Hoops Holiday – Kennedy Ryan – Blog Tour + Review

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HOOPS Holiday, a Christmas bundle featuring all-new, never-before-published content by Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

 

 

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Przed samymi Świętami Kennedy Ryan napełnia nasze serca nadzieją, oczekiwaniem i radością. W Hoops Holiday dostajemy nowelkę Full Court Press, która jest romansem „drugiej szansy”, a jej główni bohaterowie roztapiają nasze serca.

 

Avery i Deck… *sigh* Pierwszy raz spotkali się, gdy Deck był jeszcze aktywnym koszykarzem, a Avery była reporterką sportową. Spotkanie to delikatnie mówiąc nie poszło najlepiej, jednakże od razu dało się wyczuć chemię, która połączyła tę dwójkę. Poza tym ich rozwijające się kariery i nieodpowiedni czas sprawiły, że obupólne zainteresowanie nie mogło się dalej rozwinąć. Po 10ciu latach i wielu przeżyciach później znów się spotykają i tym razem mają ze sobą współpracować. Jak się okazuje, elektryzujące przyciąganie zostało na te 10 lat zamrożone i teraz wybucha z jeszcze większą siłą. Ale oboje ciągną za sobą niemały bagaż… Potrzeba będzie wiele cierpliwości i zrozumienia, by doczekać szczęśliwego zakończenia. Bo czułości i pożądania w tej historii nie brakuje!

 

Ubielbiam pióro Kennedy Ryan. Mimo złożoności bohaterów i rozbudowanych historii, jej książki czyta się z lekkością i przyjemnością. Tak jest i tym razem. Zostaliśmy obdarowani cudowną historią miłosną, która daje nam nadzieję, że jesteśmy w stanie pokonać nawet najcięższe sytuacje i znaleźć swoje „i żyli długo i szczęśliwie”. Ta krótka historia pokazuje nam także, że cierpliwość popłaca. I co najważniejsze- mimo, że w niektórych momentach łezka kręci się w oku to przeczytanie tej książki napełnia serce radością.

 

Jeśli jeszcze nie sięgnęłaś po Hoops Holiday – zrób to teraz! Mimo, że jest to część serii Hoops, to śmiało można przeczytać tę historię jako pojedynczą.

 

 

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Right before Christmas Kennedy Ryan fills our hearts with hope, expectation and joy. In Hoops Holiday we get the short story Full Court Press, which is the second-chance romance and its main characters are melting our hearts.

 

Avery and Deck … * sigh * The first time they met Deck was still an active basketball player and Avery was a sports reporter. The meeting, to put it mildly, didn’t go well but you could immediately feel the chemistry that connected these two. In addition, their developing careers and inadequate time meant that mutual interest couldn’t develop further. After 10 years and many experiences later they meet again and this time they’re working with each other. As it turns out, the electrifying attraction has been frozen for 10 years and now it explodes with even greater force. But they both carry a lot of baggage behind them … It will take a lot of patience and understanding to wait for a happy ending. Because there is no shortage of tenderness and lust in this story! 😉

 

I love Kennedy Ryan’s writing. Despite the complexity of heroes and extensive stories, her books are read with lightness and pleasure. This is how it was also this time. We’ve been given a wonderful love story that gives us hope that we are able to overcome even the most difficult situations and find our „and they live happily ever after.” This short story also shows us that patience pays off. And most importantly – although in some moments the tear turns in the eye, reading this book fills the heart with joy.

 

If you have not yet reached for Hoops Holiday – do it now! Although this is part of the Hoops series, you can easily read this story as a standalone.

 

 

 

*ARC received for an honest review.

Thank you so much Kennedy Ryan and Social Butterfly PR!

 

 

 

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MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.

They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck’s first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they’ve climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn’t changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . .

except them.

But that was then.

The only question is…what about now?

 

 

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Grab your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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** Hoops Holiday consists of FULL-COURT PRESS, a HOOPS novella originally published in the TEAM PLAYER Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never before published content & epilogue.

It also includes Christmas-themed bonus material for LONG SHOT (Iris & August) and BLOCK SHOT (Banner & Jared).

*All HOOPS Stories are standalone, and can be enjoyed individually or in order.

 

 

 

Excerpt:

 

Soft and fresh like petals.

I’m a jock. Not a dumb one, but a jock nonetheless. I don’t describe a woman’s lips as soft and fresh or compare a kiss to flowers. Besides the few years I was married to Tara, if it opened its legs and said yes or please, I fucked it. I always rushed it. A man’s got needs, but I got in and I got out. This woman, this kiss, I have to savor. I’d be a fool not to. It’s a first kiss. I understand the difference now between the first time you kiss someone, and a first kiss. This is a discovery of tongues and lips and heat. An introduction of our souls, if that doesn’t sound too pussy-ish. It’s how I feel, though. Like as our lips brush back and forth, as our tongues tangle, as I taste her, mouthful by delicious mouthful, I’m learning her secrets. I’m telling her mine. My hand slides from the door to flatten into the warmth of her back through the silk blouse, bringing her incrementally closer. The air shifts and takes the shape of lust; assumes the form of want. The sound of her moaning, the slight lift and fall of her breasts against my chest, testifies that she feels it, too.

The elevator dings, and our bodies go still even as we keep exchanging breaths and heartbeats through our clothes; even though my mouth is still poised above hers. I have her against the door, and every curve of her body is impressing itself on me, making sure I’ll never forget how right we fit together. I look over my shoulder toward the elevator. The doors open, but no one gets off. That interruption was enough to bring her back to her senses, though. God knows I can’t find mine.

“Um . . . you should go,” she whispers, a muscle rippling along the smooth line of her jaw.

I bend to breathe over her mouth, so she can taste our kisses lingering on my lips. “Or you could invite me in.”

Her scent and the warmth of her body take my senses hostage. I smell her and want to kiss her again so badly it stings my taste buds. Her eyes already regret the last few moments I thought were so perfect. I can’t calm my emotions or my body that quickly.

“You don’t want to come in, Deck.”

“I assure you I do.”

A short laugh, deceptively light, breezes past her lips. She glances down to the floor and shakes her head.

“I’d make the worst one-night stand ever,” she says.

“One-night stand?” I take her chin in hand and lift, forcing her to look at me. “I’ve waited a long time for this path to be clear. No conflict of interest. No other people standing in our way. I don’t know exactly what I want, Avery, but it’s damn sure more than one night.”

 

 

 

Catch up on the other HOOPS novels:

LONG SHOT: https://amzn.to/2xYBvv5

BLOCK SHOT: http://mybook.to/BlockShot

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Coming March 2019!

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About Kennedy

 

A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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