Review: Blitzed (Alexa Martin)

Series: Playbook, #3
Author: Alexa Martin
Publication Date: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★


Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can’t best in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he’s worth. She doesn’t care if he’s a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she’s not interested in giving him a second chance. The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later, hat in hand. It doesn’t matter if he brings more customers to her business–she’s still not going on a date with him.

Maxwell knows he made a mistake. He’d been waiting to make his move on Brynn since the day he laid eyes on her and he was finally ready to go for it until he screwed up. He wishes he could tell her the truth about what happened that night, but he just can’t. He can’t tell anyone, so he’ll make amends and hope she’ll forgive him.

Brynn’s not like other women, though. Playing for the Mustangs doesn’t impress her and gifts make her scoff. Max will have to bring his A game if he hopes to win her over.

I liked Blitzed, but I didn’t love it. I just didn’t connect to the characters as much as I wanted to. I had some preconceived notions about Brynn from the previous two books and they didn’t quite stack up.

Brynn was fierce, but not as fierce as I expected. When it came to Maxwell, she crumbled. The reasons why didn’t stand out enough to me until close to the end. It could totally be me and I missed the cues.

Maxwell seemed like a big sweetheart. I loved how he treated Brynn and how he didn’t let her attitude push him away. I didn’t feel like I got to know him quite as well as I wanted to, though. The lack of his perspective brought some great mystery to the plot, but it hampered my getting to know Maxwell and his motivations.

As for that mysterious plot…I didn’t love it. It created a rift between Brynn and Maxell for the sake of the having a problem to solve between them, but it just kind of felt thrown in here and there. Maybe there were just too many things going on that overshadowed it. I don’t know.

What I really loved about Blitzed was the Lady Mustangs and their friendships. Those friendships made the book. Well, that and Alexa Martin’s writing style. Even if I didn’t love everything that was going on, I still enjoyed reading it. I’m hoping if there’s a next book in this series that there’s a little less going on and more focus on the relationships.

12 thoughts on “Review: Blitzed (Alexa Martin)”

  1. I liked Brynn from the previous books so I’m curious to see what I’ll think of her in this one. Maxwell sounds wonderful! 🙂 My fingers are crossed that this one works better for me than it did for you. I really love Intercepted and Fumbled!

    1. You’ll probably like her, I bet. I think maybe it just wasn’t what I expected or I set my expectations too high.

  2. I agree with pretty much everything you say here! Brynn wasn’t as likable as I expected her to be. We never really got to know Maxwell well enough. And that plotline with his brother…ugh. Great review!

  3. Totally agree with hating the conflict, but loving the lady mustangs! I think I must have forgotten any preconceived notions about Brynn, since it’d been long enough in between. I agree about missing Maxwell’s POV though…it would have added so much to the story.

    1. I just remember her being so much sassier. I missed that. It was still a good read, though. I would like more to this series.

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