game leaves the field in the second book in the USA Today bestselling BY HIS GAME series and mixes with sex, lies, and betrayal, the future isn't the only thing on the line...
Macey Kelly has sworn off men. Unless they’re going to zip in and out of her apartment—and her vagina—quicker than they can give her an orgasm, she’s not interested. Finding out her boyfriend of three years got her cousin pregnant was a total confidence knock. Luckily for Macey, confidence is something she has in abundance, so all Mitch’s a*****e move did was make her pretty cynical toward men.
The last thing Jack Carr needs at the start of the season is for a dark-haired, sexy as sin, gyspyesque beauty to be consuming his thoughts. Football is his life, which leaves no time for girls. Unless they’re the love ‘em and leave ‘em girls. Becoming one of the best running backs the league has ever seen by racking up the yards is his top priority… not bedding Macey Kelly, despite her affinity for blow jobs and total sexual abandon.
Avoiding each other is the perfect solution, but when your best friends are in a serious living together kind of relationship, that isn’t always an option. Sometimes, sex on tap is the easiest option. And the sweetest.
Until Mitch shows up with a bombshell that could shatter Macey’s perfectly carved out life. It’s been a year, but he isn’t giving her up, not now he has a chance at winning her back. And he knows her buttons. Every single one of them.
Unfortunately for him, Jack Carr isn’t a loser. The star running back has his eye on the Vince Lombardi—and on Macey. But seeing her hanging between them both isn’t something he’s down with, not when he discovers why she’s so against anything more-ish, as she puts it.
Macey quickly realizes she’s the ball being passed between two desperate yet opposing teams, and that only one of them can score the touchdown. But will the winner be the guy she lived with and loved for three years, or will the winner be the guy who understands her and makes her body come alive?
In this game, someone will be sidelined, and calling the play isn’t always as easy as it seems.
(SIDELINED is a full-length, standalone novel. It's not necessary to read BLINDSIDED before this book, but it is advised.)
Love love loved this book
Couldn't put this book down, but all Emma's books are great and all worth a read
The Viper boys are in a league of their own ;)
If you thought Corey Jackson was something else...then wait until you meet Jack Carr! Jack and Macey have quickly become one of my favourite fictional couples to date, they have this amazing chemistry and seem to just bounce off of each other. Macey's threats are legendary and she had me in pools of laughter more than once! combine that, with Jack's cocky comebacks, and you have the stuff of dreams!
Jack and Macey's story is a rocky one that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your lip until the very end. The unpredictability of how they were going to react to each other and the situations they faced made for a thrilling and compelling journey. The addition of Mitch, Macey's ex-boyfriend, threw another spanner in the works of their relationship and I loved the side of Jack it brought out. All the characters started out strong in 'Blindsided' and the traits that I fell in love with have been well and truly carried through into 'Sidelined'. Emma is the literary master of character progression! she has managed to do a phenomenal job of continuing their journey whilst staying true to the original personality traits that we knew and loved.
I'm now waiting with bated breath to see if Hart can pull off a hat trick and raise the bar once again with Reid in 'Intercepted', I'm sure that he will live up to, and maybe even surpass, his teammates! Another knockout of a book Emma, thank you!
It's extremely rare that I can sit and read a book in a day regardless of its length.
Sidelined was one of these books. I honestly don't know where Emma finds these 5 star, outstanding books from but may she long continue.
Sidelined is the second book in the By His Game series and can be read as a standalone. We do meet Jack and Macey in Blindsided and already knew they had chemistry. But, my goodness, I'm surprised the heat coming off of these two characters didn't set my Kindle on fire!
Macey and Jack are perfect for one another but are so jaded by previous relationship experiences that they are blind to it. Their friends all see it, their families see it. I wanted to bang their heads together!
Around and around (and in and out of bed) they go! Saying they're friends with extremely good benefits (I mean, who doesn't want a go with Jack Carr once they've read this book?) yet not allowing anyone else in. Not liking anyone else being shown attention. Until Jack throws Macey back to her ex. The one who broke her heart but also owned it for so long.
Torn, confused, angry and indecisive as all hell, Macey takes Jack's stupid advice and weighs out all of her options.
Does she make the right choice? With her arranging to meet with both in different locations at the same time who will be the victor? The man who knows her mind or the man who knows her body? "Try me."
A huge well done to Emma Hart, another cracking book with a sassy heroine and a huge alpha male who when together become explosive and fun to read about!
5 fully deserved and earned stars.