Spinning Out

Spinning Out

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by Lexi Ryan
     
 

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Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football-training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I'm suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on

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Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football-training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I'm suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on top of my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend's girl, Mia Mendez-the only woman I've ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.

I'm not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She's off-limits-and not just because she's working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We're both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.

Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed.
Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth.

I can't rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I'd climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.

Series information:
THE BLACKHAWK BOYS, an edgy, sexy sports romance series from New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan. Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don't play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?
Book 1 - SPINNING OUT - Coming May 3rd (Arrow's story)
Book 2 - RUSHING IN - Coming August 30th (Christopher's story)
Book 3 - GOING UNDER - Coming December 6th (Sebastian's story)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781532853258
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/21/2016
Pages:
462
Sales rank:
332,508
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys, #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book causes you to feel so many emotions and keeps you flipping the pages. I felt like I couldn't read fast enough. Such a great story with really good twists.
Anonymous 12 months ago
This was a great read, and I'll definitely be reading more books by this author. I laughed, cried and stayed up past 3am because I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lexi Ryan is such an amazing writer. Love her books and always wait anxiously for yet another one. She writes with so much raw emotion and her characters have so much depth that I just get completely immersed. I can't wait for the next in this series to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and it will not be my last. This book will have you laughing, crying, shaking your fist and reading until 3 a.m. to see what happens.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I could not put this book down! Fantastic and had me on the edge of my seat.
nhr3bookcrazyNR 8 months ago
So much going on/ So much hurting to heal. The way the book is divided up - chapters for Mia, chapters for Arrow, sections before the accident, sections after the accident. It was all really well done. I could FEEL everyone's pain and angst and the good moments, too, I have never read anything else by this author and was very impressed. I will definitely get more of her books to read.
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
“You lift me up when there’s no reason I should be able to stand.” When I first read the synopsis for this story, I was intrigued. Then I began reading…and I was like okay broken girl and boy who yearns for her. I was so wrong. This book goes so much deeper. It’s heartbreaking, inspiring, and will overwhelm you in the best way possible. This book? It was an emotional one I never even saw coming. “I’ve been numb for months, but it’s no surprise that Mia’s the first to make me feel something.” Mia Mendez is left a shadow of her former self after a tragic accident that will forever haunt her. Her life is in shambles. She’s stuck in the past while living in the present. She’s numb. Not living. Barely existing. Her story is painful. But as a reader, you feel everything for her. Her new job is a challenge. She must face Arrow. The man that her heart never admitted she loved and never recovered from. “How many times has she come to me and saved me from the nightmares?” Arrow is a reminder to Mia of her past. And everything she once loved. And still loves. He reminds her of the guilt she carries. Of all the decisions she has made. He reminds her of why she can never belong to him as her heart belongs to someone else. There is a twist to this that is heartbreaking. Is it possible to love when you promised yourself to someone else? Mia is not the only one forever changed by the accident. Arrow is different as well. But one thing has never changed…his heart for Mia. If anything his love for her is stronger. “You didn’t die that night.” “No. Death would have been easier.” This story goes deep. There is raw, palpable emotion felt that I never expected. My heart broke and it soared. Arrow and Mia’s love is undeniable. Their attraction off the charts. This story attests to the truth in love overcoming time and circumstance. This romance will put you on edge as you are thrown into the lives of two broken people that love with a love so deep that neither one believe they deserve. “What are you doing?” “Reminding you.” The story is brilliantly and effortlessly written as it transitions between the past and the present. This allows the reader to be truly embedded within the story. The transitions are seamless as we learn the past and the circumstances that led up to the present. The author is talented in her ability to put her readers within the hearts of her characters. You feel EVERYTHING. The feels are unreal. “I don’t even know if I deserve to look at you, but some days it feels like you’re the only piece of beauty left in the world.” Spinning Out is a suspenseful and angsty read. It’s also beautiful, romantic, and highly emotional. The beginning was a bit slow, but as you get deeper into the story you realize this is so much more than the usual broken girl and boy. The pain felt is unimaginable. The author is a master at capturing the height of emotions and romance and that is what makes this story stand out. This is not an easy story, but so worth the read. “And you’re alive.” “Only when you touch me.”
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Spinning Out: The Blackhawk Boys, Book 1 by Lexi Ryan Three lives, two loves and one nightmare - 5+++ stars This story surrounds a set of university football players, a girl from the wrong side of tracks and a love that keeps pulling them together regardless of how much they each hurt each other and themselves. Arrow has it all - a football career that has been his lifelong dream and the money to make his life easy. Brogan, his best friend from childhood has little money and self esteem issues. Mia is from a dirt poor, broken family with an alcoholic father and a brother that served time in prison for drugs - but she is smart and determined to make her life better. She goes to a community college, but has hopes to transfer to the university where her best friend is. When she leaves a note for her best friend, she starts getting texts from a guy that lives in the same dorm. When she finally meets Arrow, she assumes that he is the guy she has been texting with and they have an instant connection with each other. However, when Brogan sees her, she finds out that he is the one she was texting with and she ends up choosing him over Arrow, due in part to Arrow's last name. When tragedy strikes, everything changes for all three of these characters. What really happened that night? Who was at fault and how will this story end when the truth (or supposed truths) come out? This was a heartbreaking story, full of love, pain, lust and destructive behavior. You don't want to miss this story. **Complimentary Copy provided by Author for an honest review.**
