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Release Blitz: He’s A Player by Stacy Travis

To the world, he’s a sexy soccer superstar.
To me, he’s the arrogant jerk who broke my teenage heart–and my new fake fiancé.

He’s A Player, an all-new sexy second chance sports romance from Stacy Travis, is now available!

The last time I saw Tim Cheltenham, he was an eighteen-year-old soccer hottie with an irresistible English accent, a painfully gorgeous face, and an enormous . . . ego.

Fifteen years later, with a medical degree under my belt and a new dream job with The Strikers soccer team—his team—I’m not about to let Tim’s bad attitude and grumpy scowl ruin it for me.

But when my chauvinistic boss implies that he doesn’t trust single women to stay on the job long-term, I panic and tell him I’m engaged. And to my surprise, it’s Tim who comes to my rescue, offering to play my fake fiancé if I’ll do him a favor–cover up the truth about his injury.

The lie could derail both our careers, and I’ve got no desire to spend more time than necessary in Tim’s surly presence. And falling for him again? Ha! That’s never going to happen.

So with my job on the line, I say yes. Now, the more time I spend with Tim, the more I sense a softer side beneath those chiseled muscles and broody exterior. But the more I understand him, the harder it is to pretend that we’re just for show.

And when a rival player threatens to expose our secret, I’m terrified I’ll lose everything.

They say you have to fake it to make it. But what happens when love is the goal?

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About Stacy Travis

It’s a rough world out there, and we all sometimes need a good, romantic beach read, even if we can’t make it to the beach. I’ve spent many lazy days walking the streets of Paris and other gorgeous European cities, and if I’m doing it right, I’m bringing you a dash of romance and a vacay fantasy.

I can’t sit still, so when I’m not hiking, biking or running, I’m playing a very average game of tennis. Background music for writing undoubtedly features some U2, Lizzo, Billy Joel, Pink, Taylor Swift, and Led Zeppelin. Not necessarily in that order. And if I could only eat one food group, it would be cheese. Or wine. Or bread. Are those food groups? Whatever.

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Book Review: Icebreaker

Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA.

A competitive figure skater since she was five years old, a full college scholarship thanks to her place on the Maple Hills skating team, and a schedule that would make even the most driven person weep, Stassie comes to win.

No exceptions.

Nathan Hawkins has never had a problem he couldn’t solve. As captain of the Maple Hills Titans, he knows the responsibility of keeping the hockey team on the ice rests on his shoulders.

When a misunderstanding results in the two teams sharing a rink, and Anastasia’s partner gets hurt in the aftermath, Nate finds himself swapping his stick for tights, and one scary coach for an even scarier one.

The pair find themselves stuck together in more ways than one, but it’s fine, because Anastasia doesn’t even like hockey players…right?

KU Book Review:

Nate’s and Stassie’s story had me hooked from the start. Two of the most likeable characters I’ve every had the pleasure to read. What I really love is that the fundamentals of their characters didnt change throughout the book, which so often happens in other books I’ve read.

The more serious themes addressed in this book were handled really well.

I particularly loved how incorporated the b characters were. That the relationships these two have with the hockey guys and her best friend always fit beautifully with the story and they never seemed just stuck in there. If you are a fan of hocket romance grab this one.

RELEASE BLITZ – Blitz by Allie Lasky 




Title: Blitz
Series: X’s and O’s #2
Author: Allie Lasky
Genre: College Sports Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2022


BLURB

Forgiveness is brutal.

It’s worse when the hurt hits you on your blind side. And it’s impossible when the heartbreak comes the night before you leave for college, thinking you’re on the same page with the love of your life when it comes to being hundreds of miles apart for the next four years.

Tucker carries the hurt of Mason walking away, and it keeps him stuck – unable and unwilling to move on. When she transfers to Tucker’s school for their final year, it’s a hit he isn’t ready for.

Mason has one two three things on her mind: run her best track season yet, get into grad school, and convince the love of her life to give her another shot.

Things don’t necessarily go in that order – or to plan – as they work through the history of their heartbreak, and it doesn’t help that their years apart dealt blows that caused even more pain.

Tucker is the defensive tackle usually running the blitzes. But this one he won’t see coming.





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Allie Lasky loves writing happy endings… both the PG-13 version and the more risqué variety. Her stories frequently feature athletes and sports adjacent professionals. As someone who referred to all athletic endeavors as “sportsball” only a few short years ago, she has developed into quite the sports fanatic. She is a diehard fan of the Boston Bruins and the University of Michigan. In her limited free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and the gremlins, the world’s cutest kids. Allie is a San Diego, California native and is allergic to rain, snow, cold weather, and mosquitos.


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RELEASE BLITZ – Blade by Jenna Galicki 




Title: Blade
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2022


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He’s the all-American athlete and every woman’s dream, including mine. But he could end up being my worst nightmare.

