Scoring With the Wrong Twin (WAGS, #1)
Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves… again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorkable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister. After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances — and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another... and another… and another…Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.

Scoring With the Wrong Twin (WAGS, #1) Details

TitleScoring With the Wrong Twin (WAGS, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 15th, 2018
PublisherEntangled Publishing. LLC (Brazen)
ISBN-139781640634053
Rating
GenreContemporary, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Romance

Scoring With the Wrong Twin (WAGS, #1) Review

  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    4 Right Twin Stars“That’s my one rule, Sophia. Honesty, no lies. Ever.”Oh boy! If Sophia Cruz has a weakness it’s her twin sister, Giovanna. The fact Giovanna is an up and coming model and has always been considered the “pretty”twin while Sophia feels more comfortable in front of a computer screen isn’t an issue. When Gia gets double booked with two modeling jobs she can’t turn down, Sophia finds herself filling in on the DL for Gia one last time. When she sets eyes on the hottie partnering with 4 Right Twin Stars“That’s my one rule, Sophia. Honesty, no lies. Ever.”Oh boy! If Sophia Cruz has a weakness it’s her twin sister, Giovanna. The fact Giovanna is an up and coming model and has always been considered the “pretty”twin while Sophia feels more comfortable in front of a computer screen isn’t an issue. When Gia gets double booked with two modeling jobs she can’t turn down, Sophia finds herself filling in on the DL for Gia one last time. When she sets eyes on the hottie partnering with her for the photo shoot, her anger at her sister is suddenly replaced by some seriously dirty thoughts. Maybe getting half naked with an extremely good looking football player isn’t the end of the world after all?Zephirin Black (love that name) doesn’t do love anymore. After being played for a fool by a women he thought he could trust, Zeph is done with relationships. That doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful woman when he sees one. And damn if Giovanna Cruz doesn’t fit the bill. He doesn’t remember being this attracted to her the last time they worked together, but he can no longer deny the chemistry zinging between them. He also doesn’t remember being asked to call her by her middle name, Sophia, but for a chance at a hot night with this woman, he’d do just about anything.She can't tell him who she really is and he can't stand liars. Yep. You can probably guess where this is going.I requested this book knowing I was probably going to get something on the formulaic side, but the story still intrigued me enough to request it and I’m always on the hunt for new to me authors. I’m so glad I did.I’ve come to expect a certain kind of story (hawt as f**k) from this publishing imprint and I was not disappointed. The sexual tension between these two was more than palpable and I was rooting for them to make more of their relationship from the beginning. Emotional walls have been built that needed to be broken down and when that finally starts to happen, I just knew these two were headed for a major fall unless they both opened up to each other. The writing and the way I was drawn into this story was more than I was expecting. I didn’t mind the stereotypical story because it still managed to put me through an emotional wringer I hadn't bargained for. I’m crossing my fingers Naima Simone decides to make this into a series so we can get Giovanna’s story sometime soon.ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! From the premise, to the characters, and last but not least the writing... this books scored on every level. It's a sports read that's true to wow fans of the genre!I grabbed this book for a couple reasons. First and foremost, I read Naima's Lick series last year and those suckers were HAWT!! I Floved them. However, I lost track of her this past year, so I was elated when this beauty popped up on NetGalley. Second, that cover....how sexy is this guy?!! Luckily Zephirin did not disapp I loved it! From the premise, to the characters, and last but not least the writing... this books scored on every level. It's a sports read that's true to wow fans of the genre!I grabbed this book for a couple reasons. First and foremost, I read Naima's Lick series last year and those suckers were HAWT!! I Floved them. However, I lost track of her this past year, so I was elated when this beauty popped up on NetGalley. Second, that cover....how sexy is this guy?!! Luckily Zephirin did not disappoint. He had me falling in love so fast, my head is still spinning. The characters and the storyline are the shining stars of this entertaining read. I love the twin switcheroo trope. It's handled very well here. It creates just enough drama to make things interesting without feeling too angsty or frivolous. The writing is top notch and the story is well plotted. It's a home run!For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - "Honesty... no lies." Stars!I have a bit of a soft spot for Naima Simone’s writing, so was excited to see that her next series; WAGS is based around pro-footballer’s and of course the women that fall for them.I think the title pretty much gives the game away when it comes to the themes of the story. No real surprises in how things turned out either, but I absolutely adored Zephirin, and Sophia held her own as well. She just wanted to be someone else for a little while… Enjoy this dance of 4.5 - "Honesty... no lies." Stars!I have a bit of a soft spot for Naima Simone’s writing, so was excited to see that her next series; WAGS is based around pro-footballer’s and of course the women that fall for them.I think the title pretty much gives the game away when it comes to the themes of the story. No real surprises in how things turned out either, but I absolutely adored Zephirin, and Sophia held her own as well. She just wanted to be someone else for a little while… Enjoy this dance of attraction, savor the sensual gleam in his eyes. This was a really great introduction to the series, the story was easy to get along with the drama, well-paced and not overly done, neither of them spent too long bemoaning the issues from their pasts, and as I have come to expect from this author the sexy times were hella hot, and plentiful."You make me want things I shouldn’t… That I know better than to take. Wanting you makes me selfish."I look forward to reading more from this series in the future, the author started it off with great style.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Geri Reads
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI fell in love with Naima Simone's words after I read Scoring Off the Field and my love for this talented author is cemented with this book, which is actually the first book in the series. I enjoyed Sophia and Zephirin, whose name sounds like a superhero, by the way. Their romance wasn't just hot and steamy but it also has a lot of heft. The conflict felt natural and the plot flowed seamlessly. Love the dialogue and how the characters interact with each other. I absolutely adored this o 4.5 starsI fell in love with Naima Simone's words after I read Scoring Off the Field and my love for this talented author is cemented with this book, which is actually the first book in the series. I enjoyed Sophia and Zephirin, whose name sounds like a superhero, by the way. Their romance wasn't just hot and steamy but it also has a lot of heft. The conflict felt natural and the plot flowed seamlessly. Love the dialogue and how the characters interact with each other. I absolutely adored this one!You guys can't miss this author. You need to pick up this book and read it! I highly recommend this book and this series!
