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If you've ever had a steamy one-night stand with a British football player and then find yourself pregnant with his baby, you know how Lia Ward feels. To be fair, Lia didn't know who Jude McAllister was when they met. Across the ocean for a semester studying for her master's program, all she knows is that she's a little lonely and he's very charming, even as they have an If you've ever had a steamy one-night stand with a British football player and then find yourself pregnant with his baby, you know how Lia Ward feels. To be fair, Lia didn't know who Jude McAllister was when they met. Across the ocean for a semester studying for her master's program, all she knows is that she's a little lonely and he's very charming, even as they have an epically sexy argument about which type of football is superior. In Jude's mind, shagging the feisty American girl is exactly what he needs. He’s been fighting the clock of his long-standing football career and the younger players primed to take his position. Proving that he can feel like his old self again—something he's been trying to do with everyone in his life—should be easier after blowing off steam with Lia. But oh baby, when a plus sign pops up on Lia's pregnancy test, that 'one night' becomes a whole lot more. Now Lia and Jude have to navigate their impossible-to-ignore chemistry, and prepare for the parenting game, something neither of them know how to play.


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If you've ever had a steamy one-night stand with a British football player and then find yourself pregnant with his baby, you know how Lia Ward feels. To be fair, Lia didn't know who Jude McAllister was when they met. Across the ocean for a semester studying for her master's program, all she knows is that she's a little lonely and he's very charming, even as they have an If you've ever had a steamy one-night stand with a British football player and then find yourself pregnant with his baby, you know how Lia Ward feels. To be fair, Lia didn't know who Jude McAllister was when they met. Across the ocean for a semester studying for her master's program, all she knows is that she's a little lonely and he's very charming, even as they have an epically sexy argument about which type of football is superior. In Jude's mind, shagging the feisty American girl is exactly what he needs. He’s been fighting the clock of his long-standing football career and the younger players primed to take his position. Proving that he can feel like his old self again—something he's been trying to do with everyone in his life—should be easier after blowing off steam with Lia. But oh baby, when a plus sign pops up on Lia's pregnancy test, that 'one night' becomes a whole lot more. Now Lia and Jude have to navigate their impossible-to-ignore chemistry, and prepare for the parenting game, something neither of them know how to play.

30 review for Floored

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phuong ✯

    Floored is the third standalone book in the Ward Family series. This book is following Lia Ward while she is studying at Oxford for a semester. When a one nightstand with a hot british football player turns into an accidental pregnancy, things are getting interesting. I'll try to keep it short. I like to read the Ward Family series because of the Ward family. Who knows me, knows close-knitted family/friends groups are my ✨ kryptonite ✨. I really liked Logan and Paige story in The Marriage Effect Floored is the third standalone book in the Ward Family series. This book is following Lia Ward while she is studying at Oxford for a semester. When a one nightstand with a hot british football player turns into an accidental pregnancy, things are getting interesting. I'll try to keep it short. I like to read the Ward Family series because of the Ward family. Who knows me, knows close-knitted family/friends groups are my ✨ kryptonite ✨. I really liked Logan and Paige story in The Marriage Effect and have been following the Ward family since then. They'll always give me this cozy and comfy feeling with how much they love and support each other. Who doesn't like to read about that? While I do love the family aspects and all the side characters in this series, I'm not entirely sold on the romance between the main characters. It's usually just fine for me. Fine is not bad, fine is not good, it's okay. Therefore 3 stars are justified. Reading is a subjective experience. Sometimes you see chemistry when other's don't see it at all and vise versa. Karla's approach for romance is the more realistic one if you don't count the rich athlethic Heroes. That works for a lot of people. I need something more extraordinary and memorable, but do take it with a grain of salt, cause I'm pretty picky when it comes to my books. 🙈 Lia and Jude's first meeting was great. The banter, the chemistry, everything clicked but with each chapter I felt their chemistry less and less. I didn't really like their separation in the second half of the book and how they each handled it, because the distance between them, indirectly created a distance for me towards them. I was looking forward more to the Lia with her sisters and Loganpaige scenes than anything else. Another thing I realized is that Karla Sorensen's heroes all sound the same to me. Unproblematic white boys who are professional athlethes. Change the name and the profession and you'll get a broody guy with lowkey self-esteem issues. Noah, Bauer and now Jude. They all fall in the same category and I can't really distinguish their POVs. Karla Sorensen does a better job with the heroines, cause with them I feel like they have different personalities. The little snippet at the end of the book with Isabel and her love interest sounds interesting. From all the Ward sisters, I was intrigued by Isabel the most. Not holding my breath for the romance tho cause the guy is again an athlete who seems pretty broody. He has a kid tho and I love single dad trope so let's see. 👀 "The Wards are like their own gang. We'll defend each other to the death, and once you're in," she said ominously, "you can never get out." Would recommend this series for people who like to follow a very close family and each of the member. Each book has a sweet romance and follows a pretty similar pattern. WARD FAMILY SERIES #1 Focused – 3.5 stars #2 Faked – 3 stars #3 Floored – 3.25 stars #4 Forbidden – tbr

