The Ex Effect, by Karla Sorensen is a 240-page contemporary romance novel and is the second book out of a three-part series in “The Washington Wolves”. And since this is a three-part series, you can expect reviews by this author pretty back to back for the next few weeks as I go through the books. It is written from a first-person POV, two-side.
The sex scenes are about a level four.
Spoilers Ahead ***
First of all, I love reading Ivy Layne, but I just needed a break from all the crazy and intricate plot lines and just have something light. I stumbled across this author, and I’ll be honest…I was skeptical because it’s a Sports romance, but I thought, “What the hell?” I am SO glad I did.
The author created a fictional football team based in Seattle, WA called The Wolves.
The title of this book is a bit misleading. It implies that it’s a second chance type of book and it’s not. It’s actually about Matthew and Ava reconnecting years after Matthew was engaged to Ava’s sister.
Ava broke off from her family’s expectations and became a sports publicist instead of a doctor like her parents and sister. This book isn’t just about the relationship of Matthew and Ava, but also of the relationship with Ava and her family. Ava learns to stick up for herself with her family and not let them guilt her into doing things she doesn’t want to just to keep the peace.
Matthew and Ava never dated in the past, though Ava loved Matthew for years. They reconnected because Matthew got traded to Seattle’s football team from Louisiana. Their relationship started with Ava showing him around Seattle, helping him acclimate to a new city and surroundings. Since they had history it was easy to see how they reestablished their relationship and it grew into something more.
The character growth and development was really fun to follow. Ava grew up in a family where all the pressure to be perfect and amazing was put on her older sister, which meant she was ignored or her parents expressed continuous disappointment.
In summary, I give this a 5 out of 5.
Other reviews in this series:
- The Bombshell Effect (#1)