Sideline Scandals by Pat Tucker

sideline scandals

 

synopsis

The game’s afoot once again in this sizzling sequel to Football Widows, with new members and new drama, courtesy of the women behind the NFL’s biggest stars, and play is getting dirty on and off the field…

Sasha Davenport is riding her popular Football Widows social club all the way to the top. She’s got the right look, the high-profile job, and a glamorous public image that belies all her previous salacious activities. The one thing that eludes her is the star player she needs to complete the cast of her made-for-reality TV life. Los Angeles Sea Lions NFL wife Tatayna Bacall has been faking enthusiasm for the game for too long. Now she wants her star quarterback husband to find a job as a sports analyst so their life can take on some kind of normalcy. Joining the Football Widows Club gives her hope that there is life outside the huddle. But when Tatayna realizes that her husband is a target, she’s ready to break the rules with some foul plays of her own…

myreview

Whether it is a book or a movie, it is very hard for a sequel to be better than the original but Sideline Scandals by Pat Tucker accomplished this and so much more!!! The first book in the series, Football Widows was such a fresh take on the professional sports and what goes on behind the scenes with the wives. And, if you love drama then Sideline Scandals takes it to the very next level!!!

“I’m gonna send him home with my essence on his lips in case you want a taste too.”

Huh? Whattttt? Talks about a moment I actually wanted to leap inside the pages of a book and slap the ish out of a character. This was it!!! Whew, this line stayed with me throughout the entire of the book and this was just the tip of the iceberg.

I’ve said it once and I will say it again; Pat Tucker is a master of taking pop culture and putting it into the pages of a book. Housewife shows such as the Real Housewives of (insert whatever city), Basketball Wives, and Mob Wives are all hit TV shows but none of them hold a candle to what you will find inside of a Pat Tucker book. Sideline Scandals receives a HUGE 5 hearts from me!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Sideline Scandals in exchange for an honest review.

myrating

five

authorinterview

pat tuckerIf Sideline Scandals were made into a movie, who would you have as your dream cast?

 

Tiffany, that’s a very difficult one to answer. I would love for SS to be adapted to film, but before we get to that one, maybe we should focus on Football Widows. We currently have a contract for that book is going to be made into a movie! So, stay tuned because in the weeks to come, once everything is finalized, I plan to go directly to my readers to find out who they would like to see in the movie. May I just add that for any author, the possibility of seeing your characters come to life on a big, medium, or even small screen is the ultimate achievement. I am so honored to be experiencing that pinnacle at this stage of my career. And it’s a journey I plan to take my readers on from day one, because I feel their loyalty and commitment to my work has helped me reach this milestone. So, if you haven’t yet, please be sure to pick up Football Widows, and Sideline Scandals is the follow up to that story.

Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…

 

There need not be any special mood, atmosphere, or setting for me to write. Sometimes all I need is a notepad, or my smart phone. When ideas hit, all I need to do is jot them down before I forget. It’s that simple. In my opinion, writers write! Those who don’t are simply creating barriers that prevent their dreams from coming true.

What has been the most surprising and upsetting part of your literary journey?

The most surprising part of my literary journey has to be when new readers find my work and reach out to tell me they’ve never read my work before. I think we all owe it to ourselves to step outside of our norm/comfort zones and experience someone new. I’m always flattered that they’ve finally given me a chance and hope they decide to check out the rest of my work. The most upsetting part of this literary journey has been my personal experience with people who attempt to bully others and try to dictate the fate of another author’s career. Although I believe what goes around comes back, in some cases it takes too long.

When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

When I’m not writing I’m reading everything I can get my hands on. I enjoy works by all black authors first and foremost because I think we need to support each other. I just finished One Night Stand by Daamiah S. Poole and Allison Hobbs. But like most black readers I also venture outside my comfort zone. I also finished Crazy Rich Asians-by Kevin Kwan.

If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

If I wrote my life story the title would be ‘Don’t count her out just yet!’ That title portrays my story from all aspects of my life. From the day I decided to become a TV news reporter, to the day I decided I wanted to become a published author it has been a constant struggle. Everything I have I’ve worked very very hard to earn, and as I look forward to the next chapter, it doesn’t seem to get any easier, but I’m always up for the challenge, hence the title.

What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

The number one thing readers might be surprised to learn about me is that I absolutely, unequivocally, will not, am unable to, eat breakfast food after noon! The next I think is that all of my linens must be washed separate from any other clothing articles. And I think the third thing readers might be surprised to learn is that I have someone what of an addictive personality. Let’s just leave it there.

Why do you think what you do matters?

I think what I do matters because I hear from so many readers who thank me and tell me to continue to tell great stories. Also, my mom is so incredibly proud of me, what more can a girl ask for?

What can your fans look forward to next?

Next up for me is another project with Earl Sewell. Loyalty among friends looks at a woman who’s torn between being loyal to her childhood friend or her best friend after the childhood friend begins an affair with the best friend.

Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Are there any last words for those who are reading this interview?

Tiffany, the pleasure has been all mine. And it is I who should thank you for your continued support of my work!

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