  2. 5 out of 5

    mila

    What to expect here: ⚽ one night stand turned into unexpected pregnancy ⚽ the wild twin in a new country ⚽ a swoon-worthy british football player ⚽ 9-year age gap ⚽ two characters with so much emotional baggage that I don't know if I should hug them or schedule a therapist appointment for them ⚽ one of the purest, cutest and funniest family dynamics ever because the Wards are THAT family for me ❝ I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whate What to expect here: ⚽ one night stand turned into unexpected pregnancy ⚽ the wild twin in a new country ⚽ a swoon-worthy british football player ⚽ 9-year age gap ⚽ two characters with so much emotional baggage that I don't know if I should hug them or schedule a therapist appointment for them ⚽ one of the purest, cutest and funniest family dynamics ever because the Wards are THAT family for me ❝ I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whatever hope I've found for the rest of my life started with you. ❞ 4.5 stars || "Floored" is the third installment in The Ward Sisters Series and follows Lia, the wild and adventurous twin who jumped right into studying for a semester abroad when her idol invited her there, though she didn't count on the loneliness that being away from her loud and numerous family made her feel. Jude McAllister is a famous British soccer player, but his career has seen better days. They were both at their lowest when they met in a pub on a rainy afternoon and the attraction was instantaneous, so much so that a baby was made 🤷🏻‍♀️ oops. I loved Lia. From the other books you could see how she was the extroverted side of this set of twins, and she was this but also much more. Like her sisters, she too was scarred by her mom's actions and showed it in her own way; avoiding all kinds of problems and doubting herself at times. I liked her humor in times of crisis, how she faced the consequences of her actions and how she was always aware of her family's love and support for her, as well as how mature she was when things with Jude went downhill. Jude was a bit harder to crack because despite knowing what was going on in his life through his POV, he really took his sweet time to fully let Lia in and get his head out of his ass, but he was actually a very charming, sweet and romantic character from the very beginning. As for the romance it was just a lot of chemistry and sexual tension in the beginning because duh, one night stand. But once the baby bomb was dropped and they got to know each other there were a lot of soft and domestic moments. There was a bit of angst as well mostly provided by Jude saying some things to Lia even when he knew he was hurting her, but the reconciliation and the epilogue made it all worth it in the end. Also, special mention to the Ward family as always because this time their conversations made me shed a few tears. Logan and Paige are literally the best parents and the sister relationship between the girls is everything. I loved how this had a lot of funny moments - mostly because of Paige's comments - but also how emotional it was, especially Logan's reactions as an older brother and father figure to Lia. AND ISABEL! WE ARE FINALLY CLOSER TO HER BOOK! I've been drawn to her since the beginning of her relationship with Paige on "The Marriage effect" so I thoroughly enjoyed her spotlight here and can't wait to read what problems her book will bring! From the beginning we could see that she's the one with the most mommy issues and I bet that's gonna explode here, besides her li being her new boss? and single parent trope? I'M SO READY FOR 2020 TO END AND SO WE CAN FINALLY HAVE HER'S BOOK. I already loved her, she's the tough character in this series so I'm ready to see her vulnerable side and protect her from all evil. ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zain: The Avid Reader

    3.5 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    bruna

    "I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whatever hope I've found for the rest of my life started with you." If you know me, then you probably know I’m a sucker for the accidental pregnancy trope. When I found Lia’s book was going to have that exact trope, I was beyond excited because I knew Karla Sorensen would not disappoint. Once again, she wrote an amazing romance with complex characters dealing with real-life problems in the most hone "I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whatever hope I've found for the rest of my life started with you." If you know me, then you probably know I’m a sucker for the accidental pregnancy trope. When I found Lia’s book was going to have that exact trope, I was beyond excited because I knew Karla Sorensen would not disappoint. Once again, she wrote an amazing romance with complex characters dealing with real-life problems in the most honest way. Lia is now finishing her master's and writing a research paper in Oxford because she never quite figured out what she should do for a career. After spending all this time struggling with finding her own path, she decides to ignore her problems with the new guy who rocked her world after a one-night stand. However, Lia soon discovers that her problems will not go away unless she faces them head-on. Lia’s growth throughout the book was incredible and it gave me that optimistic feeling that everything works out in the end. When Jude met Lia, he was always on the edge because he was worried he would lose his beloved career as a soccer player. Besides that, he had a terrible relationship with his parents because they have never supported his choices and that left a toll on him. Jude had no clue on how to navigate those feelings and ended up making wrong choices that hurt Lia, but especially himself. One thing I loved about his arc was that not only he owned up to his mistakes, but also searched for help to be better to those he loved. Seeing a male character seeking therapy should be more common in NA books and I’m glad Karla approached this subject so beautifully in this book. As for the romance, I think even people who dislike the accidental pregnancy trope will love "Floored". At least for me, it was clear that Jude and Lia ended up together because they loved each other and not because they felt obligated. They didn’t just found out they were going to have a baby and lived happily ever after. On the contrary, Lia and Jude had to suffer, grow, and learn a lot before they realized the connection they shared was real and worth fighting for. Besides the whole grown-up stuff, Lia and Jude were just cute AF! Their first meeting was intense and explosive so there was no way it would end as a simple one-night stand. I liked how there were no games between them and that they were both crazy for each other. Jude was so soft and protective over Lia and their future children. He would literally do anything to be with them and be the partner and father they both deserved. Ugh, I wish I had a Jude in my life. Last, but most definitely not least, can we talk about how the Wards are the best family out there? Lia’s interactions with her sister throughout the book were so precious, funny, and important. Even though all the sisters are different, they are each other’s biggest supporters no matter what. Their scenes were amazing, of course, but what absolutely killed me in this book was Logan’s reaction to Lia’s pregnancy. I already knew he was an amazing brother/father to her, but after this book, there are simply NO WORDS to describe how perfect he is. Paige’s freak-outs about being a grandma were also amusing as hell. Some of the family scenes even made me cry because I’m so attached to this fictional family it’s not even funny lol I highly recommend “Floored” if you love romances with a sweet couple expecting a baby, lots of character development, and a perfect family that will make everything a little bit better. After reading the Washington Wolves and the Ward sisters series this year, now I know I’ll read anything Karla Sorensen writes. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melanie (mells_view)

