Review – Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell


Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Buy Now: Amazon


At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”

In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.

Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.

And throws their lives into total chaos.


OMFG! Can I just say that my girl (😮 stalker alert → who me???) has once again got it going on with this oh so swoon-worthy hot and heavy standalone sports romance. This has certainly been a week of Nicola Rendell reads and I couldn’t possibly imagine spending my limited free-time this week any other way!

Hail Mary captured my heart right from the beginning and held on for dear life (I still don’t think my heart has recovered from this story) until the very end. First off let me just ask…where in the H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS do I get my own Jimmy? This man is without a doubt my ideal definition of the perfect and yes I do mean the PERFECT book boyfriend. Seriously! I mean what kind of man gets knocked out (seeing stars status) by a woman half his weight and totally laughs if off before complimenting her?! JIMMY – that’s who! He’s not only sexy on the field, but off. This man is hands down pure perfection and I couldn’t have thought of a better match for our very own Mary!

Mary is one of the baddest and toughest leading lady I have every come across. She is nobody’s pussycat and she likes to remind Jimmy that every chance she gets. Don’t mess with her because she can take you down with a single snap of her fingers. I mean come on she managed to knock Jimmy out in a matter of minutes and didn’t feel an ounce of remorse (not that she should). Mary isn’t just tough in the ring, but she is a physical therapist that helps people recover from injuries (sports related and other). She’s got a mouth on her and I love how hilarious she is with her dialogue. I loved this chick and couldn’t get enough of her and Jimmy!

If you are looking for a hilariously funny and captivating story with likable characters that you can’t get enough of then I strongly recommend checking out this book and the rest of Nicola Rendell’s collection! You will not regret a single moment you spend with her characters, trust me! I mean ask yourself – have I ever lied to you before?


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About Nicola Rendell

Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.

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