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Title: Blocked

Author: Elise Faber

Series: Gold Hockey novels (book 1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance

Publisher: Blue Tulip

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This is her shot.

Brit has the chance to make history by being the first female goalie to play for an NHL team, the San

Francisco Gold. So, when she is introduced to Stefan, the Gold’s captain, she is determinedly not

interested.

Stefan is sexy, charming, and has a publicly documented list of conquests a mile long. Brit is unwilling to

risk mixing business with pleasure, even when that business is wrapped up in a six-foot-plus, gorgeously

muscled package.

When management pushes Brit and Stefan together in an effort to gain good press for the beleaguered

team, Brit finds that her carefully calculated disinterest doesn’t mask her body’s desires. The more she

falls for Stefan, the more she risks her career.

Will she be able to have it all—a starting position and the heart of the captain? Or will she lose

everything?

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“I don’t really do the matching lingerie thing,” she said.

“Wh-what?”

With a sigh and an eye roll, she walked over to him. “I’m not super girlie.”

“Like fuck you’re not.” He was practically sitting on his hands, so he didn’t grab her.

Her lips curved up, and she stopped less than six inches from him. Close enough that her delicate

feminine scent coated the air between them.

“You know, I’ve never felt so powerfully sexy before,” she said, stroking a single finger down his shirt,

pressing the column of buttons lightly into his skin and setting him on fire, “but hearing your voice go all

growly… Damn, I kind of like the way you make me feel, Barie.”

Sweet baby Jesus, she was a menace.

“Me too,” he agreed, even though Brit was making his balls turn permanently blue.

And apparently, she had no plans to stop because she plunked herself down in his lap, leaned close, and

pressed her mouth to his.

There wasn’t any preamble. This was hunger, plain and simple.

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About the author

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Aside from writing bestselling romances, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the

order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband

also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date

night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing

With the Stars. Connect with her on facebook (facebook.com/elisefaberauthor), twitter (@faberelise),

instagram (@elisefaber) or www.elisefaber.com

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Title: Venture Forward

Series: Book 3 in The

Venture Series
Author: Kristen Luciani
Release Date: March 15th, 2016

 

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Raw. Cold. Detached. Domineering…

Paul Emerson lives life like
he f*cks. It’s the only way to survive, to battle the demons forever lurking in his subconscious, to resist succumbing to the darkness that perpetually overshadows his existence. As a ruthless venture capitalist with an insatiable appetite for power and control, he has no tolerance for emotion or any tryst spanning

more than a few hours. Feelings equate to weakness and weakness destroys livelihoods.

Driven. Focused. Bitter.

Guilty…

Avery Hunter is tormented by what she can’t change, but letting go is never the preferred option. Her successes aren’t nearly enough to fill the gaping void in her heart and soul. No, revenge always begets satisfaction and fulfillment…except when it extinguishes the last source of brightness in her life. Karma is a bitch and irony is her evil twin sister.

Damaged. Rejected. Broken…

The woman who harbors and the man who resists. With so much baggage and even more angst, can their wounded souls finally find solace in one another? Or is their future happiness doomed to be ravaged by the lies and deceit that litter their pasts?

 

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Kristen Luciani, co-founder of Author Navigation, is a self-proclaimed momtrepreneur and contemporary romance author with a penchant for Christian Louboutins, Silicon Valley (the place and the show), plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis.  As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. No pun intended…

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Title: Ryder

Series: Slater Brothers (#4)

Author: L.A. Casey

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy

Release Date: February 23

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Branna Murphy is broken. For months now she has been a part of a one-sided relationship to a man she

loves more than life itself. She prayed for a miracle, and hoped something would change, but found that

was wishful thinking.

Talking didn’t work. Shouting didn’t work. Crying didn’t work. Nothing bloody worked.

Ryder Slater is furious. For months now he has been lying to a woman he would take a bullet for in order

to protect her. He is involved in something that goes deeper than his old past, and if he strays off target,

people will start to die. People he loves.

He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t slip up. He couldn’t lose focus. He couldn’t do a damn thing.

Things between Ryder and Branna are at rock bottom, and Ryder knows it. Not only will he be taking on

a force that could destroy his whole family, but he will be battling tooth and nail to save his relationship

and keep the love of his life by his side.

Ryder targeted Branna from the first moment he saw her, and what Ryder targets, Ryder dominates.

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My eyes locked on the corner booth, or rather on the man in the booth.

