Archives for September 13, 2021

* Review * THE REBOUND by Kendall Ryan

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE REBOUND by Kendall RyanThe Rebound by Kendall Ryan
Series: Looking to Score #4
on September 14, 2021
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Price St. James, hockey’s favorite bad boy needs to clean up his image—or face suspension.

What could be more wholesome than helping his new neighbor Kinley? She's beautiful, funny and newly single. (Score!)

There’s just one problem. She’s also the team captain’s sister.

There are rules about this kind of thing.

But rules were made to be broken…


Fast paced and so much fun! Kendall Ryan is pulling hard on our heartstrings with the latest addition to her Looking To Score series THE REBOUND and I loved every minute of it!

Price St. James is a joy of a character. He’s a player and he’s pretty proud of it, but when he meets the lady that he can’t walk away from, he’s all in and so adorable.

Kinley Reeves is sweet and reliable, but her world is a bit topsy turvy right now. Saint is a welcome addition to her life just when she needs a friend … but friendship will only go so far when hormones take over.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a lighthearted series filled with fun-loving teammates and the women they fall head over heals for.


* Review * HARD FALL by Brenda Rothert and Kat Mizera

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* Review * HARD FALL by Brenda Rothert and Kat MizeraHard Fall by Brenda Rothert, Kat Mizera
Series: St. Louis Mavericks Hockey #1
Published by Silver Sky Publishing, Inc. on September 14, 2021
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The St. Louis Mavericks are having the best season in team history. On pace for a pro hockey record, the unexpected death of their captain and star player knocks them off course in ways they never expected.


My world was turned upside down the day Ben Whitmer died. Best friends since junior hockey, Ben was like a brother to me. My voice of reason and a grounding force on and off the ice. But as heartbroken as I am, I don’t have the luxury of grieving his loss.

Not only do I have to hold our team together, I was named guardian of the two young children Ben and his wife left behind. Well, not just me—me and his wife’s best friend, Hadley. We’ve been left with the impossible task of deciding which of us will raise the kids, but there’s no way I’m letting that uptight ball buster have them.

Lines are drawn, but they begin to blur as I find out there’s more to Hadley than I thought. A lot more.


I can’t take the place of my beautiful best friend in her children’s lives. But I love them so fiercely that I’ll do whatever it takes to raise them the way their parents wanted.

Wes Kirby is an obnoxious womanizer, and I won’t let him take Ben and Lauren’s children from me. Deciding to temporarily live together in our friends’ home, we attempt to provide the kids stability while we figure out which of us is better suited to raising them.

As we learn parenthood together, my enemy Wes slowly becomes something different. Something more. And I’m left wondering not only if I’m enough for the kids, but if Wes and I are enough to last.


Emotionally riveting! Brenda Rothert and Kat Mizera are bringing on all the feels with the first book in their St. Louis Mavericks hockey series. In HARD FALL an unlikely pair are brought together by the death of their best friends and the joined responsibility of the left behind kiddos. Highly emotional and full of heart!

Weston is an all around good guy who’s left in the difficult position of having to pick up the pieces of a family and a hockey team who are floundering after the loss of their leader. He’s willing to put forth the effort to get things on an even keel, but he’s just not the man they want to see standing in front of them.

Hadley is tough. She doesn’t like Wes and isn’t going to pretend like she does, but she adores these kids and will live and breath to make sure they are taken care of. Watching her have to interact with Wes is amusing.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit of heartache and drama mixed in with your sports romance. The characters are attention grabbing and the angst is high.


* Review * CROSSING LINES by Adrienne Giordano

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* Review * CROSSING LINES by Adrienne GiordanoCrossing Lines by Adrienne Giordano
Published by ALG Publishing on September 14, 2021
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While protecting a dangerously attractive ex-agent, a former CIA operative must decide which asset is more important to him: his identity or his heart.

She’s running out of friends—and out of time.

CIA operative Elizabeth Aiken is on her own. After a rescue operation in Venezuela goes south and her cover is blown, Elizabeth barely escapes the country with her life. Set adrift by the Agency and with a price on her head, she seeks out the only person who can help her disappear.


Unfortunately, the devastatingly attractive former operative wants nothing to do with her or the cartel-backed Venezuelan president who wants her dead. Worse still, if Elizabeth’s not careful, she’ll end up losing her heart instead of watching her back…and there’s no room for mistakes with assassins hot on her trail.

Helping her could destroy everything he’s worked for.

Former Marine-turned-CIA operative.
Current bar owner.
All-around badass.

Shane “Viper” Quinn has spent years constructing the perfect cover, and he’s not about to sacrifice it for a woman he barely knows. Even if she is strong and beautiful and makes him long for sultry nights that could destroy his carefully crafted life.

Still, Shane is forced to fight his growing attraction to the fearsome ex-agent while keeping her in one piece. Elizabeth’s enemies are now his enemies—and they aren’t going to stop until everyone who stands against them is eliminated. Will having the deadly Viper by her side be enough to save her?


Dangerous and suspenseful! CROSSING LINES by Adrienne Giordano starts out action packed and held my attention throughout as danger lurked beyond every corner. The character stories were quick to pull me into the story and the danger kept me captivated. I didn’t feel like the story and relationship were fully developed, and the ending felt quite abrupt, but overall I was entertained throughout.