Posted in new release, Sports Romance

Blind Landing!

Today we have Blind Landing by Carrie Aarons. Grab this sexy sports romance just in time for the Olympics!!

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About Blind Landing:

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Fear stops dreams in their tracks before they even have a chance. Then again, so do injuries.

Natalia Grekov was born to win Olympic gold. As the USA’s top gymnast, she’s calm, confident and ready to make her country proud in just two short months. And her elite athlete lifestyle includes no time for distractions—especially men. When a disastrous fall in practice puts her dreams at risk, it seems the only person who can help her is the one person she wants nothing from.

Spencer Russell is gymnastics’ bad boy. A cocky, laid-back charmer with abs of steel and a witty mouth, he waltzes around the U.S. Gymnastics Training Camp like he owns the place—even though he doesn’t anymore. After an injury sidelined his career and any chance at Olympic glory, he’s now just a coach, helping other gymnasts reach their goals. Serious is not a word in Spencer’s vocabulary. But when Natalia tumbles into his life, he’s suddenly sincerely interested in helping the blonde beauty in any way he can.

Can they vault over the obstacles standing in their way? Or will Spencer be the distraction that causes Natalia’s chance at gold to crash and burn?

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I’m only about ten feet from their table when a chair shoots out, nearly tripping me. I stumble and try to hold my tray steady as I wobble for my balance.

“Good thing gymnasts have some of the best balance in the world. Otherwise, I’d be splat on the floor next to my eggs. As for grace, well, I guess not all female gymnasts have that.” Righting myself, I turn to stare at the back of a sleek blond ponytail.

“And if males in general had any awareness at all, you would have seen me pushing out my chair before you nearly tripped over it.”

Blond ponytail whips around, and her smirk wipes clear off her face when she realizes who I am. “Shit. Mr. Russell, I’m sorry …”

“Nah, don’t worry about it, babydoll. I won’t tell Novak you’re mouthing off to coaches. That is, only if you never call me Mr. Russell again.”

I flash my mega-watt smile at her, because I’m trying to make her feel better. But also because she is a very pretty girl. Or, woman, technically. Don’t girls refuse to be called girls after the age of eighteen? Something about respecting their feminine age or something like that? I’d have to ask my mom about this.

Natalia Grekov, whether she was a girl or a woman, was a very, very pretty one. Long blond hair, those exotic Polish eyes the shade of blueberries, with full, pouty pink lips. She had the body of a ballerina, not the stocky gymnast build so many of the girls here had. Natalia wasn’t big in the tits department, but her ass … damn. Plump, beautiful and one I wanted to sink my teeth into. I know because I’d been watching it since she got here two weeks ago.

“Okay then, what should I call you?” Her smirk tells me she can play the flirting game too.

As a coach, I shouldn’t be fraternizing with the gymnasts. But … when had I ever fully listened to Novak? I was barely twenty-two; this pretty girl would be fair game if we were on a college campus.

“Well, you can call me coach; it’s authoritative, domineering. I also like Mr. Incredible or Sexiest Man Alive. But for regular everyday, you can just call me Spence.”

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About Carrie Aarons:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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Posted in Contemporary, NA, Romance, Sports Romance

Review :: The Summer Games: Settling the Score by R.S. Grey

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Apparently I forgot to post my review earlier in the month! Woops!

I loved this book! It was sexy, sweet, and hysterical! All the characters were so well supported. I LOVED Georgie!!

Andie has devoted much of her life to soccer and becoming part of team USA. Now that she’s made it, she’s eager to find out if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true. If she can get away from her roommates and friends, Kinsley and Becca, long enough to let loose a little, she just might find out what the Olypmics are all about. She isn’t there long before she runs into uber sexy and also very focused and off-limits, Freddie Archibald.
God save the queen.

Freddie is an Olympic swimmer at his 3rd round of the Olympics, there to focus on breaking records and winning gold until he happens upon Andie and can’t seem to stay away.

Are you the devil? Because I swear I was going to clean up my act real soon.”

Andie is just the breath of fresh air Freddie seems to need in his complicated life and their chemistry was off the charts. It was seriously like a tennis match with the two of them going back and forth at times and it was so fun. I am seriously about to auto re-read this one, and it has a been a long time since I’ve finished a book to turn around and read it all over again immediately! I definitely recommend it.

Some of the funnier quotes/moments I highlighted:

I still caught a wiff of his cologne- or maybe it was body wash; I couldn’t tell. It was subtle but strong, and I found myself wishing for a stuffy nose so I wouldn’t have to keep smelling it. We get it. You’re a duke and you smell divine. Did he need to keep rubbing it in?

When he stretched by the edge of the pool, I lost motor function and suddenly couldn’t remember how normal people stood. Do they hold their weight on both legs or just sort of casually lean on one? Crossed arms? No that looks angry. Wait, what are arms for again?

