Book Review - FUMBLED HEARTS by MEAGAN BRANDY
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A fantastic debut from Meagan Brandy. This book has some light hearted and hilarious moments along with some heartwarming and angst. From the very beginning of this book I was immediately engaged. The way the two main characters meet is hilarious and I found myself smiling and giggling. Kalani is a great character, she's sassy and speaks her mind. She's one of those girls that can hang with the guys and I love that about her. In most books its the guy that has the IDGAF attitude in this case it was Lolli. However behind her carefree exterior is someone who has lost so much and has so much on her shoulders. Enter Nate who is the hot playboy football player who is just what she needs. I loved that Nate could read her and he knew at times just what she needed even if she didn't know it herself. He was determined and relentless and broke down her walls. The side characters in this book also stand out and it sets the stage for future books in this series. You get invested and you immediately want more. A fantastic start to this series and a great debut I can't wait for more.
Are you freaking kidding me right now?! Brand spanking new author debuting a book like this! What an amazing flipping story and the characters...eep! I FLOVE Nate and Lolli! I got completely lost and caught up in them and their world. Nothing was predictable, it was so darn exciting to see how the book unfolded! I can not wait to see who this author writes about next in this series...Pssstt Meagan, Imma need Parker's asap...lol
GAH!!! The devilishly handsome playboy meets the sassy broken girl and well, HOLY TIGHT FOOTBALL PANTS THIS WAS AMAZING!! I immediately fell in love with "Lolli" what can I say I'm a sucker for a gal who's an utter hot mess by all means of the word. Cocky Nate has no idea what wild ride he's about to be taken on. Opposite worlds collide in the BEST OF WAYS! The passion was consuming, the sexy bits were 🔥🔥 and the glimpses of vulnerability gave goosebumps for days. The humorous dialogue had me DYING and falling in love with Parker (What can I say I may have been rooting for him the whole time). Basically this story had everything you could want, it was heartwarming, funny, and completely pulled on all my heartstrings. Well done Meagan Brandy, FANTASTIC 🙌🏻
Wow. This is one of those books that had me gripped from the beginning. A poweful story line and you can not help but love Kalani. Full of sass but a lot of pain. The definition of independant woman. And Nate..... well you cant help but love him either. Playboy turned whipped. This story wrapped around my heart like a vice and i actually shed a tear towards the end. That was a feat in itself. Just amazing!
You can tell the author put A LOT of thought and heart into this story. Her characters were brilliant… Kalani (beautiful name!) was so very vivid. She was an easy going character, one I think many girls could and SHOULD relate to. Nate had so many layers… The guy just wasn’t exactly what I thought. The supporting characters (except Liv and Jarrod) they were all so crazy amazing! Especially Parker I am anxiously awaiting his story and cannot wait to put my grubby hands on it. (Cannot believe this is Brandy’s Debut it’s so very well done)
This is a well written book by a debut author which makes it even better. It's the story of a Kalani (which in the romance genre of the many books you can find is a rare name which added to me liking the story) and Nate, high school football star. Kalani is the new girl in town. She's broken from a tragedy and forced to move to Alrick Falls. At a party one night her best friend makes her attend she meets Nate who is far more than just a dumb jock. Nate has his own secrets and past that he hides by being the town playboy. The story is really uplifting despite the heartbreaking moments. I look forward to reading more in the series.
