Making a Play (The Field Party, #5)
The fifth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes…Aurora McClay is new to Lawton. She’s grateful that her twin brother, Hunter, is star of the football team and can help her adjust to her new school, but she’s not grateful at how overprotective he is over every person she meets. Just because she is deaf does not mean people have to treat her differently. When she meets Ryker Lee, the two of them spark an instant and intense chemistry, one that proves to be controversial not only because of Ryker’s reputation as a player, but also because of Aurora and Hunter’s father’s bigoted views about who Aurora can and can’t date.Aurora and Ryker know in their hearts that they are meant for each other. But can their relationship endure the turmoil of rumors and prejudice?

Making a Play (The Field Party, #5) Details

TitleMaking a Play (The Field Party, #5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 20th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
ISBN-139781534403925
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Sports and Games, Sports

Making a Play (The Field Party, #5) Review

  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so excited for this!
  • Amber Behnke
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like their aren't character that Abbi Glines can't write. She has characters that deal with so much! She knows how to write the perfect book. I loved Ryker and Aurora. I never wanted this book to end!
  • Rhonda Ziglar
    January 1, 1970
    5 SWEET LOVING STARS!! Wow....This story of Ryker and Aurora was so sweet and loving....I could not put it down. Their story touched my whole heart with the obstacles and love these two went through. I love Abbi Glines storytelling, she keep me engaged all the way through. This is one book and series you will want to read.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book, I couldn’t put it down. All the challenges the characters faced in this book, set it apart in a wonderful way. My favorite line from the book was “ can I keep you?” After everything that happened it is such a sweet question. Can’t wait to see what’s next in the series.
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  • Micheala
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC from the publisher. Abbi Glines blew her Field Party series out of the water with this one! I once said book 1 and 3 were the best but I think this one officially takes the top. I found myself so sucked into this book. The issues at hand and the characters were just plain amazing. When this book was announced, having a deaf girl play the main character made me so excited to read it. I couldn’t help but think that this is finally being done, and why there are not more characte I received this ARC from the publisher. Abbi Glines blew her Field Party series out of the water with this one! I once said book 1 and 3 were the best but I think this one officially takes the top. I found myself so sucked into this book. The issues at hand and the characters were just plain amazing. When this book was announced, having a deaf girl play the main character made me so excited to read it. I couldn’t help but think that this is finally being done, and why there are not more characters in fiction with such characteristics. I found the mixture of communication methods that she chose to use really nice and I loved her spunk. She consistently fought back against Hunter’s protectiveness. Ryker has been known in past books for playing the field and this begins to roll over into this book. Don’t believe in love at first sight? Well, Abbi makes you believe because one Rkyer sees Aurora, everything changes for him. He finds out when introducing himself to her on her first day, when she was alone, that she is deaf and this isn’t an issue for him. Instead he just says that he wishes he paid attention to the sign language classes from when they were kids and vows to learn it for her. (Don’t mind me; just swooning here).On top of Aurora, I love the book for the real life situations that we still do, unfortunately, find ourselves in. Their first hurdle is ensuring they communicate well with one another. They got that fixed real quick. The second being that Hunter and Aurora’s father is racist and will refuse that Aurora and the black Ryker dates. So much of the book they hold off saying anything to him until after Ryker plays the big game. My only complaint against this book would be that I found the entire thing to go so quick. The entire book occurs within a week, with the ending happening after a small gap. Which you’ll see why, once reading it. Overall though, I enjoyed this one so much and can’t wait to see what else, and who else, Abbi will bring to the Field Party world.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    What an amazing book! Of course I don’t think there is a book that Abbi has written that isn’t. This is the fifth book in the series. This one is about Ryker and Aurora. Ryker being a player, not only on the football field but with girls, never thought that one look could change him. A green eyed beauty that made him not want to be the person he is, but someone so much better. Realizing how much of a jerk he really was was an eye opener. Aurora is new to Lawton. She is the twin sister of the Sta What an amazing book! Of course I don’t think there is a book that Abbi has written that isn’t. This is the fifth book in the series. This one is about Ryker and Aurora. Ryker being a player, not only on the football field but with girls, never thought that one look could change him. A green eyed beauty that made him not want to be the person he is, but someone so much better. Realizing how much of a jerk he really was was an eye opener. Aurora is new to Lawton. She is the twin sister of the Star QB, Hunter. But she is unique. She is deaf. And we see’s Ryker her world changed so much. He gave her the confidence to be herself and never once made her feel different due to her not being able to hear. Things that she didn’t do around other people, she felt comfortable enough doing with Ryker; such as , speaking out loud. The chemistry between them was instant. How eat each of them made the other such a better person. Aurora was warned about his past, but she didn’t care. This made Ryker do everything he could to not make any mistakes when it came to her. He even started to learn to sign. However, this was not the only hurdle they faced. Aurora couldn’t believe her father was against her dating a black boy. He was so against this, he sent her away. Ryker was a mess and Aurora was heart broken. But these two did find there way back to each other and her dad seemed to see what an amazing boy Ryker is and calmed down. This is another must read by Abbi. I loved it!!!