    "The back and forth of the game is what makes it so beautiful," Floored was such a sweet and emotional read. I always think I’ll get through a story about a Ward sister without crying, and it hasn’t happened quite yet. I just love that family. Lia and Jude do their love story all backwards, but somehow it works for them. Of course there’s some angst, there usually is with unexpected pregnancy trope, but honestly the way these two just go together was perfect to me. I did get a little sad at how s "The back and forth of the game is what makes it so beautiful," Floored was such a sweet and emotional read. I always think I’ll get through a story about a Ward sister without crying, and it hasn’t happened quite yet. I just love that family. Lia and Jude do their love story all backwards, but somehow it works for them. Of course there’s some angst, there usually is with unexpected pregnancy trope, but honestly the way these two just go together was perfect to me. I did get a little sad at how some things in their relationship worked or didn’t, but overall I loved this couple and their story!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    Ohmygosh. This was soooooo good! Absolutely delicious! A sweet, sexy romance that felt decadent and swoony and the perfect amount of emotional. I recently acknowledged that I think I have a thing for surprise baby tropes and this just confirms it: I definitely have a thing for surprise baby tropes. I was hooked on Lia and Jude's story from the flirty, fun meet-cute. Their banter was the exact sort of snappy, smart, laced-with-heat kind that I'm a sucker for, every time. Their chemistry fired up i Ohmygosh. This was soooooo good! Absolutely delicious! A sweet, sexy romance that felt decadent and swoony and the perfect amount of emotional. I recently acknowledged that I think I have a thing for surprise baby tropes and this just confirms it: I definitely have a thing for surprise baby tropes. I was hooked on Lia and Jude's story from the flirty, fun meet-cute. Their banter was the exact sort of snappy, smart, laced-with-heat kind that I'm a sucker for, every time. Their chemistry fired up immediately and I was on board, every step of the way. Things moved very quickly in this story, but I never felt like it was at the expense of anything. I loved the way that Lia and Jude's romance blossomed. I loved how they adjusted the speed of things to suit their needs (even when it kinda sorta broke my heart). I loved their aching tenderness and their honest communication and their sweet sweet adoration of each other. Also? I love the Ward family so much. It's an extra layer of goodness (in this veritable sea of goodness). I laughed at their plucky and overbearing communication style and the fierce way they supported each other. It's so authentic and emotionally satisfying to read. The dynamic of this motley bunch might be the real MVP of this series. Though, that's taking nothing away from the bewitching chemistry between Jude and Lia (and their own little family dynamic). My heart fluttered and flipped and filling to bursting over their sweetly satisfying story. I loved it. This whole thing. It's the whole package and it was absolutely fantastic. And I'm so thrilled that there is another story to come! ~ Shelly, 5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    archer➶chapter

    The parental abandonment issue is real. This book had me crying when I hit almost 90% marks I truly didn't expect that coming. I'm just a sensitive bitch at heart so bear with me. I truly anticipated Lia's book because apparently, when everyone is drooling about Isabel and her retired MMA love interest and a single daddy I was just there thinking who is Lia going to be paired up with. Somehow there are things about Lia that I love more than the rest. She might have a twin sister, Claire but ever The parental abandonment issue is real. This book had me crying when I hit almost 90% marks I truly didn't expect that coming. I'm just a sensitive bitch at heart so bear with me. I truly anticipated Lia's book because apparently, when everyone is drooling about Isabel and her retired MMA love interest and a single daddy I was just there thinking who is Lia going to be paired up with. Somehow there are things about Lia that I love more than the rest. She might have a twin sister, Claire but ever since I read The Marriage Effect , I already know they kind of trouble Lia is. While Molly somehow is almost similar to Paige (less fun, unfortunately), Isabel is the intimidating one, Claire is the sweet and demure one, Lia is more of a chaotic mess. Her and Claire might've been the daredevils when they were kids but Lia is definitely the evil one. The one who would always pull off this crazy and hilarious pranks and provoke Claire to do it to Paige together just to test her how long she will stay. Growing up, she's still this kind of person who doesn't plan about future that much. She knows what she wants and just go for it without thinking too much what's going to happen next. Until she got pregnant not long after she arrived in England the day she met Jude in his brother's pub. I was like, Wow must've been so great getting a British dick not long after you arrive the country especially when you don't even plan on getting one but then there's a baby on the go and I decided to take my words back. Especially when your baby daddy also has parental abandonment issue just like you and he's a famous football player. The way I implied it sounds like "Shoot! Here comes trouble." - well that's technically true but I also like surprise pregnancy especially with people who still couldn't decide about future and then the unplanned baby coming who is not a part of the future that you've visioned so soon and then you come into a realization that you need to pick shit up and set your priorities. Thankfully this book doesn't deal with an asshole man ✔ and it is also not dealing with complicated fucked up world ✔ despite both Jude and Lia having abandoment issues since they were a kid (Lia) and a teenager (Jude). Plus don't we all love a kind of Hero where he doesn't stick his dick around just because he's a professional athelete because I do. When I read the kind of slice of life romantic comedy I expect nothing less for my men. I already have trust issues with them in real life do you think I would prefer an STD walking for my fictional men too? My fictional men also need to have standards! Anyway. The first meeting with Lia and Jude were cute because damn I do love a footballer and some football education, the OG ones okay. The one that is basically played by foot. The whole time Jude telling Lia about how exciting football game is and teaching her football is kinda fun and from that moment I'm already rooting for the man. Lia is Lia. She's all sass and chaotic mess. I love her blunt honesty too she just say whatever she wants to say. Giving Jude attitude but in their first meeting and all. I enjoy their first-meeting banter. Then you know what happened after that. She got unplanned pregnancy and Jude giving the girl the kind of response where women would say "Men" and just shaking their heads, Lia telling him to fuck off and they finally come into the situation where they need to think this more in a mature way for the sake of the baby. The main problem definitely goes to their [honorable mention] abandoment issues and how they were hiding that from each other even when they were also trying to get to know each other. Jude, mainly, he tried so hard to avoid the topic because during even during his prime careers his parents never attended one of his match. Not even trying to make an effort to. While Lia, if you read any of Karla's book you'll know why but long story short after her father died, her mom basically dropped her and her other 3 sister's on Logan, her half-brother doorstep because she was basically too young to be miserable by taking care of 4 kids. Abandonment issues are truly a bitch. When the small, yes small conflict kinda arose and they realized both of them need to get their head straight and think selflessly because right now their life is involved with a future baby they decided to be separate from each other for awhile to rethink what they need and have to do. But those separation didn't came out bad because both of them are still in contact like sending text messages and doing FaceTime to see the bump growth and both are definitely celibate. Karla wouldn't go that far and make them as fuck up as possible, me thinks. I love the idea of this selfless love because I learn that real love shouldn't have to hurt like shit you know? I mean yes, there would be moments where you need to reflect from what you did wrong but you wouldn't have to endure pain all the time just because you love them. Those kind of realistic relationship won't be boring if both partners are active and supportive instead of passive. Jude also make an effort during those time where they separated and went to talk theraphist because EXACTLY. Go fix your shit on your own and talk to a fucking therapist. I also adore the Wards family so much. My love started from Logan and Paige because their book is the only book that's worth reading on Washington Wolves and how they raised all these Ward sisters gremlins until they grow up being fine as hell women. I love no matter how far they are from each other they would still give the undying support so their presence are never gone. Logan is also one of the best and most supportive male character to ever exist! The way he step up not only becoming a brother but also a father figure to the Ward sister. BEST MAN LITERALLY. Love how every Ward sisters would always say to their future niece or nephew that each of them are the favorite aunt. GAH!!!! Books with a good family dynamic is never not my favorite. They will always have my heart. I cried when the book hit almost 90% I didn't expect myself to cry at 9 am in the morning what the heck literally. So far the book in the series didn't really give me that buzz. I didn't like the first book, sadly no matter how good the family dynamic was. The second one was a little bit too unbelievable because not that it's insta-lovey the couple fell in love in the span of 5 days. This one though? Was a good read for me. I was hooked the moment I read it. I didn't have a slight boring moment because Karla's book could come up pretty boring at times especially when her sex scenes would come up fade to black and not that steamy - but I enjoy this one somehow. I just love that they're have issues so there is a distinct relationship bulding and character development of both characters. I agree this book might not be everyone's cup of tea just like most of my faves in every book series anyway. While it wasn't, I could come and collect my underrated babies and give them the biggest amount of love!

  8. 4 out of 5

    jordane

    "I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whatever hope I've found for the rest of my life started with you. I know how closed-off I was, how selfish I've been, and reparations begin now. If it takes you a month, a year, two years, for you to trust what we have, I'll wait." Lia Ward is going to England for a semester as part of her master’s program. Excited by this big opportunity, Lia’s first few weeks in England are proving to be difficul "I don't know what I did to deserve finding you that night because you were the catalyst, Lia. Whatever hope I've found for the rest of my life started with you. I know how closed-off I was, how selfish I've been, and reparations begin now. If it takes you a month, a year, two years, for you to trust what we have, I'll wait." Lia Ward is going to England for a semester as part of her master’s program. Excited by this big opportunity, Lia’s first few weeks in England are proving to be difficult as she misses her family and feels lonely. With the help of Claire, her twin, she is fully ready to make the most of this experience abroad and decides to finish one of her sightseeing days in a pub. She never expected to have a one-night stand with a charming and swoon-worthy British football player, let alone ending up pregnant with his baby! I fell in love with the Ward family while reading the Washington Wolves series over a year ago, I enjoyed Molly and Claire’s books a lot and was very excited to read Lia’s, especially with all those teasers. I love it when the unexpected pregnancy trope is thrown into a story and as for Floored, it was very well written and so enjoyable to read. I was immersed in Lia and Jude’s story from start to finish, it was so cute, soft, sweet, angsty, heartwarming and so much more. Jude was so charming and flirty with Lia, their relationship was beautiful and they had so many cute moments, but also had crazy chemistry. Once again, the Ward family stole the show, I always liked all their moments, but enjoyed them even more in this book. The fact that Lia was abroad and away from the rest of her family made me love their moments even more, they were more emotional, cuter and funnier and even made me shed a few tears. I seriously love this family so much and never want their story to stop being told. Lia Ward moves to England for a semester for her master’s program. She is excited about the whole experience, but her first few weeks there are a bit difficult as she feels lonely and misses her family a lot. She is determined and serious about her studies and ready to make the most of it while trying not to think too much about the future which tends to make her very stressed. Meeting Jude and ending up pregnant with his baby will turn her English experience upside down, but she can count on him and her family’s support. Jude McAllister is a British professional footballer and like Lia, he is very passionate about what he does. However, his career is threatened by younger players in the team and the league, so he is also scarred about his professional future. Unlike Lia, he doesn’t have a supportive family. He isn’t really on speaking terms with his brother and parents as they don’t support and respect his career choice. The idea of becoming a father scares him, just like the idea of becoming a mother for Lia, because of what has happened with their parents in their respective pasts. But together they are willing to give all their love to their baby and will support their child in whatever he or she will want to do. When Lia and Jude met in that bar, the instant attraction was mutual, they were very flirty and had a good night with each other which led Lia to unexpectedly get pregnant. They like each other and Jude wants to be involved in the pregnancy, so they decide to continue spending time together. Lia and Jude don’t want to define their relationship or think too much about the future, they just want to get to know each other better without setting any rules. They are there to support each other and this is how their relationship will evolve while Lia is in England. The chemistry between them was palpable and they had so many cute, steamy and domestic moments together and I loved the way their relationship slowly evolved throughout the story. Their feelings for each other were growing, but they didn’t really talk about it with each other. Lia and Jude also kept other things from each other such as their family situation, especially for Jude and it will weaken their relationship. Lia doesn’t know that Jude has such a bad relationship with his parents and when she found out, she panicked a lot and they decided to spend time apart from each other. This separation is going to be difficult for both of them, but it will also let them think more about this whole situation which they didn’t really do when they were together. Lia and Jude will realize how important they are to each other. They care about each other, want to be together and build a family with their future child. Apart from each other, Lia and Jude finally understand how deep their feelings are for each other and how they want to be in a real relationship. What I also liked - The Ward family: All the Ward family moments, whether it’s between Lia and her sisters or Paige and Logan or between all the family members in general, go a long way to explaining why I love this series so much. They are always so supportive of each other and always here for one another that it’s impossible not to fall in love with them. Best family ever <3 - Isabel and Aiden teaser: Isabel has always been my favorite Ward sister and when that mysterious MMA fighter was mentioned in Focused, I really wanted them to end up together. The second epilogue got me so excited for their book and I love the single parent trope a lot. Isabel and Aiden are going to serve so bad! Overall Floored was a great and beautifully written story. I loved the development of Lia and Jude’s relationship and the way they supported each other and dealt with their problems was so pleasant to read! They are definitely one of my favorite couples and books from Karla Sorensen and I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Ward family and to read Isabel’s book in June! Arc kindly provided by the author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review — blog review ✧

  9. 4 out of 5

    Izzie d

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Good story. Heroine of this book is twin sister of heroine in previous book. I don't think it overly matters if this is your first book in the series but there are conversations with previous characters from previous books. Non man-whore Hero. Neither are virgins. ONS resulting in pregnancy. The couple meet feel an instant physical chemistry but also connect over snark of British football versus Americans calling it soccer. During brief time of ONS and her telling him she's pregnant, it's a month I thi Good story. Heroine of this book is twin sister of heroine in previous book. I don't think it overly matters if this is your first book in the series but there are conversations with previous characters from previous books. Non man-whore Hero. Neither are virgins. ONS resulting in pregnancy. The couple meet feel an instant physical chemistry but also connect over snark of British football versus Americans calling it soccer. During brief time of ONS and her telling him she's pregnant, it's a month I think, both are busy with work/career. His past ' "Don't get me wrong, my brother hasn't dated anyone of consequence in years. And even when he did, back when he was first in the league, it was exactly the kind of woman he shouldn't have been with. They fawned over him, and it just ... it didn't help keep his feet on the ground. And Jude struggles as it is to do anything else with life beyond football, so people like that make it worse."' No intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine. No other woman or man drama. No cheating or flirting with anyone else. HEA. Epilogue.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tzelina

    3 🌟 It was good enough!

  11. 5 out of 5

    zaira

    tropes: sports (football) romance, unexpected pregnancy, age gap Lia Ward is finally in the UK for her a semester but she finds herself spending her free time alone and missing home. A chance encounter at a pub has her meeting Jude McAllister, a British football player — but Lia didn’t know that. After spending a night together, they part ways and return to their own busy schedules. About a month later, Lia finds out she is pregnant and so she decides to meet up with him again. After the initial s tropes: sports (football) romance, unexpected pregnancy, age gap Lia Ward is finally in the UK for her a semester but she finds herself spending her free time alone and missing home. A chance encounter at a pub has her meeting Jude McAllister, a British football player — but Lia didn’t know that. After spending a night together, they part ways and return to their own busy schedules. About a month later, Lia finds out she is pregnant and so she decides to meet up with him again. After the initial shock, they spend time getting to know each other better. I get why Lia caught Jude's attention. Jude's life was filled with other people's expectations from him, but Lia came into his life without any expectations from him. For Jude, it felt like a moment of respite. I honestly loved their initial meeting in the book. The chemistry was SO GOOD. Why the 3 stars? Eventually, Lia comes to the realization later on that in the time they spent together, they barely talked about "the important stuff", as she’d call it. That’s what their relationship felt like to me for the most part. At first I was even wondering why I wasn't getting attached with the couple, but then Lia herself pointed that out and gave me the answer. I guess I was looking for more communication considering their relationship and how there's more on the line than just the two of them. I admire how Lia was mature in handling everything that happened, and that she also knew she had to walk away for a while. The time they spent apart felt needed for their own growth so I felt even more hopeful after seeing their relationship in the latter part once they've reunited. For me, the Ward family outshined Lia and Jude’s relationship in this book. Every single one of them (Logan, Paige, Claire, Molly, Isabel, even Emmett) had their own moments with Lia despite her being away from home for the most part of the book. Their dynamic will always be a favorite and I still highly recommend this series (+ Washington Wolves!). ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ♡tanaz♡

