Trying to Score

Trying to Score

by Kendall Ryan

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Overview

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check.

I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy's no stranger to hard work ... but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He's a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She's a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Loads of hot banter! No cliffhanger. Enjoy!

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161521137
Publisher: Kendall Ryan
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Series: Hot Jocks , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 608
File size: 419 KB

About the Author

Hi, I'm Kendall!

I write unputdownable romance. :)

I live in Texas with my three favorite men--my alpha possessive hubby and our two handsome sons. My books have been featured on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists a combined total of more than 70 times.

I'd love to send you TWO FREE books today.

Visit me at www.kendallryanbooks.com/freebooks to get your two free reads.

Every reader deserves a hot hero and a happy ending!

xo, Kendall

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Trying to Score 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
JWright57 25 days ago
Trying to Score is book 3 in the Hot Jocks Series and this is Teddy King and Sarah Dawson’s story. What can I tell you about Teddy .....he is a man you will fall for big time he will probably steal a piece of your heart that you will most likely never get it back, I’m also sure he will become one of your favourite hero’s of this year. Sarah is the girl we would all love to be friends with and when Teddy asks for help she comes to his rescue. Timing never seems to work out for this couple they have never been single at the same time until now, has fate finally got it right with its intervention...... This friends to lovers romance has all the feels and it certainly ticked all my boxes, I laughed at the witty banter, I sighed at the intense scorching hot chemistry and I found myself wishing and hoping for a HEA for this adorable couple. This story will draw you in and it won’t let you go until you have read the finally line, it’s a book and a series that highly recommend to all romance readers, one clock this great read it won’t disappoint. Looking forward to what’s next from this very talented author.
MaimeosAngelsEL 26 days ago
5 Star Review Trying To Score(Hot Jocks #3) by Kendall Ryan Trying to Score is the third book in Kendall Ryan’s latest Hot Jocks series and is Teddy King and Sara Dawson’s story. This is a friends to lovers story, with a side of hockey, that was an entertaining and easy book to read. What happens when a mistake from the past comes back to haunt you? That’s the position Teddy and Sara suddenly find themselves in when a romantic encounter which they filmed, suddenly sees the light of day. Can they work together to save their careers or will the secrets of the past, ruin the present and their future? Deciding to fake date in an effort to minimise the damage the tape can do, both Teddy and Sara will soon realise that neither of them are pretending. The chemistry between them is intense and I loved the build up. I loved Teddy, he is so swoon worthy and I would be happy to call Sara a friend. This was a fun, not particularly long book which was steamy and entertaining. It was great to catch up with the previous couples and see where they are now. I am excited to see who is next in the series .
S_Lewis_TMLA 16 days ago
There is so much to say about this book....the chemistry, the respect, the love, the emotions, the history. Teddy and Sarah had some fun in college and thought no one would ever find out. Years later, someone is out to get Teddy and he turns to Sarah for help. Their chemistry, their banter is the best I have read in awhile. I'm not a big fan of "hockey romance" but these book is amazing and so much more fun and witty then I would have thought. Now granted I have loved this whole series, this one is by far my favorite yet!!
CoffeeGoddessTK 17 days ago
The Hot Jocks series by author Kendall Ryan just keeps getting better, book by book. And, while I thoroughly enjoyed the first two stories, I think that TRYING TO SCORE might just be my favorite installment yet. Second-chance romances sometimes start out sticky or angsty, but, apart from the 'oh, heck' situation that truly brings Teddy and Sara back together, these two really just segué back into more than friends so very easily. I really appreciate that Teddy sees what a strongly self-sufficient and independent woman Sara is, and that he admires her all the more. And that Sara enjoys Teddy for who he is, whether it's hockey star, goofball, or the sexy friend with benefits that she knew way back when. Kendall has done a nice job of bringing their relationship full circle, writing a story that is both sexy and feel-good. Although this is the third book in a series, it is a total standalone, and can be read as such. But I think that you'll love Sara and Teddy so much, that you'll want to read about their friends, too. Go forth and click! ❤️
LynnB888 22 days ago
