Play By Play, By Kate Donovan

Former college football star Jake Dublin’s wildly popular sports blog also details his personal life. And lately it’s all about Sophie, the pretty young woman who just moved into his apartment building. His readers know her only as “Elevator Girl,” and they’re all rooting for Jake to score.The blog posts and banter with his followers are all in good fun, and he fully intends to come clean with the woman he’s wooing and wowing. That is, until she confides that she grew up in a house full of jocks and even dated a few. Her verdict? Never again!

Jake knows he needs to confess. But somewhere along the line he fell in love with Sophie and can’t stand the thought of losing her. So he procrastinates, and blogs, and digs himself deeper into a hole, until it all leads to a showdown that’s so nail-biting, not even the best play-by-play guy could ever have seen it coming.


I couldn’t pass up a chance to read a book about a male blogger.  The fact that I don’t like sports has really nothing to do with me wanting to read this book.  But with that being said, I was really glad
that there wasn’t a lot of sports talk that took place.  And the parts where it did were written in a way that I didn’t become completely lost in the conversation.  That to me made the book more bearable.
On one hand, the story itself was quite amusing.  But on the other hand, the story was quite short.   I was left wanting more from both the characters and the story itself.  It felt like certain parts of the story that were important to the story line were just skimmed over when other htings that weren’t as important had more attention.
One thing that I did like about the book is how Sohpie had this idea in her head about the certain guy she wanted.  And then she comes to find out, the person she swore she would never be with is who she needed up with.  So to me, that made the story even better.
Overall if you are looking for a quick read that has its humorous parts, as well as serious parts, you should check this book out.