Review: MVP by Laramie Briscoe (MVP #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

With On the DL ending on somewhat of a cliffhanger, MVP was an awaited sequel, and it gets off to a heck of a quick start, resolving said cliffhanger in surprising fashion. If book one was a second-chance romance, book two was a sports romance through and through. This is where I'm going to give you fair warning because I may end up mentioning details in the story that could spoil the read for anyone out there who has yet to read the first book. So, look away if you don't want to take that risk. Aaand... moving on. Basically, we see Slater Harlow and Malone Fulcher learning to adjust to not just being back together as a couple but actually being a married couple. This change in status happens REALLY early in the book, so everything else that follows has to do with the ups and downs of starting married life together...and apart, and not the kind you may be thinking. Suffice it to say, being married to a major sports star is not a walk in the park. Yes, there are definite perks, and there was no denying how much Slater and Malone loved each other, but will it be enough for them to survive time and distance apart?

While the first book had a fair amount of angst thanks to lingering drama that existed between the erstwhile couple, this second book had little to no angst at all. We see them struggle to get back together in book one, and now we see them struggle to stay together here in book two. Slater is still as likable a main character as he was in the first one, although I must say that I'm glad that he didn't have the same flare for dramatics as he did before, what with his whole getting upset and reacting instead of stepping back and discussing the issue maturely. Now Malone was easier for me to empathize here as well, what with the crash course she was given on being a WAG. She moved away from their hometown in Georgia to Los Angeles and then on to New York only to have her life implode and head back to Willow's Gap before following Slater to Birmingham, Alabama, so her life seems to have transitioned over the past few years until she found home by the side of the man she loves. I enjoyed reading MVP, and while there were moments that it felt a bit choppy, this was a good conclusion to the duet. This gets four stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the MVP series:


On the DL (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

MVP (book two) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 03 August 2018

Date Read: 29 July 2018

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