4 1/2 STARS! With book three in her ever-steamy Hot Jocks series, Kendall Ryan brings us TRYING TO SCORE centering around Teddy and Sara. A playboy pro hockey player takes on his college love turned legal shark when secrets from the past come back to haunt them in this fun reunion story! Sara has got it going on with a strong handle on her career and no need for a man to complete her, but watching her crumble when she's near Teddy and remembering their time together years ago is pretty sweet. Teddy of course has the over inflated ego that comes with the territory of being a pro athlete, but when his concern and despair for Sara comes out over a screw up he made that has put her in jeopardy, he endears himself in a reader's heart ... even if he did a jerky thing! Really enjoyed this story and the series as a whole. I recommend it to anyone loving a fast paced, highly entertaining story filled with sexy romance, laughs and goodhearted people.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Sara_Sue 24 days ago
Teddy and Sara are book 3 in the Smart Jocks series. These two had a fling during college. Now Sara's a hot shot attorney hoping for a partnership in her firm. Teddy is a hockey player looking for a new team, new deals, more money... you get the drill. They are both on the upswing of their life, on the cusp of greatness. However, someone hacked in and stole a homemade video they made during their fling. Can you even imagine how terrifying that would be! Also, do people make homemade videos with just flings?!?!? I could have some homemade videos out there as well but you can bet your very last quarter that it would never be created with a fling. Homemade videos are something you make when you're married or nearing marriage. I have a hard time believing a college student, intelligent college students would make a video with a fling. This is really my only issue. It just doesn't feel like real like to me or perhaps I'm sheltered and ignorant but it miffed me bit. Besides all of that, I found them to be pretty darn adorable together. They seemed seriously smitten. They didn't need to fake a relationship because the magnetic pull these two was unstoppable. I love when an author mixes some great genres like Kendall Ryan did with Trying to Score. She mixed two of my favorites... friends to lovers and a second chance romance. Ryan packed it full of her signature heat and heart and it's one of her sweetest Smart Jock books Ryan has written so far! Can't wait for book 4!!! I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.
JackiesBookWorld 25 days ago
Having read and enjoyed the previous book in the Hot Jocks series, I couldn’t wait to read Teddy’s story and it did not disappoint. This second chance sports romance story will have you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Sara Dawson, an attorney who has worked so hard to get to where she is in life. She has put her career first for so long and she is getting close to making partner at Carroll and Associates. But on her day off she attends a charity function put on by the nonprofit her friend Aubree works for. The charity will auction off some of the Ice Hawks players for the evening and she is ready to have company for the night. Yet, she wasn’t expecting to bid on possibly one of the hottest hockey players, Teddy King, after he asks for her help before it’s too late. Turns out that their steamy encounter back in college that they once filmed is about to come out and possible destroy their careers if they don’t work together to stop it from getting released. Little did she know that the encounter would bring them back together again and the more time she spend with him, the more she wants to keep him forever. Teddy King has it all, the career and looks to him any woman he could possibly have. But he can’t stop thinking about Sara and what they used to have back in college. Now he is a famous hockey player and she is a kick-ass attorney that always has something to say about him. They choose to leave their past behind, until he gets an email that would change their lives forever. It’s now more than ever that they have to work together in oder to stop their video from getting out and he will not stop until he makes her his. I absolutely loved reading this book! Ryan did a great job with the characters and the story as a whole. Sara is a tough attorney who wants to move up in her career and has left her without a partner like her friends have. She sees how happy they are and wonders if she can have that too, but her career will always come first. On the other hand, Teddy may be womanizer but he has kind heart. He has looked after his grandfather for a while and he will have to decide if being apart from him is worth it just so that he is closer to Sara. It’s evident that they both want a future together, now they’ll have to figure out how to get one before it’s too late. Loved their chemistry and the ending was great too. I cannot wait to read what’s next in the series! Highly recommend checking it out. :) **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
JackiesBookWorld 25 days ago
