Book Review

☆ 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
Price: Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2TMWYjo
Paperback: $12.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2E9YSoP
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40185358-protecting-her-heart
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/protecting-her-heart-by-samantha-lind

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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Just Say Yes: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #1

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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

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 ☆ 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
Price: Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2V0bSTL
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37928877-playing-for-keeps
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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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Just Say Yes: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #1

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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
Price: Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2InCUmD
Paperback: $12.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2TIQqC9
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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Just Say Yes: Indianapolis Eagles Series Book #1

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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

☆ 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
Price: Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2UZCqo7
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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

♡ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ♡ Scoring the Keeper’s Sister: Mr. Match Book #1 ♡ by Delancey Stewart♡

Title: Scoring the Keeper’s Sister: Mr. Match Book #1
Author: Delancey Stewart
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: February 14, 2019
Pages: 202 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1796503845
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43555285-scoring-the-keeper-s-sister

BLURB:

ERICA:

Signing up for a matchmaking service was not my idea. But when Andrew the hand model dumped me, my brother suggested I try Mr. Match. And I figured it couldn’t hurt–as it was, I’d never get away from meathead moron soccer players (since my brother plays keeper for the South Bay Sharks and I manage PR for the team.)

But Mr. Match is a moron too because he matched me with a guy I see at work every day. A guy who has a different girl on his arm at every turn. And a soccer player. Fernando Fuerte, the “Fuerte Fire,” is one guy I can assure you is NOT my match.

FERNANDO:

Getting girls is not a problem. Getting girls who care about something besides my status as the South Bay Sharks star striker, my salary, and my social status? Yeah. That’s the problem. So when my buddy Max tells me he’s actually Mr. Match–the secret proprietor of San Diego’s hottest matchmaking app, I let him convince me to try it.

And Erica Johnson is not actually a bad match–only she doesn’t seem to agree. And then there’s the small matter of her being in the middle of trying to save the team (and me) when the owner’s ex brings to light some, ahem, unsavory accusations about me… and then there’s her enormous and disapproving twin brother…and there’s something about cheese, too.

But if I have my way? Erica will definitely be my match.

REVIEW:

This book is so funny! I love it. Great story, amazing characters with great personalities, nice plot twists. A well written Romantic comedy with hysterical chapter titles.

This is the first book I’ve read from Delancey Stewart and she does not disappoint!

Love the love hate relationship that Erica’s trying to have with Fernando, and once she gets past what she assumes he is like and gets to know the real Fernando the better she is for it. And the same goes for Fernando. Getting past what people put up as barriers is hard to do especially if you have preconceived notions about them. Peeling back the layers to get to the real person is worth taking the time to do.

I’m repeating myself but it is worth repeating, Great character’s and story line, I love the wit and the dialogue is hilarious. So glad when Marissa does the right thing in regards to Fernando. Get your copy today to see the amazing chemistry between Erica and Fernando and the twin thing happening with Erica and Trace.

COMING SOON:

Scoring a Fake Fiancé: Mr. Match Book #2

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Stealing Valentine by Madison Faye

Title: Stealing Valentine
Author: Madison Faye
Publication Date: February 11, 2019
Pages: 107 pages
ASIN: B07NKV4BZ5
Price: Kindle Unlimited Read for Free
Kindle eBook $0.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2I6bodb
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43733190-stealing-valentine

BLURB:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I came to rob diamonds,
But now I’m stealing her too…

I’ve spent my life taking what I want, even if it doesn’t belong to me. Stealing the infamous Whistler diamonds is supposed to be my last job before I can retire wealthy beyond imagination, and I’ve planned for everything…

Everything except for her.

Valentine is like nothing I’ve ever known before. Good, young, sweet, and alluring—with curves and an innocence far more tempting than any vault or priceless art. I didn’t plan on her, and I sure as shit didn’t plan on the diamonds I’m supposed to steal being draped around her neck.

…So I’m taking her too.

But when I lay my hands on the gorgeous little tease squirming against me, and with one taste of that sassy mouth, I’m lost. And when I find out she’s never been touched?

Well, that’s something else I’ll be stealing too.

I know she’s off limits. I know this breaks every one of my rules. I know I don’t give a shit about
any of that.

