ARC, Book Review

Power Play – Alley Ciz

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Hockey players are off limits especially … if they’re on your brothers’ team. 

The last time Jordan did that, it ended in disaster. It was easy to promise her brothers she’d never date another one of their teammates again.
Until she meets Jake. 
The spark she feels when she spends time with him makes her promise harder and harder to keep.
Surely her brothers would understand breaking this promise if it means following her heart. 
Wouldn’t they? 

Never sleep with a teammate’s sister. 

This is the universal rule of athletes everywhere. 
Until he meets Jordan. 
As soon as Jake sets eyes on her, he wants her. 
The goalie’s job is to see missed shots and failed opportunities on the ice. 
This is one shot he’s not going to miss, no matter what obstacles get in his way.

POWER PLAY is a flirty, swoon worthy sexy rom-com and the first book in the BTU Alumni series. It can be read as a stand alone. If you like hockey boys, sarcastic friends, matchmaking K9’s, too-cute-to-handle kindergarteners, fierce heroines and swoony hot as puck Alpha heroes, then you want to get to know these cast of characters. One puck head and a HEA guaranteed.

I’d like to thank Give Me Books for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I have never read any books by Alley Ciz and this was a first. I was very excited to read this because you know hockey and I love me some hockey books.

So the first thing before you start this novel you get told the main characters text handles and I thought that was really unique and I loved that we got that little nugget of information.

I really liked Jordan I think my favourite thing about her as a whole would have to be how dedicated she is to her family, especially her brother including her twin. The constant family theme throughout this novel in most new adult books families are non-existent and I really loved that in this book we saw Jordan with her family, and it wasn’t all focused on the relationship.

I really loved the chemistry between Jake and Jordan, the chemistry between these two were off the chart. I loved how their friendship grew and then turned into a relationship. Also the sexual tension between these two characters was off the chats, although Jordan was fighting her feelings there was so many moments I was just screaming ‘kiss him already’ at the book because damn so many moments where it could have happened!

I loved the relationship between Jordan and the other characters from the Hockey Team and that they did have such a tight bond between them.

I loved her brothers reaction to Jordan and Jake’s relationship especially because she made a pact to not date anyone else on the hockey team. It was especially satisfying when Ryan got grilled by his girlfriend’s over protective brothers who were in the SEALs especially as because he and Jase are so protective about Jordan (not that you can blame them).

Tommy. He was an interesting development in this novel. I don’t want to say too much about this because you should definetely read it but let’s just say he got his karma and he was an ass.

I really enjoyed this book, the characters and the plot and it was just what I needed to read a nice lovely read. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Release Blitz

Caulk Tease – Megan Green & Alexandria Bishop *Release Blitz*




Title: Caulk Tease
Series: BrookStone Partners #1
Authors: Megan Green & Alexandria Bishop
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 14, 2019



Blurb

Caulk Tease /ˈkäkˌtēz/: A woman who knows her way around a power tool, and isn’t afraid to use it.

Six weeks ago I was broke, alone, and about to be homeless.

Six weeks ago I had zero intention of moving back to Winchester, Colorado—aka Mayberry on crack.

Six weeks ago a one-night stand had never crossed my mind.

Now?

I threw that all out the window for him. He’s tall, dark, and handsome—with a body made for sin. Hard, fast, and dirty bar bathroom sex has to be experienced at least once, right?

It’s only my luck he’s also my boss and best friend’s older brother.

Barrett Brooks doesn’t believe a woman belongs on a construction site, especially with his company on the line. I’ll prove him wrong—let’s just hope I don’t fall back into bed with him in the process.






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Megan Green

Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam. When not writing, chances are you’ll find her curled up with her Kindle. Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!



Alexandria Bishop

Born on a small southeastern island in Alaska and raised in southern Oregon, Alexandria Bishop is a PNW girl at heart. By day, she goes to battle with a tiny dictator aka her toddler and by night, she can be found typing ALL the words of her contemporary romance novels accompanied by a glass of wine or two 😉

When she’s not in mommy or author mode, she can be found drinking copious amounts of cold brew coffee, bingeing her latest obsession on Netflix, or attending concerts of her favorite pop-punk bands.

