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Trick Play by Eden Finley Review!

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Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life.

My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.

Noah:

Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this.

It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies.

What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet.

Oops.

**Trick Play is a full-length MM novel with a HEA/HEA and no cliffhanger**

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Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.

She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son’s, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.

She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.

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*Sigh* Matt. *Swoon* NOAH. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. It had me laughing and swooning, scowling and crying, angry and ecstatic. I was basically on a roller coaster of emotions and when I got off, I wanted to get RIGHT back on again. It had just the right amount of sweet and steamy to keep you on your toes.

Noah is the uber player. He has no intention of ever settling down, and focuses on making his politician dad crazy. He’s the guy that makes all the sexual jokes, all the time, and hits on anything that walks. But one of the only people, if not the only person, calls in a favor. Pretend to be a hot football player’s boyfriend until the press around him dies down. Since he’s trying to get himself out of a sticky situation anyway, he dives in.

But nobody is expecting Matt, especially not Noah.

Matt is grumpy after years of hiding his sexuality from his teammates and his family. One bad game, one bad decision, and his sexuality is suddenly plastered across every tabloid, newspaper, and gossip rag. We saw a little bit of this in Fake Out, where Maddox takes Matt to meet Damon, so they can form the gay-famous-athlete-agent-player dream team.

So, they fell in love and are happily gay. Checking off the boxes for an LGBTQ+ couple with photo shoots, interviews, vacations, planned candid camera moments, and events. The whole circus is everything Matt wanted to avoid. Although Noah has valid reasons for never wanting to fall in love and settle down, he certainly protects his fake-boyfriend like he’s ready for more.

Their love was a push and pull you’re not going to want to miss. Matt, the big teddy bear, falls so hard for Noah he’s willing to take whatever Noah will give him. And Noah is running fast from the dreaded “L” word (not lesbian, the other one). This whole book gave me Sam Smith vibes (I don’t have a specific song but like, all of them ok?). I wanted to wrap Matt in a blanket and hiss at all the reporters like a crazy person, but I also wanted to be in there with him with Noah. Full on cuddle love fest.

I haven’t read M/M romances since my anime/manga obsession back in high school/early college years. I don’t know why I’ve left it alone for so long. I haven’t been like “ew, no thanks” but when I would see a M/M romance pop up, I tended to skip it. But I forgot how much I loved them. In fact, Eden, Imma need you to write book three and FAST cause I’m seriously going through withdrawal right now.

What I loved about this book, and Fake Out which I often didn’t get when reading the mangas, was the real life aspect shown in the book. There was serious talk about the problems that come with having a politician father, with being gay in the sports world, and the struggles you face when you want to just love someone. (Seriously people, get it together. LOVE IS LOVE.) I loved that there was no “girl” in the relationship. Both guys were pretty alpha, actually. They did the whole growly dominant thing sometimes, but other times they needed love and were ok switching roles. There was give and take, compromise, and growth.

Eden, I love you girl, but GIMMIE MORE. Thanks.

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Scoring the Player by Samantha Lind Review!

newarcbannerblurbscoringtheplayerCocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But, that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media’s perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?

Grounded, selfless, giving…Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?

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authorsamanthalindSamantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. She can be contacted via email, found on Facebook at  or at her website.

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In Just Say Yes we got some snippets to Brian and Kinley’s budding relationship. There’s wasn’t as easy as Scott and Becca’s because they didn’t have history together. In fact, Brian’s history in the tabloids is not “hubby” material. He’s a player, or… he used to be. He’s tired of the life he’s led so far, and he’s looking for a woman to share his life with. But it’s hard to find a woman that wants to get to know him and not the athlete or Stanley Cup Winner, or rich guy. He wants someone to get to know Brian. When he finds that connection with Kinley, a woman who really could not care less about his status or money, he tries to jump in with both feet.

Kinley is definitely looking to settle down. She’s done with players and one night stands, and she’s done getting her heart broken. So when she meets Brian, and sees a different side of him then the world gets, she’s intrigued. She feels that connection with him, but is wary to start something with him, especially because of the distance between the two. Kin doesn’t want to be hurt again, but she also sees something special in Brian that she wants to explore.