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    Abbi never fails to make me devour a book and give me all the feels at the same time. This book was no exception. We've all met Ryker but do we really know the man he's grown up to be since first meeting him?Aurora is Hunter's twin sister and now the new girl in Lawton but she's more unique than just being new to town. She's not only beautiful but deaf.Ryker is in his senior year and has no reason to want something serious at this point in his life but he's also not the same kid he used to be. T Abbi never fails to make me devour a book and give me all the feels at the same time. This book was no exception. We've all met Ryker but do we really know the man he's grown up to be since first meeting him?Aurora is Hunter's twin sister and now the new girl in Lawton but she's more unique than just being new to town. She's not only beautiful but deaf.Ryker is in his senior year and has no reason to want something serious at this point in his life but he's also not the same kid he used to be. The first day at school for Aurora is also the moment that changed Ryker's life. Instantly they are drawn to each other. Aurora being deaf doesn't stop them from communicating. Ryker even start to learn sign language but her being deaf and Ryker's past reputation isn't their only obstacle. Her father is controlling and doesn't want her dating someone of Ryker's skin color. Will they able to beat their obstacles?Abbi did a fantastic job of writing a story that deals with differences and issues that we are facing in the society today.
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  • Kendra Myers
    January 1, 1970
    Abbi Glines makes me want to go back to high school and do it all over again. That's saying a lot, because I absolutely hated high school. These boys are so swoon worthy! Why were none of them in my high school?!Aurora and Ryker have a love story filled with almost equal parts drama and happiness. As happy as they make each other you'd think people would be happy for them. However there sure are a lot of people trying to stand in their way of that newfound happiness. I just kept thinking why can Abbi Glines makes me want to go back to high school and do it all over again. That's saying a lot, because I absolutely hated high school. These boys are so swoon worthy! Why were none of them in my high school?!Aurora and Ryker have a love story filled with almost equal parts drama and happiness. As happy as they make each other you'd think people would be happy for them. However there sure are a lot of people trying to stand in their way of that newfound happiness. I just kept thinking why can't people just let them be?!Aurora has a horribly controlling father, but she has a backbone! She stands up for herself and is one strong girl. I couldn't help but feel proud of her for not wanting to go along with her father's backwards ways. Ryker keeps trying to prove himself, trying to change her Dad's mind. Only time will tell if they can survive the drama and be happy together. I was enjoying their love story so much. Enjoying how they were becoming better people for each other. Then Abbi sent my heart into a nosedive in the last half hour of the book. I'm pretty sure I didn't take a breath for that entire time!!! This is why I love Abbi's book, just when I think I know where the story is going she throws me for a loop. This book was a perfect addition to the series. I only wish they came out faster because I want the next one right now.
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  • Anne Milne
    January 1, 1970
    Ryker and Aurora was such a beautiful powerful story to read. From the moment we meet Aurora you can tell she is going to be special. I loved reading Ryker fall completely under her spell. There are some very real subjects dealt with in this book and Abbi does them justice. Another good book in this series.
