Home Field Advantage (Milwaukee Dragons, #3)
Is the Dragons’ new wide receiver: A) a fallen NFL star looking for a comeback, B) the sexy player your boss wants you to write an exposé on, or C) the former love of your life?For Milwaukee Dragons beat reporter Natalie Griffith, he’s clearly D) all of the above. Three years ago, Natalie’s bombshell report on her ex-boyfriend’s off-the-field scandals landed her the job she loves, but she still feels guilty about destroying his career. Now Quinn Lowry’s back, and he’s taking over her locker room, flashing his charming smile and reminding her exactly how hot they were together.After two years out of the league, Quinn is sober and on the field again. He’s worked his ass off and he’s not going to blow his second chance, not even for the woman who broke his heart—twice. Having Natalie around is the last thing Quinn needs while he’s trying to prove he deserves to stay on the team.Maybe one final night together will give them both some much-needed closure. But with Natalie’s boss pressuring her for another headline-grabbing scoop, can she admit to herself that she’s falling for Quinn all over again?

Home Field Advantage (Milwaukee Dragons, #3) Details

TitleHome Field Advantage (Milwaukee Dragons, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 16th, 2019
PublisherLoveswept
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports

Home Field Advantage (Milwaukee Dragons, #3) Review

  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    January 1, 1970
    (free review copy) For this Wisconsin reader, the Milwaukee Dragons are a dream come true! I adore this series and all of the players and their love interests. This is the most emotionally vulnerable and feminist football team on earth 😍 This particular story is a whole lot of should I, shouldn’t I, and it wrapped up a bit quickly but it was so satisfying and I can’t wait for more in the series!
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  • Jacqueline Francis
    January 1, 1970
    Liz Lincoln can do no wrong and is a PURE GENIUS for thinking up the Milwaukee Dragons. Once again, another 10 star winner in this series. I adored the chemistry between the hero and heroine and am a sucker for a reunited lovers story. This book was not without its fair share of drama and nail-biting situations. I loved them all and am hopeful that there are many more books in the Milwaukee Dragons series! Liz really knows how to set a scene, make you fall in love with her characters, and leave Liz Lincoln can do no wrong and is a PURE GENIUS for thinking up the Milwaukee Dragons. Once again, another 10 star winner in this series. I adored the chemistry between the hero and heroine and am a sucker for a reunited lovers story. This book was not without its fair share of drama and nail-biting situations. I loved them all and am hopeful that there are many more books in the Milwaukee Dragons series! Liz really knows how to set a scene, make you fall in love with her characters, and leave you wanting MORE! I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 3.5 StarsI am all about second chances, and this story was filled with them. Quinn and Natalie thought they were each others' forever, but after Natalie left Quinn in the middle of the night without explanation, and then years later, wrote an expose on him, they both imagined the door to their relationship was sealed forever. But, eight years after their breakup, Quinn was making his NFL comeback, and Natalie was a sport reporter working closely with his team. Both Natalie and Quinn foun Rating: 3.5 StarsI am all about second chances, and this story was filled with them. Quinn and Natalie thought they were each others' forever, but after Natalie left Quinn in the middle of the night without explanation, and then years later, wrote an expose on him, they both imagined the door to their relationship was sealed forever. But, eight years after their breakup, Quinn was making his NFL comeback, and Natalie was a sport reporter working closely with his team. Both Natalie and Quinn found that the head and the heart were not totally in agreement, when it came to their relationship. Let me just warn you - there is a LOT of "we should/we shouldn't" in this one. Sometimes that makes me do a hard eye-roll, but a very plausible case was built to support both characters' reticence regarding rekindling their romantic ties in this book. At times, I just wanted them to do a sit down and clear the air, but I thought Lincoln did a good job distracting me from my wait by showing me pieces of their past, and that is one of my favorite things about a second chance romance. I love learning about the couple's history, and I got to see the good, the bad, and the ugly in this one, which were also intertwined with pieces of each characters' personal past. Quinn was also getting a second chance career wise. Here he was, two years after his drug and alcohol addiction was revealed, playing for an NFL team. In addition to the everyday struggles elite athletes face, he also had to fight cravings and dodge his past, which was made more difficult with his ex seemingly everywhere. I know I was rooting for Quinn to not only reconcile with Natalie, but to achieve great things on the field. A few other things I enjoyed:• I loved that Quinn and Natalie shared not only a love for classic cars, but a penchant for restoring said cars. It was fun spending time with them as they retooled a few engines. • I enjoyed getting to know Matt better. I already knew bits and pieces about him from the previous books, but here, a lot more was revealed of the QB. His cooking and his daughters made me smile, but the situation with his wife really grabbed my interest, and I am hoping that couple will be featured in a future book. • Natalie thought she was living her dream, but she was starting to see that the expectations for female sports reporters was not the same as for their male counterparts. I appreciated that Lincoln included this in the book, and I loved where she had Natalie's career heading at the end of the story. • I am also a fan of bromances, and the one between Matt and Quinn was great. They shared some pretty meaningful moments, and that one out on the field was probably one of my favorites. Overall: The Milwaukee Dragons series continues to entertain me. I found myself rooting for this couple as they worked through their past in hopes of building a future together, and cannot wait to catch up with them in future installments of this series. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Ruthie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is the third book in the series - and whilst you could read this as a stand alone, really, why would you not want to read the other two books first? Both players in those books are part of the team and the couples appear in this book too. I love sports romances, and this one does an amazing job of dealing with a difficult and danger-strewn topic in a respectful, but not preachy way. I recommend it to you. Quinn has ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is the third book in the series - and whilst you could read this as a stand alone, really, why would you not want to read the other two books first? Both players in those books are part of the team and the couples appear in this book too. I love sports romances, and this one does an amazing job of dealing with a difficult and danger-strewn topic in a respectful, but not preachy way. I recommend it to you. Quinn has been out of the game for two years after battling addiction to drink and drugs. He is back and hoping to prove his worth with a new team. He could not believe it when his first love, Natalie, who also walked out on their relationship with no good explanation and then wrote a newspaper story about his fall from grace, is the reporter attached to his new team. He has coping mechanisms for many things, but Natalie? that is going to be a stretch. As he and Natalie slowly come to terms with what happened when they were in college, and acknowledge the reasons why it all went so wrong, they naturally warm to each other. The chemistry has not gone, and maybe one more time to say good-bye ... yep, we all know that isn't going to work, but it is such fun watching it all come together. I really liked that even though they had a deep understanding and love of sport as a good basis for a connection, they also loved old cars and making them work again. It was a fun sideline which worked when there was a need to move away from the intensity of their working lives. As much as Quinn has to perform on the field, Natalie was under pressure to constantly find bits of scandal or rumour to publish for her boss. I thought the demands, and the expectations of pushing ethical boundaries - especially when attached to a team - were dealt with in a way which surely made every reader think about what are the boundaries of privacy for public figures. Using Matt to be the main subject was a great way to set up Quinn's story and give Matt a voice too. We get to see other members of the team too, with hints as to other possible contenders for future installments; we must all be rooting for Matt to get his family back together soon. Thank you Liz Lincoln for a really meaningful addition to the series.
