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Coach’s romance is everything I wanted and more!

62830560._SY475_Winning the Season by Beth Bolden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hands down, no debate necessary, my favourite book in this series and my second favourite couple from Beth, only being beaten by Colin & Nick (The Rainbow Clause).

I’ve been dying (and bugging Beth) to get Asa’s story since the beginning. There’s always been a hint of sadness and hidden heartbreak that wasn’t related to his ex wife and here we find out why and who.

The opening part of the book sets the scene, seven years previously and we get to see Asa falling in love with his best friend and fellow coach Scott as, over a period of months, he starts to see him in a new light.

This part is done so well by Beth, you live it along with Asa as he goes through the complicated and confusing process.

When he declares his love, you’re cheering alongside him, and your heart breaks when Scott admits he loves him too but he’s taken a coaching job at the other end of the country because he won’t let Asa give up his career, which is what he fears will happen.

We then get a seven year time jump during which Asa’s pushed away his feelings and turned all his focus on being the best coach and winning games.

You know something has to break though, and it does, when he has a mild heart attack and his son Beau brings in his godfather – yup, guess who! – to help out.

We also get to be inside Scott’s head and he’s filled with weighty regrets but also a determination to not let Asa down again.

As they hesitantly learn how to be around each other again, it becomes very clear those feelings haven’t gone away.

What follows is a masterclass in tension raising, UST-filled, emotionally charged narrative as both men are thrown in at the deep end with all that delicious attraction still bubbling right on the surface.

I’m not going to be spoiling anything here, let’s just say you won’t be disappointed by all the fratching, smouldering eyes and heated debates which push them closer to the expected blow up.

And this happens to have one of the most perfectly written first kisses in the history of first kisses imho because it’s utterly unexpected.

There wasn’t a bit of this story I’d have changed, in fact, for the first time ever since I’ve been Beta Reading for Beth, I had no notes 😁

Also this cover is brilliant and so much Asa!

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

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Scorching hot and super sweet omegaverse romance from Roe

63291771._SY475_Trouble by Roe Horvat

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Kirby’s book is here and it’s a surprisingly tender and sweet exploration of how someone can learn to value themselves as more than just an object for sex.

Of course, it’s Roe, so it’s insanely, off-the-charts hot with knotting, heat breeding, fisting, dirty talk and all the other associated delights of his omegaverse world.

When alpha bartender Hugh, who’s had a crush on Kirby for years, finds out there’s a chance to star with him in his next porn film – which will be focused on his heat – he decides he’d rather have this experience than none with the omega he’s sure is his mate.

Kirby’s also been crushing hard on Hugh but he’s hidden it well because, while he’s proud of his career in porn, he’s still got unresolved complicated feelings about his time on the streets when he did anything he could to stay alive.

Roe skillfully navigates through the complexities of the two men’s feelings, showing the reader how each looks out for the other, respects their opinions and does small acts of kindness, without either of them ever really taking a chance on discussing their situation.

The shooting of the porn film itself is both detailed and yet removed from the minutia and mechanical elements of filming sex with people watching.

It’s pretty clear from the off that feelings won’t be able to stay suppressed but I’ll leave it to you to find out just how Roe manages to turn this erotic event into a beautiful romance!

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

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A hot chocolate hug in a book from Ella & Brooke

OnceUponaSexyScrooge AMAZONOnce Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely LOVED this novella from Brooke and Ella. It’s a no angst, swoony and sweet festive romance between two complete opposites.

The sparks fly from the off when Max visits Micah’s Christmas Tree farm hoping to get his signature on a sale document but while the welcome is less than friendly, these two men end up stuck together when a blizzard stops Max returning to New York.

What follows is a funny, heart-warming tale of how Scrooge (Max) finds his Christmas joy again within the wonderful family that helps Micah run the farm and in the cosy and friendly little town that embraces him with open arms.

Seeing Max open up from the business driven, repressed and closed off man he is when he first arrives at the farm, through to him realising that family is more than a nanny and a new money-making scheme is a lovely journey to follow.

The sex is smoking hot, as you’d expect with these two but it’s the hot chocolate hug feeling that you get from reading which makes this book a joy.

#ARC kindly received from the authors via Valentine PR. I am voluntarily reviewing this book.

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