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  • Jerilyn
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK SPOKE TO ME! It was amazing! My family have all interracial relationships and they were faced with the same challenges. When it is worth the fight you just know. I love how Aurora stood up for herself. Being deaf isn’t the only thing that defined her. While Ryker knew that football wasn’t the only thing that defined him either. I’m glad teens can read this and relate it to it. It is good to learn these lessons as soon as possible. This was my MOST FAVORITE QUOTE in the book!!!! “Love w THIS BOOK SPOKE TO ME! It was amazing! My family have all interracial relationships and they were faced with the same challenges. When it is worth the fight you just know. I love how Aurora stood up for herself. Being deaf isn’t the only thing that defined her. While Ryker knew that football wasn’t the only thing that defined him either. I’m glad teens can read this and relate it to it. It is good to learn these lessons as soon as possible. This was my MOST FAVORITE QUOTE in the book!!!! “Love was finding your own happiness in witnessing someone else’s. It was finding perfect peace in simply holding that person in your arms. Love was the sudden burst of joy from their smile.”94% broke my heart and put it together again! This series just keeps getting better and better!!!! I’m in love... but it is Abbi soooo would you expect anything less? Lol Quotes I was good at reading faces, expressions, especially eyes. They were the window to your soul, if only someone looked closely.I’d never seen green like that before. I wasn’t sure there was an adequate description for that color green. But Jesus they were piercing. Like they could read your soul.gave me one more smile. Holy fuck. How did she do that? It was like a bolt of lightning in my chest, and I wanted more of it.when she’d been sitting there staring up at me with those big green eyes, I just hadn’t cared about anything other than getting to know her more. She drew me in with silence, and it was impressive and scary as hell. Tallulah hadn’t just saved my cousin; she’d forgiven me, too. Even when I didn’t deserve it. That kind of generosity is humbling. It makes you think before you speak.I glanced down at her beside me; last night might have been my last first kiss. That should have scared the hell out of me.She let out a little surprised sound, then eased against me. Her body fitting me perfectly. This week had been the best one of my life. All because of her.Earlier Nash had said something about me being quiet after a big win, and I’d just grunted in response. Then he’d said if he didn’t know better, he’d think I was in love. I had replied, “Yeah.”🤩🤩🤩🤩Love was finding your own happiness in witnessing someone else’s. It was finding perfect peace in simply holding that person in your arms. Love was the sudden burst of joy from their smile.“She’s a sweet girl, like I said. But she’s only now getting a taste of the fight ahead of her. You can’t be sure she’ll survive it or want to even try. You. Just. Met. Her.” He said the last four words slowly and with a hardness in his voice, as if he couldn’t get me to comprehend that one fact. “I. Love. Her,” I responded.Was I worth the fight she’d face?“Find you a man who will build you a porch bigger than you need and smile while he’s doing it. That’s the keeper.”If I had believed in a fairy tale with a guy so quickly and easily, I was a walking disaster. I couldn’t be trusted to make smart decisions.
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  • Roselyn Vazquez
    January 1, 1970
    Making a Play is the 5th book in Abbi Glines' Field Party Series and follows, Ryker, the very popular football star whose reputation as a player and a jerk and Aurora, Hunter's twin sister that many didn't know existed until she moved to Lawton to live with Hunter and their father. Like the first four books in this series, I absolutely loved this one. Each of the books in the Field Party series address extremely serious topics, such as death, illnesses, cheating, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, Making a Play is the 5th book in Abbi Glines' Field Party Series and follows, Ryker, the very popular football star whose reputation as a player and a jerk and Aurora, Hunter's twin sister that many didn't know existed until she moved to Lawton to live with Hunter and their father. Like the first four books in this series, I absolutely loved this one. Each of the books in the Field Party series address extremely serious topics, such as death, illnesses, cheating, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, drugs, etc., that are hard to talk about but affect everyone in some way. Making a Play was no different. This book was special because it brought us Aurora who was such an amazing heroin whose life had always been filled with challenges. Unlike her twin, Hunter, who was popular and healthy, Aurora was deaf. Being the new student in Lawton, a school that didn't have the services to really assist Aurora, she found herself having to adjust to new things and even new forms of communicating. Ryker and Aurora were immediately drawn to one another, but of course theirs was a relationship that a lot of people frowned upon, especially Aurora and Hunter's father, who was a racist and did not support an interracial relationship. I really liked Ryker in this book. We saw such a different side of him. Making a Play touched on the fact that we live in a society in which people who look different, or people who are different, are treated unjustly and. unfairly. Instead of embracing everyone and their different abilities or their different physical appearances, some people become some closed minded that they will use their power of authority to try and control certain things, such as Aurora's dad sending her away because he disapproved of her relationship with Ryker, because of the color of his skin. Both Ryker and Aurora faced a lot of adversity and obstacles, but regardless of those challenges these two found a way to communicate, be with each other and love each other. I say it again, the Field Party Series is filled with extremely relatable characters facing real issues and finding a way to work through those issues finding their own voice. Abbi is just amazing at creating characters that impact you in one way or another; in creating characters who face issues that affect our society today.