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  • Heather 123
    January 1, 1970
    Yawn...DNF 38%I tried, because I really liked the premise of the book, but it was incredibly boring. We're supposed to believe that Natalie and Quinn had this incredible history together, yet the author doesn't give us even a glimpse of that history. Why not show us the chemistry we're supposed to believe they have? Why not a flash back or two? I couldn't get into the story...** ARC received from Netgalley **
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I've read a bunch of sports romances and they have a formula yet this story was a bit smarter and sharper. It was smarter because Natalie was more than a reporter for sports publication. She liked to work on antique cars. She was mechanical and loved the oldies. Quinn loved antique cars too. She also really had cared for Quinn in college.Quinn was an alcoholic. I bet you thought I could glam it up but he really was out of football for awhile and really took therapy and recovery seriously. I wond I've read a bunch of sports romances and they have a formula yet this story was a bit smarter and sharper. It was smarter because Natalie was more than a reporter for sports publication. She liked to work on antique cars. She was mechanical and loved the oldies. Quinn loved antique cars too. She also really had cared for Quinn in college.Quinn was an alcoholic. I bet you thought I could glam it up but he really was out of football for awhile and really took therapy and recovery seriously. I wondered why he didn't do the twelve step program (author?) which more of us are familiar with and maybe he would of already made amends to Natalie.....no spoilers here but point that 12 step program anyone who thinks they have alcohol problem can join. Ok.Well, then my PSA over....Quinn and Natalie break up in college and it's because of Natalie seeing similarities in lifestyle of that of her alcoholic father and that of Quinn. Quinn was an alcoholic in college or well on his way....he wouldn't of listened to Natalie probably anyway but she did "ghost" him which was awful. They were Ok until she wrote a tough article on his downfall. He was written up by others but he felt gets hurt more.He definitely grew substantially in this book. I enjoyed their characters. I felt this book was a little light on pressures of fans and groupies, agents, and public relations.It seemed to be less dimensional than realistic but still entertaining.ARC Netgalley
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***Writing books about addicts is a challenge. If you are too dismissive of the past, of their addiction, it feels like it's a plot point that was tossed in that the author didn't quite know what to do with. If it's too much a part of the story, it feels like the story is not a romance, but a story about life after addiction and rehab. And, while there is a place for this, it's not in a romance.This story gets it right. The balance is ther ***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***Writing books about addicts is a challenge. If you are too dismissive of the past, of their addiction, it feels like it's a plot point that was tossed in that the author didn't quite know what to do with. If it's too much a part of the story, it feels like the story is not a romance, but a story about life after addiction and rehab. And, while there is a place for this, it's not in a romance.This story gets it right. The balance is there. Quinn's past with addiction and his past with Natalie are intertwined, but also separate. His past is in the past, but not ignored and it is allowed to be a part of the way he is now.Natalie and Quinn, as I said above, have a post. It's an ugly one, although it seems that she was not present for the part where his life went completely off the rails into rehab and self destruction...she was there on the periphery in her role as a reporter. And, it's this past, her presence in his life now, and the things that happened that they have to work through.And, I thoroughly enjoyed watching them work through it. I liked the story, I believed in the authenticity of the characters, and their chemistry was scorching and appealing.I am looking forward to the next title in the series.
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  • Adele Buck
    January 1, 1970
    I was *really* looking forward to this book, as I liked the preceding two in this series a whole lot. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed by it, principally by the pacing. I don't mind having a second-chance couple's backstory come out in tiny little bits, having to figure it out as you read. But this book seemed to take a really long time before that information came to light in the text and it left me feeling confused a lot early on. It also suffers from what I call, "Didn't we deal with t I was *really* looking forward to this book, as I liked the preceding two in this series a whole lot. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed by it, principally by the pacing. I don't mind having a second-chance couple's backstory come out in tiny little bits, having to figure it out as you read. But this book seemed to take a really long time before that information came to light in the text and it left me feeling confused a lot early on. It also suffers from what I call, "Didn't we deal with that?" syndrome, where the characters have a heart-to-heart and clear the air, but one or both of them is back to square one as if the conversation never occurred a few pages on. I get that things don't just get fixed with a single conversation and that when people do hurtful things to the ones they love, they're going to continue to feel guilt even after absolution. But this was more than that.In the back half of the book (after our couple finally gets together) the book coheres considerably, becoming the fun, zippy read I expected from my prior experience. The secondary cast continues to be great fun to revisit and see what they've been up to.I received an Advance Reader's Copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kym
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsReally enjoyed the concept here: mistakes made, struggling to regain what was lost, lots of “self-work” to get back to where one can be truly happy with themselves, etc., but...it just seemed a little too redundant. At times, the points being made by both main characters seemed too drawn out.Not that it didn’t have enjoyable moments. Their chemistry was off the charts. It was their connections outside of that where things seemed to falter. I really enjoyed the supporting characters (Mat 3.5 starsReally enjoyed the concept here: mistakes made, struggling to regain what was lost, lots of “self-work” to get back to where one can be truly happy with themselves, etc., but...it just seemed a little too redundant. At times, the points being made by both main characters seemed too drawn out.Not that it didn’t have enjoyable moments. Their chemistry was off the charts. It was their connections outside of that where things seemed to falter. I really enjoyed the supporting characters (Matt and Annie) - they gave Quinn and Natalie the advice they needed (without sugarcoating it!) which was both funny and poignant. Kudos for highlighting Quinn’s therapy visits too! Although this is fiction, highlighting how Quinn worked at dealing with his issues using therapy, positive hobbies (auto restoration), etc., shows how much Quinn wanted to stay on track. Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing - Loveswept for an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Taz Lozada
    January 1, 1970
    Quinn was riding high on life and ended up in rehab for his alcohol and pill abuse. He had to fight hard to get back to his NFL body and prove that he was back. Natalie was his college sweetheart who up and left him before he became an NFL star. Being thrown together Quinn and Natalie have to fight their attraction that has never died on his new team. Things I liked were they shared a love of cars together and would work on them. I enjoyed seeing past couples and can't wait for more in this seri Quinn was riding high on life and ended up in rehab for his alcohol and pill abuse. He had to fight hard to get back to his NFL body and prove that he was back. Natalie was his college sweetheart who up and left him before he became an NFL star. Being thrown together Quinn and Natalie have to fight their attraction that has never died on his new team. Things I liked were they shared a love of cars together and would work on them. I enjoyed seeing past couples and can't wait for more in this series.