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  • Lillian ᴥ Cloud 9 Books
    January 1, 1970
    ***** 4 Stars *****Well... the title of the book pretty much sums up the story.Add a HEA..... and tadda- done. 4 stars because the main characters were easy to like. 4 stars because it was enjoyable but nothing special.One of the things I didn't really like was how Naima strongly pointed out the next romance couple. It felt a bit cheap. Like a used car salesman.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars.Review to follow.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Sophia Cruz is the complete opposite of her twin, her twin is outgoing and a model while Sophia looks exactly like her she is more into computers and is the shy one. When her sister asks her to pretend she is her for a model shoot, Sophia reluctantly agrees but she does not expect to be modeling with Washington Warriors Tight End Zephirin Black. Everything about him makes Sophia's body hum but she knows it can never go anywhere especially when he thinks she is her twin.Zephirin has worked with t Sophia Cruz is the complete opposite of her twin, her twin is outgoing and a model while Sophia looks exactly like her she is more into computers and is the shy one. When her sister asks her to pretend she is her for a model shoot, Sophia reluctantly agrees but she does not expect to be modeling with Washington Warriors Tight End Zephirin Black. Everything about him makes Sophia's body hum but she knows it can never go anywhere especially when he thinks she is her twin.Zephirin has worked with this beautiful model before but something is different about her and she is a bit quirkier than he remembers. Zephirin wants to get to know Sophia more but she only agrees to a one night stand, but it is not enough for him. The one thing Zephirin wont tolerate is liars though, after a bad breakup he learned his lesson. What will happen when Zephirin realizes his initial meeting with Sophia was all a lie?Fantastic, this was a page turner for me. You wanted to see where this was going with Sophia and Zephirin and like big red flags in the distance you couldn't stop the impending crash that would happen. I felt for Sophia because she is in a pickle where her sister is concerned and yet she is falling hard for Zephirin. Excellent read, was just what I was looking for.
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  • Juliette Cross
    January 1, 1970
    A lickalicious hero, a heroine in disguise, and a knee-buckling, skin-sizzling ride. Naima Simone is the queen of romcom with heart. Yet again, she delivers a page-turning romance with relatable characters who could be my best friends or, in Zephirin's case, my next stalking victim. Compelling and heart-melting, this one is a must-read!
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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    As a kid, I always wanted a twin so we could switch places and fool people, so when I read the synopsis for Scoring with the Wrong Twin I knew this book was for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Identical twins, unless you count the piercings and tattoo on one, the fact that one is super outgoing and an up and coming super model and the other is a app developer switch places when the model needs to be in two places at one time, what could go wrong? Well, in this case not much because the non-model As a kid, I always wanted a twin so we could switch places and fool people, so when I read the synopsis for Scoring with the Wrong Twin I knew this book was for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Identical twins, unless you count the piercings and tattoo on one, the fact that one is super outgoing and an up and coming super model and the other is a app developer switch places when the model needs to be in two places at one time, what could go wrong? Well, in this case not much because the non-model finds love with a man who rocks her world in more ways than one.Sophia Cruz has no idea how her model sister once again convinced her to do something she didn’t want to do, but the truth is Sophia has trouble saying no to Giovanna so she finds herself at a photo shoot for a sports/men’s magazine and wearing far too skimpy clothing and posing with Zephirin Black, tight end for the Washington Warriors NFL team; a man her sister has worked with before and a man who ignites her libido like no other.The chemistry between these two was off the charts and I loved that Sophia turned down Zephirin’s demand she go out to dinner with him after the shoot. I like that she had the upper hand, but when they meet again by accident there was nothing stopping the lust train rolling through them. While I understood Sophia’s need to keep her sister’s secret, I also knew that by doing so she was jeopardizing what she was building with Zeph and she knew it as well. It was easy to see that “playing” her sister was something that bothered her especially as Zeph shared his past experience with her. I hated that while he really was getting to know the “real” Sophia, there were some things she simply couldn’t share for fear of harming her sister’s career. I will say I was impressed that Zeph turned a corner after a much needed talking to by his grandmother and made the ultimate grand gesture to show Sophia what she meant to him.My only complaints; I kind of wanted to see the public’s reaction to their photo shoot because in my head those pictures were smokin’ hot and I wanted to see Sophia’s jerk of a boss realize what a mistake he made when the app she created for Zeph was hugely popular and her business was much sought after mainly because I’m a bit vindictive that way. That all being said, I enjoyed this easy romance that was filled with fun and some seriously steamy sexy times!
