Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Release Tour ~ Falling For the Player by Jessica Lee (Reviews + Giveaway)

Release Tour ~ Falling For the Player by Jessica Lee (Reviews, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Falling For the Player
by Jessica Lee
Genre: New Adult - M/M Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: January 16, 2017

Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can't stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law student and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all…

Max Segreti has spent his entire life doing what his father wants. But when he runs into the hotter-than-hell player he’s never been able to forget, he’s not thinking about studying for the bar. A distraction is the last thing he needs, but after an encounter leaves him wanting more, Max embraces the chaos that Patrick brings…even as he knows it can’t last. They're too different to ever have a future together.

     Jumping up, Patrick yanked his soaked shirt over his head.
     Damn, that shit is hot!
     “Oh, fuck!” Max grabbed the wet shirt and tried to soak up the remaining coffee dripping off Patrick’s skin. “God, this is my fault. I should have been more careful.” Then Max jerked his own T-shirt off and blotted Patrick’s chest with it, his expression twisted with concern. “Are you okay?”
     He was fine. Not that Max would stand still and listen long enough to find out. Fuck, the guy was too adorable. Patrick was lucky the coffee had been Max’s heavily creamed version and so not hot enough to do any damage.
     Patrick braced his hands on the other guy’s shoulders, trying to hold him in place, but it wasn’t working. “Max,” he called out to him.
     “Do we need to get you to the ER?”
     “I’m fine.”
     “Shit, Patrick, I—”
     Seizing one of Max’s wrists, Patrick hauled him against his chest, bringing a halt to whatever else he’d been about to say. Max looked up, his eyes wide, stunned.
     “I’m okay,” Patrick whispered. He couldn’t stop drinking in the other man’s features. Strands of Max’s dark hair had fallen forward onto his forehead. The guy had the most expressive dark blue eyes, with small flecks of amber around the pupil he hadn’t noticed until now. Patrick followed the bridge of the man’s perfectly straight nose lower to where it ended above the carved V of his mouth. Outside of his looks, Max was everything Patrick never went for, smart and obviously rich, judging by the expensive car and his big-ass condo. Back home, the only way he and Max’s type would have mixed would have been when he worked on their cars. Funny how his popularity as a football star placed him, for once, on the other side of the tracks. Someone who would soon be rolling in the big bucks. The pink tip of Max’s tongue appeared, momentarily short-circuiting Patrick’s train of thought as Max licked his full lower lip.
     Patrick wasn’t sure who moved first, but the next thing he knew, he had his fist clenched in Max’s short, thick hair and his lips sealed against Max’s. A hard shudder of pleasure raced over him, and Patrick’s cock bucked against the confines of his zipper. Max groaned, his mouth roaming every inch of Patrick’s mouth, as if he couldn’t get enough. But Patrick matched his every move, unsure who needed the contact, the pleasure, more.

5 Stars

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ****

Maximo "Max" Segreti has spent his school years with his nose in a book. He's determined to concentrate solely on finishing college and getting into a good law school, so he can join his father's law firm. Tagging along with a friend to a bar one night, he meets the school's star running back, Patrick Guinness. The two get to talking and hit it off. They share a night of passion, but Patrick leaves the next morning. He's worked hard to be the best running back and to keep his bisexuality hidden, so he can get drafted by the NFL, but he can't resist the blue-eyed nerd, even if it's just for one night.

Over the next three years each man successfully accomplishes their goals, but when they meet up after they both return to their hometown, the attraction is still there, but can they pick up where they left off?

I absolutely loved this book. From the moment I picked it up, I didn't want to put it down. I absolutely adored Max. He was so sweet and caring. Patrick, I wasn't always sure about. He had a huge chip on his shoulder when it came to the financial differences between him and Max. If I had one problem with this story, it's that it was never really explained why he had such a problem with the difference in their economic status.

The book is a well-written, quick and easy read and it had a wonderful balance of romance, angst and hotness. I wanted a HEA, but I wasn't ready for the story to be over. There are some couples you can read about for an indefinite period of time and Max and Patrick fit in that category. They had an amazing chemistry and when they got into the bedroom the sex sizzled. I thought my iPad was going to start smoking!! This book is jam-packed with lust, sweetness, angst, happiness, smoking hot sex and love!! I REALLY hope to see Liam's story in the near future. This was my first book by this author, but I look forward to discovering more from her in the future!! Highly recommended!!

Max Segretti is a self-proclaimed nerd, intent on finishing college at the top 1% of his class to get into the Law school of his choice. He has little time to do more than study if he wants to keep with his plan. Patrick Guinness has a plan, too. He's on his way to being drafted by the NFL and he needs to keep his head straight to achieve his goals. Neither of them has time for romance, but after meeting at a bar one night, they share a passionate night and part ways. Fast forward three years and Max is back from Law School, ready to pass his bar exams and work with his father, and discovers that Patrick's dreams got truncated when his knee gave out and now works at his dad's mechanic shop. Neither of them has been able to forget the other, but can they get past the difference in their social status to find some common ground?

I loved Max. He was very determined and showed more strength of character than I thought he had at first, at least with his father. While I liked Patrick, he was so stubborn and prideful regarding their economic and social differences that I just wanted to slap him silly for most of the book and once he realized the error of his ways, I almost didn't care any longer. However, I have to admit that they had an amazing chemistry and it was great seeing the progression of their relationship, which felt very natural. Never mind that Jessica Lee can definitely write some of the hottest sex scenes I've read!

All in all, this was a great read! Very well-written and fast-paced, with likable characters and an engaging storyline. I barely felt the time pass, because I was so engrossed in the book. This is my first book by this author, but it certainly won't be the last. Very recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ****

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Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published with Entangled Publishing and Resplendence Publishing. Plus she has several self published titles available.

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  1. Thank you for featuring and reviewing Falling for the Player!

  2. Thank for participating in my release tour and for the amazing reviews!

  3. Thank you for the post. The book looks really good =)