    I really wanted to like this since I freaking adore the Ward family, however, this story fell flat for me. I couldn't connect with Jude as a person he came across as a man-child to me. I loved Lia and her sisters sooo much (Molly and Claire had the better stories sorry not sorry). Jude just doesn't compare to the standards set by Logan, Noah, and Bauer. I seriously thought Lia would have a friends to lovers theme with Finn or maybe the unplanned pregnancy plot but with a hot professor from her t I really wanted to like this since I freaking adore the Ward family, however, this story fell flat for me. I couldn't connect with Jude as a person he came across as a man-child to me. I loved Lia and her sisters sooo much (Molly and Claire had the better stories sorry not sorry). Jude just doesn't compare to the standards set by Logan, Noah, and Bauer. I seriously thought Lia would have a friends to lovers theme with Finn or maybe the unplanned pregnancy plot but with a hot professor from her time at Oxford instead??? Anything but this borefest lmao. *Le sigh* That said, I'm deffo looking forward to Isabel's book! Falling for your hot older boss who also happens to be a single parent? YES PLEASE!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile

    I love this family so freaking hard! Next book June 2021😭 Review to come

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lori R.

    Bloody hell, this was good! I could not wait for Lia’s story. I knew it was going to be good. And the author did not disappoint. This well-written, age gap romance is one I didn’t want to put down. You know those stories you read, that hook their claws into you right away and don’t let you go? Yeah, that was this story. The author brings so much emotion to the pages. I could feel everything. The Ward Family. Need I say more? They have got to be one of my favorite fictional families. I so wish they Bloody hell, this was good! I could not wait for Lia’s story. I knew it was going to be good. And the author did not disappoint. This well-written, age gap romance is one I didn’t want to put down. You know those stories you read, that hook their claws into you right away and don’t let you go? Yeah, that was this story. The author brings so much emotion to the pages. I could feel everything. The Ward Family. Need I say more? They have got to be one of my favorite fictional families. I so wish they were real. I feel so happy and at home when I’m reading about them. Lia is one of the twins, the wild one, in the family, and she is in England studying for her master’s program. One rainy night, she ends up in a bar and meets a sexy, swoony British man. His name is Jude, and he’s a professional football player, unbeknownst to her. The chemistry between these two - oh my goodness. The sparks, the sizzles...they were everything together! Let the feels begin! Jude is 31, Lia is 22. But you would never guess that. Lia, who has been through so much, is wise beyond her 22 years. She’s smart with a good head on her shoulders. But she wants just one night of passion and fun and to let loose. Jude is thrilled to meet an American girl who hasn’t a clue who he is. One night of fun won’t hurt anything or anyone, right? But wait...OOPSIE. An accidental pregnancy happens, making this story that much more interesting, highly entertaining, and full of many powerful and emotional moments. The banter had me smiling, the passion left me breathless, and Lia & Jude stole my heart. This was another EXCELLENT story in this fabulous series!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nas

    omg accidental pregnancy trope??? pls i adore this already

  16. 5 out of 5

    PP's Bookshelf

    Karla Sorensen nailed the angsty and steamy feels once again in Floored. This unique sports romance was full of intense emotions and all consuming romance goodness. She never fails to bring out the best and the worst in me with her brilliant writing. Lia has come to England to do a special semester with renowned English Literature Professor. Foreign country. Strange people. So far away from home comfort and family love. She meets football superstar Jude MacAllister at a bar on a rainy evening. O Karla Sorensen nailed the angsty and steamy feels once again in Floored. This unique sports romance was full of intense emotions and all consuming romance goodness. She never fails to bring out the best and the worst in me with her brilliant writing. Lia has come to England to do a special semester with renowned English Literature Professor. Foreign country. Strange people. So far away from home comfort and family love. She meets football superstar Jude MacAllister at a bar on a rainy evening. One night of scorching hot passion. But then she finds out that she is pregnant. She and Jude both has lots of issues from their past. They are not exactly relationship material. Can they be together and build a life? This story has so many layers. Lia is such a smart and compassionate and fierce girl. Going to a foreign country, snagging a lifetime opportunity with a renowned professor, loving her family and even loving Jude and her baby with loyalty and unconditional dedication. But she is partly stuck in past and avoids the serious things coming with a relationship. Jude didn't have any better luck with his parents while growing up and making his dreams come true. Well I am ENRAGED with his parents. I wanted to give them a good dressing down for their narrow minded and unsupportive and uncaring ways. It's a miracle that Jude has turned out to be the sweetest, kindest and most charming man. He is PERFECT. So dreamy, so gorgeous, so sexy...They do have an electrifying chemistry but they needed to sort own hearts first. It was a bitter sweet journey with the most fitting epic ending. It was emotional and heartaching and heartbreaking and angsty..so many feels! And meeting the Ward family was such a pleasure. I just love them. Love is a journey and Karla Sorensen made it a memorable one. It was raw and sweet and adorable and all kinds of angsty. I reviewed an early copy voluntarily

