Indie Flutters: Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell

Hail Mary

  • By Nicola Rendell
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: November 28th 2016
  • Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: own copy
  • In a Flutter: Never giving up hope!
  • rating-system5

    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.
    To the reader: Sweet. Safe. HEA. This is a comedy that gets very dirty, so be advised. Other tasters’ notes: Hints of honey and champagne. And a feisty little dog named Frankie Knuckles.

    ~ Goodreads

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    Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Chicago! I may not live in the city but I do live in Illinois and it’s always great to have your state represented!
    Characters: The main characters in this novel are Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi and Mary Monahan. Jimmy isn’t having the best season, and being the quarterback for the Chicago Bears means he needs to get his ass in gear or be hitting the door. But what he couldn’t have known was that a small and beautiful boxer would turn his world upside down and set him on the right track. Mary is no ordinary woman. A physical therapist by day and a kick ass boxer by night. But she has her share of problems just like everyone else and some that she would like to keep locked away. Unfortunately, this hunky Gillette model, Jimmy, is getting under her skin and breaking down her walls. When a little girl shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep things go from fun to complicated. Can Jimmy keep both sides of his life from colliding? Or will complications from his life scare Mary off before they can even get started?
    Plot: This is a sports romance that explores deep issues for both the hero and heroine. I loved that each character had a dichotomy of characteristics which made them a complete joy to read.
    Writing: This story is written in first person points of view of Jimmy and Mary. It is a standalone novel with a HEA.
    Curb Appeal: I love this cover! It isn’t something I’ve seen before and therefore, completely eye catching! The blurb gives a good rundown on the beginning of the story and background of the hero but the heroine is a slight mystery.
    Ultimately: This author is new to me and she definitely caught my attention! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it makes me want to read her other works as well! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero that’s just a regular guy with a heart of gold and a heroine who can’t seem to stay away then come check out Hail Mary!!!!



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