Wednesday, September 15, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Back Check (Boston Rebels #2) by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

 Back Check(Boston Rebels, 2)

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Single Dad, Joint Care of a Baby, Hockey, 
Surprise Baby, Custody
Released: 31 August 2021
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boston Rebels
Length55,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Available - Wide Release
ISBN - 9781785642456

Series Overview

The Boston Rebels were established in the roaring twenties as one of the Original Six teams in the fledgling new professional hockey league. Success came to them somewhat quickly as they won the championship in nineteen thirty-two by beating New York to become the first American team to bring home the cup. 

From the first out NHL captain, to the bright young star making his mark, the defenseman fighting addiction and finding out he’s a dad, to the goalie being stalked by a killer, meet a brand new team of hockey players from the authors of bestselling MM Hockey Romance’, RJ Scott & VL Locey.

Back Check (Boston Rebels 2)

Meeting Joachim could save his daughter’s life, but it may well cost Isaac his heart.

It’s been one hell of a year for Joachim Löfgren. After a long summer in rehab, he’s been moved to a new town, one far away from the warm Florida sun he so adores, to bolster a struggling Boston defense since the departure of their beloved team captain. He hasn’t even unpacked his skates properly when fate lands another blow, and he’s told that he is dad to a gravely ill child he never knew existed. It’s an easy decision for the burly defenseman to help and he opens up his new home to his child and her guardian Isaac. He’s instantly enchanted with the preschooler as well as her uncle and decides that his life will only be complete if his daughter is part of it. Filing for custody is the only option he feels he has, but this throws his budding relationship with Isaac into utter chaos. The two men soon find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom as they both fight for the life they feel is best for Sophia.

Despite grieving for the loss of his sister, Isaac doesn’t hesitate to take on the responsibility for his newborn niece Sophia, creating a brand new family of two built on love and laughter. He has a steady income painting pet portraits during the day, but it’s the subversive and satirical cartoons he draws at night that silence his thoughts in the dark. They don’t have much as a family, but he is Sophia’s dad now, and nothing and no one will ever come between them. When a routine pediatric checkup shows that Sophia is ill, it forces Isaac to confront every one of his fears. Finding a matching donor is her only hope, and Isaac begins the journey to find Sophia’s mysterious father. There are no names or dates in his sister’s battered journal, and all Isaac knows is that he’s looking for a hockey player who was nothing more than a one-night stand. Little does he know that finding Joachim could destroy everything.


My Rating - 5 Stars!

Back Check is the second book in the Boston Rebels series. This RJ Scott and VL Locey series is an amazing addition to their other hockey books. 

I love hockey romances and this one is my favorite trope, brother's best friend. Oh my god! Love it! And with this writing duo, you just can't go wrong. 

Bring it on!

I love Xander and Mason together. I enjoy that they've known each other a long time and the chemistry between them is sizzling. 

I always love the brother's best friend trope and this one is well done. There's plenty to keep you reading. 

One fun part of this storyline is that Mason always thought Xander was straight. He crushed on him for years, but now finds out he's bisexual.

In addition to the brother's best friend conflict, there's a whole lot of focus on being out in hockey. Xander's life was very public which made me so sad for him. 

This story is fun from the start but really gets fun when they take a trip to Aruba with the team. So much fun!

I continue to enjoy all the teammates who make appearances in this writing duo's books. It's so much fun and adds a lot to the storyline when we get to hang out with so many teammates. The bonus with this book is it's a new series with a whole new group of guys. Yay!

Back Check is delightful romance and I can't wait to see what comes next in this series. As usual, RJ Scott and VL Locey left me happy with the romance and kept me laughing a lot. I love this writing duo and can't get enough of them. 


Boston Rebels - RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

0.5 - Lost In Boston - Free Prequel

  1. Top Shelf (Boston Rebels 1)
  2. Back Check (Boston Rebels 2)
  3. Snowed (Boston Rebels 3) - 3 December 2021
  4. Royal Lines (Boston Rebels 4) - Coming 2022
  5. Bar Down (Boston Rebels 5) - Coming 2022
  6. Snipe (Boston Rebels 6) - Coming 2022


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“Hey, guys, did you see this story coming out of Fort Lauderdale?”

