Beauty and the Baller

Beauty and the Baller
  • Author : Ilsa Madden-Mills
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2022-03-29
  • ISBN : 1542034787

Beauty and the Baller Book Review:

An NFL quarterback turned small-town coach gets sacked by a Texas beauty queen in this swoony, passionate romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills. Gorgeous, talented, and brilliant, NFL quarterback Ronan Smith has the world in his hands. But after losing his career and his fiancée in a car accident, he falls into a pit of grief and bad choices. When a mysterious girl shows up to his party, he feels drawn to her and makes her his...for one night. Former beauty queen Nova Morgan is on a mission. Scantily clad as a princess from a galaxy far, far away, she sneaks into a high-profile party to capture the attention of her favorite quarterback. But her hopes crash after an awful one-night stand. Fast-forward two years. Broke and desperate, Nova returns home to Blue Belle, Texas, where, by a cosmic twist of fate, her broody neighbor is none other than Ronan, the shiny new football coach everyone adores. But he has no idea who she is. The booster club keeps shoving women at Ronan to keep him in town. His solution? He proposes fake dating to Nova. But things heat up for real under these Friday-night lights when he realizes she's the one who slipped away. Has this jaded beauty found her forever baller, or will his past keep them apart?

The Perfect Pitch

The Perfect Pitch
  • Author : Samantha Lind
  • Publisher : Samantha Lind
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2020-02-20
  • ISBN :

The Perfect Pitch Book Review:

Derek The sound of the gavel crashing down, Has my life flashing before my eyes. Learning to play ball. Falling in love, Marrying an incredible woman and starting a family Becoming a starting pitcher for the Indianapolis Lightning. Everything I ever wanted... Until I struck out. The same success that gave me the life I dreamed of, Took it all away. I'd do anything for a second chance, Even throw the perfect pitch. Jillian A signature on a piece of paper... It binds you to someone, or it can tear them away. It broke my heart to file the papers. Gutted me to sign them. But this isn't the life I envisioned. Tired of competing to be his number one priority, I had to walk away from the man I loved. I needed to be strong for our girls, for me. Life goes on. People can change. Now he wants a second chance. But can I forgive the man who threw it all away, and trust that he won’t do it again?

Trying to Score

Trying to Score
  • Author : Kendall Ryan
  • Publisher : Kendall Ryan
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN :

Trying to Score Book Review:

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive ... Double check. Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners. But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn't have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it. Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most? Is me. Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He's a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She's a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy! Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is perfect for you!

Bird Brother

Bird Brother
  • Author : Rodney Stotts,Kate Pipkin
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2022-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781642831740

Bird Brother Book Review:

In Bird Brother, Rodney Stotts shares his unlikely journey to becoming a conservationist and one of America's few Black master falconers. Rodney grew up in Washington, D.C. during the crack epidemic, with guns, drugs, and the threat of incarceration affecting the lives of everyone he knew. He was no exception, but he was also employed by the newly founded Earth Conservation Corps, helping to restore and conserve the polluted Anacostia River. This work eventually sent his life in a different direction, as he began to train to become a master falconer and to develop his own raptor education program and sanctuary. Eye-opening, witty, and moving, Bird Brother is a testament to the healing power of nature, and a reminder that no matter how much heartbreak we've endured, we still have the capacity to give back to our communities and follow our dreams.

Grinder

Grinder
  • Author : Samantha Whiskey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-07-06
  • ISBN : 0997346450

Grinder Book Review:

Gage McPherson was the Seattle Shark's best Grinder, until he shattered his shoulder last season. Time heals all wounds...but the heartbroken single dad has more than his share of trust issues. The playboy only lets one girl close to his iced-over heart--his pint-sized daughter who's the center of his world. She's the only thing more important to him than hockey, and he trusts no one with her...except me.We've been friends since we were kids, and I love his daughter like she's my own, so what's the easiest solution to help Gage out? Move in and be his live-in nanny for the season. As far as she goes, the arrangement is perfect. But her drop-dead-sexy father? Frustrating on every possible level.There is a thick, professional line drawn between us by his own hand, and despite understanding the terms, my body is practically begging him to cross it. Our chemistry is off the charts, but one misstep, and we could hurt the one person we love most. This game is all-or-nothing. Can I risk my heart on a guy who is known for the shut-out, on and off the ice?

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training
  • Author : Moritz Schumann,Bent R. Rønnestad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2018-10-31
  • ISBN : 9783319755472

Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training Book Review:

This book provides an extensive guide for exercise and health professionals, students, scientists, sport coaches, athletes of various sports and those with a general interest in concurrent aerobic and strength training. Following a brief historical overview of the past decades of research on concurrent training, in section 1 the epigenetic as well as physiological and neuromuscular differences of aerobic and strength training are discussed. Thereafter, section 2 aims at providing an up-to-date analysis of existing explanations for the interference phenomenon, while in section 3 the training-methodological difficulties of combined aerobic and strength training are elucidated. In section 4 and 5, the theoretical considerations reviewed in previous sections will then be practically applied to specific populations, ranging from children and elderly to athletes of various sports. Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training: Scientific Basics and Practical Applications is a novel book on one of the “hot topics” of exercise training. The Editors' highest priority is to make this book an easily understandable and at the same time scientifically supported guide for the daily practice.

Motorized Obsessions

Motorized Obsessions
  • Author : Paul R. Josephson
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2007-09-02
  • ISBN : 0801886414

Motorized Obsessions Book Review:

2008 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine From dirt bikes and jet skis to weed wackers and snowblowers, machines powered by small gas engines have become a permanent—and loud—fixture in American culture. But fifty years of high-speed fun and pristine lawns have not come without cost. In the first comprehensive history of the small-bore engine and the technology it powers, Paul R. Josephson explores the political, environmental, and public health issues surrounding one of America's most dangerous pastimes. Each chapter tells the story of an ecosystem within the United States and the devices that wreak havoc on it—personal watercraft (PWCs) on inland lakes and rivers; all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in deserts and forests; lawn mowers and leaf blowers in suburbia. In addition to environmental impacts, Josephson discusses the development and promotion of these technologies, the legal and regulatory efforts made to improve their safety and environmental soundness, and the role of owners' clubs in encouraging responsible operation. Synthesizing information from medical journals, recent environmental research, nongovernmental organizations, and manufacturers, Josephson's compelling history leads to one irrefutable conclusion: these machines cannot be operated without loss of life and loss of habitat.

Bliss

Bliss
  • Author : Kaylee Ryan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-07-16
  • ISBN : 1949151301

Bliss Book Review:

Checked

Checked
  • Author : Jacob Chance
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2019-09-03
  • ISBN : 1690829214

Checked Book Review:

They call him 'Wilde Man'. Rumor has it he's an animal on the ice and between the sheets.Like the rest of the female population, I've been crushing on Clancy Wilde, the captain of Boston University's hockey team, since the first time I saw him. Big, blond, and charming, he ticks all the boxes. When we find ourselves at a wedding, drunk and flirting, I know I can finally check this tattooed, bad boy, hockey player off my wish list.One night is all it was meant to be, until I see two pink lines on the pregnancy test. How did the notch on my belt turn into a ball and chain?

Logan

Logan
  • Author : Samantha Whiskey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 255
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1676392939

Logan Book Review:

As the best offensive defenseman in the NHL, you’d think my skills would get more notice than my face. Ridiculous, but I’ve been dubbed the “pretty boy” since rookie year. Pair the looks with my multi-million-dollar career, and it’s a recipe to get used. I’ve been burned before, and it’s never happening again. Then I meet Delaney Collins—Charleston’s impossibly sexy librarian. She’s brilliant, funny, and the chemistry between us crackles every time we touch. But she doesn’t have a clue who I am. Delaney treats me like a normal person, seeing straight to the heart of me. And all it wants is her. Only problem? She hates celebrity athletes. Her own dark past has ensured she’ll never take a chance on one again. But the deeper we get, the harder it is for me to admit what I do on the ice. All I’ve ever wanted is for someone to love me for me—not the paycheck, the fame, or the face. But I’m not sure love will be enough to save us when the truth comes out. --Back cover.