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  • Isabelle (the Book Dutchesses)
    January 1, 1970
    3,5 starsA bit too much instalove for my care.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I'm just a bit too old for these books so I'm going to tell you that the story was sweet and much tamer than most of Abbi's other series. It was pretty interesting regarding deaf and whether that made a difference in relationship or skin color as the father felt.
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    "She reminded me of an angel . . . and I was closer to the devil. I could be her biggest mistake." Making a Play had a beautiful cover, and even more beautiful story inside. I loved every last minute of this book! Once I started reading it I just could not stop. I swear The Field Party series only gets better and better with each installment. Making A Play was the perfect combination of determination, Football, and high school romance. I love how Abbi Glines doesn't back down from difficult sub "She reminded me of an angel . . . and I was closer to the devil. I could be her biggest mistake." Making a Play had a beautiful cover, and even more beautiful story inside. I loved every last minute of this book! Once I started reading it I just could not stop. I swear The Field Party series only gets better and better with each installment. Making A Play was the perfect combination of determination, Football, and high school romance. I love how Abbi Glines doesn't back down from difficult subject matter. She embraces it head on, while handling it artfully. This book owned a piece of my heart with its scenes and mentions of North Carolina. It's always nice to see your home state used in the books you read. Ryker and Aurora are definitely one of my new favorite Abbi characters. These two could not have been more adorable together. They had me swooning so many times. While hitting me right in the feels. I love this book keeps you connected to its characters secondary and main. I loved getting to catch up with past field party characters. I cant wair too see whose atiry is next. Although I really hope it's Hunters story well be getting next! *wink wink* "She tasted like honey and smelled like coconut. I couldn’t get enough of it. No one should taste and smell this good. It was unfair." Aurora is one of those heroines you just immediately love. I could easily see myself being her friend in real life. She was a perfect mix of sweet, timid, and sassy! She knew what she wanted and would not settle for less. She was head strong and determined. I loved her unwillingness to back down for things that mattered. I admired her character on so many levels!! She truly is one of the strongest heroines I have read. "I loved the color of his skin. It reminded me of a warm, deep, ebony. It was beautiful." Ryker Lee is the perfect book boyfriend, and MINE! Seriously, I call dibs! He was nothing like I expected his character to be. He truly has come a long way from the boy we first met. Who knew the playboy was such a hopeless romantic at heart. He was like this big teddy bear you wanted to snuggle up to! Ryker had me swooning so many times throughout this book. He was charming, sweet and the perfect gentlemen. “Find you a man who will build you a porch bigger than you need and smile while he’s doing it. That’s the keeper.” *5 STARS*Well earned for this love at first sight, sports romance. If you have not started the Field Party books you are truly missing out. Because I can NOT recommend reading this book enough. It's going straight into my best reads of 2019!
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  • Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
    January 1, 1970
    I always look forward to August because Abbi Glines usually releases a new book in The Field Party series. I love the high school “Friday Night Lights” themed books and Abbi’s Field Party series stands out among the others.Making A Play is quite different from the other books in the series because it deals with physical issues, social issues, and contemporary peer issues. It gives an honest insight into today’s high school environments as well as small southern town life.Aurora McClay has moved I always look forward to August because Abbi Glines usually releases a new book in The Field Party series. I love the high school “Friday Night Lights” themed books and Abbi’s Field Party series stands out among the others.Making A Play is quite different from the other books in the series because it deals with physical issues, social issues, and contemporary peer issues. It gives an honest insight into today’s high school environments as well as small southern town life.Aurora McClay has moved to Lawton to live with her father and twin brother after their mother gets remarried and moves away. She had attended a high school for the deaf but now finds herself entering a mainstream high school that her brother attends. She’s excited but knows it’s going to be challenging. The one thing she never imagined would happen was that her brother would be extremely overly protective to the point of being obnoxious. She never expected to meet a boy that would capture her complete attention on the first day of school. It’s too bad this boy is completely off limits as far as her brother and father are concerned. Ryker Lee not only has a bad reputation as a player but also has the wrong skin color. Her heart wants what it wants and love always finds a way.Ryker Lee is looking forward to his senior year. He never imagined he would experience love at first sight let alone fall for just one girl. It’s not his style until he meets a different kind of girl, Aurora McClay, his teammates twin sister. It doesn’t matter if Aurora is deaf, he will learn to sign. It doesn’t matter if her brother hates him, he won’t back down. Getting past her father’s overbearing control and racist attitude is a challenge. No obstacle will turn his heart away.They both will have to withstand all the obstacles in their paths but both are strong, determined individuals who know what they want. They want each other.Abbi Glines did a fantastic job with this book. Ryker and Aurora’s relationship was based on respect while still being sweet and romantic. I am in awe how Abbi delivered the story which dealt with a physical handicap and sensitive social issues while staying on a neutral playing field. This made Aurora and Ryker come to life in a much bigger way.Making A Play by Abbi Glines is the best book in the Field Party Series. Read It!