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  • Leigh Kramer
    January 1, 1970
    The Milwaukee Dragons series is my kind of sports romance. It’s not afraid to examine the negative sides of the industry, which makes the stories that much more compelling. Case in point: Home Field Advantage. Dragons reporter Natalie dated football star Quinn back in college before ghosting him. He’s never known why and he’s carrying quite the grudge after she wrote an article a few years later laying out his alcoholism. Now Quinn is making a comeback and on the Dragons, meaning he’s back in Na The Milwaukee Dragons series is my kind of sports romance. It’s not afraid to examine the negative sides of the industry, which makes the stories that much more compelling. Case in point: Home Field Advantage. Dragons reporter Natalie dated football star Quinn back in college before ghosting him. He’s never known why and he’s carrying quite the grudge after she wrote an article a few years later laying out his alcoholism. Now Quinn is making a comeback and on the Dragons, meaning he’s back in Natalie’s orbit.Natalie’s career frustrations were really relatable, especially when the boss she idolized for years has turned out to not be the person Natalie thought she was. She also wrestles with the article she wrote about Quinn, knowing she maintained journalistic integrity and that it helped save him from the path he was on but still feeling guilty nonetheless. I really enjoyed seeing her interview the players and figure out what stories to develop and that the story did not shy away from showing how sexism impacts her work.Quinn was such a compelling character. Not only is he looking for a comeback on his new team, he’s in recovery for alcoholism, as well as thinking about how many more years he might have left in football. I commend Liz Lincoln for the way she wrote about his recovery. He’s doing the work! We get to see him in therapy and using different coping skills. While I’ve never worked in addiction and recovery, it felt like a very authentic portrayal. I also very much appreciated that he’s two years in to his recovery and so starting a relationship won’t compromise the work he’s done. I’ve read a couple of books this past year with characters in recovery who were not treated with as much care and whose author made plot choices that would harm their recovery. That made this all the more refreshing to read.Neither Natalie or Quinn want to be around the other person and yet their path keeps crossing until there’s no denying their old chemistry never went away. I thoroughly enjoyed their evolution from exes to friends to finally friends with benefits. Finding out why Natalie left him all those years ago is a big moment and really highlighted how the deck could be stacked against them. It’s clear neither of them want to recognize something more is going on and they have valid reasons for being skittish. But there’s so much satisfaction in watching them give in to their feelings and work through their concerns and fears.I simply adore this series and I’m really hoping Matt’s story will be next because I’m dying to know what happened to break him and Celia apart. Plus, I am fascinated by what the Center for TBI Research is doing and want to learn more about the important CTE research happening.CW: alcoholism, recovery, references to hospitalization due to seizures, toxic family members, sexismDisclosure: I received an advanced copy from Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Heather Fineisen
    January 1, 1970
    A sexy romp through a fictitious NFL team. Quinn and Natalie were college sweethearts until Quinn's alcoholic ways became too much for football and Natalie. Now he's making a comeback and Natalie is the writer assigned to the team. Sizzles and delivers on story line.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This was an emotional book for me. It gives you a first hand view of what its like to not only acknowledge your addiction, the things you have to do fight that addiction, but to see yourself the way the world sees you.Quinn Lowry is living that life. The life after coming clean to his family, his friends and his teammates. He's also looking for a second chance at the football career he threw away because of his addiction.Be I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This was an emotional book for me. It gives you a first hand view of what its like to not only acknowledge your addiction, the things you have to do fight that addiction, but to see yourself the way the world sees you.Quinn Lowry is living that life. The life after coming clean to his family, his friends and his teammates. He's also looking for a second chance at the football career he threw away because of his addiction.Being clean and sober is only as good as it lasts. As much as Quinn wants back on the football field, he knows that he will sacrifice that dream if he has to choose between sobriety and football. He's hoping that the life lessons he's learned in that year will give him the confidence to make the team and to play well. And he's handling training camp like an old pro - until he sees her. Natalie Griffith. One time lover and the person who was responsible for airing his dirty laundry in such a way that he had to deal with it. A little resentful, yes. But not entirely because she wrote the article, but because she broke his heart, not once but twice. And the second time wasn't anything to do with him, it was because she wanted to make a name for herself as a sports writer.Natalie didn't realize how seeing Quinn again would affect her. She knew that he was trying to make the team, but what she didn't know was how her boss was expecting her to write an expose on Quinn, to dig up dirt on him. Quinn and Natalie try to resolve their past differences but the more they try to put the past behind them, its the present that realize they want to make better.~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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  • Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsMaybe someone was listening to me when I complained about the covers in this series. For the first two books, the models were put into extremely awkward looking poses. Amazing bodies, but so awkward. Finally, here’s a cover with a relaxed pose and an amazing body. Yay! It’s the little things that can make me happy.This story was a slow starter for me. To be quite honest, I don’t know if that was the book’s fault or my fault. I started reading it the night before my son came to visit fro 3.5 starsMaybe someone was listening to me when I complained about the covers in this series. For the first two books, the models were put into extremely awkward looking poses. Amazing bodies, but so awkward. Finally, here’s a cover with a relaxed pose and an amazing body. Yay! It’s the little things that can make me happy.This story was a slow starter for me. To be quite honest, I don’t know if that was the book’s fault or my fault. I started reading it the night before my son came to visit from out of town, 2 days before a big family barbecue so everyone could see him and his wife and celebrate their upcoming baby. So I’ve been super busy, which cut into my usual reading time. Plus, extra tired. The good news, I fell asleep with relative ease the last few nights. The bad news, less reading time. So even though I felt this story was slow to start, I was still interested in what was happening. I enjoyed the characters and the set up of their story. But man, I wanted them to give into their chemistry already!The concept of this story was excellent. The author did a great job with having some scenarios where Quinn had to struggle his inner demons, situations that he was put into through no ill intent but that were bad for him nonetheless. While Quinn’s demons are a more outward and obvious thing, Natalie has plenty of demons of her own. One of the biggest being her own guilt over an in-depth story she wrote about Quinn’s struggles with his addiction. Natalie puts on a tough front for the world, she has to since she’s a female sports reporter, but she has just as many insecurities as the next person. As is usual with couples around the world, Quinn and Natalie were never the best at communication. No matter how long they were friends before starting their relationship back in college, there were vital issues Natalie didn’t share with Quinn. Would it have changed how he was living his life and dealing with pressure? Maybe, maybe not. But it would have at least helped him to understand that his struggles were have a greater impact on her well-being than he could outwardly see.Natalie and Quinn not only have great chemistry, they also have a connection that is natural. Well, at least after they decide to stop avoiding each other and have it out a bit. There’s no doubt the pair belong together. They just need to accept that fact for themselves and learn to trust each other with everything.Although this story was a slow starter for me, the last half of the book breezed by. I’m really hoping we get Matt’s story next. Having already met him and his wife in previous stories, it will be interesting to see how they got where they are in this book. And how they’ll overcome their difficulties.**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**This review can also be found at All In Good Time.
