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Review Tour: Benoit by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Benoit | RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Owatonna U Hockey #3

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Length: 56,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

Senior year is here, and everything is on the line. Benoit’s time to shine in the crease is now, and he’s going to do everything he can to make sure those professional scouts take notice. He’s earned a great reputation for his skills in the net, and his laid-back demeanor is his key to maintaining his cool when things get heated in the goal crease.

As the Eagles roar into a new season, Ben’s laser-sharp focus is shattered by his attraction to Ethan Girard, the team’s new defensive consultant. Trying his best to ignore the budding friendship that’s taking a hard, fast turn into something far more passionate, Ben is determined to keep his mind on the sport he loves and not let his feelings for the handsome older man creep into his performance. But love, like hockey, is wildly unpredictable, and soon Ben finds that he’s unable to distance himself from Ethan who is slowly and surely working himself into his heart.

Famed Boston defenseman, Ethan Girard, isn’t stupid. Celebrating his thirty-second birthday in the emergency room after breaking his leg, and with a warning that healing will be a long process, he knows he has to think about his future. He was drafted at eighteen, and he’s never known anything but hockey, but with no contract in place yet for the new season he considers that maybe it’s time for him to hang up his skates for good.

Volunteering to help out with the Owatonna Eagles fills his time, but from the moment he lays eyes on goalie Ben, he knows his world will never be the same again. Falling in lust is as easy as stealing his first kiss, but Ben refuses to engage. Has Ethan finally met his match?

When the lines between career and love blur, will Ethan and Ben find a way to create a future that will work for both of them?

Owatonna U Hockey Series

Book #1 – Ryker – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Book #2 – Scott – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

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USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Release Blitz: Benoit by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Benoit | RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Owatonna U Hockey #3

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Buy Links:

 Amazon US | Amazon UK

Universal Link

Length: 56,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Benoit_400

Blurb

Senior year is here, and everything is on the line. Benoit’s time to shine in the crease is now, and he’s going to do everything he can to make sure those professional scouts take notice. He’s earned a great reputation for his skills in the net, and his laid-back demeanor is his key to maintaining his cool when things get heated in the goal crease.

As the Eagles roar into a new season, Ben’s laser-sharp focus is shattered by his attraction to Ethan Girard, the team’s new defensive consultant. Trying his best to ignore the budding friendship that’s taking a hard, fast turn into something far more passionate, Ben is determined to keep his mind on the sport he loves and not let his feelings for the handsome older man creep into his performance. But love, like hockey, is wildly unpredictable, and soon Ben finds that he’s unable to distance himself from Ethan who is slowly and surely working himself into his heart.

Famed Boston defenseman, Ethan Girard, isn’t stupid. Celebrating his thirty-second birthday in the emergency room after breaking his leg, and with a warning that healing will be a long process, he knows he has to think about his future. He was drafted at eighteen, and he’s never known anything but hockey, but with no contract in place yet for the new season he considers that maybe it’s time for him to hang up his skates for good.

Volunteering to help out with the Owatonna Eagles fills his time, but from the moment he lays eyes on goalie Ben, he knows his world will never be the same again. Falling in lust is as easy as stealing his first kiss, but Ben refuses to engage. Has Ethan finally met his match?

When the lines between career and love blur, will Ethan and Ben find a way to create a future that will work for both of them?

Owatonna U Hockey Series

Book #1 – Ryker – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Book #2 – Scott – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

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USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Loved this New York opposites attract second chance romance

Under His ProtectionUnder His Protection by LaQuette

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well that was just smashing.

A bit more steamy than I was expecting from a Dreamspun Desires romance and a whole load of wonderful family dynamics.

It’s a kind of opposites attract and a bit of a second chance romance with an entitled ADA and the New York cop he ran out on after a night of soul connecting sex five years earlier.

I know other reviewers have mentioned the quick way in which the big threat to Camden’s life was wrapped up, but to be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything else with this imprint.

Elijah and his family were awesome, I loved them so much, the humour was on point and I liked how he and Cam broke down their barriers to get back to the sense that their relationship could be something special.

