One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
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 one person.
T.K. Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. His world is football, parties, and women. Maybe at one point he thought his future would play out with his high school sweetheart by his side, but Poppy is long gone and he's moved on.
When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they've suppressed for years come rushing back. But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them, they'll need more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This modern romance will make you laugh (and sometimes cringe) alongside its lively and lovable heroine. Single mother Poppy Patterson never imagined she’d end up as a cocktail waitress in a gentlemen’s club. But the truth is it’s a classy gentlemen’s club, thank you very much, and she’s feeling happy and independent. But then T. K. Moore—her high-school sweetheart and a star of the Denver Mustangs—shows up, and things get complicated. With its fast pace and dead-on comedic timing, Alexa Martin’s tale of love, football, and second chances starts off running and never drops the ball.
In the second installment of the Playbook series, Martin (Intercepted) tells the witty, sexy, fun side of what happens when high school sweethearts try to rekindle a romance after living very different lives for 10 years. Single mom Poppy is a waitress at a club, trying to support her son, Ace. When NFL football star Trevor Kyle "TK" Moore shows up one night, Poppy is forced to face the last time she saw him and why she left. She was pregnant, and thought TK believed she'd had an abortion; she now realizes he may not have known about her pregnancy at all. As she adjusts to dating an NFL star, and TK adjusts to being a dad, Poppy's friends use wine, laughs, and sass to help her navigate fans, gossip blogs, and difficult football wives. When TK is faced with a decision that shapes his future in the NFL, it also decides their future together. Readers will laugh, swoon, and grow to love every character in this entertaining contemporary romance.
Totally enjoyed this book!
This author’s humor and knowledge of what it must be like to be subjected to the world of trophy wives makes this series a must read for me!
such a sweet and realistic hea i’m so happy
TK + Poppy Forver
I loved this story! I really wish we could get another book dedicated to their story!!!