Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simone

October 14, 2019 Book Review 0 ★★★½

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Scoring the Player's Baby by Naima Simone
Series: WAGS #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on July 9th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 294
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After a divorce from her cheating football player ex, PR whiz Kim Matlock would rather drive a pine tree through her walled-off heart than work at the Seattle Wedding Expo. And the last thing she expects is to be grabbed and kissed breathless by a hot giant of a man looking to fend off a stalker. She doesn’t want emotional entanglements, but she can’t say no to one scorching night with the sexy stranger.
To her shock, she finds out afterward that a) he’s a pro football player, aka her kryptonite, and b) she’s pregnant.
But nothing could have prepared her for his response...

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

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By Sparkles

Let me begin this review by saying that Ms. Simone really knows how to write a sexy yet dorky H. Scoring the Player’s Baby had me laughing at the hilarious banter.

Since her divorce one year ago, Kim has only one unbreakable rule regarding dating (not that she’s been doing much of it) and that’s absolutely under no circumstances will she ever again even look at a football player. In comes Ronin, being a charming dork and begging for her help warding off a stalker. Their chemistry is instant and potent, and soon she agrees to one night of really hot sex just to see if the promise of all those hunky muscles is true.

Unfortunately for Kim, Ronin not only turns out to be an NFL player but the father of her unexpected baby. With no chance of keeping him out of her life now, they will have to learn to co-exist and co-parent without tearing each other’s clothes off. 

I loved Kim, although she was understandably closed off after what she went through with her marriage and her childhood history. She could be funny and warm, had all the sass and an iron will.

Ronin was my perfect hero, first off because you can’t help but picture all the holy-hotness that is Jason Momoa.


He was charming and funny, had the best taste in T-shirts and was an all-around nice guy. My only complaint about Ronin is that he is not real and I can’t go find him and trick him into marrying me.

My one real issue with this book is that while the dialogue and interactions were hilarious and engaging, sometimes there was a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of inner musings, at times even between the lines of dialogue. This made for a somewhat stilted pace and managed to exasperate me on more than one occasion, as I really liked these two going at each other.

With fabulous chemistry, great banter and the best Momoa inspired book boyfriend, I absolutely loved most of Scoring the Player’s Baby. The pace detracted a bit of my enjoyment but overall I had a fantastic time drooling after Ronin– I mean reading this romance.

Rating: 3.5+ “A little less inner musing, a little more interaction” Stars

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