REVIEW: Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

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“Reese has the biggest dick out of any of you.

Back of the book blurb:

Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it. 
She expects there to be tension. Even friction. 
But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Pages: 284

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My rating:

            Ever since I saw that cover, I was super stoked for this marching band romance novel! I mean, even the fact that it’s a marching band novel had intrigued me. You have tons of sports romances, but hey, why can’t people in the marching band be sexy? Well, Stacy Kestwick probably asked herself that same question and boom, Drumline was born. Again, I really enjoyed the concept of the novel. College sports romances are my favorite and Stacy Kestwick really set the tone and it was fun, thrilling, and sexy.

            I definitely loved Reese, our heroine, especially at the beginning of the novel. She was strong, independent, and didn’t take any of the boy’s shit even though they didn’t take her seriously whatsoever. I loved her for that. I think she kind of lost herself towards the end of the novel, which I was displeased with. It was almost like being with Laird turned her into a watered-down version of herself. And people might argue that love can change you, make you less hard. And while that’s true, I still believe that Reese lost a part of her badass self.

            Laird was hella precious. And so fucking sexy. The chemistry between Reese and Laird was out of this damn world. And when they were trying so hard to fight it? God, it was incredible. You wanted them to be together so fucking badly and when it finally happened… wow. Steamy! Props to Ms. Kestwick on that aspect.

            The storyline was super fun and actually really paralleled today’s world in which women definitely still get treated like they aren’t equal to men. The subplot between Reese and Marco was super relevant and (kind of spoiler) I’m glad he got what he deserved.

            ALSO, the friendship between Smith and Reese was hilarious and added a delightful element to Drumline that I wasn’t really expecting. You really don’t see that many bisexual characters in novels and I was really excited to see that Smith was very much bisexual and very much proud of it. I honestly want a second novel that centers around Smith!

            Anyway, I enjoyed Drumline immensely and I’ll be looking forward to more Stacy Kestwick novels!

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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