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Peek Inside Scoring the Player's Baby

Kim Matlock won’t ever date a football player again. But after one hot night with a sexy stranger, she’s shocked to discover that a) he’s a pro football player, and b) she’s pregnant.

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After a divorce from her cheating football player ex, PR whiz Kim Matlock would rather drive a pine tree through her walled-off heart than work at the Seattle Wedding Expo. And the last thing she expects is to be grabbed and kissed breathless by a hot giant of a man looking to fend off a stalker. She doesn’t want emotional entanglements, but she can’t say no to one scorching night with the sexy stranger.

To her shock, she finds out afterward that a) he’s a pro football player, aka her kryptonite, and b) she’s pregnant.

But nothing could have prepared her for his response...

Each book in the WAGS series is STANDALONE:
* Scoring with the Wrong Twin
* Scoring Off the Field
* Scoring the Player's Baby


Scoring the Player’s Baby proves that every romance fan should be reading Naima Simone’s books.” -Hypable

“Naima Simone wrote a great story that has the perfect amount of humor, tension, and emotions that keeps you wanting more.” –Melinda B., Goodreads

“This book is wonderfully written, scorchingly hot, with a romance at the center that will steal your heart.  I highly recommend it to everyone.” –Bette H., Goodreads

“Naima Simone does it again! The WAGS series is creative, fun, with just the right amount of football!” –Shelley W., NetGalley

“Kim and Ronan were great!  I really enjoyed this book and plan on reading more from this author.  It was funny, it was steamy and it had emotion (without being melodramatic).  That's exactly the sort of book I was looking for.” –Marsi N., Goodreads

Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simone is another gold star winner in the WAGS series! I’ve loved every book so far, and Scoring the Player’s Baby, is no different. Plenty of heated moments, charming characters with loads of chemistry, and a cover that is too hot for words!” –Jennifer S., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640635654
Series: WAGS, Book 3
Release Date: Jul 9, 2018
Page Count: 294
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: accidental pregnancy, bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, bait and switch, mistaken identity, opposites attract

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By Carol [Goodreads Addict] June 28, 2018

scoring the player

Scoring the Player’s Baby is book three in the WAGS series by Naima Simone. Don’t you love it when you find an author that you know going in that you are going to love the book?! That’s how I’ve come to feel about Naima’s books. She just has a way with words that pulls me right in. And wow can she w ...more

By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ July 05, 2018


Jesus. The man should come with a warning label: Causes Severe Case of Anal Agoraphobia. Or in layman’s terms, causes severe case of not being able to get your head out of your ass.

Well, hello there, Naima Simone, and welcome to my auto-buy list.

Firstly, I am seriously kicking mys ...more

By Mindy Lou's Book Review June 29, 2018

Ronin was an absolute treat to read about. For being a football player that isn't into relationships, he came off very charming, loyal and honest. He has a healthy respect for women because of his mother and sisters and he treated Kim very well despite the restrictions to their relationship.

Kim has ...more

By Danielle's June 19, 2018

Sexy, funny and sweet.

Kim Matlock isn't looking for love, in fact, she's still trying to get rid of the last mistake. Her divorce is still going through from her cheating ex. One thing she has learned, ballplayers cannot be trusted and she intends to avoid them. She is focused on helping to save her ...more

By Jen August 10, 2018

4.5 Stars

For now, I'm keeping this short and sweet as I've already written this review twice without being able to successfully post it. Thank you much, goodreads.

If you're on the fence about reading this or haven't had a chance to experience Naima Simone's writing for yourself, GET ON THAT PRONTO! ...more

<3 4 hot stars <3

Wow what a nice surprise, it's my first book from this author and I devour it.It was a quick read,super hot,funny at some points and light.I enjoyed both characters from the beginning, especially Ronin!


Ronin and Kim’s romance has it all!They have a great connection.They were flirty ...more

By Carvanz July 03, 2018

All the men in Kim’s life have let her down, shown her to be less and not worth acknowledging. A move across the country with her job is her attempt to get her life together and prove that she is more than her brother’s sister. What she didn’t plan on was a one night stand with the sexy Ronin after ...more

By Megan June 16, 2018

This entire series has been a huge hit for me. I'm really loving this author's voice, and her style, and her fun, sexy, and exciting characters.

Kim Matlock is a boss. She's the VP of PR for a huge corporation. The CEO is her half brother, but there was no nepotism involved here. She earned her job, ...more

By Maria Rose November 17, 2018

The first romance I read by Naima Simone was Beauty and the Bachelor, the start of her Bachelor Auction series in August of 2015. I loved it, and I immediately put the author on my ‘watch’ list, to make sure I wouldn’t miss any of her future releases. Since then she’s written a bodyguard romantic su ...more

By Ivy July 16, 2018

The Good
You had me at Polynesian Paul Bunyan, Ms. Simone.

