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review 2017-09-19 06:45
Sincere
His Convenient Husband (Love and Sports) - Robin Covington

Isaiah & Victor have a flash of sexy in their past that may come back to bite them.  Isaiah is offering to help Victor stay here in America.  To go home for him would be death.  Isaiah struggles with this, since he is very attracted to Victor and has a hard time staying hands off.

 

Victor is starting to have real feelings for Isaiah.  He finds the many parts of his personality very attractive and knows he is falling for him.  How do you find love when the person you care for has no interest in falling?

 

This book was really sexy.  I loved the interaction with the characters.  The pages sizzle with electricity from the main characters chemistry.  I love that the backstories of both are varied, diverse, and very real and easy to understand.  Really good read.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publisher.

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review 2017-09-09 14:36
Right here
The Quarterback - Mackenzie Blair

Matt is in a very difficult place.  Literally.  He is in a very conservative school.  Where he plays football.  With people who would kick him out if they knew the truth.  Then he meets him.  The man who will change everything about what he needs.

 

Trevor feels used by Matt at first.  Does not really get what he wants.  Then he finally admits to himself he has wanted Matt since the first time he saw him years ago.  The sparks flying around the room when they are in it together.... could burn a person to ashes.

 

Some stories stick with you.  This one will for me for a long time.  I thought the author's presentation of the personal feelings and obstacles that had to be overcome came across very real.  I will definitely look to read more by said author.  These characters were fun and entertaining to read.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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text 2017-09-01 08:10
Release Blitz - Most Valuable Playboy

   

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the swoony and oh-so-romantic title…MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY.

In MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, the NFL starting quarterback Cooper Armstrong needs his best friend’s sister to pretend to be his girlfriend. Violet is willing, but neither one expects their boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage to turn into a full-contact sport so quickly. Find out if their fake play will become the real deal or if they can turn back the clock to when they were just friends in this sexy new standalone sports romance!

   

Now available on all retailers! Get your copy delivered now! 

 

 

 

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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.

Don't let the fact that I'm the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I'm only a player on the field. I've kept my pants zipped all season long -- and it has been long -- because nothing's more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner's recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who's dead set on winning more than a date with me.

 

Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.

 

She's my best friend's sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don't even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she's my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he's negotiating my contract. Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is -- I've been riding the bench for years.

 

How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?

MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!

   

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"Lauren Blakely is a master at writing sexy, engaging stories that draw you in and make you fall in love with her characters. A definite go-to author for me!" - NYT Bestselling Author Melanie Moreland

   

“Lauren Blakely never ceases to amaze me with her sense of humor, her talent to write fabulous heroes and heroines and to pull an A game with a male POV. Most Valuable Playboy is a real treasure. - Becca at Little Read Reading Hood

 

     

“The slow burn, the teasing, the kisses, OH THE KISSES!!! MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY exceeded all of my expectations. Lauren Blakely has a knack for making a reader fall for her characters."

- Jess at Jo and Isa Love Books Blog

 

Add it to Goodreads here!

 

 

 

 

The business suit woman raises a hand, offering forty-one hundred.

 

Maxine’s eyes laser in on me, and she slashes an arm through the air. “Five thousand dollars,” she says, jacking the price up by nine hundred and staking her claim. I shudder inside.

 

The guy’s eyes widen, and he holds up his hands. “I’m out.”

 

My stomach plummets when the business woman shakes her head.

 

“Going once?” Sierra asks, scanning the tables, looking for perhaps one last big spender. My eyes scan the crowd, too. Hell, maybe I’ll find an escape hatch. A trapdoor to drop into and disappear like in a magic act. Maybe Trent will learn to read my mind. Trent, I’ll cover you for anything you bid. Just raise that hand, name a price, and save me.

My best friend’s expression is merely curious now as he watches Maxine and Sierra, waiting for the verdict. My opportunity to play yard boy slips through my fingers.

The look in Maxine’s eyes is pure satisfaction as she waits for the final word. She winks at me, as if we have a secret. Holy shit. She thinks I want this. She thinks I want her to win me. 

 

A flash of chestnut brown hair in the back catches my attention. A flurry of silver. It’s Violet, hands in the air, wildly flapping over her head in the middle of the ballroom. She brings her finger to her nose. And she’s tapping it, like fucking Santa Claus coming down the chimney, and Harlan tapping his nose to signal his agent, and all the greatest solutions in the universe at once.

 

My heart goes crazy.

 

It hammers in my chest. This is like finding an open receiver a second before you’re sacked.

 

“Going twice,” Sierra says, trailing off as she waits.

 

I raise my arm and tap my nose, too. Violet is the only one who knows I need to get out of this jam. She’s the only one I mentioned it to. And she’s the only one now who can save me.

 

“Ten thousand dollars.”

 

Holy shit. Violet does not mess around with my money. Her eyes widen, as if she’s surprised she bid that high.

 

My gaze finds Trent. He’s staring at his sister, slack-jawed.

 

Sierra’s smile is bright and wide. “Ten thousand dollars. Do we have ten thousand, one hundred?”

 

The room is hushed. Maxine’s expression is blank. She must be shocked. She probably didn’t expect anyone to vie with her to this extent.

 

I tap my foot, willing Sierra to close this quickly. Just slam the door shut, please, fucking please.

 

“Going one. Going twice.”

 

I say a silent prayer. I cross my fingers. I hope.

 

Maxine blinks, opens her mouth, and I steel myself for a disgustingly high counter bid.

But there’s only silence. No words come. Violet has shocked her speechless. This type of bid wasn’t in Maxine’s playbook.

 

Sierra raises her arm. “And a night with the quarterback is sold for ten thousand dollars.”

 

Talk about a Hail Mary.

 

 

 

       

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    About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In September she'll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter  

 

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review 2017-08-26 14:09
Grief
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys) - Lexi Ryan

Arrow is reeling from all the changes going on in his life.  He is on house arrest.  He is in love with someone he has to see everyday.  He cannot tell her how he feels.  And it is killing him.

 

Mia has a lot go on as well.  She took a job from her father's enemy.  She is trying to get through school.  She is also dealing with the man who makes her hot sleeping next door.

 

These characters are really hot!  This story makes me want to cry and scream all at the same time.  I was pleased with the banter, heat and pace.  I cannot wait to read more in The Blackhawk Boys series.  I give this book 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2017-08-11 18:54
Enemies to lovers
Dustin (Shifter Football League Book 3) - Becca Fanning

Dustin is an enemies to lovers romance and when I say enemies, I mean it in every sense of the word. Dustin and Brooklyn were on complete opposite sides of a coin. This one was a bit different than what I've come to expect from this author. I usually like her characters pretty quickly. Even with their faults, there's usually something to like about them. That wasn't the case with this pair. They each had their reasons for their actions - Dustin had no experience with competition and not being at the top of the list and a past bad experience shaped Brooklyn's attitude. Their problem was with the way they solved their problems. Dustin came across as arrogant and childish and Brooklyn was cold and unyielding. In fact, they both were so over the top in their actions that I wasn't sure I could like them. But, those actions kept me turning pages to see how this "romance" could possibly work out. I even reached a point that I was sure the only good outcome would be for both of these characters to get their just desserts. It turns out that Fanning knew exactly what she was doing. She sucked me in and kept me turning pages to see how this "romance" could possibly work out for these two. I don't want to give everything away, but the author certainly shows that there is redemption, even for what appears to be irredeemable. It just takes that special someone to open your eyes to what you thought you didn't want and to everything you can be with the right person at your back.

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