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  • Timitra
    January 1, 1970
    Rated 4.5 StarsI absolutely adored this book. It was funny, hot and had the most relatable characters I've read in a long time. I loved both main characters but I loved the heroine Sophia more because I identified with her on so many levels. I think the author did a great job portraying her characteristics and highlighting her issues while showing her growth throughout. I loved that the hero was sweet, sexy and a dirty talker. He was the perfect match for the heroine.I definitely recommend this Rated 4.5 StarsI absolutely adored this book. It was funny, hot and had the most relatable characters I've read in a long time. I loved both main characters but I loved the heroine Sophia more because I identified with her on so many levels. I think the author did a great job portraying her characteristics and highlighting her issues while showing her growth throughout. I loved that the hero was sweet, sexy and a dirty talker. He was the perfect match for the heroine.I definitely recommend this book to one and all especially if you love stories that are funny, sexy, dirty and have heart to it.ARC won in a contest hosted by author
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  • Bambi Unbridled
    January 1, 1970
    Scoring With the Wrong Twin is the first book in the new WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends) series by Naima Simone, and the whole series promises to be a steamy page-turner. Our current and future heroes are members of the Washington Warriors football enterprise and the best of friends. This hot bunch surely turns heads where ever they congregate, and I certainly wouldn't mind the cold and rain of Seattle if I had the chance to snag one of these warriors.Zepherin Black is 6'6", 280lbs, and looks like Scoring With the Wrong Twin is the first book in the new WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends) series by Naima Simone, and the whole series promises to be a steamy page-turner. Our current and future heroes are members of the Washington Warriors football enterprise and the best of friends. This hot bunch surely turns heads where ever they congregate, and I certainly wouldn't mind the cold and rain of Seattle if I had the chance to snag one of these warriors.Zepherin Black is 6'6", 280lbs, and looks like Shemar Moore with a shaved head. I think I could just stop right there and all of you would be half in love with Zeph. He's also a Louisiana boy with close ties to his grandmama in New Orleans. At 28 years old, Zeph has been in the game for six years and is serving as the tight end for the Washington Warriors. Besides being sex on a stick, Zeph is charitable, driven and he loves real hard. I really liked Zeph. He wasn't dark and broody, but a bad relationship in his past made him somewhat vulnerable and his number one rule these days is that he demands honesty. Zeph has been burned by so many deceitful people in the past that he has a hard time trusting these days, and its given him a bit of a chip on his shoulder. I would have no problem helping him chisel that chip right off to get to the loyal hard-loving man underneath.Sophia Cruz is not your typical heroine. She has blue-tipped hair, tattoos, piercings, and a serious love for 80s movies. Sophia is a self-professed geek and develops apps for a living. She also has a twin sister and Sophia has always been the less desirable sister. She is carrying some baggage and self-esteem issues from being bullied as a teenager, and she didn't seem to realize how beautiful she was. I liked Sophia's character. We see her struggling with deception and morality in the story, and I sympathized with her plight.The couple meet during a photoshoot where Zeph thinks that Sophia is her twin sister (the supermodel) and she does not correct his assumption. The chemistry between the two is off the charts and things get hot and heavy fairly quickly. What was supposed to be a casual one-night thing gets stretched out and the lie only gets more complicated the longer Sophia lets it go. Normally I loathe deception in my romances, but this one didn't bother me for some reason. Sophia was not lying to Zeph for personal gain, and she was actually being herself with him, so I think that helped. However, given Zeph's one demand (honesty, always), you know that things have the potential to explode. And this couple was already explosive together (chemistry-wise). Only one thing bothered me in this story and that was one small scene. Naima - how in the heck with the height of our two characters can that girl fit in the floorboard of that SUV to do what she did??? She had to be a serious contortionist... and I may or may not have had to go out and look at my own SUV to see if *that* would really be possible with a 6'6" hero and 5'11" heroine. LOLIf you like sports romance or contemporary romance in general, I think you will like Scoring With the Wrong Twin. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this story that I received from the publisher, Entangled.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    Rating 3.5 TW: transphobic statement. Right so i waffled on how to rate this exactly. It's my first Naima Simone book and it had me torn because there was a lot to like here, but i had some problems with it as well. First off i love the author's writing style. drew me right in. I loved the chemistry between Zeph and Sophia in all their scenes together, especially that one where they first meet, during that photo shoot daaaaamn. Sparks flying everywhere. Loved that we got POC mains yessss. Heroin Rating 3.5 TW: transphobic statement. Right so i waffled on how to rate this exactly. It's my first Naima Simone book and it had me torn because there was a lot to like here, but i had some problems with it as well. First off i love the author's writing style. drew me right in. I loved the chemistry between Zeph and Sophia in all their scenes together, especially that one where they first meet, during that photo shoot daaaaamn. Sparks flying everywhere. Loved that we got POC mains yessss. Heroine's Puerto Rican and hero's a black man. awesomeness!! BUT. I was also frustrated by this book a lot. There’s this line that threw me wayyyy out of a particular scene, and it was uttered by the hero “You and gossip. Makes me want to check you for panties instead of shorts” and whut >.