Tag: sports romance


REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks #2) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s  Review 3 Stars!! I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the continuation of Xavier and Anna’s love story. The overall story was good, just not as great as I was hoping for. This picks up right where Phenomenal X left off, I found the multiple storylines a bit dramatic at times and there were just too many obstacles thrown in X and Anna’s way, along with too much self-doubt for both of them. X’s self-loathing was just plain sad and I missed the over confidentA cocky alpha he was in Phenomenal X! “You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me—my angel—my everything, and I’ll never let you go […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review Rewind: Taking a Shot (Play by Play #3) BY Jaci Burton

Review Rewind: Taking a Shot (Play by Play #3) BY Jaci Burton

Karla’s Review  5 Stars! I absolutely LOVED it!! In my opinion, the best book in the series. I understand that quite a few reviews have expressed their annoyance or dislike for Jenna, but once she explained herself, I was on board with her feelings. I had my issues with her too, but as I continued to read and the big picture presented itself, it made sense and I gave her my sympathy. She never once laid blame on Ty for anything and always reprimanded herself when her actions towards him were unacceptable, unfortunately only in her head. Was it right how she treated him?! No, but then there would have been no drama. […]

Posted July 21, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

REVIEW: Phenomenal X  (Hard Knocks #1) by Michelle A. Valentine

Dorsey’s Review 4 Phenomenal Stars!! Xavier “Phenomenal X” Cold is a bad boy who meets a good girl, Anna Cortez, on a plane from Portland to Detroit and the chemistry between them was off the charts from beginning to end!!! Sheltered 21 yr old Anna leaves home and abandons her fiancé, a fiancé her father has chosen, because of her controlling and abusive father. Little did she know how much her life will change…. Xavier Cold is Wrestling’s resident playboy bad boy. He knows his appeal and has no problem using it to pick up women. When there is a commotion on the plane she realizes that arriving passenger Xavier is […]

Posted July 20, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Kristen’s Review 4 Stars! I loved The Perfect Play. It’s very erotic, emotional, and captivating. The characters are richly developed and the plot, though somewhat cliché, is engaging and fun to read. I really love this book! The characters are fantastic and realistic.  Mick and Tara, the hero and heroine, are full of flaws and strengths. I easily believed in their struggles, in their triumphs, and in their relationship. There’s enormous chemistry between the two, and I simply couldn’t get enough them. I thoroughly enjoyed Tara’s son Nathan. The author captured the essences of a teenage boy. Nathan was delightful and brought many humorous moments to the book. I especially enjoyed the mother/son […]

Posted January 13, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Power Play (Pilot’s Hockey #2) by Sophia Henry

Review: Power Play (Pilot’s Hockey #2) by Sophia Henry

Steffi’s Review Not usually being a fan of YA/NA, I was introduced to the Pilot’s Hockey series because the blurb of book one, Delayed Penalty caught my attention. Not only did I love Auden and Sasha in Delayed Penalty, it made me very curious about Logan. While her characters are young, Sophia Henry gives them a grown up and responsible voice which I really appreciate. Gabriella’s family owns several produce shops and market stalls as well as a recently opened local artisan shop in Detroit. Logan’s family has gotten their produce from the Bertucci’s since he was in diapers and they’ve casually known each other all their lives. When Gabriella’s father has […]

Posted March 10, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Hurricane (The Hurricane #1) by R.J. Prescott

Review: The Hurricane (The Hurricane #1) by R.J. Prescott

Dorsey’s Review 4 Fighting for Love Stars!!! The Hurricane begins with Emily, a university student working as a waitress in a diner, and very obviously trying hard not to be noticed. She’s running from her horrific past and trying to stay free, so she keeps her head down, rarely makes eye contact, and never makes acquaintances. But that all changes when she befriends a cranky old man she waits on daily, then one day in walks a scary handsome man who she shows the first signs of life for. Cormac “The Hurricane” O’Connell is a fighter at the gym Danny owns, and when he meets Emily his whole world changes. “She […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Play (Completion #1) by Holly S. Roberts

Play (Completion #1) by Holly S. Roberts

What it’s about When Killian MacGregor, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, eyes the perfect pair of female legs, he spends an hour tracking the gorgeous woman in a room filled with rowdy teammates until one gets out of line. Rebecca Cavanaugh, a long distance runner for the state team, intimidates boys and men with her quick wit and majestic height. The pre-season jock party isn’t her scene, but she’s roped into attending to provide her sister a sober ride home. Hiding in the kitchen to avoid the athletic sex fest, a drunken thug forces Rebecca to her knees, and waves a giant ding-dong in her face. Before Rebecca can extricate […]

Posted November 8, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

The End Game by Kate McCarthy

The End Game by Kate McCarthy

What it’s about “Professional athletes are pillars of their respective communities. They are heroes in the eyes of boys and girls and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that positively represents their community.” The public loves a good scandal. Seeing someone fall from the pinnacle of success makes a great headline. No one knows that better than I do. What started out as a promising career in college football, spiraled into scandal and shame.  But being a hero is easier said than done. Especially when there are those who expected to see the great Brody Madden fail. I craved nothing except being the best—willing to do anything to prove […]

Posted September 26, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Quickie Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Quickie Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

What it’s about “Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.” When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to. It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies. Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti […]

Posted July 19, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Across The Line (In The Zone #2) by Kate Willoughby

Across The Line (In The Zone #2) by Kate Willoughby

What it’s about Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he’s determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother’s shadow. For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling. Becca and Calder can’t keep their hands off each […]

Posted August 6, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments