The Off-Season – Megan Green

The Off-Season – Megan Green

38314316He had it all… 

The day Ian “Tag” Taggart’s world comes crashing down around him, he’s sitting in a fast food drive-thru, waiting for an order of fries. Golden boy of the MLB and shortstop for the Washington Rampage, Tag quickly finds himself losing grip on his superstar life with the use of two awful words: sexual assault. 

The only problem? He’s innocent. 

Tag’s willing to do anything to prove to the world he’d never commit the crime he’s been accused of. So when his agent suggests taking a break from the spotlight, he listens. The quiet town on Maple Lake is everything Seattle isn’t. And Lexi Barnes is everything he wasn’t expecting to find. 

Running from a past she can never escape, Lexi wants nothing to do with her new neighbor. But fixing up an old house takes more work than anticipated, and the new guy in town happens to have quite the set of carpentry skills. She won’t let herself fall for him though. She has no room in her life for love. 

If only someone would tell her heart that. 

He’s funny and charming. She’s closed off and rude. 

Together, they’re like fire and ice. 

Prepare to get burned this Off-Season.

I’d like to thank Give me Books promotions for sending me an e-arc of this book in preparation for its spinoff release!

The book begins with Ian dealing with the aftermath of being falsely accused of a sexual assault and Lexi who is running from something from her past. I really enjoyed the story, we get a good look at the kind of crap that Ian has been through during the 6 months of being accused.

I really loved Ian’s character that he was so stubborn that he wouldn’t let Lexi hide behind her walls she had built up and that he was so persistent even at times when she was ignoring him. I loved his personality, also the fact that everyone he met seemed to have loved him. I liked how he was willing to help Lexi out even if she refused. I loved him. I loved the lengths he was going to try to prove that he wasn’t going anywhere for Lexi.

From the beginning of this book, I was trying to figure out what Lexi was hiding and what made her feel so terrible, that she felt like she couldn’t live. Man, when I found out, I was a mess, I’m not going to say because it’ll spoil it. But it all kind of made sense and her being so closed off made sense. I loved her personality and that she tried to do the right thing when it came to Ian. She believed she didn’t deserve to be happy and it was sometimes so hard to read those chapters because it’s like everyone deserves to be happy. Honestly, Lexi was such a heartbreaking character but when she began to open up she was such a nice and funny person.

I loved how their relationship built, the actual getting together was so slow paced but it worked considering how closed off she was. I loved it, once they got together it was full throttle ahead. I loved their relationship, how he basically brought her into the light. It was wonderful.

This book made me sob, by the end of this book I was full on crying the ending broke my heart and then fixed it. But I cried, I was so heartbroken as Lexi broke up with Ian and they were both feeling the effects it was so horrible and I felt every ounce of pain. Even more so when Lexi’s past comes to forgive her, I was bawling like a little baby. I didn’t expect to be so emotional reading this but I was and it was a nice surprise. The writing was absolutely amazing to be able to make me cry is a big achievement and it was just so beautiful. The way how both Ian and Lexi healed each other with their pasts it was beautiful.

I loved this book. I loved the author’s writing. It was fabulous. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wingman – Katie McCoy

Wingman – Katie McCoy

39883880Chase McKenna is the hottest bartender in the city… and he knows it. Sexy, charming, and abs for days? It’s no wonder every girl who walks through the doors is panting for him. 

Except me. 

I’m stuck crushing on my perfect boss, who has zero idea I’m even alive. I need a plan to catch his attention… and who better to teach me the tricks of seduction than Mr. Panty—Dropper himself? 

The rules are simple: no strings, no stress, and definitely no feelings. But it turns out, Chase is way more than I bargained for, and as for the sparks flying between us…? 

You can’t teach chemistry like this. 

Soon, we’re throwing our lesson plan out the window — and our clothes right after it. We’re breaking all the rules, and my heart’s on the line, but now I’m wondering… 

Must all good flings come to an end? 

I’d like to thank Give me book promotions for sending me an e-arc of this book, it is much appreciated! This is a spin-off of the book Rascals which I also read and loved! So I went into this with high expectations and of course they were met! This book melted my heart, Kelsey also gets on my nerves slightly but I’ll go into that in a second.

Kelsey, I loved her personality and how cheeky and fun she could be! Also when she was with Chase how confident she was then. What slightly annoyed me with Kelsey is she was always putting herself down when it came to her body image, and that she was always comparing herself to other women which were slightly annoying, because it was like she struggled to see the good parts of herself at times. So slightly annoying other than that I really enjoyed Kelsey’s character.

Chase, oh I loved his cocky self-confidence it was brilliant! Although he was at times so blind to his own feelings for Kelsey as well as hers for him. I thought his little lessons were funny, and that they were just a really awesome couple. I loved how their relationship grew and all though they were meant to be lessons when he started getting jealous I couldn’t help but think yes! Even more so when Kelsey’s boss was around. I loved their banter with each other.

I enjoyed this story so much and of course I enjoyed seeing all our lovely side characters, I can’t wait for their books, the more we see them the more I want those books!

I loved how supportive Kelsey was of Chase’s beer making, and that she was interested in the process as well. I loved that, and the fact Kelsey even left alone time with her boss who she had a major crush on to go and support Kelsey. They are goals.

