A Canadian Mommy’s Love Of Hockey Books

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This Episode I will share with you a few of the Hockey book series and Authors that I love and continue to re read to this day.

 

The First Author I found was Kelly Jamieson and I love her Aces Hockey Series and Really do recommend it for a person who is not an overly large fan of hockey and either doesn’t want to learn or is willing to learn.

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/kellyjamieson

 

My Next Favourite and Go to Author is Sawyer Bennett, she has one series completed and another on the go and has 2 more books set to release in the new year so far.

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/sawyer_bennett

 

I love Samantha Whiskeys two series as well, they are steamy and sexy and just makes you want to find yourself a sexy AF NHL player. Her books are available on Kindle Unlimited.

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15294531.Samantha_Whiskey?from_search=true

(If this link doesn’t work let me know and I will add another)

We also have;

Jacob Chance : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15082696.Jacob_Chance

Maria Luis:https://www.goodreads.com/marialuisauthor

Rachel Gibson: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/33952.Rachel_Gibson?from_search=true

Odette Stone: https://www.goodreads.com/odette_stone

Brenda Rothert : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7010859.Brenda_Rothert?from_search=true

 

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-Ashton <3

REVIEW: Lip Smacker By Alison G. Bailey

SYNOPSIS

Logan Heath was the sweetest and most beautiful boy I had ever seen. He was popular, smart, and the star quarterback of Fort Johnson High. Every girl in school followed him around in hopes of getting his attention. I was no different, except that I admired Logan from afar. With him being a superstar junior and me being an awkward freshman at a new school, our coupling was a mere pipe dream.

Implementing my top-notch investigating skills I learned from reading The Nancy Drew Mysteries, I followed Logan’s life from high school through his college career, and then some. Fearing that my stalker-ish tendencies were becoming more of a mental health issue, I purposely lost track of him five years ago. I admit since that time I have thought of Logan. And when I say thought I mean he has popped into one or forty R-rated dreams of mine.

The day he walked into my bakery, butterflies fluttered in my stomach, tingles tingled my skin, and a sequence of R-rated dreams flashed through my head. But I was no longer that awkward teenager, too scared to speak to him. I had grown into a confident woman. A woman who wanted to admire Logan Heath up close and personal. Unfortunately, from the very beginning, Logan wanted something from me that I was not willing to give him.

MY REVIEW

* * I HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ADVANCE READERS COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *

I was intrigued by this book for one reason… She was online stalking her high school ex…. No I am not a crazy person who does that, but I knew it was going to spell hilariety.

I was honestly surprised that, that part was more of a lure than anything and focused more on the current events that are transpiring between Lip and Logan. But let’s not forget to mention that Hilariety does come in, and her name is Elipheleta, or Gram as she is affectionately known, and Lips name sake.

It is sweet, sassy and just a fun read, Logan comes in as the bad guy, the closer. which made me picture him as Gabriel Macht from Suits the whole book. Logan is sweet and really trying to just get Lip to see him and she still sees him as the cocky guy using their history to take her future from her.

There is a lot of sweet one on one moments and funny moments involving Gram and her old age lack of filter.

I do recommend this, for a fun easy read.

-Ashton <3

REVIEW: The Demise of A Self-Centered Playboy By Piper Rayne

SYNOPSIS

You might be wondering how you’ll know when your playboy ways are coming to an end. For some it might be an unexpected pregnancy (ahem… you know who), for others it might be finally landing the one woman you’ve always wanted (cough… I won’t mention any names). For me, it was the death of my mentor and the subsequent reading of their will.

The signs were there, they always are. But I didn’t notice them until it was too late, and my demise was complete.

Demise Sign #1 – You find yourself thrust into the land of responsibility and you don’t immediately hightail it out of town.

Demise Sign #2 – Despite being stuck with the world’s biggest Jekyll & Hyde, some sadistic part of you actually enjoys spending time with her.

Demise Sign #3 – Your family suddenly stops wanting to weigh in on every decision in your life.

Demise Sign #4 – Somehow you end up being the voice of reason in your tumultuous partnership.

Demise Sign #5 – You start thinking of other people before yourself.

Demise Sign #6 – You agree to put yourself in the middle of an Alaskan reality TV show that has both of you sleeping in the same tent.