5stars

Seriously going to reread this already. Get it, guys!! You won’t be sorry🙂

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Posted in suspense, Thriller

Don’t Say a Word- review

Duh, of course this book was incredible! Another 5 star beaut!

This is technically the third book in the Strangers series, but Jennifer does a fab job of filling you in so you’re never confused! It’s been a long time since I’ve read the first two, and it all came rushing back pretty quick. 
This twisted tale of twin sisters is different than the first two, but just as incredible. You develop feeling towards the characters pretty quick, both good and bad.
Throughout the story you get snippets of multiple characters POV, and normally that can be overwhelming and make the book tough to read- but it was done seamlessly in ‘Don’t Say a Word’. 
I was left with a few unanswered questions at the end, BUT they can easily be answered in the next book or a novella🙂
Jennifer has to be one of my absolute favorite thriller authors, as her books ALWAYS get my heart racin’, and I’m usually wrong about the ‘who dunnit’. (Which is so rare for me!
Jennifer is wonderful, and this book is absolutely worth the read!
Get yours here > http://amzn.to/1WxdYs2

💛Kylie

Posted in Contemporary, NA, Uncategorized

The Summer Games: Settling the Score Release Blitz!

 
Title: The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 2016
 
 
 
As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Fridaynights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
 
The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs…
The committee passes out condoms like candy…
The games continue long after the medals have been handed out…
 
As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent—too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.
 
In other words: off limits.
 
It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there—shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
 
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Contemporary, Fantasy, NA, Romance, TBR, Uncategorized

Ashley’s May TBR

Can you believe it’s already May!? Crazy! I haven’t done one of these posts before, but I thought it would be fun.🙂 These are the books I am hoping to read in May!

The Summer Games: Settling the Score by R.S. Grey.

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I started this today and I had to stop and adult, but it is SO good! It comes out tomorrow but if you pre-order today, you can get it for $.99! Look for the release blitz post tomorrow as well.🙂

 

Dear Heart, I Hate You by J. Sterling  

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I would actually be interested in this solely for the name if I didn’t already love J.Sterling. It comes out May 9th!

Empire by Rachel Van Dyken 

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This is actually book 7 in the Eagle Elite series. Have you started this series yet? It is phenomenal! It’s about the mafia and before you say that isn’t your style, it totally isn’t mine either! But I have absolutely loved this.

Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward 

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This is also not in my normal realm of reading but I have been hearing great things about this book!

 

Lastly, (without judgement, please ;)) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

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Although I know I could pass this off as a re-read, I, Ashley Willhite, have not read Harry Potter before. *hides face* Say what you will, I am shaming myself just as much for never having read them before now because I am adoring them page by page! This one has been especially funny in the beginning.

 

So there you have it! This is my list of books “To Be Read” in May. I have been averaging about 7 books a month so there will probably be more read, but these are the books I am planning on. What about you? What’s on your TBR?

 

Posted in Uncategorized

The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken

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Title: The Matchmaker’s Playbook

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Series: Wingmen, Inc. Book #1

Published: April 5, 2016 by Skyscape

Synopsis:

Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.

After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule.…

 

My thoughts:

First of all, how gorgeous is that cover? If those blue eyes don’t draw you right in, we can’t be friends.😉 Kidding. But I do love it, and it totally has that “playbook” feel to me.

My favorite thing about this book is that it is told from the male POV and it is done very well if I can say so myself. Ian Hunter has suffered an injury keeping him from playing in the NFL, so he creates a business helping women land the men of their dreams. Usually it’s a study partner or barista they’ve been drooling over for a while but haven’t worked up the courage to approach. Sometimes it’s a bit tougher. As much of a playboy as Ian tries to be, it’s clear that he has a huge heart and he’s just waiting for the right person to come along and open it wide.

When Ian’s best friend’s new roommate, Blake, enlists his help, he’s sure that his program is truly going to be put to the test. Blake is a full fledged tom-boy down to basketball shorts and 90’s style Adidas flip flops. But as the two of them start working together to land her the man of her dreams, Ian starts to wonder if this is going to be the girl that makes him break he’s cardinal rule.

The build-up between Ian and Blake is slow but it’s true. They have chemistry that can’t be predicted by numbers and computer programs. Will Ian trust his programs or his heart? Will he let her be with the one she chose from the start, or will he fight for her?

This book hooked me from the start. From the sexy male lead to the banter between all the supporting characters, I really loved it!

Get it here.

5stars

 

 

 

Posted in Contemporary, NA, Romance, Uncategorized

Cover Reveal! The Summer Games, Settling the Score by R.S. Grey

 
 
Title: The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: May 2, 2016
Find on Goodreads
 
 
 
 
 
As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Fridaynights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
  • The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs…
  • The committee passes out condoms like candy…
  • The games continue long after the medals have been handed out…As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent—too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.
In other words: off limits.
 
It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there—shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".
 
 
 
 
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
 
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.