Are you all excited as I am for this one to come out!! This author is a Avon author, and you know how I just adore Avon Publishing, they have been at the heart of romance novels for years, years….and YEARS!! HEHe. Just love them. I love how they have branched out from Historical Romance to all the other genres, so that there is something for everyone to like….if you adore romance like I do. All of Me is the first book in Jennifer Bernard’s latest and newest series, its a sports related romance. With one sexy pitcher. Continue reading
New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde welcomes you to Stardust, Texas . . . where dreams come true and love is always right around the corner
Wanted: ghostwriter. Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs.
Ex-pitcher Rowdy Blanton never saw a woman he couldn’t conquer or a team he couldn’t beat. And now that he’s off the field he’s ready to tell all about when he played the field. So he chooses Breeanne Carlyle to do the job—she’s got the requirements, but more important, there’s something about her that makes him want to be a better man.
Convinced there’s more to Rowdy than a good fastball, a wicked smile, and a tight pair of pants, Breeanne can’t help but be tempted. After all, it’s boring always being the good girl, and Rowdy dares her to be just a little bad. The stakes are high, but win or lose, this time Breeanne’s breaking all the rules playing the game of love.
fiction to four major New York Publishing houses.
A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic.
Laura Simcox concludes her fun, flirty Various States of Undress series with a presidential daughter, a hot baseball player, and a tale of love at the ballgame.
Forget being the president’s daughter—Georgia Fulton is certain that she’s on her way to journalistic stardom. Nothing’s going to keep her from getting the story of her young career—a feature on sexy ballplayer Brett Knox … nothing except Brett, that is. Arrogantly charming and hotter than a Memphis summer, he’s doing everything he can to distract her. He may be the focus of her assignment, but getting too close to him could cost her everything … including her heart.
Brett Knox, star player for the Memphis Redbirds, is determined to get to the big leagues—which means no distractions. Certainly not in the form of a sexy brunette who won’t take no for an answer. As far as Brett’s concerned, his life story isn’t up for discussion—no matter how fast Georgia makes his heart race. But with everything on the line, he’s got no choice but to trust her. If only he can trust himself … not to fall head over heels for the one girl completely out of his league.
Q I see that you have written quite a few published works, so what inspired you to write romances?
A: Reading romance inspired me to write romance! I have been reading romance since I was twelve, and I combined that with a love of creating stories. My former professional life was in Theater, so that added another creative element. Writing romance is the most logical–and happiest–thing I could do for a living.
Q: Do you have a favorite genre you like to read for fun?
A: REGENCY ROMANCE! Hands down. I love to be transported to a specific world with a familiar setting. One that’s easy to visualize…with witty heroines and swoony-worthy heroes in tight pants and tall boots. Love it!
Q: What do you find the hardest or easiest part about writing?
A: Hardest: That would be second guessing my choices. I’m incredibly aware that I’m writing for readers first. The most important thing to me? That readers feel my stories are worth their time. I want them to be happy with my stories…I want my characters to be relate-able, but still be utterly romantic. No cheap tricks–just great stories. That’s what I strive for with every book.
Q: What is the thing you couldn’t ever live without?
A: The ability to travel. I love experiencing different cultures almost as much as I love creating new worlds for my stories. I don’t have a fortune to travel to exotic places, but I’ve been to enough places already to want to see more!!
Q: What are a few facts about yourself no one would guess?
A: I sing in a church choir. The day I got married, it was 100 degrees, so I took off my stockings and threw them in the trash before walking down the aisle. I can add up a full cart of groceries in my head and come within a couple of bucks. I have a nineteen year old cat who hates everyone but me. I’m pretty good at Mario Kart.