Where can I begin when it comes to this amazing book. I mean I was sucked in from the start all the way to the last page, and there is just so much that I want to write, but don't want to give anything away, because this is a book that you need to experience for yourself. It has been a while since I have found a book that has made me have all the “feels” while reading. And this is one that will get you to have your heart breaking one minute to racing the next. There are some scenes that are hot and then those that make you want to scream. With that being said this is my review for this awesome book. I will begin with that I have read quite a few books that take place in a high school setting, and I have sometimes found myself asking myself, what can these teenagers know about really finding love? Well this was not a question that I found myself asking when I was reading Fumbled Hearts. Instead I found that in a way the age of the characters helped set the right amount of angst that was needed for them. There was characters that I found I wanted to throat punch if they were actually standing in front of me. Then there was characters that I wanted to just shake and smack them to wake up and see what is right in front of them. Being able to do this helps me picture each of the characters in my head and play out the entire book. Meagan did this perfectly for me. Next the premise of Fumbled Hearts can be looked at as one that has been played out before, girl falls for star football player and then insert drama. But this is not true for this one. Fumbled Hearts goes deeper and give this storyline more depth to it. Yes you have the playboy star football player, Nate and his teammates, Parker, Jarrod, and Austin. And yes you have that one girl that thinks that she is the only one that is to believes she is the only one that should be with the star player, Liv, that causes trouble for the main female, Kalani (Lolli). Still there is more to this story that I can say that brings this storyline more substance. Normally its the male character that is the one that fights the tug and pull of the female character, yet this one switched this. I found that this is something that kept my interest when I was reading. I found myself wanting to see how everything was going to play out with all the different characters when you have the girl being the one with her issues instead of the male character. Lolli has her secrets and issues that she is not willing to share with anyone. Nate is the one that wants to fix her and show her, while he is changing himself. Parker is hiding something from everyone, this I hope is revealed in a later book (hint, hint, Meagan Brandy). And both Jarrod and Liv are ones that I could only wish would fall off a cliff. Fumbling Hearts will leave you wanting more. It does not leave on a cliffhanger, but there was still some questions that I want answers to, so I will be waiting for the next book to see if I get my answers.
Great Book !
It's hard to believe that this is a first time author. The writing and story line kept me riveted. The chemistry between Lolli and Nate was sizzling. I'm already looking forward to and hoping that Parker gets a book. This story read so smoothly that everything around me disappeared and I felt as if I was there. The only thing I had a problem with is that these were high school kids in the story; and I just had a hard time with this age of kids doing all that they were doing. Otherwise, this was a grade A book and congrats to the author.
Kalani has been refusing to move for months, she was broken inns tragedy which made people believe that she needed a fresh start. She finally gave in and became the new girl in town in Alrick Falls. Her friend makes her go to a party one night, where she meets the high school quarterback. It's soon realised that Nate has his own secrets and scars and a past which he hides with confidence. this story is amazing, there are parts that will have you laughing and then there are heart breaking parts. although this is a debut novel it is written extremely well and is impossible to tell unless you know.
It's a good read!
This book is filled with emotion. Alrick Falls is a town with secrets. Kalani is the new girl in town who has her own secrets she's not willing to share. Nate is playboy jock out looking for a good time. He has his own secrets . A heartbreaking book, with some really sweet moments.
Amazing debut Read!! Need MORE!!!
This debut book was amazing!! I can't wait to see what else comes from this talented Author Meagan Brandy I loved it from the very beginning and read it in one go. The chemistry between these characters was very well written and it made it was easy to connect with each character. My heart broke for Kalani, who is the new girl in town. She's heartbroken and reeling from a tragedy that took her parents and grandfather but more so it happened on the day of her birthday. Nate is your typical high school jock, he is cocky and a big hit with all the girls. The storyline was very well written in a way it made it easy not get lost following the plot, there was your normal high school drama, heartache, teenage angst and plenty of LOL moments all mixed together with some sexy scenes to make this a Debut novel not to be missed!!
Great Debut Novel by Meagan! Can't wait to read more from her!
