R E V I E W ➠ Hard To Hold by K. Bromberg


(Play Hard #2)


The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation
Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie
British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal
The goal? To convince him to stay in the States
But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve to prove all our critics right.
I never should have agreed to take the fall
But I did and I’m a man of my word
Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for
The only bright side is Lennox Kincade
Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits
Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down
But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I’ve read every single one of her books including book 1 in this series! This one took me by surprise!

So, this series definitely has a theme since it revolves sisters that each get their story. In book 1 I wasn’t fond of the overly strong heroine and we also get it here except this one is a rebel on top and very out going. So basically it’s more action and focusing on the story line. Which is fine, but it’s a turn off for me when the heroine is careless, rebel and just a ‘fun’ type of woman, takes away from the romance and little vulnerability for me. That said, here is what I enjoyed from this book I loved that the hero wears his heart on the sleeve, that the heroine may be strong and not a relationship but she really is trying to prove herself to make it in the world of men, the story line fits so well and smooth from book 1, that the hero and heroine when they have their “moments it melts my heart.

The hero ran away to the states to LAY LOW. I can’t say what happened but after an occurrence, he was told to lay low long story short he is here at the same location as the heroine who in fact herself was kind of thrown in the same area and around the same people for other reasons. watching these two dangle each other in front of each other then try to figure out their own reasonings along with trying NOT to fall for one another is an adventure on it’s own.  but after finishing it all, everything really isn’t as it seems, the heroine stubbornness but big secret heart and the hero’s slowness, it all won me over for good. The sweetest outcome after a long hard road filled with obstacles!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Pass Interference by Shanna Swanson


(The Gods of the Gridiron #3)


The god of the seas, Poseidon , is known for unleashing the Kraken
Paxton Guthrie, aka Poseidon, is in the prime of his young life. He’s one of the best linebackers in the league and has a carefree attitude that rivals his chosen profession
When a charity date takes place and he’s the raffle prize for the lovely, diehard #52 fan and local historian, Rebecca Ryan, a promising night on the town ensues. But these two unsuspecting souls are in for the surprise of their lives after the media catches them red-handed in a compromising position
All bets are off as they must fake an impromptu engagement, deal with their angry friends and families, and “play house” while the Gladiators’ reputation hangs in the balance… along with the real possibility of a Super Bowl
But Poseidon never imagined he would find his Amphitrite before he was ready! And neither the sweet-spoken Irish lass nor the jealous god himself anticipated falling in love
Their characters aren’t the only things at stake here. Family ties are perhaps sturdier than anything the Greek gods can invoke. PASS INTERFERENCE must be run in this instance—even if it’s from the defense
Will Pax and Becca’s love be strong enough to withstand a raging ocean of mistrust or is the arrogance of the sea god enough to knock him off his pedestal on Mt. Olympus?

RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the books previously in this series!

This one was INTENSE! That said, I mean that in a goo way and also Shanna really just wowes you with her characters because there isn’t one that is badly written or expressed. Again, I fell in love with the hero and heroine equally along with the side characters. This intense and sweet book really took me by surprise, Just what I needed from this series. When a one date turns into a long fake engagement for the right cause, neither of them thought what would come out of it. We have the hero Paxton aka Poseidon who is living his best life, care-free of relationship and a playboy…and the heroine Rebecca who I really loved her because she was shy but sweet and cute and nerdy and of course so in love with this football player with the # 52. They truly jumped into this without even thinking of the outcome but what comes out of it is TRULY BEAUTIFUL! Fake it till you make it, right?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Only One Chance by Natasha Madison


(Only One #2)


Mille
They called me the pretty boy on and off the ice. Hockey’s most eligible bachelor
When my teammate asked me to donate one date to his charity, I figured why not. Worst case, I’d spend the night with a fan. Best-case scenario, she would be hot. What I wasn’t expecting was for my dream girl to be the highest bidder
For years, she brushed me off, and now, I finally had a chance to take her out and show her who I really was
With only one shot at this, I really hoped I didn’t mess it up
Layl
At the top of my career, I was riding the wave of my sports talk show having the best rating on the radio
I also made it a rule to never date any sports players
It was my one rule, and I was sticking to it until I bid on the only man who gets under my skin
All it takes is one touch, one night, one kiss, and only one chance.

RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2020

Not my first read by the author! I have read the first book in this series too and will say that I can’t wait for the next story, Manning.

I have mixed feelings over this story and I will try and be short because if I went fully in depth I’d give away the story but I just mixed feelings about the heroine. At times it was a little slow for me and dragged a bit. The characters, well the hero is a fun outgoing player type of hockey player and the heroine is she is wild and out there and upfront but something just I can’t explain it but something didn’t fit with me for them. They both have the biggest hearts and when you get the sweet of both of them, it’s really sweet and your heart will melt but the in between and actions, and occurrences…I don’t know it felt off that’s really the only way I can explain it. I loved it but at the same time was like hmmm…

That said, there is a lot of fun in this, a CRAZY AF GRANDMA that is wildly inappropriate in all the levels, 25K and flipping GOOGLE haha! I can’t say I didn’t have fun reading it, the ending really grabbed me and two epilogues so I WAS happy and really ended on the sweetest note…minus Manning!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Only One Kiss by Natasha Madison


(Only One #1)


Ralph
Being traded to Dallas was a dream come true. I had everything I wanted, my game had never been better, and my wife was due to have our baby any day now.
What could go wrong?
Everything.
I was now raising our baby on my own. After hockey practice and games, I didn’t have time to sleep, let alone make sure my social media was up to par.
I never thought I’d get a second chance at love.
Candace
When my hotshot brother was drafted in the NHL, he didn’t have time to do his social media, so I took over for him. Little did I know it would become my career.
My plate was full with over fifty NHL players, and I wasn’t taking on any new clients.
Yet when he showed up on my doorstep with the cutest little girl in the whole world, I couldn’t say no.
I was just helping, but it turned into more than that. He’s the man I’ve been waiting for.
All it takes is one touch, one night, one chance, and only one kiss. 

RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I am very familiar with her work and writing style. I was excited to see these two get their story! It was nothing I expected and everything I needed. I do have to point out because it bothered me a little much, dare I say it: once they did get together sexually that is, it felt a little hyper speed and much for me. I say slightly but enough for me to have to mention it. A sweet, slow-burn and sizzling Single-Dad that’s a must read! Excited for more in the series!

This story took me by surprise, we have a single-dad with the cutest little girl named Ari and a hard-ass work hard and have life organized heroine who is the sister of the hero from This is Crazy hockey series if you remember. So, that same sister that was so harsh to Zara her brother’s now wife, yeah. Anyways, when Candace meets Ralph it’s under the impression that he needs her services…work services you perv 😉 Candace manages social media accounts for the players. When Candace sees Ari her heart is already gone, then he takes Ralph on and when the lines start to blur they both want to jump in head first but with Ralpha’s past which is a doozey and Candace that is a happy girl in general wanting the house, white picket fence and more kids…well, secrets come out…the only question now is, will she be able to either accept it or he change for Candace?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Bad Boy Best Friend by Hope Ford




He’s Breaking All The Rules
He’s her BFF – Best Friend Forever
And he’s off limits.
But now that she’s single,
He wants to change the rules.
So why can’t they be best friends with benefits?
Oh yea, because he doesn’t like those rules either.

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020

The way she’s looking at me mirrors everything I’m feeling right now. I shouldn’t be looking at my best friend like this.

NEW TO ME author and books! The cover is what caught my eye first and then the blurb, I don’t normally read best friends Romance because of the over-angst and the hero or heroine usually dating other people and such, but I really wanted to give this a try.

