R E V I E W ➠ Catch by Evelyn Montgomery



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Hunter
One look. One touch. One sound of her beautiful voice, and I’m hooked.
Like a dream I never want to wake up from, she pulls me in and wraps me around her.
Consumed. Driven with need. Fueled by an unrelenting desire to make her mine.
One night, I take more than she has ever given before, which only leaves me wanting more.
Needing more. Craving more.
She’s the one I’ve waited for my whole life.
I’ll be damned if I let anyone, including our families, stand in our way.
She trusts me. Hungers for me, just like I want only to covet her. Forever.
But, there is one twist neither of us see coming.
A curveball, no one could ever have expected.
Still, I hold on tight to her light. Her beauty.
She’s my Angel.
Something about her makes me feel like I found heaven on earth.
She’s my best Catch, and I’m not letting her go.
Ever.

RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2020

Not my first read by the author. I am used to romantic-suspense and so when I got this, a sweet more swooney romance, I was thrown by it a little. So prepare, this is something different from the author, in a good way. Get ready to have your panties swooned right off by Hunter!

This is a story of two lost souls that live two very different lives, from the beginning. When Hunter and Rochelle meet, it’s by accident or fate. Rochelle gives Hunter a run for his money, he has to work hard at even getting her to go on a date with him, when he succeeds it’s a slow-sizzling-burn…he just can’t get enough of her. But having come from different lives, how long can they both maneuver the obstacles now society throws at them for being so different and not meant to be in their eyes? Watch these two try to navigate it, all while holding on to themselves.

This was a very sweet, fast love, opposite attract, beautiful and painful romance. Hunter is very swoony and you’ll fall in love with him right away, Rochelle our heroine is a little here and there for me because she started off very very shy and she springs up form time to time which throws me off each time. But them together, is simply beautiful. Sports romance with a twist!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Playing To Win by Stacey Lynn



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It was a three-week fling. Nothing more than a couple of college kids having some fun, but then I did the stupid thing and fell for Jude Taylor quicker than he can score a goal on the ice. And after one beautiful night together, he left for the pros before I could make my first cup of coffee.
I thought I’d put him behind me. I thought I’d moved on. Then he hobbles into my physical therapy office and I realize how absolutely wrong I’ve been—there’s no getting over Jude Taylor.
But now things are complicated. Jude lives half a country away and his career is in direct opposition to my need for stability. Most of all, getting involved with him could mean losing my job and everything I’ve worked so hard for.
Jude doesn’t seem to mind one bit and he’s all in. He might be a patient in my office, but he’s no longer the patient guy I remember.
This time, he’s playing to win, and the prize he’s looking to score is me.

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2020

She wiggles her fingers in a gimme gimme gesture. “Give me all the meat.” As soon as she says it her cheeks match her hot pink scarf and matching hat. I open my mouth, but she waves her hand. “Don’…don’t say it. I walked right into that. Made it easy.” “Sweetie, you can walk right into my meat any day. I’m always that easy.”

New to me author & books! I originally wanted to sign up for this but got busy and forgot then I heard so much good about it, I knew I had to give it a try to get an ARC either way I was going to read this beauty because that’s what it is, I fell in love with it from the first pages. Something about it captivated me and held that through the whole book.

This is a sweet sports romance. We have the heroine Katie who is a sweetheart, sassy, beautiful and smart. And the hero Jude who is the bad-ass professional hockey player and a big one at that, handsome, rugged and has a huge heart. I loved them both together. These two met 5 years ago and spend a little time together before they were separated by time…forward to when Katie runs into Jude almost literary, their spark has never died. But Katie doesn’t know if she can trust him again only to break her heart. This is a story of two people who met and are meant to be but time is a tricky thing but fate is an even trickier…so which way will they go again?

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ The Perfect Pitch by Samantha Lind



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Derek
The sound of the gavel crashing down,
Has my life flashing before my eyes.
Learning to play ball.
Falling in love,
Marrying an incredible woman and starting a family
Becoming a starting pitcher for the Indianapolis Lightning.
Everything I ever wanted… Until I struck out.
The same success that gave me the life I dreamed of,
Took it all away.
I’d do anything for a second chance,
Even throw the perfect pitch.
Jillian
A signature on a piece of paper…
It binds you to someone, or it can tear them away.
It broke my heart to file the papers.
Gutted me to sign them.
But this isn’t the life I envisioned.
Tired of competing to be his number one priority,
I had to walk away from the man I loved.
I needed to be strong for our girls, for me.
Life goes on.
People can change.
Now he wants a second chance.
But can I forgive the man who threw it all away, and trust that he won’t do it again?

RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2020

NEW to me author & books! I honestly received the Givemebooks emails about the cover reveal of this beauty and read the blurb and had to read it, it really caught my eye! Also the cover might have helped a little too!

So going into this I knew from the blurb that this will be starting off with the hero and heroine getting a divorce due to reasons. It started off good for me, until closer to the 50%, this is a VERY family based book and as much as I love those very much, to me it felt a little too much. The events that occur up until 50% are all just the family based…after-all this is a sports-romance so I was also expecting some interaction, which you do get around 60%. I guess it just went a little slow for me, there were times I thought something was going to happen but luckily they didn’t do that way. It’s about two people who know one another and are learning everything about each other all over again. It’s really BEAUTIFUL, the dedication, the sweetness of it all.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ A Favor For A Favor by Helena Hunting



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When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check. 

RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2020

“His man stick is pretty much broken. I’m not getting a ride out of this,
if that’s what you’re thinking.”

Not my first read by this author and have read many many of Helena’s books. This is the most perfect ENEMY-TO-LOVERS romance I have read in a while! Everything about this from the words to characters…L O V E D!!

Stevie is a woman living in a shadow, meaning her older brother who is the NFL star has always out shinned her and when he wanted the attention, Stevie did everything to be out of it. Living a life to prove to herself that she can make it on her own and not the help of her famous brother (who btw has his own book in Book #1 a lie for a lie) that said, I was excited and happy to see that Stevie was getting her own story.

The hero is Bishop who is not only a Hockey player in the same team as Stevie’s brother but neither of them know of one another. When they meet is a night that Stevie will never forget although she’d love to and Bishop was throwing out assumptions left and right. In his boxers….ONLY his boxers. That’s how it continues….only Stevie has a few tricks up her sleeve too.

When they both realize how one another is, things change and some of the clearing comes out. What happens after I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL so, I will say that there is a lot of laugh out loud moments, lots of hate to, mystery, sweetness, and the sweet sweet romance, not to mention the sexy scenes WOW on those. Everything came together so well and I couldn’t get enough!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ A Change In Tide by Freya Barker



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What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?
For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay.
A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2017

I knew he was a player, and just because he chose to play with me a little, when there weren’t any other distractions around, doesn’t make him any less of one.

-Mia

I have read this author before, actually was one of my firsts many moons ago and I re-read this beauty the other day because I was craving a familiar read and scrolled WAAAAAAY down on my kindle and found this gem. What I loved about this book is that you connect to it right away and it’s written so well!!

Jared is a 39 year old former hockey star, who had a career ending injury. When he essentially runs away to a small town by a lake into a big house, he has some surprising surprises that come up. Mia is a woman that has lived in this small town for a few years now and ran away from something that will blow your mind when you find out that the world really is that small. When she accidentally catches the new neighbor going at it with a leggy blonde on the dock, she is shocked at how much she wanted to watch….until a week later the same neighbor is seen hugging a brunette…a pregnant brunette. Her mind changes right away, knowing that men are pigs…well new neighbor stamped that strong. When they both meet it’s not love at first sight but it’s so so so beautiful, I don’t want to give out too much because honestly it’s worth reading and once you find out, you’ll understand why I kept it vague. Really just fell in love with this all over again. The world really is small and things never seem as they are, both Jared and Mia learn that the hard way.

There is romance, tears, swoon, sexy, little mystery, suspense, fun and so so so much SWEET!! A MUST READ!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #1 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Crossing The Line by Kendall Ryan



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Recovering from a pulled groin muscle isn’t exactly how I planned to spend my much-needed summer vacation.
But I’ll admit, being nursed back to health by my gorgeous friend Bailey, who’s just graduated from medical school, doesn’t exactly sound like a hardship.
We spend a week together at my family’s beach house, a week of swimming and barbecues, a week of entertaining my little cousins and sleeping right across the hall from each other. A week of watching Bailey grow closer with my mom and sisters, and my wacky but lovable grandma. A week of enjoying Bailey tending to me—which is saying something, because it involves a lot of shoving ice packs into my underwear and taping up sore muscles.
She’s funny and kind, and after just being myself for the first time in a long time, I find my walls come tumbling down. But when Bailey says she’s not looking for a relationship, I’m bound and determined to be more than just the fun hookup who sprained his groin a second time—this time with her.

RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2020

“You”ll have to work for me.”
“Then buckle up, sweetheart, because I’m damn good at working hard for what I want.”

Not my first read y the author, she happens to be one of my very first & early reads back too many moons ago. Also, I have read every single book in this Series. I have to say that each has it’s own story but interacts so well together, it’s like living through a lifetime of amazing characters. So I would recommend reading from Book #1 but they can be read as stand-alone’s.

We have the hero a member of the Hockey Team (from the previous books too) named Asher and the heroine is Bailey who is friends with all the girls in the group. They have never really noticed each other until recently, well more likely Asher noticed Bailey but she never returned any interest that he has noticed. So one summer when Asher want’s to go to his grandfather’s reunion, he isn’t allowed because of the recent injury, team management saying that if he traveled away, there must be a nurse present. Who better than Bailey who by the way offers herself for the job. She is finishing Medical School and it only makes sense. Hesitant a little but Asher takes her up on the offer and this ride, well let’s just say that myself was not ready for it, I thought I had t all pegged out but nope, the author has some tricks up her sleeve with this one. What has poor Bailey gotten herself into, being that close for a period of time with the man who is a man-whore, someone she has put in a category of off-limits because of his ways. This really truly is a fun ride to take, I don’t want to say too much to ruin anything, as always spoiler free review’s but something about this was just so sexy, sweet and romantic!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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HOT JOCKS SERIES

R E V I E W ➠ This Is Forever by Natasha Madison



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Becoming a teen mom at sixteen was not what I expected, but then again, neither was being a single parent. Still, I wouldn’t change my past because that boy is my world.
Hockey is the only thing my son seems to care about, so I work two jobs to make sure he can play. I’d do anything to make sure he doesn’t suffer because of the bad decisions his father made.
When he won a whole summer of hockey training, I knew in my heart he was going to have an amazing time.
What I wasn’t prepared for was meeting his new summer coach.
He was magnetic, powerful, and a player—in all forms of the word.
If my life had taught me anything up to this point, it was how to avoid making bad decisions, and Justin Stone was the definition of a bad decision.
I could never be a woman his family approved of. Even if I wished I could be.
Justin
Growing up as the son of a hockey God is one thing. Growing up as the brother of a second hockey God is another. I had big skates to fill, so it was a good thing I loved every second of it.
Summer was my off time, my time to let loose, but when they ask me to coach a hockey camp for underprivileged kids, I couldn’t say no.
But when she walked in holding a little boy’s hand, my heart stopped beating. Or maybe it started for the first time.
They were a package deal, and I knew this—wanted it more than I’ve ever wanted anything. It didn’t take long to realize that no matter what happened,
I would do anything to protect them.
She is the only one I want to be with.
When push comes to shove, I have to prove to everyone that this is my choice, and This is Forever.

RELEASE DATE: January 14, 2020

“I want to take you into my arms, put my hands on your fae, and kiss the ever.loving shit out of you.”

-Justin

This tiny woman who comes at me with guns blazing and ready to go to war doesn’t even know how much she is worth.

-Justin

Not my first read by the author, one of my favorites! And I also have read the previous books in the series. And that series already contains some TOP 2019 reads for me, and I have to say that THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE. Something about Justin being the youngest and a single mom to a kid who worships Justin as the player and adores him as a man. This will melt your heart!

I don’t know where to start with this so a little about the other books, they are all about the Stone family and let me tell you, all are different in the same if that makes sense. You get an amazing sports romance form all of them and what’s best is that, these are the re-read type of books…at least to me. I can’t wait to start from Book #1 again! You just get so invested in this Series, it’s like living it and everything sticks with you!!

