Blocked

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Jul 2018

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Jennifer Lane's Blocked was a hard book for me to get into. The first few chapters did nothing to rope me in, so the book remained unfinished
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I wasn't a huge fan of this one unfortunately. I found it to be a little childish, and that doesn't bode well for a rauchy novel like this one. I don't want to think of teenagers whilst they're pounding away at one another. Severe pass, sorry!!
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I have no idea what this book is trying to do. Is it a political treatise? Is it a YA book? Is it a sex romp? I don't think it knows. I honestly kept reading just to see how it ended - I can't say I enjoyed it. Everyone was a basket of quirks and baggage and not real people and I can't really recommend it.
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I really struggled to get into this one and to keep with it, so it was one I was unable to finish. The whole situation and characters felt forced and unreal. Very bland. 

I was really hoping for more, but it was lacking!
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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would given that I requested it by accident. I don't normally read new adult because as a genre it is fairly awful and attracts authors not interested in spell check, sentence structure or editing. This is coming from someone who routinely reads the trash on Kindle Unlimited. 

Anyway, back to Blocked. The characters were interesting and Lane explored issues facing young people today in a way that someone in their 30s could still relate to. I loved the political aspect of the plot but that the focus in the end was the relationship between Lucia and Dane. Genre issues aside, I kinda want to read the next book.
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A new author to me and I really liked this book very much and will look forward to reading more from you from this author thank you for my arc
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I enjoyed this book, but I am not sure if I would pick this author up again. Personally I was not a huge fan of the writing style. I personally just found it a bit choppy and it ruined the flow, but that's just me.
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Blocked is a new take on a sports romance and Jennifer Lane does this genre proud.

This is the story of two elite level college volleyball players, Lucia Ramirez and Dane Monroe.  Not only do they attend the same college and play the same sport but their parents are running against each other in the next Presidential  Election.  Thrown together by the Secret Service agents assigned to protect them, they are forced to deal with their opposing views of the world, emotional baggage and their growing attraction to each other.  They slowly realize that they have more in common than they ever imagined and come to care for each other, surprising them both.  

I had no idea what to expect but as a fan of contemporary sports romance, I was intrigued by the premise.  I am so glad that I took the chance on this wonderful author and story.  I was hooked from the start and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.  #Blocked. #NetGalley
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Lucia Ramirez had developed a crush on Dane the first time she saw him on television. Now with their parents in a close presidential race their political views clash against one another. She tries to work through Dane’s standoffish behavior. I certainly didn’t like him at first. His words cut Lucia to the bone and just added to her self esteem issues. He finally begins to change and see who she is with0ut all the issues that surround them. Helping her through her troublesome first year of college they realize they have more in common than they initially thought. Great story and definitely made you realize what pressures athletes and fighting the influences your parents make in your life when they are in the public eye.
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copy received for honest review
I had a hard time getting into this story. It had a lot of political rhetoric.  The characters were a bit immature even for college underclassmen. I didn't like Dane at all in the beginning. He acted like a spoiled brat.  Lucia seemed a little naive.  However, the situation they found themselves in, did allow for growth. It ended up being a ok read for me.
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I've wanted to read this book since it released and I'm so glad I finally got the chance!
It was good but I think I had built my expectations up too much....
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Refreshing and cute. It was a good sport romance.
Really liked the two main characters and their banter!
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I did not like this book. Dane's character was extremely underdeveloped, and he came across as a selfish, arrogant, man-child for the majority of the book. I did not understand Lucia's attraction to him, nor do I understand why a relationship even happened. I definitely was not able to connect with either character or care about what was happening. This book would have been a win for me if Dane was written much differently...or just wasn't in the book at all.
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I don't know how I'd cope if I had a security detail following me every day and worse off while in high school. This story starts out on a high, Lucia is new to a school and Dane's not throwing a welcome party for her because she's the daughter of a Republican and he's the son of a Democrat. There assumptions of each other coupled with their desire to be right gets in the way. I'm glad I got this eARC off NetGalley, it was an entertaining read.
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In the beginning I really didn't like either Lucia or Dane but as the book went on and their characters developed I changed my mind. Liked reading about volleyball and their relationships with their teams and coaches. Not a steamy read but rather a sweet one. Lucia's issues with an eating disorder was handled well. Overall a good summer read. I received an ebook at no charge for which I voluntarily provided an honest review.
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this author is new to me and this book I highly enjoyed.
I loved that it was a sports story and the characters really spoke to me and gave it a nice bee fresh feel to the story.
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I received this as an advance copy. It embodies life as a college student, daily struggles, and top it off, the political arena. The struggles between societies and Family opinions raise strong points. The story thickens as the race heats up
And tempers and Love flares. Can’t wait to read what’s next
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Blocked was fantastic!

It was a wonderful little read that I very much enjoyed and I am going to tell you right now that the following books of the series are already on my to get list!

The characters were really great, the backstory really interesting in this day and age. Though sometimes I felt like "can we move the story along?" - after all, I am super impatient, I really liked it.

I sat and finished it in one go and frankly I was not able to put it down, though Jennifer could have done me a solid and told us who won!!!! 

Now if you are wondering what I am on about, then you know you have to read the book!  It was really entertaining and I enjoyed every page!

Wonderful read in the garden or at the beach, me it was the balcony...  but of course you know what I mean!  I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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I enjoyed this book but it had more of a YA feel than a NA feel. Which isn’t a bad thing at all it just threw me off a little when I started it. Well I liked both of the main characters I didn’t feel overly attached to either of them. That didn’t make the story any less enjoyable, it just wasn’t necessarily the book for me. Character driven stories are what I live for and if I spend half the time trying to connect with the main characters it takes me out of the story. 

Would I still recommend it? Yes, it’s still a good read. It just wasn’t the book for me. 



 received from NetGalley for an honest review 
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Omg, I feel in love with this book and the author, I can't wait to read more by this author. With real life struggles that teenagers are facing, being handled so well in this book, it was just a love story, it was as if the author is portraying a real life scenario, not just your normal Romance book. Seriously give this one a read, you won't regret it.
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