Demise Complete.

MY REVIEW

** I WAS GIVEN AND ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW **

I was very much on the fence for this one after reading Savannah and Liam’s Story, I was very much against Denver and thought he was going to be the strangest and hardest story to get into, from where he was during Rome’s time to shine as well as Liams….

Glad to say that he has cracked the top 5 of my book boyfriends.. which seems to consist of A LOT of Piper Rayne Characters (#1 Garrett Single Dads Club, #2 Dom White Collar Cousins, #3 Jamie Outlander, #4 Tacker Arizona Vengeance, and #5 Denver #5 Baileys.)

I liked this book for so many reasons, you got to see more in the past couples and some parts make you feel so many feelings! I was sucked in right away, even though I went into this VERY apprehensive.

I love how they give you more insight into why Denver is they way he has always been, how big his heart truly is, and how he is kind of a big kid at heart still. I honestly love who is, and what brought him to how he is to this point, because it shows how much of a great person he is, and how the inner workings of his brain… well work.

I love that you also (FINALLY) get a bit more information on Kingston, as he seems to always be away playing firefighter hero. Now he has moved to the one that I am not sure if I am on pins and needles to learn more… or ya know… have another Denver Situation… BUT this isn’t about him…

I do recommend this book, even if you were like and a bit skeptical due to the picture that was painted before in previous books. You Will not be dissapointed!!

-Ashton <3

REVIEW: Connell By Samantha Whiskey

SYNOPSIS

I’m famous for two things—being one of the best defensemen in the NHL and my classic pranks.
My teammates always said one of my jokes would bite me in my Scottish arse one day, and they were right.
After a prank goes wrong, I’m sentenced to six weeks community service under none other than the sexy, rule-abiding, smart-mouthed city clerk of Sweet Water—Annabelle Clarke.

Lucky for me it’s offseason.
Unlucky for me?
I want Annabelle like I want my next breath.
She’s smart, luscious, and wound-tighter than a Scottish drum.
Och, I’d love to be the one to help loosen her strings.

She’s made it clear that while I’m under her employment, she won’t be under me.
The white-hot chemistry we can’t deny must be ignored at all costs.
But bantering with her is soon my favorite pastime
And she’s the sweetest forbidden fruit I’ve ever tasted

As we grow closer, one thing is absolutely clear
A summer with Annabelle Clarke can only end one of two ways:
Satisfaction or surrender.
And I can only hope we can weather the storm when the sky inevitably crashes down on us. 

REVIEW

** I WAS GIVEN AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW **

This series has been full of swoon worthy men who want nothing more to make their special ladies makes me love hockey more and the men on the Reapers.

Connell has had my interest peaked for since Axel, mainly because personally how many people from Scotland come over to play hockey and get in the NHL. Don’t jump all over me, I may have this love of hockey and a few teams but it is not my obsessive love, I know my teams and my player, that’s about it. ( Woot Got Oilers! ) I also love his joking nature, that to me shows he has a kind, playful heart which is shown here and his relationship with Annabelle, prior to it becoming a romantic relationship.

I love Annabelle because she is real on many levels, she is a fuller woman, and to me as bigger fuller woman, that is great to see in a book, and get the hot hockey player! She is also so confident, even though she shows some small bouts of self doubt. That shows she is normal and a great and relatable character.

Connell and Annabelle are sweet and honestly a dream couple, he is the best for her, the soft and funny to her hard and serious.

This whole series so far have the best Book Boyfriends that I am ready to steal.

-Ashton <3

RELEASE BLITZ: Demise Of A Self- Centered Playboy By Piper Rayne

DEMISE OF A SELF-CENTERED PLAYBOY 
THE BAILEYS #5
By Piper Rayne
Release Day: November 19

You might be wondering how you’ll know when your playboy ways are coming to an end. For some it might be an unexpected pregnancy (ahem… you know who), for others it might be finally landing the one woman you’ve always wanted (cough… I won’t mention any names). For me, it was the death of my mentor and the subsequent reading of their will.

The signs were there, they always are. But I didn’t notice them until it was too late, and my demise was complete.

Demise Sign #1 – You find yourself thrust into the land of responsibility and you don’t immediately hightail it out of town.

