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Review - Hail Mary

Title - Hail Mary
Author - Kandi Steiner
Name of Series - Red zone rivals #4
Series Type - Series
Genre - contemporary second chance Romance
Release Date - 15th Feb 2023
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Leo F*cking Hernandez.

North Boston University’s star running back, notorious bachelor, and number one on my people I would murder if I could get away with it list.

And now?

He’s my new roommate.

I used to think I loved him.

But that was before I hated him.

He doesn’t remember who I am, or how he made my life miserable for years. And before I unknowingly moved across the street from him, I couldn’t have cared less. I was living my life despite him and what happened that summer, chasing my dream of becoming a tattoo artist.

“The Pit,” as the university so gracefully nicknamed the house he lives in with three other football players, has served as nothing more than a pain in my ass and a constant reminder of the boy who broke my heart. Watching him parade his one-night-stands in and out of it never helped, either.

But with rent this cheap and so close to the tattoo shop, I’ve learned to ignore him — no matter how he’s tried to get under my skin.

At least, until this summer. Because when a water and mold disaster leaves me with no choice but to vacate my house, I have nowhere to go. And Leo Hernandez offers me a deal I can’t refuse.

Live at The Pit with him and the guys, free of charge, until my landlord fixes this mess.

Ignoring him was easy when I lived across the street, but in the same house, with him shirtless half the time and watching me with his cocky grin and searing gaze? It’s impossible.

Still, I have to try. I have to push him away, even when he makes it infuriatingly difficult to do so.

He’s broken my heart once.

I won’t let him do it again.

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My Review 💋

Star Rating : 4 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Leo

Heroine : Mary

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Plot Summary :

Life has never been easy for Mary. She spent her high school days being the weirdo and number one target of all the bullies. Just when she thought she had those days behind her , the number one reason for her nightmares is now her neighbor. And the worst thing is that he doesn't even remember. Doesn't know that she is the one girl he broke. She thought he would change things for her and be the knight she had been waiting for and then he ended up breaking her worse than anyone else could.

Leo doesn't know why the gorgeous neighbor next door hates him. He knows he went to school with her but there is just something familiar about her that calls him. He can't recall any reason why she should hate him but then there is nothing he can do but change her mind when it comes to hating him. If only he could make her see that he has changed too.

Overall Opinion :

Mary and Leo are here! I have read a few books of this series and I liked them but I am a sucker for the second chance romance trope and had to pick this one up. The blurb grabbed me and I could not let go!!

There was also this edge of humor that I loved. All the characters were so comfortable with each and their banter was amazing. Reading this book made me want to read all the leftover books of this series for me and I might just pick them up!

The storyline is good but I expected a bit more angst. I thought there would be emotional damage and all the big reveal , but it was a bit Meh. The blurb gave me an idea of a lot of angst but there was less than I wanted 🥹🤣I feel greedy lmao but still the book kept me hooked and I totally recommend it to all the contemporary romance loving people out there!

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