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REVIEW ➞ Personal Foul by Brooke O’Brien


Sydney Carr knows better than to mix business with pleasure. She’s had a long, hard road to get to where she is now. She landed her dream job, and she’s not about to risk it all for the newest basketball recruit.

The stakes are high for Colson Rush. When he’s traded to the Miami Blaze, his focus is on one thing—winning. But when he helps a fiery redhead fight off a mugger, he can’t deny the sparks between them. Although she tries, neither can she.

Too bad she’s his new coach’s daughter.

Giving into the temptation is one personal foul neither of them can back down from.

Personal Foul was previously featured in the Playing to Win Anthology and is now expanded to a full-length novel.

All thoughts and fears are pushed out of my mind because, in that moment, there’s nowhere else I’d want to be.


I love sports romances and I haven’t read a ton of basketball romances, but I absolutely love Colson and Sydney!

These two characters had chemistry from the moment they meet. Colson and Sydney are bringing the heat to Miami and that connection leads to a one night stand.

Sydney is strong, independent and pretty fierce. You can’t help but love her. She does keep parts of her locked up behind some walls, but once those walls come down there is just more to love about her. Colson is kind, protective and the perfect type of alpha male. These two are perfect for each other and really balance each.

I love the lightness to their story and the banter between them. There is a little forbidden aspect to their story, as well. He is a player and she is the coaches daughter, but Colson isn’t afraid to take the chance on Sydney.

If you’re looking for a sports romance that is the perfect mixture of heat and sweet this one is a MUST READ!