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What a high note to end this fabulous sports romance series on

Puck Drills FINALPuck Drills & Quick Thrills by Eden Finley & Saxon James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Best everything!

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I am bereft. I seriously did not want this series to end, but end it has and what a book to close out on.

Westly and Jasper are everything! They start off as sort of enemies, but they’re not really, both simply misunderstand the other and when both become privy to the traumas the other has had to live with, things rapidly change.

It’s obvious from the start they’re mutually attracted to each other, sparks fly each time they’re in the same room. We’ve also had brief peeks into their character via the other books in the series but you soon find out, that’s only scratched the surface.

West, oh West. He’s struggling so badly with looking after his orphaned siblings and trying to keep a stable home for them and he’s still not fully come to terms with everything he had to give up. We’ve seen West through Asher’s eyes Line Mates & Study Dates but that isn’t the real West.

When he and Jasper finally get it together, OMG the sexual chemistry blows your head off. All West wants to do is give up control and Jasper, because of his background, well he’s 100% on board with taking it.

I felt so much for both of them, the emotions really do get put through the ringer in this book but it’s never gratuitous, there’s also always the hallmark humour that these two authors have brought throughout the CU Universe and it was wonderful to catch up with some of those other characters.

There’s so much goes on that the book flies by and I was in two minds because I needed to find out where they would end up and whether things would work out with the team in the Frozen Four too, but I also didn’t want to turn the last page.

Honestly, I don’t want to say goodbye to CU Hockey, or the wider world of the NHL pro-leagues because it’s been so much fun.

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#ARC kindly received from the authors via Foreword PR in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Annabeth goes back to her military best for this utterly delightful fake boyfriend romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For me, Annabeth is at her absolute best when she’s writing military based romances, I’ve yet to not absolutely adore every one she’s created.

This was no exception as she gives the reader a fabulous twist on the fake boyfriend/only one bed/best friend’s brother tropes and mixes them all up into an utterly delightful romance between two very different guys.

From the moment Derrick’s best friend Calder arranges for his younger brother Arthur to come and greet him when their submarine docks after a long deployment – during which Derrick’s ex cheated on him with a fellow officer who’s now won the First Kiss raffle – the two men are on a collision course into falling in love.

Arthur is everything Derrick isn’t – he’s younger, musically gifted, outgoing and disorganised – while Derrick’s focus has been on his Navy career, he’s disciplined, reserved, logical and secretly nursing a whole world of vulnerabilities.

From their supposedly staged First Kiss which goes viral thanks to Arthur’s social media influencer BBF Selina, to all the ones they subsequently share, these two men are on fire.

Arthur is a virgin and Derrick, while reluctant at first to take all his first moments, slowly comes to realise he not only wants to be the first, but he wants to be the only one Arthur is with.

They’re both holding back feelings, there’s a tad of martyrdom on both their parts but thankfully it never becomes too much and they do talk a fair bit about the rules of their fake relationship and whether they should continue it after the initial holiday with Arthur’s family.

The gorgeous cover on this book absolutely matches the gorgeous romance inside it as both Derrick and Arthur come to realise that because they started off as fake, doesn’t mean they can’t actually have real feelings.

As the lovely Dani said in her review, the Epilogue is insanely swoony and ridiculously romantic and this is a Happy Ever After you will truly believe in.

Now roll on Calder’s book because from the blurb and the sneak peek, that’s going to be an absolute cracker!

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: The Dating Experiment by Briar Prescott

The Dating Experiment | Briar Prescott

Better With You #2

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Release Date: July 20th, 2021

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Blurb

Jamie:
Three years ago, I sold my soul to the devil.
Also known as my boss. Same thing.
Here’s the deal. Connor Quinn is arrogant, impossible to please, cold as ice, and prone to find flaws in everything.
Since that fatal day three years ago, many a murder plan have been made and many a weapon considered.
Until…
I accidentally get to know him better, which is unfortunate, since it turns out that underneath Connor’s icy exterior, there’s a man shaped by past hurts and difficult life lessons.
Which means I’m in a bit of a pickle since it also turns out I might kind of like the bastard…

Connor:
For as long as I can remember, I’ve chased calm. I’m the exact opposite of an adrenaline junkie with my pursuit of peace and quiet.
My rules are simple. I don’t make terrible decisions. I don’t make mistakes. And I don’t do chaos.
Until Jamie.
He’s an anomaly. A glitch in the system. Unpredictable. Distracting. Confusing.
But now I’ve accidentally gotten to know him better, and it turns out he’s also warm. And funny. And interesting. And with him, the world gets just a tiny bit quieter.
And I fit just a tiny bit better.

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Excerpt

Most people I know watch crime shows for entertainment. Not me. My interest in murder mysteries is purely educational. I’m not saying that I’m obsessed with the perfect murder, but FBI would probably have a field day with my search history.

Over the years, I’ve contemplated many-a-weapons. Ice bullets with poison in them. Wooden stakes to the heart. A shot of oxygen into the vein. Adopting a cheetah and making the attack look like an accident.

“Officer, I truly had no idea Fluffball had it in him! Would you just look at his sweet face?”

I may or may not have practiced saying that a few times. Authenticity is key, and I prefer to be prepared. Just in case.
Everything about my boss just makes him supremely murderable.

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About The Author

Briar Prescott is a work in progress. She swears too much, doesn’t eat enough leafy greens and binge watches too much television. It’s okay, though. One of these days she’ll get a hang of that adulting thing.

Probably.
Maybe.
She hopes.

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