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Abbi Glines has release another book in The Field Party series. And I am super excited! Like I just love Abbi Glines and I never get disappointed at all. Making A Play will introduce Nash Lee cousin, Ryker Lee, and he falls hard. Ryker Lee is very known as player in high school. He prefers especially since he has football to focus. But things alway change when you meet the one which will be Aurora (Hunter twin sister). She definitely change the game for Ryker. And he has no problem with it. But Abbi Glines has release another book in The Field Party series. And I am super excited! Like I just love Abbi Glines and I never get disappointed at all. Making A Play will introduce Nash Lee cousin, Ryker Lee, and he falls hard. Ryker Lee is very known as player in high school. He prefers especially since he has football to focus. But things alway change when you meet the one which will be Aurora (Hunter twin sister). She definitely change the game for Ryker. And he has no problem with it. But there will be some complications for him with Aurora. His reputation will put his relationship at risk. And he will face some prejudice too with Aurora family. Life get hard but Ryker is determined to make it through and have Aurora with him.Aurora is intelligent girl that people need to stop underestimate her. So what, she is deaf. She may be deaf but she is driven and smart that she can make it. People need to stop judging. Plus, she has Ryker falling for her. It is unexpected but she loves it no matter what people think. And there are people talking. Oh well.Making A Play will bring two teenager together no matter what obstacle they face.Four Stars
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  • Antonella Carolina
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars ! Abbi Glines wrote another amazing book in the Field Party series ! I loved Ryker and Aurora relationship. The chemistry between them was instant. Their story is filled with love but also drama because people (as Aurora's controlling father) are trying to stand in their way to their newfound love.Ryker tried to prove himself and her dad's that he deserved to be with her. On the other hand, Aurora is a strong girl who didn't let her dad control her life.Can they get a happily ever after 5 Stars ! Abbi Glines wrote another amazing book in the Field Party series ! I loved Ryker and Aurora relationship. The chemistry between them was instant. Their story is filled with love but also drama because people (as Aurora's controlling father) are trying to stand in their way to their newfound love.Ryker tried to prove himself and her dad's that he deserved to be with her. On the other hand, Aurora is a strong girl who didn't let her dad control her life.Can they get a happily ever after or prejudices will separate them? Only time will tell it.Making A Play is definitely my favorite in this series. Not only I love Aurora and Ryker's loves story but also the problems they had to face because they make the book real and special. Another must read by Abbi Glines !!
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  • Stefania Siragusa
    January 1, 1970
    The story of Ryker an Aurora was heart warming. I couldn't put this book down and I finished it in less than a day. There was a lot of obstacles that they had a go through so they can be together. Which were their communication issues, Ryker being a so-called player, and the issue of his skin color but in the end they came out on top. Every book in the Field Party series just gets better and better. I love how she had a deaf girls as one of the main characters and shows the reality of what she g The story of Ryker an Aurora was heart warming. I couldn't put this book down and I finished it in less than a day. There was a lot of obstacles that they had a go through so they can be together. Which were their communication issues, Ryker being a so-called player, and the issue of his skin color but in the end they came out on top. Every book in the Field Party series just gets better and better. I love how she had a deaf girls as one of the main characters and shows the reality of what she goes through. This is definitely one was my favorite book of Abbi.
