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Scoring Wilder – R.S Grey

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What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score. 

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley’s already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)

5 out of 5 stars!!

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My Review

‘She believed she could, so she did’

I LOVE sports books so when Scoring Wilder was released and it was about Football – oh, sorry soccer, it was an instant download. Especially with the forbiddeness of coach and player. I love these stories so when I was waiting for my flight to Edinburgh, I sat and became embedded in Wilder and Kinsley forbidden romance. It is the first book of R.S Grey’s that I have had the pleasure of picking up and it certainly wont be the last. Scoring Wilder is firmly on my favourites list and is inexplicably one of the best books of the year so far – without a doubt.

R.S Grey’s writing is flawless. I turned page after page, soaked in every word, every feeling, every character without a blink of an eye. They caught my attention, they drew me in and despite having to put the book down for a few days while I attend the Author Event, Wilder and Kinsley played heavily on my mind. Their personality, their characteristics, everything about them and their friends were all I could think about so when I had to wait hours in the airport due to a cancelled flight, I was straight back to my kindle, devouring the continuation of their story.

Scoring Wilder is about nineteen year old Kinsley Bryant. She may not have the best luck with keeping boyfriends but she is an up and coming soccer star. Now in college, she is focused on her soccer, focused on being picked for the Olympic team and making it big in the football world. Boys can take a seat back, her future is more important to her. Sidetracking the bitchy girls on her team who are ultimately jealous of her, nothing is going to stop her accomplishing her dreams. Her tattoo is proof of that.

But then dangerous sexy and tatted up twenty-five year old Liam Wilder walks into her life. Wilder is big in the soccer world so of course, Kinsley knows who he is. She propositions him one night and the next day he turns out to be her coach. This makes him forbidden to each and every member of the team, but there is something between them that they can’t seem to quit. Why is it about being forbidden that tastes so damn fucking great?

Man, Kinsley is an utter fucking hoot. Seriously! She had me creasing with laughter at every step – just take a look at one of the things I had to try and hold my laughter in for:-

‘His hand had been resting two inches above my shorts. Which is about five inches above my vagina. So…yeah, he was basically touching my vagina.’

SEE! I haven’t come across an amazing female character in a long time that had me pissing myself over her words and actions, and Kinsley was just the breath of fresh air I had been waiting for. I enjoyed her passion for soccer (I write this cursing myself at not writing Football haha), for having a big ass dream and ambition and seeing it through. Putting blood, sweat and tears into making herself the best she can be and more. For pushing herself and being pushed to the maximum.

I loved her determination, especially against the bitches of the team. She stood up to them, she protected her friends, Becca and Emily and although she took shit, she was the better one. The one who proved she was strong, she could do whatever was thrown at her – and she took some shit along the way.

But she’s a strong and feisty and freaking hilarious heroine that you cannot help but fall in love with her and want her to be your best friend. She has some cracking lines that just spurt from her rambling mouth but on the other side, you can see that at points she just wants to give in, to give up on all the bullshit but with her best friends around her, her family and Wilder, she pulls her big pants on and gets on with it. Life can be tough, but if you want it badly, you will push past it and grab it with both hands. And I can say that I am proud of everything Kinsley does because she proved herself that in the end, with determination and love, you can achieve anything you put your mind to – definitely on my book girlfriend list!

SHIT ME NOT. Holy Crap, Wilder is just a man after my own heart. Pinned as the playboy soccer player, he decides to clean his act up and get back on track as the poster boy for the soccer world. And that means helping to coach the girls team on the side. And not falling for the main star of the team – Kinsley.

Wilder exudes sexiness. He can grab the attention of girls as soon as he steps foot anywhere but its Kinsley who has caught his eye and she is off limits. The thing that drew me to Wilder was 1) His tattoos, 2) He plays FOOTBALL OH YEAH! 3) He cant keep his feelings for Kinsley on lock down, no matter how hard he tries.

I love his loyalty, his compassion, his overpowering feelings for Kinsley and the need to love and protect her. Everything was pure with him and there are so many scene where you will swoon like hell over him, over his actions, his words; the way he treats Kelsey and how he cant keep his eyes or hands off of her when they are together. He bickers and banters back with her and you just know that the bad boy of the LA Stars has found ‘the one’.

‘That’s not surprising to hear. Your daughter is definitely in love with me, Mrs. Bryant. She hasn’t told me yet, but she will soon.”

and

‘I’m not playing around with you, Kinsley. I want to be with you.’

How can you not fall in love with him? He will do ANYTHING for this girl and, shit, where do I find me a Liam Wilder?

The chemistry between Wilder and Kinsley sizzled. You can feel it throughout the book and feel it the instant they lock eyes and banter. The connection is genuine and undeniable and unbreakale, with everything that stands in their way – from the forbidden relationship to the utter bitchiness of her team-mates and the media too, once they latch onto Kinsley and Becca, who are set to be rising stars. I loved their moments together, the sweetness of them both, the banter and flirtiness they gave one another and the hopeless devotion and love they put into their relationship, both behind and in front of the doors. R.S Grey added so much depth and fizzle and steam around these two it was easy to see just how flawlessly they fell for one another, how – even though they hated hiding their relationship – they would do just about anything to be together, even if it meant sneaking around. I believed in their feelings, their relationship and it definitely makes a change where I am completely and utterly invested in two characters from start to finish. Wilder and Kinsley for life 😉

I cannot recommend this book enough to you. The writing is perfect, the characters and secondary characters are amazing. Scoring Wilder had the package that I look for in books and it is one that needs to be on my bookshelf asap. If you are looking for a laughable, sweet, fun and low on angst romance then pick up Scoring Wilder, dive into the football world with Kinsley and Wilder and swoon over the whole book. Do not miss out on reading it…AT ALL.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Second Chance Summer – Emma Hart

I had the privileged of Beta reading Second Chance Summer and hands down, Emma has done it again. You ALL really need to get your hands on this book (and all of Emma’s others) because the story and characters will capture you (and you will love Reese!)

