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EDGE OF RETRIBUTION by JACOB CHANCE IS AVAILABLE NOW!

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Title: The Edge of Retribution

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Release Date: 10th May, 2018

 

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SYNOPSIS

Landing my dream job has me eagerly looking toward the future. But when I see Nash Garrison after six long years, my world is thrown completely off its axis.

He was my only friend and confidant during the worst days of my life, and I fell hopelessly in love with him. No eighteen year old girl could resist his protective nature and charming grin. I was no exception.

Now, together, we’re about to bring down the man responsible for my parents’ deaths. Revenge has been the driving force fueling every decision I’ve ever made – except for Nash.

What is it about him that sends the most rational parts of my brain into a tailspin? And how do I balance on the edge of retribution without tumbling into heartbreak once more?

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Zoe Thomas is not the average eighteen-year-old girl one would expect as she’s been through more than most. The daughter of two FBI agents who are brutally murdered finds herself under the protection of the FBI. One of the agents who has been assigned to her is Nash Garrison and is older in years than her. A bond being around each other twenty-four seven is formed. Their attraction grows, but Nash can’t cross the line; after all, it’s his job to protect Zoe and not take advantage of her youth and vulnerability.

“There can’t be anything between us, Zoe. It’s never going to happen, and you need to let this schoolgirl – older man fantasy go. Do you hear me?”

Fast forward six years and Zoe has now begun her dream job in the FBI. When she bumps into Nash, all her old feelings come flowing back, and she realises that she is still hopelessly in love with him. Nonetheless, Zoe doesn’t want any distractions as her primary focus is bringing down the man that was behind the brutal murder of her parents and finally get retribution.

“Hi, I’m  with the Girl Scouts would you like to buy some cookies?”

“Zoe? Wait.. that was you?”

Right from the very first page to the end I was treated to a full of thrills and spills story. It’s entails angst, suspense and romance with a touch of humour. Very cleverly written, it makes you think you know where it’s going only to be thrown right off the scent. Told from a dual point of view was a welcome attribute to get inside their minds and read their thoughts, too. Zoe is a sassy, strong-willed heroine and in her time of adversity, she never lets it get her down, making her a truly likable character. Nash is a protective alpha male but also has this way about him that makes him swoon-worthy. He has a constant need to keep Zoe safe.

This romantic suspense novel was so action-packed it made my head spin. I was desperate to know the who, what and why. It never left my thoughts and was relieved to have had an extended weekend to devour and discover where I was being led to. Apart from the good guys, we have a share of baddies. All characters lead and secondary were a real joy to read. The author has once again shown his versatility in his works, and I loved everything about Edge of Retribution. Seeing as the plot and characters are on point and the intense steamy scenes fitted perfectly into the two protagonists’ tale, I couldn’t recommend readers one-clicking this rollercoaster of a ride more. Its five stars are well-deserved and if I could given this book more, I would have.

 

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AUTHOR BIO

Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

 

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EDGE OF RETRIBUTION by JACOB CHANCE is LIVE!

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Title: The Edge of Retribution

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Sybil Wilson, PopKitty Design

Release Date: 10th May, 2018

 

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SYNOPSIS

Landing my dream job has me eagerly looking toward the future. But when I see Nash Garrison after six long years, my world is thrown completely off its axis.

He was my only friend and confidant during the worst days of my life, and I fell hopelessly in love with him. No eighteen year old girl could resist his protective nature and charming grin. I was no exception.

Now, together, we’re about to bring down the man responsible for my parents’ deaths. Revenge has been the driving force fueling every decision I’ve ever made – except for Nash.

What is it about him that sends the most rational parts of my brain into a tailspin? And how do I balance on the edge of retribution without tumbling into heartbreak once more?

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Zoe Thomas is not the average eighteen-year-old girl one would expect as she’s been through more than most. The daughter of two FBI agents who are brutally murdered finds herself under the protection of the FBI. One of the agents who has been assigned to her is Nash Garrison and is older in years than her. A bond being around each other twenty-four seven is formed. Their attraction grows, but Nash can’t cross the line; after all, it’s his job to protect Zoe and not take advantage of her youth and vulnerability.

