Playing By Her Rules (Sydney Smoke Rugby #1) by @AmyAndrewsbooks

Playing By Her Rules (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #1)In this grudge match, the first to score…

When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex. Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart.

…could win it all!

Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all!

ARC received from: Netgalley

Rating: 5*

Trope: Sport + reconciliation romance

Chemistry: Off the charts Scorchio

One-Sentence Summary: A journalist has to do a feature on her crazy hot rugby-playing ex

Review: One of my favourite romance authors writing a sports romance? The romance gods must finally have heard my prayers!

Whilst I can safely say that all my knowledge about sport, especially any game which involves running and tackling to get the ball, comes from Friday Night Lights (Kyle Chandler *sigh*) and books, I LOVE a good sports romance.

This was a GREAT sports romance.Amy Andrews - Tanner

Matilda is a journalist who has to write a story on her high school boyfriend Tanner. The book is full of everything I love in a sports romance including a locker room scene, raucous-but-good-natured friends, a couple being set-up for exploration in a future book, lots of chemistry between the couple and the playback jock being revealed to be a really nice guy.

I especially loved the use of Twitter messages in the book which got to show Tanner’s charming and funny side. The chemistry between him and Matilda was explosive and their interactions full of UST.

All in all, it was complete perfection.

Finally, you know how they say not to leave the cinema until the end credits finish because there may be a fun bonus scene right at the very end? Well, don’t close this book until you read the glossary included at the end!!!

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