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  • ➳ johanna
    January 1, 1970
    Things we do not appreciate:1. No diversity until the FIFTH BOOK in a series2. Cheating and/or encouraging cheating3. Insta-insta love, like, two seconds, the fuck?Also my big problem with this whole series: all the guys be acting like the girls literally can't do a single thing on their own and telling them what to do. For example; putting on their seatbelts, carrying all their stuff, telling them to eat, and so on. BORING! It's not like they didn't live before they met y'all. Otherwise pretty Things we do not appreciate:1. No diversity until the FIFTH BOOK in a series2. Cheating and/or encouraging cheating3. Insta-insta love, like, two seconds, the fuck?Also my big problem with this whole series: all the guys be acting like the girls literally can't do a single thing on their own and telling them what to do. For example; putting on their seatbelts, carrying all their stuff, telling them to eat, and so on. BORING! It's not like they didn't live before they met y'all. Otherwise pretty cute I guess. Likeable main characters. If the next book isn't Aza's i'm gonna flip.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Great book. Very similar read to all the others in the series. My only complaint, the whole book was wrapped up in the last ten pages.
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Well I really loved this one! I love the biracial couple also the deaf aspect. While reading this book I thought I was going to punch the father in the face so it definitely had me feeling a lot.
  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Abbi Glines' Field Party Series always have my heart and soul. From the journey of West, Gunner, Brady and now the next class - Nash, Ryker (and soon Asa I hope!).My book hasn't arrived yet, but from every other review I know I will have a great time reading it ahead. I don't know much about Ryker, and I hope he steals my heart like the others do.Congratulations, and have a good day, Abbi!
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via Edelweiss.I am holding off on rating the book until I can think about it more. To me, the romance and ending felt rushed, but others might feel differently.
  • Rebecca/Bex
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love every one of the Field Party books so far, for their feel-good romance and realistic and relatable characters. Each story shows two young loves facing real-word problems that they have to overcome, and Abbi Glines writes them each so well, readers are given insight to how people have to deal with these issues. Previous themes have been: PTSD, death of a loved one, drug use, family drama, being a teen mom, and problems with self image. Continuing on with these mature themes, Mak I absolutely love every one of the Field Party books so far, for their feel-good romance and realistic and relatable characters. Each story shows two young loves facing real-word problems that they have to overcome, and Abbi Glines writes them each so well, readers are given insight to how people have to deal with these issues. Previous themes have been: PTSD, death of a loved one, drug use, family drama, being a teen mom, and problems with self image. 
Continuing on with these mature themes, Making a Play addresses bigotry and racism, as well as a girl who struggles with being hearing impaired. Underneath these serious themes, though, is an adorable love story and a mutual love for football that binds this series together. 
Ryker and Aurora, our couple in the story, are completely adorable and I loved their chemistry. Ryker is known for being a playboy, but Aurora's entire being calls to him like no other. Aurora is sheltered and naive, but Ryker makes her want to break from her shell. Watching them help each other, to break their walls and learn about love was all I needed in this book for me to love it. It was perfect. Honesty, the only thing I could ask for is just MORE, since each book has a fairly quick ending that gets carried on into other novels in the series. 
I also want to mention that I think this book had some mirroring elements to book one (which was my favourite of the series- tells you how much I loved this one, too). Which is pretty adorable, since the series has moved on to a new generation of Lawton Football players since then. But still, the parallels are there: the idea of a playboy falling for a sweet girl, a troubled girl who trusts him and becomes his undoing, and having to work their relationship around their family drama and their protective QB. 
These parallels made me love this book even more, not just because these are some of my favourite themes of the series, but because it feels like a full circle moment that the reader can't help but smile as they compare Ryker/Aurora with West/Maggie. 
