Agent: Jessica Watterson
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 sixteen 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.
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"Readers will laugh, swoon, and grow to love every character in this entertaining contemporary romance."
“A hardworking single mom comes face to face with the gorgeous star athlete who got away in the second installment of a football romance series by a fresh-voiced newcomer to the genre… Poppy leaps off the page as a contemporary biracial woman navigating dating, motherhood, and career with seriousness and a fantastic sense of humor.”
"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 bestselling author of The Proposal
"Alexa Martin charmed us last fall with Intercepted, the first novel in her Playbook series, and now she’s back with another winning sports romance."