Having read and enjoyed the previous book in the Hot Jocks series, I couldn’t wait to read Teddy’s story and it did not disappoint. This second chance sports romance story will have you swooning and rooting for the characters until the very end. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Sara Dawson, an attorney who has worked so hard to get to where she is in life. She has put her career first for so long and she is getting close to making partner at Carroll and Associates. But on her day off she attends a charity function put on by the nonprofit her friend Aubree works for. The charity will auction off some of the Ice Hawks players for the evening and she is ready to have company for the night. Yet, she wasn’t expecting to bid on possibly one of the hottest hockey players, Teddy King, after he asks for her help before it’s too late. Turns out that their steamy encounter back in college that they once filmed is about to come out and possible destroy their careers if they don’t work together to stop it from getting released. Little did she know that the encounter would bring them back together again and the more time she spend with him, the more she wants to keep him forever. Teddy King has it all, the career and looks to him any woman he could possibly have. But he can’t stop thinking about Sara and what they used to have back in college. Now he is a famous hockey player and she is a kick-ass attorney that always has something to say about him. They choose to leave their past behind, until he gets an email that would change their lives forever. It’s now more than ever that they have to work together in oder to stop their video from getting out and he will not stop until he makes her his. I absolutely loved reading this book! Ryan did a great job with the characters and the story as a whole. Sara is a tough attorney who wants to move up in her career and has left her without a partner like her friends have. She sees how happy they are and wonders if she can have that too, but her career will always come first. On the other hand, Teddy may be womanizer but he has kind heart. He has looked after his grandfather for a while and he will have to decide if being apart from him is worth it just so that he is closer to Sara. It’s evident that they both want a future together, now they’ll have to figure out how to get one before it’s too late. Loved their chemistry and the ending was great too. I cannot wait to read what’s next in the series! Highly recommend checking it out. :) **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
CrystalsBookWorld 25 days ago
Kendall Ryan brings her characters in this story wearing their heart on their sleeves. With the career choices that Teddy and Sara have, you would think we have two strong egos. Nope! Wrong! I loved these characters whole heartily. Trying to Score had me on my toes. I was not sure if these two would really stay together or finally let their true feelings fly! I love this series and the story was written beautifully!
Katiekoz 25 days ago
Trying to Score was a cute and comical book. I really liked Teddy and Sara. They're both easy to like characters. Teddy and Sara have always had a strong connection, and there were always hints of there being more. We finally get answers and see just where their relationship started. They make a not so wise decision that comes back to bite them in the butt. I was expecting a little more with that part of the storyline, but it was still a good storyline overall. I also would have liked just a little more in the epilogue. It was a great book and I'm definitely interested in the next one!
BoundlessBookaholic 25 days ago
Another amazing addition to this series. I’m giving this 4.5 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. First off, let me just say that I adored Teddy. He seemed like the most laid back/funniest of the guys so far, and I really appreciated that. He was also a sweetheart, and I loved how you could tell from the start that he would be down for a relationship. He didn’t shy away from commitment, and I was here for it! Also him taking care of his family was the cutest thing ever. Sara was also amazing. I loved how strong, and independent, she was. Not only was she an amazing lawyer, but she was on her way to being the only female partner at her firm. I won’t confirm, or deny, if she made the cut though. One thing I absolutely loved about this series in general was the great group of friends. We saw old couples, and potential future couples, while reading this book, and I loved both equally. We also got glimpses into the past between these two, and saw what their relationship was like before, and how it changed over the years. I appreciated both timelines, and I thought the transition was believable. The setup was convenient, and I liked how it pretty much forced them together…although honestly, neither put up much of a fight haha. There was just one thing that seemed a little off to me. After keeping their past a secret, I expected it to metaphorically blow up in their faces more, especially among the group of friends. Overall, I really enjoyed this, and I can’t wait for book four!
Rina_S 26 days ago
Teddy King...where on earth have you been all my life? Seriously his story will cause your heart to explode. And Sara, I loved her and definitely want to be her friend. But what happens when Teddy is faced with a potential scandal?? Oh boy. This book will send you on a very steamy ride. The chemistry between them is so sizzling....but I loved their genuine, easy going friendship too. With amazing friends around them, Sara and Teddy will keep your heart happy just as it did mine. I loved everything about this book and I'm so excited for more of this series. Kendall thank you for writing such a wonderful story we can escape into.
mamalovestoread22 26 days ago
