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Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2) by J Lynn

SYNOPSIS

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s a player on and off the field…

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.

THE GAMBLE BROTHERS SERIES is available to purchase below

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AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reviewed by Jenny – 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this second book in the Gamble Bros Series and Chad is by far my favourite brother.  It will take a lot to knock him off the perch that’s and I liked this one better than Tempting the Best Man.

Chad is a naughty but oh so delectable!.  He’s an All Star Baseball player for the Nationals and is known for his exploits off the field as well as on the field.  He’s the unnameable, bad boy who is in danger of losing his contract with The Nationals if he can’t control his womanizing, partying ways.

His heart is in the city – he’s very close to his brothers and Daniels family and the thought of losing his contract and having to move away from them is something he doesn’t want to eventuate.

Bridget is a sweet, lonely, down to earth girl who doesn’t much of a high opinion of herself and sees herself as quite plain. Bridget is living day to day and doesn’t have very high expectations of her life before her.

Enter Chad Gamble.  He meets her at the club one night and there is an instant attraction.  Bridget is aware of who he is and questions her attraction to him but he screams sex and she decides she wants some of that.   Chad sees Bridget very differently to how she sees herself and is instantly attracted to and turned on by Bridget.

Bridget isn’t like one of Chad’s supermodel conquests….he sees something in her that has him questioning past and future decisions.  Bridget gets under his skin.

“His smile was pure sex.  “It doesn’t matter where.  I want to fuck you in all those places……..and I will”   Geez!

They are forced into an arrangement that sees them having to spend a lot of time together and a relationship starts to develop against Bridget’s better judgement.

I felt this story moved along really well.  Even though you knew how it was going to eventuate it didn’t detract from the story at all.  In fact the journey getting there was so enjoyable I didn’t want it to end.

This book is very steamy – these two have a lot of sexual chemistry and I really did love them and the story.  This was a fun, quick and enjoyable read.

Oh, did I say it was hot.

“Are you sure that’s what you want, Bridget? Because once I start, I won’t stop again.  I will take you – take you so hard that every breath afterward is only going to remind you of me”

Must say I was getting to 82% and excited that I still had a bit to go and then it ended grrrr, there were also a few typos/grammatical errors in the book which I could overlook and it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book but I know that can have an impact for others so wanted to make mention of it.

Can’t wait for the third installment in this series.

 reviewed by Jenny

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Lexi, Baby (This Can’t Be Happening #1) by Lynda LeeAnne

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SYNOPSIS

Alexis Sky Martine thinks of herself as the average girl-next-door who does what she has to do to get by, have fun and enjoy life.
She is madly in love with her sexy, drop-your-panties-at-first-sight, hottie boyfriend who is equally in love with her; more like downright obsessed. He treats her like she is his heart; like he needs her to exist; like he would do anything in his power to make her happy.
Lexi knows Landyn James loves her just as much as she loves him, if not more. Deep down, she also knows high school sweethearts aren’t expected to last, but their relationship is different. They are soul mates. Their connection is unbreakable.

What could possibly go wrong when you have love like that…?
Everything.
What will the future hold…?
Only time will tell.

Author’s Note: Contains Adult Content – Namely, a teenager-turned-woman with a very dirty mouth and fiery temper that may or may not know how to throw a punch. Also includes hot and steamy scenes, and a small glimpse into physical/verbal abuse.

The THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING SERIES available to purchase below
(A TBB recommended series)

LEXI, BABY – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
TRISH, JUST TRISH  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ADAM, ENOUGH SAID  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 Stars

Gitte:So this one came out of left field didn’t it Jenny, I LOVE when that happens. A new Author; a book I’ve never heard of before and then I go and fall in love! Yeah no doubt, loved this story, loved all the characters, fell in love with this Author and her effortless writing style and I CANNOT wait for the next book in this series! Pure indulgence … like your favourite comfort food!

Jenny:  It sure did GG.   Going into this book I knew nothing.  I just plunged straight into it – I hadn’t even read the synopsis and wow! This book blew me away.  I intended to read a few chapters, do a few things around the house then come back to it.  I ended up reading it in one sitting! Absolutely LOVED it!!  I felt the same as you.  Loved the story, the characters and just fell totally in love with Lynda LeeAnne’s writing style.  The story was fast paced and never let up and it was such a great ride.   I’m definitely a fan!