Pucking Parker

Pucking Parker
  • Author : Jillian Quinn
  • Publisher : Face-Office Legacy
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2019-01-04
  • ISBN : 1793143501

Pucking Parker Book Review:

I'm the coach's daughter.He's my dad's favorite player...And completely off-limits.The first time I met Preston Parker, I slammed face first into his wet, chiseled abs. In the men's locker room, of all places. I did the world's longest walk of shame in front of dozens of hockey players. As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, Mr. MVP gave me one of his killer smirks, right before dropping his towel in front of me. Just to prove a point. That no woman can resist him. Not even me.Now, I can't stop thinking about Parker and his lickable abs. He keeps finding ways to see me, touch me. And I find myself wanting to break my dad's rules about his players. Rules I never break for a reason. Because falling for a player like Parker... was never part of the plan.Are you ready to meet the next generation of hockey players who will make you laugh, blush, and fan yourself? Each book in the Face-Off Legacy Series is a full-length standalone novel that can be read in any order, complete with a HEA and plenty of laughs. Scroll up to get your copy today!

Crimson Warrior

Crimson Warrior
  • Author : Samantha Whiskey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9798521821396

Crimson Warrior Book Review:

There’s one bed and she’s my best friend... For over two centuries, I’ve been the king’s assassin—his master of combat. It’s my job to strategize and to train potential warriors, but I’ve never looked at any of them the way I look at Olivia—my best friend. She’s all subtle curves, rich chocolate eyes, and as deadly as she is sexy. With a new war knocking at our borders, the king orders us to awaken the Hunters—six of the world’s most lethal vampires. Olivia’s family has guarded them for almost as long as she’s kept her secret from her parents: She’s not some docile, mated lady-in-waiting, she’s actually a royal bodyguard. But to convince her archaic family to wake the Hunters, Olivia has to come home with her mate. No problem. How hard can it be to fake it for a couple of weeks? But the line between pretending and reality quickly gets blurred. The longer we play the part, the more I realize that Olivia and I are a perfect match. Now I’m not only battling a nefarious plot against us, but my own primal urges to claim Olivia. I might be the most lethal vampire on the planet, but she’s the only one who can bring me to my knees. And when I’m forced to choose between my heart and my duty, everything we’ve worked for could come crashing down.

Forbidden on Ice

Forbidden on Ice
  • Author : S. R. Grey
  • Publisher : Boys of Winter
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 2020-02-23
  • ISBN : 173254588X

Forbidden on Ice Book Review:

They say that which is forbidden tastes the sweetest. And you know what?It is abso-effin-lutely true. My name is Blake Cavaletti, and I was recently traded to the Las Vegas Wolves hockey team. But before the season even started, I met the coolest girl. Her name is Noelle, and she's hot as sin.Too bad it may now end before it even begins. See, I just found out the girl I like so much is my teammate Noel Sandlund's twin sister.Talk about messed up He's a friend of mine and uber-protective of his sister. Man, how did I not see the resemblance? Must've been Noelle's amazing boobs and fabulous ass that threw me off. Or maybe it's because she's so perfect for me. Somehow, though, I don't think that'll fly with Noel. No, he's probably going to kill me when he finds out. That's why he can never learn the truth.Not until I prove myself-to the team, to Noelle, and to her protective brother. Before it all blows up. Forbidden on Ice is the eighth novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

The War on Freedom

The War on Freedom
  • Author : Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
  • Publisher : Progressive Press
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0930852400

The War on Freedom Book Review:

With its double-edged title, The War on Freedom traces the 9/11 plot back years before the Bush administration. The recipe for such an outrage appeared thinly veiled in a 1997 study by Zbigniew Brzezinski, who proclaimed the imperative to occupy Central Asia - although there was no way to mobilize political support, "except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." Done on 911! From there, the plot thickens to the consistency of cement. FBI agents knew in advance all key details of the WTC bombing. The idea of using planes as bombs was first hatched by the CIA itself in 1993. Intriguing business connections between the bin Laden and Bush families. Al-Qaeda was completely infiltrated by Western intelligence, the CIA itself supplied the encryption for bin Laden's communications. Amazing arrangements were made to allow the hijackers to attend flight schools and even terrorist training at CIA facilities in the U.S. An excess of treachery.

