Review ~ Love In Straight Sets by Rebecca Crowley

LoveinStraightSetsBook: Love In Straight Sets

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Author:Rebecca Crowley

Genre:Contemporary Sports Romance

Format:e-book

Page Count:159

Published:Carina Press, April 14, 2014

Source:Publisher

Regan Hunter came to tennis late in life, but she’s worked hard to become one of the world’s top players. Beating the odds has made her unstoppable on the court and neurotically controlling off of it. So when her manager hires a new coach, a has-been who left the sport after a scandal, Regan wants him gone, fast.

Ben Percy, a former Grand Slam winner, is well aware of Regan’s reputation for driving coaches away—usually screaming. But working with the notoriously mercurial Regan could be just the break he needs to take his career to the next level, and he’s never been one to scare easily. He must stick to only one rule: hands off Regan.

Keeping his distance from Regan is more difficult than Ben ever imagined. Behind her tough, sexy exterior is a woman he wants to get to know better. And Regan feels a connection with her patient, easy-on-the-eyes coach that’s hard to ignore. But with the biggest championship of all on the line, romance may be completely out of bounds…

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Just in time for the French Open Tennis Tournament, I finally had a chance to read a romance about a sports I’m so familiar with, and enjoy watching.
I was lucky so far, the authors whose sports romances I’ve read were really good with describing the on field activities, so I never felt left out, but there’s a special kind of pleasure to take out of a book where you know what they’re talking about when they’re on the field. It was one of the reasons why I wanted to read this book.

With a pretty cover and a duo of promising characters-one of whom is now retired, once champion tennis player turned coach, and one is a late bloomer, promising talent- this book seemed to offer a lot from the start. I was determined not to be swayed by my love for tennis though, and I can honestly say that I loved what this book had to offer.
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Arc Review ~ Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner

NightTerrorsBook: Night Terrors

Series: Shadow Watch #1

Author: Tim Waggoner

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Format: e-book

Page Count: 432

Published: Angry Robot, May 27, 2014

Source: Publisher

It’s Men In Black meets The Sandman.

Meet the fine men and women of the NightWatch: a supernatural agency dedicated to hunting down rogue nightmares that escape from other realms when people dream about them, while ensuring that other dream-folk are allowed to live among the regular, human population… as long as they play by the rules.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fan of the strange and unusual. When it comes to plots of the books I plan to read, I try to go for-if they’re not my usual paranormal, contemporary or historical romance- the unusual. And a psychopathic clown working with a heroine to bring down the bad guys was just the kind of unusual I was looking for. When I came across this book, not only did its cover grabbed my attention, but the general plot of people’s worst nightmares coming to life was too interesting to pass up. Thumbs up for me.
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Release Blitz ~ Excerpts & Giveaway ~ Losing Control by Jen Frederick

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Series: Kerr Chronicles #1

Author: Jen Frederick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: Digital series via newsletter

Serial Release: May 27, 2014

Price: Free

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I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.

Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.

Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.

This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian’s whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that’s okay.

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Review ~ Silver Skin by D. L. McDermott

SilverSkinBook: Silver Skin

Series:  Cold Iron

Author:  D. L. McDermott

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Format:  e-book

Page Count:  369

Published:  Pocket Star, April 2014

Source:  Publisher

Helene Whitney has been losing time. Not losing track of time, but missing hours, finding whole blank spaces in her day she can’t account for. A year ago she would have put it down to overwork and exhaustion, but that was before she found out about the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae.

Ancient, immortal, tricksy and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day, gaining access to the collection at her museum and searching for ancient objects of Fae power.

Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer, Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.

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I was anxiously waiting for this book. I’m already smitten with the world of the Fae, and ever since reading the first book, and being introduced to the ruthless Fae sorcerer Miach, I wanted more.

It’s no secret that I love these cold creatures, I mean, don’t we all find the cold and dangerous ones so sexy? Many of my book boyfriends tend to be on the dark side, I guess it’s a weakness of mine. And Miach, well, let’s just say he seems to have all the delicious cookies.
I was already drawn to Miach’s character from the previous book. He was portrayed as the embodiment of the true Fae character, with his cold and calculated view of life. Fae people are not ones to bring home to your mama, let me tell you. They’re very hard to deal with- a test for your wits and patience-, and Miach was very much Fae. But of course, to go with his scary character, he was also very much human. Sure, he had a tough guy facade going on, and he was a criminal through and through, but he was also the kind of guy to hold a grudge against the young man who seduced his granddaughter and got her with child-childbirth is very dangerous for the Fae.

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Facing The Music by Andrea Laurence

FacingTheMusicAuthor: Andrea Laurence

Release Date: September 15, 2014

Publisher: Pocket Star

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Five years ago, high school sweethearts Ivy and Blake’s relationship imploded and both their lives were changed forever. Ivy became a rock star and Blake lost not only his dreams of a successful NFL career, but his reputation. Ivy’s angry song about their breakup, called “Size Matters”; hit the top of the charts and Blake became a national laughingstock. He’s salvaged his career and returned to Rosewood to be the high school football coach, regaining his status as town hero and leading the boys to the state championships.

When a tornado whips through town and destroys the high school gymnasium and stadium, a committee is formed to help rebuild and plan some charity fundraisers. Blake’s grandmother requests that Ivy return to Rosewood for the events. Forced back together for the good of their hometown and their careers, Ivy and Blake have no choice but to put aside their differences, stop running from their pasts, and finally face the music.

 

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