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Hard Ball Release Boost

Title: Hard Ball
Author: Heather Stone
Genre: Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2017

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Arrogant.
Womanizer.
Sexy as hell.
These are all words that have been used to describe my best friend. They might be true, but to me, he’s just Cole Calloway. The one person who has always been there. Now it’s my turn to reciprocate. Coming off an injury, Cole needs me. I won’t let him down.
It’s easy to fall back into old habits with friends, but with Cole something is different. He’s different with me. The touches are gentler. His eyes linger on me. There’s something there that wasn’t before. My heart flutters just a little too much every time I look at him. What’s the worst that could happen if I stopped overthinking and just let go?
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Midwest born and raised, Heather Stone has lived her life in the clouds. Constantly daydreaming and concocting stories in her head, she finally decided to give writing a shot. Heather is a wife to her price charming and mother of two.

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Cad & the Co-Ed Release Blitz

The Cad and The Co-Ed, an all-new romantic comedy from Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway is LIVE

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THE CAD

Bryan Leech is a cad.

Or, he *was* a cad.

No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.

THE CO-ED

Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.

The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

THE PLAN

Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.

Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.

But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Worth the Game of Love

Game of Love by Ara Grigorian

Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance

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Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

P.S. I love this book cover!

Quick & Dirty summary: Gemma Lennon should be used to the hype. After all, she’s been a professional tennis player for years, but critics love to say that she’s never reached her full potential and doubt she ever will. After a disastrous and public fail at the Australian Open, Gemma is determined to focus on fulfilling her goal and Wimbledon is in her sights. What Gemma couldn’t have counted on was smart and sexy Andre Reyes coming into her life. Against her better judgment, Gemma decides to try the impossible and be successful in tennis and successful in love.

I love Andre Reyes. He really makes the novel for me, partially because he is so smart, but also because he’s not the typical alpha character. He seems more sensitive to Gemma’s needs and insecurities, and he’s also willing to re-think his own life goals. My least favorite part is Gemma’s neuroticism. I have a feeling all professional athletes have to be neurotic to some degree or another, otherwise they’d never be able to perform at that level, but I became a little annoyed towards the end of the book. In fact, I love Andre even more for putting up with Gemma because I’m not sure I could have done it had I been in that situation.

That being said, Ara Grigorian does an amazing job writing a sports romance. You really get a feel for what Gemma goes through on the tennis court and that’s not an easy feat for a writer. I especially loved the use of rhythmic and repetitive writing to capture the pacing of play on the court. If you like tennis at all, you would enjoy this book if only for that reason.

What makes this book one that I enjoyed, besides the solid writing, is the way both main characters develop as the plot progresses and the way the supporting characters help to provide the conflict and support that drives the changes. These are not flat characters who remain unchanging. Like love in real life, love in this novel challenges them, and I love reading about how people navigate those unexpected issues.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $4.99)

If you like tennis then this book is definitely for you. If you have Kindle Unlimited then this book is definitely for you. And if you’ve ever felt pressure to ignore your personal life in an attempt to focus on your professional life then this book is for you.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you like sports romance and the stress of the high profile life, you might get a kick out of Rachel Gibson’s Nothing But Trouble. It’s the 5th book in her Chinooks Hockey Series, but it can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read any other tennis romance novels yet so if you have one you’d like to recommend I’m game!