“There can’t be anything between us, Zoe. It’s never going to happen, and you need to let this schoolgirl – older man fantasy go. Do you hear me?”

Fast forward six years and Zoe has now begun her dream job in the FBI. When she bumps into Nash, all her old feelings come flowing back, and she realises that she is still hopelessly in love with him. Nonetheless, Zoe doesn’t want any distractions as her primary focus is bringing down the man that was behind the brutal murder of her parents and finally get retribution.

“Hi, I’m  with the Girl Scouts would you like to buy some cookies?”

“Zoe? Wait.. that was you?”

Right from the very first page to the end I was treated to a full of thrills and spills story. It’s entails angst, suspense and romance with a touch of humour. Very cleverly written, it makes you think you know where it’s going only to be thrown right off the scent. Told from a dual point of view was a welcome attribute to get inside their minds and read their thoughts, too. Zoe is a sassy, strong-willed heroine and in her time of adversity, she never lets it get her down, making her a truly likable character. Nash is a protective alpha male but also has this way about him that makes him swoon-worthy. He has a constant need to keep Zoe safe.

This romantic suspense novel was so action-packed it made my head spin. I was desperate to know the who, what and why. It never left my thoughts and was relieved to have had an extended weekend to devour and discover where I was being led to. Apart from the good guys, we have a share of baddies. All characters lead and secondary were a real joy to read. The author has once again shown his versatility in his works, and I loved everything about Edge of Retribution. Seeing as the plot and characters are on point and the intense steamy scenes fitted perfectly into the two protagonists’ tale, I couldn’t recommend readers one-clicking this rollercoaster of a ride more. Its five stars are well-deserved and if I could given this book more, I would have.

 

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AUTHOR BIO

Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

An author of erotic thrillers and sports romance, he plans to write many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

 

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THE RUTHLESS GENTLEMAN by LOUISE BAY is LIVE!

 The Ruthless Gentleman isn’t a holiday romance. No one’s on holiday and Hayden Wolf isn’t romantic.

 

Title: The Ruthless Gentleman

Author: Louise Bay

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 8th May, 2018

 

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SYNOPSIS

As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous.

I’ve never had a guest want something I can’t give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard—all sexy swagger and mysterious requests.

He wants me.

And Hayden Wolf’s a man who’s used to getting exactly what he demands.

Despite being serious and focused. Demanding and ruthless. He’s also charming when I least expect it as well as being devastatingly handsome with an almost irresistible smile.

But guests are strictly off limits and I’ve never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can’t lose my job.

Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he’s touching me like he’s about to change mine.

A standalone romance.

 

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

I really liked Avery Walker. She’s a hard-working young lady who feels responsible for a complicated situation at home and works her fingers to the bone to help out. This means she’s away for extended lengths of time on luxurious yachts operating in the role as chief stewardess. Avery’s sacrificed her ambitions of going to university. She needs to make as much money as possible and yes, you’ll only find out why by one-clicking!

Hayden Wolfe is a British businessman who works very hard to buy companies and then sell them off. Of late, his investors are getting angsty with reason, and he soon realises something’s very wrong in his organisation. For his next deal, he decides to spend eight weeks on a yacht, cutting communication from the outside world; making his whereabouts unknown. Of course, he couldn’t do this without help so he recruits his brother.

When Hayden climbs aboard the yacht for his eight-week cruise, Avery and he notices each other and sparks fly. However, Avery cannot look at him in a certain way or pursue him with the strict no fraternisation policy in her role. It doesn’t stop them driving each other crazy or the palpable chemistry between the two. Avery knows it’s going to be a long eight weeks, having to deal with the handsome, suave Hayden. Both cannot afford the distractions for very different reasons.