> He was called TF out for that right away by one of the women they were hanging out with cuz I was about to get heated. But he didn’t even apologize so I’m still salty about it ._. And if you want to play that off as oh he spotted the heroine right then so was obviously too distracted to be listening or to apologize yeh nah I don’t know bout all that. Easy enough for him to realize how terrible it was to say that. It’s just so unnecessary ya know? Can we just not have the hero make comments that heavily imply things like “ugh you’re such a woman and thus less of a man for gossiping.” Just stop ok. So that was the first thing that dragged me out of an otherwise captivating story and then...there was more. We get these moments of unnecessarily gendering things that were so annoying, and littered throughout in little scene, when I was so otherwise into the characters and the MCs’ chemistry. Like: how does the way someone drag their clothes off even indicate masculinity? It didn’t stop me from going back to reading but damn they kept throwing me off, and had me rolling my eyes, and just ugh… There was even a line that was pretty damn transphobic so I just want people to be aware when they’re reading: “between his powerful thighs, and the thick, long part of him that made him a man,” Um no. The longest of sighs. So those are the things I did not like But what I did like as I mentioned in my opening, the MCs had some serious off the charts chemistry. holy helllll them together was scorch the page hot???? Like…phew…all the fire emoji. This author can write a tension filled sex scene daaaamn!! I really liked Sophia. Yes, she knew Zeph hated being lied to and yes she was doing it to him but I understood? She’d done this favour for her sis and was protecting her by keeping up her charade as Giovanna so I got that and I could see how torn up Sophia really was about all this. Through her POV we see her berating herself for lying, constantly. She wasn’t lying to him out of maliciousness, she really thought she was protecting her sister's career. So while I kept shaking my head at her the longer it went on it didn’t make me hate her but I reallyyy wanted to shake her, and that amped up the tension of wtf is gonna happen when she does tell him cuz obviously she has to at some point! I liked Zeph too but him making that foolish joke about gossiping that I mentioned above did piss me off so I couldn’t not mention it! Like can we not have the hero make foolish jokes like this please? Apart from that (seriously what was even the point of him saying that supposed joke???) I like that we get to see his vulnerabilities, how and why he hates liars, how his past basically shaped his whole thoughts on relationships and how he , like Sophia, was struggling with this casual thing becoming more because that trope iiis my jam. " Yeah we'll totally keep this all casual no one is falling in love here" LOL right sure. They really were great together. But I didn’t know how the hell the author was gonna make these two work after he finds out Sophia’s been lying to him the entire time and that’s what kept me reading. I just had to knowww!! And it all played out as expected but they got their HEA anyways. So while the book had it’s issues that at times yanked me out of my enjoyment of reading >.> I’m really intrigued to read more in this series. There are clearly some interesting secondary characters who I hope get a story and I hoooope going forward in these books there will be less of the issues mentioned above.
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  • Dísir
    January 1, 1970
    Giving a 1-star review to a Naima Simone book is shocking even for me, particularly because I do like Simone’s writing and her play of emotions that tends to jump out at every turn of the page. Where do I even start? I went into 'Scoring with the Wrong Twin’ knowing that deception was going to play a part in this story, though I’d hoped it wouldn’t be the primary source of the conflict that carried the plot. Or that the story would have taken a different turn after their one-night stand, where S Giving a 1-star review to a Naima Simone book is shocking even for me, particularly because I do like Simone’s writing and her play of emotions that tends to jump out at every turn of the page. Where do I even start? I went into 'Scoring with the Wrong Twin’ knowing that deception was going to play a part in this story, though I’d hoped it wouldn’t be the primary source of the conflict that carried the plot. Or that the story would have taken a different turn after their one-night stand, where Sophia admitted early on that she simply wasn’t who she was. Unfortunately, this turned out exactly the way I wish it didn’t, as Sophia allowed her identity deception to continue for a multitude of reasons, all of which that had to do with her supposed inability to be comfortable in her own skin and her low esteem that badly needed bolstering by a celebrity football player who would apparently, otherwise, have never turn her way. If I’d initially felt sorry for her, as the girl who’d been left in the shadow of her more glamorous model sister, my sympathy turned into irritation when she deliberately led Zephirin on, without having the courage to face up to her lie. Having the self-awareness of her own guilt, then ignoring it just made matters worse for me. Too many times have such ‘heroines’ given such excuses and as time goes on, I’ve found myself getting more and more intolerant of behaviour that was simply too irksome to ignore. In fact, Sophia irked me so much that I couldn’t continue reading, leaving me sputtering at not just her delaying telling him the truth, but also her justification of her behaviour after her apologies, even after finding out that what she’d done was to strike precisely at Zeph’s achilles heel. I stopped reading there and then; how Zeph and Sophia finally patched things up simply didn’t interest me anymore, especially not with a ‘heroine’ I merely thought of as cowardly and defensive.