My love for this book begins with Ronin, the laid back wide receiver in this diverse group of friends. The guy that I thought would be chill and supportive. I was not wrong. He was a HUGE part of my enjoyment of this story. He’s the type of h ...more

Naima Simone’s WAGS series has been a bit hit and miss for me, but Scoring the Player’s Baby was a huge hit. It quite possibly be that the hero, Ronin Palamo, is a character who has intrigued me from the first book in this series, it could also be that it was impossible not to feel the attraction be ...more

By Kim Reads January 12, 2020

4.5 Stars

Kim Matlock finally has her own story!!! Happy dance. Wait...She divorces her cheating football player husband, she gets accosted by the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, kissed within an inch of her life, has a one-night stand with said hottie, discovers he’s a freaking football player an ...more

By Auntee July 18, 2018

Tons of sexual chemistry between the H/h in this one!

The heroine (business woman Kim Bishop) was initially a little stand-off-ish due to her past with her football playing ex (who really did her wrong, so she wanted nothing to do with the Jason Momoa-look alike hero ( Ronin Paloma) when she found ou ...more

By Reviews from the Heart July 09, 2018

The next installment of WAGS by Naima Simone gives us Scoring the Player’s Baby, Ronin Palamo’s story. Ronin, a part of Washington Warriors football team, is not into relationships, but is also an honest and stand-up guy. After losing the love of his life, he just knows he has nothing deeper to give ...more

By Michaelene July 11, 2018

“Believe me, I’m down with the #MeToo movement. I completely love and respect women. But my virginity is being threatened. Help.”
“Uh…” What the fuck did she say to that?

Naima Simone’s WAGS series is one of my favorites to date. Hit after hit, and they just keep coming. Scoring the Player’s Baby tak ...more

By Irene July 15, 2018

4 stars

Scoring the Player's Baby by Naima Simone is a hot, steamy and very enjoyable read.

I found the storyline entertaining, the characters likable and a little frustrating, but overall I liked them together and was happy watching them get their happily ever after.


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By Timitra June 21, 2018

Rated 4.5 Stars

Scoring The Player's Baby was funny, sexy, so damn hot and amazing. I found myself laughing loud many times while reading this book.

The sexy times damn near burned me to cinders. I loved every minute of it.

I loved watching Kim and Ronin not only fall for each other but grow as well. ...more

By Kahea June 20, 2018

***5 ‘Oh My Giddy Aunt’ Stars***

After finishing Scoring Off the Field I had secretly prayed that Ronin would be getting his book next, because he was my fav of the bunch, so imagine my giddy joy when the cover dropped (which is all KINDS of nummyness) and it just so happened to be Ronin’s??

Yup, ...more

By Julie (Jewlsbookblog) June 17, 2018

Straight forward, intelligent, funny, and oh so sexy, Ronin was a great book boyfriend! I don’t normally picture my characters as celebrities, but with Jason Mamoa as a muse, it was super easy channeling him as Ronin! Now Ronin had a phobia about relationships, hence his very blunt one night stand s ...more

By Becky July 13, 2018

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 7/13/18.

Scoring the Player's Baby was a fun read. Unplanned pregnancy isn't my favorite troupe--especially when one of the characters has had a lot of partners, birth control had better be a priority--but it worked well here. With all of their hang-ups and pas ...more

By ♥️Fantasy Land July 20, 2018

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So I have read Scoring off the Field and loved it, and I could wait for this book. But for whatever reason, I kept getting distracted and missing this one. But I finally found the time and was able to get to it. Man, I wish I had found time earlier. I loved this ...more

By Cherie July 09, 2018

I love reading Naima Simone's books! Ronin has a reputation for enjoying his one night stands with no entanglements. Kim was badly burned by her ex-husband's cheating and an indifferent father. Working for her father's company doesn't make things any easier. Their initial meeting is hilarious - Roni ...more

By Bette July 03, 2018

Loved this book! What was suppose to be one night turned into a lifetime connection when an unexpected pregnancy results from Ronin and and Kim's one night of passion. Ronin a rough and tough football player with a heart of gold. Kim appears to be tough as nails and that may be true in business but ...more

By Fashionista July 23, 2018

I'm giving this 3.5 stars. I thought that the chemistry and genuineness of the H & h was great!
I just wish the author had resolved the couples issue a bit earlier in the story. It drug out a little to long. I wanted to enjoy more of their happy time as an official couple. The sensual scenes were ho ...more

By Ryan - Sweet Red Reader July 14, 2018

This series is a perfect example of why I love sports romance! ...more

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Naima Simone

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Naima Simone

USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey and Linda Howard many years ago. Though her first attempt at writing a romance novel at age 11 never saw the light of day, her love of romance and writing has endured. Now, she spends her time creating stories of unique men and women who experience the dizzying heights of passion and the tender heat of love. She is wife to Superman—or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent—and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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