Thursday, 25 June 2015

Book review - Red Card by Liz Crowe - 5 stars!

Red Card by Liz Crowe 
Sports romance 
5/5 stars 


Red Card - The Black Jack Gentlemen - Book 2

The Black Jack Gentlemen Series - "Detroit's Soccer Team"
A city and a sport with something to prove—Meet the men who take that challenge.

~~ Red Card ~~

Free will makes us human.
Choice makes us individuals.
Love makes us unique.

Metin Sevim has it all. At the pinnacle of international soccer playing success, he has managed to craft a perfect world for himself along the way.

When fate strips him of free will and the ability to choose his own path, he retreats from everyone and everything, destroying his hard-won career in the process.

Dragged back from the brink by his desperate family, Metin reluctantly agrees to coach the Black Jack Gentlemen Detroit soccer team but remains debilitated by memories and loss. When a surprising friendship emerges, it renews his passion for life, providing much needed solace… and extreme complications.

A saga of family dynamics and gender politics that cuts across cultures and circumstance, Red Card illustrates the human capacity for forgiveness through the life of one man as he attempts to rebuild his shattered existence.

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Red Card is the second book in The Black Jack Gentleman series that is based around a Detroit soccer team.  This book can be read as a standalone, you shouldn't have any trouble following the story even if you haven't read the first book.  I am finding this an incredibly hard review to write without accidentally giving away spoilers.  I've already written and then deleted several sentences, so apologies if this ends up being a short review! The main point that I have to get across though is that I absolutely loved this book!  It is a moving story of one man's life, and is about love, loss, mistakes and forgiveness.  Red Card covers several years and has many ups and downs.  It's a real emotional roller coaster that had me crying buckets at times.

Metin is a Turk soccer player who has the world at his feet.  When we first meet him he's at the height of his fame, but in the years that follow he has some incredible highs and some terrible low points.  This book wasn't what I was expecting at all - it was so much better! Liz Crowe is a fabulous writer, and with this book she's created a real gem.  I really cared about Metin and the other main characters and the storyline kept my attention throughout.  Be warned - this a real page turner, you wont be able to put it down.  Red Card gets five big stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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