I will never stop reading these novels, and I hope there are more Field Parties to come! This story gave me some characters to root for in future books, including Hunter, Asa and even Nova (I think she'd make an interesting love interest!). Please, Abbi, give us all the books 🤞🏻

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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Aurora is the new girl in town, she is Hunter’s twin and he is super protective of his sister, Aurora is not your typical heroine in books, where she seems to have her life somewhat figured out, or she is a total mess.“She’s innocent, she’s sheltered, she’s the quarterback's sister, and she is deaf.” She was born that way and although Hunter is her twin she feels as if she is the broken child. She battles with showing everyone her speaking voice out of fear of not knowing she won’t sound like ev Aurora is the new girl in town, she is Hunter’s twin and he is super protective of his sister, Aurora is not your typical heroine in books, where she seems to have her life somewhat figured out, or she is a total mess.“She’s innocent, she’s sheltered, she’s the quarterback's sister, and she is deaf.” She was born that way and although Hunter is her twin she feels as if she is the broken child. She battles with showing everyone her speaking voice out of fear of not knowing she won’t sound like everyone else. I felt for her and at times I could relate to her in terms of finding my own voice and courage to speak up and be myself. Ryker is the bad boy who loves to party and sleep with a girl once a week and sometimes maybe even two! He runs the field parties and he has no sympathy for those who hurt those he loves. The first time he sees Aurora, he falls for her. Love at first sight, he does not care about anything else. Once he figures out she can’t hear he doesn't seem to care at all, he still wants to know her. At times I found myself swooning at the gestures Ryker had with Aurora. I loved that she was able to trust him so fast and soon by showing pieces of herself, they have this great connection and I loved it. I also enjoyed the fact that there was a race situation brought up in the book, not many authors write about the type of forbidden romance where a father won't like her daughter’s boyfriend because he is black. I thought besides Aurora and Ryker running into the obstacle where communication was a little bit of a battle was mild compared to her father’s hatred. This book teaches that love conquers many things like fear and hatred. I loved reading about Ryker and Aurora and Abbi Glines never ceases to amaze me when she writes. I adore her romance series and I literally swoon when I read her books!I give this one 4.5 Stars!
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  • reenie
    January 1, 1970
    I was very disappointed by the last Field Party novel Losing the Field because it was a very problematic plotline and characters. I hoped Abbi Glines would redeem herself from the trainwreck that was Losing the Field. However, Until Friday Night remains my favorite Field Party novel.The love between Ryker and Aurora was very fast, but I love how Ryker changes for the better as soon as he meets Aurora. The time jump proves Aurora and Ryker's love is true and holds strong despite the time and dist I was very disappointed by the last Field Party novel Losing the Field because it was a very problematic plotline and characters. I hoped Abbi Glines would redeem herself from the trainwreck that was Losing the Field. However, Until Friday Night remains my favorite Field Party novel.The love between Ryker and Aurora was very fast, but I love how Ryker changes for the better as soon as he meets Aurora. The time jump proves Aurora and Ryker's love is true and holds strong despite the time and distance apart. There are a couple of subtle references to Losing the Field's controversial events. I love that Abbi Glines uses Aurora to teach a lesson about the difficulty of being deaf in the 21st century, addressing both the correct and incorrect ways to treat someone. Perhaps the most realistic part of the book is Aurora's dad's bigoted views on an interracial relationship because even though it's 2019. Aurora and Ryker fight for their relationship and prove Aurora's dad's racist views wrong. Their love is a little cliched but still sweet and soap-opera worthy. I hope the next book is about Hunter because I'd love to see Hunter move on from Blakely and break away from his dad's control.Happy Friday! Hope your day is going well. And if it isn't, I hope that tomorrow or sometime in the near future, it gets better. Because I promise that it will. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but soon.Do things that make you happy, and above else, amor omnia vincent.with love forever,Reenie💋
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  • Carmen Triplett
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it! Making the Play is the fifth book in The Field Party series. This book can be read as a standalone, but I thoroughly enjoy all the characters that have been introduced to us in the previous books. Unlike the first three books in the series I would say the fourth and fifth book are written in a tight sequence. If you can, give Losing the Field a read as well! Ryker Lee isn’t a new character, but he is finally the main character in The Field Party series, and it is about time. Ryker is Loved it! Making the Play is the fifth book in The Field Party series. This book can be read as a standalone, but I thoroughly enjoy all the characters that have been introduced to us in the previous books. Unlike the first three books in the series I would say the fourth and fifth book are written in a tight sequence. If you can, give Losing the Field a read as well! Ryker Lee isn’t a new character, but he is finally the main character in The Field Party series, and it is about time. Ryker is a well-known football player that is known for his speed not only on the field, but with the ladies as well. In the past Ryker’s reputation hasn’t been so golden, but that all changes when the new quarter back’s sister Aurora McClay comes to town. Aurora is not the same as other girls that Ryker usually goes for. She is different. She isn’t as experienced, she is meek and not as forward, and she is also deaf. Ryker’s character has gone through tremendous changes in book four and now five of the series, and he now finds himself drawn to Aurora where as in the past he may not have. As with any Abbi Glines The Field Party series books, this book isn’t just about football and young love. This book dives deeper to interracial relationships, and deaf culture. This book doesn’t have a lot of sexual references, and because of that I would recommend it to a mature 12-13 and up crowd. Overall, I loved the story!
