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📝Review📝: Jude’s Sweet Fire: Savannah Heat Book 1 (Savannah Heat Series) by Jessica McBrayer ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Coming Soon!

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Jude’s Sweet Fire

By

Jessica McBrayer

Series:  Savannah Heat Sports Romance Book One

Genres:  #Romance #SportsRomance #HockeyRomance #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticSuspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle:  354 pages

Publication:  June 23rd 2019

Read:  May 15th 2019  ARC provided by Chasisi Eason www.sidetrackedtourists.com

Add To Goodreads:  Jude’s Sweet Fire

Synopsis:

“Elskede, I just wanted to let you know how much I missed you today. I can’t wait to see you in my jersey sitting in the stands. So sexy. More than that, I can’t wait to see you wearing nothing but my jersey ;)”

What starts as a routine run becomes anything but ordinary for sexy NHL player, Jude Christensen, when he stops to rescue a yowling kitten in distress. He rushes the mauled kitten to Dr. Megan James, the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen. Even though she seems reluctant to respond to their instant chemistry, Jude is used to working for what he wants.

A new town, a new beginning, and a new life put Megan at a safe distance from the man that nearly killed her. But when her past returns to threaten her once again, the Savannah Heat captain walks a fine line; Megan is suspicious. She is hyper-alert to the dangerous difference between a man’s natural desire to protect his loved ones, and the need to own and dominate. Once fooled is more than enough for Megan. Will Jude be able to make her safe without interfering with Megan’s need to fight her own battles?

Jude’s Sweet Fire is the first book in the Savannah Heat series. Boasting a real hero, a spunky heroine, fun and sassy friends, Southern charm and danger. The passion in this suspenseful romance will leave you breathless with satisfaction.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jude's Sweet Fire: Savannah Heat Book 1 (Savannah Heat Series)Jude’s Sweet Fire: Savannah Heat Book 1 by Jessica McBrayer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love Hockey Romance? This trope is my favorite of the sports genres. Jude’s Sweet Fire is the first book in a brand-new series from author Jessica McBrayer. While this book is sweet and has likable characters, there is also a suspense aspect which gives the book the push it needed not to be boring.

Jude is the captain for the Savannah Heat and Megan is currently a veterinarian. Jude is not the alpha you would expect from a hockey player. I would say his persona is more gentlemanly. He is a loyal, considerate and protective man. Jude loves his family and his attraction to Megan brings his protectiveness to the forefront. This book has some dark moments caused by the suspense going on. I don’t want to give anything away so I really can’t say more about that.

Megan is a sweet woman. She truly loves her job and her heart swells with love when it comes to the animals she cares for. This says a lot about her character. Megan has danger following her but luckily for her, she finds herself receiving the attention from a gorgeous, protective hockey player. And while experiences from her past are telling her to keep to herself when it comes to men and relationships, there is something safe when it comes to Jude in addition to making her heart soar. I will say that Megan was very lucky to have Jude come into her life when he did.

This book is written well and flows nicely. Because this is the first in a series, the author introduces us to quite a few characters. These secondary characters gave the book more depth and has definitely piqued my curiosity as to what is coming next in the series. I’ll definitely be looking out for more.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ: Title: Defying Gravity, Series: An Ice Tigers Hockey Novel, Author: Isabella Cassazza, Genre: Sports Romance/Love Triangle, Release Date: February 25, 2019

Title: Defying Gravity
Series: An Ice Tigers Hockey Novel
Author: Isabella Cassazza
Genre: Sports Romance/Love Triangle
Release Date: February 25, 2019
Cover Design: Marianne Nowicki
Two men, a woman—an unexpected love story.

Tyler Wolfe has it all, or does he? He’s living his dream, playing pro hockey for the Boston Ice Tigers, and at thirty he’s become one of the NHL’s top scorers. Everything would be perfect if he didn’t have to hide the most important thing in his life.
 
Danny Fisher has had enough. Almost two years of hiding his relationship with Tyler have taken a toll on him, and when his very own hockey hottie is supposed to take part in his team’s social media dating show romancing women, Danny considers leaving Tyler.
 