Everyone looked at me.

“I didn’t do it,” I quickly said as I lifted my hands up innocently. “I was here in Boston.”

“No, it’s nothing bad like you’re used to,” Austin blurted out. Xander swatted him upside the head. The boy’s eyes bugged out, and his soft cheeks turned scarlet. “Oh! No, I didn’t mean you did bad stuff! Being drunk isn’t bad. Well, it kind of is bad when you run off the road and hit a mailbox. It’s not bad in a bad way. It’s, uhm… well, it’s just an addiction right, and you’re not drinking anymore so it’s all okay. No, well, okay in that you’ve stopped drinking and are now—”

“It’s okay, Rowe, I know what you meant, and it’s fine. I did some pretty fucked up things when I was under the influence of alcohol.”

Austin wilted a bit. “Okay, thanks. I didn’t mean to imply that addictions are bad. I mean they are! No, not bad like bad but—”

“It’s okay, kid. Just move onto the news story.” I chuckled. Moral lobbed a chunk of apple at Austin. He ducked it and the glob smacked Kyle in the cheek.

“Right, yeah, so there’s this guy down in Florida who’s looking for a bone marrow donor for his daughter. He showed up at a preseason hockey game to search for some mysterious fan called ‘Hockey Guy’ which the dead mother named as the possible father.”

“Shit, so the guy is raising his daughter alone?” Moral asked, the sad news slowing his inhalation of muffins for a moment.

“Wait…” He placed his muffin on its plate. “If he’s the father then why is he looking for the father?”

“He’s the baby’s uncle but has been raising her as her father. It’s all super sad and everyone in the league is signing up to see if they’re a match for the little girl with leukemia. Look at her.” He showed us all an image of an adorable little girl of perhaps three and her daddy/uncle who was also cute as hell. “We should sign up.”


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RJ Scott, author of M/M romance.

Writing love stories with a happy ever after – cowboys, heroes, family, hockey, single dads, bodyguards
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. 
(Not necessarily in that order.) 

She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers. 

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

RELEASE BLITZ, EXCERPT & REVIEW - MF - Sidetracked (Busy Bean #7) by RL Kenderson


Release Date: September 13, 2021

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Cover Design: Elle Maxwell Designs

Ms. Sunshine meets Mr. Grumpy! From USA Today bestselling author R.L. Kenderson.

“Sometimes, not knowing where you’re going will lead you to where you need to be.”


My workplace eliminated my position the same month my relationship ended. With nothing keeping me in Richmond, Virginia, I get in my car and head northeast, unsure of where I’ll end up.

Until I walk into The Busy Bean Café.

With the Help Wanted sign and the quote on the wall meant for me, I know I’ve found my new home.


I gave up my executive job in Boston to come home to help run my family’s hardware store and to open my own handcrafted furniture business. I have specific plans for my life.

Those plans don’t include the coffee shop’s new flighty barista even if she is cute as hell.

But when I become Charli’s landlord, I find it harder than ever to stay away from her. And soon, I don’t want to.

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Sidetracked is RL Kenderson's contribution to the multi author Busy Bean series. Each book is a standalone, so jump in at any time. 

When Charli shows up in Vermont, she gets a job at the Busy Bean and rents a place from Gabe. 

What follows is a sweet and cute romance. 

I love Gabe, who's Mr Grumpy puss. He's a sexy furniture maker who comes to life with Charli around. It's amazing the way Charli puts up with him. 

Both characters are at a crossroads in life. Gabe has a dream that he isn't able to live. And Charli has uprooted her whole life. 

This is a romance with lots of bickering and banter. 
There are some family moments, and plenty of small town fun. 

Sidetracked is a great addition to this small town world. This RL Kenderson tale is sweet and compelling.

To make matters worse, I didn’t see Charli anywhere.

Fuck. Had she already found a guy to take her home?

I looked at the only empty chair at the table and took it as my own.

“Hey, that’s—” Kyle said but shut up when I shot him a look.

I didn’t know Griffin Shipley’s cousins well, so I always forgot who was who, and I didn’t really care either.

I briefly looked up at Lauren sitting on Max’s lap and Audrey sitting on Griff’s and wondered why neither of them had taken this chair.