She loves hearing from her readers and you can find her on social media here:




Teaser

Offsides – Jami Davenport *Teaser*

He’s the beast, and she’s the beauty of his past.
Offsides by Jami Davenport releases on June 27th!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JyQm5S
Apple:  https://apple.co/2Jx0eNA
Nook: http://bit.ly/2LDYSTL
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2HxoHQn
He’s the beast, and she’s the beauty of his past.

After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. His focus has been on hard hits-not smooth manners; about breaking quarterbacks-not making small talk at cocktail parties. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenure with his team looks perilously short.

Kelsie Carrington-Richmond knows what it’s like to fall from grace. A onetime beauty pageant star and former high-school mean girl, she’s now running from an abusive ex and living out of her car. With few real job skills, she focuses on starting her new business, Image Polishing for Real Men. She’s thrilled to land her first clients, the Seattle Steelheads, who have hired her to polish their roughest player.

Except…it’s Zach. The same guy whose broken heart she left in her wake when she was still a mean girl. He’s just the beast she remembers-but she’s nothing like the former beauty queen she once was.

Can they get beyond their pasts? Or will they both find themselves offsides?

*Previously published as Down by Contact in 2013. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.*

Pre-order Blitz

Benched – Elise Faber *Pre-order Blitz*

This single dad hockey player plays to win… Benched by Elise Faber releases on June 16th!
Max Montgomery was at the height of his career, playing the best hockey of his life, and lucky enough to have a starting spot on a team that was actually a contender for the Cup. And one by one his friends were falling in love. Love. Now that was a dirty four-letter word if he’d ever heard one. Max had experienced love and all of its aftereffects and where had that gotten him? Lonely, living in an apartment, and paying alimony to a woman who’d left him at the merest sign of a hiccup in their marriage. His only bright spot was his son. Brayden had moved back in with him a few months ago, after his mother had taken off to God knew where. Max loved having him home, but with his son only seven and him on the road for forty-two games a year, they’d struggled. Still, they’d found a way to make it work. But then Brayden threw Max a completely new curve ball. He wanted Max to find a wife. Max had been there, done that, got the crappy T-shirt as a souvenir. No way would he make himself vulnerable like that again, no matter how much his son wanted it. A puppy was a perfectly viable alternative, right? At least that was what he’d been thinking until he met Angelica Shallows, sister to the team’s Physical Therapist guru, Mandy, and a brilliant engineer in her own right. She was gorgeous, smart, but had shadows in her eyes. Max knew all about shadows, knew they were meant as a sign for him to stay away. What was that about the best intentions paving the road to hell? Max may have wanted to stay away, may have wanted to abide the warning signs in Angie’s eyes, but— The real trouble began when found that he couldn’t do either of those things.
About the Author: Aside from writing romance, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars. Connect with Elise! Website: https://www.elisefaber.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elisefaberauthor/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/elisefaber Twitter: https://twitter.com/faberelise Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bdnmEj Bookbub:
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In The Crossfire – L.P Dover

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Secrets.
Lies. 
Betrayal.
Murder.

I’ve gotten away with it all, but that won’t last forever.

I’m Bryce Chandler, FBI agent and member of the Circle of Justice, a covert organization that metes out retribution to those who’ve escaped the system without punishment. For the last year I’ve been deep undercover, doing unspeakable things to secure my place in the mafia world. These days I barely recognize the man in the mirror, but Anthony Corsino is finally in my crosshairs. 

He’s entrusted me with the one thing he loves most—his daughter, Layla. She was just another detail of the mission, until she was suddenly so much more. I never meant to fall for the enemy, but I couldn’t resist. I’m in too deep. My brothers are determined to get me out, but I can’t let them interfere. It’s my job to put down the target. However, when I do, I’ll lose the only woman I’ve ever loved and the only good thing left in my life. If I don’t, I’ll lose myself.

I’d like to thank Give Me Books for sending me an e-arc of this it is very much appreciated.

