The moment Grey Kelleher locks eyes with All-Star shortstop Chase Whitfield, she’s a goner. For years, she’s watched him play on TV, and now she’s gazing at his hard, lean body across a bar in her hometown.
Grey’s crush on Chase goes all the way back to his rookie season. So when she approaches him for an autograph, she’s startled by what a jerk he can be.
Chase is no mood to humor his fans, even one as alluring as Grey. He’s in the last year of his contract and stuck having to prove himself on a minor league team. He’s only there to rehab an injury, nothing more.
But when Grey tells him off, Chase realizes her fiery spirit may be just the distraction he needs to take his mind off not being in the majors. His heart is safe. No one’s going to break his streak as baseball’s most eligible bachelor. Not even someone as irresistible as Grey.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers.
After receiving the book as part of this blog tour I started having doubts. I was in a bad mood, I did not feel like reading, but I did because I gave my word. I don’t break promises, so I stared reading it on a Saturday morning and I don’t regret it.
The book is not overly complex, it was easy to read and the story was really interesting. I found a few things a bit absurd, but I am pretty sure that they happened at least once so I did not let that bother me.
I loved both main characters, I adored Chase from the beginning but after a while I was a bit unsure about him. He was portrayed like the poor boy who became a celebrity and had to live the life and pretend for the sake of his career. I had nothing against that, but when he acted like a jerk, I wanted to kill him. It was so realistic that for one second I forgot that he is a nice person underneath that mask he insists on wearing. His reaction to Grey’s news/ past was not great either. He jumped from one feeling to teh other like it was nothing, like they were not talking about something extremely serious. I get that most people would react like that, but it still felt weird.
Grey was okay in the beginning, but after that she annoyed me a little bit. She was so strong and after that it was like she lost her spirit. She was supposed to be a fighter.
Definitely, a book worth reading when you are free. The story is beautiful, it is a HEA, it’s perfect for a rainy day of when you just want to relax, but it is nothing out of the ordinary.
From me: 3.5/5
I am sorry for taking so long to post, but I have to study for a test and I try to stay away from my computer….Not really working, but I at least I try to delude myself that it is working…
Anyway, here are the winners
This was the US GA only.
Please send me an email at cafebiblioart @ yahoo dot com in the next 5 days.
I am so sorry that only a few people entered. It’s a bit funny that even though I decided to gift the audio books separate, the same person won them:) I guess it is for the best.
I am sorry the pics are not perfect, but it would have taken me an eternity to make them look good. I am a bit disappointed in myself, but…
Hope that every one of you got what you wanted!!!
I hope to see you around.
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Today was a great day. I am a academic rep for my year and I had to attend a conference. I was nice, I realized just how much I enjoy doing my job and I want to continue doing it, maybe at a higher level?
The sad part is that was not the only realization – I have read about 6 books this year!!! And one was non fiction. There is something wrong with me. Even though I just had exams, I feel like I will have them again so soon.(June). I have a very strange schedule, one month this module, next month for 2 weeks another…it’s strange. I saw that I will start the second module of this term next week and I will be forever done with it by the time we are going on spring break. That moment it was like my world collapsed around me. Okay, I am being dramatic…but I still cannot believe that I am only on book 6. Thank God my goad for this year is not as high as last year and that I read a few books in advance.
So, how are you guys doing?. How is school? What books did you indulge in the last two months?
Enjoy the song and I cannot wait to read your answers below.
Don’t forget about the Valentine’s GA. BTW, did you enjoy my surprise? I know it is not as big as you got accustomed to, but it was the best I could do at this time.
A LITTLE TOO HOT blurb pack: REAL, MINE, and REMY signed by Katy Evans; RULE, JET, and ROME signed by Jay Crownover; and FORPLAY signed by Sophie Jordan plus signed swag.
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A LITTLE TOO HOT by Lisa Desrochers
Tuesday, January 21st from William Morrow Impulse
A New Adult Contemporary Romance
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.
If you play with fire…
Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.
Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.
Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.
“Every page is deliciously breathtaking, wickedly sexy and sensational. A LITTLE TOO HOT is wonderfully unique and a LOT HOT! I am a HUGE Lisa Desrochers fan.”
– KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of REAL
“Lisa is brilliant at creating sizzling sexual tension and impossible circumstances that make the reader hold their breath all the way to happy ever after. Sam and Harrison are more than A Little Too Hot, they are scorching!”
– JAY CROWNOVER, New York Times bestselling author of RULE
“Lisa Desrochers’ best yet! A LITTLE TOO HOT is hotter than hot with all the emotional punch to back it up!”
– SOPHIE JORDAN, New York Times bestselling author
LISA DESROCHERS is the USA Today bestselling author of the A Little Too Far series, courtesy of HarperCollins, and the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. Find her online at http://www.lisadwrites.com , on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.
I am so glad that I was given the chance to read yet another great book from this series. I enjoyed myself immensely while reading the first volume, this was was no exception. Lisa is an amazing author without a shadow of a doubt. I cannot wait to see what she writes next.
I believe that there is no point in mentioning the fact that the book is hot, the title kind of gives it away:)
Samantha is an amazing character, she made some mistakes sure, but she did not deserve to be thrown out of her house. I felt so sorry for her when she had to start dancing in a bar to support herself. There were a few scenes that were heartbreaking. It might have not been that clear, but you could almost feel her wanting to get out, to leave that place. I am sure that no woman would enjoy working in a place like that.
Harrison…hmm I really liked him, but the fact that he would even enter place like the one Sam was working in makes me doubt him. He is an intriguing character, but for a while there I had some doubts. I am glad that I continued reading cause Harrison proved to be much more than I first expected. He become a character worthy of Lisa’s writing and of her books.
The plot was interesting, but it was not new. I was so glad when at a certain point it changed drastically. Seeing that chance was amazing. It was like seeing a larvae turning into a butterfly.
I will end this review her because I have already given you a bit too much information and I hope that you will give this book a chance as it is definitely worth reading.
From me: 4/5
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We’re extremely excited to bring you the cover for ALL LINED UP, the first book in Cora Carmack’s highly anticipated Rusk University Series! ALL LINED UP is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins). It is due to be released on May 13, 2014!!
ABOUT ALL LINED UP:
In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.
Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.
But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.
Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.
Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.
And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.
“Laughter + heartache + hot sexual tension = the perfect Cora Carmack book.”
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.