Review: Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys Volume 1) by Lexi Ryan

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Title:  Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys – Volume 1)

Author:  Lexi Ryan

Genre:  New Adult & College, Sports, Romance

Publication Date:  May 3, 2016



A sexy and intense standalone novel from a New York Times bestselling author. This book contains heavy subject matter and is intended for mature readers.

Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football—training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I’m suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on top of my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend’s girl, Mia Mendez—the only woman I’ve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.

I’m not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She’s off-limits—and not just because she’s working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We’re both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.

Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed.
Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth.

I can’t rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I’d climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.

THE BLACKHAWK BOYS, an edgy, sexy sports romance series from New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan. Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?
Book 1 – SPINNING OUT (Arrow’s story)
Book 2 – RUSHING IN (Christopher’s story) – Coming August 30th
Book 3 – GOING UNDER (Sebastian’s story) – Coming December 6th


My Review:

4/5 Stars

Lexi Ryan brings all the drama to the first book in her new Blackhawk Boys Series.  Spinning Out takes you on one emotional ride.


If you have never read a book written by Lexi Ryan, you really should.  She is the queen of angst and she does it again in Spinning Out.

Spinning Out is a story of secrets and lies, have’s and have not’s, love and betrayal, all with a little side of steaminess.  The story focuses on Arrow, a privileged football player who is spiraling out of control.  He loves his best friend’s girlfriend and if that isn’t bad enough, he is living with a massive secret that is eating him up from the inside out.  Mia is from the wrong side of the tracks and is working for her father’s rival.  She loves her boyfriend, but she is in love with her boyfriend’s best friend.

There is a whole lot going on in Spinning Out.  The book is told in first person and alternates between Mia and Arrow.  It also switches between the past and the present.  I really don’t like that kind of writing, but in this case it was necessary and done fairly well.

Spinning Out is a long book (462 print page) and there is a lot of detail, so skimming over the pages is difficult to do without missing something.  It almost could have been broken up into two books.  I didn’t mind the length, but I did find myself wishing she would just get to the reveal of the big secret about three-fourths of the way through.

If you are a Lexi Ryan fan, you will most likely love Spinning Out.  If you’re not, well, you should be.  J

This is a definite read.  (There are no cliff-hangers)

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