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  • Breen Rdz
    January 1, 1970
    “It’s been years since I follow Abbi and seriously I love her. I’m a loyal fan to her, I’ll always support her. Every time she announces a new book my fangirl mode starts. As a loyal fan I made the promise that no matter how much I love her, it’s my duty as a fan to always be honest about what I think about her books. Making the Play is not the exception. Here I go…Abbi hit the jackpot with Making a Play! The first word that come to my mind is splendid! Aurora and Ryker story was simply perfect. “It’s been years since I follow Abbi and seriously I love her. I’m a loyal fan to her, I’ll always support her. Every time she announces a new book my fangirl mode starts. As a loyal fan I made the promise that no matter how much I love her, it’s my duty as a fan to always be honest about what I think about her books. Making the Play is not the exception. Here I go…Abbi hit the jackpot with Making a Play! The first word that come to my mind is splendid! Aurora and Ryker story was simply perfect. Their chemistry was instant and intense. Ryker was like an angel! I adored how he tried to prove he deserved to be with Aurora. Talking about her, she was a very fascinating character, an extremely strong and fierce girl. Chapter after chapter I was more engaged, I couldn’t put it down! I was trapped between wanting to read faster and not wanting to finish the book. Their story truly touched my heart and soul. Love is not always easy, sometimes you have to face hard obstacles and they did affronted some challenges. Abbi never fails to left me impressed and amazed. “
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  • Tracie Nguyen
    January 1, 1970
    Drama, drama, and more drama 👏. Abbi Glines has paired up another great couple. I love the characters ! I love all of the characters she creates, Aurora and Ryker are no different. Aurora is an amazing girl with a no-nonsense attitude, and I'm here for it. She also happens to be deaf and her father is controlling to say the least. Ryker is your stereotypical jock that turns into a hopeless romantic 💕. I have to say that they are the cutest couple in the series because of how they met, innocent a Drama, drama, and more drama 👏. Abbi Glines has paired up another great couple. I love the characters ! I love all of the characters she creates, Aurora and Ryker are no different. ⁣⁣Aurora is an amazing girl with a no-nonsense attitude, and I'm here for it. She also happens to be deaf and her father is controlling to say the least. Ryker is your stereotypical jock that turns into a hopeless romantic 💕. I have to say that they are the cutest couple in the series because of how they met, innocent and sweet. ⁣⁣This is the most 'toned' down Field Party book that I've read, but drama is still present ! I'll keep my mouth shut so you guys can figure it out 😙. ⁣On the other hand, I didn't like the timing of the book 🤔. They fell in love within a week, and that's taking in the majority of the plot as well. Instant love isn't really my thing. As much as I adore the Field Party Series, this is one of my least favorite books. It felt rushed and fell short of my expectations, other than that this was a quick and cute read. I can't wait to see more ! ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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  • Novel Grounds
    January 1, 1970
    Eek! It is finally here and I loved every single page of it. Abbi sure knows how deliver a breathtaking novel in this world she has crafted and this book? This one might be my new favorite. This is Ryker and Aurora's story and it was all the swoon. These two had so much to overcome, but the way that Abbi crafts their story leaves you right beside them as they navigate their storms.This was such a quick read for me. I absolutely could not put it down. These characters jump off the page at you an Eek! It is finally here and I loved every single page of it. Abbi sure knows how deliver a breathtaking novel in this world she has crafted and this book? This one might be my new favorite. This is Ryker and Aurora's story and it was all the swoon. These two had so much to overcome, but the way that Abbi crafts their story leaves you right beside them as they navigate their storms.This was such a quick read for me. I absolutely could not put it down. These characters jump off the page at you and the issues Abbi takes this she does so with such fines and grace that you will love her writing even more when you are finished reading.While you don't NEED to read the other bookish this series to read this one, you absolutely should do so. You will miss a lot if you don't.All the Feels and All The Swoon.
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