Author: Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play #10
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Tucker Cassidy is going through a slump—but not on the field. It’s his dating life that’s suffering. After having a painful altercation involving his ex-girlfriend’s knee, Tucker is convinced it couldn’t get worse…until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment.
As the daughter of the owner of the St. Louis Rivers, Dr. Aubry Ross has been around jocks all her life. She knows the ins and outs of all their games, and she isn’t interested in playing.
When Tucker repeatedly lands in the hospital where she’s working, Aubry starts to think he’s getting injured just to see her. Tucker is both funny and sexy, and Aubry is pleasantly surprised to discover he actually respects her job.
When her father disapproves of their relationship, Aubry knows she’d rather lose Tucker than have him lose his job. But Tucker isn’t about to let threats of a trade get in the way of a game-changing love…
All Wound Up was a totally spur of the moment read. It’s the tenth book in the series and I haven’t read any of the previous books, so I didn’t even contemplate reading it at first. You know how I am about reading in order! That is, until I read some quotes from the book and knew I had to meet these characters. I am so glad I decided to go for it, because All Wound Up was such a fun book!
Five reason to read All Wound Up:
♥ Aubry and Tucker – I was hooked on these two. Both of them have very busy lives and decided to just go with the flow. Of course, that’s after some convincing from Tucker. He’s persistent and funny, which I love. Aubry is a very likeable, intelligent character, who keeps Tucker on his toes.
♥ They talk! There’s actually a lot of great dialogue happening in this book. I tend to get annoyed and bored with a bunch of rambling internal dialogue, so I was very happy with all the interaction between characters. All the witty conversation definitely ups the enjoyment factor.
♥ It’s pretty much angst free. I’m all for an angsty read at times, but Tucker and Aubry’s relationship was just a steady and natural progression, and that was so refreshing. Do not mistake that for boringness, though, because it’s far from it. There is a bit of drama, but it’s not the annoying kind. There’s also some pretty steamy stuff that goes on between them. Plus, their first date is a-freaking-dorable!
♥ Tucker’s family is reason enough to read All Wound Up and the rest of the series. It’s hilarious and beyond entertaining how much crap the brothers give each other. They can certainly banter with the best of them. You can imagine the hard time he gets being a baseball player in a family full of football players.
♥ Ahh, secondary characters. Tucker’s family is awesome, but there’s also a few other characters who stood out too. After getting a glimpse at these characters from previous books, I’m determined to know their stories!
There you have it. All Wound Up is a just an all-around good book, and a lot of fun.
“Great. I’ll be back in an hour and a half, and we’ll go get something to eat. Then we can talk some more. Or argue more if you’d like.”
“I don’t -”
But he’d pulled her against him and brushed his lips against hers. “I like arguing with you, Aubry. Let’s do that some more. But while we’re eating. I’m hungry. See you soon.”
“Uh-oh. That’s not good,” Grant said, crouching down beside him. “Did you hit your head?”
“I don’t know. Maybe, when I hit the ground.”
By then Katrina and Anya were out there surrounding him.
“What happened?” Katrina asked.
“He can’t run for shit,” Barrett said. “That’s why he plays baseball.”