[ARC REVIEW] “Reverse Pass” (Plays & Penalties #4) By: Maggie Rawdon

What is “Reverse Pass” by Maggie Rawdon about?

He’s the star wide receiver and the most wanted player on campus. 
He has it all—the body, the voice, the charm and the dimples.
Plus he flirts constantly and cooks dinner shirtless in my kitchen.

There’s just one problem—he’s my best friend’s younger brother.

She sent him to live with me so I can help him get his life back in order. 
Which makes him off limits in every way possible. 

But now we share a wall and secrets. 
Like the confession he makes when he accidentally walks in on me one night.

I’m usually so good with women that my teammates come to me for advice. 
But they don’t know my secret. They don’t know about her.
The one woman I want—the one I can’t stop thinking about—barely knows I exist. 

Until everything goes wrong, and I land on her doorstep.
The worst day of my life might just turn out to be my luckiest.

Because she’s fresh off a broken engagement—single for the first time in forever.
And she can’t keep her eyes off of me. 
I just need to convince her I’m worth breaking the rules.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


I was so excited to read Ben’s book — I started reading the series with the third book, where Ben was the one giving relationship advice, so to see him in a position of feeling out of his element with his sister’s best friend made for an interesting read. Ben truly is such a likable character, and even if I hadn’t met him earlier in the series, him taking the fall for a party out of control and not taking any of his friends down with him made that clear right at the start of the book.

Violet was a great character too, and I loved the two of them together. I love reading best friend’s brother romances or brother’s best friend, but can’t recall a ton of older sister’s best friend romances, so I was so pumped to read this one! There is an age gap between Violet and Ben, but it’s relatively small, only four years. Forced proximity with Ben living at her place just makes that trope even better!

Maggie’s writing style is so easy and fast to read, and the witty banter between the characters left me smiling more times than I can count. Another thing I love about this series is how we get to see the main characters and their friendships with each other, too. It makes for strong individual books, and strengthens the overall series — which is why I know I’m going to go back and read the first books in the series, too!


“Personal Foul” (Plays & Penalties #3) — ARC

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