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Fumbled

The Playbook, Book 2
Written by: Alexa Martin
Narrated by: N'Jameh Camara
Series: The Playbook, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 16 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.

TK 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.

©2019 Alexa Martin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Fumbled won my heart all over again. Alexa Martin is so good at this; I’m so impressed by how nuanced and thoughtful this book is, while still being hilarious and sexy! When I finished this book I missed hanging out with Poppy and TK so much. I wish I could jump into the Fumbled world and hang out on the couch and drink wine and gossip with Poppy and her friends!" (Jasmine Guillory, New York Times best-selling author)

“Spending time in Martin’s world is like having a heart-to-heart with your bestie.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Boog
  • 2019-06-30

Meh....

So, it's kind of hard not to compare this book to Intercepted, which in my opinion was definitely a touchdown. However, I'll give it a try.

Fumbled introduced some new characters and also brought back some old ones from Book 1, which I liked. At the same time, none of the characters and their storylines really wowed me. I also liked the narrator from the first story a bit more. All in all, I mainly got this book because of how good Intercepted was....and while it had some highlights, it had its fumbles as well.

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  • Chantelle
  • 2019-07-08

I WANT MOORE :-)

OMG, I LOVE this story. Please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, more of the Moores. I have so many questions. How was the wedding? Did Poppi reconcile with her parents? Did they have more babies? What does TK do now post NFL ? Lots of questions....

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  • RJ3
  • 2019-06-30

Great Story!!!

I loved T.K.'s character in Intercepted and just LOVED him in this story. I was literally LOL through parts of this book. The narrator really brought this to life! Felt like watching a live Rom Com. Poppy and TK's love story is now my favorite! I can't wait for the next book Blitzed. I'm sure it won't disappoint!!

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  • Anna
  • 2019-05-20

Disappointing

I loved the first book in the series, Intercepted. It was light-hearted and funny. This one just seemed to take the romantic comedy too far. It was too silly and had giant holes in the plot. It was so unrealistic that Poppy and TK hadn't seen each other in ten years, had a kid together that TK didn't know about, and yet they just continued on like everything was perfect, never bothering to dive into what happened ten years ago or anything deeper than "it was a misunderstanding." Maybe that's just romance, but this seemed more unrealistic than most and it made it hard to view the characters and story as authentic. The additional plot lines seemed superficial and unnecessary, like they were just fluff added to make the story less predictable. Don't get me wrong, if you're looking for a brainless and light-hearted read, this book will fit the bill, and I did laugh out loud a few times, but overall, I was disappointed in the lack of substance.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-12-22

Enjoyed it!

Good story, I'm ready for the next one in the series. Book club will be discussing it later today!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-05

Once Again

Amazing!!! I loved every sentence and I’m now ready for the next book. Thank you

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  • JM Spade
  • 2019-12-02

Touchdown!

I liked that the main character wasn't too strong willed like her last book. I loved how she spotlighted a real-life issue within the confines of the fiction world. Both main characters were well written and the narrator did a great job bringing them to life!

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  • Charity Ball
  • 2019-08-19

So Awesome!

Engaging story masterfully read! I had a glass of wine right also with the girls!

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  • Alexis O'Leary
  • 2019-08-18

Pretty Good

I really enjoyed this story. I’m typically good a predicting book but this one tricked me. I thought I had the story line figured out within the first few chapters. I was wrong! Great casual relaxing read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-28

ABSOLUTE FAN

Mrs Alexa, my praise and adoration of your craft has nothing to do with me being at Denver native, but everything to do with your work it’s beautiful I’ve enjoyed so much of these two stories and stocking for the third book to come out. I love the way you’ve captured every character the detail and essence that you put in it each woman is so real, I thank you for caring enough to share your imagination and realities in these books. Blessings to you beautiful woman . An absolute fan! Nanette