Lily Parker is struggling with her career. Training young horses isn’t an easy job—one where she has recently been lying in the dirt more than being on the horse. An evening meant to leave her problems behind her leads to a chance encounter with Danny and Tyler, complicating her life even more.
 
Can Lily help Danny and Tyler overcome their problems, or will her presence cause even more trouble in their relationship?
Isabella Cassazza lives in Austria. She has been an avid reader from an early age, and when she’s not writing, she usually has a book in her hands. Other than that, she enjoys a good hockey game, equestrian sport and chocolate—lots of chocolate.Sign up for Isabella’s Newsletter and get the first free chapters for free:
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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Ice Hot: New York Nighthawks Book One by Tracy Goodwin ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Release Date: March 5th 2019

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BY

TRACY GOODWIN

Series:  New York Nighthawks Book One

Genre:  #Romance #SportsRomance #HockeyRomance #Standalone

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  March 5th 2019

Read:  January 6th 2019  *ARC provided via NetGalley

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40564939-ice-hot

PreOrder: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/600119/

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Synopsis:

The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.

Christian:They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.

Serena:I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.

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📝My Review📝:

 Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks, #1)Ice Hot by Tracy Goodwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Ice Hot by Tracy Goodwin!
This is a great start to what I believe is going to be a great series. Hockey romance is my absolute favorite of the sports romance genres. To me, there is nothing sexier than a hot shot hockey player. Additionally what makes this book an even better experience for me is I have found a new author to add to my TBR. Tracy Goodwin is definitely an author whose name I have seen before. Why I haven’t read one of her books before this, is a mystery to me. So I want to thank NetGalley for this recommendation. I will definitely be on the look out for the next book in the series. The author not only gave a great story with this books’s protagonists, but she gave us a good amount of inside on some of the other team members. I will also mention that Ice Hot has some of the most entertaining, loyal secondary characters I’ve read recently.

Christian and Serena…….
Christian is the new captain for the New York Nighthawks, NFL’s newest expansion team. Christian’s addition to this team and his recent two-time Stanley Cup wins makes him an asset the coaches and managers hope will lead the Nighthawks to their own trophy. Christian has had a tough childhood, with no support from his only living parent, his father. Since he came from nothing, he does his best to take nothing for granted. He is gorgeous, popular with women and fans but he has a side to him which is genuine. I think you should unravel the sexy enigma that is Christian on you own. Learning where he came from and how he got to where he is now, was a part of the book that the author used to really give us insight at what makes him tick. I will tell you, Christian is not all he seems. He was a gentleman. Was he perfect? No. Did he make mistakes? Yes, one in particular that had me wanting to kick his butt. Did he redeem himself? Hmmm…you’ll have to read to find out. I do promise you one of the happiest endings.

Serena is one of those heroines that I have crazy respect for from the first page. She is beautiful inside and out. But her most important attributes are her determination to be successful on her own terms. It was her determination, kindness, loyalty and take-no-nonsense attitude that made me her biggest fan. Okay, well second biggest when you consider how much Christian wanted her.

I won’t go into the detail of their relationship dynamic because you will enjoy reading that on your own. I will say there are insecurities among other hurdles that Serena and Christian will have to get over before their HEA. But when they do……One of my favorite happily-ever-afters!

This is definitely a must read. If you are a hockey romance fan, you can add this series to your TBRs. You won’t be disappointed. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ ~Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters,  Author: Nicky Fox,  Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance ~ Available Now!

 
Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters 
Author: Nicky Fox 
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance 
 
 
Add to your TBR – Goodreads
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Red Riding Hood Retelling 
 
Scarlett’s heart is heavy as she takes over her late grandmother’s estate. With many repairs needed, she hires the sexy lumberjack next door. He’s a little rough around the edges but he has kind eyes. With bills mounting, she gets a job at the local flower shop. A repeat customer that resembles a wolf in sheep’s clothing keeps coming into the shop requesting her services. Is he stalking her? 