I love the friendship that these two explore first. They don’t have the foundation that Becca and Scott have, though they both want that sort of love, so they begin a friendship first. And this novel is 100% safe, so there’s no dating other people while they develop that friendship. For Brian, he knows what he wants and he’s not willing to risk losing Kin and date other people, but he also has no interest in those women. For Kin, even if she doesn’t admit it, she’s falling for Brian over time, and doesn’t want to date other people either.

I have to say, though, this book wrecked me. There’s some pretty heavy drama in it, and some heavy things that Kinley and Brian go through. They have growing to do because of it. It totally could have torn them apart, but instead it made them stronger. It showed how deep their connection really was. It’s not just physical, but emotional too, because of that foundation they created. Even though it’s romance, and I knew they’d get together in the long run, it still totally wrecked me and made me shed a tear. And it’s not the kind of drama that makes you want to shake one of the people and go “WTF ARE YOU DOING?!” It’s the kind that’s like “oh, baby, no come here,” and make you want to hug them.

I swear, each Samantha book I read gets better and better!! One-click this baby, because it is SO worth it!! You are going to love and adore it as much as I did.

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Just Say Yes by Samantha Lind Review

newarcbannerblurbjustsayyesWhat will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.

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authorsamanthalindSamantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. She can be contacted via email, found on Facebook at  or at her website.

 

 

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I’ve only read one other book by Samantha Lind, Until You, and it was so sugary sweet I got a cavity… the good kind. If there was a good kind of cavity. Anyway, so I only read the one book and I wasn’t sure what to expect for Just Say Yes. Basically: it was just as sweet, if not sweeter. And I loved it!

Just Say Yes is a second chance, sports romance so strap on your ice skates and get ready for a book that will have you wanting more. Scott and Becca were high school sweet hearts that let Scott’s rise to athlete stardom come between them. While Scott was destined for the NHL, and made it into the minor leagues and beyond, Becca was young and didn’t know how to handle it. So they broke up and let ten years pass before trying to their relationship over again.

All the drama in this, which honestly isn’t much to begin with, has to do with outside forces. Once these two decide to give their relationship a shot, they do everything the can to make it work, and they are so cute! Their drama has to do with the distance these too have, since Scott lives mostly in Indianapolis and Becca lives in Alaska. So Becca and Scott have their trials and tribulations, but the years apart have shown them what and who they want, so they do everything they can to keep it.

I read a lot of dark romances, so Scott and Becca would have been the best pick me up after reading something that ripped my heart out over and over again. Becca was supportive and independent, and Scott had just enough alpha in him to make him possessive and supportive at the same time. In fact, one of my favorite parts about this novel, is that they were both so supportive of the other. They wanted the other to succeed, but they also wanted to be together, they just didn’t want to hinder the other’s career. As much as Scott wanted to drag Becca with him everywhere, he knew he couldn’t. He also didn’t want to, because her happiness meant more to him than anything else. They had to find the balance between happiness, living your dream, and being with the one you love.

This is the first in the Indianapolis Eagles series, and stay tuned! Book 3 comes out soon!!

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COVER REVEAL for Trick Play by Eden Finley

Release Date: June 27, 2018

Cover Design: Kellie Dennis / Book Cover by Design

Synopsis

Matt:

Want to know the fastest way to get screwed out of a football career? Get photographed in a compromising position in a gay bar. Yep, welcome to my life. 

My agent says he can fix my image. He wants me to become the poster boy for gay football players. Me? I just want back on the field. I’ll do anything to play for the NFL again, even pretend to have a steady boyfriend. If only my fake boyfriend wasn’t Noah Huntington III—the most arrogant, entitled rich guy in the world.

Noah:

Pretend to be Matt Jackson’s boyfriend, my best friend said. It’ll be fun, he said. What Damon neglected to mention is Matt is surly and bitter. Being his boyfriend is a job in itself. From his paranoia over being constantly photographed to his aversion to PDA, being with Matt isn’t the care-free fake relationship I expected when I signed on to do this. 

It’s supposed to be a win-win. I get to stick it to my politician dad who thinks no one is good enough for the Huntington name, and Matt’s reputation of being the bad boy of football dies.

What I don’t expect is to start caring for the guy. That’s not part of the plan. Then again, neither is fooling around with him on my private jet. 

Oops.

 

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Excerpt

 

The sound of water crashing over the bow reaches our room from the black abyss that is the Atlantic Ocean. Sitting on the small couch in our cabin and drinking a beer is peaceful until Noah opens his mouth.