The Ruthless Gentleman is a fantastic offering from Ms. Bay with lots of twists and turns and suspense. Of course, the steamy scenes are enough to set your kindle on fire! The writing style is very fluent, and the storytelling is on point. Some great side characters are accompanying the story, one of them being Hayden’s brother Landon. I loved the back and forth banter between the two, showing an evident strong bond and giving each other the brotherly tease. I really liked the main protagonists; Avery has a sweet and innocent exterior; nonetheless, fools she doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Hayden was very much shocked by his reactions to Avery, she wasn’t somebody he expected ever to encounter.

The great thing about this story is the mental visual you get from the authors descriptive writing. I felt like I was aboard the yacht navigating around the Mediterranean. Plenty of angst amongst the cruising made it difficult for me to put my kindle down; especially while I was thinking where it would all lead to with the sizzling chemistry going on and them working very hard not to let on about their attraction. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a wealthy hot man and the crew because there’s so much more to this story. I can’t recommend this read enough, so worthy of five stars. Bravo Ms. Bay, great job done.

 

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Meet Louise

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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REVIEW ~ RECLAIM by Marley Valentine

 

Title: Reclaim

Series: A Redemption Novel

Author: Marley Valentine

Release Date: March 29, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Unlike most eighteen year olds, I had the weight of the world on my young shoulders. Desperate to do right by my family, my questionable choices led me to the pits of hell.

Steel bars, three meals a day and no contact with the outside world; regret consumed my every thought. Desperate to pay my penance, forgiveness and a happily ever after wasn’t the plan.

But there she was.

Warm, passionate and unexpected, Emerson Lane was the light at the end of the tunnel. She was all a man like me could want and everything I didn’t deserve.

Redemption wasn’t something I thought I would ever find. Until she found me.

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Emerson Lane is a Lawyer whose field of work is legal aid namely helping paroled prisoners adjust to life outside and making sure the transition is smooth along with working with the parole officer assigned. Emerson grew up with a family tradition of lawyers who specialise in property law and that was originally the field she was supposed to follow in; however, she soon realised it wasn’t for her much to her family’s disgust who felt it wouldn’t pay the bills and wasn’t worthwhile enough. She is a strong-willed lady with a heart of gold and on a mission to help those that have fallen on the wrong side of tracks.

Jagger Michaels is a  brooding man who has spent the past twelve years in a penitentiary and finds himself up for parole although he isn’t very keen. Whatever it is that got him wound up in, jail preys a heavy burden on his shoulders. He feels so much guilt and thinks he should still be serving time. He paints himself as worthless and not in the slightest good enough to be back in society with any forgiveness for what he did all those years ago.

“Can you do one thing for me please?”
“It’s a bit early to ask for favours isn’t it?”
“Its time to call your family Jagger, get ready to go home.”

There is an instant attraction between the two protagonists but given their positions, it’s hopeless even thinking about it. The chemistry is very palpable and you get to know what each one is thinking with the story being told in dual point of view. Jagger has a brother called Hendrix and he is very different, but an interesting character and the dynamics of their relationship was refreshing considering they had spent so many years apart. Overall, the side characters were a great attribute to the story and while its mainly centred around the two main counterparts, the development and individuality kept me fully entertained. Emerson has a colleague called Taylor and she was very feisty and funny.  I should also mention two other additional characters called Dakota and Sasha although I don’t want to give away their connection to the story just be assured they were interesting. Dakota was a real sweetheart and I warmed to her instantly. Joe, Emerson and Taylor’s colleague, I didn’t like him one bit. I had a bad feeling about him.

There is a total swoon worthy moment and my favourite line: I kiss her as if its my first kiss. I kiss her knowing its our last.

“So, why are we walking away from one another?”
“It’s not our time.”
“Maybe in the next life?”
“You wont be able to keep me away.”

