Play Me by J.H. Croix

The Brit Boys Sports series is about four British men who now play soccer in the United States, and three of them have unexpectedly found love. Tristan Wells enjoys talking with women and he definitely has a rewarding sex life, but he has no desire to be in a lasting relationship. Any sexual encounters bring him pleasure, and he makes certain his partner is also satisfied but there is never any emotional connection. But the one time he kissed Daisy Knight has never been forgotten, and Tristan thinks they could have a very gratifying time together if he can just get her to agree. How the lives of this couple are changed following one conversation is expertly handled by J.H. Croix, where feelings and pleasurable fulfillment become entangled. I have adored Tristan since he was first met, and Daisy’s outspoken conduct has caused lots of smiles. Their own story is one I have been greatly anticipating, and PLAY ME never disappoints.

Even though Tristan Wells is a professional soccer player for the Seattle Stars, he still made time to get a medical degree. When he hurt his knee and had to quit playing for a season, he took over the task of managing a clinic which does research. A new study is ready to start, and Tristan is delighted upon realizing Daisy Knight will be working with him. The two met because of shared friends, and he definitely remembers their long-ago heated kisses.

While Daisy appears to ignore the strong attraction between them, Tristan wants to discover if her feelings are the same as his. During a conversation, he learns she wishes for two things in the future, and he is more than willing to be the first man who helps her attain an orgasm. But the idea of being in a committed relationship is certainly not for Tristan, or at least it was not until more time is spent with Daisy.

There is something about a man who does not show much emotion that makes me wants to see him lose control, and I got my wish multiple times in PLAY ME. Whenever Tristan is around Daisy, his normal mindset is overruled by lust, and I so enjoyed watching how he could not think clearly when around her. Both are intelligent people, but they could certainly become rattled when near each other. There is a wide range of emotions expressed in the story, and the intensity of every sentiment let me also experience the moment along with the characters. Whether Tristan and Daisy are blissfully happy or feeling confused and even upset, I was able to sense their inner thoughts and hopes. Since he has something to prove to her, sex between them is off-the-charts scorching all throughout PLAY ME.

It was also wonderful to catch up with all the past couples in the series, and any time these individuals got into discussions with Tristan or Daisy, their comments could be hilarious or very insightful. I have been thoroughly entertained by all the situations that have been compellingly brought to life by J.H. Croix in the Brit Boys Sports series, and I loved how everything played out in the fourth book.

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Series:  Brit Boys Sports Romance – Book 4

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  August 17. 2017

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://jhcroixauthor.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Changing the Play by Julia Blake

Professional athletes can bring in the big bucks, and they want someone who is very clever to help their careers advance. Rachel Pollard has been interested in sports since she was young, and becoming a manager for up-and-coming players is rewarding when she gets them a profitable deal. Though he had wanted to actually play a sport and not report on the action, Nick Ruben is happy with how his life has turned out working on TV. But when the paths of these two crosses after having not been in contact for years, the situation immediately becomes heated when none of their wishes are the same. The first book in the Game Changer series is about a sports agent repeatedly squaring off against a television reporter who is just as determined as she to get his objective accomplished. Julia Blake brings much realism to CHANGING THE PLAY because reactions are so candidly honest. I definitely felt the issues this couple faced could really happen, as the predicaments seemed so believable.

As the agent for numerous individuals who play professional sports, Rachel Pollard has a reputation for making certain the best interest of her clients is met as long as they follow her rules. When a reporter for a local NYC television station calls, she wonders about his reason. She remembers Nick Ruben from high school, and though she secretly liked him then, he will get no special treatment from her now because protecting her athletes is a priority.

When Rachel hears that Nick wants an interview with Kevin Loder, she firmly refuses. The NFL hopeful is a young man whose attention needs to stay on getting picked in the upcoming draft, and she is not letting anyone break his concentration. But Nick needs to do this interview, as it is imperative to his career. Yet he also soon wants Rachel to realize they could be good together if she will just give them a chance.

Since Rachel and Nick express their feelings during any challenging dilemma with such heartfelt sentiments, I quickly became caught up in their complicated relationship. Both are very confident when it comes to fulfilling their professional responsibilities, but they feel doubts when exploring the gradual change in how each think about the other. Though they did go to school together, their current awareness is that of an adult so their perception is much different. I liked how their feelings still need a big push because their way of thinking is usually poles apart, so it often takes some newly revealed insight to change their minds. Julia Blake knows when to make things easy for Rachel and Nick, but she also can throw in a struggle when least unexpected to increase the tension.

