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Review // Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey

October 02, 2022

Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey

I've been falling since the day we first met.
And I'm fully in it now.

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Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey

Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey

Standalone - Boys of Winter #11
Release - October 11, 2022
Genre - Sports Romance / brother's friend / forced proximity
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5 / a couple of semi-descriptive scenes
Format/Source - eARC provided by the author
Length - 181 pages
Publisher - Indie

I, Alex Hartwell, just screwed up big-time.

Now the hockey team I was traded to, the Las Vegas Wolves, have me on a short leash.

You’d think a hotshot defenseman like me would have known better.

Guess not.

But I’m trying real hard to behave now.

Why else would I agree to stay at my teammate’s house for the next three months in order to keep the team happy?

It should be a breeze, as Sebastian Alderman is cool. Only problem is I didn’t count on his hot sister, Kelsi, staying there too.

FML, as Hockey Code 101 says sisters are off-limits.

Yeah, I can’t take the risk. Even if Kelsi and I are wildly attracted to each other. Not to mention, she’s pretty effing cool.

But I better behave.

Or not only will the Wolves be breathing down my neck, but Sebastian will be too.

My Two Cents

4 "Easy Peasy" stars

You want sweet? It doesn't really get sweeter than this story.
You want smooth? The love that blossomed between Alex and Kelsi couldn't have been easier.

The author made these characters seem genuine and realistic. What happened between them felt organic and necessary. There was absolutely no muss and no fuss. Imagine a story that is about what the couple shares, without the drama.

Risk on Ice was a sweet and beautiful story. It won me over with how utterly simple and natural it was.

So if you're looking for an adorable couple who do adorable things... look no further than this!

Risk on Ice by S.R. Grey

About the Author

S.R. Grey is a USA Today Bestselling Author of the popular Boys of Winter hockey books and Men of Fall football novels. Both series can be read in any order or as standalones. Other New Adult and Romantic Suspense works of hers include the Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas.

Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams, sometimes all at the same time.

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Review // The Quake Series by Jacob Chance

August 25, 2022

Years ago, I won a giveaway and the author kindly delivered these books straight to my kindle. At the time, I was bogged down with ARCs (I don't even like remembering those days) and forgot about this series. Luckily, I've been doing a cleanup of my Kindle and these books popped back up on my radar again. So here are my thoughts:

Quake by Jacob Chance

Quake (Quake #1)

From the first moment I saw Janny Moore's sparkling eyes and luminous smile, I've been obsessed with the idea of getting to know her...

She's everything I need in my life, now I just have to convince her.
She's never set eyes on me, she has no idea I exist...
but she will.

I enjoyed the taboo nature of Kyle watching Janny and then starting a relationship with her unawares. It felt like we, the readers, were in on a juicy secret. After the predicted drama once she found out the truth, and I'm sorry but Janny was annoying in her new adultness, it was smooth (and extremely hot) sailing for this couple. Until it wasn't. I could have done with Janny's sexual scene with another man. Especially because that man features in some way in the story to come. Why was it necessary?

One heck of cliffhanger made the next book a necessity. WTH was that?

Overall, I liked Kyle, tolerated Janny, and give this book 3 stars.


Quiver by Jacob Chance

Quiver (Quake #2)

They met under the most unusual circumstances and fell deeply in love. Their relationship thrived, despite all the secrets Kyle kept from Janny. When the sordid details of his betrayal were revealed in the worst way possible, he had to fight to win her back.

Now Kyle’s in the battle of his life and the obstacle in their path might be impossible to overcome. Will they continue working together and face the problem head on or…
will this be the one thing their love can’t survive?

Picking up right where the previous book left off, I wasn't left in limbo for long. Of course, everything works out in the end. However, there are a few bumps and scrapes along the way. For a huge chunk of this story, Kyle has partial amnesia, not remembering Janny or the love they share. To protect her feelings, he decides to push her away. What's the point of hanging onto a man who doesn't really care for you?

Kyle was a bit harsh, but understandable. Again, Janny with her new adultness overreacts and leaves herself open to the stalker who seeks to hurt Kyle in the worse way. How better to make him suffer than to torture the woman he loves? If only wannabe killer guy knew that Kyle had forgotten her!

Everything that happened in the grand scheme of things was quite predictable, but I enjoyed the way it unfolded. Still liked Kyle, liked Janny better in this one, and give this book 3 stars.


Delve by Jacob Chance

Delve (Quake #3; Delve #1)

He was my brother’s best friend.
He was seven years older than me.
He was a pig when it came to casual sex; indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style.
So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other?

She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time.
She was a good girl who avoided bad boys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do to her--to do with her. She was too young though and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted. I couldn’t corrupt her--taint her with my darkness. I knew it could never happen. It would never happen…
But it did.

Kyle's best friend, Derek, has been hungry for his little sister, Kenna, for years. After being told that she was off-limits, and her tender age being a factor, Derek did everything he could to keep his hands off her.

And while she was busy being in love with him for years, she believed they weren't meant to be and did everything to put him off. Sarcasm and acidity are great repellents!

And then one moment changed everything. One huge scare forced them to admit their feelings for each other and I loved the way the author captured it all. The push and pull, the denial, the acceptance... and the heat. Well done. I gave this book 3.5 stars.


Tied by Jacob Chance

Tied (Quake #3.5; Delve #1.5)

Seven years is a long time to wait to be with the person you know you were meant to be with.
My patience has reached its limit.
Kenna McKenzie needs to be mine forever and I’m not waiting any longer.
Fate has thrown too many obstacles in our path already.
The sooner I permanently tie her to me, the better.

Join Derek, Kenna and all their friends for a wild and thrilling wedding weekend in Sin City. What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but you never know who might be there...

