Review: Out Of Play

Aug •  29 •  2013

I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Out Of PlayOut Of Play by Jolene Perry, Nyrae Dawn
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Entangled Teen on August 6th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn't have a drug problem. Celebrities—especially ones suffering from anxiety—just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska.

Hockey player Penny Jones can't imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who'll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door.

Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time.

I love girl who have snarky attitude and smart words. I adore girls who re-define who they are. This story is exquisite.

Plot: You have this girl, Penny who plays a tough game both on and off the field of  ice hockey. She doesn’t let anyone be soft on her. Then Riley comes along. A smart kid who has geared off the path into hard times. Putting this two together is a smart choice for an excellent read. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it.  The plot flowed well with significant amount of  memories that lay down the foundation for love and friendship. It’s easy to get lots in the book and find yourself among  a couple who learns to fight for each other and love they never have before.

Love: Putting these two together has got to be the funniest thing ever. You can’t even imagine how much I snorted, sighed and of course laughed my butt off. Every line of sarcasm that Penny delivers to Riley just amped up the romantic tension between the two. And when they slowly let down their walls down and became friends ….Now that is beautiful.

Past: If you don’t deal with your broken past it will come back to bite you. In this case, both Penny and Riley deal with past hurt. Both past is what I expected it to be, its how they dealt with it that really ticked me off. I’m glad that even with the past coming back to them, its good to see them work through it together…..eventually.


It’s takes a path created by two authors, to readers who yearn for a romantic yet fulfilling love. Accomplishing drama with cheeky sarcasm enough to make you snort, Out Of Play connects with readers with sentimentality and friendship. A collaborative duo, clever in capturing a great story, Out Of Play is full of WIN!


  1. Candace
    Aug 29, 2013

    I’ve read quite a few reviews of this one, it sounds great! And I love some humor in my books!

    • Savannah
      Aug 29, 2013

      🙂 I love humor. They used just enough to slide over all the drama.

  2. Giselle
    Aug 29, 2013

    These are 2 authors I’ve been wanting to try out for a while both have read books that have been recommended to me countless times! Glad that this one is a winner I love humorous reads!

    • Savannah
      Aug 29, 2013

      Giselle, yes you need to read books by these authors. I have pretty much kept up with all of their book and never have they failed me.

  3. Penny sounds like a great character. It does sound like it is full of WIN!

  4. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Aug 30, 2013

    This sounds awesome!! I have books from both of these authors and have been meaning to read them, but haven’t. I heard that they did fantastic writing this book together. I love that things progress slowly. And I love humor in a book. Fantastic review!!

  5. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Aug 30, 2013

    I didn’t know this was about a female hockey player – cool! I’ve seen this around, so I’ll think I will be downloading it soon.