Series: Ballers & Babies, #1
Author: Lauren Landish
Publication Date: May 11, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
“I brought Laurie back to meet her father. I brought her back to meet you.”
I’m normally not into jocks, but when Troy Wood asks me out, I feel like I’m the Chosen One. After all, he’s hot as hell and Silver Lake’s best athlete, practically the King of Campus.
God’s gift to women—that’s what they call him, but I’ll make a gentleman out of him.
Everything is perfect, and he already practically has his ticket to the Big Leagues.
There’s just one little problem . . . I’m hiding a secret that could destroy him and his future. I can’t tell him . . .
I can’t tell him that I’m pregnant with his baby.
**Blitzed is a full-length romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger!
I’m a big sports romance fan so when I saw that Blitzed took place in my state and includes my favorite football team (Go Hawks!), I couldn’t pass it up. I had to read it.
Blitzed was the story of a condom mishap that left high school senior Whitney pregnant. Rather than tell her football star boyfriend Troy she was pregnant, she fled the state. Whitney didn’t want to ruin the future Troy so badly needed.
Years later, Whitney can’t move on from the feelings she once felt for Troy. She decides it’s time to come clean and introduce Troy to his daughter. Whitney hopes seeing Troy again will either reunite them or prove to her that their love is in the past.
There were some good things and some not so good things about Blitzed. The good things were the characters. Whitney and Troy started out with a connection based on looks and popularity, but as they got to know each other things went deeper. Whitney was a great support to Troy. Her decision to hide her pregnancy was done with such love that I can’t complain about how stupid she was to do it. I also loved little Laurie. She was such a cutie.
Now for the not so good…While I liked the idea of Whitney hiding her pregnancy to protect Troy’s future, I was let down by the big reveal. I didn’t get any of the emotions I expected. That disappointed me because it took away from what could have been one of the biggest moments of the story. The lack of what I expected also made the story feel less real.
I also had some issues with the dialog in this book. It was especially bad between the girls. I can’t think of a good way to describe it. Maybe kind of ghetto? Maybe I’m not around enough teenagers to know, but it just didn’t feel right. It felt awkward and with Whitney’s mom being a religious freak, I didn’t buy it.
Unfortunately, the bad outweighed the good in Blitzed. The storyline and characters had a lot of promise, but fell flat. What could have been a great story ended up being just okay. I probably won’t continue reading the rest of the series.