Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: "Strike" by Holly S. Roberts




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**This New Adult book is intended for mature audiences.**
 
 
Strike is the second book in the Completion Series. There is no connection to Play (book I) except the sports theme. Strike is a standalone HEA novel.
 
Nineteen-year-old Jaycee Shumway breaks into professional baseball player, Reed Tyler’s home, to steal the second most valuable set of balls he owns. Neither of them expect their striking attraction or battle of wills to lead them to a homerun.
Jaycee has more than herself to worry about. When Reed discovers she has a younger brother and sister, he’s quickly caught up in their world of need and heartbreak.
Baseball season begins and the separation puts Reed and Jaycee’s game on hold. With bases loaded and hearts on the line, will Reed convince Jaycee that she needs him to win or will Jaycee strike out and walk off the field forever?
 
Review: 

Desperation can lead to a lot of things.
Responsibility can wear you down.
Where does it Stop? or Begin?

Jaycee lives in a tin can of a trailer in a bad part of town. She's the guardian of her 6 year old sister and 15 year old brother. She has been since she was 18, but was always the caretaker. Their mother was too busy working or with her male friends, that is until she died of cancer. Saving and scrimping isn't getting them far, so when Jaycee hears of an easy way to make a lot of money she gives it a chance. Burglars aren't made in a day though.

The way the burglary goes down will leave you holding your breath then laughing till you can't breathe. Oh, and panting, cause yeah, it gets a little hot. What happens when washboard abs and a huge porker meet a nice rack and tight buns? Sizzle...attraction flares, emotions go boom, and it's written in the stars.

 Can egos be tamed?
Humility be taught?
Graciousness be shared?

This is a read that you won't forget. Sometimes being poor makes you the richest people on earth and you don't even know it. Sometimes rich only equals lonely. As Jaycee and Reed embark on their relationship they learn a lot about not only each other, but also themselves. Jaycee is a stubborn character. She's gun shy to happiness and though she'll do anything for her brother and sister she guards them tightly, sometimes too tightly. She's always been the adult and when it comes to cutting loose and having fun, well, it's a good thing Reed knows a thing or too about how to get a woman to give up control.

Reed is every woman's dream. Built, kind, rich, and oh so Alpha. So, why would he be interested in a girl who tried to rob him? As the story unfolds we'll find out just how much she makes him tick and why. Jaycee is like Sleeping Beauty waiting for Prince Charming, Reed, to awaken her. What a way to awaken from a slumber! Sometimes the second time is the charm.

I absolutely loved Strike. Of course, I loved Play as well. Holly S. Roberts has hit a homerun with the Completion Series. Hot and steamy meets romance that doesn't fail to impress. I can't wait to see what the next book in the series will bring.

Strike is a 5 star book
in a all-star series.
 
 
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Excerpt
 
His husky laughter rang out, drowning me in the sexy sound. Why couldn’t he snort like a pig or something just as ridiculous when he laughed?
“You’re very concerned about my balls,” he said when his laughter died away.
My smartass mouth took front and center. “If you remember… I’ve seen your balls and it would be unsporting of me not to be concerned.”
Oh, God, his eyes sparkled and I would do anything to take back my words and the thoughts they conjured.
Reed wouldn’t let it pass. “I’ve seen a fair amount of you and that also causes me concern. So much concern that I didn’t sleep well last night.”
Mortification anyone?
“A gentleman wouldn’t bring that up.”
This time, his laugh was plain evil. “A gentleman wouldn’t have cut away your shirt and bra. A gentleman wouldn’t have admired your tits. A gentleman wouldn’t do this…”
I had no time to prepare for what happened next. His warm lips took mine at the same time his hands closed around my upper arms, trapping me. My entire body reacted to the kiss. I grew light-headed, my breasts ached, and my heart almost exploded out of my chest. But it was the taste of his mouth that had me squeezing my thighs together. I never knew anyone could taste this good. There was no description on earth that did it justice. I wanted to eat him whole.
 
Meet the Cast
 
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Jaycee Shumway
Character Casting
Reed Tyler
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Holly S. Roberts is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, and writes under three pen names. A romantic at heart, she fell in love at the age of twelve with a boy she saw across junior high school campus. Four years later, he took notice and she never let go.Her career in law enforcement gives her a reason to want romance, happy endings, and anything that takes her away from real life when she reads and writes. She can shoot a mean game of pool, toss back a straight shot of tequila, and recite the Gettysburg Address.Holly lives high in the mountains in the southwest United States with her husband, Rottweiler and Chihuahua.
 
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