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Fair Catch

By: Kandi Steiner
Narrated by: Hannah Chiclana,Chris Williams
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As if things aren’t already tough enough as the only girl on a college football team, Coach had to go and assign Zeke Collins as my roommate.

A cocky kick returner and my brother’s best friend who should have been ripped of that title years ago, he’s as infuriating as he is undeniably sexy.

I hate him, and for good reason—reason I won’t ever let him forget.

He thinks because we grew up together that it’s his role to protect me, but all he does is get in my way, make me look weak, and piss me off more.

I tell him I can handle myself, and I’m hell-bent on getting that point across to him and the rest of the nation watching the only girl in collegiate football.

The pressure doesn’t get to me. The scrutiny? I’m ready for.

But sharing very thin walls with Zeke Collins? I wasn’t prepared for that.

And the more we’re forced together, the harder it is to distinguish that pencil-thin line between hating him...and wanting him.

©2022 Kandi Steiner (P)2022 Kandi Steiner
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I need a book about Gavin ASAP 😍😍😍😍😍

𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕣 ℂ𝕒𝕥𝕔𝕙 (ℝ𝕖𝕕 ℤ𝕠𝕟𝕖 ℝ𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕝𝕤 #𝟙)
𝕂𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕚 𝕊𝕥𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕣

Each book is about a different couple and is considered a stand-alone, but I recommend reading in order because you don't want to miss any of these books 😍
This book focuses on Riley Novo and Zeke Collins.

Riley has a twin brother named Gavin, and even though this book does revolve around Riley, it opens with the shattered dream of her twin brother. After a brutal accident that leaves Gavin crippled from the waist down, his dream and place on the football team are taken away from him, he only asks one thing from her - to join the football team and continue his dream.

After that night Riley Novo no longer looks at Zeke Collins, her brother's best friend, as before - she sees him as responsible for killing his dream and holds a grudge against him.

It reminded me a lot of the movies - Wildcats & She's the Man - I fell in love with Riley's character, I adored her throughout the book! The only girl in the team who stands in front of them and doesn't give in to the difficulty and the new routine she chose. I love Zeke so much! his gestures and words melted me into a puddle, his bare moments of honesty broke my heart.
I hope that in the future Kandi will write a book about Gavin because I really loved his character, he won my heart chapter after chapter, he has a lot of optimism and his situation is very realistic, his acceptance and inclusion made me fall in love with him.

I highly recommend reading if you are looking for an insanely strong heroine who will make you smile and become her number one cheerleader, an equally captivating and inspiring hero who will make you want to join the best football team out there and stay with a taste for more and think about who from the team will be the next book😍

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Enemies-to-Lovers But Make Them Teammates

Riley has despised Zeke Collins since a drunk driving accident left her twin brother, Gavin, in a wheelchair and Zeke unscathed. Despite the three of them being childhood besties and Gavin forgiving Zeke, Riley takes his presence in their life as a personal offense. She makes a promise to her brother to become a football kicker in his place and she will stop at nothing to make it happen.

When she’s accepted into a D1 college for football the hard work is just beginning when just her luck Zeke accepts a spot on the same team. When the coach says no one wants to room with her except Zeke they end up roommates too.

Zeke made a promise to Gavin to look after Riley and it’s a promise he intends to keep no matter how much she pushes him away. Zeke has always had a learning disability and when his grades dip dangerously low Riley reluctantly agrees to help him out for the good of the team. The more time they spend together the more the tension builds but can Riley ever truly forgive him for the past? And how will she ever earn credibility with the team if she’s sleeping with her teammate?

Enemies to lovers is my cat nip and I loved the tension between these two. The steam was impeccable as well! Riley is such a strong and admirable heroine that I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for her.

My only compliant is the audio could have been better edited. There’s some weird awkward pauses especially with the male narrator that seemed out of place and a few times where the audio level was too low for no reason.