From the moment they met in college Teddy and Sara were pretty much inseparable, their friendship started off as platonic, just study buddies... but eventually they realized they had a whole lot more there then just studying. The heat between them was undeniable and easy to give in to, but neither were ready, or in the right place, for a relationship so they just kept things simple. Secretly Teddy wanted more, and just as he was ready to reveal that to Sara, she came back to school with a new boyfriend in tow. So he bowed out and moved on... but through the years his feelings for her have never faded. Little does he know fate is about to give him a another shot with her, now he just has to figure out how to convince her to give it a try! Trying to Score centers around two long-time friends, who were once more than that, but are now about to get their second shot at that something more... the forever kind of more! Teddy has always wanted to make Sara his and now with the naughty video predicament he finds himself in, he has no choice but to convince her to go along with his agents plan. Their fake dating plan is about to push them closer than they have been in years, and closer to finding that happily ever after Teddy has been dying to have. Watching these two try to maintain their fake relationship and keep their hands off one another was quite entertaining... they had me smiling and swooning quite a bit. This was a fun read to settle down with it had sweet moments to tug on the heartstrings, naughty bits to spawn some serious blushing, and bits of humor to inspire a few smiles. If you are in the mood for a light-hearted, feel good romance I highly suggest you get your hands on this one, it's destined to have everything you want and more! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
cookie614 26 days ago
Teddy and Sara have history BUT know one knows how much history they do share .. and boy do they share it .. in the form of a VIDEO and if it gets out ... it could ruin BOTH of there careers .. who would have thought that a fun college fling could turn there lives around NOW .. after all these years ?? Teddy promised Sara he would delete the video but when he happens to start to have feeling for her and life gets in the way he keeps said video because she is his one true love. Well besides Hockey .. Sara want to make partner but if this video gets out it could ruin her career and his to as a matter of fact .. can the lawyer in her get this blackmailer to stop airing this video or will her feeling get in the way .. Does she still have feelings for Teddy ?? Can he still be her one she let go and found again ?? Can the deep live they have for each other shine through or will be betrayal of not deleting said video mar there relationship ?? Oh these boys and there lives .. I loved this installment !! Never mind do you get so see everyone again .. you get to see Teddy and Sara build a life and go in new adventures !! Ohhh and wait till you meet Grandpa !! He will capture your heart too !! Get it NOW !! Loved it !! Can’t wait for more !!
KFReads 26 days ago
Teddy and Sara are hot! I'm such a huge fan of this series. And this author. Teddy's book did not disappoint. It was hot, the character development was great. I loved their playful banter and her openness to enjoying sex unapologetically. How refreshing. It's an excellent addition to the series and I can't wait to dive in to the next one.
StarStacy 26 days ago
This book scored with me! 4 stars I enjoyed this second chance, fake relationship, friends to lovers romance from the first chapter through the end! I love books that have a great mix of humor, heart and heat, and this book definitely did! There wasn’t much drama which was refreshing! I loved that Sara was smart, fierce and confident. Teddy was much more than just a dumb jock; he was also smart, fierce, confident and went after what he wanted. Sara and Teddy had chemistry from the beginning, and I loved reading snippets of their time together in college. They never told each other how they felt in college, and this finally felt like their time. A thoroughly enjoyable read that scored with me! I received a copy of this ebook from the author for my honest review.
MelissaB 26 days ago
Oh lawd..... I'm loving the Hot Jocks series and each book gets better and hotter! Trying to Score is the story of Teddy the sexy as sin hockey player and Sara the sassy, lawyer trying to make partner. What happens when their secret from college comes back to haunt them? They become the next IT couple but when that fake relationship has real feelings things take an unexpected turn. This story was full of witty banter, explosive chemistry and so many swoon-worthy moments I inhaled every page faster than the next! If you haven't had the privilege of reading this series yet I highly recommend you start NOW!
kandksmom5912 26 days ago
Each book in this series just gets better and better. Loved Teddy and Sara so much. They had a past that they wanted to keep in the past. That is always easier said than done because a potential scandal may bring their college hook ups to light. They have to work together to be able to stop this from happening by any means necessary even if they have to pretend to be a couple. This may be hard because the attraction and the chemistry that was between them in college never stayed in college. The problem with fake relationships is that they sometimes turn into real ones. Is Teddy and Sara an exception to that rule or will they fall like all the other couples? You will have to read to find out. I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
AmberC23 26 days ago