CHANGING THE PLAY is a fascinating entanglement of romance and sports. Much research must have been done by Julia Blake, as I felt as though any of the circumstances related to sports came across as very conceivable. Whether it had to do with being an agent or a reporter, her characters seemed to know exactly what needed to be done. Conflicts between these two professions could be numerous, and I thought each one imagined by the author was shrewdly written.

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Series:  Game Changer – Book 1

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  August 21, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yas6kmsd

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.juliakellywrites.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Irresistible You by Kate Meader

With its compelling sports theme and engaging romance, the first book in the Chicago Rebels series is off to a fabulous start. While hockey does play a very important part in the story, many additional topics become the focus from time to time. From family drama to secret desires to commitment, the book explores these issues with much depth. Kate Meader has the ability to make me a believer when it comes to each situation created, as characters are convincing while events are always true-to-life. Every development in IRRESISTIBLE YOU is realistic, heartfelt, and profoundly affecting.

Although Harper Chase had been the vice president of the Chicago Rebels, her father had always made any decisions related to the professional hockey team. But when her parent recently passed away, she took over the general manager duties while trying to work with her two sisters as stated in the will. Unfortunately, the team seldom wins, which makes it in desperate need of an overhauling. Harper has already implemented one big change by acquiring a player from another team. Yet the man appears to have no intention of abiding by all of her rules.

When Remy “Jinx” DuPre heard he had been traded, the long-time player was upset as he thought his current team might win the Stanley Cup this year, and he really wants a championship before he retires. Assisting Harper in making the Rebels a better team is certainly not how he wants to finish his career. When Remy makes his demands known to his new boss, she has some requirements of her own, and being in full agreement could possibly change both of their futures.

From the very beginning of IRRESISTIBLE YOU, I was totally captivated by the clever circumstances imagined by Kate Meader. Having three women manage a hockey team is definitely not the norm in this league, and the hidden demands of their father’s will double the pressure these sisters must face. Harper is the oldest and is trying to prove she is just as capable as a man in leading a pro team to victory. I really felt for her, as her troubled past is exposed in numerous ways. There were occasions when I cheered her on, and then other instances where I was moved because her feelings are laid bare. The sexual tension between Harper and Remy is intense from their first meeting, and it gradually becomes sky-high after further interaction. This is one time I can honestly say their yearning for each another was also experienced by me because details associated with their lusty cravings are vividly portrayed. How this couple expresses their emotions is always genuine, and I really enjoyed seeing this strong man come across as so compassionate. Remy is truly an ideal hero, as he is understanding, can carry on a thoughtful conversation, yet is extremely sensual and even intelligently witty.

The consequences of a hockey team player becoming romantically entangled with his female boss are expertly handled by Kate Meader, and my anxiety kept increasing over what Harper and Remy would ultimately end up doing. So many scenarios could take place, and I never knew how any situation would turn out. There are several hints about the following story in the series, and I am very eager to discover what happens.

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Series:  Chicago Rebels – Book 1

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  August 14, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ya2kknmu

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.katemeader.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

The Lady of Royale Street by Thea de Salle

The NOLA Nights series has been packed with sultry sexual encounters and lots of profound emotions. In the third release, part of the spotlight is on the imminent marriage of Sol and Arianna from the first story, but the main focus is on Alex DuMont and Theresa Ivarson, two individuals who would seem to have nothing in common except for their connection to the bride and groom. Being forced to work together to pull off the grand wedding lets the couple understand what the other is really like, and what they discover makes them want to know more. I laughed, then sighed, and then laughed some more. But I will also recall the extremely heartfelt emotions conveyed by Alex and Theresa because every sentiment was so genuine. Thea de Salle draws you into each developing situation with attention-grabbing details, and there is no way not to remain hooked until the final word is read. THE LADY OF ROYALE STREET has honest reactions, particularly likable characters, and very original happenings.