This is my first listen by Kandi and it won’t be the last! I can’t wait to dive into Clay’s story next!

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Great story!

Zeke and Riley's story was touching. Zeke is Riley's twin brother's best friend. He plays a part in her brother getting injured and she can never quite forgive him. Their story is one of resilience and forgiveness and maturity. Sometimes you have to let go of the past to find your future. These two gave me all the feels as Zeke supports Riley on her climb up the ranks of college football. This was a great read about a great couple. I look forward to reading more on their team mates!

I listened to this book and the narrators did a great job capturing their spirits and telling their story.

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Such a great sports romance

I read blind side first (oops) but absolutely loved this! The narrators absolutely took it to the next level. They sounded how I pictured they would. I will be searching for more books by them. Also, gimme more Kandi!

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Zeke ❤️Riley

I love this book and listening to the narrators bring it to life was amazing. Zeke and Riley have known each other for a long time and we’re friends. But it’s heartbreaking that something that happens to her brother tears that friendship apart. Zeke carries so much inside and he deals with things no one knows about. I felt so bad for him. Riley lays blame on Zeke but she doesn’t know the whole story of what happened that night.
These two have chemistry from the very beginning. There’s growth and change once they get together. Feelings are that we’re there grow stronger. I love how Zeke respects Riley and cheers her own.
I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Great in audio!

Fair Catch was an amazing book that was even better in audio! These narrators were new to me, and couldn’t have done a better job bringing these characters to life! It was heartfelt and steamy and gave me all the happy feels! Grab this one today because it’s audio deliciousness!

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So good!

After listening to this book I love it even more. I mean I loved it when I read it. The narrators really brought the story to life and pulled me in.

One of my favorite genres, enemies to lovers. Who doesn’t love a good sports romance. These characters and this story were everything and more. Once I started Fair Catch I stayed up way past my bedtime. I devoured this book and can’t wait for more. This book has easily become one of my favorites by Kandi Steiner. Must read!

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Loved this sports romance read

Kandi Steiner never fails to deliver such heart grabbing love stories. Zeke and Riley’s story has plenty of angst and chemistry between them. This swoon worthy, brother’s best friend, sports romance will be another fave read. Hannah Chiclana and Chris Williams did a great job portraying both Zeke and Riley.

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Angsty

If you are looking for some angst in an enemies to lovers sports romance, look no further. Kandi Steiner will tug on those heartstrings with this book. You also will get brothers best friend and forced proximity as additional tropes. It’s everything you could possibly want.

We get a kick butt female heroine, Riley, who is on her college football team due to a promise she made to her brother. She also happens to be assigned to ROOM with a guy, Zeke, who she just can’t stand. He’s her brothers best friend and lines start to blur and emotions develop and it all explodes from there.

I felt like this was a wild ride in all the best possible ways. Theres laughter, tears and all the feel good butterflies. Its a must read!

The narrators were new to me but fantastic. They kept me engaged with the story. I also feel like when I find new narrators they truly become those characters for me and their is no auditory confusion.

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Love!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. I’m not usually the steamy summer book type, but this one had the perfect interesting twists-and-turns story. The narrators had some SEXY voices!!! Enjoy 😊

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  • Flock🦩 Mari 🎧
  • 06-28-22

Wow, highly enjoyable.

This was such a captivating story. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the dialogue. The narrators did an amazing job and completed the creation of this story that captures the listener until the very last word.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 06-09-22

Emotional!

I like Kandi Steiner's writing. This is a sweet and emotional enemies-to-lovers, brother’s best friend, and sports romance. Zeke and Riley's story is beautifully written. Riley, the only girl in the college football team, is an amazing character, strong, independent, and determined. Zeke, also a team member, is handsome, tormented, and a great man, supportive, and caring. They are so perfect together. Their story is filled with drama. I loved Gavin (Riley's twin brother and Zeke's best friend) and I would love to have his story. This is an excellent New Adult Romance. Hannah Chiclana and Chris Williams did a good job with the narration.

