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review 2017-02-12 14:14
Recommend flipping through before borrowing/buying.
The YogaFit Athlete: Up Your Game with Sport-Specific Poses to Build Strength, Flexibility, and Balance - Beth Shaw

It's a book that is supposed to utilize specific yoga poses to enhance/supplement/compliment your workouts. Goodreads says: "Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more!" I'm not a hardcore athlete and I haven't even tried most of these sports. But it sounded interesting.

 

It's not. I found this book very disappointing for what it purports to do. There are pictures plus descriptions of what the pose is, how to perform it, how to modify it, etc. And there are some that are assigned to particular forms of exercises. That's about it.

 

As a beginner of yoga, I had hoped there would be more to it. You can find most of this information online if you don't already know it. There is no specific table of contents that tells what poses go with what particular exercises (you find them as you go along in the book). If you're new to exercise as a whole or perhaps to the particular form of exercise you're interested in then it might be helpful.

 

But otherwise I was not surprised to read that the book is a rehash of previously published materials by the same author. I wasn't familiar with her or her work before picking up this book from the library but I was disappointed.

 

I wouldn't really recommend it unless you're a true beginner/am just getting into exercise, want ideas on how to integrate yoga with your other workout routines, etc. And even then I'd recommend you flip through this book first and compare with her other works to see which book is a best fit for you. Borrowed this one from the library and am glad.

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review 2016-12-31 21:11
Intended for Bristol: A Second Chances Novel - L.P. Dover
Nadine's 4 star rating

 

 

Jaxon is the bad boy that rivals all others, this sexy Kicker for the Carolina Cougars just doesn't know when enough is enough. We have seen him try to steal his teammates girlfriend in Catching Summer by arranging for the ex-girlfriend of the player to be found in his bed by the current girlfriend (that Jax wanted for himself) and had a used condom on the floor to look like they had sex...seriously who does stuff like that?? Jaxon that's who! So he's moved on and is trying to curb his outrageous behavior...like that's even possible...anyway, we saw that he can be a true friend to those he cares about like Hayden Hunter who we met in Defending Hayden along with her boyfriend and his teammate Derek. Now this is Jax's story and I had no clue what to expect.

 

Intended for Bristol (Second Chances, #8) by L.P. Dover

 

When Jaxon met Bristol he knew there was something about her he wanted, so he sets out to hook-up with her because that's his MO, just hooking up and moving on, then when he finds out that she's the sister of the new quarterback on the team that he doesn't like he thinks that this would be a perfect way to get back at him. Typical Jax, is he ever going to change?

 

Intended for Bristol (Second Chances, #8) by L.P. Dover
 
There is a lot of angst in this story because hey, its Jax did you expect anything less? But besides all of the craziness going on with Jax and his crazy ass one night stand turned stalker, I really liked Jax and Bristol together, they were good for one another.
 
Intended for Bristol (Second Chances, #8) by L.P. Dover
 
Each of the books in this series (Second Chances) can be read as standalone's but there is character overlapping so if you want the full immersion of the series so you know all the background of each of them start with the first book, otherwise feel free to jump on in with Jax and Bristol.
 
Intended for Bristol (Second Chances, #8) by L.P. Dover
 
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/
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review 2016-12-31 16:26
Kane & Nora get their story!
Becoming a Legend - Sarah Robinson Becoming a Legend - Sarah Robinson
Nadine's 4 star rating

 

 

This is the third book in the Kavanagh series and we get Kane Kavanagh & Nora Hannigan story...yes! These two have been butting heads since Killian, Kane's twin, and Fiona, Nora's Best Friend, got together in Saving a Legend. I had loved watching these two go at it and knew their story would be a good one and I was not disappointed at all.

 

Becoming a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #3) by Sarah Robinson

 

 

This story had a couple of twists that were unexpected but overall it added to the character of both Kane and Nora. The bad boy gets the good girl in this sexy, sweet, story of two people finding love when they weren't even looking for it.

 

Becoming a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #3) by Sarah Robinson

 

 

We have two Kavanagh brother's left to get their story, Jimmy & Quinn, and maybe we will be lucky enough to get a third book about their cousin. I hope we wont have to wait to long to get our hands on them. All of the Kavanagh men are strong, protective, loving and most of all caring; you can tell a lot about a man in the way he treats his mother and these boys worship the ground their momma walks on.

 

Becoming a Legend (Kavanagh Legends #3) by Sarah Robinson

 


***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/

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review 2016-12-31 15:47
She's more than just the Nanny!
Hard to Hold: A Hard to Play Novel - Katie Rose
Nadine's 3 star rating

 

 

Logan Hart is on the road quite a bit with his Professional Soccer team so when he back home he likes to kick back and have a few beers with his friends & teammates, and that is exactly what he is doing when his former hookup comes into the bar and plops a baby carrier down on the table and tells Logan that Cinnamon is his daughter and now he has to raise her. First off I was appalled that someone would do such a thing, but who am I kidding crap like that happens all the time. Poor Logan has no idea what to do next so he calls in reinforcements...his sister!

 

Hard to Hold (Hard to Play, #1) by Katie Rose
 
Isabella Bennett loves her job as a nanny, she gets to help show new parents how to care for the newest addition to their families along with helping mold the foundation that child needs in order to grow and strive in life. When Isabella is told that her new position would be to care for a soccer players child she's not to thrilled with the idea but she's a professional so she will do what needs to be done to show him the ropes and then be on her way. Well of course it doesn't go as either of them had expected because the chemistry is amazing between them.
 
Hard to Hold (Hard to Play, #1) by Katie Rose
 
 
There is some angst of course but it's not over the top and it was really something that most people would have to deal with if they were in the same situation. I really enjoyed this sweet and sexy romance and I look forward to reading more books in this series.
 
Hard to Hold (Hard to Play, #1) by Katie Rose
 
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/
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review 2016-12-31 01:03
Not your typical rich guy meets poor girl story
Hooked - Brenda Rothert
Nadine's 3 star rating

 

 

Miranda is working two jobs to put herself through college to say that she has no time for a relationship would be an understatement, but when Jake the Hot Hockey Player starts flirting with her can she believe that he really wants her and not another notch on his bedpost? 

 

Hooked by Brenda Rothert
 
Jake is having his place renovated so he is living at hotel where Miranda is a housekeeper and after the first time they meet while she is cleaning his room things don't exactly go well. Miranda is convinced that he is going to have her fired but is completely taken by surprise when her boss tells her that Jake insists that she is the only one that he wants cleaning her room. I have to mention that Miranda's boss is a total ass and I never really understood why he was always getting on her about things.

 

Hooked by Brenda Rothert
 

I really enjoyed the way Jake and Miranda interacted and flirted with one another even though they both new that they shouldn't be....well, I need to correct that statement because Miranda is the only one of the two that had doubts because if she got caught her boss would fire her. Jake had his own reasons that he shouldn't be getting involved with anyone and that had to do with the fact that he was "dating" the hockey team's owners' daughter but he didn't care they would just need to keep it a secret. Yep he sort of was...but not really dating someone. If CHEATING is a big no-no for you, you really don't need to worry about that with this story.

 

Hooked by Brenda Rothert

 

This was a sweet story of the rich famous athlete falling for the quite girl that works hard to put herself through college while sharing a tiny apartment with her sister. This may seem like your typical story of rich guy meets poor girl but it's not, it's oh so much more!

 

Hooked by Brenda Rothert
 
Hooked by Brenda Rothert
 
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com
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