Blog Tour: Team Player Anthology by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart & Rochelle Paige

Posted December 22, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 1 Comment

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I’m excited to be participating in the blog tour for Team Player. I love sports romance and this anthology has SO MANY amazing authors. Don’t miss it!

Blog Tour: Team Player Anthology by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart & Rochelle PaigeTeam Player Anthology by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart, Rochelle Paige
Genres: New Adult, Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 14, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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.

In Review My Thoughts

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.

Closing thoughts:

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!

Team Player Anthology Available Now

About LJ Shen

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.

About Kennedy Ryan

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.

About Adriana Locke

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.

About Mandi Beck

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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About Charleigh Rose

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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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.

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!

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