Series: The Rebels #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: The Reverse Play, Playing Defense
Also by this author: Phoenix, Draco , Pyxis, Charms of Attraction, Vega, Time of Enchantment, The Reverse Play, Playing Defense, Polaris
Reading Challenges: COYER Summer 2019
Football taught me to always keep my eye on the ball. But three players have captured my focus—and now, my heart.
Before them, the idea that I could care about anything more than football was inconceivable. And I never would’ve allowed one man to threaten my dreams, let alone three. Then again, I’d never met anyone like Xavier, Colt, and Tristan.
They want me to call the plays both on and off the field. Now I’m forced to decide whether to chase the glass slipper or keep charging through the glass sideline.
*Calling the Plays is the third book in a slow-burn contemporary reverse harem series.*
Calling the Plays is the final book in the Rebels series and its a doozy!! Up to this point, Blake and her guys, Xavier, Tristan, and Colt (dubbed XTC by Bastian!) have been dancing around each other. No one admitted feelings until the bombshell at the end of book 2. Now, Blake has to make a decision: date them or walk away.
“Don’t tell me you’re seriously considering Cleveland”
Bastian is NOT happy with Blake’s career choices and no truer words have been spoken. Seriously-crappy weather and a crappy team! (I can say that because I live in Ohio).
The guys give Blake some time initially-I mean, her dad just had a medical emergency and all-but they manage to be supportive boyfriends without physically being there. Blake realizes the guys are amazing and if they are all willing to try this unconventional dating scenario, she is too. But, her rule is they MUST keep it a secret. This rule is what will cause all the problems.
Blake knows that dating players is totally against the rules. Technically, she isn’t their coach. Technically, she is in a support role. Blake worries about her job, she worries about what everyone’s families will think, she worries about giving up on her dream. Seriously, this girl is worried about everything. Thankfully, her BFF Bastian and her dad are able to make her see a few things. Blake looks at her life and determines what she wants…and that maybe what she really wants is not what she used to want.
I enjoyed the personal growth Blake makes in Calling the Plays. I think Clarke makes a powerful statement for women-never give up on your dreams, but recognize that sometimes dreams change. Its a powerful reminder to look closely at the things you THINK you want and evaluate those goals as you grow.
Aren’t sure about reverse harem? Check out my post where I explain what it is and isn’t HERE!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: football, reverse harem
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Blake shares a traumatic event that happened to her as a child; also there is a description of child abuse that happened to one of the guys « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series (must be read in order)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler