Fangirl Down Review (Big Shots, #1)

Hello, all!

When you think of sports romances, what's the first thing to pop into your head? Football? Hockey? Probably not golf, right? Well, Tessa Bailey's latest release, Fangirl Down, is here to fix that. Big thanks to the publisher for the copy!

Pub Date: 2-13-24
Adult - Contemporary

To say Josephine Doyle loves golf would be an understatement. Her whole life revolves around the sport. If she's not teeing off herself, she's running her family's pro shop or standing on the sidelines rooting for her favorite player, Wells Whitaker. Because Josephine isn't just a regular fan; she's a proud fangirl. Wells Whitaker was once at the top of his game, but now the bad boy of golf is scraping the bottom of the barrel. The only thing Wells can count on now is the optimistic redhead who's always on the sidelines cheering him on despite his poor swing. But when Wells lashes out, Josephine starts questioning if her faith in the golfer is misplaced.

Determined to return to her good graces, Wells offers Josephine a job as his caddie and a promise to split the prize money with her. Josephine could use the money, so she agrees, and as the pair travel together, they start to form a bond. Suddenly, Wells is winning again, and Josephine is shocked to find a sweet guy under all that gruffness. With their time on the tour winding down, Josephine will need to head back to her real life, but will Wells be able to let her go when the time comes?

Leave it to Tessa Bailey to make golfing hot. I've enjoyed Bailey's recent releases but kept feeling like something was missing, but that wasn't the case here. It had me in a chokehold the entire time. I was giggling and kicking my little feet. I loved the dynamic between Josephine and Wells. She was so bubbly and energetic, while he was surly and hot-headed. Much like Bailey's other male love interests, he had his fair share of "Me, Tarzan. You, Jane" moments, but he was such a simp for Josephine that I almost didn't mind it. Their relationship was very insta-lovey, but I was having such a good time reading it that I didn't care. I'm surprised my glasses didn't fog up with the amount of steam that was in here. I also liked the diabetes representation, as that isn't something I've seen often in romance books. If you're in the mood for a playful, raunchy sports romance, I recommend checking it out.

Rating: 5/5


  1. I’ll pick this up! Lordy she really cranks out books!


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