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Amy

    Oh how I loved Jude and Lia’s story! I cannot get enough of the Ward sisters and this story drew me in from the very first page. The chemistry and connection between Lia and Jude was magnetic and instant. Starting with their flirty banter and playful jabs to their sexy hookup that ends up in an accidental pregnancy. Lia is an American college graduate that has just accepted a rare opportunity to study at Oxford University in England for one semester in their English Literature Program. Being so Oh how I loved Jude and Lia’s story! I cannot get enough of the Ward sisters and this story drew me in from the very first page. The chemistry and connection between Lia and Jude was magnetic and instant. Starting with their flirty banter and playful jabs to their sexy hookup that ends up in an accidental pregnancy. Lia is an American college graduate that has just accepted a rare opportunity to study at Oxford University in England for one semester in their English Literature Program. Being so far away from her huge family she is feeling slightly out of place and lonelier than she expected. There is so much I loved about Lia. She is beautiful, passionate, smart and has a bold, fierce attitude. I love all the Wards but the special connection she has with her twin sister, Claire I adored. Jude is a professional footballer. He is gorgeous, funny and has the sweetest heart. I LOVED him and he was the perfect man for Lia. When it comes to his family he is the complete opposite of Lia and was slightly overwhelmed by the Wards. His parents have caused some real emotional scars and my heart squeezed for him and the pain he carries because of them. The Ward family hold a special place in my heart and just when I think I can’t love them anymore they rally and provide nothing but unconditional, loving support. Although there were many bumps in the road, the journey Lia and Jude travel was beautiful and written perfectly for them. Karla has delivered another phenomenal story that gave me all the feels. I adore the heart and passion that she pours into her stories and this one was no exception. *Advanced reader copy received in exchange of an honest review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Seline

    2.5 stars

  19. 5 out of 5

    mlovestoread

    I loved this book so much! Floored was beautifully written, emotional and a heartwarming read that I entirely enjoyed reading! Lia and Jude were such amazing characters and the two of them together were everything! I loved them so, so much! I loved seeing more of Ward’s, one of my all-time favorite fictional families, and I can'tcan’tcan’t wait for Isabel's book!! ✨ I loved this book so much! Floored was beautifully written, emotional and a heartwarming read that I entirely enjoyed reading! Lia and Jude were such amazing characters and the two of them together were everything! I loved them so, so much! I loved seeing more of Ward’s, one of my all-time favorite fictional families, and I can'tcan’tcan’t wait for Isabel's book!! ✨

  20. 5 out of 5

    gilda

    an accidental pregnancy, an age gap, a british football player, AND the ward family? all i need to be happy rtc

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Claypot_Reads

    I was super duper lucky and got to read Floored extra early. I have to say that this book is everything & a scone with jam & cream on top!! Lia is the smart, kind little sister everybody wants & Jude is the romance hero every reader deserves. I FLOVE him 🥰 It’s the kind of book that made me smile like a dope, cry like a baby and swoon like a love sick loon. All the English countryside stars for this awesomeness. It’s getting one of my rare 6 stars... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I received an arc of this book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeeves Reads Romance

    This opens with the kind of magnetic chemistry that makes you want to clear your schedule and dive in for a full day of reading. I loved that immediate connection, and it kicked off a great first half to this unexpected pregnancy romance. The storyline is a mix of light, sexy, and emotional, leading with the sweet before slowly transitioning into the angsty. And while the back half took some of the sparkle out of this romance, I understood the transition and appreciate the depth it gives this ot This opens with the kind of magnetic chemistry that makes you want to clear your schedule and dive in for a full day of reading. I loved that immediate connection, and it kicked off a great first half to this unexpected pregnancy romance. The storyline is a mix of light, sexy, and emotional, leading with the sweet before slowly transitioning into the angsty. And while the back half took some of the sparkle out of this romance, I understood the transition and appreciate the depth it gives this otherwise heartwarming read. There's a focus on family in all its forms, and it will tug on your heartstrings in a big way. The story follows Lia, an American college grad who is spending a semester in England while working on her master's degree. Lia's not sure what she wants to do with her life, and is feeling a little lost and alone when she heads to a cozy pub in town. It's there that she meets Jude, a sexy, mysterious British guy who has his own reasons for seeking out the comfort of easy conversation with a stranger. Their banter soon leads to one steamy night together, and just as these two are figuring out if there will ever be more to them than that... Lia discovers that she's pregnant. The unexpected pregnancy changes the course of their whole relationship, so Lia and Jude have to figure out if they're ready for any of what will happen next. I loved how natural it all felt. These two are both a little lost and broken, each with things on their mind that led them to act out of character. And while spending a night with a stranger is easy, co-parenting with someone who lives across the globe is anything but. So they're forced to dig deeper and get to know each other on a level they probably wouldn't have otherwise. Through it all, the chemistry shines through. I loved these two together - so much of their relationship just made complete sense, and it was really something special to see how they fit. This was easily a 5-star read in the first half - light, and sweet, and a little swoonworthy, with just a bit of trouble brewing beneath the surface. The back half... well, the back half is bumpier. I didn't love it in the same way, and yet I also understand why it needed to happen the way it did. This one will put you through a range of emotions, and I loved the character growth that happens. It's family-focused with appearances by each of Lia's siblings, and while this easily stands on its own, fans of the author are in for a treat. I'm absolutely looking forward to more from the series - and am very intrigued by the tease we get at the end. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this unexpected pregnancy/sports romance.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    Floored is the third book in by Karla Sorensen’s Ward Family series. Lia Ward is a serious student with some serious goals, she goes in U.K for semester studying for her master's program. I admired how dedicated she was, same goes for Jude McAllister. He is a football player and he loves playing football. He’s sweet, fun-loving and an all around good guy. When they see each other, they know there is something special there. That one night between them changes everything for the both of them. Their Floored is the third book in by Karla Sorensen’s Ward Family series. Lia Ward is a serious student with some serious goals, she goes in U.K for semester studying for her master's program. I admired how dedicated she was, same goes for Jude McAllister. He is a football player and he loves playing football. He’s sweet, fun-loving and an all around good guy. When they see each other, they know there is something special there. That one night between them changes everything for the both of them. Their lives take a huge turn and they are left to deal with it together. Lia and Jude had me hooked right out the gate. I loved their domestic scenes, they are just so lovable. Besides the love story - I loved the family dynamic and the warmth and authenticity with which they were written is amazing, they have a lot of heart and I can't wait for Isabel book, she is my favorite sister. Karla Sorensen writing is fantastic and she delivers a great romantic story that readers will love! ARC kindly provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review