I have been waiting for Bryce’s story and I am so excited for his story, I loved hearing about him from the others as well as him appearing in the story. So I couldn’t wait to read his and it didn’t let me down, it was amazing. I fell in love with Bryce and his story.

I loved the set up and plot, it was very interesting. I loved the twists and turns that came with this plot. Many times during this I had the massive thought of this is not going to end well. All the way through the story I was thinking this won’t end well for Bryce or Layla. It kept me hooked and on the edge of the seat all the way through. It was amazing. I fell in love with the story and plot.

Bryce I loved him. He was amazing, scary and caring all at the same time. He was brilliant and I loved him. I loved his confidence. Layla is blunt. I love blunt characters. She is strong, sassy and and caring. I love her. The connection between these two characters was amazing, I loved the sexual tension and I loved the connection that these two built over time. I loved them together they were so cute.

The story was going to break my heart and for the most part I was right, it did break my heart but then it mended it back together and it was perfect.

I love that he told Layla his real name without her really knowing it but it was cute.

The sex is written very well during this book and it flowed nicely into the story.

One of my favourite lines in this book was “yeah I shot him” she was so casual about it and it was honestly my favourite thing. Like once you get to the part where this book you will understand this comment totally. But I love it.

Another one of my favourite lines “Smack the shit out of him for being a dick” that’s Layla’s line and I love it.

Bryce’s proposal to Layla was beautiful.

I loved the story, the plot and characters it was beautiful.

I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cover Reveal

Offsides – Jami Davenport *Cover Reveal*

He’s the beast, and she’s the beauty of his past.
Offsides by Jami Davenport releases on June 27th!

He’s the beast, and she’s the beauty of his past.

After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. His focus has been on hard hits-not smooth manners; about breaking quarterbacks-not making small talk at cocktail parties. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenure with his team looks perilously short.

Kelsie Carrington-Richmond knows what it’s like to fall from grace. A onetime beauty pageant star and former high-school mean girl, she’s now running from an abusive ex and living out of her car. With few real job skills, she focuses on starting her new business, Image Polishing for Real Men. She’s thrilled to land her first clients, the Seattle Steelheads, who have hired her to polish their roughest player.

Except…it’s Zach. The same guy whose broken heart she left in her wake when she was still a mean girl. He’s just the beast she remembers-but she’s nothing like the former beauty queen she once was.

Can they get beyond their pasts? Or will they both find themselves offsides?

*Previously published as Down by Contact in 2013. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.*

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JyQm5S
Apple:  https://apple.co/2Jx0eNA
Nook: http://bit.ly/2LDYSTL
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2HxoHQn

Blog Tour

Hot Mess – R. Linda *Blog Tour*

Title: Hot Mess
Author: R. Linda
Genre: RomCom
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop at Pink Ink Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
There’s always that one girl who has all these dreams, yet she can’t reach them because she’s constantly tripping over her own two feet.
That’s me. I’m that girl. The unorganized, chaotic, hot mess.
I’m the struggling artist who refuses to give up my love for pizza just because society constantly shoves thin, perfectly toned bodies in my face saying that’s what women are supposed to look like.
Oh, and I’m filthy rich. On paper anyway. I can’t touch my trust fund just yet, so to get those nasty debt-collectors off my back I rent out the snazzy mansion my parents left me.
Of course it has to be Tate Montgomery who moves in—the super sexy celebrity with three million, five hundred and twenty-six followers on Instagram. And of course I have to be the paint-covered walking disaster who falls for said famous tenant.
The problem? Tate and I, we’re not compatible…at all. He’s arrogant. I’m stubborn. It’s a train wreck waiting to happen. 
R. Linda drinks wine and writes books.
A coffee addicted, tattoo enthusiastic fangirl with a slight obsession for a particular British boy band and solo artist, she is a writer of Contemporary YA/NA Romance and Suspense, sometimes dabbling in Paranormal as well.
Renee lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two sons. When not writing she can often be found reading books to her children and cuddling up with them on the couch to watch their favourite movies.
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