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  • Stacy Reid
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book! Zeph and Sophia were so damn sweet, and hot, and sinful, and just scorching together. Full review to come.
  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    My goodness, this was one hot read! Sports romances are usually hit or miss. But this one knocked it right of the park. Zeph and Sophia were totally relatable, the plot was good and kept me hooked from page one. And I love happily ever afters. I never read this writer's work until now. But I am definitely paying attention to her now. I loved this book! I voluntarily read this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Erin Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing. So good I couldn't stop. Literally. I didn't move until I was done. LOVE Zeph and Sophia (especially Zeph) This was such a perfectly hot read for this cold evening. And the rest of the winter...
  • Kate's Corner
    January 1, 1970
  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED this book! It's my first by this author, but it will not be my last!Sophia Cruz is a shy, geeky girl with a love for computer coding and creating apps. She's certainly far different from her gorgeous, outgoing, professional model of an identical twin sister, Giovanna. Giovanna asks a HUGE favor from Sophia, and she just can't say no to her twin. So, she agrees to step in and complete a photo shoot in Giovanna's place, so no one will be the wiser. She never imagined she'd meet a man she'd I LOVED this book! It's my first by this author, but it will not be my last!Sophia Cruz is a shy, geeky girl with a love for computer coding and creating apps. She's certainly far different from her gorgeous, outgoing, professional model of an identical twin sister, Giovanna. Giovanna asks a HUGE favor from Sophia, and she just can't say no to her twin. So, she agrees to step in and complete a photo shoot in Giovanna's place, so no one will be the wiser. She never imagined she'd meet a man she'd be interested in, and then have to lie to.Zephirin Black is a professional football player, and he's surprised by Giovanna when they do the modeling shoot together for the sports magazine. He's worked with her before and found her aloof and not his type. But this time, she seems different, more open and honest, and he's intrigued. He asks her out after their mega chemistry on the photo shoot set. He's been burned by a woman before, and he let it mess with his mind, and his game. Football is the most important thing in his life now. He has no intention of letting anything mess with his game, especially not another woman.Zeph and Sophia's chemistry was through the roof hot, and you could feel them sizzle off the page. I loved their connection, and their interactions with each other. It was a bit of a stressful read for me, as I was constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop, about Sophia's true identity. I knew it would be so hard, and it was. Honesty was so important to Zeph after what happened with his ex, and it killed Sophia every time she lied to him, even by omission. But, she can't sell her twin out, and so she keeps the truth to herself, much longer than she should. I really enjoyed watching Sophia's internal conflict playing out, while she's finding such a strong, real connection with Zeph, amidst the lies and half-truths. I really enjoyed the side characters here in Zeph's group of friends, and I'm looking forward to their stories, since this is to be a series. I also loved Sophia's sister. Though she asks this large favor of her sister, she doesn't take Sophia for granted. They are very close and Giovanna is a strong defender of Sophia as well, and I enjoyed their close sister/twin bond. I love seeing positive relationships between women in books, be it friends or sisters, and I love that though they were so different, there was never any real competition between them. They each had their own thing, and were happy with their chosen lives. I love a great sports romance, and I really enjoyed this story. I'm so thrilled to have found a new-to-me author with a backlist I can dig into. I anxiously await the next book in this series!ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Megan from Alpha Book Club
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Naima Simone’s first entry in her WAGS series (Wives and Girlfriends) is a steamy, twin switch romp that introduces some hot football players and the women they fall for.Sophia Cruz is used to playing second fiddle to her model twin sister Giovanna. As an app developer with a love of ‘80’s movies, a penchant for funny t-shirts, and her own pierced and tattooed style, she doesn’t begrudge her sister’s fame since being in the limelight is the last thing she’d enjoy. When Giovanna begs her to take Naima Simone’s first entry in her WAGS series (Wives and Girlfriends) is a steamy, twin switch romp that introduces some hot football players and the women they fall for.Sophia Cruz is used to playing second fiddle to her model twin sister Giovanna. As an app developer with a love of ‘80’s movies, a penchant for funny t-shirts, and her own pierced and tattooed style, she doesn’t begrudge her sister’s fame since being in the limelight is the last thing she’d enjoy. When Giovanna begs her to take her place at a sports magazine photo shoot so she can do a walk on gig that could boost her career, Sophia reluctantly agrees. Impersonating her sister is doable in the short term. But when her eyes light on her hot photo shoot co-star, playing her part becomes ten times harder.Zephirin Black doesn’t mind the publicity shoots that go with his Washington Warrior’s football career. And having hot model Giovanna gaze at him with her bedroom eyes is no hardship. He’s met her before but something about her seems different this time, and the