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  • Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books I'm not much of a football fan (American football to clarify), hockey is more my jam, but I've definitely found the type of sexy adult romances that I am into -- Sports Romances! Home Field Advantage by Liz Lincoln is actually a third in a series, but you so totally can read these out of order. The couples in the other two books are mentioned and are side-characters in this story, but really this story is about a second chanc This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books I'm not much of a football fan (American football to clarify), hockey is more my jam, but I've definitely found the type of sexy adult romances that I am into -- Sports Romances! Home Field Advantage by Liz Lincoln is actually a third in a series, but you so totally can read these out of order. The couples in the other two books are mentioned and are side-characters in this story, but really this story is about a second chance romance between old lovers. I was totally here for it.Right out of college I pursued Sports Journalism, but there were a lot of factors why it just wasn't the right career for me. (Long hours, still living with over protective and overbearing parents, not really caring about sports other than ice hockey), so reading about Natalie being so focused on her career was fun to read about. It was really annoying that she had to deal with a boss that wanted the gossipy stuff and not things with more substance. I worked for men when I was in the field, so I never remember really seeing stuff like this in our reporting or blog posts. So I do take a little pause at this conflict in the story, but that was only my experience, so perhaps other female sports reports have dealt with this issue. I think it really depends on the publication.It did slightly bother me that Quinn seemed to blame everything wrong in his career on Natalie. I was really glad that we see he is in therapy about his substance abuse and is really trying hard to stay the course. So I am glad there is a scene with his therapist where she gets him to come to the conclusion that was really unfair of him. Quinn was a really brave character, and it was cool to see such a positive take on mental health and wanting to overcome addiction.I really loved the two of these getting back together and just laughed when they agreed that it was just physical. HAHAH, okay, you two will see. The romance scenes are pretty detailed, so if that's not your thing you might want to butt out on this book. That used to not be my thing, but I've kind of gotten over that. Sometimes I want to read a sweet romance that is tame, sometimes I want to read stuff with a lot of sex scenes, and that's totally okay.I definitely think I am going to check out the other books in this series. If you like Sport Romances, I would definitely recommend this one.
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  • Luisa Rivas
    January 1, 1970
    I love second chance stories, and if they’re matched with a sports romance, much better. Natalie and Quinn broke up eight years ago, and didn’t get any closure. Natalie just up and left, and next day sent a two sentence email breaking up with Quinn. Quinn went on to professional football and lost his career due to addictions, both pills and booze. Painfully, he clawed his way out of his addictions, trained hard to get into NFL conditions again, and found a team that took a chance on a recovering I love second chance stories, and if they’re matched with a sports romance, much better. Natalie and Quinn broke up eight years ago, and didn’t get any closure. Natalie just up and left, and next day sent a two sentence email breaking up with Quinn. Quinn went on to professional football and lost his career due to addictions, both pills and booze. Painfully, he clawed his way out of his addictions, trained hard to get into NFL conditions again, and found a team that took a chance on a recovering alcoholic. I loved this part of the story, the fact that a football team signed up a former pro athlete who went down and fought to get in playing form again. I admired Quinn’s character for the fortitude and ambition that he showed by working harder than anybody in his team, and working with a counsellor to exorcise his demons and develop a support system. This is a guy who broke down under several situations: his parents behavior, his father’s hostile attitude and constant criticism towards him, and the loneliness he lived in. Natalie loved Quinn when she broke up with him. She feels they have no closure because they never discussed their situation. She’s had other relations but no other man measures up to Quinn. Now she’s working as the press agent for their team and they have to work together. There’s tension and hostility and guilt, and above all, chemistry, yearning, and desire.I loved the story once Quinn and Natalie started talking. From the beginning to approximately 40% of the story, the story felt like it was zigzagging. Quinn and Natalie were sometimes cordial, other hostile, they were dithering about their feelings, they wanted to talk, they wanted to ignore each other. Natalie was paralyzed by indecision and guilt, and they kept on dithering for a while. The writing also felt a little choppy. Once they started talking and developing a friendship of sorts, connecting through their mutual love of working with cars, the story took off and the writing got smoother. And very much entertaining! I liked their positive attitudes, their desire to connect and be friends. There are secondary characters who, like always, add a lot of warmth to the story because they are like family. Overall, a good read!
