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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Tackled by Lizzi Stone! Thank you, Lizzi Stone and RMWB for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!

Escaping Christmas by Marie Landry

Tackled: A Football RomCom

(Chesapeake Commanders #3)

by Lizzi Stone


No good deed goes unpunished…
Especially for Bam, a football player arrested for a bar fight. Never mind that he was defending someone. That doesn’t matter; all that matters is that he is a big, brawny football player. Even the owner of the team he plays for doesn’t care.
His image needs some serious work.
That’s where I come in. I’m a publicist assigned to help his public reputation. To say the two of us don’t get along— That’s an understatement.
I make it clear that I only need one thing from him: do as he’s told and show up when I tell him to.
The one speaking engagement I get him, a huge honor, he doesn’t even show up, and now my job is on the line.
Can the two of us set the record straight? And, as we get closer, will we find that our jobs aren’t the only things on the line, but our hearts as well?

Genre: Romance, ARC

Publisher: Dragon Realm Press

Year: 2022

Nº of pages: 185

Is it on KU?: Yes

Subgenres: Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Sports Romance

Tropes: Football Romance

Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 3/5 (sex on the page)

Spice scale: 2/5 🌶️🌶️

POP (Put Out Percentage): 65%

TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): This book is not added to Story Graphs 


Main characters: Abraham, Grace

Hero: Blah Hero

Pacing: Fast

Mood: Sloppy

Plot or character-driven: Character Driven

P.O.V.: Double P.O.V.

Character development: Nope

Diverse Cast: Nope

Read in: 2022

My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 (As in other books by this author, this book had a very interesting premise, publicist helps football star get back on the good side of the media. But the execution was a bit poor. For me, the most important part of a romance is the reason why this couple can’t be together from moment one, and in here, for most of the book, this reason didn’t exist. They had a very shallow relationship, the whole conflict was a bit weak. And last but not least the dialogue was weak too. It was stiff, without emotion or dept. There was no chemistry, and things happened a bit suddenly. I honestly don’t believe in this couple. They are just two random people, who have to work together. 

Equality rate: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 (From the Equality rate standpoint this book was very neutral. Nothing horrible, but nothing amazing either. I just have that I didn’t like this hero. He is uncooperative and shallow, with a huge ego, that didn’t please me.)

Adjectives and general thoughts: Had a good premise, but the execution wasn’t good enough. 

Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post. Feel free to leave your opinion about the book in the comments and I will see you next time! 

Bye sassy people! 


  • I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories. 
  • I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content. 

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