Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Review: WILDCAT (Mavericks Tackle Love #1) by Max Monroe

WILDCAT (Mavericks #1)
by Max Monroe

Pub Date: January 30, 2018
Source: Received a copy to participate in the blog tour & give an honest review.


Wildcat: a football formation in which the ball is snapped, not to the quarterback, but to another player lined up in the quarterback position.

Wild, Cat: a beautiful woman from the sky, who hooked me against the rails, and has me on the ropes. Sweet like honey, with a hint of sass burning behind her pretty brown eyes, she took over my heart without warning.

I’m Quinn Bailey, quarterback for the New York Mavericks.

Sports analysts predicted I’d break records and take my team all the way.

But no one predicted this.

And just like the other team, I never saw it coming.


Things this book is:
  • Romantic Comedy
  • #1 in the Mavericks Tackle Love Series
  • Can be read as a complete standalone.
Things it isn’t:
  • Paranormal: The only thing magical is inside Quinn Bailey's pants.
  • Boring: Pssh, please. Max Monroe doesn't do boring.
  • Short: Prior to reading, prepare yourself for one huge, long, thick…book.

G E T   Y O U R   C O P Y   N O W !


Hmmm, it took me a while to figure out how I felt about this book. I was ridiculously excited for it, and unfortunately I didn’t love it like I hoped I would. This was my first time reading something by Max Monroe and I’d really been looking forward to finally trying out something from this duo as their books sound amazing!

I wish I’d loved this one, I really do...but alas, love was not in the cards for me and Wildcat.

At this point I know I didn’t totally dislike it, but I really can’t quite figure out how much I liked it either...I’m a pretty feelings-based reader so I think it all boils down to the characters for me. I really loved Quinn, but I just didn’t click with Cat at all. I found her personality super inconsistent. One moment she’s this fierce, dynamic in-charge woman and the next moment it’s like she doesn’t even have a brain and can’t see what’s super obvious in front of her. She drove me totally bonkers with her self-doubt. A little insecurity makes sense—Quinn is a famous athlete in the public eye after all, but when a character is constantly coming back to the exact same doubts when they’ve seemingly overcome them, it gets excessive. It’s even worse when they think about how they were raised to be confident and not insecure...only to follow it up with the same insecurity once again. It just didn’t make sense to me, and Quinn was so great at showing Cat how into her he was...dude was not subtle at all, so it made her doubt even stranger and it just really irritated me.

I didn’t really feel a legitimate connection between the two of them either. Quinn and Cat definitely found each other attractive, that I felt, but I didn’t feel the deeper connection that they both claimed was there. We got a lot of inner monologue about it, but not a lot of interactions where we actually saw it.

For me the best part of Wildcat other than Quinn because I really loved his personality (his abs and body weren’t bad either *wink*), had to be his brother, Denver. Denver was hilarious and I loved how he and Quinn played off of each other. Their nicknames, jokes, and relationship were hands down my favourite parts of the book! If this had been a book about their sibling relationship and bromance I would’ve totally loved it. :p

Overall, I thought that Wildcat was okay, but I definitely didn't love it. There were definitely parts of it that I loved, but since this is a romance and that’s the part I didn’t “click” with I’m feeling pretty contradictory over it all. I’m not sure if I plan to read the next book in this series after this either. I want to, I really do because I love sports romances and I did like Sean (Quinn’s teammate whose book is next), but at this point I’m not sure if this series is for me. 

Has anyone else read Wildcat?
What did you think?

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