Title: The Pickup
Series: Imperfect Love Book 1
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Sports Romance Standalone
Release Date: February 7, 2019


Somebody once said we don’t decide who we love. The world decides for us. But I disagree.
I believe love is a decision.
Who we love, how we love.
It’s in our control–in our hands.
I grew up having no clue about the true meaning of love. Money. Cars. Houses. Status. Fame. That’s what love means to the people around me.
It wasn’t until the woman I picked up in a bar came back into my life and showed me love can be so much more.
So, what’s the problem?
The woman I’m falling in love with believes in fairytales. She compares everything to a storybook and wants the happily-ever-after.
So while she’s stuck on recreating stories that have already been told, page by page, I’m showing her it’s time we write our own book.
Nobody ever said the journey of falling in love would be easy, just that it would be worth it.


“I am so in love with this author. Nikki Ash writes another home run with this amazing book!” – Justlovemybooks Book Blog


Wow!!!!! I devoured this story in one day. I was hooked from the first page read to the last one. An amazing storyline combined with amazing characters.” – TDC Book Reviews


“Nikki Ash never fails to bring out all my emotions with her writing.” – Red Hatter Book Blog


“A delightfully captivating sports romance, The Pickup by Nikki Ash was absolutely heart melting!” – Up All Night With Books

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My Review:
5 Stars!
I am so in love with this author. Nikki Ash writes another home run with this amazing book!
Once again I am blow away with how much I enjoyed another one of Nikki Ash’s books. I have read many of her books and have never been disappointed. Her writing has every aspect that makes a perfect book for me. From the very beginning I am hooked and her characters have been some of my all time favorites. For me this author has given me the most amount of book boyfriends than any other. Her heroes are sexy and alphas with a softer side that makes me swoon even more. Another aspect I love about her characters is that they have flaws, are relatable and her premises are believable. You will not be disappointed if you read her books, I promise. If you are already a fan, than you know what I mean.

The hero in The Pick Up is flawed for sure, but not by his own making. Nick has had everything given to him growing up, but his life has been full of stipulations forced on him by his parents. Nick let himself be manipulated by them because he hoped it would make them love him. My heart broke for Nick. All he wanted in his life was to be loved for himself and not for status. Nick all but gives up until Olivia blows into his life. Their road to happily ever after is not an easy one. Trust will have to be earned. To be honest I’m glad that Nick and Olivia didn’t move too fast.

Without giving anything away, I’ll tell you there is a bit of angst and Nick’s parents are antagonists that you want to stomp on. But in the end all is well and everyone gets what they deserve.

We get a brief teaser of what’s to come in the next book. Thankfully that will be out in April. Nikki, you just keep these amazing books coming!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