The Mrs. Degree by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Secret Baby Sports Romance
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍🥰
The heroine: Penelope Halbrook – a single mother trying to raise her daughter, Skipper as best she can. She has a full time job and is as harried in the morning as any single mother. She has a bit of trouble making ends meet, but her former pro football player brother bought two houses side-by-side for them to live in and helps her out quite a bit.
The Hero: Jack Jennings (a.k.a. Skip) – A professional football player, he is as superstitious as any professional athlete has ever been. He has a pre-game ritual on the day of each game and follows the same routine every time he has a game. However, all the sudden he has dreams Penelope Holbrook on the brain which has been messing up his ritual and his game.
The Story: While in town for a game, Jack looks up Penelope thinking that meeting with her will get her out of his mind once and for all and he will get his game back where it should be. Penelope and he dated in college and seemed to be in love until she completely ghosted and blocked him.
Sara Ney is one of my favorite authors and she does sports romance so well. It is one of my favorite tropes and Sara’s books are always enjoyable. The secret baby trope is also one I love on occasion and this was a good one. When a woman keeps a child secret from the father, it is a serious thing and when the father finds out, he is well within his rights to be angry. That was acknowledged and both parties handled it all with the utmost maturity in this book. I thought it was done very well.
The romance was great in this book also. Jack and Penn spend some time getting to know each other again which is nice. I also really enjoyed the supporting characters, including their daughter skipper, Jack’s friend and agent Elias (who will be the main character in the next book), and Penn’s brother Davis and his girlfriend Juliet from The Player Hater, and I can’t forget Jack’s dog Kevin.
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Well reviewed thanks for sharing 😊
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Thank you so much Priti!
It’s my pleasure 😊