Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: The Varsity Dad Dilemma by Lex Martin


Title: The Varsity Dad Dilemma
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2021


★ A sexy, small town sports romance from USA Today bestselling author Lex Martin! ★

What’s worse than having Rider Kingston, the star quarterback, give you the big brush-off because he doesn’t want to get serious? You’d probably think living across the street from him where you get a firsthand view of his hookups, right?

That’s what I thought. Until someone drops off a baby with a note pinned to her blanket that says one of those jocks—either Rider or one of his roommates—is the father. The problem? Baby mama doesn’t mention which of these numbskulls is the sperm donor.

I wouldn’t care about their paternity problems—not the slightest bit—except my brother lives there too. Which means that adorable squawking bundle might be my niece, and there’s no way I’m leaving her unattended with those bumbling football players.

They need my help, even if they don’t know it yet. Once we solve this dilemma and figure out who’s the daddy, I’m out.

I’ll just ignore Rider and those soul-searing looks he gives me every time I reach for the baby. He broke my heart three years ago. He won’t get a second chance.


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As I walk Sienna to her car, she squeals. “Holy crap, is that Rider Kingston?”
Without my permission, my gaze slides across the street to the oversized man-child, who has the gall to be moving furniture shirtless while flexing his stupid abs. Judging by the other sweaty minions pouring out of the two story, Rider’s getting new roommates too.
My eye twitches again, and my focus snaps back to Sienna. “I thought you said you weren’t a fan of football.”
“Oh, I’m not. I can’t sit through an entire game. But I am a fan of football players.” Her gaze turns ravenous as she scans my neighbor’s front lawn. Or, likely, the glistening eight-pack Rider’s put on display. “All that testosterone. Those bulging muscles. That deep, masculine grunting. Oh yeah. Get me one of those!”
She cackles, and Rider hears it.
Of course he does.
Shockingly, he deigns to speak to me.
“Hey, Gabby,” he shouts. “How was your summer?”
I’m not sure when he decided to stop ignoring me, but that’s better than pretending we’re friends, which we’ll never be.
I close my eyes because I don’t need any reminders of his masculine beauty. And I definitely don’t need to see that sexy smirk, the one more powerful than his cannon that took the team to the playoffs last year.
No, I’m not interested in the star quarterback. Not anymore.
Turning on my heel, I wave my middle finger and march back to my house.
Laughter is all I hear as I slam the front door shut behind me.


4.5 STARS!

I’m so excited to be back in Lex Martin’s world! Lex knows how to write alpha protective and charming heroes that are also super sweet and Ryder Kingston fits the bill perfectly! 

The Varsity Dad Dilemma follows Gabby and Ryder. Gabby is a college senior who lives across the street from the football team and the boy who broke her heart in freshman year. She hasn’t had an easy life so she has never been keen on people leaving her. It’s when her brother goes to live across the street, that she finds a baby on their door and she is determined to help them even though she has to face Rider again. She’s hesitant to stand time with him again after how much he hurt her. Rider doesn’t realise how much what he did in the past hurt her, but as he spends time with Gabby, the reality sets in and he finally understands. 

Rider had a tough childhood too and his only focus has been playing football. He knows he hurt Gabby in the past, but he still cares about her especially after she helps them with the baby when they realise they have no idea who the father is. Once they start talking, he realises that Gabby is an important person in his life. Their chemistry can’t be denied. 

I loved them together, their banter and their steamy scenes and after everything Rider wanted to be a better man for her. 

This was a story full of drama as you can image when they try to find the baby daddy but it was also a story full of romance and heartbreak. Lex has written all of the characters so well and I loved seeing how all the guys interacted with Poppy. It was so cute to read. 

I really recommend this book! It’s a fun read! 

*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*


Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of the Texas Nights series (Reckless/Shameless) and the Dearest series. She writes contemporary romances, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. A former high school English teacher and freelance journalist, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in her hometown of San Antonio with her husband and twin daughters.



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