My mate has returned. She doesn’t remember me and I’d like to keep it that way. If Red Riding Hood finds out I’m the one who broke her young heart all those years ago, she’ll never let me win her back. Another shifter is trying to make the moves on my mate. I’ll rip him to shreds before he lays a hand on her. She’s mine. 

Danger lurks around every corner in this shifter town. With a wolf hot on Scarlett’s heels, will her true love save her or will she be bitten into submission?
 
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Nicky lives in the Big D. Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.


 
 

 

RELEASE BLITZ ~ Claiming Holly by Aria Cole & Mila Crawford is Available Now! Genre: #HolidayRomance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Thompson was struggling to get by. Between trying to pay her bills and taking care of her six-year-old niece, she worried if she’d have enough money for their next meal.

But when she saw an ad in the paper, she realized maybe there was light at the end of the tunnel.

Bryant Sommers was a hotshot NHL player. He had everything anyone could want, even though he had no one to share it with. And he was happy with that.

But he had to prove to his manager that he was committed in all aspects of his life—including being in a relationship.

That’s where Holly came in.

What started out as a business arrangement turned into so much more.

And now all he could think about was claiming Holly.

 

 

Mila Crawford

 

 

Mila Crawford is a book lover and has been around them one way or another her whole life. She is a fan of happily ever afters, sassy heroines, over the top alphas, and most of all safe reads.

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Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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📝REVIEW 📝~ 🎄 ~ Claiming Holly by Mila Crawford & Aria Cole ~ Genre: #HolidayRomance ~ Release Date: November 28th 2018

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CLAIMING HOLLY

By

Aria Cole & Mila Crawford

Genre:  #Romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #OTTAlpha #InstaLoveLust #Standalone

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5  *Gorgeous cover!

Publication:  November 28th 2018

Read:  November 24th 2018  *(ARC provided by Adrent Prose PR)

Kindle Edition:  90 pages

Check out Claiming Holly on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42977733-claiming-holly

Buy Link:  Amazon http://smarturl.it/ClaimingHollyMCAC

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Synopsis:

Holly Thompson was struggling to get by. Between trying to pay her bills and taking care of her six-year-old niece, she worried if she’d have enough money for their next meal.

But when she saw an ad in the paper, she realized maybe there was light at the end of the tunnel.


Bryant Sommers was a hotshot NHL player. He had everything anyone could want, even though he had no one to share it with. And he was happy with that.

But he had to prove to his manager that he was committed in all aspects of his life—including being in a relationship.

That’s where Holly came in.

What started out as a business arrangement turned into so much more.

And now all he could think about was claiming Holly.

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My Review:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars!
Cute, sexy story featuring an OTT possessive alpha.
This book was pretty short and one that I gobbled up pretty quickly. Holly was a down on her luck single mom, just trying to afford life. I liked Holly a lot. Despite her unfortunate circumstances, she was strong and independent. Her daughter was sweet and adorable and her character added some depth to the story. Bryant was not my favorite. Unfortunately, because of his dominant, possessive persona, it took some time to warm up to him. Eventually he grew on me because of how he treated Holly and her daughter. Just like with any OTT alpha, Bryant was intense but he treated Holly with tenderness.

Holly interviews for a position which will force her to spend a lot of time with Bryant. He needs a hired girlfriend to prove to his boss he can be a family man. Bryant is a pro-hockey athlete and striving for the captain position for his teamHis manager convinced him that hiring a girlfriend will make him look better to managment. Of course, Bryant does not intend to keep a girlfriend once he gets the captain position. Ha! Once he set eyes on Holly, his attraction is instant and strong. Bryant has no intentions of letting her go. Ever!

As I said, this was a quick, fun and sexy read. A perfect addition to my holiday reads thus far.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Off the Ice A Breakaway Novel, Author: L.P. Dover Genre: Sports Romance ~ Review Included 👇 ~ Available Now!