The moment I turned the cover to the prologue the words reeled me in. I wanted to know more and why. The author very cleverly makes you think you know what’s going to happen only to put a completely different spin on it. I hung onto every word and felt the pain of the transgressions of the male protagonist and the passion. There is every emotion going from sadness to laughter. I love the author’s storytelling and the development of plot and characters. I have had to go in for a re-read as I couldn’t get this masterpiece off my mind. You know it’s a great book when you think about it long after the epilogue. Its already paved the way for Hendrix story and I look forward to it especially if we get a glimpse of all that played a part in Reclaim. Marley valentine is a great addition to the book world with her talented penmanship. I mustn’t forget to mention the Reclaim playlist on Spotify that I have had on constant play since I have read the book. The tracks are cleverly chosen to compliment the story. Bravo and congratulations Ms Valentine. A worthy five stars.

 

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Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family, when she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.

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REVIEW & EXCERPT TOUR ~ HOT DADDY by LILA MONROE

 

Welcome to the Billionaire Bachelors series, where the sexiest men in the city are about to meet their match…

Playboy CEO, Cal McAdams, lives life in the fast lane: hot women, hotter deals, and… a fake fiancee? I signed on to help reform his reckless image and win custody of his god-children, but I wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face (and mouth-to-mouth) with my wild Vegas hook-up from three years ago.

AKA, 6”3 of tanned muscle, sharp suits, and ‘undress me’ eyes.
AAKA, the best thigh-clenching, bed-shaking sex of my life.
AAAKA, the man who couldn’t be more off-limits if he had a uranium belt wrapped around his, um, assets.

I’ve never been one to break the rules, but Cal has me wanting to rip them up – and roll around naked on the scrap paper. But with just three weeks to turn this bachelor into a DILF, can we keep our crazy chemistry from derailing his plans? Or will gold-digging relatives, rambunctious pre-teens, and a little thing called love leave us both crashed out of the race?

Find out in the new sexy, hilarious romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

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★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Hot Daddy is the second in the Billionaire bachelors series and can be read as a standalone. It tells the story of Cal McAdams, CEO of McAdams automotives. Living life to the max, unfortunate circumstances find him fighting custody for his godchildren. Despite being the playboy that he is, he decides to hire a fake fiancée to help him look like the model parent and in steps Jules Robinson. As soon as they clapped eyes on each other, memories come flowing back, and here I knew this had trouble written all over it.

Jules Robinson practises law. Down on her luck professionally, she gets a call from Olivia Danvers who runs a high-end dating service. Although they knew each other, Jules reluctantly agrees to play the part of fake fiancée and has the shock of her life when she finds it isn’t some old guy but none other than the six foot hot Cal McAdams himself.

I really liked how concerned Cal was for his godchildren. What he never expected was how his plans would be under threat from an actual blood relative. Someone who had taken no interest in the kids up until now…ahh, but dollar signs speak louder than actions at times, don’t they? It’s clear the children adore Cal as much as he does them. It was very palpable as I felt their connection; nonetheless, Jules isn’t so sure. She knows him as a bit of a lothario but there to help him, not give an opinion.

There’s a lot of sexual tension between Cal and Jules still simmering, making me wonder where the story was leading to with the stress of an impending battle. Saying that, it’s a fun, lighthearted sexy story and the characters have a definite likeability about them. Narrated from a dual point of view, there are also a couple of flashbacks, but say no more because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! There was a part in the book threw me off a loop, causing me to ask myself once again where it would lead to,  but I suppose it can’t be all smiles and hearts. The author very cleverly put a bit of a twist in the story. The kids were funny little characters and although they seemed to have their heads screwed on, I couldn’t help feeling there was a vulnerability about them and a craving for parental love from Cal. They connected very well to Jules, accepting her with open arms and a bond was built in a short space of time.

This is my first offering from Monroe and it won’t be the last. Her words had a fluidity that reeled me in with ease. All in all, I found Hot Daddy a really enjoyable read and I wouldn’t say no to having this book as another go to when I’m in a book funk. The glimpse I had of Olivia at the end intrigued me. I’d love to know what her story will entail as she came across as an interesting character due to her line of work. The ending was satisfactory and I urge readers to put this on their TBR list if they have just read a tear jerker or dark novel. This will help immensely with a heavy heart and mind because of the sheer lightness of it all. Bravo Ms Monroe, nicely done.

