Friday, February 1, 2019

Wicked Player by Stacey Lynn - ARC Review and Blog Tour

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Gage Bryant has the best hands and the quickest feet of any wide receiver in football.
He also has a secret—one he’ll do anything to protect.
He’s a member of The Velvet Club. With airtight non disclosure agreements, playing at Velvet gives him the freedom to assert his dominance and control in a way that not only serves him on the football field, but the way he craves in the bedroom.
What he doesn’t expect is for his most recent partner to be one of the reporters assigned to follow him around in the weeks before he opens a new wing at the local children’s hospital.
When it’s clear Elizabeth Hayes has no idea he’s the man who had her blindfolded and bound beneath him, Gage realizes things just got a lot more interesting.
He can have her body at night, giving her all the pleasure she begs for in a way he needs. And he can keep his heart, as well as his identity, out of their encounters.
After all, the absolute worst thing that could happen would be to have this sexy little reporter reveal how wicked he truly is.

Gabe and Beth know one another, and they don't. They play together at a sex club, and care about their anonymity...both of their careers depend on it. Their meetings are in secret, and she is blindfolded. Imagine both of their surprise when they discover that Gabe is one of the players on the football team she has been assigned to cover.

There is time spent with them not knowing who the other is, and wondering why there is such a strong attraction, and time spent wondering if there was a reason the other seemed so familiar.

In this case, I was not totally engaged with the story, as both of them "don't know who the other is" for too much of the title. I wanted the relationship to start, and I felt like the title spent too much time with them not knowing who the other was, especially as it started with their scenes at the club.

I did, however, enjoy this title overall.

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I memorized his stats. Six-four, two hundred fifty pounds. Born in 1986. And then I stumbled on a photo spread he’d done for Men’s Health and my jaw dropped. Butt freaking naked. A football helmet held in front of him was the only thing covering him. And hot damn. This guy. Chiseled, strong jaw. Straight Roman nose. Piercing eyes. He was freaking gorgeous. My heart rate kicked into fast gear. My fingertips sizzled. I had to spend weeks following this guy around? The very idea sent a pulse of excitement to the tops of my thighs I tried to shake away. I couldn’t get a crush on this guy. He was a source. A story. But good grief to the high heavens, he was the most beautiful if stern looking man I’d ever seen in my life. “Holy shit,” I whispered, forgetting we worked in an open office and even though I was quiet, people could hear me. “What is it, Elizabeth?” That came from Amanda. “Oh dear. You got the Gage story?” She was already at my back, peering over my shoulder. “Man as sexy as that shouldn’t be allowed to walk free,” I said. “I know.” She laughed and bumped my shoulder. “He’s God’s gift to women that’s for sure. And yet from what I’ve heard, he’s never had a girlfriend, at least not one he’s gone public with.” “Really?” I twisted in my chair and faced her. “Never?” She shrugged. “Not in the four years he’s been here. And I’d know. Rough Riders are my team. I follow all of ‘em on Twitter and Instagram. He posts a pic and gets over four thousand comments, mostly from women, but to the best of my knowledge, he’s never been seen in public with a woman except his mom.” Wow. That was…that was crazy. Everything leaked. “Hmm,” I said, tapping my finger to my lips. “So I would imagine the public would want to know if he was involved, right?” She laughed lightly. “Yeah, but watch yourself. This is a hospital piece, not a gossip column. You go digging too far and you’ll blow your chance.”
About the Author:

Stacey Lynn Author PhotoWhen Stacey Lynn isn’t conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or behind closed doors, imagining the next adventures she’ll soon write.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.
Stacey Lynn lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.

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