Tag Archives: Contemporary

After the Fire (One Pass Away Book 3) by Mary J. Williams

After the Fire is a Contemporary Sports Romance with a sexy quarterback, a girl from the past and decisions that changed their lives.

It’s the third book in Mary’s One Pass Away series but all books can be read as a standalone. Recommended for readers over 18 years old.

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My Four Star review:

After the Fire is the first book I’ve read by Mary J Williams and I’m looking forward to reading the other novels in this series.

Gaige Benson stole my heart in the very first chapter.  At the age of 13 he found a football and taught himself how to throw it. Kids from Brooklyn didn’t dream of big and better but things changed for Gaige after he sent a football sailing into a strangers hands.  From that day forward football meant everything to Gaige.  He played in high school, got a full football scholarship to Yale and was the first pick in the NFL draft.  Things were right on track for this talented, smart, good looking young man.

Violet Reed has dreams of her own and the big one is becoming a doctor.  A chance meeting sends the ball sailing in this very well written story.  It’s full of emotion, laughs, friendship, football and of course love.

If you enjoy a nice “second chance love” kind of story, then definitely pick up this book.

 

More About After the Fire:

“In his lifetime, Gaige Benson has dreamed of only two things. Playing football and Violet Reed.
WELCOME TO THE NFL
The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.
Second Chances. First Love.
Gaige Benson is the NFL’s golden boy. He’s done it all. Won every award. Except that elusive Super Bowl ring. This year he is hanging up his cleats and he plans on going out a winner.
Even a golden boy has secrets. Will Gaige’s past be the one thing that derails his future?
Violet Reed almost lost it all. Her sight, her dreams of becoming a doctor, and the only man she ever loved. A miracle saved the first two. Sixteen years later she is getting her second chance at love.
Secrets kept them apart. Will the truth separate them forever?”

Find Mary Here: Facebook, Internet, Goodreads, TwitterAmazon.

One Pass Away:  After the Rain (Book 1), After all these Years (Book 2), After the Fire (Book 3).

I received a copy of this novel directly from NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Devil and The Deep (The Deep Six Book 2) by Julie Ann Walker

Fast-paced, action-packed, romantic suspense with sexy ex-Navy SEALs, strong woman and the search for buried treasure.  The search for the Santa Cristina continues in Devil in the Deep the second book in Julie Ann Walker’s Deep Six series which is a spin-off series from Julie Ann’s popular Black Nights Inc.

Release Date:  July 5, 2016

Recommended for readers 18 years and over.

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My FIVE Star Review: 

Devil in the Deep is the story of Brando “Bran” Pallidino (Ex-Navy SEAL and Madison “Maddy” Powers (daughter to the owner of the largest oil company in the US) but you also get a nice dose of Mason McCarthy (Ex-SEAL) and Alexandra “Alex” Merriweather (an educated historian and historian translator) in this book as well.   Devil and The Deep starts 3 months after the first book Hell or High Water.  Six former SEALs join forces to search for the Santa Cristina and the vast treasure she carries in her big belly deep below the sea.  In book one, the search is full on but in this second book, we take a little 24 hour break for some action and of course falling in love.

Bran and Maddy first met in Hell and High Water when Maddy’s father’s yacht was hijacked. Three months later and several e-mail messages back and forth, neither one of them can get the other out of their heads.  Adventure and danger seem to follow Maddy wherever she goes and brings these four amazing characters on an action packed ride.

Julie’s writing is truly amazing.  It is witty, refreshing and just all over fun to read.  The men are of course sexy and the women have no problem keeping the military alpha men in line.  This book didn’t get us any closer to finding the Santa Cristina but I still enjoyed every minute of it.

Mason and Alex’s characters added some amazing comedy to this story and I am so looking forward to their book and story.

Be sure to pick up and read the first book, Hell or High Water, before you dive into Devil and the Deep.  You don’t want to miss out on any of this adventure.

More about Devil and the Deep:

A COVERT MISSION
Maddy Powers’s life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events – but she can’t forget the daring former SEAL who appropriated her father’s yacht a few months ago … or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

SPARKS A FLAMING DESIRE
Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret behind his lady-killer eyes – one that keeps him from pursuing a serious relationship with Maddy. But when she’s taken hostage during a trip to the Dry Tortugas, the men of Deep Six Salvage drop their treasure hunt for a sunken galleon and embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy.

WITH EARTH-SHATTERING REPERCUSSIONS
As they fight her merciless kidnappers, they discover this isn’t a simple hostage situation, but something far more sinister. Passion boils between Bran and Maddy, but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don’t survive the dawn?

Find Julie Ann Walker here:  InternetFacebookGoodreads

Reading order and Links to Amazon:

Hell or High Water Book 1 – https://amzn.com/B00Q571YD4 

Devil and The Deep Book 2 – https://amzn.com/B01AO207BU

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf