☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Protecting Her Heart: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #4 ☆ by Samantha Lind ☆

Title: Protecting Her Heart: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #4
Author: Samantha Lind
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 1, 2018
Pages: 246 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1729205297
ASIN: B07JPWXKWC
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40185358-protecting-her-heart
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BLURB:

Laura
I believed in the fairytale.
The Happily-Ever-After.
The “till death do us part” fantasy little girls grow up believing in.
Unfortunately for me, my happy ending was divorce, and learning to find myself all over again.
I was done with men and relationships, or so I thought, until a stubborn hockey player was determined to show me what love could really be.
But could I fall for the fairytale a second time, and trust that he would protect my heart?

Mark
From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was made for me.
She was broken and I was determined to put her back together again.
I was here to prove she could have that fairytale love story after all.
To show her someone else can protect her heart and love her unconditionally.
Now I just have to convince her that someone is me.

REVIEW:

As in the Blurb above Laura Erickson believed in Happily Ever After until her ex showed her that he wasn’t hers, this is book #4 in the Indianapolis Eagles Series “Protecting her Heart” is the continuation on some of the members of an NHL hockey team. This is the story of Laura Erickson, she’s the assistant GM as well as the daughter of the owner of the Indianapolis Eagles, and defenseman Mark Lee. Laura is regrouping from a bitter breakup and divorce, Mark has been waiting for her and is going to show her he’s her one and only Prince. Their love story is so heartwarming, so sweet. I loved the way that Mark was patient and committed to his task to win Laura’s heart. This wasn’t a story that was heavy in angst. I can say that no one tried to come in between them. Just a heartwarming and sweet love story.

Another good read from Samantha Lind, can’t wait for the next book in the series coming out this month. Let’s see if Samantha can keep up the great characters and the perfect story lines.

Thank you Samantha Lind!

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Scoring the Player: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #2

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Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3

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COMING SOON:

Against the Boards: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #5

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Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3 ☆ by Samantha Lind ☆

Title: Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3
Author: Samantha Lind
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 14, 2018
Pages: 226 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1980595182
ASIN: B07DLD4LWM
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BLURB:

Friends with benefits—it never works. Someone always ends up wanting more.

What happens when both want more, but neither will tell the other?

Richard Murphy has been in the NHL for fifteen years, playing the game he loves. But with retirement looming in the next few years, he’s ready to settle down and start a family. There’s only one woman he wants that with, but she’s put him firmly into the friends—with benefits—category. Can he change her mind and heart, and prove to her he’s playing for keeps?

Madison O’Neal has been a lover of sports since she was young. She and her dad bonded over them, both during and after her mother lost her battle with breast cancer. Her love of sports led to a successful career as a sports agent. As much as she loves her job, what she really wants is a family—and someone to call her own. But the one man she’s head-over-heels in love with has her in the friends—with incredible benefits—category.

Can Madison and Richard find their way through the murky waters of friendship and become the lovers they secretly want to be?

REVIEW:

Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3, is Samantha Lind’s proverbial Hat Trick! I loved it, and I can relate to some of the story, I’m battling my own Cancer for the past almost 5 years, or my type of cancer is 5 years and yep I’m right there, but you fight every day and every day is a battle. My years are numbered, but there is always hope and love.
This book instilled a hope in me for love, that it is never to late to get the love of your life. Richard Murphy “Murphy” and Madison have been Friends with Benefits for several years, but little did the other know that they were only getting the benefits from each other and had were in a quasi-relationship. They love each other and no other but Madison had to start thinking of the future tells Richard that she wants to start to date again and that she has a date scheduled with a doctor friend of Kinley’s. Richard is heartbroken and angry but realizes he hasn’t told her or really expressed how he feels about her, so he must prove his intent.

This book is really well written, and I loved and felt every word of it. Samantha Lind thank you for once again knocking it out with this story. Your characters are amazing, and I can only think you know these people in real life to get them down so well.

Getting ready to start on Protecting her Heart and getting more into Mark and Laura’s story.

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Scoring the Player: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #2

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Protecting Her Heart: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #4

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COMING SOON:

Against the Boards: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #5

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43084366-against-the-boards

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Scoring the Player: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #2 ☆ by Samantha Lind ☆

Title: Scoring the Player: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #2
Author: Samantha Lind
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 8, 2018
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN – 13: 978-1983845420
ASIN: B079K4WS3F
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38401629-scoring-the-player
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BLURB:

Cocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media’s perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?

Grounded, selfless, giving…Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So, is he really all that wrong?

REVIEW:

Story is well written and flows smoothly, which can be hard for some books following such a great read like “Just Say Yes”, “Scoring The Player” is an excellent second book in the series we did get to visit briefly from the beginning with Scott and Becca from the first book and in this second book since Kinley is Becca’s best friend and an old friends of Scott’s. And Brian met Kinley Williams through his Scott and Becca connection. Even though he probably would have met her anyway with such a lady’s man Brian is or was prior to meeting Kinley Samantha Lind created well rounded easy to like characters that followed from one book to the next, I loved the first book and am equally in love with this one.
Brian Kelly doesn’t know if people like him for himself or for his money and or fame, so show the world what they expect and nothing of the real person he is, that way he can’t get hurt. That is until Kinley. Kinley Williams is the sweet and sexy nurse next door that you want too take home to meet your parents and is an excellent friend to have, if nothing else, but the chemistry between Brian and Kinsley is of the charts and lead to so much more than either one of them expected.
Loved the story, the characters and of course the hockey!
Thank you for another winner. Can’t wait to read, Playing for Keeps seeing if it’s a Hat Trick!

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Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3

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Protecting Her Heart: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #4

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COMING SOON:

Against the Boards: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #5

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Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Just Say Yes: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #1 ☆ by Samantha Lind ☆

Title: Just Say Yes: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #1
Author: Samantha Lind
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 21, 2017
Pages: 244 pages
ISBN: 1974478084 (ISBN13: 9781974478088)
ASIN: B075PGXJ3K
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35829099-just-say-yes
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BLURB:

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.

REVIEW:

After being separated as a couple for about 8 years, Scott Taylor and Becca Phillips reconnect after Scott’s hockey team the Indianapolis Eagles have won the Stanley Cup. First love is hard to compete with so when neither one of them have found someone else they decide to take a second chance with each other. Their chemistry is off the charts and so is their connection. They want the same thing each other and a life together, family and a bond that will not be broken.

Samantha Lind, excellent work on this beautifully written love story, I fell in love with the characters, the story was smooth and followed off the page easy to not put it down until it was over. To me it was a second chance at love story and as I’ve said before couldn’t put it down after I got into the first page. Amazing down to earth characters, real life problems such an injury would cause where easily understood as the bumps in the story and how they maneuvered around them was easy to read. A real page turner.
Can’t wait to get started on “Scoring the Player” next. Should have all four books in the series read and reviewed in time for the newest book to come out “Against the Boards” Indianapolis Eagles Book #5.
Thank you again Samantha Lind!

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Scoring the Player: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #2

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Playing for Keeps: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #3

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Protecting Her Heart: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #4

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COMING SOON:

Against the Boards: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #5

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43084366-against-the-boards

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ COVER REVEAL ☆ The Beach in Winter: Lyon Family #1 ☆ Leslie Pike ☆

COVER REVEAL
Title: The Beach in Winter
Series: Lyon Family #1
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March, Kari March Designs
Release Date: March 6, 2019

BLURB:

It’s said no man is an island. But writer Parish Adams is out to prove them wrong. Broken and unable to bear the violent death of his child, he’s isolated himself on a private beach in Maine. He finds no comfort in the warmth of relationships. For Parish, the cold Atlantic Ocean is company enough.

Scarlett Lyon’s life has taken a dramatic turn. Single and independent, living in Montana, nothing was tying her down. Then her sister’s fatal accident changes everything. She finds herself guardian for her nephew Sam. Now she must relocate to Martin’s Beach. And more jarring than that, become a mother figure.

