Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys, #1) by Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley

Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football—training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I’m suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend a semester at home to get my shit together. The cherry on my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend’s girl, Mia Mendez—the only woman I’ve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret. I’m not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She’s off-limits—and not just because she’s working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We’re both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo. Until I break my own rules and touch her. Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed. Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth. I can’t rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I’d climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.

SPINNING OUT is a sexy, emotional novel of 100,000 words. It is first in the Blackhawk Boys, a series of standalone novels.—THE BLACKHAWK BOYS. Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?Book 1 – SPINNING OUT – Coming May 3rd (Arrow's story)Book 2 – RUSHING IN – Coming Summer 2016 (Christopher's story)Book 3 – GOING UNDER – Coming late 2016 (Sebastian's story)

*Note:  This book was provided to the Book Hookup by the publisher via Net Galley but that did not in any way influence this review!

If you love a story filled with angst, lies, secrets and a brooding bad boy, you’re going to really enjoy this latest book by Lexi Ryan!  Page after page, this story was filled with all the emotions you can think of…confusion, fear, sadness, anger, disappointment, guilt, longing, lust, and love.  Just as quickly as it made you shed a tear, the story brought hope and joy.  The alternating past/present format ensured that the author provided little bits of information to help solve the mystery just when you needed them and allowed the reader to go deeper into the story…seeing it from many angles.  And, although I was able to guess the outcome of the mystery thanks to the scenes in the past, that didn’t diminish my enthusiasm for the story or it’s characters.

Arrow and Mia come from very different circumstances and, thanks to unforeseen circumstances, they can’t be together even though they ultimately love each other.  As each of them work through the pain and guilt of the aftermath of a hit and run accident, they drawn to each other but, as in the past, they can’t quite seal the deal. Not only is the past holding them back but the present poses obstacles too.  These two have great chemistry and undoubtedly belong together but the universe is not going to make it easy for them.

Before they can move forward, some very painful things must happen for both of them and they must face truths that they might rather keep hidden.  I enjoyed the secondary characters and the interactions between them and look forward to seeing who becomes the main character in the next book.  This is the beginning of a very good series and I’m very interested in seeing what happens next!


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