Although Alex DuMont loves his brother Sol, he was not thrilled to be chosen as his best man. His sibling is marrying a woman whose life is constantly followed by reporters, and when their disloyal wedding planner is killed in an accident, getting ready for the event has become doubly hectic. In order to help make certain everything goes without additional problems, the hotel manager of another family property has traveled from Dallas to New Orleans. Now Alex is going to do what he does best by bringing some control to a chaotic situation.

Upon arriving at the hotel where she will be staying, the expensive camera used by photojournalist Theresa Ivarson is broken by a man at the front desk. Learning she will have to work closely with this person because he is the groom’s best man does not set well, but she is determined to do her part as the maid of honor for her good friend, Arianna. As she and Alex try to salvage what they can of the original wedding plans, they realize their vastly different personalities might not be so incompatible after all.

Realism is never lacking in THE LADY OF ROYALE STREET. If a scene contains some lively sexual adventures, then every moment is conceivable. When only discussions are taking place and truthful words are spoken, I eagerly awaited the next response. While many of the activities portrayed in the story can be rather outrageous, I could see them happening because the behavior of several characters is unique. Alex likes order in his life and has followed the same routine for years. But being around Theresa has him concentrating more on them as a couple than sticking to his strict routine. Both are religious, and any aspects linked to their beliefs had me coming to know them even better. I never felt as though them discussing their faith took anything away from the story, as religion can be a very important part of a relationship, especially when two people are thinking of making it last more than a few days. As they explore the strong feelings between them, sex becomes steamier while conversations turn candidly sincere. I came to truly adore this couple.

Since a wedding is being celebrated, numerous engaging characters created by Thea de Salle make an appearance, and I thoroughly enjoyed many of their antics and witty words. I really hope more of the individuals in the series get their own books, as I am not ready to stop reading about them.

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Series:  NOLA Nights – Book 3

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  August 21, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7x9zb8a

Genre:  Contemporary

Rating:  4.5 Stars

All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst

There is not a single moment in ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL where I was not totally held spellbound by the circumstances taking place. Jennifer Probst had me truly feeling the emotions connected to every new development, and how strongly I was affected by these events often left me breathless. From gut-wrenching anguish to satisfying sex to unpredicted enjoyment, I was caught up in whatever was happening in the lives of Tristan Pierce and Sydney Greene. Though the couple has been met in prior books, their inner dreams and haunting past mistakes were never fully revealed until their own story told me what lead to their current behavior. The path each decides to take in ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is a journey filled with self-discovery and unexpected feelings.

After his mother was killed in an accident, Tristan Pierce feels like there is nothing left for him in his hometown. He and his father never agree on anything, and there is no way he will work for the family construction business, Pierce Brothers. Though he has a girlfriend, he cannot stay just for her and they break up right before he goes to New York City in order to carry out his aspirations While many of his goals are reached, there are times when he does think about having left Sydney Greene behind.

When his father dies years later, a stipulation in the will requires Tristan to work with his brothers or the business will be lost. Though he would rather not, he does leave his successful career as a realtor and comes back home. His time at the company’s office is often frustrating because Sydney works in the office, and her new proposal will have them being in close contact on a daily basis. Both are determined to put their full focus on their shared project, but past memories are hard to not recall.

While there are always lots of emotional situations in a story by Jennifer Probst, the feelings expressed all though ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL are some of the most profound I have ever read. I was deeply touched when Sydney made her thoughts known to Tristan during any disagreement, and his reactions to a long-hidden secret had my heart racing as I waited to see how everything would play out. Ms. Probst had built up my trepidation over what this couple would do when the truth came out, and I was not disappointed by their honest responses. Though there are some painful moments in the story, there are plenty of heartwarming instances, too. The candid discussions between Tristan and his brothers could be packed with hilarious comments or earnest sincerity, and the scenes where Sydney’s daughter is featured had me smiling at her delightful actions. When Tristan and Sydney are engaging in sexual intimacy, their enthusiasm caused these encounters to be off-the-charts steamy.

All the very appealing characters in the Billionaire Builders series whom I have come to adore were in the final book, and I also got to see any new happenings in their lives. Cal and Morgan plus Dalton and Raven play important parts from at times, and then there is the lovable Becca and even several cute animals whose conduct made me laugh. I will certainly miss this series, and can only hope its characters get mentioned in future books.