Before I could ask, someone spoke up before me, “Did you guys figure it out?”

I looked over to see Charli walking up to the table.

“Oh,” she said when she saw me. She smiled, and my gaze went straight to her fuck-me red lips. “You took my chair.”

She bit on the plump lower lip as she looked around, and I had to turn away as my jeans got tight.

“Darn. There are still no free chairs,” she said.

I was about to stand up and give her the seat back when one of the Shipley cousins said, “You can sit on my lap, Charli.” He held his arms out. “The offer still stands.”

Before she could say anything, I slid my arm around her waist and yanked her down.

She yelped in surprise.

I looked at the cousin. “Too late. She’s already found a place to sit.”

She looked over her shoulder at me and, in the process, grazed her ass over my swollen dick.

I groaned quietly.

“Are you okay with this?”

“I set you here, didn’t I?”

“Yes, but you don’t seem very happy to have me sitting here.”

No, I liked it way too much. Tonight, instead of fantasizing about her masturbating, I was going to picture her riding me on this chair.

“I’m fine,” I bit out.

She looked like she wanted to say more, but one of the Shipleys spoke up, “Hey, Charli. We each came up with an answer for you.”

She turned to face the cousins. “You did? Whatcha got?”

“I’ll go first,” the cousin who had offered Charli his lap said. “Are you ready?”

“I am,” she said, and I felt her body relax more into mine.

“Okay. Samuel L. Jackson was in Kill Bill: Vol. 2, which was directed by Quentin Tarantino. Then, Quentin Tarantino was in Reservoir Dogs with Chris Penn. And Chris Penn was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon. That’s three degrees.”

“Great job. What about you?” Charli asked the other cousin.

“Samuel L. Jackson was in Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. was in Tropic Thunder with Tom Cruise. And Tom Cruise was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. I got the same amount.” He sounded disappointed.

“What are you guys doing?” I asked.

Charli looked over her shoulder at me again.

Fuck. I wish she’d stop moving.

“We’re playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Do you know it?”

“Unfortunately, yes.”

Her face brightened. “You do?”

She’d completely missed the unfortunate part of my answer.

“We’re connecting Samuel L. Jackson to Kevin Bacon. So far, Kyle and Kieran got three degrees.”

I snorted. “I could do it in two.”

“No way,” one of the cousins said. “Not that fast. We had to think about it while Charli was in the restroom.”

I rolled my eyes. “Kevin Bacon was in Animal House with Donald Sutherland, who was in A Time to Kill with Samuel L. Jackson. Two degrees.”

“Damn,” the other cousin said.

Charli smiled at me over her shoulder. “Good job, Gabe.”


“Do another one,” the cousin demanded. “I want to see if you can do it that fast again.”

I was going to say no, but when I saw Charli’s face, I gave in. “Fine.”

“Charli, does everyone have to be connected to Kevin Bacon?”

“I don’t know the official rules, but my friends and I would sometimes pick two actors and connect them.”

“You pick someone, and I’ll pick someone,” one cousin said to the other.

“I’ll pick one,” Griff interrupted.

“Okay,” his cousin said.

“You say yours first,” Griff said.

“Alyssa Milano. She’s hot. Who’s your person?”

“Dermot Mulroney.”

I smiled. “That’s easy. They were both in Where the Day Takes You.”

“What?” a cousin said. “You made that movie up.”

“No, I didn’t. It’s not well known, but it’s a great movie. You should watch it sometime.”

Kyle or Kieran grabbed his phone. A few seconds later, he said, “Holy shit, Gabe’s right.”

“I know I am.”

Charli smiled at me again, but this time, she looked me up and down, as if she was appreciating what she was seeing. “That was pretty impressive, Gabe,” she said in a low voice so only I could hear.

I wanted to pull her to me and kiss the hell out of her.

A waitress walked up to our table and asked, “Can I get anyone anything?”

I tore my eyes from Charli.

“God, yes,” I said to the server. “A beer.” And a bag of ice for my crotch.

RELEASE BLITZ, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Back Check (Boston Rebels #2) by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey

  Back Check(Boston Rebels, 2) GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance Genre: Hockey Romance Trope: Single Dad, Joint Care of a Baby, Hockey,  Surprise Ba...