If you haven't had enough of these characters, or are looking for more than a happy for now, than this is a must-read. Derek and Kenna get married, Kyle and Janny are there to celebrate, everyone is there (hello side characters including Janny's ex), and all's well with everyone. Or is it?

Honestly, this book was fluff and I can only give it 2 stars. However, I know the next book is about the villain and I'm excited to see what the author has done. Can he be redeemed?


Delude by Jacob Chance

Delude (Quake #4)

She wasn’t part of my original plan for revenge, but one glance at her and I was entranced. I followed her for weeks, observing her habits. I’ve been in her apartment numerous times, learning anything and everything I can about her. She’s become an obsession and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.

It’s only a matter of time before I have her where I want her...
on her knees and at my mercy.
Soon, there will be no secrets between us.

This was my favorite book of the series. It felt like everything that was missing came to be in this book. And yes, I fell for the bad guy. He tormented everyone. He did some disgusting and vile things. He was evil. Wasn't he?

After getting Zach's backstory, I felt a little bad for the guy. He was lost and confused and he needed one person to be in his corner. Doesn't everyone?

As for Lana, her story also made me feel. I had no clue as to the emotional turmoil she was suffering.

Were these two made for each other? I don't know. Although Zach left out huge chunks of his important story to her, his feelings for her were genuine. Could she love the man beneath the mask? I think so.

Most of it was predictable and yet I loved how the author achieved it.

Yeah, I'm a sucker for a bad boy. Even the sociopathic/psychotic ones it seems. This solid read deserved every one of its 4 stars.

Ruthless Bastard by Stacey Kennedy

April 04, 2020

Ruthless Bastard by Stacey Kennedy

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy delivers a riveting story about a former army ranger who will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves.

reputation by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

August 19, 2019

reputation by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

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A PERFECT PLAN by Alyssa Drake

June 23, 2019

a perfect plan by alyssa drakeAn opinionated tomboy must navigate the dangers of society, unaware her brother’s killer is lurking in her midst.

When her brother’s ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood–her brother’s best friend and her new guardian.

Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend’s death, Benjamin's intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience.

The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves or will murder ruin his perfect plan?

KICKIN' IT by Rachel Van Dyken

May 31, 2019

Love breaks the offside rule in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s irresistibly sexy Red Card romance.

Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?

Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.

Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.

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TIME by Penny Reid

April 17, 2019

A (brokenhearted) physicist.
Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician.
The worst has already happened.

Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are.

Just when she thinks things can't get any more confusing, Abram returns . . . What happens next? Only TIME will tell.

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Review: Space by Penny Reid

March 03, 2019

Space by Penny Reid
Release: March 11, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Best friend's sister
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat: It's coming (I hope)
Type: Laws of Physics #2; Hypothesis #2.2
Length: 200 pages
Format: eARC provided by Social Butterfly PR
Review of book 1, Motion - ★★★★☆

One week.
Private cabin.
Famous physicist.
Still an unrepentant slacker.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona’s meticulously planned allotment of relaxation is thrown into chaos by the unscheduled appearance of her older brother’s band of friends, including the one person she'd hoped to never face again. Abram still makes her feel entirely too much, which is one of the reasons she disappeared after their one week together. But now, trapped on a mountain of snow and things unspoken, Mona will have to find a way to coexist with Abram, chaos and all.

Review: Motion by Penny Reid

January 30, 2019

Motion by Penny Reid
One week.
Home alone.
Girl genius.
Unrepentant slacker.
Big lie.
What’s the worst that could happen?

Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn’t have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant.

Abram is a talented guy, a supremely gifted musician, and has absolutely nothing figured out, nor does he seem to care. He does what he feels, when he feels, and—in Mona’s opinion—he makes her feel entirely too much.

Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.

Review: The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend's Sister by Meghan Quinn

December 22, 2018

The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend's Sister by Meghan Quinn
How do you date your best friend's sister? Easy.

Step one: Pretend you want her to set you up with someone else. That will bring the two of you closer.

Step two: Go on date with lots of random women, proceed to get stupid drunk and talk about your best friend's sister, thus gaining the courage to finally make a move.

Step three: Randomly show up at her apartment and confess your love. Women love that, right?

It all seemed so simple. A fool-proof three step process that will guarantee the love of you life to fall madly in love with you.

At least--that's what I thought was going to happen. But my attempts to win over Julia Westin backfired in more ways than I can count. The thing about Julia? She's smart--really smart--and her wicked gaze cuts through all the charm I've tried slinging her way. She's not interested in games, my gifts, or my stories. She might want me too; but she's not giving in that easy...

ARC Review: Make You Mine by Tia Louise

November 29, 2018

Make You Mine by Tia Louise
A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away...

Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings.
I was too old to have them, so I left to join the military.

Four years passed.
Loss, injury, angry words I can never take back…
I’m home, but I’m not the same.
Neither is she.

Now she’s a woman with flashing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and gorgeous curves.
Still, she’s the same sweet smile, the same sassy mouth…
I could never say No to her before.

ARC Review: GORGEOUS by Kristy Marie

September 15, 2018

My name is Brecklyn Brannon, and I’m not who I claim to be.
A year ago, I packed up my promising life in the city for a man I saw only once.
Accepting a temporary job with Cade and four blazing hot veterans should have been my way in.
Except, Cade acts like he would rather be tortured than speak to me.
He can resist all he wants, but I made a promise that I intend to keep.
Even if it costs me everything.

I’ve watched her for over a year.
There’s something about her that seems familiar… but now that she’s living here for two weeks, I could care less what it is.
I just want her gone.
Breck is temptation personified, and some lines can't be crossed.
I'm Major Cade Jameson, and I made a promise, too.
One that I can't break.
No matter how hard IT gets.