 

Title: Off the Ice
Series: Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Cover Model: Jack Storer
Photographer: FuriousFotog
He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
 
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
 
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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📝My Review📝:

4.5 Stars…
Off The Ice is sweet, sexy and undoubtedly swoon-worthy!

Book Four in the Breakaway series did not disappoint. I felt like I was waiting for Justin’s story for so long. Out of all the men in this series, his story was the one I was most eager for. Too me it just seemed like Justin was making too many bad decisions and not thinking with his “brain.” Yep, you guessed it. Justin was a ladies man. But not so much for the past year. Being contractually bound after concluding a reality TV show, Justin found himself in a horrible situation. Stuck with a fiancé that he detested. For a whole year!

After winning yet another Stanley Cup with his team, Justin is taking an overdue break. No longer engaged to a nightmare, Justin is going to hide from the over-watchful eyes of the media and head to Wyoming where he has recently purchased a ranch. He can’t wait to relax, hike and fish without being watched.

Being alone isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be and Justin finds himself looking for company. But not just anyone will due. Justin wants to spend time with a women he met at the airport. A women who doesn’t recognize him (or so he thinks). He just wants to live normally for a while. Only problem with that is the woman Justin is falling for lives several states away.

I really enjoyed watching Justin and Meghan together. At first they remained friends despite their growing attraction to each other. I loved how Justin was determined to not hurt Meghan in anyway. He actually showed a different side of himself when he was with her. Gone was the womanizing, playboy. He was careful with Meghan’s feelings. Justin was a gentleman. He was thoughtful, caring and put Meghan’s feelings before his own.

There are definitely obstacles that Justin and Meghan will have to hurdle over to find a happily-ever-after. This book has plenty of emotional feels. In addition there is angst brought on my Justin’s ex. But thankfully, that aspect did not overshadow the love that Justin and Meghan had growing.

This book was sweet. I read it very quickly as it was not a long novel. I loved that while we were experiencing the romance between Justin and Meghan, we also get to visit with the other characters that helped make this series as great is it is. I highly recommend this series. I enjoyed it very much and praise L.P. Dover for her writing talent.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it, 🙂

📝REVIEW📝 ~ 4.5 Stars ~ Title: Off The Ice: Breakaway Book Four ~ Author: L.P. Dover ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Release Date: October 16th 2018

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Breakaway Series Book Four

By

L.P. Dover

Genre:  #Romance #HockeyRomance

My Rating:  4.5 Stars

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Publication:  October 16th 2018

Read:  September 26th 2018  (ARC provided by Entencing Journey Book Promotions)

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked; Playmaker; Off The Ice 

Check out series on Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/series/196447-breakaway

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Synopsis:

He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.

I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.

After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.

Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

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📝My Review📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars…
Off The Ice is sweet, sexy and undoubtedly swoon-worthy!

Book Four in the Breakaway series did not disappoint. I felt like I was waiting for Justin’s story for so long. Out of all the men in this series, his story was the one I was most eager for. Too me it just seemed like Justin was making too many bad decisions and not thinking with his “brain.” Yep, you guessed it. Justin was a ladies man. But not so much for the past year. Being contractually bound after concluding a reality TV show, Justin found himself in a horrible situation. Stuck with a fiancé that he detested. For a whole year!

After winning yet another Stanley Cup with his team, Justin is taking an overdue break. No longer engaged to a nightmare, Justin is going to hide from the over-watchful eyes of the media and head to Wyoming where he has recently purchased a ranch. He can’t wait to relax, hike and fish without being watched.

Being alone isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be and Justin finds himself looking for company. But not just anyone will due. Justin wants to spend time with a women he met at the airport. A women who doesn’t recognize him (or so he thinks). He just wants to live normally for a while. Only problem with that is the woman Justin is falling for lives several states away.

I really enjoyed watching Justin and Meghan together. At first they remained friends despite their growing attraction to each other. I loved how Justin was determined to not hurt Meghan in anyway. He actually showed a different side of himself when he was with her. Gone was the womanizing, playboy. He was careful with Meghan’s feelings. Justin was a gentleman. He was thoughtful, caring and put Meghan’s feelings before his own.

