KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, I have a Read It review for the latest book in one of my favorite sports romance series, so make sure to add it to your TBR and, as always, enjoy!


“Where’s the fire?” she asks.
“Don’t tee up the bad puns so easily,” I chide. “I’m only human and it’s hard not to say, ‘in my pants.’”

If you know me at all, you know I can’t resist a pun—good or bad. Just like I can’t resist a new book in a series that’s proven to be sexy, enjoyable and chockful of delicious college football players…


The series is Jen Frederick’s Gridiron series, and the book is Played. It’s book four and, to be honest, I didn’t even know it was releasing until I stumbled upon it on Amazon. But you’d better believe I didn’t hesitate to click that Read for Free button.

I’m so incredibly glad I did. I’ve been looking forward to Ty’s book since Sacked was released—though, to be clear, you don’t have to have read the earlier books to be able to enjoy this one. It is a complete standalone. However, it certainly helps if you know the backstory of Ty and his identical twin brother, Knox.

Their relationship is one of the very best things about this book—their twin-sense, their bickering and bantering, their respect and love for one another. I enjoyed each and every moment they shared.

Just like I enjoyed the moments where Knox took on Ara, Ty’s girl. The dynamics were on point and, though I occasionally felt like this book could have used a little more polish, it felt like everything that happened, happened when and how it should.

Including the evolution of Ty + Ara’s relationship. They go from friends to lovers in an easy story arc; one that pauses to show how their connection was formed and grown and nurtured. Could there have been more scenes between the two of them? Sure, absolutely, yes. I loved them together so much that I wanted more.

But that’s not to say that we don’t get enough. We do. And more than that, it’s fun and flirty and charming, with a stellar ending.

Simply put, it’s a great read, a quick read, a funny, sexy read. And hopefully not the last read in this series. I know I won’t be able to resist one-clicking more when the time comes…

I’d known, from the very first time I met him, that falling in love with him would be my downfall.

As of 10.15.2017, Played is available with Kindle Unlimited.


About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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