Sidelined by Marquita Valentine ~ Review

Sidelined by Marquita Valentine ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Royal Scandal (Royals in Exile, #1)
Sidelined by Marquita Valentine
ASIN: B07954ZP56
ISBN: 9781947387027
Published by LLC on January 23rd 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Sport
Pages: 300
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A new funny, flirty, and oh so sexy sports romance from NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine.

It was supposed to be the happiest time of my life. And it was, until my husband left me.On our honeymoon.For the wedding planner.

Now all I want to do is get over the humiliation with the one man I shouldn’t.Except he's avoiding me at all costs.

But I'm not going to let Aiden McHugh get away. He might be the hottest quarterback in the NFL and my older brother’s best friend, but he doesn't intimidate me. He promised to help me and I’m holding him to it… even if it means I have to convince him one seduction at a time.

Until the seduced becomes the seducer. I no longer want to get over my ex; I just want Aiden.




Sidelined was the first book by Marquita that I have read. The story was cute and a nice quick read for my free afternoon.

Aiden and Layton have known each other since they were kids. We’re told Aiden has had a crush on her for a while but never acted on it because Layton had this thing for the guy she thought was her HEA and it followed her plan. In the blurb we are lead to believe that she fights for Aiden and then he turns the tables and fights for her, I never felt that she actually did it. The whole time we are only shown him perusing her. Even at the end, when she comes to have him help her move, he is the one to make the move for them to get back together. In the grand scheme of things this doesn’t make a difference but the blurb is a bit misleading. When the big brother thing was brought up it felt thrown in and just a way to have him have a softer side. The whole event he was planning with Layton was dropped and it would have shown a nice connection between the two but it was just left hanging.

The flow of the book was a big rough but I still enjoyed this and read it in one sitting. It’s drama light and entertaining. I wasn’t a 100% sold on them as a couple but I did like Aiden a lot. I think I’ll still check out her other books but this one is just so-so for me.


About Marquita Valentine

New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man–and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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