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  • Danielle Cordsen
    January 1, 1970
    Home Field Advantage By: Liz Lincoln 📚💕⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💕📚Can old hurts be turned into Love again?For two former loves that left so much pain and unanswered questions about what went wrong can they work together or tear each other apart?I really enjoyed this book and it kept me engrossed throughout. I really loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other. This is a fun, hot, romantic must read book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.Authors Blurb: For Milwaukee Dragons be Home Field Advantage By: Liz Lincoln 📚💕⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💕📚Can old hurts be turned into Love again?For two former loves that left so much pain and unanswered questions about what went wrong can they work together or tear each other apart?I really enjoyed this book and it kept me engrossed throughout. I really loved the characters and the way they interacted with each other. This is a fun, hot, romantic must read book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.Authors Blurb: For Milwaukee Dragons beat reporter Natalie Griffith, he’s clearly D) all of the above. Three years ago, Natalie’s bombshell report on her ex-boyfriend’s off-the-field scandals landed her the job she loves, but she still feels guilty about destroying his career. Now Quinn Lowry’s back, and he’s taking over her locker room, flashing his charming smile and reminding her exactly how hot they were together. After two years out of the league, Quinn is sober and on the field again. He’s worked his ass off and he’s not going to blow his second chance, not even for the woman who broke his heart—twice. Having Natalie around is the last thing Quinn needs while he’s trying to prove he deserves to stay on the team. Maybe one final night together will give them both some much-needed closure. But with Natalie’s boss pressuring her for another headline-grabbing scoop, can she admit to herself that she’s falling for Quinn all over again?This book has everything I love in a book. Then you add that it's beautifully written and believable. It is easily a five star read. Written in dual POV my personal favorite this story flows so incredibly well that the next thing you know your 80% into the book and loving every second of it. The believable way the characters interact is perfect. Run, Hop, Jump or use your (1 click) finger to do whatever you have to do and get this amazing book. It'll break your heart, you'll want to scream with frustration and it'll let you discover that love just might conquer all. The chemistry is steamy and sweet and oh so romantic.Thanks Netgally for letting me read and review.📚💕
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  • Smut Report
    January 1, 1970
    Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor: Epic Sex Marathon kicks up the heat dramatically at the 60% mark.Character Chemistry: They separately have identical parallel reactions to basically everything.Plot: She broke his heart years ago. Now they have to work together. Overall: Some pacing issues, but I was rooting for the protagonists. After two years off the field and in recovery, Quinn is getting his second shot in the NFL. The only problem is that his college girlfriend, who bro Review also available at The Smut Report.Heat Factor: Epic Sex Marathon kicks up the heat dramatically at the 60% mark.Character Chemistry: They separately have identical parallel reactions to basically everything.Plot: She broke his heart years ago. Now they have to work together. Overall: Some pacing issues, but I was rooting for the protagonists. After two years off the field and in recovery, Quinn is getting his second shot in the NFL. The only problem is that his college girlfriend, who broke his heart 8 years ago, is a sports reporter whose exclusive beat is… his new football team. Natalie isn’t too thrilled about the arrangement either - especially since she got her big break because she wrote an exposé on Quinn’s alcoholism, and her boss thinks that Quinn’s return to football is a great opportunity for Natalie to make another big splash by uncovering dirt on Quinn. Natalie and Quinn therefore frequently find themselves awkwardly interacting. They have a lot of baggage surrounding their relationship, but haven’t spoken in years and can’t easily jettison the anger and hurt and awkwardness in order to talk through things. Normally, I find it extremely frustrating when protagonists in romance novels could solve all of their problems if they would just have an honest conversation. After all, Lincoln repeatedly shows Natalie and Quinn having very similar internal monologues as they react to each other (ie: “Obviously we can’t be together, but I still care about him/her.”). However, in this case, Lincoln clearly lays out enough of a past between Quinn and Natalie that it feels legitimate that it’s not that easy - they are also coping with their emotions about alcoholism, family, careers, and trust. Lincoln does an especially good job in navigating Quinn’s alcoholism and recovery, and not just how it relates to his own life, but how it impacted Natalie back when they were dating. Lincoln takes Quinn’s struggle seriously, but doesn’t allow it to overshadow the rest of the book. With that said, the first half of the book is a bit slow. Yes, it makes sense that Quinn and Natalie have to work through their baggage before they can start talking, but it meant that the first half of the book was kind of a slog to read. Things got much better once they established that they were still physically attracted to each other and had an extremely epic sex marathon. Opening to door to one form of intimacy - even if it is ostensibly just a booty call and nothing more - allowed them to start having those necessary open and honest conversations. Their healing still happened slowly, but at least there were bouts of sex in between, and as a reader I could finally see them progressing back together as a couple. Repetition exacerbated the slowness at times - both in terms of language and in terms of what the characters are processing. For example, in the opening scene, Natalie thinks about how “lickable” Quinn and his various body parts are so many times that I was convinced that she had a fetish. More important, however, is the larger scale repetition. To give one concrete example: Natalie feels guilty about writing the article about Quinn’s alcoholism a few years ago, even though everything she used was public record. They have a conversation about it (finally!) and he makes it clear that he forgives her. And then… Natalie has yet another conversation with her best friend about how guilty she feels for betraying Quinn by writing this article and how he can’t trust her, and I’m like: a) Haven’t we heard this before? And b) Didn’t he just tell you that while he was angry at the time, he doesn’t hold the article against her? Yes, in real life, one conversation can’t just fix things, but this dynamic happened repeatedly; Lincoln did not quite strike the correct balance between a reasonable timeframe for healing and not dragging things on. Finally, I should acknowledge that sports romance is not my usual wheelhouse. Mainly because… sports are not my usual wheelhouse. Other readers may find this more a feature than a bug, but there is a LOT of football in this book. I am all for hot athletes and their rippling pectorals, but every once in a while my eyes would glaze over when the characters started talking about plays and game tapes and the like. On the plus side, I learned some things about football strategy. I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We disclose this in accordance with 16 CFR §255. Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
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  • Copper78