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Series:  Billionaire Builders – Book 3

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  June 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y829ykf8

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.jenniferprobst.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Fly Away with Me by Susan Fox

The picturesque setting and unique individuals in the first book of the Blue Moon Harbor series come alive because of skillful wording and colorful descriptions. What is seen while flying over actual places in the Gulf Islands near Victoria, British Columbia makes me want to visit this beautiful area, and getting to know the many inhabitants in the small fictional town left me thinking they would make great neighbors. Characters created by Susan Fox are always very true-to-life, and the many highs and lows they must face when love unexpectedly enters their life is shown with much realism. Regardless of what is taking place, my own feelings were constantly being affected because of how connected I felt to these likable people. FLY AWAY WITH ME is an emotional journey of determining what is truly important in life.

Though the scenery Eden Blaine first saw after landing in Vancouver is stunning, she has not come to do sightseeing. Her mother is desperate to locate a sister who has not been heard from for years, and finding the missing woman could lift the spirits of her ill parent. Eden’s aunt came to Destiny Island back in the 1960’s to join a commune, and there was no further contact. With no real leads, the Ottawa lawyer plans to talk with some of the older residents that might perhaps remember her relative.

Getting to the bed and breakfast where she will be staying while in Blue Moon Harbor is achieved by flying on a seaplane, and Aaron Gabriel is the pilot. When he hears the reason that Eden has come to the area, he offers to assist her since he knows most of the locals. Because she does not have much time to search, agreeing to let him introduce her to folks will be beneficial. Although her long-time boyfriend is now out of her life, she is not interested is starting a new relationship. But having a short fling with the enticing pilot might just fit into her schedule.

There is plenty of drama all throughout FLY AWAY WITH ME, where family matters and personal wishes collide. Eden is a very loyal daughter because the health problems of her mother come first. Putting the needs of those whom she loves before her own wants is always her main concern, but upon meeting Aaron, she dreams of a future that she knows is impossible. He may have a much different philosophy from Eden when it comes to love, but he surprisingly still finds himself being profoundly drawn to her. I was often held spellbound as I watched these two hopefully work through the many troubles that could keep them from forming a lasting relationship. The dilemmas tossed their way are certainly realistic, as what caused them to worry could arise in the life of anyone.

Emotions run high in the story, and Susan Fox depicts responses with honest reactions and heartfelt discussions. Whether a situation pertains to the romance between Eden and Aaron, or relates to an unforeseen family predicament, every situation comes across as believable. The mystery of what happened to the aunt is cleverly handled, and I kept hoping for a happy ending. There are more books to come in the Blue Moon Harbor series, and I am very eager for the next story being released later this year.

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Series:  Blue Moon Harbor

Publisher:  Zebra

Releases:  June 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y8phqcv8

Genre:   Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.susanlyons.ca/index.php

Rating:  5 Stars

Stolen Kisses with Her Boss by Susan Carlisle

If two people do not think alike on many important matters, it can be hard for them to form a connection. While the couple believes that there is no prospect of them ever being together, the heart often does not listen to what the mind is telling it and pushes for a chance of possible true happiness. In STOLEN KISSES WITH HER BOSS, a man and woman have different thoughts about family life, and they get to experience the numerous highs and lows of what happens when someone constantly puts the needs of others before their own. Susan Carlisle kept me totally captivated with complicated emotional issues, hopeful dreams, and unanticipated medical concerns.

After an accident caused the death of her parents, the primary focus in the life of Cynthia Marcum is responsibility for her siblings. Though she had been close to a certain man, their relationship fell apart because of how the actions of both changed. Now she dedicates her time to transcribing medical tapes for several doctors in Birmingham in order to make sure the wishes of her younger brothers are met.

When Cynthia is asked by Dr. Sean Donovan to take on some additional work, she agrees because the extra cash will come in handy. What she did not count on is how actually meeting the doctor with a very sexy voice would affect her. Though Sean and Cynthia are from much different backgrounds plus have dissimilar views on family, they cannot seem to keep from hoping their friendly business association turns into something more personal.

