160,000 words, 5 novellas, athletes and the women who love them.
Author: Shayne McClendon
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Sports
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This anthology (box set) includes five stand-alone contemporary sports romance novellas…stories about hot professional athletes and the women who love them.
How you play is just the beginning…
Ready to Rumble – Demitria Stavos has secretly been in love with her father's star performer, Nikolai "Granite" Petrov for years. When they're thrown together on a promotional tour, each may have finally met their match. Read the brand new epilogue! wrestling romance
Breaking the Ice – Diesel LeBlanc notices MacKenzie Rhodes and decides he has to have her. He finally gets what he wants...on her terms...and heads off to live the fabulous life of a professional hockey player. Years later, a chance meeting when he’s traded to the Boston Bruins brings them together again. This time, he doesn’t plan to let her get away. hockey romance
Time to Make the Doughnuts – Josie doesn't trust men anymore. Especially professional athletes. When Max Grant - star receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers - enters her bakery, she draws her weapon and prays he doesn't make her use it. Max is as patient in love as he is on the gridiron. football romance
Win, Lose, or Raine – After a single night of passion, Raine Storm runs away without ever knowing her lover’s name. The day Rangers catcher, Jake Forrest arrives to do physical therapy at her clinic, she understands why no other man has measured up since. He’s ready to show her why he’s considered the best catcher in the league.baseball romance
The Three Pointer – Harley Jamison has known her older brothers’ friends all her life. Beckham Pierce broke her young heart while Dex Rutledge covered for him. She cuts them off without looking back. Years later, she’s forced to confront them again. Now star players for the Phoenix Suns, the men realize they may have changed but Harley hasn’t. It’s going to take an aggressive game to get her back. basketball romance
Another hot emotional read by Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon!
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NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.
First up we have Nikolai Sasha Petrov from Ready to rumble. He wrestles under the name "Granite" and according to Shayne, there is a *very* good reason for that. Nikolai "Nikki" emigrated from Russia at 17 and was soon recruited by Stavos' owner, Mikhail Stavos...Demitria's father...as a professional wrestler. Gentle, a man of few words, Nikolai is slow to anger...but if he gets there, he's a force of nature.
I LOVE NIKOLAI, he is such an absolutely dear. He definitely made it up there as one of my top book boyfriends! I love how he's one of those silent protectors, and how protective he is over Demi who is strong and independent. He's an absolute teddy bear and a force to be reckon with.
Next we have Breaking the ice. It's amazing how much Kenzie is ready to give up those around her, she has a huge heart but I think she should really think more of herself. She is selfless and giving, but not a doormat though. I'm glad that Diesel is ready to pamper and spoil her instead of being a total jerk.
Coming up is Time to Make Doughnuts. It cracked me up how Max snuck into a bakery just because he couldn't resist the smell and temptation of doughnuts! Too cute. Max's personality is really grounded considering the lifestyle he has - he gets up to the usual foolishness, but never forgets where he came from and who has his back. He's charming, funny, and easygoing...unless you mess with someone he cares about.
Then we have Win, Lose or Raine. I love how Raine and Jake meets up after 5 years and gets the chance to grow their relationship. They have some serious chemistry and hot sex. It doesn't help that Jake is unbelievably charming as well.
Last we have the Three Pointer! I totally did not expect the Menage, but it was gladly welcomed. Beck is still a total jerk in my eyes for what he has put Harley through, but Dex is a dear. Lexie, Harley's daughter, is so adorable and sassy for such a young kid, i just love her! <3
ALL IN ALL, THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE AND YOU ALL SHOULD READ IT. I WILL SHOVE THE BOOK IN YOUR FACE AND MAKE YOU READ IT IF I COULD!