Gitte:    I have to say that reading this story, I had no clue where it was going which was such a refreshing change; the story line was a winner for me. It could have been obvious and predictable but it really wasn’t  through most of the story. It also had the right level of humour, passion, drama and angst for me to make this a good read.  I was intrigued and really couldn’t put it down so I read it in one sitting and as it’s not a huge book nothing got neglected…much! I will say though that I would have loved for it to have been a bit longer only to get to the depths of the characters more and their background. In this case though wanting to know more is a positive thing in my opinion.

Jenny:  I needed a change and this book was IT!   As you said, it had it all – I honestly was completely consumed in this book from start to finish and at times read it with a huge smile on my face such was the humour mixed in with angst, drama, emotion with some steamy scenes thrown in for good measure.  I found myself really invested in these characters

Gitte: So we start the story off with Lexi and Lan who are very young and in love, love of the intense and forever kind. That is until Lan makes a HUGE mistake. A mistake which at the age they are, is very ‘real life’. This mistake sets off a string of events that are both heart-breaking and emotional yet written with such humour at times that it came across really well. The story continues some years later when consequences of their actions throws them into each other’s lives again.

Lan is absolutely gorgeous despite being an arrogant arse a lot of the time; I completely fell in love with him. He loves Lexi fiercely and protectively and he says what he thinks so you are left in no doubt. His mistake aside, I thought he was pretty amazing and without spoiling anything, what he has on his body….sigh, I melted but not before I managed to get a lick in…I wish Jenny!!! Oh, I have to say my heart broke for him a couple of times in this story.

Jenny:  I loved how the story just forged straight in there – no build up here – you were right there from the first chapter and oh my did it plunge straight in.  My heart absolutely broke for Lexi and I felt so much for her because of the situation she found herself in at the start of the book.  Gitte I loved Landyn (Lan) right off the bat.  I know I should have hated him and even messaged you saying “It’s okay that I’m madly in love with that bastard Lan isn’t?”  In real life I’d punch him in the face, but in bookland this guy was it for me!   You convinced me it was okay to love him and that was good enough for me GG *wink, wink*.
I know exactly what you’re talking about and dear god……save me a spot to lick GG………………..hmmm where were we??

Gitte: Now I have to say I really liked Lexi.  She came across quite strong and level headed yet vulnerable and I guess a bit naïve at times. She too made a few mistakes that consequently put her in a situation that sparked a lot of drama. I didn’t really agree with some of her decisions but then again I can see why she made them. Lexi also had me in stitches at times and her spirit and boldness was admirable under the circumstances.

Jenny:   I adored Lexi.  She made me laugh, she made me cry, I felt for her in the situations she found herself in and yes, once or twice I questioned her decisions but all in all she was a great character that I warmed to straight away.

Gitte:   I loved the supporting characters in this story so was thrilled to reach the end where I found out that Trish, Lexi’s quirky best mate, who was funny, sweet and cheeky would have her own story. Oh and Adam…who is LUSH!! I don’t want to give anything away about who Adam is, all I’ll say is that there’s a scene with him that really shows he has that alpha male protectiveness thing going…I swooned big time!! His book, I am so sure is going to be FAB!

So yeah what a FAB first book from this Author.  Can’t wait to read more….

Jenny:  The supporting cast of characters were fantastic.  I absolutely adored Layla, she positively stole my heart!  Oh my god GG we both loved Adam didn’t we! Bring on HIS book – he was just divine!!!!
I swooned over Landyn – he had the whole alpha possessive thing going on and even though he was a dick at times I loved him from the start.
There was a point I got to in the story when I had to take a breather and regroup….my stomach was in knots with anticipation! I even messaged you when I got to it and had to be assured I could go on.  I know, I’m a drama queen but it really did get to me!

This book has been one of my favourite reads this year and I can’t wait for the next two books in this series!  An unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable read!

 

Book #2, Trish, Just Trish will release on 28th February

 

 You can check out Lexi, Baby here

Lexi, Baby (This Can’t Be Happening)

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