spark of mutual attraction is impossible to ignore. He’s a man who’s been burned before and is particularly wary of lying females. Staying clear of commitment means one night stands are all he’s willing to offer. Convincing ‘Giovanna’ to continue their seductive dance offset takes a little work, but it’s worth it.Sophia figures that she deserves one lustful night with Zeph. He’s firm on the no strings part, so he’ll never find out that she’s not really who she says she is. Right? Except, their one night together leads to more and suddenly Sophia is left with a serious dilemma. How long can she keep her secret before telling all will ruin what’s turning out to be something more than a fling?I really enjoyed this story! Though the series focuses on football, in this one the sporty scenes are relegated to side work the players do with younger kids, and not on-field playing. In this sense, it’s nominally a sports romance by virtue of the male characters’ careers, but it won’t further ones understanding of the game. But that’s okay – I wasn’t expected an in-depth football analysis. On the other hand, there’s plenty of discussion on the other aspects of a professional athlete’s career including sponsorship, publicity, and fandom.The chemistry between Zeph and Sophia is off the charts, and sex scenes are abundant. Sophia’s secret is held for quite a while and forms the basis of the conflict between them when the truth comes out. It’s up to Zeph to figure out whether what he and Sophia have is real or not. I enjoyed the contrast between Sophia and Giovanna’s characters. Sophia’s work environment as an app developer under a misogynistic boss is a timely storyline and I liked seeing her figure out how to stand up for herself. They get their happy ending, and the reader gets some hints as to what stories are coming next. I’m looking forward to the next in the series!This review has been posted at Bingeworthy Books: http://www.bingeworthybks.com/review-...A copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.
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  • Michaelene
    January 1, 1970
    Hot damn.Naima Simone’s Scoring with the Wrong Twin captured me completely, and I am dying for more from this author.And then, she didn’t have need for breath. Because he gave her his own.Sophia Cruz is tired of playing by the rules, and when her twin sister asks Sophia to pretend to be her at a modeling shoot, Sophia agrees. But her rules are completely thrown out the window when her modeling partner, tight end for the Washington Warriors, Zeph walks into the room. As the lies pile up, Sophia w Hot damn.Naima Simone’s Scoring with the Wrong Twin captured me completely, and I am dying for more from this author.And then, she didn’t have need for breath. Because he gave her his own.Sophia Cruz is tired of playing by the rules, and when her twin sister asks Sophia to pretend to be her at a modeling shoot, Sophia agrees. But her rules are completely thrown out the window when her modeling partner, tight end for the Washington Warriors, Zeph walks into the room. As the lies pile up, Sophia wonders if it’s over before it even begins.Mistaken identity. One night to more. This book just hit all the right notes. I enjoyed Sophia. She’s an app designer (love!) who is trying to work her way up in her company. She’s a little shy and guarded, but when she meets Zeph, she discovers this bold, sensual woman who just wants a piece of the commanding football player.”You might’ve gone through hell, but you came out strong. Beautiful. The toughest, most indestructible swords are forged in the hottest fires.”I also like how timely and relevant the plot was. Something I really like in my contemporaries is watching the hero and heroine not only fight to be together but fight for their dreams. You get that with Sophia’s storyline here. She’s working in a predominately male-dominated field and her boss…uck! And Zeph…oh, what a delightful hero he was! Super sweet yet bold and confident and sexy. He remembers Sophia’s sister—the poised, no holds barred model—and Sophia is completely different. But he can only offer her one night despite the chemistry crackling at his fingertips. ”You make me want things I shouldn’t. That I know better than to take. Wanting you makes me selfish.”I mean all the secrets upon secrets…I could NOT stop reading. And the connection…I seriously read through these spicy as hell scenes and just had to sit back and say, “well, damn.” They were so charged, I felt like my skin was on fire. The ending left me grinning like crazy.I have found a new auto-buy author, and I’ll recommend this book all day long.5 Stars!*I voluntarily reviewed an arc via the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Michaelene for The Librarian's Corner.*
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  • Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    When I picked up Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone, I had no idea what to expect. I’m a huge fan of her Indulgence books, but this marks her first time writing under the Entangled Brazen imprint. What I got was Naima’s standard snarky, sassy heroine and devastatingly sexy, multi-layered hero. The sexy times were kicked up and hot enough to melt steel. I LOVED every page!The story starts off with model Giovanna Cruz begging her identical twin Sophia to take her place at a photoshoot. Gi When I picked up Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone, I had no idea what to expect. I’m a huge fan of her Indulgence books, but this marks her first time writing under the Entangled Brazen imprint. What I got was Naima’s standard snarky, sassy heroine and devastatingly sexy, multi-layered hero. The sexy times were kicked up and hot enough to melt steel. I LOVED every page!The story starts off with model Giovanna Cruz begging her identical twin Sophia to take her place at a