Thursday, 21 February 2019

✪ Against The Boards (Indianapolis Eagles #5) ✪ Samantha Lind ✪ Blog Tour ✪

Reese Blackwood

I’m called America’s sweetheart.
They say I have the voice of an angel.
I almost gave all that up, thanks to a traumatic experience at the start of my career. Instead of letting it define me, I chose to rise above. I showed everyone what a woman on a mission could accomplish, and now I’m living my dream.

After one chance meeting, my entire world changes. Austin is every woman’s fantasy, and he wants me. While the attraction is there for me as well, I don’t need any distractions right now.

Austin Jones

I’m the man I am today because I never let the idea of settling down disrupt being the best I can during my hockey career.

But then Reese floats into my life and everything changes, and now all I want to do is pin her against the boards.

They say opposites attract. You can’t get more opposite than Country Music’s hottest female singer and a hockey player from Canada. With competing travel schedules, our instant attraction appears to be doomed from the start. Can it really be love? Or is it just a hot ice-melting fling?

ARC received for an honest review

I have enjoyed all the books in the Indianapolis Eagles series, and after Reese and Austin met in the previous book, I have been looking forward to seeing where their story takes them.

This is book 5 in the Indianapolis Eagles series,and whilst they could be read as standalones, you will be missing some of the nuances and complexities of the relationships of the relationships - besides, who wouldn't want to read more hockey hotties?

What I like about this - and the previous books in this series - is that there is no unnecessary, OTT drama.  No puck bunnies swooping in to cause trouble.  No stupid miscommnications tearing our lovelies apart just for the sake of tearing them apart.  Sure, the couples have their problems, however they are all dealt with like the adults they are.

Against The Boards has our lovelies separated by distance for a lot of the story, however you can feel the pull of attraction between then, even across oceans.  There is so much that could go wrong whilst they are apart, but they don't let it.

There are some darker issues dealt with in this story, and it was great seeing them go through them together.

This book just left me with a big smile on my face, and left me wanting more. I loved getting more of the Eagles from the previous books and where their lives are at (though the stories do overlap a bit)

I hope we get more of this series in the future.


Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music.


Monday, 18 February 2019

✪ Elle Kennedy ✪ THE RISK ✪ Briar U #2 ✪

© Bianca ✰ Janeane 

• Book #2 in the #OffCampus Spin-Off series #BriarU
• 18 February 2019
• #3 - The Play - will be out in October
4.5 Stars

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly rightI don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruelI require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake datehe wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

Brenna is the daughter of Briar U's hockey coach.
Jake is the star player at Harvard!
Those two can never be a couple ... or can they?
Both are attracted to the other, but you can't date the enemy!?
But of course things don't always go as planned/wanted/hoped. ☺

Brenna & Jake!

We're finally back in that amazing Elle Kennedy hockey world!
We were already in love with the developing story between Brenna and the Jake in The Chase and now we get their book!!!!

I LOVED every single moment of this story.

It was so funny and sarcastic and banterish and ugh - those two just belong together!
But of course we know that it's not going to be easy what with them being enemies and all. LOL!

I just adored their love story!

Perfect New Adult romance!
With some very adorable and some serious and heartbreaking moments. Lots of funny moments - how adorably hilarious is Hollis with his new girl?! LOL!!!!! ☺

Nothing more to say! I LOVED THIS BOOK!

I can't wait to get the stories of ALLLLL THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THIS SERIES!!!!!!

THE RISK was such an adorable & funny & sexy New Adult Hockey/College Romance! I adored every single moment! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Jakey - this one is MINE!!!   

ARC received for an honest review


Woohooooo we are back in Elle Kennedy's hockey hottie world, and I couldn't be happier!  It seems an age since we have been here!

Welcome to Brenna and Jake's story.  It is kind of like the Montague and Capulet fued all over again.  They are from opposing universities, opposing teams and their team coaches have a hatred for each other for the ages.

But that doesn't stop them from embarking on a relationship.  And oh how I love them together.

This story is full of witty, funny banter, snark (oh my, the snark is strong in this pair) and most of all, undeniable attraction.  These two need to be together soooooo much.


This book also dealt with some deeper issues, and I may or may not have shed a tear or two as I was reading.

I loved getting more of Summer and Fitzy and the guys from Briar U hockey.  I was in fits of laughter at times with some of their antics.

Gah,I just love them all. I want more books right now. No, I neeeeed them.

I just adored everything about The Risk. Now I need to go back and reread The Chase so I can love it again.


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A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!