Fumbled Hearts is Meagan Brandy's debut novel. This sports romance was flirty, full of angst and teen drama. This centers around Mr. Popular Manwhore Football Star Nate and the mysterious, holds nothing back newcomer Kalani(love the name). Kalani(Lolli) is the new girl in Alrick Falls. Forced to move to town for her senior year, she's here for the year and then gone. Knowing only her cousin, Kalani doesn't care if she makes friends or has any relationships with these people. Her life consists of her cat and that's it. She has suffered a terrible tragedy and wants nothing more than to live her life the way she wants too. She's closed off and doesn't hold back with things...she isn't looking for anything until slowly these people start to crack the shell around her heart. Especially Nate Nate is Mr. Popular. He is the quarterback that everyone loves and all the girls want. Yes, he's your typical manwhore. He's a one-time only man, and no relationships, until a certain fiery girl steps into his life. Oh my Nate has his own issues and boy does he have so many different layers too him. He wasn't what I expected and I fell for him as each layer stripped away. I love the banter between them. You seriously do not know what is going to come out of Lolli's mouth. I loved how patient Nate was with her and didn't push her to expose her secrets. When she finally let Nate completely in, I cheered. Yep Cheered because those walls were tumbling down. So I did have some problems with the storyline. At times it was too much drama. Plus some of the conversations or actions seemed way out there for high school students. The age group of the characters would be better as college students, than high school. But that's just my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed the story and found myself rooting for these two. As for the secondary characters, I want more! Especially Parker please! For a debut novel Meagan did a great job. Her story keeps you interested in the characters and entertained. This has a few teary eyed moments, some laugh out loud ones and yes some sexy steamy ones. Definitely worth a read! 4 Stars!
This is a brand new author and a debut novel. One of my favourite romance genre’s is sports romance so when I seen this book I had to delve into it. In this story we meet Nate, a hotshot QB who likes to play the bad boy and Lolli who seems to be happy and easy going but has some deep buried secrets. The chemistry between the two is off the charts from page one. Without giving anything away, this is an easy read with a lot of emotion and drama. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in book 2.
Absolutely phenomenal debut
Let me start by saying, the second I sat down and started reading this book, I knew I wouldn't be moving til it was done. I was hooked from the get go. I am still shocked after finishing it that this is a debut book. The author's story telling us fabulous, descriptions are perfect and you feel like you are right there in the book. Kalani has to be my favourite heroine ever. She takes no rubbish and stands up for hersef. She doesn't care what anyone thinks and that's what attracts QB Nate the most. He is your typical football playboy until Kalani comes along. Then he's questioning himself as to why he doesn't want to have one shot and leave. Their story is an amazing one and I am so hoping we see more from them. The secondary characters were amazing. There's the loyal best friend, cute cousin, manly football team and of course the jealous "ex" who is always looking for more. I'm hoping we get some of these guys stories, especially Parker, Mia & Austin. A phenomenal 5 stars from me, absolutely fantastic debut book <3
Hot New Read
This book is a sports romance that is set in high school. We have the high school QB (Nate) who is on the fast track for greatness and a manwhore (oh my). Then we have the hot new girl (Lolli) that is full of mystery and has somewhat of an old soul (love it). She also has this amazing knowledge of ALL THINGS football which adds to the quandary. This story just kept throwing out the surprises. It unfolds beautifully and just keeps delivering new information about the characters, developing them into believable and interesting individuals. I get tired of books that make all young characters viewed as vapid and easily played. That did not happen in this book and I loved it. Oh it doesn't disappoint with sexy and steamy interplay between Nate and Lolli either (just saying wink wink). I definitely recommend this book. Happy Reading!!!
What a freaking read. Seriously, I found myself smiling all the way through, until about chapter 32? (I think). Well, then it was a major WTF just happened!? Every word on every page had me gripped. I can't wait to see the supporting characters stories,because, that has to happen! Hopefully, that means more of these two as well. I still can't believe this is a debut book.
After months of refusing, I finally agreed to make the move to Alrick Falls. My family thought it was best - that a new scene would be good for me - and I was sick of having the same conversation. So here I am, and the plan is simple. Smile through each day and avoid her at all costs. It's perfect. Until the cocky quarterback comes into play. The last thing I want is his crooked grin and dark brown eyes focused on me. Yet here he is, constantly in my space, pushing me, daring me to care. Telling me what I think and feel, as if he knows. He doesn't know anything. And I plan to keep it that way. He’s the persistent playboy who refuses to walk away. I'm the impassive new girl with nothing left to give. Things are about to get complicated.
About The Author
Meagan is a cookie dough crazed, jukebox junkie who tends to speak in lyrics. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Starbucks is her best friend and words are her sanity.