Gripped by Joanne Schwehm: Review

Posted April 28, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Gripped by Joanne Schwehm: ReviewGripped by Joanne Schwehm
Pages: 362

Series: The Prescott Series #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Incumbent, Charmed
Also by this author: Incumbent, Charmed
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Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He’s as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing.
Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It’s who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.
Beverly Whitfield didn’t start off as the confident woman she is today. Teased mercilessly as a child and always feeling second-best, she set out to change her future and is finally putting herself first. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she’d fall for a man with stunning good looks and sex seeping from his pores. And, oh yeah, he plays golf.
To those who say golf is complicated and frustrating, Dane says, “No, that’s love.”
**Intended for readers over the age of 18**

Joanne Schwehm

what i think

I fell in love with Drake Prescott in Incumbent. I also fell in love with Schwehm’s writing! So, I was excited to read Gripped-Dane’s story!

Dane is a man whore golfer trying to make it into the pros. Bev was the character who won this book for me though. Some people don’t like their heroine to have self confidence issues, but I love it because I get it! I can relate to her. She didn’t have a tragic upbringing-her parents loved her but they weren’t always around, she was bullied a bit in school for her weight, etc. There was no abuse or any other terrible backstory. Just a girl who needed people to care for her. Um, hello! How many women can relate to this!?!?

That being said, this book was more angsty than Incumbent. Drake and Beverly have a lot of maturing and growth to do in this book and throw in the long distance relationship with Bev’s insecurities and you have some angsty times for sure!


  • POV: Dual 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: Ugly duckling, athlete
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone within a series
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Wherever it Leads by Adriana Locke, Third Base by Heidi McLaughlin, The Player and the Pixie by LH Cosway and Penny Reid…then you will probably like Gripped!

where to get it

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Other Books in the Series


Family and friends are the most important things to Joanne. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, relaxing on a beach and shopping. She has an addiction to Coffee and Diet Coke; you may want to stand clear if she hasn’t had her daily intake!

Writing has been something that has been private and not shared until the day she decided to publish Unexpected Chance. Waking up one morning to the voices of Alex Logan and Aubrey Ryan changed everything!!

She is an avid sports fan especially when it comes to the New York Yankees & Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoys playing and watching golf.

She firmly believes when that unexpected chance comes, take it. Don’t let it pass you by. You never know what you could be missing.

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