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  • Michelle
  • 06-08-22

loved it

I loved this book so much!

Riley hated Zeke growing up and for very good reasons, however as their passion for football grew, their feelings for each other grew also!

This book is filled with passion, love, lust and angst! It was a real page turner!
I loved Zeke so much!

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  • Wanderer Dreamer Romance Reader
  • 06-07-22

A perfect enemies to lovers-sports romance

Fair Catch is the complete standalone enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend, forced proximity, sports romance story of Riley Novo and Zeke Collins.
Riley has known Zeke since they were kids and up until and accident which paralysed her twin brother Gavin and ended his promising football career she was infatuated with Zeke. However, since that fateful night she has treated him with nothing but disdain and playing on the same high school football team didn’t help the relationship. Fast forward to college and Riley is forced to spend more time with Zeke as not only are they teammates but also roommates.
Zeke is a truly misunderstood guy. The girl he’s had a crush on since he was a kid despises him and he can’t blame her, he was after all driving the vehicle that crashed and paralysed her twin brother and changed her life. Riley was a very accomplished soccer player until the accident when Gavin made her promise to take his place on the football team. When they both make the collegiate team and are forced to share a dorm, Zeke eventually manages to start breaking down her walls to form a friendship with her and the desire and sexual tension builds until they both finally give in to their feelings. Ummm hello super sexy shower steamy times.
This audiobook is narrated by Hannah Chiclana and new to me narrator Chris Williams. Hannah’s portrayal of the only female football player was superb. She conveyed the internal battle Riley had about Zeke perfectly. Chris’ performance was fantastic. He perfectly captured Zeke’s regret, his need for forgiveness and his wants, needs and desires. I loved this pairing and I’m looking forward to more from them.
I really loved this audiobook, it had all the tropes I love, a kickass heroine who takes on a predominantly male sport and f**king rocks at it, a hero with demons he must overcome, undeniable chemistry and plenty of banter with a side of angst, emotion, and a whole lot of steam!
I hope Kandi brings us Gavin’s story in the future, I loved the glimpses we got of him.

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  • Julia TeamStarlite
  • 06-06-22

Fair Catch

I can tell you - I'm a Riley and Zeke fan.

Although I wanted to read more of their story, how their relationship develops, what happens in future,... I really enjoyed the whole story.

From enemies to lovers.
A lot of sexy athletes.
Great and strong friendships.
The twin thing.

You won't be disappointed with that story!

And after reading the book, the narration makes it even better!

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  • Britt Basse
  • 06-01-22

Just what I needed!

Fair Catch is a well-written and perfectly narrated romance. I love how Riley and Zig are human; flawed. I love how they interact, make me laugh and get all hot from the spicy scenes.
Kandi Steiner did it again. Great romance. Perfect summer-read☀️

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 05-22-22

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Very unique

4.75 ⭐ This was fantastic. It was kind of a twist on the classic brothers best friend trope and I just know how much the author loves the sport of football because they don't gloss over it and I love that. Despite how much Riley dislikes Zeke (with good reason, honestly) their chemistry burns up the pages and the fact that they are college football teammates...love that! Are the characters in this perfect? Far from it, but they own up to their mistakes and that's human. This book blew me away and I couldn't put it down, honestly. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-21-22

What an amazing listen!

There is so much goodness to this book! I absolutely fell in love with it! Kandi Steiner is an author that when I start a book, I know I am in for a treat. This new adult, sports, enemies to lover's romance touched my heart from the first chapter. Zeke and Riley have grown up together. Riley's twin brother and Zeke are best friends, but she has her reasons for hating him. Now in college, with Riley and Zeke on the football team, things are about to come to a head. What will become of these two? Now Steiner is a master of taking my heart, breaking it and putting it back together, and there are several instances in this book that she had my eyes welling up with tears and my heart full of love. Riley is a tough cookie. Being a girl on a football team, she deals with a lot. Zeke has taken it upon himself to be her protector, but I am not sure this feisty girl needs his help. Zeke has been through so much, carries so much on his shoulders and his love and loyalty is so pure, it's impossible not to fall for him. But I can definitely feel Riley's hesitancy and understand her thoughts. I love having her brother pop in once in a while and would love to get his story! This one is fabulous, and I highly recommend it.