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first book by Liz Lincoln, so I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I had read a sample and it hooked me so here we are. The first 25% of the book was pretty good, the H/h have a compelling history and there's clearly still strong attraction there on both sides. I loved Quinn and his honesty and vulnerability. However, the 2nd 25% was basically a complete waste of time. It was like a prolonged continuation of the first 25%. The H/h are awkward around each other, are attracted and This is my first book by Liz Lincoln, so I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I had read a sample and it hooked me so here we are. The first 25% of the book was pretty good, the H/h have a compelling history and there's clearly still strong attraction there on both sides. I loved Quinn and his honesty and vulnerability. However, the 2nd 25% was basically a complete waste of time. It was like a prolonged continuation of the first 25%. The H/h are awkward around each other, are attracted and repelled equally, and even when their break up and the reason for it are fully revealed I felt like "that was it?". THAT'S why she left him in the middle of the night and never spoke to him again?! And that brings me to our heroine, Natalie. I couldn't stand her. She came off as a cold, calculating, emotionally closed off BITCH. Yeah, I definitely didn't like her. It always seemed like Quinn was an afterthought to her. Except when they finally started hooking up around the 60% mark. She sure did love his magic peen but still didn't seem to really care about Quinn as more than a friend. She seemed equally into Matt who was not her romantic interest in this book. Also, Quinn may have forgiven her for the article she wrote that effectively sidelined his career, but I never did. I didn't care that she only used info that was already out...she still sat down and talked to people who knew him, compiled all the information and wrote an expose about someone she had allegedly loved. And she did it for a job. She DIDN'T do it to get him into rehab or for any other purpose than a promotion. And I can't forgive that. She didn't come off as warm, kind, loving, supportive, or honest in any way. Quinn was way too good for her and I wish he had made her work a little harder to get him back. In most 2nd chance romance books, we often see the hero as not working hard enough to earn the heroine back, so I'm an equal opportunity complainer, b/c here we have a heroine who wasn't a heroine at all. I received this Netgalley ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Home Field Advantage is part of the Milwaukee Dragons series but can be read as a standalone. Sports journalist Natalie Griffith and football player Quinn Lowry were madly in love in college until Natalie abruptly ended things with no explanation. Five years later, Natalie wrote an article about Quinn and how his alcoholism ruined his football career. Fast forward three more years, and a now-sober Quinn is playing for Natalie's hometown team, and she is assigned to do a profile on his teammate a Home Field Advantage is part of the Milwaukee Dragons series but can be read as a standalone. Sports journalist Natalie Griffith and football player Quinn Lowry were madly in love in college until Natalie abruptly ended things with no explanation. Five years later, Natalie wrote an article about Quinn and how his alcoholism ruined his football career. Fast forward three more years, and a now-sober Quinn is playing for Natalie's hometown team, and she is assigned to do a profile on his teammate and roommate Matt, bringing them back into each other's orbits.As always, Lincoln writes beautiful depictions of the moment when good sex becomes lovemaking. While sports provides the setting for the book, it is not the central plot and is still accessible to a non-sports person like me, and I love that a bullet journal played such an important role in Natalie's life.I had a difficult time understanding the root of Natalie and Quinn's conflict. Quinn and Natalie both believe her expose ended his career, but both also believe that his career was already over and that all the information in her article was public knowledge (making it not an expose). To me, she either did something irredeemable, and I can't buy his forgiveness of her, or she didn't do anything that bad, and I can't buy that it's a conflict. This might be because the exact nature of the article was vague, so I couldn't fully understand if she really betrayed him or not.I also had trouble with how long it took for Natalie to reveal why she left Quinn in college--both in their story and in the pacing of the book. I wish I could have had that context earlier in the story. I actually found myself more invested in the bare bones of a secondary plot involving the roommate Matt and his estranged wife Celia, who we last saw happily in love and about to have twins at the end of Swagger. I combed the book for any breadcrumbs explaining how they came to be separated so suddenly. I also wish we had seen more of previous main characters, but I understand it's a fine line to walk between including too much from previous stories or too little. I guess I miss Seth, who will always be one of favorite main characters.I'll definitely read the next book because I love Liz's writing (especially if it's about Matt and Celia), but it's not my favorite in the series.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    3.25 starsI truly enjoyed reading the first 2 Milwaukee Dragon books, so I was excited to revisit the team with Ms. Lincoln's third installment. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with Natalie and Quinn's story the way I had hoped. These two were college sweethearts until.... fast forward 8 years later and they find themselves back in each other's orbit. This was a set up that should have been a slam dunk of a book, but it felt like there was just a little too much going on for me to really appreci 3.25 starsI truly enjoyed reading the first 2 Milwaukee Dragon books, so I was excited to revisit the team with Ms. Lincoln's third installment. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with Natalie and Quinn's story the way I had hoped. These two were college sweethearts until.... fast forward 8 years later and they find themselves back in each other's orbit. This was a set up that should have been a slam dunk of a book, but it felt like there was just a little too much going on for me to really appreciate the story. When I say too much going on, I mean things like there being almost no set up for the back story of these two characters. No prologue, etc, just a swift plunge into their reintroduction to each other. Things were explained later, but I spent the first part of the book wondering what I missed. Then there was the secondary cast and the amount of time spent on them. As a series focused on a team, a larger secondary cast is expected, but there seemed to be an unusual amount of time spent talking about a particular set of secondary characters. My guess is the 4th book in the series will focus on them, but it was a bit distracting here. Then there were Quinn and Natalie themselves. They each came to the table with baggage and it was at times hard to get a read on how they felt about being back around each other. There were times I found myself rooting for them to have a second chance and times when I wanted to tell them to just forget about it. I enjoyed seeing them rekindle a friendship and there were some nice moments, but I never really felt like they were a solid couple. Overall, this was an enjoyable book, but maybe not the strongest entry in the Dragon's series. I am curious to see what happens next for the team.
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  • Jeeves
    January 1, 1970
    A steamy and deeply emotional second chance romance, Home Field Advantage shows that no matter how much time passes, two people who are meant to be can never truly lose the bond they once shared. The story follows Quinn, an NFL player making his return to the sport after getting sober. As he makes his debut, he runs into the woman he once considered the love of his life. Natalie is a sports reporter and facing Quinn for the first time in 8 years brings a flood of memories back about the time the A steamy and deeply emotional second chance romance, Home Field Advantage shows that no matter how much time passes, two people who are meant to be can never truly lose the bond they once shared. The story follows Quinn, an NFL player making his return to the sport after getting sober. As he makes his debut, he runs into the woman he once considered the love of his life. Natalie is a sports reporter and facing Quinn for the first time in 8 years brings a flood of memories back about the time they spent together. There is definitely nothing neutral about their feelings for each other. As they are forced to spend time together because of the team, Quinn and Natalie have to address the attraction that still sparks between them after all these years.There is a lot to like about the book, and the first half is definitely a 5-star read for me. The chemistry between these characters is intense, and they know each other so intimately that things were deep from the start. Quinn knows that he’s made mistakes in the past, and he’s working to maintain his sobriety. He also knows that Natalie broke his heart in a way he’s not sure he can put himself through again. It’s the second half of the book that stumbled for me - I didn’t love the casual treatment of sex in the book. This is a slow burn that turns to a full steam once the characters go there, and both characters have a history of casual sex so they don’t truly respect that fact that starting something casual with the former love of your life might have some ramifications. All in all, I am definitely glad that NetGalley offered me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a realistic, heartfelt book about losing love and then finding your way back to it.
