Wednesday, March 29, 2017

REVIEW - Block & Tackle - Elise Faber/Stephanie Fournet/Kristin Vayden

TITLE - Block & Tackle

AUTHOR - Elise Faber, Stephanie Fournet & Kristin Vayden


Offsides by Elise Faber

Job title: 
Executive Assistant for CEO of Prestige Media Group

Job description:
(1) Deal with a massive amount of emails.
(2) Schedule conference calls and meetings with top athletes and other hugely important people.
(3) Pick up dry cleaning and food, consult on tie selection, make dinner reservations, and book flights . . . basically act as a wife-on-steroids.
(4) THE IMPORTANT ONE: Do not, under any circumstances, fall in love with Devon Scott—demanding boss, former NHL player, and all-around gorgeous specimen of the male persuasion.

Job performance:
Absolutely failing at number four.

Off Guard by Stephanie Fournet

Life couldn’t be better for Charlie Woodruff.

After a year of holding out, she’s finally landed the job she’s always wanted in the city of her dreams. An apartment she can afford and new friends at work make the transition easy.
When she meets a gorgeous stranger who makes her laugh and steals her breath, it seems like the icing on the cake...

Until Charlie discovers he’s a client.

Hutch Barlow — newly drafted wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders — looks like an avenging angel, hangs on her every word, and is completely off-limits. The trouble is he also refuses to take “no” for an answer.

And if she’s being honest, Charlie doesn’t want him to.

But seeing him means she could lose everything — including her heart.

Off Limits by Kristin Vayden

Everything about Ava screams off limits.
To want her is to invite disaster.
To pursue her is to risk my job.
To kiss her might cost me my best friend.
But all those risks seem small in light of the first problem.
She hates me.

To her I’m a sell out, choosing to advance my career rather than protect my biggest client.
Her brother.
And my best friend.
She hasn’t spoken to me in over a year, but that ends now.
Because I’m done with holding back.
To hell with the consequences.
Wish me luck . . .


“Three books in one, 4 stars”

In Block and Tackle you get three short stories in one book. Three stories wrote by three completely different women, yet the stories are all tied together by having a sports player in each. 

The only thing I didn’t like is the fact I wanted more. They are killer short stories that I could easily see playing out as a full length novel. With that said I would still recommend Block & Tackle to someone looking for a light and easy read.

The first story is Offsides by Elise Faber. Here we get a retired Hockey player who realizes he’s in love with his temporary assistant. Once they finally cave into their desires life is good. Unless you take into account a psycho ex boyfriend who is stalking you and a crazy over protective full time assistant. Devon and Becca are walking a fine line, will they make it to the end?

Second story is Off Guard by Stephanie Fournet. Here we get a newly drafted football player and a fresh on the job PR girl. Sounds simple enough until you find out Hutch is signed through the agency Charlie works for and they have a strict no dating clients policy. It's a battle of wills and who will leave Prestige Media Group, but in the end do either have to give something up? Also with this story I feel like I should warn you it vaguely touches on eating disorders and not taking proper care of yourself. It wasn’t anything major but I know some readers are very sensitive on that subject.

Lastly, we have Off Limits by Kristin Vayden. This one definitely moved the fastest out of all three books. Markus has been in love with his best friend's twin sister Ava for years. They once got along but Bryce got hurt it ruined any chance of Markus finally getting Ava..or did it? Can a brothers blessing and some hard core persistence get Markus the only woman hes ever wanted? You'll have to read the book to find out.

Star Ratings:
Plot- 4/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing styles- 5/5
Overall- 4/5

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