This series is definitely one of my faves. Each couple has had their own unique story and I love being immersed in the hockey world. Teddy and Sara have known each other for years and had a casual relationship during college. Now, years later, their intimate past is about to be exposed. This book was so enjoyable to read. I love the chemistry between Sara and Teddy. Teddy is so sweet and caring. He truly wants the very best for Sara and is ready to settle down. Kendall is doing a great job with this series and I can't wait for the next one. Enjoy!!!
Teewee125 26 days ago
This series is getting hotter and hotter. A fake relationship but real feelings. Teddy and Sara knew each other in college and even hooked up. But after she returned back she was dating someone else and they never were single at the same time. Now with the threat of the tape that they made in college being exposed they decide to fake date to help the blow if this tape ever is released. But feelings buried deep start to surface. Could this fake relationship turn real? Teddy is such a great guy and Sara is an absolute doll. They are perfect together. Their love for chain restaurants is what makes them so real, They don't need the fancy dinners, or the rich lifestyle. Even though their sex is scorching it is not the only thing that makes them so good together. It's the game nights, the cuddling on the couch on the weekends watching movies that make Sara and Teddy so real. They can be themselves when they are together. A truly enjoyable, sexy story of two people who are perfect together.
BookAngel_Emma 26 days ago
OHHH MY GOSH I never would have imagined Teddy could be so darn adorable and romantic. Trying to Score is a sweet, smooth story about finally getting and keeping the right person. Teddy and Sara were hot and heavy in college although they played it casual there was an underlying element of emotion between the two. However, they went along separate paths after their summer break but remained friends with a special side of sarcastic banter. Although both Teddy and Sara still fantasise about their time together only Teddy has added visual stimulation in the form of one very hot video he kept although he had told Sara all of the copies were deleted!!!! Shockingly Teddy gets hacked and the video is held to ransom. Sara being the legal whizz she steps in as Teddy’s lawyer and agrees with the PR representative to ‘fake’ date Teddy in order to minimise the damage if the video were to be leaked. Spending additional time together brings out the dormant emotions between Sara and Teddy. Although their arrangement begins as a way to handle the blackmail it soon leads to a way in which they can build on what they began in college. While the relationship between Teddy and Sara moves at warp speed, it is also been a long time in the background so is understandable that they don’t want to waste any more time apart. I adored the comfort and ease of Sara and Teddy’s relationship, especially the way in which they provided each other with a calm, safe place in their hectic lives I am going to have to go for the use of sibilance for Trying to Score and say it is a sweet, smooth, sizzling story!!!!!
MaryJoMI 26 days ago
Yum, more sexy hockey players. This time, we get Teddy's story from the team. What we didn't know what that Teddy and Sara dated or hooked up in college but things happened and that relationship faded away, or did it? When Teddy gets blackmailed about a sex tape he made with Sara, he finds himself in a bind and the only person who can help is Sara. Sara has been working hard to make partner at her law firm and the last thing she expects Teddy to tell her is that he never destroyed the sex tape they made in college and now someone else has a copy of it. As these two navigate this situation to protect both their careers, they decide to present a united front as a couple. The joy in this journey happens as Teddy and Sara spend time together and find that same natural connection they had in college. Maybe those feelings were something more and this is their second chance. I had fun experiencing their romance.
Hnobbs825 26 days ago
Another fantastic book in the Hot Jocks series! I keep falling in love with all these great hockey players! This time we get Teddy and Sara’s story. These two have a past relationship that none of their friends know about, they only know that they were friends in college. The past comes back to threaten Teddy and Sara’s careers. To try to take some of the sting away that this video scandal could cause, Teddy and Sara agree to be in a fake relationship. But of course they both realize that they don’t want this relationship to be fake. I love that the attraction between these two was always simmering below the surface until they had to put on a “show” in their fake relationship. Then they let the attraction out and dang was it hot! These two were a great couple and really balanced each other out. I love that they had their second chance now and could appreciate what they have now more than they might have in college. I loved both Teddy and Sara and loved the scenes with Owen, Becca, Justin and Elise. And the little hint of something between Bailey and Asher. Another great book in this series that you definitely want to read!
JennaStrick 26 days ago
Teddy and Sara are so my favorites now!! Teddy is sexy but terribly sweet. And Sara is strong but totally melts with the right guy. This storyline was cute, although I would have liked a little more drama lol. But their chemistry was so incredibly sweet, extremely steamy, and a perfect dose of romance.