Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Spring Training

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 For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.
Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.
Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.
A passion that could cost him everything.


****This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review****
Jessa has practically grown up on the baseball field; her father owns the New York Empires and has taught her everything she needs to know. Her father has a strict role of her not dating any of the players, so when he sends her to baby-sit his newest "golden boy" she expects to meet a spoiled, rich boy who she will constantly have to do damage control for. Instead she meets Garrett, Garrett is happy to finally be able to stop worrying and take care of his family and their future. Once he meets Jessa he wants her and while the two of them don't want to risk his career, they may find out that the passion that burns hot between them is more important than anything else. This book was good; the chemistry between the two main characters was off the charts hot. Jessa is a bit of a tomboy and I liked that, she has some insecurities from being the only child with no mom and thinking her father wished she was a boy I thought that was realistic and played into the conflict that happens latter in the book. Garrett is not the ladies’ man that people think he is he is a sweet man who is trying to do right by his family. I loved him, he had the most to lose and yet he really pushed for more knowing it could ruin him. The love scenes between the two of them were hot and plentiful about halfway through the book I started to get a bit bored with the book because as good as those scenes were, I wanted more. The author gave me the more that I needed not long after I started getting restless, the pace of the book picked up a bit and I was once again rooting for this couple to make it. Overall Spring Training is a good light read with plenty of spice and a group of adorable characters.

Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.
Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.
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Levi's Ultimatum 18+

This book is recommended for mature readers, it contains adult content.
 Levi's Ultimatum (Purgatory Masters, #2) 
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Levi’s Ultimatum is book 2 in the Purgatory Masters series, Book 1 is Tucker’s Fall and is available now.
In search of someplace to belong…
Levi Hawkins was a typical fun loving, hard partying college student with his whole life in front of him — until one tragic night ripped his world apart and left him adrift with no home or family to return to. After a soul crushing stint in Afghanistan, he spent a decade wandering the globe searching for something or someone to make him whole again. Weary of regret and consumed by loneliness, he puts his heart on the line and turns to the only people still connected to him by blood.
He found an obsession…
A chance encounter at a lakeside cafĂ© puts single mother Tori Ford directly in Levi’s path and he’s ready to stake a claim. She wants to keep her life simple. Work hard, raise her daughter, save some money and one day open the pie shop she’s always dreamed of. She doesn’t need complicated and she certainly doesn’t need a wickedly hot Dominant to take control of her future. Except when he touches her she yearns for the pleasure and passion of submission. But Tori can’t take another heartbreak and she can never trust Levi with her heart or her daughter if he won’t open up about the darkness slowly consuming him.


****Gypsy Ink Books through NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Levi Hawkins has a dark past that he and his family have put a lot of effort into hiding. He's sick of traveling the world searching for a place he's already found, home.
Toni Ford has an ex-husband she's ready to move on from, she's not ready to complicate her life with another man, especially a dominate one like Levi. When she walks into the dining room of the small restaurant she sells pies to and finds her beautiful little girl talking and coloring with a gruff tattooed man in desperate need of a shave she should be terrified, right? But this man is different she can see it in his eyes. When both peoples secrets start to come back to haunt them, who can hang on to the newly formed ties, and who will be left devastated?
I read this book as a standalone. While it made me want to read the first book, I didn't feel like I was lost, but as with everything where the characters overlap I think it's ideal to read the first book before picking this one up. I immediately fell in love with Levi, like full out fan girling love. I have such a weakness for a Dominant man, but he wasn't just the bossy man, he was also vulnerable at times and so very adorable with Toni's little girl Hannah. Toni I didn't connect with nearly as much, but the story and Levi made up for that. I never saw the twists and turns coming and it left me on the edge of my seat! There was nothing textbook predictable about the underlying mystery in this story.   

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