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Summary

Soccer goalkeeper Jaden Sloup has his eye on Ella Kennedy, a woman who won’t date jocks or frat boys. He dons a pair of nerd glasses and hugs a laptop to convince her he’s a techno geek, and she agrees to go to with him to a cosplay convention in Las Vegas, where his team’s playoff game happens to be.

Jaden must juggle sizzling in the sheets with Ella against a soccer match and hanging with his frat-brother teammates. When a bully harasses Ella and challenges Jaden to a fight, he proves even a goalie can score.

Jaden and Ella are friends of Jax and Kimber from Dani Evan's hottest new adult romance - a story of obsession, passion, and surrender. Will you be the next contestant?

©2014 Rachelle Ayala (P)2018 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

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Young Adult Romance

To be honest I didn't enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed other audiobooks by Rachelle Ayala. The characters are a bit young and frivolous. They lack a certain level of life experience that makes the story more interesting for me.

That said, Rachelle had still written a story about two people who experience personal growth at the same time as finding love. Jaden and Ella's story involves both of them addressing and changing their preconceived notions before they can accept their feelings.

This audiobook is easy to listen to despite lacking the usual depth expected of Rachelle Ayala's stories. It is short and fast moving, involving plenty of action (sexual and otherwise).

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 27-07-18

ROMCOM

I enjoyed this book. I could really picture all the costumes they wore for the party and Comic-Con. I could feel her fear during the kidnapping. Tor and Charley really bought the characters to life.

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  • Julie D
  • 26-07-18

Good story.. excellent narration.

This story was kind of surprising to me. I liked the story and enjoyed listening to Tor Thom and Charley Ongel.

The main characters were easy to like.. Jaden the player and Ella the nerd fit together quite well. The story was a little hard to follow for me only because I don’t know the characters they are representing when they play act. I don’t know who the Lightening character is.

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  • wendy ballard
  • 24-07-18

loved it

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

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  • Virginia
  • 23-07-18

Exciting!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel really hit a home run with this one. They know how to suck you right into the stories! Jaden was a Korean and he had been adopted. He was a soccer goal keeper. Ella would not date a jock, so he put on a pair of glasses so he could look like a nerd so she would date him. He invited her to Vegas with him and everything went to pot! I loved it!

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  • Marcelle
  • 17-07-18

Soccer and Geeks!

The story was very unique. Bringing the geek world and soccer and to one place. The climax clip be better but over all it was a great story. The best thing was the two narrators that I always enjoy.

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  • Rhonda
  • 16-07-18

Don't judge on appearances

Jaden is a soccer player and Ella is more of a techie girl. They meet at a party and since Ella doesn't like sports jocks or players, Jaden pretends to be a techie, too. Jaden isn't planning on falling in love with Ella, just dating her until the next girl comes along. Ella really starts to fall in love with Jaden. Things come to a crossroads when Ella needs saving. Will Ella forgive Jaden for not admitting that he's a soccer player? Will Jaden be able to save Ella and finally admit his feelings?
This is a short book but it does pack a lot into it. I really like the duet narration of Charley Ongel and Tor Thom. It brings so much more into the story when the female reads the female and the male reads the male -- almost like a play. Rachelle Ayala has written another wonderful book.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 06-07-18

Love wins out!

This may be short but it is packed full of a great story! Jaden is the goalie for his college soccer team and has his eye on Ella. Ella is a technology geek, loves gaming and is into anime, but she does not like athletes or frat boys, which rules Jaden out! He figures his way into her life, thinking she has no idea about who he is. A fun fling and off he will go, what he doesn't count on is falling for her. Rachelle Ayala does it again, writing a story where the characters are easy to fall in love with and a message you can't miss. This one is especially poignant with life lessons at this life changing age. With beautifully envisioned costumes for the cosplay convention and fun on the soccer field, this story is a winning goal!

Charley Ongel and Tor Thom breathe life into this new adult story with their incredible chemistry. These two bring the story to life with wonderful voices that fit the age, and keep the heat and suspense high. It's an enjoyable listen.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 06-07-18

Let this great one by your heart

As always Rachelle writes amazing stories. You can’t get enough of her stories. The narrating team of Tor Thom and Charley Onegel bring the story to life . Both of them are amazing. Actually all 3 are . This story is about don’t make plans in life because it will throw you a curve .

Hero is Jaden. Heroine is Ella .
Jaden is a goalie on a soccer team . He thinks everything in life is planned out and you don’t expect anything new . He thinks that love isn’t real.
Ella doesn’t like jocks . She’s in her own world .
Harden pretends he’s not a jock so he can date Ella
Does Ella find out ? Does Jaren change his outlook

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  • Erin B
  • 23-07-18

Fun & Flirty Story

As usual this book was great. I’ve listened to numerous books by Rachelle Ayala and they’re always good. This is a fun and fast college love story. Ella is a dancer and by all accounts a pretty popular girl so she sees how jocks and frat boys go through girls like they’re nothing; which is why she doesn’t date that kind of guy. Jaden is a soccer star and frat boy but he wants a chance with Ella so he convinces his frat brother’s girlfriend to introduce them. He’s even gone as far as renting out his room at the fraternity so he can live in the dorms for a while to convince Ella that’s he the tech nerd she wants him to be. The only problem is she catches on to who he really is and he doesn’t even know it. This is a really great short story that holds your attention from the start and keeps it until the end. Since it’s not that long of a book I obviously listened to it all at once but I found myself wishing the book was longer. If you’re looking for a fun, cute romance book I definitely recommend this one.

Both the narrators were great too! Neither one of them did anything to distract you from the story. The reading was smooth and flawless.

I was provided a free copy of this book at my request for my honest and unbiased review.

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  • C K
  • 13-08-18

Great story

Great story and hea! The performance was impeccable as usual! Another fantastic narration by tor thom!