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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Looking to Score by Alley Ciz


Rating: ★★★★★

I can admit when I am wrong.  People who know me well would probably tell you this truth, but only after I have researched that being right is not a possibility.  And when it comes to books, I feel like I have a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes.  But I totally pre-judged Looking to Score, and (here it comes) I was wrong.  Everything I thought this book was about (typical college football player and cheerleader get together and lives happily ever after) it was not.   It was better, so much better. I’m happy to say it’s getting five big beautiful stars from me.  


What I loved: 

The heroine.  Kayla, who yes, is a cheerleader but not your typical cheerleader.  She’s funny with a quick wit and snarky in an adorable you can’t help but love her way.  

The humor. I was smiling and laughing the entire book.  I wouldn’t call it a full out Rom-Com, but it’s hard to keep me laughing, and Looking to Score did that. 

The underlying story.  There is a bully aspect to this story, and I have to say that I love it’s not the usual person who is getting bullied.  I thought it brought a different perspective, and happy to see the author didn’t go with the norm on this one.  

What I didn’t love: (side note if you haven’t read my reviews before, this is not a hate section.  It’s more a thing I struggled with or wasn’t a particular fan of)


There are a lot of sub-characters to get to know. Not only do you have a lot of sub-characters, but they all have nicknames, sometimes several.  By the end of the book, I had everyone straight, and I loved the crew aspect that the author brings to her readers.  But fair warning it takes a couple of chapters to get things straight.  

Hashtags and handles.  If you are not familiar with Instagram or hashtags and how that world works, then you may find yourself confused.  There are chapters, though not long, that is just back and forth IG chatter. 



I loved it, adored it, was pleasantly surprised that my pre-judgment was utterly wrong.  I flew through the chapters and was highly disappointed when it was over.  Alley did great work with this one.  I’m more than ready for what’s to come next!


🏈 𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙏𝙤 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚: #𝕌𝕠𝕗𝕁𝟙 𝗯𝘆 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗖𝗶𝘇 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱! 🏈

@𝗨𝗼𝗳𝗝𝟰𝟭𝟭: 𝗪𝗵𝗼’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹?



𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂.

Football God. Ladies Man. Campus Celebrity.

Guys want to be me and girls want to bed me.

Commitment? What’s that?

Then I saw ℎ𝑒𝑟—tiny, gorgeous and oh so…𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘.

𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑵𝒐𝒗𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒈𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒋𝒆𝒓𝒌.

Player. Persistent. Pain in the Pom-Pom.

I don’t care if he’s the star of the gridiron or how tight his end is.

I know his stats both on and off the field. My answer will always be 𝗡𝗢.

The last thing I need in my life is another charmer who’s looking to score.

𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!


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Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.

She's a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let's face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid... But to be fair she totally loves him a lot.

When she's not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she's a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?

Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.

She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.

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