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3.5-Star #REVIEW: Draw Play by Tia Lewis

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Title: Draw Play
Series: (Standalone)
Author: Tia Lewis
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Blog: HERE 
Goodreads: HERE

I can’t believe my coach assigned me a tutor. I’m all that on the field and between the sheets — who cares about my stupid grades?

But Claire doesn’t treat me like I’m dumb. When we’re not busy fighting, she actually encourages me. And with those sexy curves of hers, I know just how to thank her.

I hate football players, but I need the money. Jake is just as cocky and arrogant as the worst of them … but his touch sets me on fire.

I have to believe he’s different, that he won’t use me and break my heart. Because I can’t stop wanting him. I just hope I survive the ride.

(Standalone) Draw Play

Book can be read as a standalone.


Draw Play had A+ potential as a sweet, low-angst college sports romance where the hot jock meets the nerdy, book-geek girl and they fall in love throughout a series of tutoring sessions, buuuuttt... 
"You have this way of making things sound like insults, even when you don't mean them as insults."
Even though I was smitten with the sexy scenes (Jake sure knows how to play *wink wink*), all the characters were a bit too judgemental and negative for me to enjoy the story as much as I could have—and I really think that impacted the way I perceived Jake and Claire's relationship, because while I loved Jake's change from frat-footballer-party-boy to Mr. Hot-and-Responsible, I didn't feel his and Claire's connection as much as I wanted due to all the F- stereotyping and unresolved emotions between the characters.
“You needed me to defend you and protect you. I didn’t. I failed you. I don’t blame you for pushing me away because I failed. I’m sorry for that. You don’t know how sorry I am, Claire.”

All in all, though, if I were a scout, I'd be watching Tia Lewis, because she's got potential—and I don't know what she'll throw out next, but I'm interested to see how she'll develop as an author in her following books because, well, I'll just toss you all this:
"We whispered fiercely back and forth, leaning toward each other from opposite sides of the table. Her face was flushed, her chest rising and falling. I wanted to fuck her brains out." 

Hero: 3.5-Stars
Heroine: 3.5-Stars
Romance: 3.5-Stars
Sex: 5-Stars
Plot: 4-Stars
Dialogue: 4-Stars
Writing: 4.5-Stars

PS: I was given a complementary copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. *wink* This is a fair, honest review and/or rating(s) of this book, pinky promise.