 

 

CAL POV

I bring the rest of the dirty dishes over to the sink, and we work in companionable silence for a few minutes, Jules rinsing plates before handing them to me to set in the dishwasher.

See? Nothing sexy about dirty dishes.

“Great stacking, Cal,” she says, looking surprised.

“What, you think I don’t know how to load a dishwasher?” I make a face. “I’m not completely useless.”

“Well, no,” she allows, tilting her head to the side. “Not completely.”

“Oh, you think you’re funny,” I say, reaching over to dip my fingers in the suds before flicking them in her direction.

“I am,” she says, flicking me back. “And don’t start.”

“Start what?” I ask, reaching over and splashing more. But this time, the water hits her square on, soaking her T-shirt so the thin cotton goes translucent. Clinging to her curves, and the outline of her bra.

Okay, so apparently dirty dishes can get sexy, after all.

Jules clears her throat and grabs a hooded sweatshirt from the back of a chair and pulls it on—zipping all the way to her chin. “You good to finish in here?” she asks, looking flustered.

I nod. Down, boy. “You go put your feet up.”

“You don’t have to ask twice.”

Jules exits the kitchen, fast, and I sigh. Kissing her back at HQ was a massive mistake . . . which left me with a massive hard-on for the rest of the afternoon. I couldn’t help it. Something about Jules is dangerously kissable.

And lickable.

And definitely fuckable.

I scowl at the dishcloths. I’ve never had a problem keeping my hands to myself before, and if I wanted to get a workout, I have plenty of options. I may not be living the wild playboy lifestyle anymore, but that doesn’t mean I’m a monk.

But Jules is off limits.

Which is probably why I’m going crazy over here trying not to notice the way she bites her lower lip when she’s thinking . . . or how her jeans fit way too well.

And if I even let myself start to remember how she felt in Vegas, bucking against me, begging for more—

Fuck, I’m going to need a damn cold shower twice a day at this rate.

 


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Combining her passions for books, sex, and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first romantic comedy, The Billionaire Bargain, in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves writing about smart alpha men, and the strong and sassy women who try to tame them.

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REVIEW ~ TUSSLE by JACOB CHANCE

 

Title: Tussle

Author: Jacob Chance

Genre: Sports Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 28th February, 2018

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“Why haven’t we had sex?”

When Jesse Gunn, one of the biggest stars of World Class Wrestling, voiced that million dollar question, yet again, I was stunned. After turning him down countless times, I thought eventually he’d give up.

Unexpectedly thrown together for a work project, my mind went to places I’d never allowed. Dirty places where sweaty, naked bodies take center ring and names are rasped out in the heat of the moment.

Now, my time is spent wondering if a certain part of him could possibly live up to his last name, distracting me from my full time job – as his boss.

Can I continue to keep things professional or will I give in and tussle?

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Praise for Tussle

Chance delivers a new book boyfriend you won’t forget. The chemistry is off the charts coupled with the witty banter and laugh out loud moments.” – HJ Bellus, USA Today Best Selling Author

“I devoured this book from beginning until the end.” – Sweet Treats Book Blog

“Fun and flirty…an amazing book!” – Justlovemybooks Romance Book Blog

“Tussle is a novel full of angst, tons of humor and lots of swoon worthy, melt your heart moments!!” – Words We Love By Blog

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

Tussle is a romcom sports romance. It tells the story of Lilah Turner who begins working at World Class Wrestling for her dad Russ. On her first day, she meets a guy called Jesse Gunn. Jesse takes an instant liking to Lilah and asks her on a date. Lilah agrees until her dad slaps on a no fraternisation policy and later discovers Jesse is a wrestler, so she turns him down.

Jump three years later and Jesse still tries his hardest to get Lilah to date him. She spurns him every turn but he’s pretty persistent. There is a definite attraction between the two and plenty of banter to boot. Lilah finds it increasingly difficult around Jesse as she secretly is attracted to him but she doesn’t want to destroy all that she’s worked for in her career. Then her dad instructs her to go on a road trip with Jesse to raise his profile. Lilah somewhat dreads having to be near Jesse and he is quite cheeky when he lets it known he is looking forward to spending more time with her. What follows is hilarity, sexual tension and possibly Jesse chipping away to melt Lilah’s heart. 