There are definitely obstacles that Justin and Meghan will have to hurdle over to find a happily-ever-after. This book has plenty of emotional feels. In addition there is angst brought on my Justin’s ex. But thankfully, that aspect did not overshadow the love that Justin and Meghan had growing.

This book was sweet. I read it very quickly as it was not a long novel. I loved that while we were experiencing the romance between Justin and Meghan, we also get to visit with the other characters that helped make this series as great is it is. I highly recommend this series. I enjoyed it very much and praise L.P. Dover for her writing talent.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it, 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Playmaker: Breakaway Series Book Three ~ By L.P. Dover ~ Genre: #Romance #HockeyRomance ~ Available Now!

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PLAYMAKER

A Breakaway Novel Book Three

By

L.P. Dover

Genre:  #Romance #HockeyRomance #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 22nd 2018

Read:  September 9th 2018  (ARC provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions)

Kindle Edition:  222 pages

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Breakaway:  Hard Stick; Blocked; Playmaker; Off The Ice (available Oct. 2018)

Add Series to Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/196447-breakaway

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Synopsis:

He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the shots.

I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell not sitting on the bench.

When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I can’t refuse—but that’s the only way you’ll see me walk down the aisle. Commitment is for suckers. Lucky for me, the bridesmaid I’m paired with is the definition of eye candy. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible . . . and weirdly familiar. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy Vegas night I can’t forget. One I’m eager to repeat.

Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel . . . and so much more. Still, Lacey’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But there’s no chance I’m letting her get away—or letting another guy take what is mine. This time, I’m playing for keeps.

Don’t miss any of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover’s red-hot Breakaway novels:
HARD STICK | BLOCKED | PLAYMAKER

Or these heartwarming Second Chances romances:
CATCHING SUMMER | DEFENDING HAYDEN | INTENDED FOR BRISTOL

“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

 

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My Review:

Playmaker (Breakaway, #3)Playmaker by L.P. Dover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars…

This book was so much fun to read. I just loved watching the arrogant, sexy Maddox change right before my eyes. If you’ve read the previous books in the series, then you know he wasn’t the most likable guy. I mean sure, he was sexy and rich and a hot hockey player but he was a jerk to some people. That said, I don’t mind because I believe that is how L.P. Dover wanted us to feel. So this way when it was time for Maddox to find his happily-ever-after, it would be so much more satisfying. And it was. Maddox truly had a heart of gold.

So I have to say that the blurb was a bit misleading. But that could be just me; the way I inferred what this story was about. I did not see some of the aspects before they were revealed and I am truly grateful for that. This book had so much going on. There were plenty of intimate moments but that was just a little bit of what made this book an amazing read. One aspect being my worry for how Maddox would prove himself to Lacey. Since the blurb already hints at this, I can tell you without spoiling anything, that Lacey and Maddox have met before. In fact they did more than just meet. They spent an incredible couple of weeks together before it was over. So when they meet again for the second time, things become angsty and full of tension between them. Once all the facts were revealed, I became Maddox and Lacey’s biggest cheerleaders.

This author entertained me. I was engaged in every turn of the page and couldn’t wait for Maddox and Lacey to find their HEA. L.P. Dover’s talent for weaving a sweet and loving story really shined through. Maddox showed me that he was a man I could adore and respect. I believed he was worthy of Lacey and cheered them on from the very beginning. Unfortunately, Lacey is afraid of her heart being broken so the development of their relationship is justifiably slow. And I was happy for that. That said, there are plenty of obstacles keeping them apart. But what great book doesn’t have some angst and suspense? In addition to having all the feels, there are plenty of secondary characters, adding charm and depth; some rooting for their HEA and even some against it.

The next book in the series will be about Justin Davis. He is a pretty large presence in this book, giving us insight into what he is dealing with at the moment. I can’t wait to read his story. It’s no surprise that I love hockey romances. The Breakaway series by L.P. Dover is one of my favorites. I highly recommend that you check this series out.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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