Genre: Sports Romance

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Mar 04
{Review+Giveaway} The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid & @LHCosway @ReidRomance

{Review+Giveaway} The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid & @LHCosway @ReidRomance

You can see my review of books 1 & 2 here: The Hooker and the Hermit (5 stars) The Player and the Pixie (5 stars) The Cad and the Co-Ed is the third book in the Rugby series by Penny Reid and LH Cosway. I am just going to say it…The rugby series is my favorite sports romance series of all time! Which should come as no surprise to any of you because I think by now you know I have a not so mild obsession with everything Penny Reid (and now LH Cosway) writes. Each of the books in the rugby series can be read as standalones and they each follow a a different character, but trust me when I tell you this, you are going to want to read all of the books in this series. So you might as well read them in order. They are all so stupendously wonderful, and they each follow a different member of the rugby team. Please don’t make me pick my… Read more »

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Mar 01
{Review+Kindle Fire Giveaway} Off the Ice by @JulieCross1980 @EntangledTEEN

{Review+Kindle Fire Giveaway} Off the Ice by @JulieCross1980 @EntangledTEEN

Off the Ice is the first book in the young adult Juniper Falls series by Julie Cross. I have read a bunch of Julie’s books, and I love how diverse of an author she is. She can write all genres and moods of stories. I really enjoyed Off the Ice and I can’t wait to continue on in the series. It was a bit more drama filled than I was expecting. This is not a super light and fluffy young adult contemporary. This story has some grit to it. Off The Ice is the story of Claire and Tate. I liked both Claire and Tate but it took me some time to warm up to them. I didn’t instantly fall in love with them. In fact, the whole story takes some time to warm up. Off the Ice has a slower, more deliberate pace than some of Julie’s other stories. I could even see this story appealing to both young adult and new adult fans. It is upper young adult… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Author Spotlight+Giveaway} The Rugby Series by Penny Reid @ReidRomance

{Author Spotlight+Giveaway} The Rugby Series by Penny Reid @ReidRomance

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Penny Reid on the blog. She is going to be sharing one of my favorite series of hers! The Rugby series! So be sure to check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! You can win a SIGNED copy of the newest book in the series, The Cad and the Co-Ed! I am so excited to have Penny Reid here today. Penny is one of my most cherished author finds during my time blogging. I seriously love her… Read more »

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Feb 06
{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

Gold Rush is a standalone young adult ice skating romance set in the same world as Jennifer’s Edge series and Ice series. I have read, and the loved the entire Ice series, which is Josh and Courtney’s story. I still have not read the edge series, which is the story of Liza’s dad, but I am so going to. I loved the Ice series to pieces, and Gold Rush gave me all the same great feels. I love the feel good romance that Jennifer Comeaux is so excellent at delivering. This was a great book for new and old fans of Jennifer’s work. Gold Rush is Liza’s story, a two time world champion ice skater. Liza has been so focused on skating her whole life that she has missed out on all the boy, and dating, aspects of growing up. In fact, she has never even been on a date at 19, much less anything else with a guy. And then along comes Braden. I loved Liza and Braden from… Read more »

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Dec 14
{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

Trying Sophie is the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance, Dubline Rugby series by author Rebecca Norinne. I have never read any of Rebecca’s books, but I can’t pass up a book set in Dublin with Rugby players. One of my favorite sports romance series of all time features a rugby team (by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid) so I couldn’t pass up the first book in a new rugby romance series. And I am super glad that I read Trying Sophie. This was a spicy and sweet sports romance that gave me all the feels and made me super happy while reading it. Trying Sophie is told in dual narrative between Sophie and Declan’s points of view. I loved this aspect of the story. I think it works extremely well in a contemporary romance because it gives you the opportunity to really get to know each character. I love seeing Declan’s motivations, backstory and feelings. I loved seeing Sophie’s too but I feel sometimes I like seeing… Read more »

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Dec 12
{Review} Hooked by @BrendaRothert @LovestruckEP

