170804_fca8ecca665846198ce6cfa2bdf85010~mv2.pngDangerous Score by Michael Bearcroft

Genre: Football Thriller

Standalone Novel

Published September 19, 2016

Paperback, 345 pages



(Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)


Football hero Jason Clooney is riding high….until a date with a beautiful woman lands him in trouble with the media, and into battle with the criminal underworld.

Now against a backdrop of an uncertain professional future, Jason has to confront disturbing revelations surrounding his new girlfriend’s family.

From football action on the pitch to behind the scenes plotting. To battles with a criminal gang and constant media attention, all adding to the toughest challenges he has ever faced in life, love, as a player and as a man.


Lately I’ve decided to read more books that our out of my comfort zone, so that it why I decided to say yes to reading and reviewing this book. At the beginning of the story I thought there was a ton of backstory which made the book go a bit slower in pace. I’m glad I stuck with it though, because all of that backstory was eventually need to tie the story together. Because of this I would definitely say this wasn’t a quick read, it had a lot of necessary information to take in. Even though I’m normally one for a quick read I really enjoyed the change of pace. I thought it was nice to have a book where I felt nothing was left out.

I think Jason had a lot of great qualities. My favorite would have to been how loyal he was, not matter the situation. Another random thing I noticed and loved about Jason is that he was always early for appointments and meetings. I wasn’t completely sold on the romance (or should I say instalove), but it added a much needed sweeter side to the whole story, and I was definitely invested in their relationship.

Overall I’m extremely glad I stepped outside my box and read this thrilling, crime thriller. When the action popped up it was intense and I couldn’t wait to see how certain scenes were going to pan out. As a little side note, I really enjoyed the scenes set in Niagara Falls, because I’ve been there and recognized a lot of the places and things they talked about. After reading this book I felt satisfied knowing I read a solid crime based thriller, and would definitely pick up any other books by this author.


About Michael Bearcroft


Ex Sheffield United Junior, former Chairman Corby Town FC  Actor and stage director, former British Red Cross Regional Director





  1. Good that you are stepping out of your comfort zone! I did as well and found so many dystopian books I didn’t think I would like. I love a good thriller so this would be right up my street. I’m also intrigued about the football aspect of it. I’ve never read a book where the main character was a footballer but so many footballers’ lives are in the press I feel like I kinda know the general jist.

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  2. I love the sound of this book. It’s something that I probably would never look at in a book shop, however, this seems quite good. It’s good that you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone. Great review.

    Carly x

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  3. A football thriller would definitely be out of my comfort zone too! I love a Thriller but I hate football so this isn’t something I’d pick up off my own back for sure. Glad you enjoyed it and stepping out of your comfort zone was a positive in this instance! xxx

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  4. I like that there is a good amount of backstory and detail, it honestly doesn’t sound like something I would read for fun but just to appreciate the story xx

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