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Title: Second Chance Summer (Chance Series, #1)

Release Date: Monday, September 23rd

Cover Design by Emma Hart

Publisher: Self-Published

Back Cover Blurb:

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Love Game and Playing for Keeps is a story of hope and the beauty of getting a second chance at the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime…

“You don’t get a love like ours and get to leave it behind.”

Kia James was never meant to return to her hometown of Harlan Grove, Alabama… But she has.

And Reese Pembleton was definitely not supposed to still be in love with her the way she is him… But he is.

Last summer was the summer to end all summers. It was the summer they both fell in too deep to get out, and try as she might, Kia can’t deny that whatever was there between them a year ago is still there. If she’s honest with herself, there’s so much more there than there ever was, but the way her dad walked out six years ago has shattered her belief of that fairytale love every girl craves.

Reese isn’t giving up so easily. His biggest mistake was not chasing after Kia the way he wanted to when she upped and left him without a word. Despite what she says, he knows her better than anyone, and he knows she still wants him the way he wants her. And this time, nothing will stop him from getting – and keeping – his girl.

But nothing is that easy. When Kia’s dad arrives back in town, family secrets come tumbling out she never realized existed. Everything her mom has ever told her about the reason he left is a lie – but how can she trust the man who, by his own admission, didn’t fight for her as hard as he could have?

With her past and present wants and needs colliding, Kia is thrown into the turmoil of the biggest decisions of her life. And she realizes, sometimes a second chance is all you need.

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Excerpt:

“Are you gonna be wearing that dress all day?”

I suck my bottom lip between my teeth and look at him innocently. “Why?”

“I… You can’t answer a question with a question.”

“Fine. No, I won’t be.” I cross one of my legs over the other, my dress sliding up my thigh. Reese stretches his fingers on the steering wheel.

“You won’t be?”

“No. We’re going to the beach, right?” He nods. “Well, then. I’ve got my bikini on underneath. I’ll be wearing that.”

“Just that?”

“No, Reese,” I say dryly. “I have a trench coat in my beach bag I was planning on putting on when we get there.”

He’s silent for a second, his eyes flicking to me and back to the road again a few times before he says, “I like it when you turn on the attitude.”

“I don’t have an attitude!”

“Like that.”

“I don’t have an attitude!” I repeat, shifting in my seat. “Do I?”

“Yeah, you do, baby. And I feel like I need to respond with my own attitude.”

“The one that is supposed to sweep me off my feet, right? That attitude?”

We turn off-road, taking the shortcut we used last summer, and Reese nods. “That attitude.”

“And how exactly is that attitude going to help you now?”

The truck swerves suddenly and stops at the side of the empty road. My hand is released, and I hear the click as Reese undoes his seatbelt. He leans over toward me, one hand on the back of my seat and the other resting on my thigh.

I look up from where his hand is on my leg and straight into his eyes. His nose brushes against mine as he breathes out across my lips. My eyes shut slowly, and his fingers dig into my skin a little.

“This attitude,” he whispers huskily, his probing hand moving further up my leg until it reaches my bikini bottoms. He slips a finger under the waistband, running his finger along my skin from my hip to the clenching muscles between my legs, not touching them, and back again. His breath moves across my mouth as he breathes heavier than usual, and I can do nothing but sit here and let him do whatever. I’m frozen in place with anticipation. I’m blazing hot wherever he’s touching me, and everywhere he isn’t is ice cold.

I tilt my head back slightly, but he pulls away. I open my eyes and stare at a sea of gold flecked hazel. Hardened gold flecked hazel. Yep. He’s pissed.

“If you kiss me right now,” he breathes, his face as hard as granite. “There isn’t a chance in hell we’ll make it to that fucking beach today.”

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Goodreads Link:

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RELEASE DAY: One Tiny Lie – K.A Tucker (+ GIVEAWAY)

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ONE TINY LIE Synopsis:

Tucker_One Tiny Lie coverLivie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

 

KathleenTuckerAuthor Bio:

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

Links:

Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/One-Tiny-Lie-Novel-ebook/dp/B00B73MUMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370749045&sr=8-1&keywords=One+Tiny+Lie+k.a.+tucker

Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-tiny-lie-k-a-tucker/1114256929?ean=9781476740485

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NEW RELEASE: Suddenly Royal – Nichole Chase

So Suddenly Royal has been released early! If you don’t know what it is about then look know further…

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Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

Author Bio:

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.
For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.
Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).
Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

Links:

Website: www.nicholechase.com
Blog: http://www.nicholechase.BlogSpot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NicholeChase
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.nicholechase
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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Suddenly-Royal-ebook/dp/B00CG5WYZ6/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366514038&sr=1-5
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suddenly-royal-nichole-chase/1114988788?ean=9781483953298
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