Thursday, 18 October 2018

Release+Review-The Wrong Game-Kandi Steiner

He can't win if he's playing The Wrong Game

The Wrong Game, an all-new angsty, emotional and fun sports romance from Kandi Steiner, the bestselling author of A Love Letter to Whiskey, is LIVE!

Two season tickets.
One genius idea.
Zero interest in a relationship.

The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I’ll fill the other.

I can’t think of a better way to use the season passes I’d bought for my ex-husband. I am a woman of plans, and this one’s foolproof.

Until Zach Bowen offers to be my practice round.

He’s infuriating. Presumptuous and overbearing. And absolutely, undeniably gorgeous. Any woman with a heartbeat would be attracted to him, and mine picks up speed every time he speaks.

But as I said, I’m a woman of plans — and I’m not backing down on this one.

One night. One game. And then, his time’s up.

He can try to change the rules, but here’s the truth: he can’t win if he’s playing the wrong game.

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“He’s playing to win, 5 stars”

First off can we talk about how gorgeous the cover for The Wrong Game is? The cover alone screams one-click worthy. With that said though it kind of through me off. I read the blurb before the cover was revealed and kind of forgot it when I saw the cover. The cover made me think college romance where girl falls in love with a football player, but this is not that kind of story. Football is a huge part of the story though and it made me laugh.
Gemma has been through h e l l and back. She thought she had it all and then she watched it fall, but just kept falling. When her best friend recommends she uses her season football tickets to just get back out there she does, or well she tries. What she never expected was Zach. Will he be able to convince her to take another chance on love?
Zach is one of those guys who puts others needs before his own. When he meets Gemma he decides to put her and himself first. He see’s something in her that calls to him. Zach understands hesitation but there is something much more going on with Gemma and he wants to figure out what it is. Will she let him or will she keep him out?
Zach is swoon-worthy, dream-worthy, every other kind of worthy you can think of. He knows when to be assertive and he knows when to let her lead. Gemma lets her anxiety and need to control everything control her and Zach teachers her how to let go and just go with it. I loved The Wrong Game and I hope you do too.
Writing style-5/5

About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Release+Review-Pucking Parker-Jillian Quinn

Title: Pucking Parker
Series: Face-Off Legacy, #1 (Standalone series)
Author: Jillian Quinn
Genre: Sports Romance, Romantic Comedy, New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2018

I'm the coach's daughter.
He's my dad's favorite player
And completely off-limits
The first time I met Preston Parker, I slammed face first into his wet, chiseled abs. In the men’s locker room, of all places. I did the world’s longest walk of shame in front of dozens of hockey players. As if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, Mr. MVP gave me one of his killer smirks, right before dropping his towel in front of me. Just to prove a point. That no woman can resist him. Not even me.
Now, I can’t stop thinking about Parker naked. He keeps finding ways to see me, touch me. And I find myself wanting to break my dad’s rules about his players. Rules I never break for a reason. Because falling for a player like Parker… That was never part of the plan.

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“A little hockey and a whole lotta love, 5 stars”

Bex grew up with hockey and doesn’t have anything against the sport. She just isn’t fond of the players, which works out in her fathers favor until one Preston Parker puts himself on her radar. They say they’ll be friend’s, but does that ever actually work? Will she break one of her father’s rules and fall for one of his hockey players or will they burn out before they ever get started?
Preston doesn’t have time for girlfriends, he’s too concentrated on the game. But when Bex literally runs into him he starts to change his tune. Will the girl be worth it, or will it put his spot on the team in jeopardy? He’s like a moth to a flame where Bex is concerned and he isn’t afraid to get burned.
I really did love these two. Preston accepted and loved Bex and her tomboy ways. I loved how she wasn’t a girly girl and had no problem being one of the guys. Then you take in Preston’s ‘brothers’ and they just added to the story. Bex never judged them for the antics they got into but just shook her head and laughed. I had never read Quinn before now and plan on going back and reading some of her earlier stuff while waiting for the next I the series.
If you love a good romance book with some hockey, this might be the book for you. Go one-click.
Writing style-5/5

