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ARC Review: Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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๐“‘๐”‚: Ilsa Madden-Mills

๐“–๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ป๐“ฎ: Contemporary, Sports Romance

๐“ก๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ฎ ๐““๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: August. 18, 2020

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We start off with a lie on Valentineโ€™s Day.

My blind date isnโ€™t the studious guy I expected. Nope, heโ€™s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes and a killer body. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic.

The next day I learn heโ€™s Jack Hawkeโ€”bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past.

The NDA he had me sign should have been a warning that he isnโ€™t a regular person. Please. I signed it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian.

But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when Iโ€™m sure heโ€™s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet.
Howโ€™s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him?

Is Jack my real Romeoโ€ฆor will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?

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Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills is a lighthearted, feel-good, rom-com with a small-town feel! Told in dual POV, a blind date, mistaken identity, and a fated encounter is just the start of Not My Romeo.

โ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. ๐ผ๐‘“ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ.โž

Jack Hawke is an NFL quarterback with a tragic past who’s image isn’t as squeaky clean as his PR would like it after his recent ex wrote a tell-all book full of lies about him. He’s built his walls up sky high and doesn’t trust easily, but his connection with Elena just won’t leave him alone. Leave it to a sexy little small-town librarian to breach those walls! Gahhh I love this big ol’ teddy bear with a heart of gold! He’s an athlete but yet he’s super shy. What a contradiction right? Oh, and the man listens to POP! Lol, seriously Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, just to name a few! LOL, When he danced and sang in front of Elena to take her mind off her scraped up knees… *sigh* I fell for him even more.

โ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘ก’๐‘  ๐‘—๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐ผ ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›, ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก.โ€
๐ผ ๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’.

Elena Riley is a small-town librarian who’s also a closeted lingerie designer. I adore Elena!!! Seriously one of my favorite characters! She may look like a buttoned-up librarian but the girl has a sassy wild side! Plus, she has a pet pig that she designs little outfits for!!! What’s not to love about her?! #DLG #DaisyLadyGang

Of course, there’s a little drama, where Jack’s trust issues and miscommunication come into play but thankfully he pulls his head outta his butt real quick and realizes he’s about to miss out on the best thing that ever happened to him.

โ๐ด๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘˜ ๐‘š๐‘’?โ€
โ€œ๐‘‚๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ, ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ฆ.โž

The chemistry between these two is off the charts right from the very start! Which of course makes for some sexy steamy scenes, add in all the dirty talking hotness and we are talking about some ON FIRE steam!

The night of the play… that scene was one of my favorites that I won’t soon be forgetting!

โ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘–๐‘ก? ๐ผ๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘ .โž

Well, besides the sexy scenes because my oh my were they sexy!!! There is NO cliffhanger, Not My Romeo wraps up beautifully with a sweet little epilogue that’s just the cherry on the cake!

โ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ , ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’, ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก. ๐ด๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›. ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ผ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›.โž

Not My Romeo was an amazing start to the Game Changer’s Series and I am sooo excited to see what else Madden-Mills has in store for us! Devon, cocky as I don’t even know what Aiden, and my sweet, sweet Topher! I know Topher isn’t one of the football players (which is what I think this series is about..?) but I am REALLY hoping he gets a story as well… maybe with a certain James Bond bodyguard…?

If you’re looking for a lighthearted romantic comedy, you definitely should check out Not My Romeo.

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Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Ilsa Madden-MillsEight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancรฉe and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

Sheโ€™s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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