Showing posts with label sports romance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports romance. Show all posts

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Cleat Chaser By Celia Aaron

Kyrie Kent hates baseball. She hates players even more. When her best friend drags her to a Ravens game, she spends the innings reading a book… Until she gets a glimpse of the closer—a pitcher who draws her like a magnet. Fighting her attraction to Easton Holliday is easy. All she has to do is keep her distance, avoid the ballpark, and keep her head down. At least, all that would have worked, but Easton doesn’t intend to let Kyrie walk so easily. When another player vies for Kyrie’s attention, Easton will swing for the fences. But will Kyrie strike him out or let him steal home? 

I have read so many books, so, so, so, many, but none written like this. The writing was out of this world and I've never seen anything written better than this. These two authors have a way of explaining things and I'm telling you, I could literally feel the chemistry between the two characters coming off the pages. It blew me away. 
As a writer myself I always find ways of trying better to express myself, to express my characters, but nothing and I mean nothing, could get me to write like these two. They have it down.

It's so hard to explain. I wish I could but I can't. You have to read it and find out for yourselves exactly what I mean. There's is not a book I've EVER read that has made me feel an instant attraction between the two characters. I've always just taken words for an answer, so to speak. But I didn't need to go by the words in this book, I could feel it, I could see and it was such a new experience. 

The story line is great and I read it in one sitting. Kyrie hates any players. Since she was cheated on and humiliated by her fiance who was also a player, she hasn't been able to move on, and especially with another player. But when she meets Easton she's immediately drawn to him. Not in a way that says, Oh he's fit, but in a deep, meaningful way. It was intense. She doesn't trust, so more Easton has his work cut out for him. 

And boy does he ever. He fights for Kyrie tooth and nail and doesn't give up. Not once. 
I did feel the sex scenes were pushed on Kyrie a little. He never gave her chance to say anything because he'd either kiss her before she even let out a breath, or used her body's wants over her minds wants. 

I really enjoyed the book, the story line drew me from the beginning. I only had a few problems. One was some of the one liners, and banter conversations. I didn't get them. I felt like I was missing something sometimes or didn't understand what they meant by it. 

The other was Easton's sister. My god her mouth. I don't mind girls swearing. It's all you hear from girls mouths. There's always fuck, shit, wanker, prick in one sentence or another. But jesus, she was so freaking crude. I hated her from the get go. She was demeaning, rude, foulmouthed, and come across as a selfcentered. I know some readers loved her character, but I honestly didn't like her. For a lesbian I honest thought she'd believe in women's rights etc, but she was just as degrading as some men out there. I could rant on all day about her. I know my last comment might seem judgemental, but the stuff that come out of her trap was just..... WOW!! I'd be embarrassed if I had a sister that spoke like that, treated girls like that. In fact, I'd feel the same way if it was my brother talking the way she was. 


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

One night with a quarterback By Jeanette Murray

A one-night stand shouldn’t go into overtime…
She’s daddy’s little girl…or she would have been, had he known she existed. Cassie Wainwright thought her father—head coach of the Santa Fe Bobcats—ignored her purposefully. Come to find out, he had no clue she’d ever been born.
Now Cassie is determined to meet the man who’s always been missing from her life. Her mother warns her, being the long-lost daughter of a well-known NFL coach won’t be easy, but Cassie’s determined to stick it out. And before her life turns upside down, she wants one more night of fun.
Starting quarterback for the Santa Fe Bobcats, Trey Owens is tired of being in the limelight. Lucky for him, the beautiful brunette he meets at the club isn’t a local. She has no idea who he is…and she’s down to party.
Tomorrow, Cassie will think about her father. Tomorrow, she’ll think about her future. But tonight is for herself and the hottie she found on the dance floor. It’s a match made in heaven—if only for a night…

Firstly, I had read this novel a few weeks ago, and I'm only just catching up on writing reviews as I've been ill, so please bare with me. 