I also loved how supportive of Kelsey Chase was when it came to her family, her mother was an absolute nightmare and I loved when Chase stuck up for her and made her feel better rather than shit. He brought her confidence back up for her and I absolutely loved that! This story was so cute and I rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Rascals – Katie McCoy

Rascals – Katie McCoy

38464315He’s keeping me up all night long… 

Emerson Hayes is sexy, arrogant, and has abs that would put a Hemsworth to shame. He’s also opening a bar with his buddies right below my apartment. Goodbye, peace and quiet, hello sleepless nights fantasizing about my hot new landlord… 

But when my stuffy workplace makes it clear I need a plus-one for our events, I have the perfect way to even the score. Emerson is A+ arm-candy… as long as I can resist taking a bite. Our arrangement is supposed to be just for show, but Emerson is like that fifth shot of tequila: tempting, intoxicating, and liable to leave me flat on my back with my panties around my ankles, begging for more. 

Maybe I should stay for just one more round… 

I’d like to thank Give me book promotions for sending me an e-arc of this book in preparation for the spin-off release book.

I loved the chemistry between Emerson and Alex, and the way they met in the elevator was hilarious! It was such a funny, cute, heartwarming story. I enjoyed this story so much and after reading the Young Elites it was exactly what I needed and it gave me everything I wanted. It was off to such a great and humorous start and I soon fell in love with both Emerson and Alex.

I loved that Alex was a lawyer a high powered female, who was working hard to get what she wanted and was willing to put in the extra work to get what she wanted. She made it straight to the partners of her law firm that she would not use her relationship with Emerson to gain business with his dad which I respected the hell out of. Like you go girl!

Emerson after meeting his dad you understood way more where his passion for the bar came from and how well he wanted the bar to succeed and I loved that he was so focused on it doing well.

I love that bar.

I also loved the side characters, Chase, Sawyer, Dante and Liam all of Emerson’s friends who also had a stake in the bar, I enjoyed how they came together to do it. I loved how we also got to see an insight to them as well and that they were so rounded characters and they felt incredibly real. I also loved Hayley (Emerson’s sister) I loved how she managed to boss all the boys around. I’m going to say it now. I think there is a thing between her and Dante. We’ll see if I turn out to be right because I’m sure each of the boys is getting their own story. I could be wrong about that.

As I say I really enjoyed the story, it was nice cute, angsty drama filled and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Young Elites – Marie Lu

The Young Elites – Marie Lu

23354036I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Wow why did I wait so long to read this book?! Honestly, I am kicking myself I waited so long! I loved loved loved this book! I am hooked on the series already! So I read this because of my friend Gabby who recommended it because of the A Book Nirvana summer reading challenge that we are doing.

I loved Marie Lu’s writing this is my first book of hers I’ve read and it was fantastic, I found it so easy to read and it just carried me along for the story. Also, there’s a map at the beginning of the book I love a good map, it so helps understand it all better. The world building was amazing, I absolutely loved the world building in this as well as the whole world as a general and the magic that the elites possess, it is just all built so well!

I loved loved Adelina like she was so dodgy it was fabulous, I love characters like this, they feel more real and dense and I love that. I thought she had a great backstory and how the history of her powers was revealed to the audience. I just thought she was a really brilliant character!

I fell in love with Enzo I mean he was a real dickhead but I still liked him and I knew from the moment I began reading it, that something was going to happen with that. I was right, I’m not going to say because spoilers, but from the moment I was like don’t get attached you know how these go you’re going to get heartbroken. So when the thing finally came I wasn’t as hurt by it.

I also loved Raffaele, he was such a great character! The King & Queen were so corrupt it was ridiculous! Every time they appeared I was just like I wish someone would kill them already!

It was such a great first book in the trilogy and I can’t wait to read the 2nd book when I finally get to it! I loved the writing and I just loved the characters! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Cleanup – Megan Green *Release Blitz*

The Cleanup – Megan Green *Release Blitz*

 

Title: The Cleanup

Series: Washington Rampage #2

Author: Megan Green
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
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Boy meets girl.

Boy screws girl.

Girl gets knocked up.That was my story with Brandon Jeffers, power hitter for the Washington Rampage
and baseball’s biggest bad boy. He came into my life like a line drive to the
face, and he left without looking back.

It’s okay though, because I’m determined to raise this baby on my own. I mean,
women for centuries have navigated parenthood alone…why should I be any
different?

But when the major league star shows up on my doorstep making promises I know
he can’t keep, my defenses go up and my expectations stay low.

Brandon says he can clean up his act…

I’ll believe it when I see it.

 

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Megan lives in Northern Utah with her handsome hubby, Adam.
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Besides reading and writing, she loves movies, animals, chocolate, and coffee.
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Shameless King – Maya Hughes *Release Blitz*

Shameless King – Maya Hughes *Release Blitz*

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Title: Shameless King

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: June 28, 2018

 

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A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

 

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.

Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

 

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

 

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

 

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

 

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

 

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

 

Only one way to find out…

 

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Maya Hughes is a Jersey girl, no not that kind! And she also thinks it’s super weird to talk about herself in third person 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, the music I listen to, and the people I know to create stories that sparkle and shine.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

 

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Wingman – Katie McCoy *Release Blitz*

Wingman – Katie McCoy *Release Blitz*

 

 

Title: Wingman

Series: Rascals #2

Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2018
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Chase McKenna is the hottest
bartender in the city… and he knows it. Sexy, charming, and abs for days? It’s
no wonder every girl who walks through the doors is panting for him.

Except me.

I’m stuck crushing on my perfect boss, who has zero idea I’m even alive. I need
a plan to catch his attention… and who better to teach me the tricks of
seduction than Mr. Panty—Dropper himself?

The rules are simple: no strings, no stress, and definitely no feelings. But it
turns out, Chase is way more than I bargained for, and as for the sparks flying
between us…?

You can’t teach chemistry like this.

Soon, we’re throwing our lesson plan out the window — and our clothes right
after it. We’re breaking all the rules, and my heart’s on the line, but now I’m
wondering…

Must all good flings come to an end?

Find out in the hot new romance from Katie McCoy!

 

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Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
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