Sasha Davenport is not only still on the scene, she has her own show, The Sasha Davenport show. The Football Widows Club is still up and running, but now she’s ready to step into some bigger stilettos; reality TV style. While Sasha may be entertaining, she doesn’t have...”
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Sasha Davenport is not only still on the scene, she has her own show, The Sasha Davenport show. The Football Widows Club is still up and running, but now she’s ready to step into some bigger stilettos; reality TV style. While Sasha may be entertaining, she doesn’t have that thing that reality TV is looking for. Determined to get a crew of cameras to follow her all over the place, Sasha has set a plan in motion, and whoever gets hurt just has to deal with it.
Jerri and Jason Nelson are involved in a scandalous divorce. They both are still living in the same residence and doing whatever they can to get under the other’s skin. Jason plays for the Los Angeles Sea Lions and has been unable to keep his marriage vows. Jerri’s jealousy has caused her to act out, and now she’s on house arrest. When a plan backfires, the squabbling pair thinks that maybe it’s time to start over.
Tatyana and Dax Becall have been married for 10 years. They’ve only been in Los Angeles for two years. Tatyana was looking forward to Dax’s transition from being a football player to hopefully co-hosting a football show. She’d seen her share of desperate women, but lately she’d been receiving anonymous letters from a 23-year-old claiming to be Dax’s mistress. At first she didn’t think much of the letters and never told Dax about them. But when her best friend, Pam comes for a visit, she shares them with her. Pam is insistent that they confront Dax. It doesn’t help that Sasha, from the Football Widows Club, is calling her house.
Eliza Carter works in the Sea Lions Public Relations office. Her job is basically to squash rumors, get the players on TV, and help to maintain a positive image. An opportunity arises where she can get two of their players on The Sasha Davenport Show. Poppy McDaniel, her evil boss, is demanding that she makes it happen. While jumping through hoops on both ends, Eliza becomes caught up in Poppy’s scheme.
SIDELINE SCANDAL like its predecessor FOOTBALL WIDOWS is just okay. Tucker knows how to build drama. Readers are expecting fourth and goal, but there are too many penalties. With flags all over the field, the drama fumbles from one character to the other. Just as you get to the 1-yard line expecting a touchdown, you’re blindsided.
This book could’ve been superbowl good. Four characters with arousing storylines, unfortunately, they aren’t taking place simultaneously. Parts of the story are happening, while others have days in between, which make the story awkward. Lying, cheating, conniving, and jealousy attract you, but as the story draws to an end, Tucker switches to telling instead of showing. After being invested for 300 pages, you want to understand the who, what, when, where, why, and how. Instead, you feel as if you’re on the losing side.
Reviewed by: Crystal ”