Posted in Current Read

Shots on Goal-Cover and a teaser!

Me? Reading another romance book about hockey players?? You know it

This one comes out next year but the author was kind enough to send me an ARC! And a teaser to share with all of you!

Summary

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Recently traded to the newly formed Vermont Trailblazers, professional hockey player Roman Kinsey needs to focus on helping the team win games and filling the stands, not on the blond, bespectacled part-timer who works at the library he volunteers at. He knows all too well that outing himself equals heartache and ridicule…or worse.

Cody Evans, psych major and grad school hopeful, notices everything and thinks too much. But he doesn’t know what to think when he sees Roman reading to kids. The rugged hockey player just doesn’t look like the type. But it stirs something in him, something he’s never felt before.

When the library is threatened with closure, Cody enlists Roman’s help. As they get to know each other better…much, much better…they realize that they have more in common than books. But Roman’s keeping a big part of himself from his team, and giving in to his feelings for Cody might be more than he’s willing to risk.

Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Amy Aislin

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Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

“I was a collection of hyphens and bilingual words, always caught in between (…) Never quite right or enought for either”

Title: Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Author: Nina Moreno

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Format: Audiobook

Voice: Almarie Guerra

Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★

Summary:

Don't Date Rosa SantosRosa Santos is cursed by the seaat least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursedcaught between cultures and choices, between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. She’s constantly caught between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collidesliterallywith Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

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Q&A with Piper Vaughn & Avon Gale +Teaser!

These two romance authors have a new book out! Goalie Interference, from their fantastic series about hockey players, Hat Trick. I reviewed it some time ago (you can read it here) and now you can read the book yourselves! But while you wait to get the book here’s a quick Q&A to get to know them both a bit betterGoalie Interference Graphic 2

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Goalie Interference by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

…fellow goalie-turned-lover-turned-maybe-friend-or-more…

Title: Goalie Interference

Series: Hat Trick #2

Author:  Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

Expected publication: September 30th 2019 by Carina Press

Format: Ebook

Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★

Summary:

43263028. sy475 It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn… 

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom is looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!Allie's Little Avenue

Since this is an Arc Review there won't be any spoilers (I think)

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The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen *ARC Review*

The Great Amazing Feelings Boy rides again, this time feeling stronger than ever

Title: The Infinite Noise

Series: The Bright Sessions #1

Author: Lauren Shippen

Publishing Date: September 24th 2019

Format: E-ARC

Length: 336 Pages

Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆

Summary:

44162916. sx318 Lauren Shippen’s The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions.

Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond “typical.”

Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb’s ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb’s life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam’s feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb’s feelings in a way that he can’t quite understand.

Caleb’s therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist—who seems to know a lot more than she lets on—and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be.

“What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?”

(Vox on The Bright Sessions)

As this hasn't come out yet the review is spoiler free!

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

‘Exploring your sexuality: Healthy, but does it have to be with the Prince of England?’

Title: Red, White & Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Format: ebook

Length: 432 pages

Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆

Summary:

42265491A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends… 
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.

The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

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Calling Calling Calling Me Blog Tour & Intl Giveaway

Summary:

Patrick Mahoney has one goal in mind: get out of his native Fresno
and find freedom in the rainbow and glitter-painted streets of San Francisco. As a
college freshman, he’s sure he’ll finally have the chance to be himself, away from the
judgmental eyes of his conservative hometown.
Josh Dirda’s never wanted to be tied down before, preferring the emotional ease of the one night stand. But when Patrick moves into the apartment that Josh shares with three friends, Josh is caught up in Patrick’s sly wit and quietly creative spirit. As Patrick’s self-appointed tour guide, Josh can be Patrick’s introduction to the city he loves. But after a drunken Halloween hook-up crosses lines, Patrick and Josh must reckon with their true feelings—and decide whether they can let go of the ghosts that haunt them.

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