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Friday, February 7, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway ($25 GC) - Strike by Holly S. Roberts

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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?
This New Adult book is intended for mature audiences.

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A Review by Carol

Book – Strike (Completion #2)
Author – Holly S. Roberts
Publication Date – January 22, 2014
Type – Part of Series – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre –Romance, New Adult
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (for Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.


I started this book and was instantly entrapped with the details of the story.  I was laughing so hard at some of the comments from our little firecracker Jaycee, she had me dazed and confused half the time!  This author had the ability to take a majorly depressing life and turn it around to see how strong Jaycee’s family was and the love that poured out of them.

This was an adorable story of romance and “The Knight in Shining Armor” riding in to save our heroine and her poor family.  It was definitely an “adult” fairy-tale brought to life which included some bondage and very heavy sex scenes.

Now…..I did have a problem about 60% into the book where it just seemed over the top and started to fall in the “cheesy” category (not a bad thing for some).  The ending wrapped up too fast and there wasn’t enough angst or drama to bring this “bad” girl to her knees.


Jaycee along with her brother and sister lived in a dilapidated trailer and make the best with what they have.  Jaycee learns about some special baseballs that are worth tons of money and can help her make some money for her family.  Little does Jaycee know that she is going to run into a naked man after climbing in his window, especially since it’s her first time as a felon.

Reed is pissed and takes out his frustrations on Jaycee (best part of the book) but after seeing where she lives and meets her siblings, feelings change quickly for Reed.  The romance blossoms and Reed is ecstatic to have his “ready-made” family.

If you enjoy happy, swooning, sappy stories – then this is a perfect book for you to read.  It will have you going “Ohhh and Ahhh and Awwww” along with some laughs tied in.
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.

Character Casting - Jaycee
Jaycee Shumway

Character Casting
Reed Tyler


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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