Review & Excerpt Tour : THE PLAYBOOK by Kelly Elliott

September 12, 2016

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My life revolved around two things. Football and my cock. And not necessarily in that order. Being the head football coach for a top university in Texas had its ups and its downs. The ups? Endless women to f*ck. The downs? The politics that came with the job. From the moment Aubrey Cain walked into my office, she turned my world upside down. Being forced to have her follow me around for a month was going to be a pain in the ass. Especially since I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her. The best I’d hoped to come out of this was a few nights with her in my bed. I never imagined she’d be the game changer. 

Brett Owens was my assignment. Head football coach for a top college, bad boy reputation, short temper, and handsome good looks should have scared me off. But I was tougher than that. From the first words out of his obnoxious, dirty-talking mouth, I knew it was going to be a long month. It wasn’t five minutes after meeting him, he hit on me. If only I had known his blue eyes would haunt my dreams and awaken a desire inside of me I never knew existed. This was business. There was no way I would be tempted by him no matter how good looking he was or how many things he whispered in my ear. He was only supposed to be my assignment. Not the man who threatened to destroy both my heart and my career. I would follow along with his playbook for now. But who would end up winning was anyone’s guess. The Playbook is a stand-alone novel.  

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"I'm scared of you being gone. Of us living two separate lives, but I realized I'd rather have that over a life of living without you." 

Oh My Gawd This Book.. I mean like this is my first Kelly Elliot read and man it exceeded my expectations. Sure though, it was somewhat lighthearted with a slight to no angst but I really cannot deny the fact that I enjoyed every moment of it. I devoured it and I feel like I was addicted to it. That and the fact that I've been waiting for this book for what seems like forever.Who wouldn't want it when you read the blurb that almost screams hot and scorching???? Added with that lines,

"My life revolved around two things. Football and my cock. And not necessarily in that order. " 

and I wanna scream BRETT. OWENS.YOU.ARE.MINE! And if it helps, I might have licked every pages that has his name on it. ;)

True, because when I met Brett Owens, I wanna lock this man up because I just found his antics hilarious and adorable, I don't care the sexiness but it's just an added bonus you know. He's not just the man whore that was rumored of him and aside from the fact that he's the best football coach. This man is just down right sweet and I'm swooning over him while reading this book. He may be rumored as ladies man but he's a very private person. And that's where Aubrey Cain entered, an ESPN reporter working her ass off to be NFL's sideline reporter. Well, to prove her worth, she was tasked to follow Brett for a month to make an article about the university and of course Brett. Eepppp.. and that's where their journey started. 

I needed more time.
I need more time to prepare for that smile. That body. Those lips around my thick hard cock. ~ Brett 

There guys, I don't think that I needed to expound my review since the blurb pretty sums up what the book is about. What I just wanna share to you guys is the fact that the book is MORE THAN WHAT IT SEEMS TO BE. It's not just the thought about a coach and a reporter in their sexcapades and all that but it delivered something more to the story that really will gravitate you towards the book without wanting it to end. I admit, some parts kinda dragged up a bit or maybe because I just want more from it, but it's just negligible. Everything just blended so well. From the characters that have an undeniable chemistry to the superb writing, and oh, I might have wanted to knock both of the leads head off but even then I am all in. I love their journey together. It feels real no matter how lighthearted the story is. There is just substance to the plot that made you savour it. And please..... I never thought I will shed any tear for this book but I did!!! Add that to the fact that I was riding a public vehicle and people are staring at me!!! I didn't know how it happened but nearing the end, my heart was gripped so damn tight and I just can't stop from crying. Yeah but good thing though, everything went out well and that made my heart burst into happiness.

Just a little warning though as there may be points that may or may not be for you. I might have gasped for a while and even stopped reading because I don't think I can take it. However though, it just made the story more real. That, it's not just more about rainbows, unicorns, fairy tales and HEA. And for you to find out what I'm talking about, you need to read it yourself. 

Take a ride with Brett and Bree and fall in love all over again.

To end, the book is really good. Kelly Elliot did not disappoint as I FLAT.OUT. enjoyed reading Playbook. A must read!

Reaching into my brief case, I took out my notebook that I had already filled with research on Brett and the university college program.

I flipped through the endless pages of notes until I found a blank page.

“So, I’m assuming since it’s spring training, I’ll be granted full access to the stadium.” Peeking up at Brett, I added, “That includes the locker rooms.”

His jaw muscles flexed and I couldn’t help but smile. “I’d like to really observe you, Mr. Owens, for the first week or two here at work. Really get an understanding of your work habits and ethics with the team and, of course, your habits away from the team as well.”

His lips parted to say something, but Mr. Stevenson coughed and Brett shut his mouth.

“This piece is going to be about getting to know Brett Owens. Three-time national championship winner. Youngest head football coach in college football, and rumored ladies’ man.”

“What?” Brett gasped, nearly chocking on his own spit.

I shrugged and flipped through my notes where I found a reference to picture in People magazine.

“Yes, here it is. A picture of you with two women on your arms exiting a bar in downtown Austin. I believe it was on New Year’s Eve.” I held it up for him to see.

His eyes narrowed and I swear they turned black. “What in the hell do you have written down in that book?”

I pointed to my notebook, while keeping my focus fixed on him. “This notebook?”

When his hand combed through his hair, I felt a tug in my lower stomach that I quickly pushed aside.

“Yes, that notebook, Aubrey! I don’t see another notebook on the fucking table.”

My head drew back with raised eyebrows. I quickly flipped back to the empty page and wrote a note.

Curses like a damn sailor.

“Wh-what are you writing?”

I couldn’t help but feel giddy knowing I was getting to him. “Just taking some notes, that’s all.”

Brett leaned closer to me as I covered the note with my hand. “What did you say? I saw sailor written down!”

I flashed him an evil smile which only irritated him more, causing him to curse more under his breath.

Mr. Stevenson sighed heavily next to me. “Oh, for the love of God. The two of you are going to have to learn to play nice. Your boss, Ms. Cain, and the president of the university, want this thing to happen. Now I hope you will shine a more positive light on Mr. Owens and not focus on his… on his um—”

Brett and I both looked at him, anxiously waiting for him to finish his sentence.

“On my what?” Brett questioned.

With a roll of his eyes, Mr. Stevenson answered, “On the colorful lifestyle you lead outside of work.”

“That was gently put,” I mumbled.

“Ms. Cain,” Mr. Stevenson started.

“Please, call me Aubrey.”

He nodded. “Aubrey, you will have full access so getting in places will not be an issue. I advise you to stick close to Brett until you learn your way around.”

“Thank you, Mr. Stevenson.”

“Pat will be fine.”

“Pat, it is.”

“Now, I believe, Brett, you have a staff meeting at noon.”

I swear it looked like Brett was sitting over there pouting. It probably killed him he had no safe-zone to hide in. I was going to be stuck to him like glue. Oh, this made me all kinds of happy right now.

“Yeah. It’s at noon.”

Pat stood. “Good, show Aubrey around and to the office she’ll be using.”

My heart skipped a beat in my chest. “Thank you, Pat. That means a lot to me to have a place to work while I’m here. That’s very thoughtful of you.”

He looked at Brett and then me. “Don’t thank me, thank Brett. It was his idea.”

My head snapped to the side as I looked at him. That was totally unexpected, and I couldn’t hide the fact that it made my chest tighten some.
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kellyauthorKelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.


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