If I Ever Doubt You by Jan Brigden / #Review @ChocLituk @JanBrigden

She might have scored a celebrity footballer, but the game isn’t over yet …

Rebecca Dunning should be blissfully happy – after a whirlwind weekend, she and top footballer Alex Heath are still going strong. But as the murkier side of the celebrity lifestyle reveals itself, so does the creeping doubt.

Rebecca finds herself isolated in the fake, flashy world of toxic WAG cliques and ruthless reporters, and when a mysterious online admirer follows Alex’s every move, she struggles to cope. Can she keep playing the media game for the man she loves, or will she have to admit defeat?

Sequel to As Weekends Go. 




I have read part 1 quite some time ago and although I can’t remember every detail anymore, there is 1 thing I do recall and that is that I loved the story.

Now the author is back with the sequel and I hope there are more parts to follow.

I love the setting of this book. I was a huge fan of the ‘The Footballers’ wives’ series in English as well as in Dutch. I love the world of glamour and glitter with the love and the romance but with a lot of lies and deceit as well. 

It was fun having a peek behind the scenes. It’s true that footballers earn a lot of money, but there is more to it than just playing a match. I know it’s fiction, but I do believe there is truth in it as well.

I liked how Rebecca developped, fitting better in her new world little by little. And than there is Alex… Big, strong, handsome captain of the team, but inside as soft as a cuddly teddy bear.

Old friends, new friends… always there to have your back or is it rather to stab you in the back…?

I flew through the story and loved it. 5 stars

Thank you, Jan Brigden and Choc Lit.


About the author

Jan lives in South East London with her husband and motley crew of cuddly toys. Jan’s written for pleasure from a young age; short stories for classmates, odes for workmates, fun quizzes for family and friends, progressing to her first novel, the idea for which sprang from a script she composed as part of a creative writing course assignment via The Writers Bureau. Following much secret plotting, research and feigning of passion for the customer accounts she was supposed to be reconciling during the day job, the chance finally arose to put pen to paper.

After attending many author talks, literary events, and connecting with writers and readers on Facebook and Twitter, Jan learned of and subsequently joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. An avid reader, reviewer and all round book devotee, Jan is also one eighth of online group blog The Romaniacs.

Jan won Choc Lit’s Search for a Star competition with her debut, As Weekends Go.


Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jan.brigden.9?fref=ts&hc_location=ufi

Writing group: https://theromaniacgroup.wordpress.com/


Blog: https://janbrigden.wordpress.com/



Book Links

Choc Lit: https://www.choc-lit.com/dd-product/if-i-ever-doubt-you/