Playing by the Rules, Miami Piranhas, Book 3 By: Beth Bolden Narrated by: Darcy Stark

"My Favorite of the Series." Lesetiger listened to Playing by the Rules, book 2 in the Miami Piranhas series.

From the blurb:

Ex-quarterback Davis Abernathy knows he’s on his last chance.

If he strikes out as Paxton Kelly’s coach, nobody else is going to call him. Not to get back on the field, and not to stand on the sidelines.

He’s got a lot to teach Pax, and as a second-year quarterback, Pax has a lot to learn. But Davis doesn’t anticipate the irresistible way they’ll be drawn together from their first meeting. He never could have predicted such a fierce and uncontrollable yearning—or that Pax would feel the same.

It should be easy to remember rules aren’t meant to be broken, and certain lines aren’t meant to be crossed, but the only thing that’s easy is falling totally, completely in love with Pax.

As Davis falls harder, Pax succeeding becomes just as important—and maybe more so—than resurrecting his own career. If he messes this up, his last chance isn’t all he’ll be sacrificing.

What he should be is focused on being the perfect mentor. But what he wants is Pax in his bed, Pax in his life, and more impossibly, to win Pax’s heart forever.

Lesetiger's Review:

Playing by the Rules is the third book in the Miami Piranhas series. As there have already been small glimpses of the characters in the previous books, I recommend reading the series in order. 

This time it's about Paxton Kelly, a quarterback who looks back on a not-so-good year in the NFL, even though he was a star in college. 

Asa Dawson realizes what Paxton is missing and hires Davis Abernathy to coach him. Davis was a respected quarterback until there were some bad decisions by his former team that he still suffers from. 
When Pax and Davis meet for the first time, sparks fly and the chemistry is clear. But they both want to be professional and fight against it, even though they are on fire for each other. 

But will they manage to play a good game and keep their emotions under control at the same time? And then there are their teammates, who notice some of their strange behavior.

I really like Beth Bolden's series and this volume is my favorite so far! The writing style is wonderful, and once immersed in the story of Pax and Davis, it's hard to put the audiobook down. I also really liked the secondary characters. The story is emotional and touching and quickly captivated me. 

Darcy Stark did a fantastic job narrating the audiobook with all the emotions. I always knew which character was speaking and he read the story at a comfortable pace. 

I'm already looking forward to the next volume in the series, because I'm very excited about Asa's story!

🎧 Audiobook Review 🎧
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

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