15 April 2014

Seduced by the Game (Annual Cancer Charity Anthology) - Review Tour

 It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is.  This anthology of 8 brand new novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring stories from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr, Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author - Toni Aleo TANGLED IN THE LACES
In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the pros and Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but their love is too much to ignore. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again?

Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr HOOKING HANNAH
When Hannah attends an all-star game, she doesn't expect a hockey player of all people to turn her world upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott's part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her...

Jami Davenport CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5)
Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

Catherine Gayle TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5)
Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father’s hockey team, the Portland Storm as an eighteen-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can’t bear to go to senior prom…until Jamie intervenes.

Bryan's life gets turned upside down when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana, the Director of Team Services. He's got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgiana's sure he'll prove to be a valuable trade.

Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that`s growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play back-up for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them?

Bianca Sommerland BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5)
Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can’t satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take the chance with a . . . Blind Pass.

Nikki Worrell - CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN (Prequel to Scorpions Series)
Keith Lambert is the captain of the Flyers—until he’s not. To everyone’s shock, he’s traded to the San Diego Scorpions. As if that’s not bad enough, Phoebe, his girlfriend of two years, decides she doesn’t love him enough to follow.

All alone in a new town, Keith is drawn to Kelly, his take out delivery girl. When she shows up at ice girl tryouts, he’s lost. She’s all he can see. Can he convince her to forget her past and take a chance on him or is he destined to be alone in a new town a little bit longer?
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The fact that a lot of great authors had contributed for this anthology for a good cause, makes this book really worth its price, and of course, worth your time reading. How can you resist giving to a cause and at the same time read about those hot hockey players that are good in bed as much as they are in the ice? Yay! I think the ice ice melting with their hotness.

Toni Aleo’s Tangled in Laces was first in the line. This was an amazing book to start the anthology and I can’t believe a novella had me gone gaga. I can’t believe it! It was a short, sweet sentimental read, and a great prequel to a novel that will be out in 2015! But don’t worry, this was worth the read. It might cause a bit of built up anticipation and quite a heartache, trust me when I say, Toni Aleo had written something that will make you fall in love in less than 200 pages, and break your heart in the same number, or probably less.

KARSON. I can’t believe it! I think I spent a lot of time making quote pics, because this guy just know the right words into my heart! He’s sweet, caring, gentle, thoughtful and a great guy! He’s talented on the ice, and yes, on bed. And once he saw Lacey Martin, he was just hooked. He was already pussy-whipped. It didn’t matter if Grady (his best friend and her older brother) will probably kill him for panting over his sister, he was determined not just to have her on his bed, but to get to know her better. SHE WAS THE ONE!!!!

She was a survivor, but she didn’t go unscathed. She lost her mother through Cancer, and she lost herself, her self esteem and self-confidence because of it. An operation had caused her to feel less than a woman, which make her a little bit hesitant to be with Karson. He was perfect, every girl wants him – why would he want someone like her? So she tried to fight the attraction off, Karson on the other hand was persuasive, and one grand gesture, coupled with sweet words, she agreed for a date. It started from there… for two months, they spend their time together as a happy couple. When Lacey told him about her secret, her imperfection, he accepted her and I think I fell in love with this man more.

But things happen, and he needed to let her go. He didn’t want to. He loved her. She gave him her trust, her everything. That was the most heartbreaking scene ever. I think my heart bled for the couple. They were perfect for each other, they were happy – and then suddenly it all vanished. Leaving the both of them with shattered hearts. I loved every page of it – the good, the bad, the painful. Everything was just beautiful.

I just can’t wait until 2015 when Laces and Lace will come out. Toni Aleo sure knows how to build anticipation! :)

Because when I wasn’t trying to score, I was watching you.


Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr HOOKING HANNAH

Scott’s a sweet, sweet man who doesn’t hook up a lot, but looking at Hannah – he knew he needed to have her. Hannah, on other hand, wasn’t really sure if she was cut out to be a hockey player’s girlfriend, more so, wife. But how can she resist this man who looks like he was sex on a stick?

It started with one single night – one sexy, unforgettable night that had them both hooked at each other. It was supposed to be just sex, but it turned out to be something more once they started talking to each other, get to know each other better.  But first, Scott needed to get through Hannah’s lack of faith that she can be a hockey player’s girlfriend. He just needed to convince her just a little bit more.

This anthology keeps on getting better and better. Sweet, steamy, and romantic – you will enjoy reading Scott hooking, or trying to hook the elusive Hannah. 



✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪

Excerpt from Taking a Shot by Catherine Gayle

“I’m going to murder that dipshit,” Dad said, but somehow his voice was growing distant, like he was moving farther away from us instead of coming closer.

Jamie’s lips quirked up on one side. “Zee and Soupy hauled him out of here. Looks like they were waiting on him to come in like that. I don’t know how much longer we have before he comes back to finish me off.” He laughed. How could he laugh about something like that? “So will you? Let me take you?”

“But my dad…” No matter how tempting it was to forget reason and agree to go to prom with Jamie, I knew it was nothing more than a dream. There was no chance my father would ever agree to let one of his teammates take me out, whether it was to my prom or anything else. That would be an absolute nonstarter.

Jamie moved his hand, and his fingers dipped beneath the edge of my scarf. I wanted to pull away, but the look in his eye held me in place while he used nothing more than his fingertips to caress my newly bald scalp. “I’ll deal with your dad. Let me worry about that.”

Maybe having no hair made my skin more sensitive, or maybe it was the effects of the chemo—I couldn’t be sure. All I knew was that my whole body was zinging with awareness from the way his fingertips were dancing over the skin an inch or two above my ear.

I’d dated a few boys before. I’d been kissed and touched in various ways, and it had all been exciting and wonderful and new, but this was so different. The way he was touching me was so much more intimate, and I felt more vulnerable and scared and raw than I could ever remember feeling in my life, but I didn’t want it to end. Because it was perfect.

It made me wish I wasn’t sick, that I was whole and alive and vibrant like I used to be.

I wasn’t entirely sure what came over me because everything I’d said about not wanting to be the bald girl at prom was still a massive deterrent to going, and I had a very real fear that my father would do actual physical harm to Jamie, but I said, “Okay. Yes. I’ll go with you.”

He smiled, one of those amazing, shy smiles he had that made his dimples come to attention and left me wanting to kiss him. “Good. Now I’d better go deal with Webs before he hurts one of the boys.”

I took his hand when he pulled it away from my head, holding it in mine for just a second. “Don’t…don’t let him hurt you, either.”

“Don’t worry about me,” he said, squeezing my hand and sending a flood of warmth through to every nerve ending I had.

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