Review: HAIL MARY by Nicola Rendell @AuthorNRendell

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Review: HAIL MARY by Nicola Rendell @AuthorNRendellHail Mary by Nicola Rendell
Published by: Self Published
on November 28, 2016
Genres: Sports Romance
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A funny, naughty, dirty *standalone* sports romance...

At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”

In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.

Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.

And throws their lives into total chaos.

my thoughts

Honey, sugar, champagne…oh fucking my! Nicola Rendell…where the HELL have you been all my life?! HAIL MARY was EPIC! 

It seems like I’ve read a lot of sports romances this month, but HAIL MARY was one of the best. Lovable characters, hilarious and witty banter, intense passion. This had everything and more! At the time I read this, Nicola Rendell was a new author to me. I looked back and saw that this author was fairly new to the game, only releasing two other novels in the romance genre. I was incredibly surprised by this, because the writing was SO freaking GOOD! I wasn’t expecting to like this so much, when in fact, I absolutely LOVED IT! In fact, the minute I finished HAIL MARY, I went on Amazon and purchased her other two books (Professed and Confessed) and I’ve since devoured one and LOVED that as well! So, I think it’s safe to say that Ms. Rendell gained herself a HUGE fan and I can’t wait to see what she brings to the table next.

Before I go, I NEED to talk about these two characters, Mary and Jimmy. I fell in LOVE with them instantly. They brought so much strength and heart to this story and that was only in Chapter One. The fed off of each other and the passion just grew from there. It was quick. It was heated. It was just EVERYTHING. I laughed. I cried. I swooned like I’ve never swooned before. I was intrigued from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down. Jimmy and Mary are two people who couldn’t better suited for each other. The hilarity and the romance of it all just blew me away.

In conclusion, HAIL MARY is a sexy and hilarious sports romance that will give you tingles all the way through. It’s the PERFECT read for romance fans and it was the PERFECT read for me. With every book I pick up by this author, the more I crave! I’m keeping my eye on Ms. Rendell, as should you. I know she will have GREAT things for us in the near future.


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About Nicola Rendell

Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.

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