July 30, 2018

Review: Wins & Losses by Alexandra Warren

Review: Wins & Losses by Alexandra WarrenWins & Losses by Alexandra Warren
on July 15, 2018
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Nasir Valentine has one thing on his mind: winning a championship title in his first year as head coach of the boys basketball team. But when his team captain’s father is murdered just before the start of the season, he quickly learns coaching high school basketball in the inner city is a lot more than just drawing numbers and arrows on a dry erase board.

Struck by the tragedy of her father’s murder, Carmen Wellington is faced with the tough decision of keeping her life away from home or coming back to her hometown to support her little brother through his senior year of high school. It’s a decision that will change her life in more ways than one, especially with her brother’s handsome basketball coach in the picture.

Carmen is supposed to be focused on what’s best for her and her family. Nasir is supposed to be focused on what’s best for him and his team. But with those two worlds colliding and an undeniable attraction developing because of it, the two can only hope for more wins than losses...

Where is the application to join the Alexandra Warren fan club?

Are the board positions filled? I can definitely step into the secretary position if needed.

Whew! I just finished Wins & Losses and your girl is shook! She put her whole entire foot in this book.

First of all: the cover is gorgeous. JUST GORGEOUS. I love a good green and chile, with this couple in the grey and white in the background? I’m going to need a paperback.

I spend a lovely Sunday afternoon reading this latest release and I was definitely not disappointed.

Let’s get to the storyline before I lose my train of thought.

Carmen Wellington is back in town after the death of her father sends their family reeling. Her main focus is her brother, a budding basketball player, and making sure he successfully finishes his senior year and is off to college. Moving back home is not a decision she makes lightly and she’s in for quite a rollercoaster ride as she’s faced with a few surprises that throw her for a loop. The biggest surprise of them all might be the sexy ass and super attentive,  Nasir Valentine, her brother’s basketball coach. This is Nas’s first year as coach and while a championship is his priority, he is also intent on helping his star player cope with his immense loss.

Nasir and Carmen were a really good match. They meshed well together and had great chemistry. While they both had a lot to deal with, stress and outside influences threatened them on a few occasions, they just felt great together. This wasn’t necessarily an easy storyline as Wins & Losses had many layers and a complex plot as we dug into Carmen’s father’s death and saw how easily teenagers can be influenced. However, Alexandra managed to give us a solid story with a deep sense of family and plenty of moments where I let out a laugh or two. I especially loved Nasir’s parents! His mama was a trip, in the best possible way.

 

Treat yo’self and pick up Wins & Losses, trust me, you won’t regret it.

four-half-stars

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Natalya

Natalya

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

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