Review: Offensive Rebound: Holding Court by MJ Fields

January 17, 2017

Offensive Rebound by MJ Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - January 15, 2017
Genre - Sports Romance
Trope - Single Parent
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 304 pages

TRAE
It's a call that changes my life--and my little girl's. Years ago, playing for the NBA was the dream, but the Seattle Stallions suck. Worse than that, my old teammate is now the star center--not to mention my number one rival. There has to be a catch, some sort of agenda. Before I was injured, I was the best. Now? There's no way they want me.

But when I see the roster and salaries, it all comes together. It's a chance to get on the court again and change our lives. And I just can't wait for the opportunity to finally take him down. What I never counted on is Courtney Cohen being the game changer.

COURTNEY
I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA. When I discovered the star center, my ex fiancé, cheating on me, all I want is to jump ship before the whole thing sinks. But with revenge on my mind, I exact a plan. Take down the dirty player and save my father's dream.

Suddenly twelve minutes is too little time, and a season is not long enough.
Will it be love, or just a game?

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MY REVIEW

This story was about revenge. Plain and simple. Both Trae and Courtney hated her ex Brock for their own reasons. They each had their own history with him and had been burned in many ways by him. Somehow they fell into a friendship with each other that blossomed into a pseudo-relationship and grew into love.

Although a sports romance, it focuses more on the behind-the-scenes action than what actually happens on the court. I'm not sure how accurate it was but while reading it I found I couldn't care less.

Trae was a basketball legend, but due to a knee injury, he had to bow out of what could have been a successful and prosperous career in the NBA. As a single dad to a little girl with special needs, and after rehabbing his knee, he's given the chance of a lifetime: a season with the Seattle Stallions, even if they're the worst team in the NBA. The money alone will help his family and that's his sole focus... until he sets his eyes on Courtney.

Courtney has inherited the team from her much-loved father. And although she hasn't a clue what she's doing and the team sucks, she's determined to turn things around and make her dad proud. Predictably she encounters a few roadblocks along the way, such as her cheating fiance, Brock, who happens to be the star player of the team. On top of all that, she's finding it hard to earn the respect of everyone. With a wack support network that includes Trae and her BFF, she puts everyone on notice and goes about getting everything back on track.

Trae was a character that I love to love... Courtney was very easy to hate. I'm sorry not sorry. She was immature, spoiled, impulsive, and annoyed me right from the start. Somehow though, by the end, she kind of grew on me. Not even sure how that happened. Trae was always the star of this story for me. He was caring and compassionate, sexy and a dirty talker, and he supported the heck out of Courtney while making sure she knew his place as "THE MAN". It may not have been love at first sight for these two, but there's no denying that their connection was immediate.

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