I’ve worked with professional athletes for my entire career, vowing never to cross the line of the doctor/patient relationship—until Robert Blade walks into my practice. He’s my secret crush. My kryptonite. The hunky, blond-haired, blue-eyed offensive lineman with the perpetual smile could be the one person to make me break an oath I’ve sworn to for years. He could also expose everything and destroy what’s left of my family.

The last thing I need is to be sidelined by an injury at the beginning of the NFL season. Enter Dr. A.C. Morgan, New Jersey’s top Doctor of Physical Therapy. Her credentials are impressive and impeccable, just like her appearance. But there’s something familiar behind those sexy librarian glasses and under the neat bun at the nape of her neck. And I’d recognize those sweetheart lips anywhere. I know exactly who she is—or do I?







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Jenna Galicki writes rock star romance in multiple genres including mf, mmf, and mm. She has received a number of awards for The Prince of Punk Rock, Book 1 in the Radical Rock Stars Series.

A native New Yorker, she now resides in Southern California. She’s a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she’s not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.


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: Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey 

Title: Risk On Ice
Series: A Boys of Winter Novel
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 11, 2022


I, Alex Hartwell, just screwed up big-time.
Now the hockey team I was traded to, the Las Vegas Wolves, have me on a short leash.
You’d think a hotshot defenseman like me would have known better.
Guess not.
But I’m trying real hard to behave now.
Why else would I agree to stay at my teammate’s house for the next three months in order to keep the team happy?
It should be a breeze, as Sebastian Alderman is cool. Only problem is I didn’t count on his hot sister, Kelsi, staying there too.
FML, as Hockey Code 101 says sisters are off-limits.
Yeah, I can’t take the risk. Even if Kelsi and I are wildly attracted to each other. Not to mention, she’s pretty effing cool.
But I better behave.
Or not only will the Wolves be breathing down my neck, but Sebastian will be too.
Risk on Ice is the eleventh novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

*can be read as a standalone*

 





Natalie – The Bookaholic –Risk on Ice was a sweet and beautiful story. It won me over with how utterly simple and natural it was.”

Thelma and Louise Book Blog – “This is one of my favourite hockey series. I love S.R.Grey’s writing style, her characters are strong, have depth and I know when I pick up a book I will be treated to an entertaining, well written story with characters who you cannot help but fall for.”
 




“Hilarious and perfectly ‘played’ sports romance that I devoured in one sitting! I can’t wait to read more.” – #1 NYT Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
“The usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn’t back down,” Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.” – Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills 

S.R. Grey is a USA Today Bestselling Author of the popular Boys of Winter hockey books and Men of Fall football novels. Both series can be read in any order or as standalones. Other New Adult and Romantic Suspense works of hers include the Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas.
When not writing Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams. Sometimes all at the same time!


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RELEASE BLITZ – WINGSPAN by Cambria Heber




Title: WINGSPAN
Series: Westbrook Elite #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: College Sports Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2022


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Ever feel like you’re being watched?
It’s an awareness so familiar I adapted to it long ago.
Then I enrolled at Westbrook University to chase my dream
and make up for someone else’s lost one.
The prying eyes I’d known almost since birth…
They closed.
Even still, I never got too close.
I made friends with everyone but confided in no one.
My dates were carefully chosen,
meaning I went out with guys I didn’t really like.
And then I was attacked.
I slept in Jamie’s bed while he stayed near me on the floor.
He gave me his number, told me to call.
Oh, I wanted to call. But I didn’t.
Now those invisible, observant eyes that always seemed familiar have returned.
But this time? They chill me to the bone.
Someone is watching. Lurking.
And it’s only a matter of time until whoever is out there does more than stare.
The only place I feel truly safe is wrapped in the massive wingspan of an Elite swimmer.
The very man I know I need to avoid.
But as shit goes down, it becomes clear I’m going to have to surrender something…
My heart or my life.







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Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than fifty titles. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a pumpkin spice latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching K drama until her eyes won’t stay open. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chihuahuas (the real bosses of the house).
Cambria has written in many genres, including new adult, sports romance, male/male romance, sci-fi, thriller, suspense, contemporary romance, and young adult. Many of her titles have been translated into foreign languages and have been the recipients of multiple awards.

Awards Cambria has received include:

Author of the Year 2016 (UtopiaCon2016)
The Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Series of 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)
#Nerd: Best Contemporary Book Cover of 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)
Romeo from the Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Lead (UtopiaCon 2015)
#Nerd: Top 50 Summer Reads (Buzzfeed.com 2015)
The Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Series of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016)
#NERD Book Trailer: Best Book Trailer of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016)
#Nerd Book Trailer: Top 50 Most Cinematic Book Trailers of All Time (film-14.com)
#Nerd: Book Most Wanted to be Adapted to Screen: (2018)
Amnesia: Mystery Book of the Year (2018)

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.
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Book Review : The Game Plan:

#hockyromance, #fakedatingromance

Hockey’s bad boy needs to clean up his reputation…

Bennett James has built his career at being the best, on and off the ice, and now it’s come back to bite him. The media has turned against him, and with a near career-ending injury, he needs to clean up his act and prove that he’s serious about the game. For Bennett, working with his old coach at his alma mater feels like a step back, but it might be just what he needs.