Three wounded hearts. Two passionate souls. One tempestuous Beach In Winter.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Leslie Pike has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. Her passion for film and screenwriting led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a primetime CBS series. Leslie lives in Southern California with her Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures take place in her home, writing Contemporary Romance.

AUTHOR LINKS:

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☆ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ☆ Make Me Believe Jilted: The Bride: Jilted Duet Series Book #1 ☆ by Tarina Deaton ☆

COVER REVEAL
Title: Make Me Believe
Jilted: The Bride
Series: Jilted Duet #1
Author: Tarina Deaton
Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Lori Jackson
Release Date: March 1, 2019

BLURB:

It was always the two of them. Rowan and Luke. Luke and Rowan. Until it wasn’t.

He walked out to follow his dreams. She eventually moved on without him and learned to believe again in the possibility of happily ever after. Until Luke walked back in—in a big, viral social media, way.

Luke learned dreams were hollow without someone to share them with. Now he’ll do anything to make Rowan believe she is the most important thing in the world to him—more important than the fame and the fans.

Jilted and gun-shy, Rowan isn’t sure she has it in her to trust again. The bright lights of Music City create deep shadows where secrets and lies thrive and believing in someone might be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

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EXCERPT:

The minister glanced between them. In a low voice he asked, “Are you ready?”
“Yes,” they both said.
He raised his voice so the congregation could her him. “Michael and Rowan, marriage is a promise between two people to love, trust, and honor each other. It takes trust to know in your hearts you only want the best for each other. It takes—”
A commotion at the back of the chapel stopped the minister from telling them what else it took.
“Sir, you can’t go in. There’s a wedding in progress!”
She recognized their wedding planner Stephanie’s voice.
“I know. I’m here to stop it.”
Rowan’s heart thumped in her chest and her fingers tingled from the flow of adrenaline suddenly coursing through her. She squeezed her eyes closed. “Please God, no,” she whispered.

AUTHOR BIO:

Tarina is an award winning author who has spent her entire life in and around the military — first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force Member. Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016. She draws heavily from her own military experience when crafting stories and characters.

Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of six-year-old twins. She can be found in random places around the world while she tries to get her twins interested in “another castle”. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom.

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☆ COVER REVEAL ☆ Maybe Later ☆ Claudia Burgoa ☆

COVER REVEAL
Title: Maybe Later
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: March 7, 2019

BLURB:

My personal assistant—a.k.a. half my brain—has abandoned me to have a baby. Alright, alright, I’m not a total jerk, but the temporary virtual assistant Carla left in her place is driving me crazy.

I’ve repeatedly refused to fill out Amy Walker’s way-too-friendly questionnaire. But somehow, she ninjas me into giving up details about my private life—all while suffering her oh-so-subtle jabs at my likes, dislikes, even my system for running my business.

I don’t care what she heard, I am not a problem child. I just know what’s tried and true.

At first, her feel-good P.S. quotes sounded more like B.S. Yet our emails and texts gradually take on a new dimension, and I find myself thinking of her as something I haven’t cultivated in a long time. A friend.

Maybe she’s right. It’s time I get a life. Starting with stepping out from behind the screen and putting my feelings on the line. I’ll never know unless I try.

Note: Contains a grumpy, workaholic tech CEO with a guarded heart, and a virtual assistant whose skills border on diabolical. Also, two cats named Ramen and Sushi.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43700253-maybe-later

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PLAYLIST:

Direct Link:

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EXCERPT:

February 21st

Mrs. Jones,

Thank you for your inquiry about our services and for filling out our initial application. It’ll be a pleasure to help you find just the right virtual assistant for your need. Please, let me make sure we got some details right. On the application, you describe your current boss as impatient, aggressive, micromanaging, and somehow a social piranha.
Did I misread it? Is there a possibility that this was a typo?
If you could please correct or expand on your description, I’ll appreciate it. Mrs. Darlington explained our mission correctly. We always find the most fitting assistant for your company. Even for social piranhas. We have the right person for that. Our personnel is highly trained and holds at least a bachelor degree.

Best Regards,
E. Lancaster, CEO
Virtual Assistant Everyday Services

AUTHOR BIO:

Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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