In this one you have Justin Stone who is the youngest in the Stone family and also the sweetest. He meet’s Caroline the heroine once and that’s all it took for him. What happens next is: friends-to-romance, an adorable and the most sweetest child alive Dylan (heroine’s son) some danger, lot’s a SWOON in all the directions, hardship, sexy moments, stealthy kisses, laughter, love OH THE LOVE this one is unbelievably family oriented and will seriously melt your heart. You will laugh, worry, cry, sizzle and happy tears cry in this one. A DEFINITE MUST READ, hence it being on my TOP 2020 and my very FIRST one of 2020 as well!!

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #4 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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This Is Series

R E V I E W ➠ Out Matched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young



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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact. 

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2019

Okay, so I could admit that he was attractive in that caveman, overtly masculine, alpha-male kind of way that some woman found appealing. I wasn’t one of them.

-Parker

She melted into me. Perfect. A fucking gift in the middle of chaos. I kissed her and the world slipped away.

-Rhys

Not my first read by both author’s, actually I read Kristen before any of this and of course Samantha young as well. These ladies are a POWER-HOUSE seriously with this book, I started this at 9pm on a night and stayed up till 2am because I couldn’t put it down.

It was fun, quirky, sexy and romantic! A big strong tough fighter vs. the little pixie powerhouse. Parker Brown may might short but she is fierce, smart SO SMART and caring, even about the universe. Their first meet might have been under false pretenses but what happened after was a BEAUTIFUL MESS!!

Rhys and Parker are MAGNIFICENT TOGETHER, the enemy-to-lovers is right on spot, the chemistry between them, the banter, the EVERYTHING! Rhys has grown up with expectations to fulfill all his life. After the loss and living to save something that from the past, he doesn’t know anything else. Parker, trying to make it in the world of men, is strong yet vulnerable at the same time. These two teach each other a thing or two, mainly how to feel again.

p.s. Rhys’s kisses are stealthy.

TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Blindsided by Amy Daws



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What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?
Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.
Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorably-freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.
Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered.
However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.
What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off.
Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.

RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2019

“Now ride me hard and fast, treasure. Ride me like you mean it.”

-Mac

Not my first read by author and the blurb got me on this but then she came out with the cover and HELLLLOOOO THERE!!!!! After reading some heavy books in a row it was nice to jump into a fun and sweet rom-com.

Freya, there is something so innocent and sweet but full of sass and backbone about her. I instantly fell in love with her. A woman that has put herself in a class and just living through life, when enough is enough and she wants to do something about it. That’s where Mac comes in!! Also it’s the best when Freya calls sex “the sex” haha!

Mac suggest a great idea because they are best mates and nothing can go wrong. WRONG! Everything went wrong in all the sense. When lines are blurred and crossed, are these two going to be able to hold strong? This is a whole new level of SCOTTISH talk and sexy Scottish talking!! It’s really a light-hearted read but with so much deepness to it, it touches on a lot of basic but important issues.

BEWARE OF THE CAR-WASH *smirk* and Plus size Cat PJ’s!
The sweetest HEA!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Trying To Score by Kendall Ryan



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Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive … Double check.
I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.
But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn’t have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.
Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?
Is me.

RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2019

Lipstick stains on my skin, kiss marks along my thigh and, oh fuck, on my cock. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get this visual out of my head. Not that I’d ever wanted to.
I’m gone for her–big fucking time.

Not my first read by author & I have read every single book in this amazing series!! Needing more of course I was super excited for this one too!! And am SO GLAD I got a chance to read and review this one, A MUST READ! ABSOLUTELY LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!

This is the story of Teddy and Sara, Teddy who has been in the previous books and the one I kept thinking WILL HE HAVING HIS OWN BOOK and boom, prayer answered. Something about him, young at heart and just so beautiful, handsome and sexy. Just something about him, even though he is a little wild and crazy, deep down the love her hides and has…breathtaking! Until that one time in the bathroom and a video, Teddy is kicking himself and hoping he can be spared. But no luck, Sara is the lucky lawyer who is tasked with helping Teddy out. She is determined, beautiful, smart and catching. No time for anything but her work, that focus of her’s is admirable. When the two combine it’s like putting oil and water together. What’s beautiful about this is the rawness of both the main characters.

I can safely say that this is one of my favorite’s of Kendall Ryan!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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