Okay, so Cassie, who I think is an amazing strong, independent character leaves her small home town where she has her mom and best friend to go meet her dad for the first time. 
I would like to say now, if this was me, I'd have said no to meeting him. She had so many clue ins as to what it was going to be like. 
1) He booked her in for a meeting... not at home in a comfortable setting, no. He just booked her into his office as an appointment like she's just something he had to squeeze in. 
2) the way he says MY GIRLS, like she isn't one of them. 
3) The bloody rules. Oh My God. The bloody rules he gives her. She's a grown ass woman for christ sakes. 
These are just a few, as the book progresses there are more reasons to hate the man and wonder why she's even there. As for the stepmomster, god I really disliked her and wondered when someone would tell her to get the stick from up her ass. It never happened. 
I do think Cassie is treated way unfairly, and I did have to keep reminding myself that she was an adult and not some bratty teenager. 

Now, to the relationship, not really one night when they have a hot few of them. I never really liked how they became a couple. I don't know why, but nothing really stuck with me as to say 'hey, you two suit'. 
They keep their relationship under wraps. Cassie because of her dads rule and Trey because he doesn't want her to treat him differently because he's a football star. 
Obviously, in the end they find out who each other is, yet still keep it under wraps. 

Although I really enjoyed the book and will recommend this to followers, I found it dragged a little in places and wished it would hurry up. 
The ending however was my favourite, I felt like everyone stepped up and was actually doing their best of a bad situation. 


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Fallen Crest Public By Tijan

Sam's first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn't go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don't like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it's still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there's another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam's other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized. Read on for my review ........

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Bound By Brenda Rothert


College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart. 
Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion. 
When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Chasing Nikki By Lacey Weatherford

Chasing Nikki

Chase Walker used to be a good kid--charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before travesty struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn't notice time slipping away until he's arrested for underage drinking one night.

Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase's mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won't give football players like him the time of day.

Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she's more than a pretty face--she's a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki's life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she's taught him? Will it be enough? 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Beneath Your Beautiful By Tamsyn Bester

Beneath your beautiful

On the outside, Huntley Morgan is your typical girl-next-door, with her long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, and that’s exactly what she wants people to see. Her name exposes her to the demons of her past but remembering her reason for moving across the country to start over is what keeps her alive. For the first time since the brutal murder of her mother, Huntley allows herself to care about the people around her.
Grayson Carter has everything a 21yr old College Senior could wish for – he’s the star of Whitley University’s football team, he has a different girl willing to be in his bed every night and a supportive family. For years he has managed keep his family together and hide their dark secrets from the small town of Breckinridge, Alabama. 
When Huntley and Grayson meet, a force so strong pulls them together in a hurricane of feelings neither of them could have ever anticipated. Huntley and Grayson try to stay away from each other, but when Huntley’s demons seek her out, their pasts become the biggest storm of all. 
Will they learn to trust each other and build a new future together or will they simply do nothing to prevent history from repeating itself?

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Game Changer / The final score By L.M.Trio

The Game Changer

After suffering a break down Jesse is shy, quite, not good in crowds and amazingly pretty. 
She knows first hand how your life can be turned upside down. 
So when Jesse and her father move to a new town she didn't expect how the family living across the street could change her life forever .....
 Luke had his life planned out, he had his goal as a successful pitcher, had his fair share of girls, so the girl who moved in across the street was not in his plans. 
 The story continues as the pair grow closer in friendship and love but then tragedy strikes leaving there worlds tipped upside down ...... 

Fallen Crest/ Fallen Crest Family By Tijan

Fallen Crest High

Samantha finds her world changing for the worst when her mother leaves her father to move in the Kade brothers. 
The kade Brothers are notoriously known for their bad behaviors  i will do what i want attitude and filthy rich. Only They didn't go to fallen Crest High like all rich kids did they choose to go public. 
When Sam moves in they expect her to use her new position in the family and use it to get close to them. Only Samantha doesn't care, she doesn't care about them, who they are, how rich they are. she even goes out her way to make sure no one else finds out. Which isn't hard after she looses her two only friends along with her boyfriend of three years.......

Sweet Home By Tillie Cole

Sweet Home By Tillie Cole

Molly Leaves her home life in England to move to university of Alabama, She has more to learn then she thought. 

Meeting Romeo Prince, quarter back of Alabama university turns Molly's world upside down ..... dramatically changing her life forever ...