Tuesday, February 21, 2023

REVIEW: The Baby Blitz by Lex Martin

Title: The Baby Blitz
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers/Surprise Pregnancy
Release Date: February 21, 2023


 What is it about this series that is like my own personal catnip? I'm addicted and I cannot stay away and the absolute worst part is that I read them so dang fast that they're over before I know it and I have to wait months for the next one. It's a great problem to have but also...it's the worst.

Like all of the other books in this series, we have an enemies to lovers, football romance that involves a surprise baby at some point. Why is this my jam? I have no idea because on the face of it, it seems like a hard road for any romance, right? Think about it, you have two characters (Olly and Maggie) who grew up together, had a falling out, and now don't particularly care for each other (even though they actually have been crushing hard for years). So they have to somehow overcome their dislike of each other to fall for each other, plus overcome the other obstacles of being poor college students, striving to graduate (and in Olly's case, be drafted) so that they can financially help their families (the pressure! the stress!), plus deal with the usual BS that comes with college romance (the gossip, exes, rumors, fears, etc). Throw in a surprise baby and you have a hot mess. A hot mess that I cannot stop reading the second I start it. Seriously. I'll forsake the most precious thing (sleep) just to see what will happen next. 

As with all of the previous books in this series, I really enjoyed Olly and Maggie's love story. I loved the backstory, the pranks, and how human they both were. They were both compassionate and hardworking and seriously stressed. Martin wrote them realistically and never made them seem too good to be true--their reactions to some of the good and bad things that happened seemed accurate and believable and I think that's a large part of why I enjoyed reading--I believed in what they were feeling, could sometimes identify (or the very least, sympathize) with various fears and concerns, and overall just felt all the things for them and with them. I also just enjoyed that even with all of the potentially heavy things/issues surrounding them, The Baby Blitz never felt too heavy; there were many moments of levity.

If this series went on forever, or at least for a very long time, I would not be mad about it at all. I'm looking forward to Charlie's story next and while it seems August is a lifetime away, I know it'll be here before I know it.  


Two pink lines won’t change the bad blood between us.

I haven’t always hated my brother’s best friend, but Michael Oliver gets under my skin and brings out the worst in me. He knows how to push my buttons, and I relish pushing all of his. He betrayed my trust years ago, so I’ve made it my mission in life to aggravate him until he admits he was wrong.

When his sister’s wedding brings us together, Michael suggests a truce for one night. If only he weren’t so handsome and smart, maybe I could resist the allure, but I’ve always been a little impulsive, and this man is my ultimate temptation. After years of pent-up frustration and unrequited lust, I finally let down my guard, and that’s all it takes for us to combust.

But like all bad decisions, the morning after brings a reckoning, and I leave his hotel room swearing to never waste another moment of my time pining after him. Who needs that grumpy jerk warming her bed? Not me.

I don’t let myself think about that steamy night together, or how it pained me to hear about his football injury, or how much I know he wants to get drafted so he can help his family. Because I’m cutting Michael out of my life for good.

Only the two little pink lines mean I can’t forget him. Even if I desperately want to.

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The Baby Blitz is a companion standalone to USA Today-bestselling author Lex Martin’s sensational college football romance novels, The Varsity Dad Dilemma and Tight Ends & Tiaras. Readers will love this sensual multicultural romance featuring a scorching-hot college football player and the feisty, but slightly nerdy girl next door—the one he swore he’d never make a move on.

Will Michael make the right decision if he has to choose between Maggie or fulfilling his dream of playing professional football?




Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of The Varsity Dad Dilemma, the Texas Nights series, and the Dearest series, books she hopes readers love but her parents avoid. A former high school English teacher and freelance journalist, she resides in Texas with her husband, twin daughters, and a bunny named Dandelion.



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