Review: Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Posted September 13, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 6 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Intercepted by Alexa Martin

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Series: Playbook #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on September 11, 2018
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

Football practices going on down at the end of the street, tail-gate party recipes showing up around me, and oh yes, I was in the mood to dive into a football sports romance by a debut author.


Intercepted is the first in a series and I was all sorts of curious to crack it open knowing the book was written by a gal who is very familiar with the pro-football world.  I found her writing style was a good fit and enjoyed the sassy and modern that crept in (though, yes, I tolerated the preponderances of hashtags) and cringed over the life on the inside of this world.  It was an easy, fast read with an adorable hero who just wants to prove himself to her.

Marlee was an engaging heroine who had just made up her mind to stay away from pro athletes after her cheating ex when a former fling, Gavin, makes an appearance showing his interest and challenging her decision about men and sets out to prove to her that he isn’t her ex.  And, he’s not the only challenge because the catty Queen B’s who rule off the gridiron make things tough on her stirring up a maelstrom of trouble that forces her to take it to them.  Holy Hannah was the drama these gals stirred up nutso.  I loved when she gave them what for.  She cracked me up so much that I got looks from people (note to self, don’t read Alexa Martin books in public).  Oh, and I loved her best bud, Naomi who wasn’t like the others.

It was a delightful surprise- simple, easy, fun, but just enough conflict in an authentic feeling setting- and now I want more.  Those who love sports romance should definitely pick this one up.

My thanks to Penguin for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


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About Alexa Martin

Alexa Martin is a writer and stay at home mom. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a former NFL player who now coaches at the high school where they met, their four children, and a German shepherd. Her first book, Intercepted, was inspired by the eight years she spent as an NFL wife. Visit her online at and @AlexMBooks.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole Rae
3 years ago

Another good review for this one! I am curious even more so now.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Ha, glad to entice you with it, Carole. 🙂

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Shari Delighted Read
3 years ago

I had to put it down after a couple of chapters. Watching her put up with her ex boyfriend about did me in. Gavin was a great guy and did a few things wrong, but also he had a good heart. Marlee was funny, but I agreed she needed to grow up some. The hashtags about did me in. It all turned out ok, but it was touch and go for me for a while.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Yes, her bland acceptance of the ex was troubling. I didn’t notice how she did that with all aspects of her life until you pointed it out. The humor definitely helped. 🙂

Lover Of Romance
3 years ago

Great Review. I do have this book on my watchlist. 🙂

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

With the way you love football, I think you’d find the behind the scenes and family life side interesting, Renee. 🙂