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Hard to Hold
A Hard to Play Novel
by Katie Rose
Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Reviewed Before Release Date on Sept. 2nd, 2016
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“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.
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 I have no understanding of.
The story and characters are well developed and we even get to see some of the ones 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 so if sweet romance is what you prefer this may not be one you would want to read. However, salty language aside, this is a good story and I enjoyed the read.
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.
The Colonel’s Lady
by Laura Frantz
Digital List Price: $14.99
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In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father’s place as scrivener. Before long, it’s clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own–some of which have to do with her father’s sudden death. Can she ever truly love him?
Readers will be enchanted by this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness from reader favorite Laura Frantz. Her solid research and deft writing immerse readers in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.
About The Author:
Award-winning author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.
According to Publishers Weekly, “Frantz has done her historical homework.” With her signature attention to historical detail and emotional depth, she is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Literary Agent & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency of Santa Rosa, California.
Readers can find Laura Frantz at www.laurafrantz.net
3-Book Historical Fantasy Bundle
KNIGHTS! SHIFTERS! MAGIC and MÉNAGE!
by Regina Wolfe
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Historical fantasy romance bundle based in Arthurian legend — spiced with passion, ménage and a dash of the paranormal.
Here you’ll find the fae, Avalon, hound- and wolf-shifters, damsels in distress, damaged hearts, and sexy, chivalrous knights who truly know how to use their swords.
By night, as a Gabriel Hound, the fae Brinn runs with The Wild Hunt. When she’s unwittingly thralled by princes Alain and Pellinore, she wants only their blood to free her. Until they form a grudging bond that soon turns intimate. Love should be easy, but The Wild Hunt wants Brinn back, the Questing Beast wants Pel, and Alain wants the impossible–to keep them both at his side. MFM
When Yseult’s forced to wed an aging king, a love spell meant to ease her heart goes awry, bonding her to the king’s renowned nephew, Sir Tristan, instead. Meanwhile, a fae shifter falls helplessly in love with Yseult and becomes Tristan’s greatest friend–and greatest rival. Caught between the despair of the king she’s married to, the knight who’s sworn to her, and the fae shifter who will have her at any cost, is Yseult destined to lose no matter which man wins? MMF
Desperate to save her kidnapped sister from the Red Knight and his fae consort, Nimue, Lady Lynette, half-fae herself, enlists an unlikely champion: the wickedly handsome Gareth who’s working as a scullion in Camelot’s kitchens. At Merlin’s urging, Sir Marrok, recently fallen under a werewolf’s curse, accompanies them, hoping to find a cure. As the challenges mount, they turn to one another for strength and comfort, finding it may not just be Lyn’s sister they must rescue but each other. MMF
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Portrait of Passion
Idyllwild Book 1
by Lynne Barron
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What’s a gentleman to do when a mysterious lady with a secret past and a reputation frayed around the edges suddenly appears in London in pursuit of his naive young cousin, setting the gossips’ tongues wagging, stirring his family into pandemonium, and driving him mad with her irreverent ways?
If the gentleman in question is Simon Carlisle, Viscount Easton, the answer is quite simple. Seduce the beguiling lady. But Miss Beatrice Morgan isn’t your average tarnished lady. She’s lived a slapdash life wandering the globe like a gypsy, painting fantastical portraits of duchesses and landscapes featuring a crumbling old fountain, all the while harboring a secret desire to return to the only home she’s ever known.
Will Beatrice sacrifice her honor, her virtue, her very heart to reclaim Idyllwild?
This book was previously published by the same title. While I have made minor revisions and given it a beautiful new cover and fresh edits, the story remains a spicy, sensual tale filled with all sorts of dallying, frolicking and even a hint of debauchery. And very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors
Galahad in Jeans
Louisiana Knights Book 2
by Jennifer Blake
Digital List Price: $3.99
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CHIVALRY LIVES IN THE SULTRY SOUTH!
It was payback, assigning Carla the job of writing the profile for her magazine’s Perfect Southern Gentleman contest winner; her boss knows she thinks the Southern Gentleman is a myth. So she’s supposed to do a hatchet job on this Redneck Romeo? Fine, she can handle it.
Beau would avoid the starchy lady editor and her magazine feature if he hadn’t promised to cooperate; he’s an ordinary guy, no matter how often the townsfolk set him up as a hero. Yet the closer he gets to Carla, the more he’d like to be the gentleman she needs….
Book 1: LANCELOT OF THE PINES
Book 2: GALAHAD IN JEANS
Book 3: TRISTAN ON A HARLEY
All 3 books in The Louisiana Knights series are standalone reads. The above is suggested reading order only.