First of I want to say that the words and writing style for being a NEW to me author, was fantastic I connected with it right away. Now this is on the shorter side too so it was a little hyper speed on the feelings and actions. I wasn’t a fan of their form of ‘conclusion’ on what had happened between them (as you can tell I can’t say too much because it will spoil it) so that was the only thing that didn’t set right with., just was expecting something else. These two best of friends will have to learn to their accept the ‘plan’ or take a chance.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Shanna Swenson


(The Gods of the Gridiron #1)


They don’t call him Ares for no reason
Travis Redmond, the ram of a running back for the Atlanta Gladiators, may be a lot of things—hot-headed, arrogant, rash—but a cheater isn’t one of them. Until cheating is the only option he has to save his brother, Tucker, from the clutches of a dangerous criminal mastermind
When his impulsive actions get him an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT penalty and he ends up suspended and back in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, the last person he expected to see again was Skyla Larson, his former classmate from Brevidge High
Skyla isn’t the shy girl he remembers from Biology. She’s changed after a decade and man, is she scorching hot now… and with the sass to go along with it too! Sly little Sky’s got a few secrets of her own, including a particular person she’s investigating as Atlanta’s assistant district attorney
Their reunion and bar-side banter are short-lived though as these two suddenly find themselves running for their lives…and falling in love on top of that
Love has poor timing, especially when they have everything to lose including their hearts… The “god of war” may have found something worth fighting for—the mighty Aphrodite of his.

RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2020

Ares has finally found something worth fighting for…

Not my first read by the author. I am familiar with her writing style and this NEW series really starts off great!

I am so glad I had the chance to review this beauty. I was captivated from the beginning, the heroine Skyla Larson really jumps out at you from the start. Travis Redmond the hero is cocky, arrogant in the right amount, alpha and sweet and OH SOOO SWOONY! They both have some history being that went to the same high school, with all the times passed both Trav and Skyla have changed so much. Now when they end up at the same place again, not only do sparks fly but neither one is going to be ready for the feeling and events to come!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (The Gods of the Gridiron #1)
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R E V I E W ➠ Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills



(The Game Changers #1)


We start off with a lie on Valentine’s Day.
My blind date isn’t the studious guy I expected: he’s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic.
The next day I learn he’s Jack Hawke—bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn’t a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian.
But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I’m sure he’s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How’s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him?
Is Jack my real Romeo…or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart? 

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020

Not my first read by the author but it has been quiet a while since I’ve read any of her books. She happens to be on of my many moons ago when I first started blogging and bookstagramming, when I just read hehe so I am familiar with her but this was on another level. I had the chance to paperback ARC review this and reminded me how much I missed reading paperbacks. Also, have you seen the cover for this? Fit’s the hero perfectly!

You kind of get everything from this, the sexy hero the sassy and beautiful heroine, fun, laughter, sweetness, SO MUCH SWOON and even some sadness and pain along the way. It’s a great mixture between them that will keep you wanting to continue reading and wanting more of their beautiful story. The best part about this is THE MEET because Jack is enjoying his evening and when a beautiful woman comes up to him, he only thinks one thing: she’s here to rage over him, get an autograph, selfies…another fan. Little does he know, SHE doesn’t even know who he is, but rather thinks of who he is and JACK plays right into it. What happens after that? Well, let’s just say that the heroine keeps the hero in check and the hero’s heart is a lot bigger than anyone knew. SWOON CITY for this one, the hero really was the right amount of arrogant and cocky and the heroine was enough strong to stand her ground and see it through. Highly recommend this Book #1 in The Game Changer Series!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: #1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ The One For Me by Corinne Michaels


(The Arrowood Brothers #3)


Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.⁣
⁣Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.⁣
It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.⁣
I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.⁣
I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.⁣
Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.⁣
I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …⁣

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020

“I want to kiss you goodnight, wake up with you beside me, love you the way you deserve. So I’ll wait for your heart to be ready because mine is ready enough for the both of us.”

Not my first read by the author and I am very well aware of her writing style and books. Have read every single one of them, and of course she may not have been one of my ‘firsts’ authors but once I read 1 book and I was hooked. This is book #3 in the Arrowood Brothers Series and I’ve read the other 2 already!

