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Bigger Than Beckham (Philadelphia Patriots Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

V.K. Sykes
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Book Description

Book Three in the USA Today Bestselling Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances

Sports journalist Martha Winston loves her career, but her life goes sideways when she inherits a pro soccer team from her father. The team is almost bankrupt and on the skids, but Martha has vowed to save her beloved father's legacy. But she needs to get a financial infusion fast, or else lose the team to the wolves baying at her door.

Former British soccer hero Tony Branch wants to add Martha's team to his growing sports empire. But he wants it strictly on his terms--full control, not a partnership. When Martha turns him down flat, he's determined to change her mind by any means necessary. If that includes using the sexual heat flaring between them, Tony is more than willing to play a game of seduction.

Editorial Reviews


"This contemporary debut from V.K. Sykes---who is the husband/wife writing team of Vanessa Kelly (talented historical romance author) and Randall Sykes---takes some romance clichés (billionaire tycoon, young woman with a painful past, sexy Vegas setting) and puts a fresh spin on them. A delightful read with depth, emotion and more heat than a Vegas summer, CaddyGirls is guaranteed to satisfy. I'm looking forward to more books from this talented duo." ~The Romance Dish, on CaddyGirls

From the Author

Award-winning author V.K. Sykes is really two people - Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write sexy contemporary romance. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That's where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. 

Their second book, Hardball, was a winner of both the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Contest and the Silken Sands Self-published Star Contest.  Vanessa also writes award-winning historical romance for Kensington Zebra.  Her latest book, His Mistletoe Bride, is now on shelves.

Product Details

  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009TH5CUI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sexy Read February 3, 2013
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Highly recommend for lovers of romance with your sex. Strong characters that you care about and root for. Quick but exciting book. Definite go to author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Guess I was looking for more heat November 10, 2012
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For the past few days, I have been reading V.K. Sykes' Bigger Than Beckham. I was able to finish it today and I have been trying to figure out what to say about this book. So, before I get into that let me share what the book is about and what I thought of the story.

Martha Winston a sport journalist who happen to inherit her father's soccer team. Knowing not much about soccer except that her father loved the sport and promise to keep it going after his death. However, the team hits some financial hard times that send the vultures around to try to collect the team.

Tony Branch, former British soccer, has a desire to own an American soccer team and he has an opportunity to collect a team. Tony makes an offer to purchase Martha's team, but she refuses. Can't understand why she would want to keep a team sport that she has no clue to run. Is it possible for them to come an agreement?

As I have been reading Bigger Than Beckham for the past few days, I was trying to figure what I would say about the book. I have to be honest, I had a hard time getting into the book. I really tried. I wanted to love the book. However, it just wasn't working for me. It could have been the soccer thing or just me. I guess I was looking for more tension in the hero and heroine after all he was trying to take her team away from her. They just kinda worked things out between them. I liked the story enough to check other books by the author and I might find something that calls my name. So, I leave you today and I hope you find an enjoyable read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, and shallow story line September 7, 2014
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Hard to get into and I found he story much more boring than the 2 previous books in the boxed set. I really found that nothing much happened other than some sex until about chapter 20. This book took me 2 weeks to read and I generally read at least 3 books per week.
I thought there may have been a little more mention of the interview Martha was doing, but basically the book with it's lack of plot could have been about 4 chapters long. I don't like spoilers, but one chapter could have been about Martha inheriting the team, one about sex, one about a disagreement, one about Tony and her working things out. Could have skipped the interview all together. Very shallow story line.
Many typos which I repetitively say bugs me!!
Also near the beginning of the book Martha asked Tony how many brothers and sisters he had. Tony stated "Four of each, but one of my brothers is dead." Near the end of the book Tony was thinking about being raised "with a mercurial father that regularly beat the hell out of his wife and every single one of his five children."
I did like the first 2 books in the boxed set better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And it's another score March 18, 2014
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Love this book Although I would have liked a double wedding at the end. I understand the next book is about the new AGM of the Patriots, but I was almost hoping love for Rex.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 24, 2014
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The book started a little slow.But once it got moving I loved the character's and the story. Will read more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read November 21, 2013
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This is the third book in this series and each one was really great reading. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading to the end. Now I'm heading off to read the fourth book. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional September 26, 2013
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Really loved this series. Hope there is another book coming out in this series. And I will definitely be passing around the names of the books In this series. What a good read :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it June 27, 2013
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V K Sykes does it again! i have loved all these books and look forward to reading anymore that come from her
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More About the Author

V.K. Sykes is really two people - Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and romantic suspense. The second book in their Philadelphia Patriots Series of sports romances won the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest, in the romance category. Vanessa and Randy are also starting a new series of contemporary romances with Grand Central Publishing, out in Feb. 2015. MEET ME AT THE BEACH is the first book in The Seashell Bay Series, which is set on a small, charming, and very lively island off the coast of Maine.

Vanessa also writes award-winning, Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name, and was named by Booklist as one of the "new stars of historical romance." Her latest series, The Renegade Royals, is a national bestseller.

You can find out more about V.K. Sykes at their website at And look for Vanessa's historical romances and her blog at Vanessa also blogs with The Jaunty Quills, a fantastic group of authors like Kristan Higgins and Shana Galen who love to blog about life, their families, writing, and just about anything else you can think of. Please visit them at

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