Review: Getting Inside (Seattle Grizzlies #1) by Serena Bell

January 7, 2017 Review 0

Review: Getting Inside  (Seattle Grizzlies #1) by Serena Bell

They’re big. They’re hot. And they play hard.

In the kickoff to Serena Bell’s sexy new football romance series, the heat between a female coach and a cocky linebacker turns the Seattle Grizzlies locker room upside down.

Iona: There’s nothing like the rush of going head-to-head with the boys. Football is my life, and I got my new job with the Seattle Grizzlies because I know how to play rough. But as a woman in a man’s game, I can’t afford any distractions—like panty-melting tabloid darling Ty Williams, my star linebacker. I’ve stared down plenty of good-looking players without losing my cool . . . and yet something about Ty’s intense gaze burns straight to my core.

Ty : Despite what they say in the press, I save my best moves for game day. The Grizzlies aren’t just my teammates, they’re my brothers—no way am I going to let some new coach shake up our defense. But Iona Thomas isn’t just some coach. It’s so tough to keep my head in the game when I’d rather be in bed with her. She may take charge at practice, but if I had her in my arms, I’d be choosing the plays. I just need to figure out what makes her tick—and what makes her want to break the rules.

Title: Getting Inside
Author: Serena Bell
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Turn up the Heat
Series: Seattle Grizzlies #1
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: January 3rd 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Sports Theme
Pages: 198 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Iona is the first woman coach in the PFL (similar to our NFL). There is a lot of pressure on both Iona and the team to show she’s got the ability to coach men. She’s got a lot to prove as most people don’t believe females should be coaching at the professional level. She realizes it will be a lot harder once she sees linebacker Ty and he sets her skin on fire!

Ty is a linebacker for The Seattle Grizzlies, the team that just hired Iona. He’s got questions on whether she has the right prospective to coach men. It doesn’t help that she’s so nice to look at and she smells amazing.

Both characters are equally smitten with each other and the book goes back and forth across that coach/player line. Ultimately it becomes too large a mountain to climb and they give into their attraction. But what do they do now? They could have a PR nightmare on their hands and both have a lot to lose if this gets out.

I liked the premise of this book, but I didn’t feel real heat with the characters. I didn’t feel any real connection with them either. I know they both had their own baggage, but we weren’t let into that till way late in the book. Much of it was dancing around this attraction and sneaking glances when they thought no one was the wiser. I had hopes that once they gave in, it would ramp up, but sadly I was disappointed. There just seemed to be missing a spark within this story to drive me to read to the next page and see what happens. I also felt like a lot of the past issues with each character were never resolved. Yes, we have some implied action, but I felt I wanted more.

Getting Inside is the first book in the Seattle Grizzlies series and it may pick up as the series gains ground.


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