Tuesday 8 August 2023

Wildcard (Westbrook Elite #5) - Cambria Hebert


Pretty sure I was a serial killer in my past life.

Because karma is kicking my ass in this one.

Everything was copasetic. I was coasting on the wave of life… until a gnarly swell pulled me under, and I washed ashore to a nightmare. A nightmare there was no waking from.

So I packed my shit and moved all the way to the other side of the country—to the only place someone was willing to give me a second chance.

I came to swim, and though I’m on the team, I don’t want to be Elite. These bros are exactly like the ones I left behind, and I’m not stupid enough to get betrayed again.

But then karma shows up and laughs right in my face.

I slept with my coach’s daughter.

Because of course I fucking did.

And though she calls to me like a siren, that night was just a distraction. A one-time thing.

Until she shows up at Daddy’s pool as the assistant coach. Now the very girl I can’t get off my mind is the one just declared off-limits.

Naturally, my heart decides it can’t beat without her jade stare, sassy mouth, and car that cruises so slow it uses a calendar as a speedometer.

Now I’m at the top of Coach’s shit list, and everything I left in Cali comes knocking at my door. With Landry’s safety on the line, I won’t just roll over and take it. This time, I’ll put up a fight.

There’s no telling what I’ll do or how far I’ll go to make sure Landry isn’t punished for standing by my side. When things get dangerous, I know this wildcard can’t play this game alone.

Because even if trusting people doesn’t come easy… loving her does.

   ARC received for an honest review

I am a slacker, and still haven't read the first three books in the Westbrook Elite series, however that did not change my reading enjoyment of Wildcard. 

It is so nice to have a sporting series that is not all about football/baseball/other sports ball /hockey (though I loooove my hockey romance). Plus, swimming is really the only sport I watch when the Olympics are on, so yay for small Speedos haha

It took me a while to really warm up to our guy Rush.  I liked him right away, but I don't know, it felt a bit too much too soon with him and Landry at first.

However as the story progressed and we learned more about him and how he ended up the Westbrook, he really began to to come into his own with me.

I loved the family that Elite has become, the friendships that are growing, and the banter and fun between them all.

I said it after I read WTF, I really, really need to go back and read the first three books in this series.




Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than fifty titles. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. Besides writing, Cambria loves a pumpkin spice latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching K drama until her eyes won’t stay open. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chihuahuas (the real bosses of the house). Cambria has written in many genres, including new adult, sports romance, male/male romance, sci-fi, thriller, suspense, contemporary romance, and young adult. Many of her titles have been translated into foreign languages and have been the recipients of multiple awards.