About Love Sidelined

Love Sidelined

Jason Jennings made a tough call two years ago when he left behind his status as a hard-partying star quarterback in order to serve the Lord. Recently returned from a mission now, he’s ready to get back on the football field at UCAL. But despite turning his life around, his bad-boy reputation is proving hard to shake.

Allie Hollis is everything a cheerleader should be—beautiful, outgoing, and smart—but her brilliant smile hides a devastating secret. So when Jason begins to show interest in her, there’s no question: her answer is no.

Yet, in the face of Allie’s chilly response, Jason’s gentle persistence pays off, and a tentative friendship grows. Their chemistry is obvious, but Allie’s determination to steer clear of a relationship with Jason goes deeper than he realizes. When the truth of her painful history comes to light, the couple must decide whether they will remain on the sidelines or jump back into the game of love.

My review

While I love to read all kinds of books, contemporary romance is always my favorite. I love the way I can get sucked in and not worry about all kinds of rules. Tiffany Odekirk has a way with writing contemporary romance that just makes me happy. I loved everything about this one.

Jason is a great character. He’s mentioned in both Love On Pointe and Love Unscripted as the brother of the characters. I’m so glad he got his own story. I loved the way he met Allie. The way he was able to save her from a situation she wasn’t comfortable with. And even though she didn’t want anything to do with a relationship with him, because she thought she knew everything about him from his cousin, he never gave up on her.

Then there’s Allie. It was kind of interesting the way the reader didn’t know her secret for a chunk of the book. Eventually, I was able to put it together. But it made a lot of sense closer to the end of the book why she tried to steer clear of Jason. But these two just kept getting thrown together. I was amazed at her stubbornness about Jason, even after everything happened. Sorry if that’s way vague, but I don’t want to give anything away.

Another really great thing about this one was watching Allie heal. She learned to move on and a relationship got mended that I wouldn’t have expected in a romance novel.

I loved the way I couldn’t tell if these two were going to work or not for most of the book. It kept me guessing. I loved the whole feeling of being back in college, a time to take care of yourself.

This is such a great book! Go grab a copy.

I was sent a copy of Love Sidelined as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Thank you for your review! I have yet to read this book, but I am waiting for school to calm down before picking it up. Out of the three books Tiffany Odekirk has published in this series, which one is your favorite?

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