patriciagreco More than 1 year ago
Spinning Out: The Blackhawk Boys The story of the Blackhawk Boys, specifically Arrow and Mia’s story is so compelling that I couldn’t stop reading. Luckily I didn’t have to put the book down and read it from beginning to end. This story tells of a deep love that is fought against at every turn by everyone. The plot has so many twists and turns that you must pay close attention to follow them all. Lexi Ryan writes dominating stories that make you hold your breath several times while reading and delivers the story line very thoughtfully. One word of caution…there are a lot of cuss words but if you can read pass those words to the true heart of the story you will be rewarded. Patricia Greco
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
What a great first book in a new series, The Blackhawk Boys, from one of my top go to authors. She is one of the authors that I always one click or preorder, no questions asked. Spinning Out is a love triangle...well more than a triangle filled with angst, tragedy, mystery, a great plot, love and well developed enjoyable characters. Arrow Woodison had all the material things he could have wanted in life. He had all the benefits of being a child of a wealthy family. He also had a lot of the things that an only child, well an only child until recently, lacks. When he meets meets Mia Mendez he feels like voids have been filled and that she is a balm to his soul and fire on his skin. Mia falls in love with Brogan. He is the "easy choice" since her family has a history with Arrow's family. But does her heart know the truth of whom it really wants? Brogan loves her, but is insecure. Arrow loves her, but doesn't want to step on his best friend Brogan's toes. Until he does me care and does. Maybe not without his own justification. Does he approve of all things Brogan chooses regarding Mia. Not.Even.A.Little! One night filled with bad choices makes all of their lives spin out of control. Through it all there is love buried under grief and guilt. Can it be found through the murky lies and secrets shrouding the truth? While Mia is forced to work for Arrow's dad and stepmother as a nanny to his infant sister Arrow and Mia are forced together since Arrow is under house arrest. Will their chemistry fizzle or sizzle? Mia needs her job with the Woodison family to support herself and her drunken father. She still doesn't trust heart pumping love since her mother's abandonment. Can she open herself up to living again and not merely existing? Can she trust love after shattering loss? All of the Blackhawk Boys are endearing and hot. I am excited to read more about them in their own books. I am so excited to read the rest of the books in The Blackhawk Boys series!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Lexi Ryan’s Spinning Out is a touching and amazing beginning to The Blackhawk Boys Series. Arrow Woodison had the perfect life until a tragedy caused his life to spin out of control. He is confined to his father’s house under house arrest trying to get his life back in order. His only light is unattainable, Mia Mendez, his best friend, Brogan Barrett’s, girlfriend and little sister Katie’s live-in nanny. I LOVED Spinning Out. This story had me crying on multiple pages. Some of the things that happen in this novel are heartbreaking and tragic. This contemporary sport romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences. It takes place in Blackhawk Valley. Lexi Ryan’s character development is detailed and multilayered. I love Arrow. He was a rising football star, expected to go high in the draft until an accident causes him to spiral doing drugs and throwing his life away. He is grief-stricken and tormented. He is in the spotlight, and everyone has their opinions of him. Mia is sweet and caring. She met Arrow before Brogan and always had a spot in her heart for him. She is loyal. She wants to clear her brother Nic’s name. Every character has his or her purpose. There is so much going on with lots of substance. All the characters have their strengths and weaknesses. Everyone is very human. The plot was amazing and perfectly executed. I love how the chapters went back and forth in the time line to unravel the story. Spinning Out is extremely believable. I like how the different characters all interrelated. The story had humor, drama, and mystery. I love the texts. Arrow’s elegy had me in tears. Spinning Out shows how people can influence one another, especially people we think care about us or are in a position of power. Spinning Out is a thought-provoking and stirring start The Blackhawk Boys Series. This is the first book I read by Lexi Ryan. It will not be the last. I cannot wait for Christopher's story in book two, Rushing In and Sebastian's story in book three, Going Under. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
aimz1972 More than 1 year ago
WOW! Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan was heartbreakingly amazing. There are so many emotions throughout this book. When Arrow returns home for his house arrest, to say things are tense is an understatement. He is on house arrest because he spiraled out of control after the accident. Mia, the girl he is in love with who he can’t have, happens to be working for his dad as both a nanny and house keeper so he is now forced to see her and her room is right next to his. Since the accident Mia is not living, she is only moving on autopilot. Arrow has a secret that he has been keeping and it is the reason he went off the deep end. The chemistry between these two is incredible, even their friends can see it, but do they even have a chance, and when the secret comes out will it ruin everything and everyone… Lexi Ryan has done it again, and I cannot wait for Chris’ and Sebastian’s books!
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
4.5 Emotional & Sexy Stars! This poignant and spellbinding tale of friends and lovers will hold you captive from beginning to end. Arrow and Brogan are best friends who fall in love with the same woman, Mia. Mia started dating Brogan first but has fallen for both men. The love and loyalty Arrow and Mia have for Brogan keep them as friends and not acting on their burning attraction. The book opens with both Arrow and Mia suffering after a horrific event from months earlier. They are trying to move on but have yet to find the means or will to really live. Their friends have all surrounded them for support but they are at a loss as well on how to move on. I really liked Arrow and Mia and their group of friends. I found them to be well developed, honest, and genuine. I feel that the decisions they made were believable even if I didn't agree with some of them. Ms Ryan skillfully revealed this story in alternating past and present sequence allowing the reader to be truly engaged both emotionally and thoughtfully. She expertly weaved a tale of loyalty and betrayal, of love and heartbreak, and ultimately of hope and healing. This story is a raw and emotional journey with several twists and turns that will keep you guessing. This is a great start to Ms. Ryans Blackhawk Boys series and I can't wait to read more about the rest of these wonderful characters!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Just ok was hopeing for a better story it jump from the past to the present to much