Demise Sign #2 – Despite being stuck with the world’s biggest Jekyll & Hyde, some sadistic part of you actually enjoys spending time with her.

Demise Sign #3 – Your family suddenly stops wanting to weigh in on every decision in your life.

Demise Sign #4 – Somehow you end up being the voice of reason in your tumultuous partnership.

Demise Sign #5 – You start thinking of other people before yourself.

Demise Sign #6 – You agree to put yourself in the middle of an Alaskan reality TV show that has both of you sleeping in the same tent.

Demise Complete.

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About the Author:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Welcome To My Madness

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Here it is Ladies and Gents….

The very first train wreck I mean Podcast by me, with editing and help from my fabulous Husband! 

I want to share a few links of the people and thinks I have talked about in this intro.

My Parenting blog can be found at http://www.ourpreemiefamily.ca my Book Blogging can be found at http://www.confessionsofareadinfreak.ca my Social media that I am on daily is 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confessions_of_a_reading_freak
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There is also the links for Piper Rayne
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Website: www.piperrayne.com


Please check them out and tune in next time.

-Ashton <3

 

REVIEW: Dirty Swedish Player By R.C. Stephens

SYNOPSIS

NHL hockey star Nils Karlsson is dealing with the aftermath of a drunken mistake. A pic of his cock along with the #bigstick has gone viral.

The managers of his NHL hockey team have placed him on probation and told him to find a girlfriend and settle down, but he doesn’t want to give up on his wicked ways.

When his former stepsister reappears in his life, she’s a picture of beauty, innocence and brains. She hates his guts, but he makes her an offer she can’t refuse . . .

Broke and desperate, Sierra Cole believes bad things happen in threes. Now she’s waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it does, in the form of her former hotter-than-hell stepbrother.

She hates him with a passion, but she’s in a bind and he’s willing to pay her to be his fake girlfriend. Easy, right?

Wrong.

His kisses are scorching hot and he plays her body like a perfectly tuned violin. Too bad he isn’t relationship material.

Will the nerd score the dirty Swedish player, or will this fake relationship end in heartbreak?

Book three in a series of standalones

MY REVIEW

** I WAS GIVEN AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW **

I am nothing, if not honest, and I was not sure I was going to like this one because when I started it, it seemed almost taboo. Step Siblings dating, the idea didn’t appeal to me in the slightest, but I have a slight, if not almost severe, Love for Hockey romance books. So I gave it a chance, and I was not let down in the slightest!

Nils is a broken man, let down by not only his abusive and terrible father, and an absent mother, when she was there and more so when she left him alone. Then when he is sent for to come to the USA to be with his mother, he cannot let go of that hurt. Her new family puts something new on him, a step sister, and one who has her own issues brought on by her own absent mother and over bearing father.

They are forced into an almost impossible situation of faking a relationship to help her, but it only did more damage. Fast forward a few years they are is different places, but still broken below the surface. They have not spoken for years, and they are forced back into the same impossible situation. But will there be changes?

I loved the sweet underlay and growth that is portrait in this book, on both parts, it is sweet to see a friend dynamic that supports both sides. As well as coming to terms with feelings and how friendships change and evolve into more.

-Ashton <3

RELEASE BLITZ: Sirens in Bliss By Lexi Blake

What happens after happily ever after?

Sirens in Bliss, an all-new sexy romance in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, is available now!

It’s the event of the year. The wedding of Leo and Wolf to their beautiful sub, Shelley McNamara, has all of Bliss up in arms—and makes everyone think about love and marriage and family.

Wolf and Leo have to deal with the sudden reappearance of their father. Rafe Kincaid is handed an opportunity that might take him and his family away from Bliss. Aidan, Lexi, and Lucas O’Malley find themselves at a crossroads in their marriage. And Stefan Talbot must face his biggest fear—possibly losing his wife in childbirth.

So come to the Feed Store Church, pick a seat, and enjoy the chaos as all your favorite characters from Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss, Colorado, come together for one eventful weekend.

And some of them may never be the same again.

Note: This is a reunion book, which shares an overall story arc and many crossover characters with the Texas Sirens and Nights in Bliss series. This is not a stand-alone.

Download your copy today!