London Legends (3)
Acquired: Author Request
Published November 2014
Contemporary Sports Romance
I was requested by Kat Latham to read and review her newest book “Tempting The Player” which is the third book in her London Legends series. Since I really loved the second book, and I could wait to get a chance at this one. Kat Latham got me hooked on sports romance, and this series goes a bit deeper than that. This series takes place in London, and deals with a national rugby team. This story is based on a theme of friends turn into lovers. Which is one of my favorite themes for romances, and I enjoyed seeing the way that Kat Latham put this story together. We begin with Matt, as he is trying to make a name for himself on the team, and when he gets a chance, things don’t go as planned, and when his fear of flying almost keeps him from making the spot, he goes to his best ‘mate, Libby. Libby has always cared for Matt, and would love to take their relationship further, but there is something she doesn’t know about Matt, his fear of flying. Libby loves to fly and pilot planes, its always been one of her dreams. As Libby starts to help Matt overcome his fear of flying, their relationship turns into something more. But right when Matt and Libby begin to embrace this new relationship, will they be able to have a future with each of their careers taking them different directions or will they find a way to make a future…together.
Tempting The Player was a phenomenal read and I loved having the chance to read it. I have enjoyed this author quite a bit so far, and she puts in British sayings into the story that make it seem much more realistic. And having been to London, it reminded me so much of that place, with the unique phrases and culture that she implements in the story. It is very obvious that she has done her research on the lifestyle of those that live in Great Britain, and what fun it was to get a insiders view of it. This story had a unique twist, and even though I don’t know much about the sport that is involved, you find yourself breathless in anticipation when a scene begins of a game, and its almost like your actually watching it in real time. The descriptions in the story are very well done and thorough, and I had no hardship following along with the story. This could easily be read as a stand a lone or read in order. There are some emotional twists in the story and I liked how the author has a well developed plot and with enough sensuality to heat the room on a winter day. Such amazing storytelling ability this author has, in weaving a story that makes your feel like your falling in love for the first time.
Overall a sensational romance with a sexy toned hero, independent heroine, exciting sports scenes that gets the Adrenalin pumping, and a stimulating story that will keep you going for days!! UTTERLY CHARMING!!
Other Books In Series
London Legends (2)
Published April 14 2014
Tess has left London, to escape for a while, and just have a few days of freedom where no one knows her. So she goes to a remote beach in Venezuela, and goes for a midnight swim, and as she heads back up to her hotel room, she gets stuck in a elevator with the famous Legend’s captain, who is trying to get some space too. So when he hides her identity from her, she does the same, and they share a passionate evening together, one that Tess will never forget. Then reality returns, and she has no choice but to abandon the one man that makes her feel alive. She returns to London to face a scandal of sexual harassment, and she loses her job, and shockingly the only job she is offered is by her cousin, as the new Legend’s sponsor, working with the team and with Liam. Liam is shocked that when he returns to the team, he will have to work with Tess after she abandoned him with no more than a short note. Even though they are both forbidden to pursue any romantic interest, there is a pull between Liam and Tess that they can’t deny.
Playing It Close is the second book in the Legend series. This is the first time I have read from this author. I was requested by the author, to give a honest review for this title, and I was more than willing to do so. I don’t read too many contemporaries, that make me head over heels in love, but Playing It Close succeeded, and oh boy do I want to read the first book now. I can even begin to describe how much I fell in love with this story, and the unique way this author tells this story made me even more interested. Normally with most contemporaries I have to force myself to keep reading, but there are those rare few that have got me so hooked, I can’t put it down, and Playing It Close did that for me.
The two main characters, Liam and Tess, are explosive together and not just physically. From the beginning we see the chemistry between the two, but as the plot thickens more, you start to see how strong their bond is to each other, and even though they both make mistakes, we see how vital their connection is to each other. There was a ongoing conflict between these two, that keeps the reader more engaged, and I was anxious in waiting to find out how these two would get their HEA. It was definitely fully satisfying, and the ending was just right for the story. There were some quirky scenes, and lots of laughs guaranteed, and we get to see more culture from London. I loved the different unique British humor that was mixed in, and I found it a delightful addition to the story that added more flair and a sense of playfulness.
Overall I couldn’t help but find myself captivated by this romance. A tale to confound, captivate, and charge its reader up with desire, fun romance, and fascinating characters. A vibrant love story that is enriched with culture and packed with emotion. AN ENDEARING MOVING LOVE STORY!!