MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
Hard to Hold
A Hard to Play Novel
by Katie Rose
Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Pub Date 13 Sep 2016
“Katie Rose writes sexy, skilled sports heroes who know how to treat a woman right!” raves Wendy S. Marcus. Now the award-winning author of the Bad Boys of Baseball series introduces a team of soccer stars who score on and off the pitch.
New Jersey Hurricanes striker Logan Hart lives for the grind of training, the adrenaline of competition, and all the perks of the road—until his ex hands him a baby and tells Logan to raise her on his own. He’s eager to pass this bundle of joy into more capable hands and get back to his hard-playing, hard-partying ways. But when a beautiful, blond drill sergeant of a nanny turns Logan’s life upside down, he sets a new goal: winning her heart.
Isabella Bennett takes pride in teaching the rich and famous how to become loving families. Her no-nonsense style is just what Logan and his crying, copper-haired cutie need. So why can’t she get the image of Logan’s tanned, muscular body out of her head? Isabella’s here to whip a new father into shape, not fall for a sexy ladies’ man. But their chemistry is too tantalizing to ignore, much like the temptation to trust someone with her deepest secrets—and embrace a loving family all her own.
Advance praise for Hard to Hold:
“Fast-paced and scintillating with plenty of romantic angst, this novel is an ideal read for anyone who likes their romance on the steamy side.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Katie Rose’s Bad Boys of Baseball series
“Charming, sexy, and smart, Katie Rose’s Bad Boys of Baseball series will make you wish it went into extra innings!”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Katie Rose’s story had me cheering from the stands as a sexy baseball player and his college sweetheart get a second chance at love.”—USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan, on The Heat Is On
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I have read every book in The Bad Boys of Baseball series and loved all of them as I am a huge baseball fan. I wasn’t really certain about a soccer storyline as soccer is not very well received in my world. This story was more romance than sports so I didn’t need to really understand the ins and outs of this game that I have no understanding of.
The story and characters are well developed and we even get to see some of the characters we came to love in the bad boys of baseball books.
The only thing that bothered me was the frequent use of certain salty wording. I would give this book a 4.75 star rating.
I received this book as a digital ARC courtesy of the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Secrets to a Gentleman’s Heart
Uncle Charlie’s Angels Book 1
by Samantha Grace
$0.99 at Amazon
*** From Samantha Grace, author of the critically acclaimed series Beau Monde Bachelors and Rival Rogues, comes a fresh and delightfully witty Regency-set historical romance series: UNCLE CHARLIE’S ANGELS. Be charmed by the extraordinary characters in these original, and oftentimes humorous, romantic adventures that are sure to win readers’ hearts.
WITH UNCLE CHARLES AWAY, THE RAKES ARE OUT TO PLAY
When Regina’s globetrotting guardian doesn’t return from his latest adventure before the start of the Season, she finds herself the object of a scandalous challenge. Fortunately, her eccentric uncle taught her an ancient warrior art for just these circumstances, and she is adequately equipped to defend her virtue. Protecting her heart is another matter.
New Orleans gadabout Xavier Vistoire made a powerful enemy during his stay in London two years ago. Imprisoned at a remote farmhouse with nothing but a burly guard with a childlike innocence and a love for pickled beets for companionship, Xavier jumps at the chance to earn his freedom. All he must do is break into an earl’s house and steal a map, but complications arise when he surprises a goddess during her bath and her little dog causes him to fall down the stairs. He wakes to find nothing about his situation is easy except for falling head over heels for Miss Darlington.
Regency-set historical romance, novel length (216 pages)
Heat level: Sensual
Looking for more Uncle Charlie’s Angels? Continue the romance with Claudine Bellerose and Russell Hawke in RESISTING ROMEO. http://a.co/fBiFfiI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Historical romance author Samantha Grace discovered the appeal of a great love story when she was just a young girl, thanks to Disney’s “Robin Hood”. She didn’t care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first happily-ever-after experience and she didn’t want the warm fuzzies to end. Now that Samantha is grown, she enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publisher’s Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever.
Part-time medical social worker, moonlighting author, and Pilates nut, she enjoys a happy and hectic life with her real life hero and two kids in the Midwest. To learn more about Samantha’s books, visit her at: http://www.samanthagraceauthor.com.
A Beau Monde Bachelor Christmas (extended epilogue)
Join newlywed couples Lord and Lady Norwick, Jake and Amelia Hillary, Daniel and Lisette Hillary, and Isaac and Serafine Tucker for their first Christmas together.
Bibi, the Countess of Norwick, would love to give her husband the one thing he really wants for Christmas: a ceasefire between her and his intractable sister. Facing Lady Troll during the holidays without reinforcements, however, would be foolish, and Bibi is no fool. She calls upon her dearest friends, Amelia and Jake Hillary, and a few more familiar faces to spend Christmas in Kent to help make the season a little brighter. Unfortunately, her guests are distracted by their own challenges this holiday season, and Bibi must find a way to connect with her sister-in-law without their help if she hopes to make Jasper’s Christmas wishes come true.
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The Demon Hunters Book 1
by A.S. Fenichel
When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call.
Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slay a man.
Lady Belinda Clayton’s only concern was her dress for the next ball–until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.
Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.