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The Tip-Off
Author: Rebecca Jenshak
Genre: College Sports Romance; NA romance
Series: Smart Jocks #3

I’ve spent years hiding in the shadows.
He’s spent his whole life chasing the bright lights of the NBA.
We have nothing in common, except for the fact our friends ditched us for spring break.
I have a bucket list for my senior year at Valley U.
He’s the only person I know on campus.
I’m ready to start checking things off my list.
Frat party: Check.
TP the baseball house: Check.
Goat yoga: Check.
Skinny dipping: Check.
Falling for Zeke Sweets, Valley U’s MVP: Not going to happen.

I have enjoyed every book in this author’s Smart Jock series and The Tip-Off is no different.  This college sports romance is about perfectly imperfect characters finding love and not letting life pass you by.  Gabby and Zeke make such a great couple in that they bring out the best in each other.  That and their amazing chemistry.

I adored Gabby and I had been hopeful that she would get her own story ever since she was introduced earlier in the series as Blair’s best friend. (Note: this book can be read as a standalone).  She is the type of woman I would love to be friends with. Gabby has been through so much and yet she remains positive and upbeat.  She has such a vibrant energy about her, but she still struggles at times.  Her bucket list entails all of the experiences she believes she missed out on due to an accident that left her physically and emotionally scarred. It was entertaining to watch her pull Zeke out of his shell as she enlisted his help on checking items off on this list. 

While I really liked Zeke, it took a little longer for me to warm up to him. He is laser-focused - almost to the extent that he cannot see past his goal of making the NBA and is missing out on actually living life.  Yes, he is smart, sexy, and great with his friends, but his goal is the NBA and nothing can distract him. . . until the effervescent Gabby manages to rope him into all sorts of fun and sometimes daring activities.  I really enjoyed watching Zeke’s character evolve throughout the book.

This sports romance was sweet, sexy, and humorous.  There was great chemistry between these two likable, well-developed characters and it was entertaining watching their friendship blossom into a romance. The story moved at a great pace and I like the underlying themes in this novel.  I absolutely can’t wait to see what she has in store for Nathan!  I received The Tip-Off for free and I am looking forward to more works by this author.   

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I can’t make out her form until I’m halfway down to the water. She sits on the dock, feet dangling above the water. She’s so fucking beautiful and innocent and I want to ruin her and worship her all at the same time. I’m not going to do either of those things, though. I’m going to stick to the path. The path doesn’t include dating. The path doesn’t even include fun most days and Gabby deserves days that are all about fun.
She turns her head as I get closer and there’s that big Gabby smile pointed right at me. “Hey.”
“Hey, yourself. Whatcha doing down here all alone?”
“I thought we could cross skinny dipping off both our lists.”
My brows raise. “What about your tattoo?”
She shrugs. “It’s been a week. I’m willing to risk a quick dip if you are.”
I rub a hand over my chin. I’m not ashamed of my body, but I’d also prefer not to have my black ass photographed if one of my teammates happen to stumble upon us. Last year one of the sophomores got drunk at a party and passed out naked in the bathroom. I have no idea why he was naked in there, but the photos of his hairy ass were everywhere. My ass is baby smooth and awesome, but I still don’t want it on display.
“Well, come on before someone sees us.” She’s unbuttoning her shorts and pushing them down while I stand there gawking. The sight of her bare legs puts me in motion. Just not a part of me I want in motion right now. I turn around, give my dick a little pep talk that includes promises I won’t be a celibate asshole forever, and then undress to my boxers.
“You decent?” I ask over my shoulder.
“No. Oh my God, don’t look.” She laughs, I hear her footsteps on the dock and then a splash. A few seconds later, she calls, “Your turn.”
I push my boxers down and then hold my hands over my junk, semi-erect still because promises be damned, and take two large steps before jumping in beside her. Her happy squeals direct my entry into the lake as I clear the water from my eyes. We’re treading water buck naked not two feet from one another. It’s a little trippy. I haven’t spent time with a girl naked like this in… well forever. If I’m naked and this close to a girl, it’s for one purpose and though I’m a gentleman, of course, it’s not about anything but carnal desires being met. Thrusts and grunts and release. 
I don’t think it would be like that with Gabby. No, I know it wouldn’t be like that, which is another reason it can’t happen. 
“So now what?” she asks, suddenly looking a little nervous.
“Far as I know, this is all there is to it. How do you feel?”
“Naked.” She laughs. “But also like a rebel.”
She splashes water at me playfully and I do it right back. 
“Think anyone can see us?”
I shrug. “Maybe. Do you want them to see you?”
“God, no,” she says too fast. The excitement in her eyes is a dead giveaway. I think Gabby likes the thrill, the possibility of being caught, and God help me because I want nothing more than to keep her safe while she explores every sordid fantasy.


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Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn't writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.