Oh, Christ.

“Branna?” Aideen laughed. “Will you blink?”

I knew I was staring, and for the life of me I couldn’t make myself stop or at the very least look away. My

libido sprung to life and had taken over full control of my body.

Pulse. Pulse. Pulse.

“Who is that?” I asked Aideen without taking my eyes away from the Greek God that was

sat in the corner booth gulping down Budweiser like it was water.

That,” Aideen wickedly grinned as she nudged me to the edge of the dance floor, “is Ryder

Slater. Skull says he is from New York and that he just moved here with his younger brothers, one of his

brothers – who is an identical twin by the way – is a fighter. He has fought here almost

every weekend for the past few weeks, he is lethal and is only Bronagh’s age.”

I heard everything Aideen said, but my mind, and vagina, only focused on one crucial detail of her

intel: Ryder Slater.

“He is gorgeous,” I gushed, unable to look away from him.

Aideen whooped over the music. “Go get him, mama.”

I felt molten heat creep up my neck. “I can’t.”

“Can’t or won’t?” Aideen asked, clicking her tongue.

I looked at my friend and frowned. “How does a woman like me talk to someone who looks like

him? Because I honestly have no idea. I’ll make a tit out of meself.”

Aideen rolled her eyes and over the music she said, “Branna, will you listen to yourself? You sound like

you’ve already been rejected by him, but you haven’t and you won’t, if you just be yourself.

You’re stunnin’, babe, and you’re a hell of a girl, too. Lads dig that.”

I hated that my eyes welled up. “You’re so sweet to me,” I said and quickly dabbed under my eyes,

careful not to ruin my eye make-up.

“We have got to get you laid,” Aideen grumbled. “And Ryder Slater will be the one to work

out all of your kinks. Come with me.”

Everything happened rapidly fast then. Aideen grabbed hold of my hand and quite literally tugged me

along behind her as she briskly walked off the dance floor, not caring that body after drunken body was

in our way. I shouted for her to slow down, but either she couldn’t hear me over the music, or she flat

out ignored me. I only shouted once because I became very self-aware that I was shite at walking in

heels, and brisk walking in them could very well cause my immediate death.

When we made it through the crowd and across the dance floor I silently thanked God that I survived,

but then quickly asked him to take my life when I realised where Aideen brought us to a stop. We were

no more than a metre away from the very booth that the stunning Ryder Slater was sat at. He was

looking down at his phone, but when he noticed we were standing next to his table staring at him, he

pocketed his phone and gave us his full attention.

I stepped behind Aideen out of sheer mortification.

“Hiya,” she shouted over the music. “I’m Aideen, and this is Branna, we thought you might like some

company. You look a little lost sittin’ over here on your own.”

How can she speak to him, or any man, with such confidence? I wondered. I would

never be able to do that, not without looking like an utter fool in process.

I was jolted from my thoughts when Aideen turned to me, and roughly pulled me out from my hiding

spot behind her. I stumbled to her side and knocked my knee against hers causing me to hiss. I resisted

the urge to rub the sting away, because my attention was now on the grey eyes that were trained on

me.

Oh, hell.

“Hello,” Ryder said at the exact same time the song playing changed. It allowed me to hear how deep his

voice was, and how wicked his accent sounded.

I waved at him – like an idiot – and said, “Hey.”

His lip twitched and I wondered if he already thought I wasn’t worth the trouble of talking to.

“Would you like to join me?” he asked, raising his voice to be heard over the now thumping sound that

filled the club.

I swallowed, and stared at him with shock.

Aideen jabbed her elbow in my side and answered for me. “She’d love to,” she gushed.

She put her small hand on the base of my spine and pushed me to the side of the booth Ryder was

sitting on, and I didn’t know why, but I resisted. I suddenly felt like I was being fed to the sharks. I

brought my face to Aideen’s and said, “I can’t do this, I’ll feel too idiotic to sit next to him. I don’t trust

meself not to say somethin’ stupid.”

Aideen completely ignored me and turned me around to face Ryder – who hadn’t moved an

inch since we arrived at the table – and nudged me forward with both of her hands. To avoid falling on

top of Ryder, I had to turn on my side and drop into a sitting position next to him. I didn’t look at him out

of fear I’d see amusement on his face, so instead I looked to my friend – I use that term very

loosely – and tapped the empty spot next to me, but she shook her head, grinning.

I widened my eyes, and pleaded with Aideen not to leave me through my skull drilling stare.

