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Fumbled, by Alexa Martin

9 reviews

deidrelj's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0


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sdupont's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Fumbled is an improved sequel to Intercepted. I wasn’t sure how I felt about
Spoiler the unknown pregnancy and child
but it was handled okay. TK is in general very sweet and you will find yourself rooting for him and Poppy. I didn’t care for the delivery of the 3rd act breakup. I was so happy to see Donny return in this book, I find him so entertaining- he would’ve been an interesting love interest in the series. Overall, this book is a fun read. 

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bookishplantmom's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

This book was addictive. I could not put it down! Despite this I did have some issues with it which prevented me from truly enjoying it wholeheartedly. The story follows Poppy and TK as they reconnect after being apart for a decade. They have both changed drastically since their split a decade ago and they must get to know each other all over again and contend with major factors in each other’s lives. 

The writing style was fun and relatable. I chuckled on more than one occasion and very much enjoyed some of the character relationships and banter. It was a fast paced plot and nothing felt superfluous. My main issue with the book came down to the overuse of miscommunication and the profound stubbornness of Poppy. I read her character as having deep seated trauma and anxiety which went pretty much unaddressed in the book which was disappointing. I found that the MCs had major issues that needed to be worked through - past hurt, miscommunication, lies/omissions - which I felt they never really talked about. There were some conversations but I didn’t feel like any of the big red flags were addressed and resolved appropriately. I also had some major reservations about how quickly Poppy allowed TK back into her life and home after the way he reacted when he got the full story. TK needed to atone and earn the right to be back in her life and I didn’t see that happen. I found there were moments where she was also being unfair towards him and those were not addressed either. The chemistry and steamy scenes were good but not my favourite. Overall I liked it. I ate this book up like a giant bag of candy but it kind of left me feeling meh. 

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sarahsxbooks's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective relaxing tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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karlisimp's review

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emotional funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Omg! Love this book. Definitely predictable for a sports romance and the series in general but I loved it more than the initial book of the series, intercepted!

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brittanyisbooked's review

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emotional informative inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I loved Intercepted (the first book of the series) and I think Fumbled was even better. They are different books- while both are romance, Intercepted is more of a lighthearted romance whereas Fumbled deals with some very real issues (teen pregnancy and chronic traumatic encephalopathy). I am a lover of football and have so much respect for Martin for including the harder side of the game that we don’t always think about/face head on. 

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meg_'s review

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

This was cute and lighthearted. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one, but did find the family dynamics to make the characters more loveable. 

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biblio_jordyn's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Fumbled by Alexa Martin follows single-mother Poppy when she runs into TK, football player for the mustangs...her high school sweetheart who she hasn’t seen since well...high school. However, when they see each other the feelings all come rushing back, but Poppy has a secret.

💭Here are my thought 💭 

Poppy hates football for all the reasons I hate football (I mean the anxiety and long term injuries people? *shudder*) AND I LOVE HER just like @alexambooks said I would. 

Though, less steamy than Intercepted, I really enjoyed this read. Martin intertwines romance with some serious topics regarding football, learning to love again, learning to parent together and so much more, while still keeping it light and fun! 

Martin has a way of being able to pack a punch in a short amount of time and make me binge her books in one sitting. I can’t wait to read Blitz next! 

If you’re looking for a fun, fluffy, and fast paced romance? Diverse characters? Moments that make you go awww and LOL? Characters you want to hug? Pick this up! 

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caseythereader's review

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emotional funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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