Monday 15 January 2018


Scoring with the Wrong Twin
By Naima Simone
Releasing January 15th, 2018
Entangled Publishing

Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves … again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorkable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister.

After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances—and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another…and another…and another…

Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.

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In Scoring with the Wrong Twin (WAGS #1) by Naima Simone, when her twin asks her for a huge favor, how can Sophia Cruz possibly say no. But when she gets to the modelling gig and finds she has to partner up with football player Zephirin Black, Sophia never imagined she'd find love at the one place where she has to pull off her best fake-it-till-you-make-it moment, so her sister doesn't lose the career she loves. Yet, when the photo shoot is over and Zephirin asks her out, Sophia knows it's a bad idea, especially when she's keeping a huge secret. Will the secret Sophia's keeping be her downfall, or will she get a shot at happy ever after with her Mr. Right?

Ms. Simone is such a talented author, and this book again proves she's a master in writing super hot romances with incredible main and secondary characters; enthralling dialogue that hooked this reader right from the moment I began reading and held me completely captivated till the very end; and a fast-paced storyline where the hero and heroine face some very tough obstacles to be together. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story got very, very interesting, as Sophia is determined to keep her secret, but can't help being intrigued by Zephirin. Will she explore the intense chemistry the pair have or run because of her secret? 

Both the main characters are relatable, likeable and have fascinating back stories that had me reading quickly determined to discover whether Sophia would open up to Zephirin about her secret or will her keeping it to herself backfire and ruin her relationship with the hero. Moreover, the heroine is resilient and courageous in doing what she does for her sister, considering she's not the adventurous type and would rather be home with a good book or her computer. I also liked that she would do anything for her twin sister, even though she's absolutely worried she won't be capable of pulling off what her sister is asking of her, despite the fact that their twins. Really, it's an absolute struggle that had me sympathizing with the heroine. However, what I liked most of all about Sophia is that she took a chance on the hero, even knowing that it was a bad idea and could ruin things for her sister, if someone discovered the truth. Will someone discover the sisters' deception?

While the hero, he's been through a lot in his past and it's understandable why he finds it hard to trust after what his ex did that could have cost him everything he's worked so hard for. Yet, in saying that, I loved his confidence, charm and his determination to win the heroine over, because she's the first woman to capture his attention the way she does in a long time. Will Sophia be able to adhere to the one thing Zephirin expects of her, if she agrees to his proposition? Certainly, honesty is the best policy. Will Sophia open up to the hero about her past and her secret? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is the loving relationship he has with his Gran. Certainly, she has some great advice for him at the right moment. 

Overall, Ms. Simone has delivered an utterly incredible read in this first book of her WAGS series where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance full of exquisite heat and passion that had me hoping for the best for this couple; and the ending had me loving the lengths the hero was willing to go to in order to win Sophia back, especially since the hero's plan helps the heroine so much when it comes to her career. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, because Sophia and Zephirin so deserve the happiness they've found together. I would recommend Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone, if you enjoy mistaken identity trope or books by authors Cathryn Fox, Stefanie London, Nina Croft and Amy Andrews.

USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many.

She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark. She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for this wonderful review! I'm absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the book! And thank you for sharing Scoring with the Wrong Twin! <3