Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas.
This is one thick . . . book.
Christmas just became a whole lot merrier...
TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology featuring titles by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochelle Paige is available NOW!
Publication Date: December 14th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Hot jocks. We love them all.
Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!
The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book.
The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.
*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.
One Good Man by Emma Scott
I’m not sure what I expected to read with this story, no that’s not true I expected a fluffy story about a spoilt entitled football player but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The author has packed so much in this novella, the characters, the story but what comes shining through for me is the emotion and the connection between the main characters.
Sin Bin by Mandi Beck
Jason is on an NHL player back home on a flying visit when he meets Stella a young woman who instantly he’s attracted to.
I liked Stella she may only be 20 but she’s a woman who knows scar she wants and that’s a night with Jason. This was an enjoyable sexy and hot quick romantic story.
Out of Formation by Ella Fox
This was an enjoyable read about Elena and Colin who have known each other for years and have danced around the chemistry between them.
It’s not an insta love story more like a love that has been slowly building and when Colin comes home bursts to life.
The End Zone by LJ Shen
I love the way the author writes her men, they set their sites on the woman they want and like a heat seeking missile they zero in on the target.
Jolie and Sage life long friends now college flat mates have an unshakable bond. Loved these two they are funny the banter was hilarious but can they cope when the dynamics of the relationship changes.
A great short story.
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Sin Bin by Mandi Beck 4 stars
Talk about a naughty time! What happens in the Sin Bin....yeah, you'll see! It's sweet, naughty and a perfect pick me up. On and off the ice it's hot!
Yard Sale by Charleigh Rose 4 stars
Oh yes, indeed! A hot tattooed bad boy snowboarder...(licking my lips, pardon me) with a filthy mind and a sinful body who just happens to specialize in orgasms. Honey, if you aren't reading it, you don't know what you're missing.
Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart 5 stars
Heartache, hurt, and bitterness weighing you down! Well just pick up the Makavoy plan and be on your way to hot mess central! It's not the best-laid plan but it seems to work for Ren... except it really isn't.
In true Kate Stewart fashion, Sweeping the Series wins the trophy. It's funny, has ridiculous- I mean absolutely ridiculous lying awesome shenanigans, and even has the feels. Anger, disgust, love, hope....you will feel it all in this quick hit.
Watch it because bases are loaded and you won't believe who comes off the bench...
Full Court Press by Kennedy Ryan 5 stars
Full Court Press is a second chance, one that might have been story. It has feels. It has lust. It has angst. It's sexy, sweet, and all sorts of delicious naughty but I have to say I think the best part was the timeline. I liked that it wasn't insta-love but insta-curious. There's just something about the build up and angst. Kennedy Ryan nailed this 5 star, I mean, 3 point jump shot!
Slapped Into Love by Rochelle Paige 4 stars
Hockey hottie and the girl who ghosted him...Yeah checked egos aren't happening. Or are they!?! Sexy and fun Slapped Into Love will keep you smiling.
Out of Formation by Ella Fox 4 stars
No conformity in this hot little number. Ella Fox has us panting for the new coach. Student teacher romance with a twist that isn't offered in most. It's sweet and all sorts of naughty.
Back In the Game by Meghan Quinn 5 stars
Perfection is Meghan Quinn's single dad hockey player. If my drool leaks through this review, I apologize but hot damn. Single dad hockey player....did you read that!?!
Let's try again!!! Hot, professional hockey playing single dad to a little girl...are you picking up what I'm putting down!?! Should I draw the lines...gorgeous, sweet, and loves kids!?! Sexy, brawny, and can tussle...in the sheets too..
I'm shaking my head at you if you haven't caught on yet. It's okay I will take deep breaths, shake out my arms, glare with my best evil eye, and show you the buy links. Do it!
Oh and that little hint about her next book and how it follows...epic tease.
One Good Man by Emma Scott 4 stars
I was pleasantly surprised by One Good Man. I have read and enjoyed Emma Scott before but I have a weird penchant for ignoring "recent historical" romances. So when I saw it took place in the 70s part of me cringed. No real explanation, just what happened. However, I loved One Good Man. Despite my weird aversion, I dove in. Doesn't hurt that there's a French hottie as the lead male...hello, Accent!
It's definitely more serious in nature than some of the others in the anthology but no less fitting. It has its own brand of intensity and it's well written. I may have even smirked. I totally did. Adrian will bring everyone to their knees. One cocky smirk at a time.
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney 5 stars
Switch Hitter is all kinds of mischief. It's the perfect difficult situation. Forget older brother's best friend taboo. Twin sisters boyfriend takes the cake. Especially when he's a Latino hottie who would whisper naughty things...too bad he isn't yours.
The End Zone by LJ Shen 5 stars
The End Zone is better than the friend zone. Jolie knows all about being stuck in the friend zone. Years of pining and lusting after her bestie have made her adept at navigating it. But now things seem to be changing...
This sweet little morsel is full of everything a full sized book has. I love when novella pack just as much punch as a full-size novel.
reviewed for Naughty Book Blog and Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Meet the authors:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.
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A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys. From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books. I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.
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Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer. A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.
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I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.
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We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have--without filters. Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.
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When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.
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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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A BLONDE AT HEART Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.
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Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she's written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense. She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.
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