The side characters are a bonus. Ronnie who’s Jesse’s sister and a successful female wrestler, and Wyatt is Jesse’s best friend also a fellow wrestler. They play a significant role and I would like to think we may get a further story on those characters. The banter between all the characters had me laughing and I was intrigued by the connection with them all. Flawless writing by the author and great attention to detail. It’s been many years since I’ve watched wrestling, but it was written in a way that transported you right in the room, watching the show. Tussle is told in dual points of view and that’s a bonus to know what both are thinking. It was colourful being in Jesse Gunn’s mind and equally in Lilah’s as she battled with her feelings, and what she was under instruction to do.

I awarded five stars because I could not get the book out of my head and it was such an enjoyable offering. This is not your average sports romance/erotic story. The author tells this tale with building anticipation and growing chemistry. Knowledge is power, but the writing talent shows the author has a way with words. When it does eventually get to the steamy parts, well all I can say is two words, “storeroom cupboard” and leave it at that. You will have to read it to find out. Chance’s repertoire of works range from suspense to sports and I’ve read them all and he gets better and better each time. He has a talent for creating protagonists and side characters that you could read repeatedly in various stories which just goes to show that he has a talent of entertaining and enchanting you through his written word. Kudos for not just another sports book, but giving a sport that not many write about a welcome change. Sports genre in general is quite saturated; however, Mr Chance’s take on it is always refreshing and edge of seat stuff.

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Jacob Chance grew up in New England. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

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REVIEW BLITZ ~ GENTLEMAN NINE by PENELOPE WARD

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.
He was the nerd.
I was the playboy.
She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.
Amber never knew how I felt.
They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.
When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she was stunned to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of KFF

This is a story about Amber Walton who is a Teaching Assistant who happens to be nursing a broken heart. Amber is a very loving and giving individual and much stronger than she thinks. She loves with all her heart and as her story unfolded, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the selflessness of her character. All her decisions seemed to be based on others. I was hoping she would make the right choices for her to be happy again. Amber is an easy character to warm to, especially when she opens her home up for one of her good friends she has known for many years.

Channing Lord, hot guy that has been friends with Amber since they were kids. Hard working guy who has carried a reputation of being a bit of a Lothario. He could get any girl he wanted; however, I did wonder if there was one he really wanted but out of reach. The man could cook, was very protective over the people he cared about and seemed to be a bit of a misunderstood character, but that’s probably because he hid a lot of his feelings and situations his life was facing. I liked him a lot. He was funny and caring but didn’t seem to have a cocky side to him like most guys you read about that have hooked up with a fair number of girls.

Ward had me chomping at the bit while reading Gentleman Nine because right from page one, I was intrigued to learn what these characters were about. The writing is cleverly put together, making you think it’s going in one direction only to be thrusted into twist and turns. It’s a real rollercoaster of emotions mixed with some sensual heat.

The side characters are a great addition, particularly Annabelle who is a friend and colleague of Amber’s and her advice and friendship are amusing as well as endearing. The connection all the characters and the protagonists had was a real page turner to find out where their story would lead.
Full of love, angst and jealousy and secret crushes had me at times wanting to bang a few heads together. Nonetheless, with the beautiful flow of the writing, I placed my trust in the author to organise and make it right for Amber and Channing. There is such longing and torment for them, but mixed with laughter and banter. This is told in a dual point of view which is always a firm favourite of mine, most definitely for Gentleman nine since I needed to know what each of them were thinking.

To sum up, if you like a nice romantic friends to lover reads, this book is it albeit get prepared for a twist to throw you off the beaten track. I thoroughly enjoyed it to the point I couldn’t wait to pick up my Kindle again just thinking about the characters. Bravo to the author for not only putting together a book that makes you think, but one that leaves you thinking about the outcome long after reading the end.

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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