…and she’s just the girl to help him do it.

Grace Wentworth has always been the good girl, and she’s tired of that stigma. She wants to prove that she can get down and dirty with the best of them. The problem? She doesn’t know how.

Bennett will teach the good girl how to be bad, if she pretends to be his goody two-shoes girlfriend in front of the media.

But what happens when the game becomes real?

KU Book Review:

Bennett was a playboy hockey player who was being blackmailed by his coach. Grace runs into him and the two sort of hit it off. After awhile he comes up with a fake dating idea to help his image. He finally gats proof that his coach has blackmailed more then a few players. Grace and Bennett get through all the ups and downs, and are finally able to get their HEA. A fun fake boyfriend book that I am sure you will enjoy.

Book Review : Kiss Hard

#rugbyromance

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you a sinfully playful contemporary romance between two sworn enemies turned partners in crime…

Daniel Esera is a young god on the rugby field, a sexy and charming man who’s got the world at his feet. There’s just one problem: his sudden potent attraction to his number one nemesis–Catie River. No. Just no. Not happening.

Catie River is on her way to Paralympic gold, and she’s not about to allow Danny “Hotshot” Esera to derail her plans. Too bad her body isn’t cooperating. Even worse? Her heart might be coming along for the ride. No. Nope. Never.

The pair are united in their desire to remain enemies… until a stranger’s reckless action threatens both their careers. Now, the only way out for Catie and Danny is to pretend to be in a relationship. How bad can it be? They’re adults in full control of their hormones and their hearts. There will be no kissing. No PDA. And definitely no falling in love.

Let the games begin.

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I have read everything this author has written & loved every single book
This latest book is no exception, very rarely does a book ending leave me an emotional wreck but this one did
I am off to ‘re read the series now as it’s been a few years since I first read them and they are totally enjoyable, feel good stories with exceptional characters who have strength & depth, they leap from the pages & into your heart . My advice as always is start with the first book in this series for the timeline to do the reading experience justice. So grab your copy from the library and enjoy.

Book Review: Charmed by the Player

Things I hadn’t expected to happen on my birthday . . .

  1. To go from brunette to orange when I was aiming for blonde.
  2. To run into my ex and his new girlfriend, who happened to be sweeter than my favorite candy bar.
  3. To literally collide with a wall of muscle belonging to Lucas Donovan, the extremely sexy cornerback on the Virginia Thunder.

Did I say collide? No, I didn’t just collide, I lingered. How could I not? The man smelled like a dream, felt like heaven, and looked like a Greek god. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought my best friend wished him for me when she helped me blow out my candles. She was all about me finding Mr. Right, except I’d never been lucky in love . . . nor was I looking.

And despite all of his wonderful attributes, Lucas wasn’t my type. So when he asked for my number, I declined. Why? Because I knew he had cleat chasers and numerous athletic supporters at his beck and call. Totally not my scene. Instead, I decided to chalk our encounter up to a perfect ending to a perfectly messed-up day.

Thinking I’d never see him again, imagine my surprise when he popped into my store to ask me out on a date. To say I was thrown a bit off-kilter would be an understatement. Maybe that was why I eventually accepted. Or it could be because I knew my best friend would disown me if I kept turning him down. Not to mention, the man had enough charm to fill my boutique and then some.

Finally happy, I figured my luck had changed. Maybe Lucas Donovan was my Mr. Right. But then my past slammed into my present. And all I wondered was what that meant for our future.

Book Review:

He is a successful football star and she turns him down for a date. The story is about his pursuit and all the barriers that get in the way. Interesting characters. Lucas especially was one of the good ones!If you are looking for dreamy, fantasy filled, heart eyes but sadly followed by some teary eyes, this is your Football Fantasy/Angst Agony come true.
Carina Rose has brought back True Romance with a twist of steam.

Book Review : The Penalty Shot: A Single Mom Romance 

The one and only rule: Nothing affects our roommate agreement.
Being a single mom, my life revolves around rules.
But…some rules are meant to be broken.
And my new roommate is the temptation I can’t afford.

Asher Hart, the handsome, tattooed hockey player who’s doing everything he can to penetrate the walls around my heart.
I should have known that he would be trouble… but maybe a little trouble is exactly what I need.

He tells me I’m his good girl. That he’s proud of me. And shows me a side of myself I never knew existed until he walked into my life.
No matter how addicted I am to the way he makes me feel, I know it’s only temporary.
And now I just have to find a way to protect my heart from being the penalty.

The Penalty Shot, book five in the Totally Pucked series is a complete standalone.

KU Book Review:

My first book in this series and I had a good time with it. I enjoyed every bit of this story, and I loved that Asher didn’t shy away from Auden and Alex, he fully embraced her and her son, and everything that came with them. Fantastic book!I plan on add the rest of the series to my TBR list.