Tag: sportsman

Review: The Rugby series (so far!) by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Posted April 25th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews, Sports Romance Month /
Review: The Rugby series (so far!) by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Today is a bit different! I listened to all three books from the Rugby series last month for Sports Romance month and didn’t get round to reviewing them, but then I saw that there’s going to be a fourth book soon (!!!!!!!), and I wanted to make sure you all had a fair chance to binge the series so far before the release! And as an added bonus, [amazon_textlink asin=’B00RW00WZE’ text=’the first book is currently FREE’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’danrevthi-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’b64c1c0d-47d4-11e8-bd10-79b607373a49′]. Because this is a bit different to my normal reviews, I’m popping all the book info after my reviews. The Faerie Queen’s series review I am a big rugby fan. Well, international rugby. I don’t really watch too much local stuff, but then I don’t have access to live TV. (I’m a millennial and stream everything, m’kay.) I’m a South African, so rugby is sort of in my blood. Plus, my […]

Divider

Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Posted March 27th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews, Sports Romance Month /
Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

The Faerie Queen’s review Mariana Zapata is one of my few auto-buy authors for a reason. She is a goddess. Her books tend to be on the long side, especially for a contemporary, but I am never bored while reading/listening. (To be fair, I’ve only read three of her books so far, but I’ve got all the ones I can get from Audible lined up and ready to go, and I’ve got From Lukov With Love on my Kindle just waiting for me to dive in.) This book is long. 572 pages, or over 16 hours of audio goodness. Prepare yourself, but also realise that I listened to it within 48 hours, it was so good. (I also listen to everything at at least 1.25x speed, if not 1.5x, so that helped.) One thing I’ve noticed about Mariana’s covers is that they don’t stand out as romance. Instead of going with […]

Divider

Review & Excerpt: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

Review & Excerpt: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

The Faerie Queen’s review TW: High school bullying, grief, drug use, stalking Anyone who has stuck around for the last three years of me blogging will know that I developed a love for ice hockey romances. Don’t ask me why. I’ve never watched a game, and about all I know is that people play with sticks, pucks, and fists, and the game is divided into periods, not halves or quarters. That’s it. But books about ice hockey players really get me going, and I’m just going to go with it. I figured this book would be a safe bet. A goalie with a bit of a temper is sent to relax with a yoga instructor. Said goalie also happens to be a virgin (wow, a virgin hero?!), while the yoga instructor is a few years older and a quite a bit more experienced. Neither wants relationships for different reasons. And […]

Divider

Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Posted March 5th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Reviews, Sports Romance Month /
Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

The GingerSnap’s review This book was published in 2003. 2003 might have been a long time ago, but I’m of the opinion that however far back in history we go, toxic masculinity, the derogatory use of the word “pussy” and the phrase “like a girl”, jokes about sexual harassment, blaming men’s inappropriate actions on women’s clothing choices, and the categorisation of women as either “smart” OR “pretty” are never okay. This book had it all going for it: Jane is a journalist (who also writes erotica!!) who gets assigned to cover the local Seattle hockey team, and despite the team’s collective attempts to box her out because, in their opinion, she has no place in their crew, she manages to not only win them over, but she also excels at covering their games. Luc is the hot, aloof team goalie that initially treats Jane with malice, but the more time […]

Divider

Excerpt: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James

Posted February 20th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James

Fun fact. The Faerie Queen happens to love rugby, and a recent release happens to cater to that: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James! Enjoy an excerpt from the book, enter the giveaway, and look forward to a review next month as we explore sports romance! About the book Excerpt Nyree knew it was two kilometers to Achilles Point. She didn’t look at her watch to see how long it was taking. The point was, she made it. She puffed her way up the final incline, which felt more like a mountain, tried to tell herself, Gorgeous sea view, and failed. Maybe it was the black spots that were swimming in her vision. She bent over from the waist to haul in a few precious breaths and focused on not being sick. When she stood up again, she saw him. He’d just run the stairs from the beach. She […]

Divider

Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Posted February 18th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Monthly Challenges, Sports Romance Month /
Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! We hope you’ve been enjoying food romance so far, but quickly take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. This next theme is a personal favourite of the Faerie Queen’s, so she’ll be going all out. The theme in question? Sports romance! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! The Faerie Queen already has a couple rugby books lined up, plus her personal favourite, ice hockey. Mmmmm. If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof […]

Divider

Review & Excerpt: Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

Posted January 25th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

The Faerie Queen’s review This is going to be a short review because the book was a short novella! Trouble With Gold was cute and fun, getting me in the mood for the Winter Olympics (opening in 3 weeks!), but it was not without its faults. Occurring over the space of the games, Nadia accidentally stumbles across snowboarder Ty, handcuffed in only his boxers and boots as part of an initiation. He immediately drawn to her, especially since she is so in control. It was pretty stereotypical in this regard: Ty is American and therefore fun-loving and a little reckless, while Nadia is an uptight Swiss with a desire to achieve and always be on time. Over the next few weeks, Nadia experiences a war between heart and head. Being a novella, it was really short, and I feel like it was unnecessarily so. A novella is no excuse to skimp on character […]

Divider

Excerpt: On the Edge by Dani Collins

Posted January 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours /
Excerpt: On the Edge by Dani Collins

If hate-to-love is your kinda romance, we’ve got an excerpt from a new fiesty romance: On the Edge by Dani Collins! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Dani Collins shares fast facts! The working title for On The Edge was Uphill Battles. Glory is a romance author, like me! Also like me: she’s sarcastic, an introvert, and swears a lot. Glory writes a no-room-at-the-inn Christmas romance called Blessed Winter. You read it as you read On The Edge. My husband calls it ‘a book within a book.’ Murphy, the dog that Rolf’s brother brings to the lodge and leaves with him (against Rolf’s will!) is real. My brother-in-law rescued him two years ago. The name Blue Spruce Lodge is in memory of my grandmother. She loved Blue Spruce trees. (And romance novels, as do I!) Excerpt “I’m saying […]

Divider

Cover Reveal: Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

Posted December 17th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals /
Cover Reveal: Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

Happy Sunday! One week to go until Christmas!!! Anyway, down to business… We’ve got the cover for Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey, revealed today! Scroll down to see the cover and read more about this book, featuring an ice hockey player (the Faerie Queen’s fave…). The cover! About the book Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 410 other subscribers. Email Address

Divider

Review: Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh

Posted October 19th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh

The Faerie Queen’s review After an ok start, this book slowly but surely got worse and worse. The only reason I kept going is because someone said the ending was ok. While the main characters – Jordan and Tanner – were fine, the secondary characters, particularly the women, were a joke. They all seemed to be caricatures: either they were ditzy, or they were ditzy AND cruel. Tanner’s first live-in nurse showed up for a couple of scenes, only to decide to sexually harass him out of nowhere, and this was somehow connected to the ex-girlfriend who dumped him but then kept sending him sexts. It was like all the women had to be nightmares to make Jordan look like the only option. The relationship between Jordan and Tanner also didn’t make sense. They claimed to hate each other, but there wasn’t enough showing of this. If anything, maybe they […]

Divider