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Scoring a Spouse-Review

Scoring a Spouse

By Liz Lincoln

Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance

Publication Date: August 17,2022

Source: Received an ARC in exchange for a honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars



A professional soccer player. An overworked executive. A marriage of convenience. And too many secrets. The first in a brand new series from Liz Lincoln.

Erika Parker-Ward is living the dream–her professional soccer career is on the rise, and she’s got her sights set on making the World Cup team for the US. But all of that could be over in a blink now that Erika’s been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Her plan? Keep the diagnosis hush hush by paying for private medical care, but the cost is threatening to bury her alive.

Nate Simmons owes all his success as a wealthy tech exec to the grandmother who took him in when he was orphaned at two. So when she wants to see him married before she dies of heart failure, he is ready to move mountains to give his beloved Oma her dying wish.

A chance meeting on the road brings these two desperate strangers together, and an evening of commiserating makes a potentially terrible plan seem pretty perfect: A marriage-of-convenience will give them both what they need.

It’s strictly business, and everybody knows you should never mix business with pleasure..

Erika and Nate have plenty of secrets to keep–from the press, and from each other–but the biggest secret of all might be their true feelings.


Marriage of convenience and a professional female soccer player!?! Sign me up! And I did lol. I’ve been a fan of the USWNT for years and recently got very into the NWSL (Go Gotham FC). So I’ve bene looking for romances about women’s soccer. Erika is a NWSL and national team soccer player recently diagnosed with RA and she needs private health insurance to keep that secret and from affecting her career. She runs into Nate a bar and they instantly connect. He’s a wealthy tech ex and wants to fulfil his dying grandmother’s wish to see him married. Thus begins a marriage of convenience between the two. I really liked that everything was planned out between them and how they would conduct their marriage. Which quickly fell apart as their attraction to each other became too strong to ignore! There were scenes in this book that made me cry and scenes that made me chuckle out loud and I even let out a dreamy sigh or two. Everything from the soccer scenes to the poker nights with Nate and his best friends made this such a strong story. And I loved the end where everyone around them realized they were in love before they actually did. The attraction between Nate and Ericka was steamy and it paired well with their growing relationship of respect and love. This was the first book I read by Liz Lincoln but it won’t be the last!


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