“We should make out.”

I choke and splutter on my beer. “Why in the hell should we do that?”

“I’m not hitting on you, you jackass.”

“Pretty sure askin’ me to kiss you contradicts that statement.”

“Hear me out. You’re uncomfortable in public, and we don’t know each other. The way to make it look natural is if we are natural. Therefore, if we make out, you’ll loosen up.”

I hate that he has a point, but we can’t cross those lines. “We should make this a purely platonic arrangement so there’s no confusion.”

“There will be no confusion on my part. I understand why you’d be hesitant, because, well, look at me. You’re worried about liking it too much.” Noah gestures to himself, and I force myself not to look.

“Yeah, you’re lucky I haven’t jumped you already.” Even though he does have a great body. Damn him.

“I could goad you into doing it, but I don’t think I have to. You know this is a good idea.”

“It’s really not.”

“Scared you’re going to fall for me?” he taunts. “All the boys do.”

“Fall for your wallet, maybe,” I mumble.

His eyes turn a stormy gray as they narrow, and if looks could kill—

“Fall for you after one kiss?” I scoff. “Not possible.”

It’s not possible after multiple kisses. I reckon I’m incapable of love, because I don’t know what the fuck it is.

Noah moves closer.

“Noah …” I shift on the seat.

“You’re way too uptight. I promise I’m not trying to fuck you. Although, that could definitely be fun.”

A tentative hand skims up my side and around my back.

My body freezes, and if Noah thought I was uptight thirty seconds ago, it’s nothing compared to how tense I am right now.

“We have a photoshoot in two days.” His breath tickles my cheek. “You’re going to have to be relaxed and pretend you like me.”

“So, we can do this then.” My voice cracks and I clear my throat. “I don’t understand the point of it now.”

“Breathe,” Noah says. “And just let me kiss you.”

This is a stupid idea. Really stupid. Even so, there’s a part of me that not only wants it but hopes he has a point, because there’s no way I can pretend to be in love with a guy I don’t know and am nervous around.

“Fine.” I lean forward and put my beer on the coffee table in front of us.

He stares at me dumbfounded, as if he wasn’t expecting me to give in. Maybe this is a game to him. If it is, he’s winning.

That doesn’t stop either of us from moving closer to one another.

My lips inch toward his but before I kiss him, I add in a low voice, “This is an experiment only. A one-time thing.”

“Matt—”

“This isn’t going to work, and when it doesn’t, I will gladly rub it in your face every day we have to play this stupid charade.”

Noah laughs, as if he knows I’m trying to convince myself and not him, but I cut him off with my mouth on his. My tongue pushes past his lips, and I refuse to let out the groan that tries to escape when it meets his. Two seconds into the kiss, I know this is a huge mistake.

I ignore the tightening in my pants and the shiver that runs through me as his hand trails down my spine. Then, suddenly, I’m on my back as he pins me to the sofa that’s way too small to fit both of us.

That doesn’t stop us, though.

His cock lines up with mine, and even through two layers of suit pants, I know he’s long and thick.

Shit, don’t think about his dick.

Noah’s lips break away from mine and skim my bearded cheek. “Thought you said you weren’t going to enjoy this.” His breath is warm in my ear.

“I’m not.” Hmm, probably would’ve been more convincing if my voice didn’t crack like a twelve-year-old seeing his first dirty magazine … or in my case a football magazine. Boys in tight pants and pads? It’s no wonder I loved the sport when Dad first forced me to play.

Noah rotates his hips slowly, grinding his hard body against my even harder cock. “Pretty sure this says otherwise.”

“I’m a gay man with a hot guy’s tongue down my throat. It’s simple chemistry. It doesn’t mean anything.”

“You’re wrong. This is anything but simple.” Noah’s mouth comes back down on mine again, and this time, I can’t hold back the moan.

I’m no longer on the ship. I’ve fallen overboard and am drowning in Noah, and I don’t want to come up for air.

“Matt,” he murmurs against my mouth, and his voice may as well have been a bucket of ice.

I push him off me and sit up, straightening my shirt and my composure in the process. “See. Didn’t work.”

I reach for my beer to wash the taste of Noah down.

He wipes his mouth and breaks into a cocky-ass smile. “So you felt nothing, huh?”

