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I just finished this book and can’t wait to tell you what I think…. read the blurb and I will tell you why this book made me cry below!!!


Talking Dirty With the Player by Jackie Ashenden

Up-and-coming photographer Judith Ashton is pretty sure she has everything in her life under control. That is, until a blast from the past comes back to taunt her, in the shape of Caleb Steele, her older brother’s best friend–the same man who broke her heart eight years ago. Their chemistry is combustible, but she’s been fooled once by this player, and she’s not going there again.

To pro rugby player Caleb, Judith has always been Kryptonite, but his former playboy lifestyle is the last thing she wants to be involved in, and he can’t blame her. In the midst of her brother’s threats to back off, and the deal of his career sending him far away from her, he knows he’s playing with fire. And this is one game he’s going to lose.

Talking Dirty With the Player by Jackie Ashenden

4.5 Hockeystyxxx

Judith Ashton loved her new sister inlaw but her idea of a fun wedding and anyone else’s was not the same. Who chose to set their wedding up as a live video game with guests playing laser tag? And how was she going to get through the night with the one man she had given her heart to standing up beside her. Getting closer to the sexy as hell Caleb was not her plan. They had once been friends and then more than friends before he broke her teenage heart. She couldn’t let her desires come in to play again no matter how much she wanted just one more chance to win his heart.
Caleb Steele had no qualms shooting Jude in the back. Well in the game anyway. Truthfully hurting her before had been the one regret he still carried with him to this day. But being close to her again and now back in New Zealand, after playing rugby in England, he missed teasing his sweet babycakes. No, she could have been his, but he knew hurting her that morning after they had been together was the best thing to do for them both. Getting her to shoot the charity calendar was not an easy task but somehow even with their history she said yes but on her terms. Terms that both of them had a hard time accepting.
Rugby players! Yummmmmm. There are not enough books with sexy hunky rugby players so when given a chance to review this one I was prepared to tackle whoever I needed to in order to get my hands on it. For fans of romance who are not ‘sportys’ no worries. There is not a lot of technical sports jargon within. (For me I wish that there had been more!) Jude has been hurt by this man before. Although she doesn’t come out and say it I think that he is the only man she let get close enough to her to cause pain or to even touch her. Caleb has his reasons for the pushme-pullyou connection with Jude but it is when he pushes her aside and her subsequent pleas for clarity that this story totally broke me down to a blubbering idiot. I admit I do not always pick up a contemporary read as my first choice but I was more than pleased with this book. Well done!


Title: Talking Dirty With the Player
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
Length: 182 pages
Release Date: August 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-176-3
Imprint: Indulgence

Take Me at the Ball Game by Cassandra Carr

An EC for Men Quickie

4 Hockeystyxxx

JT Lovejoy had to scramble to make his deadline after the baseball team he covered for the local paper went into extra innings.  The tempting sight of the young intern in charge of handing out the lineups and stats before the game and generally being there for anything the reporters needed during the game made him happy she couldn’t see how hard she had him by just walking around the room.  Cockily telling her he wanted her might not be a great idea for his continued career but an old guy could hope and fantasize.  When Sydney went to her knees in front of him she blew more than his mind and during the following road trip it was hard to keep his mind on stats, strikes and home runs and what would happen the next time he took his seat in the media room.  Back on home turf, it was all he could do to keep his mind focused on the game especially with Sydney waiting on the men and the cocky young reporter nosing in to his space.  Getting caught with his pants down, JT deals with the threat and lets Syd know she is safe from the pricks machinations.  JT is prepared to go to the far wall to protect her but when Syd lets him know that she wants to stay in the game despite their interruption there is nothing that can keep him from going for the home run and hoping for many a late night turns at bat.

Hot.  Sizzling.  Naughty. This EC for Men Quickie is not for men only. It is short and sweet and sexy as hell. JT is an old dog reporter who can’t help himself from blurting out to the sexy intern that she was a part of his fantasy.  Sydney didn’t want a boyfriend or a boy for that matter.  She wanted a man with benefits and JT more than fulfilled that position.  Taking a risk at the ball park they find a way to feed both of their needs and when no one gets hurt they allow themselves to play a game that gives them both pleasures beyond their imaginations.




Taught by Jenna Owens

An EC for Men Quickie

4 Hockeystyxxx

Dr. Collins loved his job, especially in the Spring and Summer when his primarily female students were wearing less and less to deal with the heat of the season, leaving more than a full view of their assets and loads of opportunity to indulge in his fantasies of pleasuring them all.  Elizabeth was one fantasy that was more vivid than the rest and when the final bell rang he knew that once in his office he was going to take advantage of some private time alone.  Never did he expect to look up and see the vision in his mind in front of him and when she demands to see what he is up to he takes his chance at ever getting tenure in his hands and allows her to add fuel to his imagination and lend a hand.  When Elizabeth gives him a taste and promises more but can he take a chance that he will pass her test and give him memories to last throughout the summer until the next semester brings in a new class of ladies looking for a professor to teach them everything he knows.

