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Top Shelf Romance is bringing you the best modern classics of romance in Collection #9, TAKE THE CHANCE, featuring FOUR bestselling books from authors: Brittainy Cherry, Melanie Harlow, Emma Scott, and Helena Hunting
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Pucked Love by Helena Hunting
As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date.
Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty.
I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I’ve let her set the rules in our relationship.
But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.
We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.
The FINAL standalone novel in The Pucked Series.
Fly Girl’s Review:
So you think of an anthology and you think, novella, alright I can handle that…No, the Top Shelf Romance anthologies are full length novels. Well worth the money you pay. I’m only going to review one of them here, but feel free to read the whole lot and let us know what you think of some of the other stories. We’d love to hear from our passengers.
I chose Pucked Love by Helena Hunting. I’ve been slowly working my way through a few of her titles lately including A Lie for a Lie, A Secret for a Secret and A Favor for a Favor, so I figured I’d continue my tour of her that hockey team with this one. It was an amazing read that I think took about 1.5 evenings to finish reading. It was quick, well paced, and full of nitty-gritty emotions just like I love.
The hilarious chaos Darrin and Charlene find themselves in is wonderful. Darrin is the stoic man trying to figure out how to love someone and show it to them. He’s not the best with words, but definitely with actions. Every time he does something nice for Charlene I just wanted to swoon. Then there would be comedic scene after that because of something she interprets wrong or because of both of their families. I’m not going to ruin the surprise, but their families are on the extremes of some crazy s**t!! Where Helena comes up with this stuff, I’m not sure but it sure makes for great entertainment. I could definitely see this as movie on HBO or Starz. Anyway both families bring much embarrassment and challenges to Darrin and Charlene.
Darrin and Charlene handle these bad, good, crazy, embarrassing, loving relationships in great form. They are both full of emotion…Charlene on the outside, Darrin on the inside but the love they feel for one another brings them together and allows them to work out a good relationship in the end. As always Helena brings us our HEA.
One warning. If you are not into or accepting of the adult porn industry including: toys, movies, stars, and publishing; you will want to skip this one. If you don’t mind those things, have a good laugh and revel in the romance that is about to overtake you and keep you up past bedtime just to find out what comes next. I’m giving this 4.5 of 5 because it is that good. Go–Read–Enjoy!!!
4.5 of 5 Propellers
Here is a quick peek at other stories in the Anthology:
After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
Jack Valentini isn’t my type.
Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.
Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.
But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.
His huge, hard muscles.
Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.
And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.
But he’s wrong.
I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.
Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back…more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet. As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsome—but cranky—neighbor and his adorable little girl…
Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship–a job he desperately needs–awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious—if beautiful—dancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlene’s easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.
When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.
The Gravity of Us by Brittainy Cherry
Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.
I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.
Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.
Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.
Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.
Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.
Connect with Brittainy Cherry
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.
Connect with Emma Scott
Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.
Connect with Melanie Harlow
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are about modern couples falling in old-fashioned love, and even though romance is a fantasy, her heroes and heroines are everyday people with real problems who stumble on their way to happily ever after. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Connect with Helena Hunting
NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.
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