{Review} Hooked by @BrendaRothert @LovestruckEP

Hooked is an adult contemporary sports romance by author Brenda Rothert. I love a good sports romance but the tag line for this book is what hooked me in. 😉 “a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.” I love a good brooding male character and a no nonsense woman. Hooked was right up my alley for a good whipping into shape romance. I got such a kick out of Miranda and Jake. Jake needed a Miranda in his life badly. Hooked is the first book I have read by Brenda, but it certainly will not be the last. I really liked Hooked. Miranda made me snort, laugh out loud and chuckle non-stop throughout Hooked. I just loved her quick comebacks. She seemed to be the only one to knock Jake off his game. And he desperately needed that in his life. He was quick on his way to being a jerkwad, and we can’t… Read more »

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Dec 06
{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

Going Under is a new adult contemporary romance (with a college football player, main character- so maybe sports romance) and is the third book in the Blackhawk Boys series by Lexi Ryan. Going Under can be read as a standalone novel. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I am dying to now considering how much I adored this book. I completely fell in love with Going Under. I have been craving a true new adult college romance story for so long, but I haven’t found anything that quite fit the bill. But Going Under was perfect! I love the whole childhood friend’s brother aspect, I love a pseudo second chance romance and I love a good emotional backstory. I really enjoyed the dual narrative in Going Under, between Sebastian and Alex. I was itching to find out what happened to Alex with her scars, and why on earth Sebastian has kept his distance for this long. I knew from the start it couldn’t just… Read more »

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Nov 29
{Mini Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} MAYBE THIS TIME by @JenniferSnow18 @ForeverRomance

{Mini Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} MAYBE THIS TIME by @JenniferSnow18 @ForeverRomance

Maybe this time is the second book in the Colorado Ice series by Jennifer Snow. The Colorado Ice series is an adult contemporary sports romance. This is the first book I read in this series, and while it can be read as a standalone and I had no problem following along, I do think this would be best enjoyed in order. Maybe this Time is a book that has elements outside of my comfort zone, but I am so so glad I decided to read it. I knew I would love the hockey player aspect of the story, but divorce and bitter divorcees are not really something I gravitate towards in my romances. Maybe that is rude of me, (which I don’t mean it to be!) it is just not something I can really relate to and it brings a whole separate set of baggage that I don’t really have the experience to connect with the characters. But I do love a sports romance and I love a sweet second… Read more »

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Nov 27
{Review} Crazy Pucking Love by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

{Review} Crazy Pucking Love by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

Crazy Pucking Love is the third book in the Taking Shots series by Cindi Madsen. I read the first book in 2014, Getting Lucky Number Seven before I knew this was going to be a series and I loved it! It was a flirty, fun friends to something more trope. When I saw that Crazy Pucking Love was part of the same series as Getting Lucky Number Seven I was both super excited to go back to the series and bummed that I had somehow missed the second book in the series (which I need to read ASAP). Each book can be read as a standalone and the characters are very different so you will be completely fine reading them each alone, but I really loved the first book in the series, so I am going to encourage everyone to read that as well. But you don’t have to read it before Crazy Pucking Love. Crazy Pucking Love is a contemporary romance of friends with benefits to something more, between… Read more »

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Nov 11
{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

{Review} Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn @AuthorMegQuinn

Stroked Hard is the third book in the a new adult contemporary romance series, Stroked, by Meghan Quinn. I loved the first book, Stroked, a LOT,and then I read Stroked Long and that book LEVELED ME. I love Bodi so hard. It is without a doubt, the best book I have read in 2016. Hands down.  And book two is still the best book I have read in 2016. Which brings me to why this review is hard for me to write. It is really hard to follow up a book that I love so so much with another book in the series featuring a different character that is not Bodi, I was destined to not love it as much. But Stroked Hard is still a really good read. It is just hard to follow up such a perfect book. Even so, I love the Stroked Series so much! Each of the books are excellent in their own regard. I think this is a series that everyone needs to read (especially… Read more »

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