Narrated by Hannah Chiclana and Chris Williams, we have the perfect blend of new adult voices. Chiclana becomes Riley, taking us through her life with all the feelings. She is spot on with each nuance and creates a wonderful character. Williams shines as Zeke. This is a protective alpha male, with so much emotion and he pulls out all the stops to make Zeke realistic. I loved his collaboration and hope to hear more from this team.

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  • Bette
  • 05-20-22

Captures Your Heart & Mind! Great Story & Listen🎧

I enjoyed this book immensely, it is an amazing story, a combination of several tropes, enemies to lovers, brothers best friend, sports romance, and Kandi Steiner mastered them all. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. I adored the two lead characters, Riley Novo and Zeke Collins, Riley’s twin brother Gavin and Zeke are best of friends. But to put it mildly, Riley is not a fan of Zeke and does not think her brother should be still be friends with him. Riley is doing something her brother couldn’t do, she is playing college football and made on the division one team. The same college and team as Zeke and, to add insult to injury, they will be roommates. It is difficult for her to forget or forgive him for what he did, but the anger and hatred for him wanes, and she sees him in a different light and they realize they can help each other. A friend with benefits relationship develops and morphs in to more, they have a good grip on juggling their schedule, practice, playing, studying and classes, with some steamy trysts in between. All is going well, but then a bomb gets dropped on them and Riley feels betrayed again. My heart broke for these two, but I never gave up on them, rooted for them both on and off the field. This story is beautifully written and plotted with plenty of drama, heartfelt emotions, some angst and romance to be remembered. Kandi Steiner, thank you for this wonderful story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Kandi Steiner cast the perfect narrators to bring her characters and story to life. Hannah Chiclana and Chris Williams are talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that suited that character’s persona and was believable in every role they played. Chiclana’s Riley was spot on, she grasped all her strengths and played her as the perfect badass that she was. Williams did the same for Zeke, grasped all sides of his personality. You could hear how much heart and feelings they put into their work as they captured the character’s emotions and projected them into their performance and have you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances an already fantastic story to another level. Thank you for this great listen!

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 05-19-22

Gorgeous and poignant- all the feels

I actually read the ebook first but had to listen to this audiobook too because I loved the story so much.

First the story: This is a new adult enemies to lovers romance that was absolutely wonderful. Riley and Zeke were great- I absolutely loved the idea that Riley was a female football star (kicker) who hated Zeke because of she blamed him for her brother’s paralysis. The premise was realistic, beautifully characterized and age appropriate. It drew me into the story. As a reader who tends to now shy away from new adult romances (the characters are in their freshman year of college which feels really far away from my real life!), I have to say that the characters are so nuanced and the situations feel so appropriate and well fleshed out that I truly enjoyed this story. I look forward to the stories for the other characters in this world! Another win for Kandi Steiner!

Now, for the narration- it was good. I loved Hannah Chiclana and Chris Williams' voices because they really fit the roles. They sounded young and perfectly cast. Chris Williams was a little staccato and a little rigid, in my opinion but overall, their voices and reading drew me into the story,

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  • K Davis xxbooksilovexx
  • 05-05-22

Another delicious story by Kandi!

There is something about Kandi's writing that really hits a sweet spot for me. Loved this enemies to lovers, sports romance, & brother's best friend story. This book had the perfect level of angst, sweetness & sexiness. Loved Zeke & Riley! Excellent narration by Hannah Chiclana & Chris Williams (new to me narrator that I hope to hear more from!)