Title: Jocked Up
Author: Summer Cooper
Date of publication: August 20th, 2016
POV: Alternating 1st person and 3rd person
Where you can find this book: Amazon
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
Drake, NFL superstar.
Six years ago, I left town for football…at least that’s what everyone thinks. The truth is, I couldn’t face what I did. I just wanted to be with her, my soon-to-be stepsister.
It was wrong, and the only thing I could think to do was to pack up and run! Just as I thought I had it all, running into her again made me realize that she is the only thing I’ve ever wanted. And this time, I will never run away.
I deserve my second chance in love, with her… only her.
Bethany, the good girl.
Talented, tall, ripped and with smoldering good looks that could burn your soul. Sounds like a deal too good to be true, right?
He is the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. His mum and my dad were going to get married, what was I thinking getting in bed with him? Lucky me, he left town the next day. Lucky me, our parents called off the wedding; otherwise, I would never have been able to forgive myself.
The only problem is, he is back in town and wants to take me out!
My best friend Amelia, who happens to be his sister, insists that he has changed. Do men like Drake ever really change? Maybe. Maybe not.
The thing is, I can not afford another mistake like this. Not now that I have him… my son, my only joy.
A romance full of twists and turns. Ready for an emotional roller coaster?
Note: This story contains mature language and themes, intended for adults only!
I have a soft spot for reading secret baby romance. Ever since my teen years and I was reading Harlequin Romances (yes, I will admit to that), I have always loved reading about men finding out that they have secret babies and laughing at their reactions. I distinctly remember one guy going “How did this happen”, almost bust a gut laughing and thought to myself “Did you take sex ed? How do you think this happened?”. I am very happy to say that in Jocked Up, there is no confusion on how Bethany gets pregnant….lol.
While Bethany was had some justifiable anger towards Drake, I think her anger towards him was a little extreme and to be honest, she was very rude. But, if I was in her shoes, I think I might have acted the same way. Actually, to be honest, I would have acted worse. I also got why she didn’t want Drake around Peter. She was trying to protect Peter from getting attached and getting hurt when Drake would eventually leave. I did get slightly annoyed with her when she refused to tell Drake she was pregnant and was hiding her pregnancy from everyone. But again, I understood why she did what she did.
Drake, I couldn’t get a handle on him at first. He was a self-admitted reformed man-whore but that didn’t stop him from having unprotected sex with Bethany when she decided to out on a date with him. When she freezes him out, he goes back to doing what he does best….loving the ladies. But when he finds out that she’s pregnant, he stops it all and is all about her, Peter and the baby.
The sexual part of the book was sizzling hot. The chemistry between Bethany and Drake was obvious from the first disastrous date that they had. When they finally had sex, it was insanely hot.
The tiny plot twist that was revealed before Drake proposed to Bethany was good and it explained a lot.
The end of the book was definitely a HEA!!
How many stars will I give Jocked Up: 4
Why: This was a great book. Not something I would read in a Dr’s office because of nosey people but I enjoyed reading it.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Sex and language
**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
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