photoshoot. Giovanna has just double booked herself to walk the runway in Milan the same time she is supposed to do a cover shoot for a sports magazine with Washington Warriors Tight End Zephirin Black. Sophia is everything her up and coming supermodel sister isn’t. She’s an app program designer who is more comfortable with no make-up on, relaxed jeans, t-shirts, and flip flops. She isn’t necessarily shy, but she doesn’t like the spotlight. She has an understated beauty and incredible personality that she doesn't seem to know she has. Reluctantly, Sophia agrees; not knowing what Zephirin looks like or that he has met and worked with Giovanna before.I loved the moment Sophia first lays eyes on Zephirin. This scene was so detailed that it’s like you were actually there. Naima has a way with words that’s simply intoxicating. From start to finish, I was captivated with Scoring With the Wrong Twin. As I kept reading the story, the words “abort, abort, abort” kept echoing in my head. I was so sure how the true identity of Sophia was going to be revealed. To my surprise, it didn’t happen the way I thought it would at all.Sophia and Zephirin were characters who were likeable from the very beginning. In fact, Sophia is the best friend I would love to have. When these two are together, they’re fun, playful, and passionate. I loved the secondary characters of Giovanna, Dom (Quarterback for the Warriors) and Ronin (Wide Receiver for the Warriors). Naima a has set a very high benchmark for this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**
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  • Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page
    January 1, 1970
    When her twin asks her for a huge favor, how can Sophia Cruz possibly say no. But when she gets to the modelling gig and finds she has to partner up with football player Zephirin Black, Sophia never imagined she'd find love at the one place where she has to pull off her best fake-it-till-you-make-it moment, so her sister doesn't lose the career she loves. Yet, when the photo shoot is over and Zephirin asks her out, Sophia knows it's a bad idea, especially when she's keeping a huge secret. Will t When her twin asks her for a huge favor, how can Sophia Cruz possibly say no. But when she gets to the modelling gig and finds she has to partner up with football player Zephirin Black, Sophia never imagined she'd find love at the one place where she has to pull off her best fake-it-till-you-make-it moment, so her sister doesn't lose the career she loves. Yet, when the photo shoot is over and Zephirin asks her out, Sophia knows it's a bad idea, especially when she's keeping a huge secret. Will the secret Sophia's keeping be her downfall, or will she get a shot at happy ever after with her Mr. Right?Ms. Simone is such a talented author, and this book again proves she's a master in writing super hot romances with incredible main and secondary characters; enthralling dialogue that hooked this reader right from the moment I began reading and held me completely captivated till the very end; and a fast-paced storyline where the hero and heroine face some very tough obstacles to be together. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story got very, very interesting, as Sophia is determined to keep her secret, but can't help being intrigued by Zephirin. Will she explore the intense chemistry the pair have or run because of her secret? Both the main characters are relatable, likeable and have fascinating back stories that had me reading quickly determined to discover whether Sophia would open up to Zephirin about her secret or will her keeping it to herself backfire and ruin her relationship with the hero. Moreover, the heroine is resilient and courageous in doing what she does for her sister, considering she's not the adventurous type and would rather be home with a good book or her computer. I also liked that she would do anything for her twin sister, even though she's absolutely worried she won't be capable of pulling off what her sister is asking of her, despite the fact that their twins. Really, it's an absolute struggle that had me sympathizing with the heroine. However, what I liked most of all about Sophia is that she took a chance on the hero, even knowing that it was a bad idea and could ruin things for her sister, if someone discovered the truth. Will someone discover the sisters' deception?While the hero, he's been through a lot in his past and it's understandable why he finds it hard to trust after what his ex did that could have cost him everything he's worked so hard for. Yet, in saying that, I loved his confidence, charm and his determination to win the heroine over, because she's the first woman to capture his attention the way she does in a long time. Will Sophia be able to adhere to the one thing Zephirin expects of her, if she agrees to his proposition? Certainly, honesty is the best policy. Will Sophia open up to the hero about her past and her secret? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is the loving relationship he has with his Gran. Certainly, she has some great advice for him at the right moment. Overall, Ms. Simone has delivered an utterly incredible read in this first book of her WAGS series where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance full of exquisite heat and passion that had me hoping for the best for this couple; and the ending had me loving the lengths the hero was willing to go to in order to win Sophia back, especially since the hero's plan helps the heroine so much when it comes to her career. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, because Sophia and Zephirin so deserve the happiness they've found together. I would recommend Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone, if you enjoy mistaken identity trope or books by authors Cathryn Fox, Stefanie London, Nina Croft and Amy Andrews.
