Gods of the Gridiron, Book 1
by Shanna Swenson
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Pub Date 28 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2020
They don't call him Ares for no reason!
Travis Redmond, the ram of a running back for the Atlanta Gladiators, may be a lot of things—hot-headed, arrogant, rash—but a cheater isn't one of them. Until cheating is the only option he has to save his brother, Tucker, from the clutches of a dangerous criminal mastermind.
When his impulsive actions get him an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT penalty and he ends up suspended and back in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, the last person he expected to see again was Skyla Larson, his former classmate from Brevidge High.
Skyla isn't the shy girl he remembers from Biology. She's changed after a decade and man, is she scorching hot now… and with the sass to go along with it too! Sly little Sky’s got a few secrets of her own, including a particular person she's investigating as Atlanta’s assistant district attorney.
Their reunion and bar-side banter are short-lived though as these two suddenly find themselves running for their lives...and falling in love on top of that!
Love has poor timing, especially when they have everything to lose including their hearts… The “god of war” may have found something worth fighting for—the mighty Aphrodite of his.
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Average rating from 13 members
Unsportsmanlike conduct is a quite unique mix of genres that keeps you pulled in. Travis is a running back for a famous foot ball team, he’s mixed up with some very bad people, and he went to high school with ADA Skyla Larson.
She is tough and had a horrible high school experience with bullying and was in love with Travis. Now she’s skinny, hot, and well on the case to take down some bad people. There banter is hot and spicy and their chemistry is off the charts. Add in they are on the run, their relationship is building, and the end has a sad ending and football. It’s quite the package.
Good start for a new series!
Atlanta Gladiators football player Travis (Ares) Redmond is taking a break in his hometown of San Antonio after he was suspended by the team and some people thought he was throwing games for the mob. Travis ran into an old high school classmate, Skyla Larson who had a crush on him in high school. Skyla is the assistant district attorney in Atlanta investigating the mob for the throwing of games and other crimes. Skyla was the one person the mob didn’t want him to meet even if it was by accident.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct starts out slow in the beginning of the story when Travis and Skyla meet but then the action starts with a road trip trying to escape the mob while falling in love with someone who is helping save your life.
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This book is a American football themed romance with the added storyline involving the mafia. I enjoyed this book as it gave a different and unique take on the cabin love story. The characters are sweet and I liked the family type relationships shown at the end. The pace was good and the book was action packed with the author doing well in interleaving the action with the romance in a believable way
However, this book overused swearing which made the dialogue feel repetitive. It may also been offensive to some readers so please be aware of this before reading.
I look forward to reading more in this series.
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