What a hot sports romance?!? Do you like hockey? Do you like hunks? Then I have the perfect book for you. Pucking Parker is such a wonderful sports romance. This book has everything I love. There is a bit of romance, heat, and a lot of humor. I really liked that this book had some serious notes but could also make me laugh.
The plot of this book was so interesting. I really liked the forbidden fruit feel to this story. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself attracted to the one person who is off limits? Each character had to struggle with this as they were forbidden to see each other. It added this taboo feel to the story that kept it interesting.
I really liked Bex. She has no problem being who she is. She is feisty and strong and she makes no apologies for it. She is a great female character and I applaud the author for writing a female character I can be proud of. Then you have Preston. He has such a commanding presence to him. I really liked how he had alpha tendencies but was also kind and caring. I liked his character.
I really liked the heat in this book. The immediate attraction between characters sparked a flame. Each character attempting to deny their feelings? That just added gasoline to the fire. I really liked reading the banter between these two. That just added to the tension in the story that made the heat perfect.

The writing style of this story was good. The pace of the story is steady. The story is told from a dual point of view. I liked getting to read from each characters. I also really loved the minor characters. They added comic relief. They also added a layer to the story that would have been missing otherwise.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I love hockey, so that aspect really spoke to me. Adding the basketball in there was a nice touch. I really liked that Bex was a tomboy who had her own athletic abilities. That is something you don’t normally see in books. I will be reading this author again.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Author Bio:
Jillian Quinn is an international bestselling romance author who likes her females just as alpha as their swoon-worthy male counterparts. As a lover of all things bookish, Jillian has a serious book-hoarding problem and runs a blog in her free time. When she's not reading, writing, or blogging, she's obsessively fangirling over hockey players and can be found wherever she can catch the next hockey game.

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Release+Review-Doctor Next Door-Olivia Rush

Title: Doctor Next Door
Author: Olivia Rush
Release Date: September 17, 2018

Right when I was getting ready to leave this shit hole.

I could mop her up like a buttermilk biscuit.

Love was the last thing on my mind.
But just what this doctor needed.
She’s on a mission to fix up her old family house.
And I know just how to use a hammer.
Must’ve been fate that she’d fall off a ladder and land right on top of me.
We were in lust the moment we touched.
But Becca doesn’t want “long-term.”
She’s hiding scars and carrying baggage a mile long.
And when her past shows up to haunt her, I’ll prescribe just the right antidote.
The woman I never wanted. A neighbor I could love forever.

And the mother I knew she could be.
Well, maybe I’ll hang around for a bit.


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Leaving this small town was all that Mason could think about, he had just weeks till he could start his new life; When Rebecca moves in next door she blows every plan he has made out the water.

After finalising his divorce Mason was done with the small-town gossips and ruthless opinions, his new gorgeous neighbour Rebecca literally falls into his arms and shakes that all up. Rebecca has just got out of a very complicated relationship and brush with death, starting over in her late grandparents’ home was just what the doctor ordered. With small towns comes drama and Rebecca quickly learns that spending time with Mason is not helping her employment or popularity status.

Mason and Rebecca had an instant sizzling hot chemistry, they didn’t know what they wanted from their futures except that right now they wanted each other. When these two came together they are intense, funny and sexy as sin.  

This was another fantastic novel by Rush, she has established herself as a confident author who can reel you in and fall in love with her characters.  I personally enjoyed reading Doctor Next Door, I read the entire thing in 1 sitting leaving more wanting more.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5


Olivia writes romantic suspense with healthy dose of steam. She loves writing about beautiful characters in adventurous tales. She lives with a pain in the ass teen, her awesome hubby, and the world’s coolest cat. Netflix is watched daily in the Rush household and coffee is run through an IV drip.


Release+Review-Dream-Carly Phillips

"Carly Phillips is a go-to author for steamy, emotional contemporary romance!" --Jennifer Probst, New York Times Bestselling Author

Dream an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips is available now!

She was his best friend, his first love. And she broke his heart. Now she's back. Will they find a second chance?