My first book from LaQuette and I loved the representation of strong people of colour and the interracial romance. Gorgeous cover too.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Dreamspinner Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Cover Reveal: Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Nine Small Sips | V.L. Locey

A Tales of Bryant Wedding

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Release Date: June 12

Cover DesignSloan J Designs

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Blurb

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best-laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

Tales of Bryant

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USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures. 

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.)

She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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Broken Silence is an emotionally charged poetic romance

Broken SilenceBroken Silence by Felice Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful, powerful, emotionally charged and filled with some wonderful poetry, this is a truly stunning romance from Felice.

Age gap, slow burn, opposites attract, professor/student, different side of the tracks, there are so many ways to describe this narrative but it’s ultimately about what’s on the surface not mattering at all when you find your perfect partner.

I adored prickly Justin, his past something which sat heavy on his shoulders every day, how he didn’t seem able to catch a break, how he opened up through the poetry which was grudgingly pulled out of him by Professor Harding.

And the Prof himself? Foster is a beautiful character, sheltered and alone in his youth because of parents who didn’t know how to deal with a child they hadn’t expected, to broken by his ex-wife’s trampling all over his heart but inspired and rejuvenated by Julian’s poetry and his passions.

This is a wonderful story and I adored it.

Now, Ross and Benny maybe please Felice?

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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The ending made up for the journey in this romance

Accepting the FallAccepting the Fall by Meg Harding

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The epilogue went a long way in making up for my general state of “it’s okay” which existed for the vast majority of this novella.

On paper it had everything which should have made it a winner for me – second chance lovers, former childhood friends, hurt comfort, animals and a cute kid – but it just never seemed to mix together into the right ingredients.

Cole annoyed me for a lot of the book as he had a boyfriend and, while there absolutely wasn’t any cheating in this, his attitude towards Patrick before Zander was even on the scene was a bit lacking.
Once Zander did arrive, it became clear poor Patrick would be getting the heave ho and I felt sorry for him.

There’s also supposed to be this driving attraction and passion left over from when they were 16/17 which had never gone away or been beaten by other lovers but I just never felt it until almost the very end of the story.

Still, it’s not a bad story by any stretch of the imagination and the epilogue is really sweet and jumps forward a reasonable amount to peek into life once Savannah grows up.

ETA: One thing which I’ve just been reminded off via another excellent review for this novella by Nile Princess: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2000280061

There is a beautiful man on the cover and while I don’t expect great detail to be gone into about the ethnicity of the characters, I do expect, if one of them is a POC and has been used on the cover of a book (which itself is pretty rare sadly), that at some point within the narrative it would be obvious WHICH character it is.

This doesn’t happen until almost the end of the book. And it irritated me. And yes Zander’s (you’re welcome) ethnicity isn’t a driving force in his behaviour but throughout the whole book I had a niggling “which one is the guy on the cover” thought going on which was distracting.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Christina’s latest is a joyous friends to lovers romance

ReclaimReclaim by Christina Lee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s not much better than the friends to lovers trope and in the skilled hands of Christina Lee, we are given a masterpiece in how to build up tension.

I loved Elijah in the other books in this series and was glad when he finally dumped Stewart (more on him later and what a delightful Easter Egg that was) because he was treating him like dirt.

Kam was more of an unknown quantity but I soon grew to love his solid and reliable presence in Elijah’s life and how Kam had slowly realised he was falling for his best friend once he’d been sidelined by injury and reliant on the other man’s help.

Chuck in a sweet dog, a wee bit of UST, some fear about irrevocably changing their relationship for the worse, a couple of smoking hot blow jobs and I was totally on board the Elijah and Kam train.

Eventually someone needs to make a move and I loved that it was Ginger the dog that helped Kam to finally declare his feeling, leading to a super emotional smexy times scene which was perfect. The epilogue is super sweet and we get to catch up with the other two couples too on New Year’s Eve.

And back to Stewart, the bonus chapter after the epilogue had me squealing as it had been discussed long and hard in Christina’s Facebook group and, while she says it’s not from an upcoming book, I am rather hoping there’s a “yet” firmly attached to that statement 😉

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