This was a EMOTIONAL ONE. It hit you right in the feels! Sean took every single heart for me and I don’t say this enough but he TOOK THE CAKE for me in this series. I mean not only swoon worthy, but his heart….oh his heart! He is simply an amazing man, leader, friend, uncle and lover… so hooked to him i can’t even express it. Even though he and Devney  have been friends since they were little, as adults life is never easy yes, but when Sean aims to change that for Devney , tragedy strikes and no one will be ready for it. How do you let go of your hearts to protect another? Well, bring tissue or have it near you with this one, really will HIT YOU IN THE FEELS! The twists in this, when you think you have it figured out only to be surprised like everyone else, I really can’t say too much because this is a spoiler free review as always but also would ruin the book and trust me when I say that you need to fully go into this story! This book reminds of who Corinne as a writer is, because it wouldn’t be a Corinne book if it didn’t have all the angst but with feels!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #3 of Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Moon Shot by Tara Wyatt




Dallas Longhorns manager Javier Flores’ plate isn’t just full—it’s overflowing. Not only is he focused on taking the Longhorns to the World Series this year, but he’s also fighting his ex-wife for shared custody of his two daughters. He doesn’t have room for distractions, even if he is lonely. But when he wakes up beside his nemesis, sports agent Aerin Stone, the morning after a few too many drinks at a wedding reception, he is definitely distracted.
Aerin knows better than most what it’s like to have her heart ripped into a million pieces. She knows what it means to have her entire world crash and burn. And she knows that she’s better off alone, even if she did have the best sex of her life with Javi Flores. It doesn’t matter how good it was, because it can’t ever happen again. After all, she doesn’t even like him. He’s too uptight, too bossy, too sexy. Too dangerous. Too risky for her wounded heart.
But one night isn’t enough to quench the pent-up lust burning between Javi and Aerin, and for once they agree on something: they want more, even if it’s the worst idea either of them has ever had. Because everyone knows what they say about the best laid plans…

RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020

NEW to me author and books! I am so glad that I took this chance because I really really enjoyed this read!

One drunken night after a wedding, has Javi Flores reminding himself why he can never do this again, why he can’t have normal because not only is he under pressure job wise but in a nasty custody battle with his ex. Of all people to wake up next to it had to me his nemesis Aerin Stone. Aerin which by the way is a beautiful name but my heart goes out to her, not only does she have her walls up but she is so guarded not sure anyone can break in. Hahah but little do they both know, fate is about to throw a curve ball and given them plenty of chances to meet again, only making their growing attraction they both keep denying to one another that much stronger every time.

Favorite part about the characters is that they are well lived, in their early 40s and mature, funny and just feel real. The banter between them seemed more real to me, stronger and let’s not forget their chemistry and how sizzling this is. Very sizzling!! I would most definitely read more of the author ad in this series!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Dare To Tempt by Carly Phillips




He’s a smooth talking jock in trouble
She’s the solution to his problems.
Love is the last thing they expected to find

Damon Prescott had it all. Star quarterback. Money. Fame. Now? He’s being accused of taking performance enhancing drugs and banned from the sport and team he loves
Determined to prove he’s innocent, he hires tough as nails private investigator, Evie Wolfe. She’s able to bring a man to his knees with a glare, yet sensual in ways that take him off guard – and she’s everything Damon didn’t know he needed
Evie’s used to men dismissing her, especially playboys like Damon Prescott so she’s not buying the sexual lines he’s trying to sell. She’s with him to do a job, nothing more. But you know what they say about the best laid plans? Sometimes you end up between the sheets with an arrogant football player anyway
But when the case is over, can Damon convince Evie she’s the only woman for him or will she leave him tied up in love?

RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I also have read the first book in this series so I was prepared for this one!

I have to say I loved the first book but this was something else, in a good way. The heroine is a PI and the hero happens to be a FAMOUS FOOTBALL player that had something happen to him and it needed solving. It was the perfect job for the heroine, it was really fun and sweet. I don’t want to give too much out because it;s worth the read. Lot’s of adventure, secrets, mystery and suspense all mixed with some sweet romance and hot love scenes!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2 but can be read as Standalone
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