Thursday, April 24, 2014

Seduced by The Game

Seduced by The Game by Toni Aleo, Cindy Carr and Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L Locey, Bianca Sommerland and Nikki Worrell

It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is. This anthology of 8 brand new novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring stories from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr, Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell. 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author - Toni Aleo TANGLED IN THE LACES 

In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the pros and Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but their love is too much to ignore. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again? 

Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr HOOKING HANNAH 

When Hannah attends an all-star game, she doesn't expect a hockey player of all people to turn her world upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott's part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her... 

Jami Davenport CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5) 

Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle’s new hockey team, but Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business? 

Catherine Gayle TAKING A SHOT (Portland Storm 2.5) 

Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her father’s hockey team, the Portland Storm as an eighteen-year-old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can’t bear to go to senior prom…until Jamie intervenes. 


Bryan's life gets turned upside down when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana, the Director of Team Services. He's got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgiana's sure he'll prove to be a valuable trade. 


Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that`s growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play back-up for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them? 

Bianca Sommerland BLIND PASS (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5) 

Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can’t satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take the chance with a . . . Blind Pass. 

Nikki Worrell - CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN (Prequel to Scorpions Series) 

Keith Lambert is the captain of the Flyers—until he’s not. To everyone’s shock, he’s traded to the San Diego Scorpions. As if that’s not bad enough, Phoebe, his girlfriend of two years, decides she doesn’t love him enough to follow. 

All alone in a new town, Keith is drawn to Kelly, his take out delivery girl. When she shows up at ice girl tryouts, he’s lost. She’s all he can see. Can he convince her to forget her past and take a chance on him or is he destined to be alone in a new town a little bit longer? 

**Proud Supporters of Hockey Fights Cancer. 

Seduced by the GameSeduced by the Game by Lisa Hollett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being from Western New York, I'm a huge huge huge hockey fan! Yes! This book is awesome. Of course there are ups and downs. I love Toni Aleo, and have read all of her books.. but Tangled in the Laces makes me want to go "Misery style" on her, waiting for the book to accompany this heartbreaking story. Yes, I cried. Hooking Hannah, awesome story. Cassandra Carr and Cindy Carr make a great writing team, I love it. Well written, sexy, and I'm begging for more. This story is most likely my favorite in the box set.

Crashing the Boards, great mature couple, sexy, um, have I mentioned how much I love hockey?! This is a first for me from this author and I'm certainly interested now. Taking a Shot, Catherine Gayle. Before this box set, I had never heard of her. But, from the looks of it, she writes a lot of Historical, NA type books. I'm not a huge fan of NA, YA stuff. But, this story is very emotional. The way the author conveys this, you certainly forget about the age of the characters.

A Valuable Trade by Jaymee Jacobs, well, I hated it. It's the only reason this box set got a 4 star instead of 5 star rating. Um, juvenile, boring, horrible dialogue. Well, that's me being nice. This story was just awful. I'm not trying to be mean, but when I read all these great stories, then get to this one, I almost didn't want to finish the book. Thankfully, I didn't hold it against the other authors. Heir Apparent from VL Locey, this is another author I hadn't heard of until this box set. This is one author I'll be looking forward to picking up some books from! The story was well written, and definitely redeemed this box set after "The Bad One".

Blind Pass from Bianca Sommerland was good. The characters were thought out, I liked them, but, I'm not sure I would continue on with their journey. It didn't really hook me and hold me in. Then we have Captain, My Captain by Nikki Worrell. Well, the plot was so see through, I could have told it to you without finishing it. It wasn't horribly written,and I didn't hate it.. but there were definitely a few parts that could have been cut out, to keep the story flowing. Getting caught up and off tangent almost ruined the story completely for me. I would have loved to see the author stick to their plot and not stray. I most likely wouldn't continue with the story in a full size book.

All in all, this is a great box set to pick up. Some awesome authors, and great hockey stories, well, it's perfect for someone like me. Sure, there was some disappointment, but not enough for me to dislike the book. These authors are trying to do a good thing. They are raising money and bringing awareness to a great cause. I commend them for it! You should really pick this box set up! It's worth it.

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