I hate, hate, hate DNFing books for reviews. but I made it to about 20% before I just couldn't anymore. The writing is all tell, tell, tell. Too many names and details that aren't really necessary. Not in an info dump right in the middle of actual action, anyway. I get that there are a lot of players and back stories from previous books in the series, but if you're info-dumping all over the place in the middle of a scene that's supposed to move the story along ... it just does not flow at all and makes it even harder to follow than if you'd let me get caught up later on.
The dialogue. Very unnatural sounding. I mean, I don't know any NFL players personal, but the dialogue between the players in the book just did not flow naturally for me. Especially not when the two POVs the story is being told in sound so similar. Not exact, but for as different at the two people are supposed to be, there should be a much bigger divide in their voices, and I just did not get that here at all.
With so many of the technical things that niggled at me, the story itself was pretty predictable as well. I realize I didn't make it far enough for the meat of it all, but everything up until then seemed to move as expected.
While I loved the concept of this story, there was just too much technically that distracted me from the concept. I just couldn't get past it all to finish.
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher/netgalley in exchange for my honest review.