  24. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    I'm really bummed that I didn't like this book as much as the others. I don't mind the unexpected pregnancy troupe but I didn't really feel the connection between Lia and Jude. I think they were very undeveloped as characters. They needed more time getting to know each other and I felt that bigger part of this book was just telling and not actually showing, it had weird time lapses one week later than months later, so where was the character development for both of them? But I'm so excited about I'm really bummed that I didn't like this book as much as the others. I don't mind the unexpected pregnancy troupe but I didn't really feel the connection between Lia and Jude. I think they were very undeveloped as characters. They needed more time getting to know each other and I felt that bigger part of this book was just telling and not actually showing, it had weird time lapses one week later than months later, so where was the character development for both of them? But I'm so excited about Isabel's book finally!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    eli

    so disappointed because I was waiting for her book since forever, but this was boring, maybe it’s the one night stand trope or maybe it’s me, but their relationship is so rushed and nothing happens besides her pregnancy. I loved the family moments tho and I loved the baby, that’s why i’m giving it 3 stars 🏃‍♀️

  26. 5 out of 5

    patrícia

    i love ward family more than anything

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    Cue Kim Kardashian ugly crying because I loved this book. Lia and Jude's book has to be my favorite out of the sisters so far. Once the book landed in my kindle, I had such a hard time turning away from it. It was a damn near perfect book and this was pregnancy trope done right. The development of their relationship was realistic and at times heart attack inducing. Because character growth be damned! We just want them happy and together. Not only was their relationship developed well but the cha Cue Kim Kardashian ugly crying because I loved this book. Lia and Jude's book has to be my favorite out of the sisters so far. Once the book landed in my kindle, I had such a hard time turning away from it. It was a damn near perfect book and this was pregnancy trope done right. The development of their relationship was realistic and at times heart attack inducing. Because character growth be damned! We just want them happy and together. Not only was their relationship developed well but the characters also grew into their own by the final page. Thought I adored Noah until Bauer came around but Jude entered the scene and it was a wrap. He's taken over as the best male character after Logan Ward. We also get to see cameos of the Ward family doing what they do best. 𝐚𝐫𝐜 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰.

  28. 4 out of 5

    konstantina avouri

    This was such a soft quick read and I absolutely loved their dynamic !!! The suprise baby trope will always be so cute to me I loves all the domestic moments I get from it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I just love the Ward family and the love and support they have for each other. They’re one of my absolute favorite fictional families. This book has a lot fun dialogue and banter, it’s got a wonderful, supporting family juxtaposed against one that is not so loving and supportive. There’s a lot of emotional baggage these characters must deal with, and it’s well-written. However, while I liked Jude and Lia, I didn’t feel the undeniable, soulmate connection between the two of them. I wondered if th I just love the Ward family and the love and support they have for each other. They’re one of my absolute favorite fictional families. This book has a lot fun dialogue and banter, it’s got a wonderful, supporting family juxtaposed against one that is not so loving and supportive. There’s a lot of emotional baggage these characters must deal with, and it’s well-written. However, while I liked Jude and Lia, I didn’t feel the undeniable, soulmate connection between the two of them. I wondered if they would have ended up together without their surprise baby. Disclaimer: This book was tough for me to read, but it was absolutely a case of ‘it’s not the book, it’s me.’ As someone who has dealt with recurrent pregnancy loss, stories that center on pregnancies - whether they be surprise pregnancies, secret babies, or HEA’s that focus on babies - are emotionally difficult. I chose to read this one anyway, because I love the Wards and Sorenson’s work so much. Sorensen did an excellent job of detailing Lia’s surprise pregnancy from doctors appointments and the first heartbeat to regular produce-size comparisons, to the birth itself. This attention to detail is what makes Sorensen one of my favorite authors, but it’s also, ultimately, one reason I struggled a bit with this book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Knowing that unplanned pregnancy is one of my least favorite tropes, I probably should've skipped this book. It was definitely my least favorite Sorensen book. It took me a very long time to get on board with Lia and Jude. In the beginning I did not feel their chemistry at all. It felt really forced to me. It wasn't until the last few chapters that I actually bought into their feelings for each other. I also didn't like how they handled things for the majority of the book. However, I DID like th Knowing that unplanned pregnancy is one of my least favorite tropes, I probably should've skipped this book. It was definitely my least favorite Sorensen book. It took me a very long time to get on board with Lia and Jude. In the beginning I did not feel their chemistry at all. It felt really forced to me. It wasn't until the last few chapters that I actually bought into their feelings for each other. I also didn't like how they handled things for the majority of the book. However, I DID like that Lia didn't waste too much time in telling Jude about the pregnancy because the only think I hate more than the unplanned pregnancy trope is the "surprise, you're a father!" trope - where the mother tells the fathers years after the kid is born. While this book wasn't for me, I am looking forward to Isabel's book next.

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