All throughout the latest convincing medical romance from Susan Carlisle, I was wanting Sean and Cynthia to be able to work out the details of any conflicts. She unexpectedly had to become the parent to her brothers, and she takes this obligation very seriously. Any situation dealing with them is more essential than her desires, so she has become independent and does not date. But after hearing the voice of Sean night after night while doing his transcriptions, she has fantasized about him. When the reality turns out to be even much better, she finds herself responding to him in ways she never has before. Sean’s upbringing greatly influences how he now acts, yet being around Cynthia and her loving family causes him to begin feeling confused. I really enjoyed watching this couple work through their various problems, and Ms. Carlisle definitely does not make it easy for them as troubles keep arising.

There are plenty of emotional situations in the story, and whether Sean and Cynthia are feeling cheerful or sad, the scenes have honest responses. The passion between them is expressed with plenty of heat, and I was delighted when they enjoyed other fun activities together as neither often has much fun. Susan Carlisle has created particularly appealing individuals, where reactions are ones that I could see someone having in real life. STOLEN KISSES WITH HER BOSS is touching at times and always entertaining.

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Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  June 18, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y9bb9dmk

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:   http://www.susancarlisle.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

The emotional intensity in KISS MY BOOTS is deeply affecting because of the genuineness conveyed in every scene. I felt anxious during serious situations when outcomes were uncertain, while laughter was uncontrollable because of countless conversations filled with quick-witted banter. Harper Sloan managed to keep me fully engrossed while reading the second book in the Coming Home series, as her characters are described so well that they actually feel like they are truly real.

Since her father owned an auto shop that specialized in custom work, Quinn Davis became fascinated with cars at an early age. She has taken over the business and really enjoys her days at the garage, and though she has plenty of interaction with men, she has not dated in a long time. The reason for her disinterest is because of the way her relationship with Tate Montgomery ended. While he only came to stay with his grandparents during the summer months, Quinn thought what was between them could survive when he went away one more time. Sadly, it did not.

When she first hears the man who broke her heart is coming back to Pine Oak, Texas to live, she cannot keep the long-buried memories from being dredged up again. There was a huge reason Tate never returned to the one place where he felt at home, and he hopes Quinn will eventually forgive him. But getting the feisty woman to change her mind about him will take some clever scheming.

With plenty of honest emotions and fiery passionate encounters, KISS MY BOOTS captivates during every believable set of circumstances. From the very start, feelings are expressed with candid openness, and the truth behind any sentiment was easily sensed because of the author’s skillful writing. Harper Sloan has certainly written a winning novel, as I came to strongly care about the welfare of the main characters. Tate proved over and over again that he is someone worthy of being loved, and why he never came back to Pine Oak is cleverly conceived in order to give him another opportunity with Quinn. While she was terribly hurt when he left her never to return and is still suffering, I was very glad she gave him the chance to explain at some point and not drag out their differences for the whole story as some books seem to do. Though trust does need to be built as Tate and Quinn come to know one another again, their desire is even more potent than before. Their love scenes are definitely steamy, and their lusty craving adds plenty of enthusiastic creativity.

There are so many wonderful characters in the Coming Home series, from Tate and Quinn to friends and relatives. I experienced the many ups and downs in their lives, and I also came to know these individuals on a very personal level as new details became known. There were a huge number of moments where amusement was present, as comments would come across as hilarious while actions could be comical, too. I will definitely be recalling some of the more humorous incidents, because they are just too original to forget. It was great catching up with Maverick and Leigh from the first book, and I cannot wait until Clay’s book is released.

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Series:  Coming Home – Book 2

Publisher:  Pocket

Releases:  July 18, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7zyz8ud

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://authorharpersloan.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

The Surgeon’s Cinderella by Susan Carlisle

With its compelling medical situations interwoven into a heartwarming love story, THE SURGEON’S CINDERELLA is an outstanding medical romance. Whether something is happening at the hospital or if the main characters are having a discussion, I was totally drawn into what was taking place. Sometimes lighthearted and often more serious, the story was always believable because of how true-to-life each moment is depicted. Susan Carlisle has a gift for creating realistic scenes, and I felt as though each instance in the book could really have happened.

When Whitney Thomason gets a request from Dr. Tanner Locke to become a client, she is thrilled to assist the heart surgeon. If the owner of Professional Matchmaking can find a woman with whom he is compatible, then it might bring her additional business if he ends up happy. While Tanner actually wants to be in a permanent relationship, his requirements for a wife sound much too impersonal and love is not ever mentioned.