“I’m goin’ to go and get us some drinks,” she stated. “You two get to know each other, I won’t be long.”

I gasped when she turned and almost instantly got lost in the crowd. I sat up straight and searched the

crowd with my eyes in hopes I would see her, but I only saw strangers’ move their bodies to the playing

music.

“Oh, my God,” I whispered.

 

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About The Author

LA Casey

L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me

and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her

readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.

Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant

success on Amazon. Now a hybrid author, she is both traditionally and independently published and is

represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe Book Review

16045306Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Publication date: July 15, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Source: Library

Synopsis: Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

Personal Thoughts: Where to start on  my thoughts about this book? I loved this book right from the first couple of pages that I read. The way that it was written and the topics itself were done in a different way than I normally read so I deep dived and finished it in a span of a couple of days. If it was the weekend I would have read it in one sitting.

Kenneally does a great job describing the struggles that Annie has to deal with. Not only of losing someone close to her, coming to terms with the loss, college and a boy that she might or might not admit to liking. The daily struggles of her journey to run a marathon, especially when she hates running in general,  really interested me as it gave me an inside look into a runners life and that its not all above the glory. It takes lots of time, effort and motivation not to give up. There wasn’t one moment that I was reading this book where I was bored or not interested. The characters both main and secondary grabbed and pulled at my heart and gave me the fuzzies. 🙂

Overall an easy read that gives you a perspective into running and the struggles of trying to balance things. Another great read by Miranda Kenneally. 🙂

Rating: 5/5 stars

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Title: Soaked

Author: Stacy Kestwick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Water’s Edge (Book 2)

Releasing: March 22

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Having hope was her weakness.

If Sadie Mullins hadn’t started to believe in love again, hadn’t let herself fall for him, she wouldn’t be

feeling this way.

Wouldn’t have her heart breaking.

Wouldn’t regret meeting West Montgomery.

The cocky bastard should have left her alone, let her forget about him.

Let her move on with her life.

Of course, he didn’t.

That could have been the end of it.

Of course, it wasn’t.

Damn hope.

*This is Book 2 in the Water’s Edge Series and is a continuation of Sadie and West’s story that began in Wet. This is not a standalone.*

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I’m a Southern girl who firmly believes mornings should be outlawed. My perfect day would include

lounging on a hammock with a good book, carbohydrates, and the people around me randomly breaking

into choreographed song and dance routines. It would not include bacon, cleaning, or anything requiring

patience.

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Raining Down Rules
 by B.K. Rivers

Release Date: February 9th 2016

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

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Summary:

Jemma Bowers hasn’t kissed anyone in over a thousand days. She knows—she’s counted.

For twenty-year-old Jemma, rules are not meant to be broken…even if she’s the one who created

them. Friendships have boundaries, relationships mean trouble, and don’t even get her started on

sex. Haunted by the death of her mother and her father’s abandonment, Jemma finds herself

hungry for something meaningful and permanent, but is afraid of what may happen if she

pursues it.

Jordan Capshaw can’t fight his addiction. Not even if it will cost him his career…

When Jemma finds Jordan drunk and barefoot in the street, she convinces him to get in her car.

Aside from the fact he’s the lead singer of her favorite band and pretty much the rock star of her

dreams, she quickly realizes his addiction is a monster neither of them can control.

Who knew choosing between a rock star and a fireman could be so difficult?

Emotions run high as Jemma soon finds herself caught between the troubled rock star and her

growing affections for Vic Harper, a swoon-worthy firefighter from her past. But when her

grandmother passes away, leaving her with no other family, Jemma’s world falls apart.

To save herself from further heartbreak, she risks it all by breaking her own rules, and putting

her heart on the line.

After all, the heart just might be the biggest rule breaker of them all.

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B.K. Rivers

BK Rivers grew up riding through rolling fields of grain on horseback, driving hay trucks and

catching frogs in a silver creek.  She traded country life for the big city when she married the

love of her life, but the heart always returns to the country.

BK, her husband and three children live in the Phoenix suburbs on their own mini farm

surrounded by crowing roosters and the low nicker of horses.  When she’s not writing, she can

be found baking anything sweet, in fact it’s been said her brownies are so good they save

marriages.

The inspiration for her novels comes in many forms, but mostly from her Gotye channel on

Pandora.  She writes young adult and new adult novels to the beat of Gotye, Snow Patrol and

many others.

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