I enjoyed this little novella despite not being anywhere near the target audience that the author and publisher had intended.  As a book in the Ellora’s Cave for Men series it more than delivers a sexy, sinful, naughty fantasy for men but I found it all of the above and a very entertaining and well written read.  Dr. Collins is not your typical hero, in fact he is probably not the best depiction of an educator but as fantasy goes it totally hits its mark.  Come on, who hasn’t one time or another fantasized about having their way with a sexy teacher that every girl in the class wants a piece of.


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This month I decided to jump in and go for it.  This book in my head has been jumping around there for over two years and it was begging to be let out.  Little did I know it would actually come out in the form of a pretty good impression of a real book.  Nobody else had tried it, and I kinda had been waiting for someone else to do it so I wouldn’t have to put myself out there and try it myself, so I put fingers to keyboard and came up with the first in what I hope to be a series of paranormal hockey romance books.  I am not done yet.  There is almost a week left to go and I just crested the 43K today.  One of the things I found out is that I write best between 11pm and 3am.  Not too good if you care to get some sleep in your night… or day.  LOL  In any case it is coming along pretty good.  I gave it to three very talented beta readers at different points in the story and I think their comments helped me quite a bit as I edited and reformed my writing around their suggestions which were right on.  I am not going to give too many spoilers but here is the blurb I wrote the first day to describe my idea for the book.  I am proud to say it is pretty much still on the same track as I had planned.  In addition to their help with this book I have already been prompted to get moving on books two and three thanks to a couple of secondary characters who are demanding their stories too…… damn sometimes these heroes and heroines are a bit cranky when it comes to getting their piece of the fun.  Thanks Cassandra, Stacey and Marnie (THE DEMANDING ONE) for helping me along.

Here is my blurb…

Xander Nikitin has been playing the game he loves for his entire life and despite the acceptance of supernaturals by the human population the world has yet to find out that the PHL was not your ordinary hockey league. As the league begins its media blitz after their  “outing” he can finally make some changes in his life.  Changes that include exploring a few of the tempting morsels that come out to support the team; especially the curvy new PR assistant who makes him dream of a more permanent connection.
Maddie Avon had always wanted to be a part of a team but thanks to a mother who thought that girls should wear dresses and not jerseys she never had the chance to play.  With the perfect job opening up with the Phantoms, Maddie hopes to not only be a part of the team but get a little closer to the sexy players; especially the sexy as sin captain who spends an awful lot of time in her fantasies.




Close Contact by Cassandra Carr Cristal Ryder and Cindy Carr

4 Hockeystyxxx

Serving Ace by Cassandra Carr

Callum Giovanni might still get to play the game that he had made a career out of but at least making some money teaching the wee brats from the country-club set.  Not that it made him feel any better when he had to watch guys he had beaten continue to play in the most prestigious tennis championships in the world.  The beautiful woman knew what she was doing on the court so he needed to find out exactly what she wanted him to teach her trying to ignore what certain body parts wanted to teach her to wait out her answer.

Adriana Macy knew who Cal Giovanni was and it wasn’t a coincidence that she was going to be his new student.  She knew more than the basics but if it meant getting closer to her fantasy man she would take the racket back up.  When he asked her outright what she wanted from his lessons she found it hard not to blush.  She wanted lessons from Cal alright but the lessons she desired were not necessarily on the court.

Playing Through by Cristal Ryder

Lexie was having a hard time keeping her hands off her sexy cowboy student but she had to keep it professional at least while giving golf lessons.  It was hard though when the man made her want to forget the game and play through with a very different kind of game.  The storm that came up on them fast left them scrambling for shelter and finding that the power of the rain and wind had nothing on the power of the connection they made in the caddie shack.

Jay Teller had wanted private lessons although his sexy coach was more than a little distracting.  Slowly taking over not only the driving of the cart but their dynamic he was moving her closer to where he wanted her if not for the storm approaching maybe he would get a hole in one today after all.  Driving the cart was only a start and when they had to snuggle under the shelter from the storm he was going to show her that he was a quick learner and teach her a few lessons of his own.

Up to the Hilt by Cindy Carr

Sebastian Como had gotten the details about his latest student before she walked in.  Impulsive, insubordinate, overly aggressive to name a few but they never told him how drop dead sexy she was.   And how hard it would be to keep himself from touching her with his blade and not the one he used in the Olympics.

Rina Rogers hoped that this latest instructor had the skill to teach her what she needed to know.  She was close to her dream of making it to the Olympics and she needed someone skilled enough to take her to the highest level.  Too bad looking at him made her think of taking him to bed instead of onto the mat.  She needed to hone her natural skill and Sebastian not only could teach her how to score the winning touch but could teach her to accept his touch like no one had ever done before.

I really enjoyed these three sports “heroes” and the way the authors found their “voices”.  Cal had that little bit of Scottish brogue, Jay had that cowboy drawl, and Sebastian with his sexy Italian accent and all three were down right drool worthy jocks in their own right.  Their daring partners knew what they wanted and went after it including taking a chance to find their pleasures in less than safe and secure locations.  Whether out in the open where anyone could come in or in a place that does not allow for total privacy; these ladies and their men take what they need from each other and scored points for individuality and intensity in winning the game of love.

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