by Amy Andrews
Sydney Smoke Rugby #1
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Brazen, Contemporary Romance
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29ETjxr
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29GgTcb
Synopsis: In this grudge match, the first to score…
When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex. Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart.
…could win it all!
Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all!
Panty Scorching -0
Reviewed by Ladyballs
Hmmm…I had high hopes for this book and while I didn’t love it, I like it…It was just ok for me. The book is about lost love, mistakes and growing up…..
Young and up and coming rugby player Tanner breaks his girlfriend of 3 years, Matildas heart when they are 18. Life goes on and she goes on to be a reporter while his career skyrockets. As fate would have it, they are forced to see each other as she is supposed to do an article on this famous rugby player. All the feelings of hurt and betrayal, are rushing in and she is trying her best to fight her feelings she once had for him.
As you can guess there was a valid reason he broke up with her, only she doesn’t know it. Tanner is trying to make up for the past without actually telling her the truth. For me, this dragged and was quite frankly beat to death. I put my kindle down more then once because my eyes were glazing over.
I would have liked to have seen their relationship expanded on in the book. There was just too much back and forth with no exciting moments, no drama, etc in his quest to get her back.
Nearly at the end it does pick up speed and the conclusion is less then hearts and flowers and fireworks. It was a dud for me. Although the blurb caught my eye and dragged me in, it may have been the best part of this book.
“You know what this poker game needs?”
Tanner Stone looked up from dealing the last card just as Ryder Davis said, “A better dealer?” throwing his hand down in disgust.
“Chicks,” Lincoln Quinn continued as he picked up his hand.
Dexter Blake laughed. “Linc,” he said, “if you had any more chicks, you could start your own egg farm. You need to slow down man or you’re going to wear that thing out.”
Linc grinned. “Better worn out then neglected, Dex.”
The good natured insult rolled off Dex’s shoulders. “It’s called discerning, dickhead. You ought to try it some time.”
Donovan Bane whistled. “Discerning. Look at you go with your big words, Dex.”
“Not all football players are young, dumb and full of cum,” Dex said.
“Just the ones called Linc,” Ryder chimed in and everyone, including Linc, laughed.
“What exactly do you think these chicks you’re always running off at the mouth about would do, Linc?” Bodie Webb asked as silence descended for a moment or two while everyone scrutinised their hands.
“I don’t know,” Linc shrugged. “Look good, smell good. Get our beers. Stroke our egos?”
Dex snorted. “Man, you are young dumb and full of cum.”
“As if your ego needs any more stroking,” Ryder added. “If it took form and shape right now in front of us, it’d be a giant hard on.”
Tanner laughed. He loved poker night. Cold beers, hot pizza, and talking smack. Nothing like relaxing with his fellow team members far away from the field and the scrutiny of coaches, team officials, the public and the bloody media. It was usually just the single guys that made it, but it was team building at its best and, as captain, Tanner took team solidarity seriously.
The Sydney Smoke were tight both on and off the field. It was what made them so damn formidable.
“Poker night’s dudes only,” he said, staring at three aces and two kings. “Now are we going to play or not?”
ABOUT AMY ANDREWS
Amy is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written fifty plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets and been translated into over a dozen languages including manga. She is a USA Today best-seller and has sold in excess of one million books featuring lots of sex and kissing. She likes to make her readers tingle, laugh and sigh.
She loves good books and great booze although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else. At sixteen she met a guy she knew she was going to marry and she did. They’re still married and have two grown kids who never stay away long enough to be missed.
She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.