Claiming her cherry is going to be the sweetest sin. But stealing her heart is going to be the greatest heist this thief ever pulled…

REVIEW:

As always love how hot and steamy Madison Faye’s books are. They are quite explicit in the sexual situations. So those not looking for some HOT, Steamy and sexy love scenes don’t look at this book. It made this 53 year old blush.

Dutch and Valentine have one thing in common they both want the Whistler’s Diamonds from Martin McCue, Dutch because the $240,000,000 he could get for the set would set him up for life and at 30 years old that will be a good life. Valentine, because he’s her biological father, just the guy who knocked up her Mom who was a maid while he was married to his first wife, she’s his dirty little secret at 19 she’s tired of him hurting her emotionally and wants to hurt him.

Chemistry is off the charts between Dutch and Valentine, Valentine has her own secret she’s still a virgin but Dutch is about to rectify that issue. Who knew love could change a man like Dutch.

Hot, Sexy and Steamy is what this book is all about! Thank you Madison Faye for a great Valentine’s Day gift to your readers!

Get your copy ASAP to spice up your Valentine’s Day!

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Resurgent: Phoenix Rising Book #3 by Brynley Blake


Title: Resurgent: Phoenix Rising Book #3
Author: Brynley Blake
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: February 11, 2019
Pages: 197 pages
ASIN: B07L2RQB13
Price: Kindle eBook $2.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2WPzprX
Paperback: $14.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2MYMKtO
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43199100-resurgent
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/resurgent-by-brynley-blake

BLURB:

Never Underestimate the Power of F*ck It
It’s the motto I live by, and it’s what made me the Navy SEAL I am today. I’ve learned the less you care, the better. But when I wake up in a hospital in India with no memory of the last few months, I’m at a loss. Everything points to me being involved with some dangerous people.
People who kidnapped my little sister’s best friend Charlotte—who’s haunted my dreams, and now is making my reality a living hell.

I can’t remember what I’ve supposedly done, or who’s trying to kill us. All I know is that I have to find Charlotte and get us both out of this mess alive.

Only I hadn’t counted on Charlotte having her own agenda…

Each book in the Phoenix Rising series is STANDALONE:
* Rogue
* Renegade
* Resurgent

REVIEW:

Charlotte Windsor was kidnapped by the La Frontera Cartel and El Gato, they thought she was McKenzie Prescott, Liam Prescott’s sister. Liam is presumed dead, blown up in an explosion of a house in Pakistan. Liam’s Seal team was on a rescue mission in Pakistan when he was shot and presumably left in the explosion that leveled the house. Someone pulled Liam out before the house blew up and took his unconscious body to a small town in India to be cared for, when he woke up out of a coma he was in for months, he doesn’t remember anything from the couple months before the explosion to current, he remembered who he was, but not why he would have been shot or nearly blown up. He’s recuperation in India when he sees a news headline saying Charlotte has been kidnapped outside his sister’s apartment, he gets himself together and heads to Mexico, he jealous who has her and he needs to get her out before they hurt her. Charlotte was kidnapped in error, they thought she was McKenzie. No one knows she’s missing she’s not sure what will happen, but she feels like she’s wasted her life with her constant planning everything she does or will ever do, if she gets free, she’s making some changes, NO MORE PLANNING! Funny because she’s a wedding planner in the business she and her two best friends McKenzie and Gemma own and run together. McKenzie designs the wedding dresses, Gemma is the photographer and our videographer and Charlotte is the wedding planner, she basically does it all.
About a month prior to Liam’s supposed death the three girls, Liam and Walker, Gemma’s best friend and Liam’s Seal teammate all head on vacation and Charlotte and Liam hook up and it’s a night she can’t forget, even after Liam broke her heart by not getting in touch with her when he was in town the next time. Then his supposed death almost killed her, she’s in love with his free spirit and adventurous sides.
Liam rescues Charlotte but he still doesn’t remember what they shared but he keeps wanting to kiss her all the time.
Liam and Charlotte have a great adventure in a week and fall more in love with each other the more time they spend together.
When all is said and done, does Charlotte get her happily ever after with Liam? The wedding planner who doesn’t believe in weddings? Does she get her chance to give up her tight control to Liam?
Grab your copy to find out!

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Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J