Mini-Review: Scored by Sloane Howell


Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that intimidates the boys. So I’m pleasantly surprised when Matt Stallworth waltzes into the indie record store where I work and gives as good he gets. Turns out Matt is a professional baseball player, which should mean he’s out of my league. But if he wants to hook up with me, he’s going to have to follow my rules.

Matt: After winning my MVP award, I learned that a guy can get used to having beautiful women practically throw themselves at you everywhere you turn. But everything changes the first time I see Kelsey Martin, and something just clicks. She’s hot, snarky, and whip-smart. I’ve got to see her again. Only problem is, she sees right through all my best moves. And I’m going to have to step up my game to convince Kelsey that I’m playing for keeps.

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Source: Netgalley          My Rating: 4½/5 stars

The Bottom Line:  I love a witty, sexy, banter-filled romance and once again, Sloane Howell delivers with Scored!  From start to finish, the back and forth between Kelsey and Matt is top-notch and kept me laughing, sighing, and shaking my head at their antics.  Kelsey is terrified of getting close to anyone for fear of having her heart broken yet again, but Matt is so hard to resist.  He’s smooth, kind, funny, likes ALL music (big brownie points there!), and is a baseball god.  In short, the perfect man.  For Matt’s part, he has been interested in Kelsey from the first moment he saw her, and her refusal to give him a chance only fuels the fire.  Kelsey isn’t like the other (loads of other!) girls Matt has dated.  She’s free-spirited yet responsible, she’s quirky, she’s a music aficionado, and she couldn’t care less about Matt’s status.  In short, she’s the perfect woman.  No excellent story can get to excellent without some drama, and Matt and Kelsey certainly have their fair share.  There are secrets revealed and demons to fight, but in the end, a couple who belongs together will find a way to be so, and Matt Kelsey are 100% meant to be together.   

P.S. Though Scored isn’t listed as a part of a series, I would highly recommend reading Bossed first as there is some character overlap between the two books!

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