In Review: Team Player Anthology by Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Sara Ney

Posted December 17, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Team Player Anthology by Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Sara NeyTeam Player Anthology by Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart, Sara Ney
Genres: New Adult, Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 14, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

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.
Enjoy this naughty Christmas treat!*
*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.

Team Player:
Adriana Locke (Cross)
Charleigh Rose (Yard Sale)
Ella Fox (Out of Formation)
Emma Scott (One Good Man)
Kate Stewart (Sweeping the Series)
Kennedy Ryan (Full Court Press)
L.J. Shen (The End Zone)
Mandi Beck (Sin Bin)
Meghan Quinn (Back in the Game)
Rochelle Paige (Slapped Into Love)
Sara Ney (Switch Hitter)

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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There are multiple stories in the Team Player Anthology, but my rating and review is on three of them — Meghan Quinn’s Back in the Game, Kate Stewart’s Sweeping the Story and Sara Ney’s Switch Hitter. 

Back in the Game by Meghan Quinn: 

Oh my god, Carter and Rachel. I loved these two so darn much. First off, any man who allows his daughter to dress him in a tiara and fairy wings — and then goes out in public — is going to have me falling hard for him right from the start. Add to that him being a tough guy hockey player and *boom* goodbye ovaries. But Rachel is pretty darn amazing herself, too. She was real and sassy and the type of woman I’d be friends with in real life. I adored their story. It was funny and sexy and sweet. I found myself a little sad when it was over because I’d love to have more from them. That’s the only trouble with novellas — they always make me want more, even if the story is technically complete. (I’m such a greedy reader!) Now I can go back to waiting on Meghan’s next full-length novel, Three Blind Dates. I have high hopes maybe I’ll see more of Carter and Rachel in that one…

Sweeping the Story by Kate Stewart: 

I’ve been eyeing Kate’s backlist since I finished Drive a couple months ago. (Or maybe I should say since Drive finished ME because that book ruined me in all the ways.) Because I love sports romance, I’ve been looking extra closely at the Balls in Play series. After reading this novella — and totally falling for Ren and Erica and the rest of the characters — I’m going to need to go read it stat. But I digress. Sweeping the Story was amazing. Of course, y’all know how much I love my second chance romance so this shouldn’t be surprising in any way. On the outside, Ren was as far from a swoony hero as you can get — at the beginning anyhow — but the man had layers. I simultaneously loved Erica and felt so bad for her because she’s the one who caused all her heartache by leaving him years ago. But no matter, at the end of the day I was crushing hard on both of them and enjoying every moment of their story. It was hot and sexy, but not without plenty of feels.

Switch Hitter by Sara Ney: 

Sara Ney is one of my newest author loves and she reminded me why with Switch Hitter. Amelia was wonderful. Dash was so swoony and marvelous I didn’t know what to do with myself. And when he spoke Spanish… *rawr* Their story was lighthearted and just plain fun to read. (Even if I was a little put out with Amelia’s twin, Lucy… but without her there would be no Amelia and Dash, so I’ll deal.) It also had a fair bit of slow burn, with a well-earned payoff. I was delighted to finish this novella and discover it was actually kicking off a new series — Jock Hard. I’ll be sitting over here with grabby hands until it’s available in the spring.

I enjoyed the stories I did read so much — and several of the others are by authors whose work I’ve been interested in reading — I think I might have to go back and read the ones I skipped. Y’all know I love a good sports romance, so this might be the perfect chance for me to discover some other new favorite new-to-me authors this year!

About Kate Stewart

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.

About Meghan Quinn

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!

About Sara Ney

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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