BLOG TOUR REVIEW: THE SEASON: Rush by Nicole Edwards

NOW AVAILABLE: THE SEASON: Rush

“…it’s a perfect mix of sport and sexiness the chemistry between the two main characters is off the chain it’s like the first half of the book is foreplay then BOOM seriously is there nothing this woman can’t do and do well.” ~Lisa W.

“…it was everything I ever wanted in a sports romance and it was hot. …I have a new goalie that I’m in love with” ~Jackie W.

“I devoured this book yesterday…… RUSH by Nicole Edwards is a MUST read !!!!! You are going to LOVE Kingston and Ellie !!!!!!” ~H.P. Davenport

“Well, Nicole you did it again. Loved Rush and Ellie that women is amazing. I cannot wait for more.” ~Kathy A.

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“…And watching as we lost six of the seven preseason games gave me a bit of heartburn, as well, but I’m holding out hope for this year.

We’re skating well, have solid puck handling, the team looks strong. Much stronger than last year, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

Admittedly, I couldn’t let go of some of my key players, no matter how much of a disgrace they’ve been to the team. But I’ve got my eye on one of them in particular right now. Kingston Rush, a.k.a. Mount Rushmore.

Here’s a guy who was the league’s top goalie two years ago, with three Vezina Trophies under his belt.

Quite frankly, he’s a beast and a huge asset to this team—when he’s on his game, that is—so I’m hoping a little extra attention might go a long way.

I have an idea of what got his jock strap in a twist; I simply need to dig deeper to get to the root of it. Something, or rather someone, turned him from the easygoing, mysterious badass to an instigator who started picking fights with everyone.”

– Phoenix Pierce, Owner – Austin Arrows

Learn more about Phoenix, the owner of Rush’s Austin Arrows in Nicole’s standalone novel A Million Tiny Pieces! 

RUSH

The SEASON

Coming August 16, 2016

Kingston Rush

Becoming a goaltender in the NHL is the only thing I ever wanted for myself.

Goal accomplished.

Two years ago, I was the best goalie in the league, for the third time. With our Stanley Cup win, the Austin Arrows were on top of the world. Nothing could possibly bring us down.

Wrong.

Turns out, even when you’re at the top, you can find yourself back at rock bottom.

But it gets worse.

Not only did the team fall from grace, then I did too. I was accused of something I didn’t do. And now I’m being forced to repair my tarnished reputation.

Only I don’t know how to do that.

When the suggestion is made for me to pull off this ruse for the media, I know what I’m getting into. I also know there’s only one right answer.

But it’s complicated, and I’m not the only one who could get hurt.

There’s only one major problem.

I can’t say no.

m/f contemporary hockey

Review

“Don’t assume the score until the final buzzer sounds.”

Now, here’s a sports analogy that has real world applications, and Kingston Rush and Ellie Kaufman would do well to heed this advice because the journey that they take in Nicole Edwards’ latest release, The Season: Rush, is emotional, frustrating, and extremely complicated for a relationship that’s supposed to be pretend.

Kingston Rush is definitely a mountain of a man, and as goalie for the Austin Arrows, he commands that body with precision and finesse, and those moves also make him quite the dirty-talking alpha in bed. He’s lusted after his best friend’s sister, Ellie, for sixteen years, so when he sees an opportunity to have something real with the girl who’s always been off-limits, he takes it, but he seems to get more than he’s bargained for when that arrangement turns his emotions upside down, forcing him to lose his focus, his patience, and his quick reaction time when things matter most.

There’s nothing more important to Ellie Kaufman than her family, especially her daughter, Bianca, and her brother, Spencer. Bianca is her number one priority so she puts herself last in everything she does, which means when her brother asks for a favor and it’s one that puts her in a rather precarious position with a man she’s had a crush on for many years, she can’t help but give in regardless of what it does to her body and her heart.

What I found most interesting about Rush is the fact that Edwards is telling two stories in one and each one has an impact on the other in both positive and negative ways. Personally and professionally, there’s a lot at stake for both Kingston and Ellie, and, at times, the risks seem far greater than the reward, but that’s only because they’re more invested than they’re willing to admit to themselves and each other.

Operation Scale Mount Rushmore is definitely a mission I can get behind, and let me tell you, Ellie takes on that challenge with every part of herself, even though she tries to keep her distance and her feelings hidden from Kingston. I do have to say that Kingston and Ellie frustrated me several times towards the end of the story because they refused to communicate with one another and those things left unsaid ended up changing the dynamics of their relationship.

I’m a huge fan of Nicole Edwards’ stories. She’s a fantastic storyteller because she provides her readers with a complete view of the main characters and the plot line, allowing us to get inside her hero and heroine’s heads and work through their issues with them while also understanding why they act and say the things they do.

I’m a sucker for a sexy sports romance, and that is exactly what Edwards gives readers in Rush, and with the small hints along the way about a certain captain of the Austin Arrows, I’m sure readers are in for a fantastic second book.

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Poison Apples

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers – even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Nicole would love to hear from you!

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