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review 2017-09-24 01:53
Review: Playing with Forever by Amy Andrews
Playing with Forever (Sydney Smoke Rugby Series) (Volume 4) - Amy Andrews

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

 

Amy Andrews delivers the ultimate meet-cute when a hot cowboy/rugby player goes searching for help with the possibly possessed Great Dane he’s dog-sitting. Playing with Forever starts off on a high note as Ryder and Juliet’s initial meeting has all the humor and crackling chemistry I’ve come to expect from Ms. Andrews’s work. What follows is a seriously hot story that’s enjoyable, though not quite as engaging as the first three Sydney Smoke Rugby books because the characters didn’t feel fully developed.

Ryder was a pretty likeable hero who quickly went from a playboy to a man head over heels for Juliet. Ryder is charming, good-natured, and seriously sexy, but I never felt like I got to know his character well enough for him to hold my attention. As for Juliet…I really wanted to like her. She’s a woman with a dream who has been through a lot, but again, I didn’t ever really get a sense of who she was beyond the basics. Because of this, her rather frustrating habit of getting irritated with Ryder over little things made me irritated with her more often than not as the story progressed. Juliet isn’t a bad heroine, but I wanted more. The romance is mostly based on sex and because there wasn’t a lot of depth to Ryder or Juliet it was difficult for me to understand why they fell in love. That doesn’t mean Playing with Forever is a bad story. Ms. Andrews’s writing is so much fun that even with the issues I had with the romance, I still liked the story well enough. The supporting cast – both human and canine – added personality to the story. Tiny the Great Dane threatens to steal every scene he’s in and I adored any scene that featured Ryder’s teammates. So while Playing with Forever had its ups and downs for me, I absolutely love the Sydney Smoke Rugby series and cannot wait for more hot rugby heroes.


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2017/09/review-playing-with-forever-by-amy.html
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review 2017-09-22 02:01
Playing With Forever (Sydney Smoke Rugby) by Amy Andrews
Playing With Forever (Sydney Smoke Rugby Series) - Amy Andrews

 

The dog is the star and the romance plays a close second in this immensely entertaining, laughably tempting, hard to put down romance.  The sports star with the sexy physique and his pick of women is brought down to size by a mischievous pooch and a slip of a woman with big dreams and a talent for dog whispering.  Playing With Forever is every woman's dream.  To find a guy that may not be perfect, but is willing to take a chance all in the name of love.

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review 2017-09-21 19:21
The Player and the Pixie
The Player and the Pixie (Rugby Book 2) - L.H. Cosway,Penny Reid
Rugby, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Next in the series.

The Characters:

Lucy Fitzpatrick: Little sister with the patience of a saint
Sean Cassidy: World renowned player (both on and off the field) and arsehole.

The Story:

Overall I enjoyed Sean and Lucy’s story. I’m not quite sure I could do for any man what she does for Sean so good on her. I carry a grudge with Sean from book one and in the end I won’t say I like him but I understand him and I love him with Lucy. He treats her like a queen.

I had a rough time with the beginning of this book but sticking it out was totally worth it. I like where their story is going and I hope to see more of it in the future.

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3.5 Stars
 
 
 
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text 2017-07-09 10:53
For the Love of the Game: "Lions vs. All Blacks - 2017 Series - Third Game"

 

Series tied 1-1 (third's test score: 15-15).

 

What a game, the Lions put on a defensive effort. I don't think any other country or countries could have withstood the All Black onslaughts, so good and heavy was the defense that I have never seen the All Blacks drop so much ball. At one stage the All Blacks had 78% possession and whilst the Lions never looked like scoring a try they continually repelled the All Blacks.

 

I don't think the All Blacks tight 5 have received enough praise, they virtually dominated the scrum and negated the Lions platform over the advantage line, something they could do in the 2nd test although with a man advantage. I was slightly perplexed with some of the penalties given in the latter stages of the game by Poite to the Lions that evened up the possession somewhat. Warburton was fantastic at breakdown and stole or slowed down so much ball, with Johnathon Davis a colossus in the mid field.

 

The question asked earlier in the tour who of the Lions players would make the All Blacks team, currently I would say Davis and Warburton, whilst Itoje is the flavour of the month in the press, I still don't believe he could oust Retallic and Whitlock. I was skeptical with Hansen calling in Laumape and Barrett for their first run on debuts however they were both fantastic, I am not saying Smith and Crotty could have done better however we will never know. It was also good to see the fridge running over people as is his want, with himself and B Barrett making incredible running metres along with the Lions Williams.

 

If you're into Rugby, read on.

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text 2017-06-30 13:01
Cover Reveal for Ruck Me by Rebecca Norinne.
Ruck Me: (Dublin Rugby #2) - Rebecca Norinne

 
Title: Ruck Me
Series: Dublin Rugby #2
Author: Rebecca Norinne
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2017
 


Blurb
 
 
She’s a free spirit; he’s a no nonsense kind of guy. When these opposites attract ... oh baby! It's game on!

I’ve called Aoife O’Shaughnessy a number of things, but dumb was never one of them. Through all the insane things she’s done—all the trouble she’s gotten into—I never once thought she was actually stupid. Until now. Because I just heard her plan to lose her virginity to the vilest human being I’ve ever met.

My first thought? How the f*ck is Aoife still a virgin? The second? Over my dead body.

So I volunteered for the job instead.

It might be the stupidest thing I’ve ever done, but once the words were out of my mouth, I couldn’t take them back. Now, I can’t stop wondering what it will be like to kiss the pink-haired sprite I’ve known my whole life, to hear her moan my name when she comes.

And I know she’s wondering about me too.

What started off as a bit of fun has spiraled out of control and now I’m in deep. I never meant to fall in love with Aoife … it was never supposed to go this far. 
And what happens next, just might break both of us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Author Bio
 
USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Norinne writes contemporary romance featuring smart and sexy heroines and the men who adore them. When not writing, Rebecca is watching rugby, drinking craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next story. Her favorite foods are popcorn, sushi, and French fries and she’s never met a Kelly Clarkson song she didn’t like. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccanorinne.com.
 
 
 
 
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