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  • Melinda
    January 1, 1970
    Oh wow just wow. I have to say I absolutely love Naima Simone and her books and this one is spectacular. I couldn’t put this book down at all. It captivated me from the very first page and held me attention all the way through and had me turning the pages as quickly as I could and I still didn’t want it to end. I really really need the next book right now but I know I will have to wait but I can re-read this one till the next one comes out. Just phenomenal work by this amazingly talented author. Oh wow just wow. I have to say I absolutely love Naima Simone and her books and this one is spectacular. I couldn’t put this book down at all. It captivated me from the very first page and held me attention all the way through and had me turning the pages as quickly as I could and I still didn’t want it to end. I really really need the next book right now but I know I will have to wait but I can re-read this one till the next one comes out. Just phenomenal work by this amazingly talented author. A must read all day long and I would wholeheartedly recommend
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  • Arlena
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Scoring With The Wrong TwinAuthor: Naima SimonePublisher: Entangled Publishing, LLCReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FiveReview:"Scoring With The Wrong Twin" by Naima SimoneWhat will happen when these twins switch their rolls? Well for Sophia and identical twin Giovanna it was really read that will keep you turning the pages to see how this story will turn out as one twin will beg the other sister to pretend to do a modeling shoot for her. In the end what will happen when it all comes out a Title: Scoring With The Wrong TwinAuthor: Naima SimonePublisher: Entangled Publishing, LLCReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FiveReview:"Scoring With The Wrong Twin" by Naima SimoneWhat will happen when these twins switch their rolls? Well for Sophia and identical twin Giovanna it was really read that will keep you turning the pages to see how this story will turn out as one twin will beg the other sister to pretend to do a modeling shoot for her. In the end what will happen when it all comes out as the football player Zephirin Black finds out what has really gone on in this plot between these two sisters that definitely involved him. Will these two Sophia and Zephirin be able to get past all of the problems and they get their HEA? Well, you will have to pick up this good read to see how well this author brings it all out to the reader. I voluntarily received an Advanced Readers copy of this book from NetGalley. and would recommend it as a good read.
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  • Tami
    January 1, 1970
    Twin swap of lives, so the model sister can take both jobs she is scheduled for. This was a contemporary sports (football) romance. Great book from a great author.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Tif
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first book from Ms. Simone. This is a scorcher, a sizzling hot romance coupled with intense emotion. From the first sentence to the last, this author had me, and I was transported *right there* into the story. The characterizations are spot on, and while neither the hero or heroine are perfect, she was able to dig deep into the psyche that as a reader, I was truly empathetic of them. And did I say that this was a scorcher? As in, on broil.
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  • Laura Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Hot, Sexy, Fun!I had the pleasure of receiving an early copy of this novel to review and I am so glad I did! I’m a fan of the author and her latest did not disappoint. When I first found out the book involved a twin mix-up I guessed the Hero was the twin. Nope, it was the heroine and I loved it! Sophia pretends to be her model sister for a day, to help said sister out. She never expects to meet Zephirin, a star football player who ignites every flame Sophia had. This story was super sexy. I love Hot, Sexy, Fun!I had the pleasure of receiving an early copy of this novel to review and I am so glad I did! I’m a fan of the author and her latest did not disappoint. When I first found out the book involved a twin mix-up I guessed the Hero was the twin. Nope, it was the heroine and I loved it! Sophia pretends to be her model sister for a day, to help said sister out. She never expects to meet Zephirin, a star football player who ignites every flame Sophia had. This story was super sexy. I loved the chemistry between Sophia and Zephirin, loved the stakes, and thoroughly enjoyed how everything was wrapped up. I highly recommend this novel!
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  • Amira
    January 1, 1970
    Hot hot hot and soooo good!
  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Smart and well written Scoring With the Wrong Twin put me through an emotional wringer. There were times I wanted to smack Sophia and Zephirin. I really liked these characters and wanted them to find happiness but they were determined to take the hard route and drag me along for the ride. If hunky heroes and nerdy girls work for you you will love this story.
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  • Mari's Struggle is Real
    January 1, 1970
    Sophia is persuaded to give her twin sister a hand when she is double booked for a modeling shoot. Instead of canceling one shoot Giovanna asks Sophia to go to Sports Illistrated shoot. She just wasn’t aware that the shoot was going to be with the very sexy Zephirin Black. The immediate attraction between Sophia and Zephirin is sizzling hot. Zephirin can’t quite figure out what has changed about Giovanna. When he first met her, he dismissed her for being an aloof and cold model, but what he does Sophia is persuaded to give her twin sister a hand when she is double booked for a modeling shoot. Instead of canceling one shoot Giovanna asks Sophia to go to Sports Illistrated shoot. She just wasn’t aware that the shoot was going to be with the very sexy Zephirin Black. The immediate attraction between Sophia and Zephirin is sizzling hot. Zephirin can’t quite figure out what has changed about Giovanna. When he first met her, he dismissed her for being an aloof and cold model, but what he doesn’t realize is that it isn’t Giovanna he is attracted to but to Sophia. He has been burned before and he stresses to Sophia how important honesty is to him, so it is understandable how angry he is when he find out that Sophia lied to him about who she was. Will Sophia lies cost her a gorgeous sexy man? Will Zephirin inability to let go of the past break this new relationship with Sophia?“If you’re honest, you would admit you’ve been waiting for me to fail, to prove you right so you could walk away without any risk, any sacrifice.”I really enjoyed this book. I don’t often enjoy the love/ lust at first sight thing, but Naima Simone wrote it all beautifully. Getting to know the characters and their insecurities and how they had to let go of the things holding them back to be together was dreamy.*ARC graciously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!
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