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About Lexi Blake

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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REVIEW: Love You Now By M. Robinson

REVIEW: Love You Now By M. Robinson

SYNOPSIS

I should have told her everything.

How much I loved her.
How much I’ve always loved her.
But I didn’t.
I couldn’t.
I just wasn’t made that way.

Instead… I claimed her.
Teased her.
Taunted her.
Worshipped her.
Until… I broke her.

My best friend.
My savior.
My girl.

From my mind to my heart, to every single bone in my body.
She owned me.
I was hers.

Every look.
Every kiss.
Every touch.
Every tear.

It was always her.

The only thing I feared more than losing her was forgetting her.
I hated how much I needed her.

She was mine.
Always and forever.

I hated her then.

But Harley Jameson was about to find out how much…

I LOVED her now. 

MY REVIEW

** I WAS GIVEN AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW **

If I thought I had a book hangover from “Hate You Then” the first book in this Duet, it was nothing to the feels and emotions I felt in this one. The first book was setting the tone for the anguish and what is really going on in this part of Jackson and Harleys journey, and it makes me love them even more on so many different levels.

I love how there is so much more depth in this story and the twist and turns keep coming and they do make it an amazing read.

There is so much I want to talk about, but if I do I feel I will give away everything and anything…. Uhg!

I Will say that I love how this details how past mistakes from childhood can come back and rear their ugly head. It also shows really how people do grow up and change, priorities are different as you grow and you really see what is important in life.

I love this book, and I love that it is true love, soul mates and just an amazing Story for everyone to read!

-Ashton <3

REVIEW: Royal Disgrace By Elizabeth Lynx

SYNOPSIS

A future prince walks into her diner, pretending to be a pauper. Will one kiss cause all her dreams to come true?

Imagine for a moment being dumped by your boyfriend via paper airplane that hits you in the face. And, only minutes later, discover you’re being fired from a job you’ve had for years.

Sounds terrible, right? That’s my day, and it’s only Tuesday. Most of my life has been crappy like that but I refuse to let it get me down.

Hi, I’m Grace and I plan on following my dream no matter what gets in my way. What’s my dream? I think it’s opening an 80’s themed diner. That’s what my good friend told me since I love all things 80’s and diner food. It makes sense so why not?

The only obstacle I’ve come across is tall, with dark hair, an accent that will warm your, uh, heart, and desperate for a job at my diner.

I really wish I didn’t have to fire him.

I will level with you. I’m not who Grace thinks. She sees me as a cool, down-to-earth guy that is humble, caring, and one of the best employees at her diner. She also thinks my name is Nico Aster. I may have stretched the truth by a lot.

My formal title is Nicolas Aster Rowley Chillingham, current Duke of Ironlea and future Prince of Northern Cambria. After the holiday ceremonies and come the new year, I will officially be crowned Prince of Cambria. I’m desperate to get out of becoming a prince so I devise a plan to pretend to be an average guy looking for a job at a diner.

No one in Cambria will find me in the tiny restaurant in Chicago. I plan on returning to my home one day but when I’m ready. The only problem is the owner. The more times I spend getting to know her, the more I wonder if I ever want to go back.

MY REVIEW

** I RECEIVED AND ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW **

I was a bit skeptical that I would understand this book as it is book 5 in a series, and I will admit there was some parts that I didn’t really understand, but powered through for this fast track full of heart romance.

Have you ever been so sure of you path in life? Me neither and I have made career changes because I wanted and because I had too, I thought I had met the love of my life three different times but was only right once. This story is awesome because it starts with 2 different people on both sides of the world have come to cross roads, but unlike us they have more resources than we do to make the changed that are needed at that time.

Grace decides to embrace who she really is, and Nico decides to try and hide from himself, his family and the world. It is a sweet amazing fast pace romance that I love, and its a nice and awesome mom read, meaning you can read and cook, deal with kids (or husbands) and not get lost. You can follow it and fall in love with Nico and how he does try to what is best for Grace as much as he can.

The Feelings are there and you do feel the love the dilemmas as well as the other big feelings that come your way in this book. I recommend this book to anyone who loves cheesy 80’s movie references, fast pace romance and a real life Cinderella story. The steamy scenes are well worth the read as well.

-Ashton <3