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review 2018-01-20 01:48
Slammed by Victoria Denault
Slammed (San Francisco Thunder) - Victoria Denault

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

Oh my gosh. This book. I loved this book! When this book made its way to my house, I really hadn't heard much about it. One look at that yummy cover and I bumped it close to the top of my reading schedule. I took another look at the cover and noticed the hockey stick and was completely sold so I decided to forget about reading schedules and just started reading this book. And I didn't want to stop. I fell completely in love with this book and am so happy that it made its way into my hands. 

This story focuses on Dixie and Elijah. Dixie works in the PR department at the San Francisco Thunder hockey team. Her brother is a star player on the team but Dixie is keeping that little piece of information under wraps. Elijah, or Eli, is an up and coming hockey player. His brother is the captain of the San Francisco Thunder and Eli is a goalie for their minor league team. 

Dixie and Eli are fantastic together from the very start. I could almost feel their chemistry dripping off of the pages before I even finished the prologue. I wanted to see these two figure out how to be together from the very start. Dixie works for the Thunder and is very dedicated to her job which happens to have rules about employees dating players. Eli doesn't play for the Thunder so a little flirting couldn't hurt. Oh boy, how these two flirt! Their flirting was a lot of fun. It was sexy at times and often funny. They pass cheesy lines back and forth which I found completely amusing. 

There is some drama in the story but I loved how there was never any doubt as to what Dixie and Eli felt for each other. Eli has some issues to deal with from his past which kept things interesting while Dixie had some serious family issues to handle. Dixie and Eli had things going on in their life but they always wanted each other. They just had to figure out a way to make that happen.

I would highly recommend this book to others. It had the perfect mix of romance, heat, and humor to really keep the pages turning. This is the second book in the San Francisco Thunder series but I read it as a stand alone with absolutely no problem. This was the first time that I have read Victoria Denault's work but I am looking forward to reading more from her in the near future.

I received an advanced reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing).

Initial Thoughts
I loved this book! Eli and Dixie were so good together. They had amazing chemistry and just seemed to be having a lot of fun with each other. The bad lines that they used with each other were fantastic.

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review 2017-12-09 11:23
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Slammed (San Francisco Thunder) - Victoria Denault

This is book #2, in the San Francisco Thunder series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Dixie is working in the publicist department for this amazing hockey franchise, she finds there are rules that restrict her personal life.  Rules she is willing to live by - to achieve her goals.  Until it runs into her current guy. 

 

Elijah is excited to be working with his brother's team.  It is like a dream come true.  He is extremely attracted to an employee, who is afraid for her job if they get together.  He has his own demons from the past, and forging a future currently seems like an uphill climb.

 

This was such an amazing addition to the series!  I loved the characters right from the beiginning.  Their banter, the tease, the sparks.... oh my!  This was a joy to read.  I laughed right along, and felt riveted when with each new page.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2017-06-14 00:00
Slammed: A Novel
Slammed: A Novel - Colleen Hoover This isn't really a review, just word vomit of my current thoughts immediately after finishing the book.

Contemporaries are not my thing, in general. I've loved a few, but mostly they bore and/or irritate me. This, and probably all the rest of Colleen Hoover's books, was seriously hyped for a long time, at least on tumblr (and maybe twitter?), and a lot of people I generally have similar tastes in books with seemed to love this, and recommended it. A lot. So, I bought it because the library doesn't have any of her books and it was on sale.

I probably should have loved it, or at least liked it a lot (and I wish I had), because of the slam poetry aspect. But that wasn't really a very big part of the story, so it was kind of like reading the YA(ish) equivalent of a Lifetime movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just not something I usually enjoy.

Layken annoyed me a lot, but I get it. She was dealing with a lot of crap, life sucked, etc. Will, though, ugh. I know he had his own life baggage to deal with, but there were a few points when I hoped someone would punch him in the face it happened, but not at a moment I was hoping it would happen, and I hope the other guy came out worse than Will because he was an ass and deserved a beating. Basically, I didn't really like either of the main characters. I liked Eddie, though.

Insta-love I'm kind of used to in books, but very much over at this point, so that didn't excite me at all. There was just a lot going on, a lot of drama, and I think I need to stop reading books like this because I just don't like them very much. (No offense meant for people who do like book like this, it's just not something that works for me in most cases. I kind of wish they did, though.)
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review 2017-06-14 00:00
Slammed: A Novel
Slammed: A Novel - Colleen Hoover This isn't really a review, just word vomit of my current thoughts immediately after finishing the book.

Contemporaries are not my thing, in general. I've loved a few, but mostly they bore and/or irritate me. This, and probably all the rest of Colleen Hoover's books, was seriously hyped for a long time, at least on tumblr (and maybe twitter?), and a lot of people I generally have similar tastes in books with seemed to love this, and recommended it. A lot. So, I bought it because the library doesn't have any of her books and it was on sale.

I probably should have loved it, or at least liked it a lot (and I wish I had), because of the slam poetry aspect. But that wasn't really a very big part of the story, so it was kind of like reading the YA(ish) equivalent of a Lifetime movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just not something I usually enjoy.

Layken annoyed me a lot, but I get it. She was dealing with a lot of crap, life sucked, etc. Will, though, ugh. I know he had his own life baggage to deal with, but there were a few points when I hoped someone would punch him in the face it happened, but not at a moment I was hoping it would happen, and I hope the other guy came out worse than Will because he was an ass and deserved a beating. Basically, I didn't really like either of the main characters. I liked Eddie, though.

Insta-love I'm kind of used to in books, but very much over at this point, so that didn't excite me at all. There was just a lot going on, a lot of drama, and I think I need to stop reading books like this because I just don't like them very much. (No offense meant for people who do like book like this, it's just not something that works for me in most cases. I kind of wish they did, though.)
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review 2016-08-07 20:38
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Slammed - Colleen Hoover

This was my first Colleen Hoover book and it was fantastic.  I fell in love with her writing style and how she tells the story.  The characters in this book were fantastic and there were so many surprises throughout the book.  I didn't expect to fall in love with this book as much as I did.  It was a fantastic read and I can't wait to finish reading this series.  

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