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Review: Scoring Position by Tara Wyatt

Hannah Miller only wants one thing this summer: to lose her virginity before she heads off to grad school. But without any prospects, she assumes her goal will go unfulfilled. But then she goes to stay with her brother Jordan, a first baseman for the Dallas Longhorns, only to find that his best friend Christian is staying with him. Christian, who is sexy and confident and who’s been the subject of Hannah’s fantasies for years. One look at Christian, and Hannah knows she wants him to be her first. To teach her how to be good in bed.

Newly traded to the Longhorns after a scandal, Christian is looking to start fresh and keep a low profile. But when his best friend’s little sister — shy, sweet, slightly nerdy Hannah — propositions him, he can’t bring himself to say no. He knows he shouldn’t sleep with her, but Hannah is a temptation he can’t resist, especially given that he’s in the worst slump of his career and could use a boost—what the guys in the clubhouse refer to as a slumpbuster.

What starts out as a temporary summer fling quickly morphs into something more, and before long, Christian doesn’t just want to be Hannah’s first—he wants to be her last. But when Jordan finds out about their secret hook-ups, all bets are off.

Title:Scoring Position
Author:Tara Wyatt
Series:Dallas Longhorns (Book 6)
Pages:133
Category / Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Virgin Romance
Sports Romance (Baseball)
Temporary Relationship
Point of View:Third Person, Past Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)
Location:Dallas, Texas, USA
HEA:
Release Date:25th October, 2021
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Hugely enjoyable story

I am fairly new to Tara Wyatt and her books but I have really fallen in love with her writing style and her short, hot and engaging romances. This is the 6th in Wyatt’s Dallas Longhorn’s series focussing on the players and staff of Dallas’s hottest baseball team. While there is some crossover and character cameos, each book stands completely alone and follows a different couple with their own HEA.

This book is full of some of my favourite tropes. We’ve got best friend’s little sister, a virgin heroine, temporary relationship and, of course, it’s a sports romance.

In this book we have a new trade, Christian, going through a hard time professionally and personally. He’s always had a bit of a crush on nerdy little Hannah and I loved the way he was completely honest about how cute he found her – it was sweet and endearing. He was a likeable character and despite having a reputation, I felt he was all in with Hannah from the first.

I adored Hannah as a character. She was cute – just like Christian said – and a bit nerdy. She was completely herself and while she wanted to make changes to her circumstances, she was always herself. The way she asked for what she wanted – even though she was nervous about doing so – was really lovely. I felt a kinship with her and I admired her – all the things you want in a heroine.

“…[Christian and Hannah] were a great match and holy hell were they hot.”

As a couple, I really loved Christian and Hannah. They were a great match and holy hell were they hot. There’s a lot of learning as Christian teaches Hannah which means there’s a lot of talking and finding out what each other likes. Goodness, I feel a hot flush coming on just thinking of all the chemistry and the heat! Happy swoons

This is a fairly short book and although we have the tension over when and where and how Jordan will inevitably find out about our pair, there is minimal angst. This is the perfect read when you’re looking for a quick sporty romance with a great, believable couple set in a world I love living in and coming back to time and again. There’s heat, chemistry and an all-round likeability. I practically devoured this story and cements Ms Wyatt as my newest auto-buy author. 5 stars.

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review*

Tara Wyatt is a Canadian contemporary romance author. Known for her humor and steamy love scenes, Tara’s writing has won several awards, including the Golden Quill Award and the Booksellers’ Best Award. In addition, she was a 2018 RITA® Finalist for her romantic comedy novella, Until the Sun Sets.

When she’s not hanging out with your next book boyfriend, she can be found reading, watching movies, and drinking wine. Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the world’s cutest dachshund, as well as her husband and daughter.

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Dallas Longhorns Series:

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Book 6

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