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  • April
    January 1, 1970
    Liz Lincoln is a new author to me and I was excited to read this sports romance. Quinn is a football player who is given a second chance to play in the NFL after he screwed up due to his addiction to alcohol. Natalie is a professional sports reporter and she finally has landed her dream job under the best female boss of her dreams so she thinks. Natalie is going to be following the Dragons exclusively and writing about the players and their lives and the games. Quinn just signed to the Dragons a Liz Lincoln is a new author to me and I was excited to read this sports romance. Quinn is a football player who is given a second chance to play in the NFL after he screwed up due to his addiction to alcohol. Natalie is a professional sports reporter and she finally has landed her dream job under the best female boss of her dreams so she thinks. Natalie is going to be following the Dragons exclusively and writing about the players and their lives and the games. Quinn just signed to the Dragons and his ex girlfriend, the one who wrote an article destroying his career and life is now going to be exclusively with his team. Can Quinn remain sober and stay away from her? Quinn is going through a hard time being sober and dealing with the woman who broke his heart. Natalie is also taking it well when she finds out about Quinn. Can these two make it work while spending a lot of time near each other in often times close quarters due to traveling and where they are at? If you like second chance romances and sport romances, this is will definitely be a great book for you to read. The characters are all relatable especially with so many addiction issues nowadays and the struggles loved ones have to deal with as well. The character diversity is unique in this story because they have children with disabilities, ball players with addiction, and they speak about traumatic brain injuries within the sports community as well. I really enjoyed the conversations on difficult topics this book brought up and how it dealt with them. Excellent work of fiction with varying topics discussed and I can’t wait to read more from this author and I hope to see many more books in this series with the other characters.
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  • Stacie Redinger
    January 1, 1970
    Natalie hasn’t seen Quinn since she left in the middle of the night while they were dating in college. Not only did she leave him with no explanation in college, she also wrote a story on him that landed her the job she had been dreaming of, and also landed her on Quinn’s bad side. Now he’s being thrust back into her life, when he is trying to make it back into the NFL. They are forced to spend more time together than either wants or bargained for. After spending a lot of time together, thanks t Natalie hasn’t seen Quinn since she left in the middle of the night while they were dating in college. Not only did she leave him with no explanation in college, she also wrote a story on him that landed her the job she had been dreaming of, and also landed her on Quinn’s bad side. Now he’s being thrust back into her life, when he is trying to make it back into the NFL. They are forced to spend more time together than either wants or bargained for. After spending a lot of time together, thanks to both of their jobs, they decide that they need one more night. One final night to give each other the closure they never had. Neither expected the one night they spent together to turn into more, nor did they expect it to dig up old feelings. As the two try to navigate their way through their careers as well as their budding relationship they have to figure out if they can leave the past in the past, or will the past come back to haunt them?I have read more sports romance books than I can count, and this book did not disappoint. I love that the heroine was more than just a journalist out for the next best thing. She had other interests, and she didn’t want to write gossipy news. This heroine was one you could admire and one that I absolutely adored. I also absolutely loved Quinn; how can you not root for the comeback kid? This story was more than just a love story, it showed growth for both characters, and I was rooting for both of them to get what they wanted. The chemistry was off the charts, but the banter (once the two got comfortable with each other again) was amazing. This book was a definite 5 star read, and I do hope that we get more books in the Milwaukee Dragons Series!
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  • Sue Galuska
    January 1, 1970
    Natalie Griffith is working her dream job at Sports and Leisure News Today (SLNT) as a sports beat writer under her idol, Ellen Blake. She has been assigned to follow the Milwaukee Dragons' football team for the season. What Natalie didn't expect was that Quinn Lowry, her ex, would now be on that team. She may be still feeling a little guilty for the article she wrote on him a few years ago.Quinn cannot believe he is seeing Natalie in person again after all these years. She broke his heart when Natalie Griffith is working her dream job at Sports and Leisure News Today (SLNT) as a sports beat writer under her idol, Ellen Blake. She has been assigned to follow the Milwaukee Dragons' football team for the season. What Natalie didn't expect was that Quinn Lowry, her ex, would now be on that team. She may be still feeling a little guilty for the article she wrote on him a few years ago.Quinn cannot believe he is seeing Natalie in person again after all these years. She broke his heart when she left him, and then again when she wrote her article. Now he just wants to concentrate on making the team and doing a good job.The more Natalie and Quinn see each other it becomes obvious that they both still are attracted to each other so they agree to one night together to get it out of their systems. So much for well thought out plans! LOL These two realize that one night is just not enough and quickly things start to escalate. Pretty soon they both find themselves falling hard but are both afraid to voice their feelings. As these two both take a long look at their lives they realize that they both need to make some changes if they ever want to find their happy ending.I enjoyed this story. Both of these characters had demons from their past stopping them from having their one true love happy ending. They both needed to really dig deep down and come to terms with a few things in order for that to happen but when they finally did it was all worth it! I loved how they liked to work on old cars....that was fun and interesting to read. Overall a fun addition to this series.