“Right.” More beer goes down my throat.

“Keep telling yourself that.”

 

 

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About the Author

 

Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff. 

She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son’s, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF. 

She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.

 

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Teaser for Their First Fall by MJ Fields!

Check out this teaser for THEIR FIRST FALL by MJ Fields! Don’t forget to add it to your TBR!


 

THEIR FIRST FALL

Adult Contemporary Romance

Cover Models- Colin Wayne Erwin and Breanna Erwin

Cover Designer- Juliana Cabrera at Jersey Girl Design

Cover Photographer – Golden Czermak at Furious Fotog

 

Blurb:
Keeka

Alone in the world, after her mother’s death, she tries to find the life she dreamed of as a child.


Trucker

Alone in the world the family he felt part of began to fall apart, as his dreams of being an NFL quarterback become his reality.


What happens when everything you had is gone, everything you wished for seems to be in arms reach, and your world begins to spin in circles?


You Fall.

 

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts.

Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.

Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

Join MJ’s mailing list and get a free book ➜ http://bit.ly/MJFNews

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Forever by Anna B Doe is LIVE!!

Forever by Anna B. Doe is LIVE!

Anabel and William’s story is coming to a sweet, beautiful, heartbreaking conclusion in Forever, New York Knights novella!
 
 
BOOK INFORMATION
Title: Forever
Series: New York Knights novella, book 3
Author: Anna B. Doe
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Cover Design: Oh So Novel
Graphic Design: Čitaholičarka
Release Date: May 25th, 2018
 
 
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Blurb:
Anabel
This story is as old as time.
Girl meets boy.
They fall in love and, after their fair share of highs and lows, they finally get their happily ever after …
Only in my story, happily ever after seems to be so far away.
William and I are together, but we’re apart.
It’s hard and painful, but we make do because not being together is harder than having a long-distance relationship.
Every turn is more painful than the last, and I’m not sure if I’m ready for it.
If we are ready for it.
William
For more than a year, I waited.
For more than a year, I was a good boy playing by the rules.
For more than a year, I’ve been waiting for the right moment.
I gave her time she needed.
The time we needed.
I watched her go in and out of my life, time and time again.
But I’m done playing this game.
I can see the pain in her eyes. The pain that matches my own.
It’s time to end this and claim what’s mine.
Because I’m hers, and she’s mine and we … We’re forever.
 
 
EARLY REVIEWS
“Anna managed to capture all the right feelings in describing the pain of two lovers who’re having a long distance relationship. The struggles that go with it. But real love can conquer it all.” – Čitaholičarka
“Breathtaking ending to Will and Bell’s love story. True love conquers all, no matter the distance.” – Goodreads reviewer
“What a great conclusion to Will and Bel’s story. It was beautifully written and heartfelt.” – Goodreads reviewer
“This was a great conclusion to Lost and Found.” – Goodreads reviewer
“This couple will go down as one of my favorite books, and favorite couple.” – Cait’s Creatures
 
 
 
What to know how it all started?
Lost & Found (New York Knights, book #1)
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“The drama was so different than other romance novels
that I have come across. The complexity was intense. The angst and the hope I
have these character was so surreal. Lost and Found is a book that is one-click
worthy!” – Crystal’s Book World

 

 

Release Boost for Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant

 

 

Title: Beauty and the Beefcake
Author: Pippa Grant

Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: May 17, 2018

Blurb
There are two kinds of women in the world – those I can bang, and those
I can’t.
My teammate’s sister?

She’s a can’t.

I moved in with her to protect her from a nasty ex, not to be the next guy in
line.

She’s the brains.

I’m the brawn.

She’s the fruit.

I’m the sausage.

She talks too much.

I don’t talk at all, if I don’t have to.

Should be easy to resist her.

But every minute I spend with Felicity is another minute she gets under my
skin. She makes me feel like something more than a dumb puckhead with a big
Zamboni pony. And it’s getting harder to remember why I need to keep my hands
to myself.

Beauty and the Beefcake is a vegan-friendly standalone romantic comedy
featuring a hockey player whose vocabulary is the only thing smaller than a
hockey puck, a book smart but aimless ventriloquist with too many voices in her
head, a dilapidated old house that may or may not be haunted, and no cheating
or cliffhangers.

 

 

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Author Bio
Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to
escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning
toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading,
writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.
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