Book Review: Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Made me laugh, made me cry.

Book CWs

  • Racism
  • Bullying
  • Abuse (sexual/emotional)
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes

Premise

Marlee Harper has been the girlfriend of NFL-star Chris Alexander for the last ten years of her life and still has no ring to show for it. But when a minor computer mix-up results in Marlee discovering that Chris has been cheating on her with several other women, she leaves and vows to never date another athlete again.

Keeping this promise shouldn’t be too hard except old-flame and star quarterback Gavin Pope has just transferred to Chris’ team. When it becomes clear that both of them have lingering feelings for each other, Marlee must decide if dating Gavin is worth breaking her vow and worth the drama.

Review (No Spoilers)

With everything happening in the world, I decided that I needed to take care of my mental health and read (what I thought would be) a feel-good Black romance novel. I felt like Intercepted would be a good choice because…well…the title is a pun. I figured nothing could go wrong with a punny book.

While the book was full of sex, laughter, and genuinely happy moments, the low moments still found a way to tug at all of my heart strings and leave me a mess on my living room couch. Admittedly I’m on my period and my hormones are all over the place so interpret that as you will.

Something to be warned(?) about going into this book is that there is an overwhelming use of hashtags. The book is written from the perspective of Marlee and from the very first chapter she explains that she likes to use hashtags when describing her life. While I found the use of hashtags hilarious most of the time, there were some instances where I wanted them to just go away.

The rest of my opinions on this book can’t really be said without offering spoilers but I basically felt like the timeline was too quick. In the beginning of the book, Marlee is in a relationship with her boyfriend of ten years and after their break-up, she’s falling into the arms of another man almost immediately. Several times in this book I wanted Marlee to slow down and take more time for herself.

The next book in the series is Fumbled and it’s about my favorite side-character so you best believe I’ll be picking that one up. It’s also highly likely that I’ll be making my way through the series in its entirety. The fourth book is scheduled to come out this year so keep your eyes peeled (like a banana)!

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Intercepted by Alexa Martin

  1. Great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this one and it ended up surprising you in a good way! Hope you enjoy the sequel!! 😀

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