Lucky Catch by Lea Coll

4.5 Stars!

Release Date: September 14, 2020

Synopsis: Lexie – I don’t date football players. As an unproven sideline reporter, I need to show I’m more than a pretty face. And I have the perfect opportunity when my boss asks me to dig into the rookie wide receiver, Gavin Keller. Coming from a family of football stars, he’s my chance to write a huge story about the newest Keller to go pro.  I need to get to know the man under the pads. Is he an arrogant entitled player or is there a side to him no one knows about? The more I watch Gavin at practice and when he mentors young athletes, the more I realize he’s nothing like I thought. He’s a leader, someone the fans can rally behind.  The more I see, the more I like him—not the player. And the looks he gives me say he feels the same. As we get closer, I’m tempted to break my no-player rule. But if anyone finds out, it’s my job on the line. Giving in would mean losing everything.

Gavin – I’ve always had more to prove than any of my teammates. I know what everyone says about me. Since the first time I touched a ball, I’ve been living in the shadow of my family’s football legacy. My life is focused on my game and giving back and nothing else. I’m not giving anyone another reason to talk. That’s until the new reporter, Lexie Austin appears on the sidelines in her skin-tight tailored suits and sky-high heels. They say she’s only here because of her looks, just like they say I’m only here because of my name. So what if everyone is as wrong about her as me? She’s more than a pretty face and I’m playing better than ever with her watching. It’s starting to feel like she’s my personal good luck charm. She doesn’t care about my last name, my signing bonus, or my star potential. She wants to know me. I want her in my bed, by my side, and in my life. Now I just have to convince her that if she falls, it’ll be the luckiest catch I ever make.

Lucky Catch is part of Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Universe.

Review: I’m loving this idea of different authors writing characters that are in the same fictional world–this one being Kristen Proby’s Seattle Universe. I was also curious, since these are novellas, how Lea Coll’s would go. I find her writing to have quite a bit of depth, so I was curious how would she do what she normally does in only 105 pages. I was pleasantly surprised to find this one was just as good as her longer books! Both characters were super admirable, so it made me so excited to see their HEA. It’s such a sweet story of two people getting to know each other and seeing past the assumptions people usually make about them. Gavin will definitely make you swoon and is such a good match for the amazing Lexie. I’d definitely recommend reading this one!

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SNEAK PEEK!

The expectations were heavy for any rookie, but I’d lived under the shadow of my father’s legendary success and my brother’s rise to stardom. I’d seen the recent headlines: Gavin Keller was drafted because of his last name—any other player with similar stats wouldn’t be playing professional ball. The implication was clear—I’d never live up to my father or my brother’s success. There was no way three football stars could come from the same family. There were many examples of three brothers in the sport or two brothers and a father, but one usually didn’t live up to the hype.  

“That was impressive,” a female voice said.

I turned away from the other rookies running sprints to find a tall woman leaning on the fence, with a press lanyard hanging around her neck. She was gorgeous. Her smile was open and friendly. 

“Thanks.” My voice was terse. I didn’t want to encourage the press to speak to me. I didn’t want anyone twisting my words to suit the headlines already written in their head.

Her smile faltered for a second before she recovered. “I’m Alexandra Austin. But everyone calls me Lexie.” 

“Gavin Keller.” I didn’t move toward her. No matter how beautiful this woman was, I couldn’t afford any distractions. She was the worst kind of distraction—all long legs, dark hair, and striking blue eyes. The suit she wore molded to her body but still left a lot to my imagination. 

“I know.” She smiled wider. 

It was on the tip of my tongue to say she didn’t. No one knew anything beyond my name and stats. 

“I’m hoping to get to know you this year.” She said it matter-of-factly with no overtures or flirtations.

I wasn’t sure how to respond to that. Her tone was sweet and inviting. I flicked a glance at her Seattle lanyard. She wasn’t the enemy, but she wasn’t exactly a friend either. 


AUTHOR BIO
Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing. She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Maryland with her family. 


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TBR: The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward

Release Date: August 31, 2020

SYNOPSIS

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.
 
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.
 
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

 
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Until Talon by Aurora Rose Reynolds

5 STARS!

Release Date: August 4, 2020

SYNOPSIS: When Mia Allenton’s sister calls, asking her for help after finding out her husband cheated, Mia packs up her life in Montana and moves to Tennessee to be there for her and her three girls. As Mia begins to settle in, a tornado comes through, bringing along with it Talon Mayson, a man determined to prove to her that good men do exist.

Talon knows he’s got his work cut out for him when it comes to earning Mia’s trust, but slowly her walls start to crumble, and they begin to build something beautiful. Unfortunately, someone from Talon’s past isn’t happy about him being back in Tennessee, and they’re willing to do anything to prevent him from ever being happy.

Is the Boom between Talon and Mia strong enough to weather the storm that’s coming?

REVIEW: This was my first book by Aurora Rose Reynolds and it was such a pleasant surprise! In Talon’s family their insta-love burns bright, but is also accompanied by lots of drama, and I AM HERE FOR IT. I love how he’s just all about Mia from the moment they meet! Plus, Mia is pretty lovable with everything she’s doing for her sister. This is hit the spot for the romantic suspense binge I’ve been on lately and I’m so glad I picked it up.

Since I hadn’t read previous books in this series, I went ahead and started back with Unly July. It was interesting to see the writer growth between the two stories, and I’m looking forward to seeing the progression over the whole series as I binge the backlist! Also, I’m going to need Aurora Rose Reynolds to give me the Mia’s sister’s story ASAP, because everything we get in this book about her romantic life made me totally invested in her getting her own HEA!

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

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