Kane

Kane
  • Author : Jillian Quinn
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2018-03-24
  • ISBN : 1986805018

Kane Book Review:

He has an ego the size of his... stick. Six years after entering the NHL, my past still haunts me. But everything changes when I meet a feisty sports reporter who challenges me at every turn. I should leave her alone and spare her the drama that comes with my life outside the rink. But I can't keep my hands off her. So, we make a deal. She wants an exclusive that could expose my secrets to the world, secrets that are not just mine. When I'd agreed to the interview, I had every intention for it to end with her in my bed. But I didn't expect the quirky blonde who writes about hockey players and their big sticks to hit me the hardest.

Boss Man Bridegroom

Boss Man Bridegroom
  • Author : Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2020-01-21
  • ISBN : 9798602455717

Boss Man Bridegroom Book Review:

"Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes...How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer. Just . . . how? How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that she’s chaos in color - making me crazy and my life better at the same time? I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with this ridiculous scheme I suggested. Yes, I suggested. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her? Confused? Don’t worry, so am I. But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom. --

Bruiser

Bruiser
  • Author : Samantha Whiskey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-01-14
  • ISBN : 1946356778

Bruiser Book Review:

I'm the Seattle Shark's newest Bruiser.The fighter. The protector. On the ice, I end the battles others start.Off the ice, I'm just trying to keep my name out of the tabloids.After all, that's what got me traded from Ontario.Donating to a Big Brother program for the good press was easy.But then I meet Elliot, the ten-year-old spitfire who lives for sarcasm and hockey, and I can't help but volunteer to mentor her.That is, if her mom will let me.I've wanted Shea Lansing from the moment we met last season.She's an incredible single mom.Sexy, sharp, stubborn, and hates hockey almost as much as she despises violence: A.K.A¿.me.Her past is darker than mine, and she'll do anything to ensure it never touches her daughter. Mentoring Elliot has Shea and I crossing paths-and wires.Our connection is electric. Undeniable. Unstoppable.But when her past comes back to haunt her, I'll have to lay everything on the line to keep them.I'm used to violence on the ice, but fighting for what I love? That's a whole different kind of game.One that could ruin us in the end.

Keeper

Keeper
  • Author : Amy Daws
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-09-07
  • ISBN : 1944565116

Keeper Book Review:

They were best friends until they became roommates. Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own. As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention. Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University. Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker's youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets. Secrets that Booker is desperate to know. Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.

Enforcer

Enforcer
  • Author : Samantha Whiskey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 1946356956

Enforcer Book Review:

As the Seattle Sharks number one Enforcer, nothing means more to me than hockey. I live and breathe the game. But when my short-temper gets me into one too many late night brawls, Coach threatens to bench me if I don't clean up my act. It'll take more than me changing my nightlife--the media needs this bad boy to go good. Paige Turner--the gorgeous, off-limits best friend of my bro's fiancée--has the solution. About to take over as acting CEO of her family's multi-billion-dollar corporation, she'll have to sign a morality clause basically kissing any wild-life she wanted goodbye. Her proposition? I, Rory Jackson--the panty dropper and bed hopper of the Sharks--give her an exclusive relationship for three entire months. Her wholesome image will only brighten my dark one in the press' eyes, and I can help her check off some wicked naughty tasks on her very specific dirty-girl bucket list. If I screw up and get arrested again, she'll lose everything she's worked her entire life for, but what terrifies me most? At the end of the three months, I won't want to let her go, and with that morality clause--she can't keep me.

Our Way

Our Way
  • Author : T L Swan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2020-07-30
  • ISBN : 9798670710282

Our Way Book Review:

Nathan Mercer, the only man in my life.Loving him was never an option.We met ten years ago, when we started at the same company on the same day. Both new in town and with nobody else to rely on, we quickly became friends.And while Nathan went on to rule San Francisco, I'm still doing the same job with the same people.We finish each other's sentences, we spend Christmas together and he sleeps at my house more than his.He's beautiful.... beyond belief.In another life, he's probably my soul mate.However, lately things have changed. He's started looking at me differently.His eyes drop to my lips as I speak.His hugs are tighter.... longer.Our fights are more passionate, his jealousy insane.I know it's all in my head....it has to be.They say to never love someone who treats you like you're ordinary.I don't. To him I'm a queen.But our story is complicated.And as much as I love Nathan Mercer with all of my heart. . .He's the one man I can never have.