Review: Trying to Score by Kendall Ryan (Hot Jocks #3)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Okay, we're three books in, so that's halfway through the series, and I think now is a good time as any for me to proclaim Hot Jocks as my favorite Kendall Ryan-penned series. I've loved getting to know the cast of recurring characters with each new release, and Ryan has managed to maintain the same level of fabulous storytelling throughout these first three novels (with three more to come!), each of which can be read as a standalone, meaning you can do what I did, which is read the books in order, or dive straightaway into whichever book catches your fancy first--in short, read the books in random order. I'm going to recommend you read the other books because they were really fun romances. I mean, you seriously cannot go wrong when reading a Kendall Ryan story.

Trying to Score is the third and latest book, and it's the story of Seattle Ice Hawks player Teddy King and lawyer Sara Dawson. They're the twosome in their group of friends who bicker more than banter, but theirs is a friendship that's been going strong since they were in college. What everyone else doesn't know is just how close they used to be back then, but now, a sex tape that they filmed together when he was twenty-one and she was twenty is about to be exposed. A sex tape that Sara thought they'd both agreed to get rid of, but someone--cough, TEDDY, cough--may have chosen to keep it as a memento, and his go-to fantasy, in his spank bank. What's the best thing to do? Why, pretend to be in a long-term solid and committed relationship, of course! What could possibly go wrong?

Teddy and Sara are the kind of people who you feel are on equal footing. They're both quite successful in their respective fields and they both happen to be gorgeous, confident, and know what they want. The bickering changed to bantering, and that chemistry that they had all those years ago--the same chemistry that they've pretended ceased to exist after they simply became friends--is in full effect. I loved these two together because there wasn't a whole lot of pussyfooting that goes on, and the transition from fake relationship to real romance felt almost organic, as if it had been something that was meant to be but needed seven years before coming to maturity. Kendall Ryan doesn't need to try to score with this book; she scored, period! Five stars for Trying to Score. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Hot Jocks series:


Playing for Keeps (book one) - five stars - My Review

All the Way (book two) - five stars - My Review

Trying to Score (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 12 November 2019

Date Read: 12 November 2019

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