As a little girl, Andrea Harmon wanted to marry a prince, and Kyle Davenport hoped it would be him. But he never told her how he felt, and lost her as a result. Because sometimes the bad guy gets the girl. And Kyle left town to get over her.

Andi made the wrong choice years ago, choosing the bad boy over the best friend she trusted and she paid for it every day since.
Coming face to face with his former best friend was bound to happen once he moved back to Rosewood Bay, but for Kyle, becoming her son’s new teacher is a painful reminder of what they never had. But this time around, Kyle is determined to change their ending. Prince Charming is determined to break down her walls.

Except that no happily-ever-after is won without a fight—and her ex-husband doesn’t like to lose.

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“Is this a dream or what happiness feels like? 4 stars”

Andi was once part of a abusive relationship, but she got herself and her son out in one piece. Now she’s picking up the pieces and creating a life for her son and herself. Then a ghost from her past comes back to town and becomes her son’s teacher. Will her and her former best friend be able to repair the relationship her ex obliterated? What if it turns out to be so much more..
Kyle left home after graduation and never looked back until now. He’s home for his family and nothing else. When Andi’s son is part of his class he doesn’t know how to react. But seeing his former best friend as a woman changes things and all those teenage feelings come rushing back. With her ex out of the picture Kyle decides to make his move. But what happens when her ex comes back, will he wreck everything they’ve built?
I liked the general concept of Dream. Its actually one of my favorite tropes but Dream just fell a little short for me. I just couldn’t get into the story for some reason and there was one piece of the story that Phillips left out that bothered me involving the couple and her son. With that aside it was a decent book that I’m sure others will enjoy.
Writing style-4/5


“I didn’t mean to drag you away from Kimberly. You two seemed to be hitting it off.”
He didn’t pull his hand away from her face, struck by the tinge of something in her voice. Jealousy? And if so, why did it please him that she cared?
“Kimberly was like a leech who wouldn’t let go. She even used her sick brother’s story to hang on to me. I wasn’t doing anything more than offering sympathy,” he said, opting for the truth.
Andi blinked, unmistakable relief in her pretty brown eyes. “Really?”
“Did it bother you when you thought I was into her?” he heard himself asking, knowing he hadn’t planned to go down this road, but the attraction between them was a real, tangible thing.
His fingers itched to run through her thick, wavy hair, and he couldn’t tear his gaze from her glossed lips as she ran her tongue nervously over them. Not to mention the energy it took not to look down at her full breasts beneath the jersey.
“Would it upset you if I said it did? That watching you with her stirred up feelings that took me by surprise?”
“I shouldn’t want you, Andi. You hurt me. Took a fucking knife to my heart. But that was in the past. And what’s going on now between us is the present.”
Her eyes shimmered with unshed tears, the past alive despite them both wanting to put it behind them. But everything inside him was pulled toward her now, drawn to her fragile strength and beauty.
He dipped his head and pressed his mouth to hers. Warm and giving, her soft lips moved beneath his. His hand slid around her jaw, tilting her head, giving him better access as his tongue delved into her mouth and tangled with hers. Finally, finally, finally, finally. His heart beat out the word in rapid rhythm, a long-held desire coming true as her kiss turned him inside out.
He explored the deep recesses of her mouth, tasting her essence, aware of his body’s reaction, the swell of his cock behind his jeans, the spike in adrenaline, the racing of his pulse.
Despite the pain, the anger, the hurt, this was the girl of his dreams and she was in his arms, eagerly accepting his kiss. He slid his hand into her hair, grasping the thick strands between his fingers and tugging as the kiss turned hotter and he backed her against the vanity, his waist flush against hers, his hard erection cradled between her thighs. His cock throbbed with unappeased need, desire flowing between them.
Until a hard knock sounded on the door, startling them into breaking apart. She looked at him, wide-eyed, the surprise etched in her face as strong as the shock rippling through him.
“Be right out,” he called to the person on the other side of the door.
He glanced at Andi, her face now flushed a bright red. “There’s no way to avoid walking out together, is there?” she asked.
“Whether you go first or last, whoever it is heard my voice.” Her blush deepened.
“Well, then here’s to giving them something more to talk about.”

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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