After making a list of potential candidates from which Tanner can choose, Whitney is glad when dates with one of the women seem to be going well. But when the woman cannot attend an important retreat with the doctor, he is angry and demands that the matchmaker go instead since no one else is available. Whitney reluctantly agrees to accompany Tanner to Napa Valley, where they will only appear to be a couple because their vastly different views about marriage would never let them get close.

From her first appearance, I really liked Whitney. She is someone whom I admired for her determination to make her life more fulfilling, yet there are still lingering doubts about her self-worth. Though she has changed over the years, she cannot help but feel others currently see her as she was years ago, and this keeps her from being very social. Tanner is also troubled by his past history, and it greatly influences his wishes for a future wife. When these two find themselves pretending to be in a relationship, they discover personal details about the other that starts to make them question some of their own feelings. Every single time Tanner and Whitney were together, I waited breathlessly to see how each would react. While I could picture them making a perfect couple, the issues that have haunted them for a long time were not easily dismissed. The problems Susan Carlisle gives them could plague anyone, and I thought their responses were spot-on when they felt confronted. One aspect about Tanner which I really liked was how he confidently stated his thoughts about Whitney’s physical appearance. How they change over the course of the story is very convincing, as adjusting long-held ideas is never simple. THE SURGEON’S CINDERELLA is about coming to fully understand the meaning of love.

While Tanner and Whitney do have much to overcome, there are some fun experiences in their lives. I especially enjoyed their Napa Valley visit, and their excursions around San Francisco were visually colorful. Any medical matters in the story were accurately handled, and I found myself caring for each patient, regardless of the time spent with them. I am definitely looking forward to Ms. Carlisle’s next medical romance.

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Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  May 23, 2017

Purchase:   http://tinyurl.com/y9973d3j

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:   http://www.susancarlisle.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Out of Bounds by J. H. Croix

A wide range of emotions can be found all throughout OUT OF BOUNDS, while any sexual moments are blazingly hot. Since Ethan Walsh and Zoe Lawson have been met in the previous Brit Boys Sports Romance books, I already knew they were individuals who definitely appealed to me. Even if this is your first meeting of these two characters, you will be immediately drawn to their convincingly realistic lives, and the author’s clever writing leaves you feeling nothing has been missed. J. H. Croix has created an extremely affecting story for her romantic couple, where I experienced their every emotion in ways I rarely feel while reading because of the alternating points of view.

Since all past encounters Zoe Lawson had with Ethan Walsh have been impersonal except for a spontaneous kiss, the lawyer believes she can represent the Seattle Stars soccer player as he has been charged with fighting. Though her goal is to remain all business when near the tempting man, her mind repeatedly strays toward inappropriate thoughts about him. Ethan has also noticed Zoe, and he would love for some of their time together to be far more intimate than just talking. He has always enjoyed being with a variety of women, but something about his attorney has him thinking that just a few hours with her may not be enough.

As Zoe tries to resist the potent pull she finds so difficult to deny, Ethan’s winning personality has her wanting to forget he is her client so their every interaction does not have to be completely professional. When Zoe lets it slip she is still a virgin, Ethan is at first uncertain yet knows it will not deter him from being with her.

Ethan is a truly wonderful man in all aspects. While he may be known as a player, he is actually a very thoughtful person, and would never do anything that caused someone else to be needlessly hurt. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in the Brit Boys Sports Romance series, but I must say Ethan and Zoe’s story is my favorite. Not only are these two a delightful pair, the storyline about them is also particularly compelling. Their being in a relationship could be frowned upon by those who work with Zoe, but the attraction cannot be ignored by either of them. Every situation that takes place as she fights the pull and Ethan turns on the charm is absolutely spellbinding, as I was held captive and just had to discover what would end up happening.

The sexual escapades between Ethan and Zoe are some of the hottest I have read lately, but underneath all the heat was real caring. Their teasing was often amusing, and when their friends became involved, the scenes were frequently even more hilarious. But when things needed to be serious, the moment was filled with realism and touched my own feelings. It was certainly fabulous to catch up with past characters and form what felt like new friends. J. H. Croix makes OUT OF BOUNDS spellbinding with riveting believability.

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Series:  Brit Boys Sports Romance – Book 3

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  July 6, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ycmoshny

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://jhcroixauthor.com/

Rating:  5 Stars