{Review} Broken Play by Samantha Kane

{Review} Broken Play by Samantha KaneBroken Play by Samantha Kane
Series: Birmingham Rebels #1
Published by LoveSwept on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, M/M Erotica, Ménage
Pages: 235
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Perfect for fans of Shayla Black and Lexi Blake, the deeply sensual new Birmingham Rebels series introduces an unforgettable team of chiseled football gods—and the daring, provocative games they play behind closed doors.

Birmingham Rebels offensive linemen Beau Perez and Cass Zielinski are inseparable, on and off the field. Cass, the captain with the cowboy swagger, is a loose cannon. Beau, the veteran tight end, is cool under pressure. And ever since they were caught on tape in a steamy threesome, their exploits have fueled more than a few tabloid headlines—and naughty fantasies.

Marian Treadwell knows all about the video. And now that she’s the Rebels’ new assistant offensive coach, she can’t look at Beau and Cass without picturing their hard, naked bodies—with her pressed in between. Marian would like nothing more than to indulge those impulses, but she knows better than to get too close to her players, a bunch of adrenaline-fueled alpha males who don’t always follow the rules.

Just the thought of sharing the gorgeous yet guarded Marian drives Cass wild. At first, Beau isn’t sure she’s right for them . . . and lately, all he desires is a little alone time with Cass to explore their new intimacy. But it’s only a matter of time before Cass breaks through both of their defenses. Because when seduction is the game plan, he always plays to win.


Kassiah: The idea for this book was a good one–female professional football coach Marian Treadwell was nearly assaulted when she was in college. Fast forward several years and she can’t stay away from two players on her new misfit NFL team: Beau Perez and Cass Zielinski. Beau and Cass have an unconventional relationship to say the least. They frequently engage in menages, but up to this point haven’t admitted that they actually have feelings for each other as well.

“We” –he gestured between him and Cass– “are not lovers. We’re friends and we fuck women together. That’s it.”

Broken Play explores what happens when Marian realizes that it’s okay for her to live out her fantasy and Beau and Cass realize that they want a relationship to work with the three of them rather than a one night stand. I did like some things about this story, mainly the idea behind it and the exploration of sexuality.

“No judgment here.”

There was a great backstory and I can see the characters evolving in future books in the Birmingham Rebels series.

Unfortunately, I didn’t love the main characters. For as much background as we were given, I didn’t feel like the actual relationship part of Beau and Cass’s dynamic was explained. The fact that they were surprised to discover they had feelings for each other was fairly ridiculous in my opinion, considering that they lived together and no one could have even a conversation with one of them without the other being around. I would have given this book 3-1/2 to 4 stars though, until something happens that I thought was pretty unrealistic. I won’t spoil it, but I really was surprised by that scene.

Despite the lack of character development and unrealistic outcome, Kane writes strong alpha males as well as hot scenes. I’ll probably check out the future books, especially if there’s one about Tom, who I really enjoyed. 🙂

Kassiah

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Overall: 2.5

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