Title: The Ex Effect
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
The headline could write itself:
Matthew Hawkins, star defensive end, comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wolves.
Which is perfectly fine by Ava Baker—it makes her job as publicist for the team easier.
There’s only two problems. This particular football player was her first crush.
The bigger problem: Matthew Hawkins was once engaged to her older sister.
It’s been ten years since Ava has seen Matthew. He’s bigger, better looking, and best of all—completely single. Despite his history with her sister, the attraction between Ava and Matthew isn’t so one-sided anymore.
It’s hot enough to burn down the entire city of Seattle.
But this headline is far more complicated to write. And not just for the press or what it means for her family— because once her heart is involved, there’s no predicting the
FIVE 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!
I don’t think I’ll ever not love something written by Karla Sorensen, but seriously this book HOOOMAHGAWD, I super loved it. Whatever is bigger than love, that’s how I feel about Matthew and Ava. Since there’s an endless list of things a loved in this book from tiny details to huge moments I’ll try to narrow it down in to some sort of maybe logical sounding explanation instead of fangirl gibberish. Try being the key word there.
First of all, Matthew. I big loved him. He’s this perfect combination of giant, tough, sexy football star and super sweet, funny, gentleman that has you saying “awwww” and also has you reaching for a fan. Then there’s Ava. Who manages to be a no nonsense PR bad@#$ oozing confidence and being cool as a cucumber when it comes to her job, but also has a softer and vulnerable side that makes her someone easy to relate to when it comes to her personal life.
These two make for quite an amazing couple. Between the perfect chemistry, some serious swoon, and just the right bit of drama to really pull you in their story left me smiling and ready to dive in for more of Karla’s magnificent writing!
Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.