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Friday, September 13, 2019

Idolizing In: Blocked Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @JenLanebooks

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1044 KB | Print Length: 300 Pages
Publication Date: October 21, 2014 | Publisher: Psyched Publishing
ASIN: B00OI0AQYI | ISBN-10: 0692303103 | ISBN-13: 978-0692303108
Language: English | Main Genre(s): New Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Blocked" [Blocked Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Lane

Author's Book Description : College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Dane & Lucia (Luz) are in a unique situation. Dane’s mother and Lucia’s father are BOTH Presidential Candidates to become the next President of the United States. And because of a scandal at Lucia’s original college they are now attending the same college on volleyball scholarships. This forced proximity has Pros and Cons, which they end up dealing with along the way, but once Lucia’s true feelings come out for Dane both of their worlds change. Will it be a better change for everyone? That still remains to be seen ...

OMG!!! This novel held me RIVETED from the very beginning. I could not get enough of Lucia and Dane’s passion throughout this novel. They were passionate about everything! So passionate that it made them both quite reckless as they deal with Secret Services Agents, volleyball careers, “regular” college life, their own beliefs, their families beliefs, and the growing attraction between them. I LOVED how this novel handled everything, especially with both of Lucia and Dane’s issues** that come up because of the added pressure that is on both of them because of their parents are both trying to become President. WOW!

Their political banter. Lucia’s sweet blushes. How Lucia seems to be able to calm those around her. Dane’s snarky ways. Dane’s surprising sweet-side. That is just a few things I loved about this couple, but if I had to, I could definitely go on. The intensity that is between Lucia and Dane is off the charts hot. Yet, I so enjoyed how slowly they take their relationship BECAUSE of all the rocky things that are between them that could split them up so quickly. So sweet that I could not get enough and DID not want this novel to end. Yet I AM happy that this couple’s romance wrapped up within this novel because I would be sad to see anything else coming between them again.

Because of how this novel is based around a political race and because of how the political climate is right now, I ONLY recommend this awesomely intense novel to those who can be diplomatic and have no problem in reading about characters who could have differing viewpoints than your (the reader’s) own. While this novel does not throw its opinion at you from either side of the “political parties,” it does show you a different look at what might be happening “behind the party lines.” In addition, I feel to really enjoy both Dane, Lucia, and not get annoyed with their families; the readers need to have an open mind. If you do have an open mind THAN I feel, this novel is for those looking for a uniquely sweet contemporary sports romance.

**This novel talks about one of the character’s having an eating disorder so if that is a trigger for you this might not be the novel for you.


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Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :
Amazon (Kindle) USD : Aced (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Spiked (Book 3)


Amazon (Kindle) USD : Blocked (Book 1)

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Blocked (Book 1)
Amazon (Kindle) USD : Blocked Series

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :
The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2017 | We Are Booked - So Very Thankful - November Bookstagram Challenges Wrap Up | @traciemomie @SoDreWrites #WeAreBookedPhotoChallenge #BookChallenges #photography | My #BookTuber January 2018 Update

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Book Teaser(s) :
Why had I chosen this university? Sure, the volleyball team was top-ranked, they had a good business school, and Susie had recommended it. But the real reason? The reason I hadn't shared with anyone, especially my die-hard Republican family?
I was in love with Dane Monroe. ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Lucia'
His exit was swift, and my mortification complete. Why oh why did I have to fall for a crazy man's daughter? ~ within Chapter 24 - titled 'Dane'

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1 comment :

  1. Jess! Thank you for taking the time to read and review Blocked. I agree with you about the open mind we need to appreciate others, despite our differences, and I'm glad you like my candidates better than the ones we got hehe. Your review made my day! If you would like Aced (Blocked #2), just let me know. jenniferlanebooks at gmail

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