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  • Diane McConnell
    January 1, 1970
    Quinn and Natalie have to forgive each other!Milwaukee Dragons football player Quinn Lowry is still angry with his ex-girlfriend sports writer Natalie Griffith for writing the article that got him suspended from playing football for two years for drug and alcohol abuse and he hadn’t forgiven her for it. Quinn had went to rehab and worked his way back to trying to make the team at training camp with Natalie covering the team for sports news site. Natalie had gotten the job with the company on the Quinn and Natalie have to forgive each other!Milwaukee Dragons football player Quinn Lowry is still angry with his ex-girlfriend sports writer Natalie Griffith for writing the article that got him suspended from playing football for two years for drug and alcohol abuse and he hadn’t forgiven her for it. Quinn had went to rehab and worked his way back to trying to make the team at training camp with Natalie covering the team for sports news site. Natalie had gotten the job with the company on the strength of her article about Quinn that she wrote from public knowledge and talking to other players. Natalie was being forced by her boss to write an expose on Quinn’s return that she didn’t want to do because he didn’t need the stress trying to keep his sobriety and stay away from temptations. Natalie had a very good reason why she wanted Quinn to stop but he thought he was stronger but until they finally talked to each other they never knew the cause. A lot of problems can be solved by talking to each other but Natalie and Quinn had to finally accept each other had reasons and forgive each other for not talking.Home Field Advantage by Liz Lincoln shows that love alone doesn’t solve problems until you find the root cause of the issue. I liked Home Field Advantage and many other sports romance readers will too. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Downward dog
    January 1, 1970
    http://www.cocktailsandbooks.comThanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own. I thoroughly enjoyed this passionate, slow burn, second chance romance. There are great dynamics and lots of chemistry between the characters in this heartfelt romance. The characters take an emotional journey and find love on the other side. Quinn and Natalie haven't seen each other since they were in college, eight years ago. In colleg http://www.cocktailsandbooks.comThanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own. I thoroughly enjoyed this passionate, slow burn, second chance romance. There are great dynamics and lots of chemistry between the characters in this heartfelt romance. The characters take an emotional journey and find love on the other side. Quinn and Natalie haven't seen each other since they were in college, eight years ago. In college they each had big hopes and dreams about their futures. When they meet again, they have achieved their goals. Quinn is a professional football player and Natalie is a sports reporter. Natalie broke Quinn’s heart when she broke up with him. Quinn is now a broody, recovering alcoholic. He is a good guy but he is having a tough time trying to constantly prove himself and make a comeback on a new team. The one thing that hasn’t changed is, Quinn still wants Natalie. Natalie is passionate about her job and is respected in the industry. She knows it would be wrong to get involved with a football player, when her job is to cover the team.There is a lot of tension between Quinn and Natalie as they spend time together, but try to ignore the feelings they still have for each other. Can they forget and forgive all the issues and hurts from the past? This is another engaging sports romance by Liz Lincoln.
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  • Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Quinn Lowry has spent the last two years getting his life back on track, and regaining his focus on whats important to him... his football career. He once had everything he could want out of life, but his addictions got in the way and not only cost him his career, but also the woman who once owned his heart. Now after lots of hard work and dedication he is back on the turf and ready to get back to playing. But that also means facing the one woman wrecking crew who derailed his perfect life two y Quinn Lowry has spent the last two years getting his life back on track, and regaining his focus on whats important to him... his football career. He once had everything he could want out of life, but his addictions got in the way and not only cost him his career, but also the woman who once owned his heart. Now after lots of hard work and dedication he is back on the turf and ready to get back to playing. But that also means facing the one woman wrecking crew who derailed his perfect life two years ago, his ex, beat reporter Natalie Griffith.Home Field Advantage pulled me in almost instantly and had me flying through pages to see if if these two would be able to find common ground after such a heartbreaking separation. It was a well crafted story brimming with hope, healing, passion, and heart squeezing emotion that had the tears welling a couple of times. These two had a lot of healing and making amends to do, but underneath all that hurt there was also a deep seated attraction that neither could deny. One that kept drawing them in, and forcing them to face the fact that they belonged together. This was such a wonderful addition to the series, the words were addictive, and the characters were hard not to love! Highly recommend!I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Natalie has been given the chance of a lifetime. She’s a sports journalist that is given exclusive access to the Milwaukee Dragons. The thing is, her college boyfriend has just been given the chance to play for them. Natalie & Quinn’s breakup was not pretty & it coincided with his fall from football. It’s going to be awkward to be around him. Why couldn’t she shut off her feelings for him? Quinn can’t believe he has another chance. After seeking treatment for his addiction & regainin Natalie has been given the chance of a lifetime. She’s a sports journalist that is given exclusive access to the Milwaukee Dragons. The thing is, her college boyfriend has just been given the chance to play for them. Natalie & Quinn’s breakup was not pretty & it coincided with his fall from football. It’s going to be awkward to be around him. Why couldn’t she shut off her feelings for him? Quinn can’t believe he has another chance. After seeking treatment for his addiction & regaining his form, he should be on top of the world. Instead, his unresolved feelings for Natalie & his fears of relapsing keep him distracted. In college, he was upset about her article about his addiction & fall from grace even though she was kinder than other reporters were. Should he forgive Natalie & give them another chance?This was a an excellent second chance romance. Natalie’s dad was an alcoholic & she couldn’t deal with Quinn going down the same path. She continued to blame herself for what happened to him even though the article she wrote was compassionate & allowed everyone to see he was human. When they came back into contact, Quinn couldn’t forgive her for the article & he didn’t trust her to not do it again. Quinn has to man up & realize it was his problem & results. Natalie just did her job. I really enjoyed reading of their second chance.
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  • Downward dog
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this passionate, slow burn, second chance romance. There are great dynamics and lots of chemistry between the characters in this heartfelt romance. The characters take an emotional journey and find love on the other side. Quinn and Natalie haven't seen each other since they were in college, eight years ago. In college they each had big hopes and dreams about their futures. When they meet again, they have achieved their goals. Quinn is a professional football player and Natal I thoroughly enjoyed this passionate, slow burn, second chance romance. There are great dynamics and lots of chemistry between the characters in this heartfelt romance. The characters take an emotional journey and find love on the other side. Quinn and Natalie haven't seen each other since they were in college, eight years ago. In college they each had big hopes and dreams about their futures. When they meet again, they have achieved their goals. Quinn is a professional football player and Natalie is a sports reporter. Natalie broke Quinn’s heart when she broke up with him. Quinn is now a broody, recovering alcoholic. He is a good guy but he is having a tough time trying to constantly prove himself and make a comeback on a new team. The one thing that hasn’t changed is, Quinn still wants Natalie. Natalie is passionate about her job and is respected in the industry. She knows it would be wrong to get involved with a football player, when her job is to cover the team.There is a lot of tension between Quinn and Natalie as they spend time together, but try to ignore the feelings they still have for each other. Can they forget and forgive all the issues and hurts from the past? This is another engaging sports romance by Liz Lincoln.
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